Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Present!!

I finally got my Cricut Expression for my birthday!! Hubby surprised me with it when I got home from North Carolina yesterday. I watched the video that came with it, but I know that doesn't even touch the surface of what this machine can do. I hope to make some vinyl wall art with it. If anyone knows of some good site with tips and ideas, please pass them along!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I saw this layout at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Crafts show in Allentown a few weeks ago and had to CASE it. I changed the flowers and color scheme. I purchased a shadow box frame and gave it to my mom when I visited her in North Carolina this weekend. Now, I just have to make one for myself.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Scrapbook Club

April's Scrapbook Club projects -

Isn't this just a breath of fresh air? I used Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and YoYo Yellow on a Whisper White base for this layout. The daisies were cut using the Daisies #2 die for the Big Shot and sponged lightly with YoYo Yellow.
In honor of the Two-Step Stampin promotion, I used a Trendy Trees theme for this layout. The edges of the So Saffron were sponged with Sahara Sand for a Vintage look. The Sweet Pea designer series paper used the Trendy Tree images and ties everything together nicely. As always I kept this layout simple with plenty of room for extra embellishments and a title. The Whisper White strips make a nice place for some journaling.

May Class Announcement

May Class - Spotlight on Style Stamp A Stack!! Join me for an all new class on Tuesday May 18 @ 6 PM. We will be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 designs and a box to put them in. I will be teaching the Spotlight Technique and will demo the Circle Scissors Plus. The cost for the class is $20 and is due with your RSVP no later than May 7. Sorry, this class is not available as a kit, but check back for my May Class to Go Kit!!

This class showcases the BRAND NEW Elements of Style stamp set.

Products Used:
• Elements of Style
• Sincere Salutations

• Chocolate Chip
• Old Olive
• So Saffron
• Brocade Blue
• Rose Red
• Very Vanilla

• Chocolate Chip
• Old Olive
• So Saffron
• Brocade Blue
• Rose Red

• 5/8" Satin Ribbon - Chocolate Chip
• Mini Vintage Tags
• Silver Brads
• Stampin' Dimensionals
• Blender Pens
• Stamping Sponges
• Circle Scissor Plus & Glass Mat
• 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches
• 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch
• Dotto, Sticky Strip, SNAIL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Technique Class

Now that my wrist is mostly healed and I can stamp again :) It's time for Technique Class again. Here are the four techniques we will be working on tomorrow night!!

Baby Wipe Technique featuring Upsy Daisy. I used Rose Red & Certainly Celery Re-Inkers. The polka-dot paper is from the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.

Rolling Marble Technique, Featuring Always. I used Crushed Curry with Dusty Durango Re-Inkers.

I'm not really sure what you would call this, since its really a cross between two techniques - So I went with Polished Stone, since it was closest to that. The difference with this was I stamped and embossed with white onto Glossy White Cardstock. Once that was dry I soaked a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and place one or two drops of re-inkers and the platinum ink from the Holiday Mini (that is still available for purchase), then dabbed the cotton ball over the embossed image. I then used my heat gun to dry the ink and the image appeared through the ink. The card I saw on another blog using a slightly different technique and I believe she used bordering blue instead of Not Quite Navy & Rich Razzleberry.

I am happy with the results - I think it turned out very elegant looking