Sunday, December 29, 2013

Merry Christmas from Friends

Billie Taylor

Cathy Hostetler

Gayle Lightfoot

Jan Egan

Kathy Mendenhall

Linda Alcina

Peggy McDonald

Pat Schulte

Susie Homer

Susie Homer, open
Susie Homer, top view
Shelagh Spafford

I love receiving Christmas cards and especially hand stamped ones!   I must admit, I love all of these, but I think Billie's was my favorite this year.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, December 27, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sneak Peak into Occasions catalog

Here's a peak at cards made with product from the upcoming Occasions catalog.  I made these back in November at Tami's Prize Time.  Sorry it took me so long to post them!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Club Projects

This month we cased Cindi Techlin's bow maker angel We followed the video dawn Olchefski made.  We also made (CASED) a card I received from my upline, Tami Waddell.

Angel using Bow Maker Bigz Die

SUPPLIES for angel:
sets- Mixed Bunch
cs- Pool Party, Island Indigo, Silver Foil, Pink Pirouette
ink- Island Indigo pad
access- Gift Bow Bigz L Die, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, dimentionals, mini glue dots
Punches- 1-3/4" & 1-1/4" circle, 7/8" scallop circle

SUPPLIES for Tami's Card:
setsFestive Flurry, holiday catalog
cs-  pool party,  textured island indigo, silver foil sheet, whisper white, multiuse adhesive sheets
ink- island indigo pad
access- big shot, festive flurry framelits, circle framelits (optional), expressions framelits, paper piercer, dazzling diamonds glitter, dimensionals
Tami's Card

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cheryl's Christmas Cards

These are just gorgeous.  I love them.  We've started receiving Christmas cards already.  I need to finish ours and get them sent!

Happy Stamping!   Mary

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cards from Cheryl

Here are a few of the cards my friend Cheryl shared with me when she came last Mon night.  I will share more in he next few days.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Paul!

My brother's birthday is today.  He's a fisherman, so I have always wanted to make him a special card.  However, I don't own a fisherman set, so I had to think outside the box.  I remember seeing the fish image from By the Tide stamped on colored paper, so that was my inspiration.

sets- sassy salutations, by the tide
cs- bermuda bay, white, calypso coral, crushed curry, garden green
ink- bermuda bay, garden green
access- bs and fancy fan TIEF, linen thread, 1/16" hole punch, paper snips, dimensionals

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Endless Wishes Class

It was a small group last night but we had a great time.  We had a delicious potluck, which gave us more energy to stamp!  Everyone got their own EW set (now unavailable.  It was so popular that it sold out twice!), rhinestones, snail refill, and pkg of notecards and envelopes.  We had room to spread out and everyone went to town!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Card Class

Thanksgiving Card, front
This first card was inspired by this swap I received from Convention.  I used a retired set, but you could easily use the leaf stamp from the Holiday catalog like the swap I received.

sets- With Gratitude, retired, Fabulous Phrases, Tags for You
cs- cherry cobbler, tangerine tango, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink- cherry cobbler, tangerine tango, daffodil delight
access- big shot and fancy fan TIEF, dimensionals, large and scallop oval punches
Thanksgiving Card, open

Thankful Card, front
seta- Truly Grateful, Designer Type photopolymer, retired
cs- chocolate chip, vanilla, soft sky, sweater weather dsp, crushed curry
ink- choc chip an soft sky pads
access- big shot, expressions framelits, wax paper, multiuse self adhesive sheets, linen thread, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/8" hole punch, scallop ribbon border punch, dimensionals

Julie Beltramo gave our Inkerbelle group the idea of putting a 1" strip of adhesive sheet on the back side of the card stock before running it through the big shot with a piece of wax paper and expressions thinlit.
Thankful Card,open

Christmas Card #1, front
sets- Calm Christmas
cs- white, midnight muse
ink- marina mist
access- big shot, apothecary accents framelits, sponge, dimensionals, frosted finishes embellishments, mini glue dots, midnight muse ribbon
Christmas Card #1,open

Christmas Card #2, front
This was a card I received at my Inkerbelles Swap at Convention.  I realized as I made it that it's more difficult than it looks!

sets- delightful dozen, mosaic madness
cs- pear pizzazz, vanilla, real red
ink- real red, pear pizzazz
access- big shot, mosaic madness TIEF, mosaic madness punch, mini glue dots, green glue

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, November 15, 2013

Swaps from Vacaville August Shoebox, part 2

Denise Waddell, sunburst card
Cheryl Gray

Cheryl Gray, open
 I guess I should have shown Halloween cards before the holiday was over!  I can see this layout using X-mas dsp holding a holiday treat.

Denise Waddell - Flip Card

Denise Waddell - Flip Card open

Lynn Lang

Lynn Lang, open
Lynn's card has a fun inside holding a recipe.  Wouldn't this be fun to send atop a plate of yummy cookies!
Lynn Lang, inside recipe

Mary Beth Thrasher
What a unique and beautiful card!
Mary Beth Thrasher, open

Mary Jones, close up
Mary Jones
 I love Mary's simple use of Washi tape.  Did you know you can tear it?  It's really simple and fun to use.  It's also repositionable.
Mary Jones, inside

I just love those glimmery snowflakes on the neutral dsp.  Isn't the gate-fold opening fun?
Vicki, inide

Happy Stamping!  Mary