Friday, August 29, 2014

Cheryl's Fall Card
 I saw my friend Cheryl and she gave this lovely Fall/Thanksgiving card to me.  She had made it at her last class using a set from the new Holiday catalog.  She spritzed it for that lovely watercolor look.  The watercolor paper holds up well for this technique.  I love the little wooden acorn element that she tied on with linen thread.
Cheryl's Fall Card, inside
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good Greetings!

Click Here (or the icon on the right side bar) to view the adorable Good Greetings set you can earn FREE when you host a qualifying party.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

EPB Boxes and Bows Class

We used the envelope punch board (EPB) to create 4 types of boxes and a bow.  This was the first type of box we made.  I got this one as a gift from my upline, and she briefly told us how it was made.  I took mine apart to figure out how to make it, and to get the chocolate!

Box #1 with Bow Topper
Box #1 scored
Box #1 scored and inside "pleats"
Box #1 with Bow

I also found a website that shows how to make a larger box using a 12x12" sheet of dsp by Diane Dimich, although we didn't make this box in class.
Box #2
This "bag in a box" (5th photo down) was a door prize I received from my Vacaville Shooebox swap.  Here is a link from Sam Pootles showing a video on  the steps to make it.

Box #3 - Flower Box
Box #3 - Flower Box with the cs boxes out of the dsp "flowers"
This was another box I found thru demonstrator Ruth Norton.  It was created by Sam Pootles.  All of the boxes start with a 6x6" square of dsp.

EPB Bows
I found these cute bows thru Ruth Norton also.  I like the tutorial she found by Briana Thompson.  I also found another tutorial I like by Bona that shows how to make one piece bows.  We only made the bows above because you can get three out of a 6x6" square of dsp!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Anniversary Card
ok, I was trying to take this photo in a hurry and it's blurry.  My DH, Dave, and I have been married 23 years today!.  We went to lunch and saw a movie, "What If".  It was a good day.

Happy Day!  Mary

Monday, August 11, 2014

Screen Cards with Cathy

Cathy's Card
 My friend Cathy came over and showed me this beautiful "screen card" she'd made.  I've seen them online and couldn't wait to make one myself.
Cathy's Card

My Card, version #1
 I liked her tiny flowers, but they're made with a non SU! punch that I don't have.  I wanted to reproduce it in a class sometime, so I used a punch I own.  Also, I didn't want to get out the Big Shot, so I left off the tiny butterflies.  I colored tiny pearls with a black sharpie, but had a hard time with them because of my progressing MS, so on the second card I used the white chalk marker instead.  Not sure which version I'll use if I have a class.  What's your vote?  Maybe I'll use a little silver Dazzling Details.
My Card, version #1

My Card, version #2

My Card, version #2

My Card, version #2
Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, August 8, 2014

Inkerbelles Prize Time - Make-n-takes

Catalog C.A.S.E. with different colors/paper
 I just love this card!  It uses the Peace, Love, and Cupcakes set and the Moonlight  dsp.

 The Holiday catalog has a new "Gift Box Punch Board" similar to the EPB, but it makes bigger boxes.  We used the "Under the Tree" specialty dsp which is cs weight and sturdier for creating boxes.  The ribbon is scrumptious.  Of course we added a cute tag.

A Little Sumthin' Sumpthin' Gift Box Kit
 My box and photo above didn't come out great, but you can see it better on page 6/7 of the big catalog.

 This card used a cool technique where the backside of the gold foil sheets was spritzed with red.  When you punched  out the flowers and curled up the paper you get a hint of the gold.

This is where we got to use our new decorative masks to create a cool back ground.

 On this Christmas card we used our new adhesive sheets to create a neat 3-D embellishment.

 Start with Back to Black paper, add ink, and voila you get Halloween paper!

Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit
 This trifold card was so easy to make!  It comes with a fun envelope, too.  Make 8 cards/envelopes for only $9.95!

These are all the fun projects we made at Tami's.  Plus one more that I skipped because I was too tired.  We also got a yummy lunch and delicious cupcakes (my favorite part) and lots of product!  If you sign up to be on my team you can earn an invitation to these great quarterly get togethers.  If you want to see the samples in real life, stop by my house.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inkerbelles, Prize Time - Ideas from Convention

Lynda Lee's box of cards

Gift Card Enclosure Pack
 I can't remember who shared this, sorry.  It was cool that you could score the GC holder a couple times to create a little "box" to hold note cards.

Kit Cards
These 4 cards are from the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit in the upcoming Holiday catalog.  Aren't they cute?  The kit includes items (minus stamps, ink, and adhesive) to make 20 cards with 20 envelopes for only $24.95!  The coordinating photopolymer stamp set is only $11.95.

People shared at our meeting these ideas they got at Convention.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inkerbelles Prize Time - Loot!

It's good to attend "Prize Time" because you come away with samples and fun product.  We got all this ~ misters, Moonlight paper stack, adhesive sheets, circles and stripes decorative masks, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper ~ for free!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, August 4, 2014

Inkerbelles Prize Time - Gift

Gift from Tami
Sat I attended the Inkerbelles group meeting.  I earned the quarterly "Prize Time" at my upline's, Tami's because of my sales last quarter (thank you!).  It's easy to do, $1500 for the quarter, or a new recruit and $1000.  With SU!'s no s/h last April, I did that in one month!  I had a good quarter.

We had these cute little notebooks waiting for us on the table.  Tami took a class at Convention this year and SU! said that it's really "in" right now to make projects that combine naturals, white, metallic, and a "pop" of bright color.  It used to be that you never put white and naturals on the same project.

I'll show more this week.

Happy Stamping!  Mary