Friday, July 15, 2011

New Product!

I just love this card! It uses a lot of product from the new catalog and we'll be making it at my class on July 21st. Go to my calendar of events on my side bar to sign up!

This is the more masculine version.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flirtatious Door Prizes

The door prize matched the make-n-take card project. Two lucky winners got these cuties (and the yummy M&M's they held! I used the new In Color "Island Indigo" textured card stock to cut out the fancy favors box with the Big Shot. But first I adhered a strip of Flirtatious designer paper with Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. Next I added a doily popped up on a dimensional and various circles also popped up on dimensionals. The top circle on the pumpkin version has an image from the Circle Circus set stamped in Versamark ink and sprinkled with tangerine tango embossing powder and heat set. I then added a pearl. On the mambo version I punched a flower out of the indigo cs using the Boho Blossoms punch and added a rhinestone. Finally I used our beautiful new lace border punch to make a handle that I then attached with brads.

Our third door prize winner received a package containing some gold embossing powder and glassy glaze embossing powder (now retired).

These are fun and easy to make, hope you like them! ~ Mary

P.S. My camera quit on me. I even added new batteries, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Don't know when I'll get to post again. Maybe I can scan my cards & post them. I can have my 13 year old help me!

A Little Risque ~ Happy B-Day Dave!

front/she's saying: "Honey, I have something really wonderful planned for your birthday . . . Remember that thing you asked for the other night?"

inside: "Well, that's Not what it is. Happy Birthday (anyway)"

Ok, It's my husband's b-day today. He always gets me funny cards on my b-day and I always hand stamp his. This year I wanted to make a funny one. I pulled out my retired Wanda's Wit & Wisdom set. I computer generated the verse and made this card. Her dress is the new Wisteria Wonder In color and I don't know what colors I used on the balloons.

My camera quit on me, so I scanned it with my son's help. However, I don't know how to change the orientation.

Take care! Mary

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Catalog Open House Cards

People could make the pumpkin or the mambo version of this flirtatious card at my New Catalog Open House last Sat. We are also making it at my class on July 21st. Yippee! The box in the last photo was one of the door prizes. I'll tell more about those tomorrow. The new lace border punch is so gorgeous! It's about an inch wide and can be used many ways. I can't wait to create with it some more.

sets- circle circus, swirls & curls verses
cs- pumpkin pie or melon mambo card bases (8.5 x 5.5"), island indigo textured 4" square, flirtatious specialty designer paper (3 @ 1 x 3.75"), whisper white
ink- versamark and basic black pads
access- heat tool, melon mambo and tango tangerine embossing powder, 2 way glue pen, white grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge border punch, lace border punch, dimensionals, 1" & 1.25" circle punch

Happy Stamping! Mary

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Ray!

My good friend & neighbor Shelagh made this adorable card for Ray's 13th birthday, which was Wed. I hired her son, who turns 18 on Sat, to give guitar lessons to Ray.

My good friend Cheryl made this card with the new Petite Pennants Builder punch. Her son was at the party; he's on the left in the photo below. Next week is his birthday and I'll have to make a great card for him!

Here's the motley crew. They had a great time bowling & having pizza. They had even more fun playing Nerf gun wars. It was so hot out that they didn't even want to eat the cupcakes and ice cream ~ not normal for 13 year old boys!

Tomorrow or Mon. I'll post pictures of the card we made at my New Catalog Open House and the door prizes I gave away. Be sure to check back!

Happy Stamping! Mary

Get Well, Jim!

Jim, my mom's boyfriend, had a root canal last week. I made him this card with the Pick A Petal set while I had it out from my June 30th class. The sentiment is from Thoughts and Prayers. I love these grumpy old man cards. I stamped the face on whisper white and layered it onto a piece of Sahara Sand. I stamped the nose with River Rock because it has a greenish tinge to it. I added it to a More Mustard card that I had run through the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder. I finally made it to the post office today to buy stamps and send it off. My little 10 year old niece had a root canal last week, too! I sent her a card (not a grumpy old man card), but didn't take a photo of it.

~ Mary

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kiss-It-Good-Bye Open House Sweet Treat Card

We made this at my open house, also on Thur.

sets- petal pizzazz, fundamental phrases
cs- wild wasabi textured, whisper white, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, real red
ink- real red, basic black, wild wasabi, & pumpkin pie pads
access- 1-3/4" circle punch, scallop dotted ribbon punch, sweet treat cup, cutter kit and M & M's

Happy Stamping! Mary