Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Check out the link on the left hand side bar and let me know if you would like to order any of these specials. This is week four of four weeks of great savings.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Very Busy Time of Year and Lesson 71

Lesson 71 will be the last lesson for the year. It will run over 4 weeks instead of the normal 2 weeks. Because of this I have included extra samples. I know that it's a busy time for everyone. Christmas parties, family gatherings and that last minute bit of Christmas shopping. You are most welcome to come as many times as you like over the 4 weeks. If you have missed a particular lesson and wish to do it just let me know and I'll prepare it for you.
Our Christmas parties will be 16 and 19 December commencing at 9.00am for the lesson and 11.00am for the party. Please let me know if you'd like to attend.
And now to the samples...
The very talented artist Audrie Mangno-Gordon (Girl Geek Loves Stampin) made some fabulous Clean and Simple Cards using affirmation sentiments. I loved this idea so I had a go and added a box to make it a great present.

I really liked the partial embossing idea as well. I used a variety of stamps that we have used in other lessons and Pursuit of Happiness for the sentiments.
The Daydream Medallions and Floral Frames Framelits are a great combination.
The Framelits can be used without the stamp set as well.
And they do make stunning flowers!

And it wouldn't be Christmas without these!!!


The photo was taken in 2010 but they are still just as gorgeous.
Original idea from anewinkonlife.
Lesson dates are November 27, 28, Dec 2, 4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 18 and 19.

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Great Colour Combination

I love the Color Throwdown combination of Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Night of Navy and Whisper White.
The sketch from Tui over at Freshly Made Sketches worked really well with the quote from the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Trees

One of Stampin' Up's oldest current stamp set is Lovely As a Tree. I found lots of inspiration on Pinterest for these cards. I think that France Martin and Dawn Olshevski could have been the originators.

I got a little carried away with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and made 5 cards using Garden Green and Wild Wasabi. Here is a sample.
If you have been keeping an eye on my blog you would have seen the two challenge cards using Happy Hour. Here is another one. Thanks to Fran Sabad for her inspiration
I found my old Waterfall Card instructions.

France Martin came up with a small bag based on the Kellie Gettlefinger ones we made.

Lesson dates are Nov 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another Happy Hour Card

I nearly finished this card last night.
It's a sketch from JAI and a colour challenge from Pals Paper Arts
Don't you just love the Argyle Folder.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Monday Challenge

I really want to do more challenges and today I experienced an unexpected window of time.
It was a Happy Hour (name of stamp set).
The challenge was to use Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple (Dynamic Duo and a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
A bit of fussy cutting, Dazzling Details and two new inkpads!!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Holiday Catalogue

In Lesson 69 we will be making use of the great samples found in the Holiday Catalogue.

We will be making more decorations with the Snow Flurry Bigz Die, some simple Christmas Milk Carton Boxes and a box using the Two Tags Die.
These Medallions could be used as tags or decorations.

The Non-Christmas part of the lesson will involve ink, straws and blowing. Yes, we will be playing with ink. I have chosen the Postage Due Stamp Set. The collage design lends itself to interesting backgrounds.
And for a clean and simple set of cards I have used Midnight Muse and Whisper White.
Lesson 69 dates  are October 30, 31, November 4, 6 and 7.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spinner Christmas Cards

We made these years ago but they work really well with the Scentsational Season Set and Holiday Collection Framelits. I really should do a video so that you can see how the tree and gingerbread man spins.

We will continue to use the same set and the Framelits for the other Christmas cards in this lesson.
In lesson 67 we made Kellie Gettelfinger's One sheet Wow. This time we'll make a box using A4 cardstock and a set of cards using Snow Festival DSP.
I bought Papaya Collage in my pre-order and made this Tiered Card with directions from Stampingt.
Here are more samples using the same set.

Inspiration from Jamilla Ivits and Sandy Mathis.
Finally we'll make some boxes and bags with a  Kellie Gettelfinger template.
Lesson 68 dates are October 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


One of the best stamp sets in the new catalogue is Fabulous You.
We will be working on our embossing skills with this card.

Kellie Gettelfinger (Always Stampin Videos) demonstrated how to make a Twisted Greeting Card. It also doubles as a gift card.
I love making boxes and I really like everything to match so when I found the One Sheet Wow Tutorial by Kellie I had to give it a go. I did make a few minor adjustments but I was thrilled with the result.

We will continue with our Christmas cards. The Ornament Keepsake set will get used to make these simple but elegant cards.

I couldn't resist making a Christmas Twisted Greeting Card.
Lesson 67 dates are October 2, 3, 9, 10 and 14.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Decoration or Two

I'm sure that you have all seen the Christmas Decoration on the front of the Holiday Catalogue. When I finished making it I decided to try a few others. They are time consuming but quite easy when you have the Ornament Keepsake Bundle which includes the stamps and the framelits. I even made a box for one of them.

 This one didn't take quite so long because I used Designer Series Paper instead of stamping all the images.
The Snow Flurry Bigz Die was used in the centre of two of the decorations and this lesson's Christmas cards.

I am a huge fan of France Martin (Francestamp). I had a great time with her Gated Card Tutorial. Here are my versions.


Lesson 66 dates are Sept 18, 19, 25, 26 and 30.