Sunday, October 25, 2009

Forget-Me-Not Camp Wannastamp!

This project was so much fun! For the Forget-Me-Not Camp Wannastamp, we made 12 birthday cards using the Happy B-Day Simply Scrappin' Kit and then embellished one of the Forget-Me-Not Card Keepers! The 12 cards are reflected above, as well as the keeper! What a sweet handmade Christmas gift for someone, if you can bear to part with it! I think I'll just keep mine! I got this wonderful idea from my friend Julie Kasper from Chicago! I changed her cards slightly by adding brads and adding designer paper to the tabs on the dividers. Thanks, Julie! I had fun with this! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Two Nice Fall Cards!

Here are two fall cards you might enjoy seeing! They make me look forward to Thanksgiving - and pumpkin pie - if I can get a piece before my son Hunter eats it all! Pumpkin pie is his favorite! The first card uses a technique called thumping! I inked up my tree in Old Olive and then used a Ruby Red marker, a Really Rust marker, and a More Mustard marker and "thumped" the brush-tip side around on the Old Olive tree before I actually put it to paper! That picks up a nice spectrum of fall colors on the stamp so it looks like a real fall tree! I hope you can see those extra colors in the photo! All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up!

Samples of Christmas Cards!

I've been making Christmas cards - it's been a FUN TIME! During the process of planning my annual Christmas Card Workshop, I had to make lots of samples to see which ones were my favorites to offer this year! THESE SAMPLES ARE NOT THE CARDS WE'LL BE MAKING AT THE CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP, but they're so cute, I wanted you to enjoy them, too! They've all been cased directly from or were inspired by Splitcoast! Some of the cards have texturing on them from the Big Shot, which you can't see in the photo; so if you see a large empty space, it's probably got texturing on it - and it's beautiful!
If you'd like to host a party in your home, just pick three of your favorites from these samples, invite your girlfriends over, and we'll have a great time ringing in the season! I'll offer three of these cards at no charge for a group of 15 or less! You get the fudge and hot cocoa together and I'll do the rest! On a different note, if one of these samples is a card that you'd like to use as your Christmas card this year, just let me know, and I'll be happy to order what you need to make them! Enjoy looking at these, and BE MERRY!