Monday, March 14, 2016

Spotlight Technique - Magnifying Your Creations

The Spotlight Technique was the perfect choice to color in just a portion of this huge stamp from the Occasions Catalog (aka the Spring Catalog).  Of course, it is beautiful fully colored in too.  I do love just plain black and white though, and this is a step above that.


Here is the Technique Journal page I did on this technique for my club.


Have a crafty week!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter Wonderland Tunnel Christmas Card

Here's an easy wow to spice up your cards.  I've seen these before, but didn't realize just how easy they are.  The tunnel card technique instructions are below on the technique page I made for my stamp club members.

Here's the front.  The whole scene is dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  It didn't show in the photo, so use your imagination...lol.  I used Winter Wonderland Specialty paper and the Wonderland stamp set.


And, here's the technique page with a tiny sample tunnel card.

Happy Stampin'



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Witching Decor Class Photos - the Witch Hat Kit

I had a fun, small get together on Sunday to make the Witching Decor Project.  When my get together is smaller, I sit and make the project too...'cause you know I always have spare kits.  I already made one of these witch hats at my downline retreat in August, so now I have 2.  That's exciting because now I can bring one to work to decorate my office!


I can't wait for my next class.  It's one of my most popular ones...my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack class on Sunday, October 25th.  I will have a second one of these in November with different designs on the 15th.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Market Fresh Double Matted Windows

I have seen this look quite a bit and did a little research to make sure I knew how to achieve it.  For August, my stamp clubs got treated to this technique and some water-coloring too for these cards.











I let my club members choose their designer paper from the 3 sheets I picked out to coordinate, and we also made a page in our Technique Book for this technique. 

We used the Farmers Market designer series paper and Market Fresh stamp set that coordinates from the annual catalog (the big one).

Tip:  Put dimensionals all around under the frame for a deeper inset look.  I used 6 dimensionals on each card.


Happy Stampin'

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Convention 2015 - Inspire, Create, Share

Well, I managed to eat all my non-Stampin' Up! provided meals at the Blue Lemon this year.  I just love that restaurant, and wish we had them in Texas.  We had lots of demonstrations with the new holiday kits, stamp sets, shiny papers and accessories throughout convention plus great freebies in the form of Prize Patrols, You Crew games, and all attendee giveaways.  Everyone won one of the Prize Patrols this year...Yay!


They also had Pioneer Day while we were here, so we saw some cute floats parked and ready for the parade.

Me and my roomie, Kathy, waiting for General Session to start.  During convention, we made 2 make'n'takes, a card front, a tag, and a bag.  So, we got to play with a variety of products from the holiday catalog.

At lunch, we waited in line to get a photo with Sara Douglass before grabbing our boxed lunch since the line was short.

Yay!  The new Basic Black and Basic Gray ink is ready!  It's archival ink using a felt pad base and can be used for water-coloring as well.  They will be available in the holiday catalog and Stampin' Up! gave us all one free Basic Black ink pad during one of the General Sessions.


I always have to get a photo with my friend, Shannon West.


Stampin' Up! set up 2 of these photo opportunity props in the convention center hallways.


After the regular convention ended at lunchtime, Managers and above were invited to Center Stage which included lunch, a keynote speaker, and additional training designed just us...plus we received another stamp set from the holiday catalog on the way out.


Another great convention is over, but we have a local one that is now called On Stage that will be in November which will sneak peek the Spring items and Sale-a-Bration.

But for now, I can't wait to do all the fun holiday kits and design Christmas cards for my classes and Stamp-a-Stacks this Fall.

Happy Stampin'