Saturday, October 30, 2010

These are two of the swaps I received at Portland Regionals.  Unfortunately, there was no name on the back of either, so I can't give credit. If it's yours, let me know!

You can kind of tell that the bird card is on shimmery white. The glitter on the snowflakes and the branches really makes this card sparkle.  

I love the pearl accents on this card. The whole creation is so soft and feminine. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

My Fabulous Inky Weekend

Guess where I went last weekend?

Nah...just kidding..  I was really here

I went to SU's Regional training in Portland, OR this weekend.  One of the other groups at the Convention Center was the tattoo convention.  It was an inky weekend in Portland no matter which group you were with.
Over the next few posts, I'll share some of the swaps I received, samples I made and techniques I learned.  Imagine being with 400+ crazy stampers.  It was a blast!

This is my final swap that I made.

The words are from Word Play, the designer paper is from the super fabulous Greenhouse Gala paper pack. The colors are chocolate chip, baja breeze, pumpkin pie and pear pizzazz.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Stamp Club project

This was the third project we did at stamp club this month.  Lots of punching with very little stamping.  As in a previous project, the pumpkin was made with oval punches.  Don't you love the cute bat punch?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Stamp Club Projects

These are two of the projects we did at stamp club this month.  The focus was on watercoloring, so we used markers on watercolor paper on the coffee card and re-inkers on confetti white paper on the leaf one.  Both methods work pretty well, but watercolor paper is definitely the best for blending colors.

For both cards, we used black StazOn, which doesn't run (or wash out of anything!).  The stamp set on the coffee card is Morning Cup, and in the second one is Curly Cute and Autumn Harvest.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bells & Boughs

One of the best sets in the Holiday Mini is Bells & Boughs.  It's easy to watercolor and looks like you slaved over it.  I made this card for a Wow swap with a few of my side-lines.  I'm not sure it it qualifies as Wow, but it's the best I could do under the circumstances.  Hope they like it.

Oh, and the combination of the Bells & Boughs stamp set and Deck the Halls designer paper is 20% off through the middle of December. Awesome! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why I've Been MIA

Sorry I haven't posted lately, but I have a really good reason.  After many years in the public school system, we decided to pull our kids out and home school them.  Actually, it's an online program ( so I don't have to come up with the curriculum and it's technically not "home schooling," but it still takes a lot of my time. I'm super excited and the kids are enjoying less stress and more free time.  While we're trying to figure out our schedule and develop some routines, my stamping is taking a bit of a back seat.  Stay tuned for  more projects soon. If anyone reading this is balancing an SU business and home schooling, advice is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I made a set of these thank you notes for my guests who attended my recent Pampered Chef party.  Thanks to all who came; it was fun!

Stamps: Day of Gratitude; Colors: Cherry Cobbler and White

Monday, October 4, 2010

Pumpkin Punch Art

Pumpkins are super easy to make with oval or circle punches.  I sponged around the edges of each component for some dimension.  The stems are hand cut.

The leaf border is made from Autumn Days and the sentiment is from Grateful Greetings.

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