Thursday, July 31, 2014

Flower Shop Stamp Club Cards

The card below was definitely everyone's favorite from July's stamp club meeting.

We stamped the flowers and greeting on black card stock using white craft ink.  Then we heat embossed using white embossing powder.  Finally, we used the new Blendabilities markers to color the flowers and greeting.  We also used the Blendabilities to color pearls (or rhinestones.)  The colors really "pop" in real life!

Below is another example:
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Thanks for stopping by today!
Kathy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday's Tip - Diane's Show & Tell

 
Today's tip is actually one of my customer's Show & Tell projects from July's Stamp Club meeting.  I encourage club members to bring something that they have been working on since our last meeting.  Diane has been busy organizing her Designer Series Paper.  This is a page from a binder where she has printed samples of her DSP and coordinating card stock.  Although you could do this by cutting and pasting scraps, Diane chose to scan her paper and complete this page digitally.  (Can you tell that her job is working with computers?)

Below are two samples of the "Card in a Box" project we will be making at my Birthday Bash on Saturday.


The basic box is easy to make.  The hard part is choosing which stamps, paper, and inks to use!  There is still room if you would like to join us THIS SATURDAY to make birthday cards.  More details can be found BY CLICKING HERE

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Kathy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July - Stamp Club Contest!

Yesterday I shared with you the homework assignment I gave to my club members in June.  I was blown away with their creativity!  Please take a look at their cards and then PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to vote for your favorite.  I will have a  prize for the winner.  It is going to be tough!  Here we go........

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Please vote by leaving a comment with the number of your favorite card.
Voting Ends July 31.

Thanks for stopping by & thanks for voting!
Kathy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Christmas in July - Homework!

I like to challenge my stamp club members by encouraging them to stamp in between our monthly meetings.  At our June meetings, I gave everyone that accepted the challenge these supplies - a Very Vanilla card base, strips of Real Red and Old Olive card stock, and two strips of some retired Designer Series Paper.  I told them that they must use all of these pieces to make their card.  They did not have to use the entire piece - but must use a part of each piece.  They can use other supplies that they have (Stampin' Up! if they have them.)  I also told them that I would prefer a Christmas card.

For the first time since I began giving homework - I took the challenge myself.  I must say that this was very difficult for me!  I like to CASE (Copy And Share Everything.)  So to come up with an original idea was tough.  And the bold circles on that DSP did not make it easy!  But after a lot of trial and error, this is what I came up with:

The small striped piece is the back of one of the patterned strips. I'm not thrilled with this card, but I don't hate it either. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Check back tomorrow to see what my club members did with these materials.  You will be amazed!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July's Show & Tell

I had 21 ladies here (over 4 days) for my July stamp club meetings.  I gave a sneak peek of our first project HERE.  Before I show you the other projects we made, I wanted to share the "Show & Tell" projects that some of my club members brought to the meeting.  These are projects that they have made since our last club meeting.

Here is a beautiful card that Lisa made:


Below is a  Journal (Stampin' Up item #135718) that Jean covered and decorated.


And here is another journal that she decorated by stamping on the outside and inside front cover.  These journals are 2 for $4.95 (p.200 in the current catalog.) They make a great gift.











Below are some MY DIGITAL STUDIO projects that Lyn made.  The first two are shadow boxes she made of her nephew's commissioning ceremony.

She used fabric for the blue background, printed the text boxes using MDS, and then mounted on cardstock and arranged in the frame.  For the one with the red back ground, she created the entire page in MDS - no physical cutting and rearranging the pieces.  These are just beautiful in real life!
Below is a framed 12x12  scrapbook page that Lyn designed in MDS.  She has made a lot of these for new babies and also for graduations.
You can make projects like this (scrapbook pages, calendars, photo books, etc...) by using My Digital Studio.
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Diane also brought show & tell, but I will share hers for Tuesday's tip!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy