Thursday, March 31, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold Card 3


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_3

Wouldn't you know it!....the last card you make for a class looks the best and makes you wonder if you shouldn't burn the other two and start again!  If this was my only responsibility this coming month - I just might do it and take the butterfly thing off in a different direction!  Alas...press on!  Maybe people will think this is the ugliest card of the three and the other two look better!!!!   Ha! (there's no accounting for taste right?)

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18



SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
Ink
• Adirondack  Latte
• Adirondack  Pesto
• Adirondack Espresso

• Tim Holtz Distress / Victorian Velvet
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous and forgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Fourz / Malted Milk / 9-944
• Gold Embossing Powder

• Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
• Sissix Folder / Birds, Flowers & Branches Set / #656503
• KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones / Champagne / RS404
• Brayer!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold Card 2

(I'm bummed that the gold in this picture looks so brassy....but I'm using this picture anyway so that I can get going on the final card....am I starting to lower my standards???....no...I'm just not good at photography!!)

 
Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_2
 
I'm looking at this card and thinking that it is not remotely "Stampscape" like...and yet if you look at Kevin Nakagawa's (owner of Stampscapes) work...there is a lot of whimsy as well.  Especially all the unmounted Symmetry Sheets   I've seen folks add fairies, spaceships, planets, lightning bolts, and all manner of seemingly unrelated images to their stampscapes....and enjoyed it all thoroughly!  Why not right??  And although I've always wanted to be Commander Spock on Star Trek making my way through the universe...I can't get my brain to accept Spock in the bushes on my Stampscapes card!  When I lived in Alaska they had a massive stamp store there that actually had a huge collection of  Star Trek images on Stamps.  You'd think I would have grabbed them...but no!  I like the tv episodes but not on my cards!  I'm not sure why....maybe for the same reason I would never buy a uniform!  (I'm a closet Trekkie!)  ...very closet!.

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18

I should probably tell you that I've also accepted an invitation to teach at a really neat store in Troy called "My Craft Room" !!  Some wonderful ladies at Remember When Scrapbooking passed on some of their class cards and my blog to the Joyce the owner of My Craft room and I was lucky enough to get a nice email from her.  My first class will be close to the end of May...more on that later.  I'm grateful for this opportunity but also have little fears (okay...really massive!) about not being able to pull new designs out of my diminishing head space...(I have been repeatedly calling my Kids "Taco" which is our dog...Tristan is not impressed by this).   Anyway....I'm excited and hope that my brain comes through for me and that I will become more creative instead of less.  The good news is that there will be more kits to package!  (yay!!! right Demra??..Demra?....right?....ummm...call you later!..hmmmm)

SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
• Tonal Applicator - 084E
Ink
• Adirondack / Espresso
• Tim Holtz Distress / Victorian Velvet (love this color...thanks Beth!)
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• May Arts Ribbon / SF32 / Eyelash Ribbon
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous and forgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Prismatic / Hot Fudge / 9-986
• Gold Embossing Powder
• KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones / Champagne / RS404
• Brayer!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_1

 If you've ever watched "Pride & Prejudice" the long BBC version with Colin Firth (is there any other version that matters?)...There is a bedroom that Darcy stays in that is Old light blue (robin's egg blue) with Gold accents.  I've seen an old decorated egg with the same coloring.  It's Gorgeous!  I've tried several times to imitate that Old World "I've got boatloads of money so I don't care that the gold accents are real" Color.  So here is my latest attempt using a favorite set of stamps from Stampscapes - a fantastic Company I love to buy from!!! (can never have too many Stampscapes!)



There's a nifty swirly swirly accent stamp (a few actually) that comes with the set.  Very easy to make a matching inside with.  Check out the actual Unmounted Stamps!

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18


SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
Ink
• Adirondack / Latte
• Adirondack / Stonewashed
• Tim Holtz Distress / Walnut Ink
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• May Arts Ribbon / SF32 / Eyelash Ribbon
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous andforgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Prismatic / Nautical Blue Light
• Gold Embossing Powder

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blooms - Card 3


If you would like to have a printout of this card to save the idea or to bring to the class ...please click the following pdf.  PRINTABLE: ST333_3  (by the by....you can just save the pdf too...look Ma...no paper!)
(I'm excited to tell you that I have recently updated my pdf writer.  The file will be a lot smaller and therefore faster on the upload!)

I'm a big fan of May Arts Ribbon and have always loved being able to add so much to my card with so little expense!  It's like the ultimate in Embellishments.  I own waaaay too many ribbon spools and can easily justify yet another spool of ribbon... .(insert happy sigh).....!




If you would like to attend this class...I have moved it to the following date (I was knocked up with a yucky ear infection this last week. I'm still speaking too loudly!)

Location:  My Studio (1303 Washington Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060)
Times:      Tuesday Apr.5, 2011 at 11am - 1pm 
                Thursday Apr. 7, 2011 at 7pm - 9pm
Fee:          3 Cards for $12
Phone:      (810) 966-9664

SUPPLIES
Paper
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / Pirouette
KaiserCraft / Candy Lane / Sherbert / 12 x 12
Ink
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress
Stamps
Best Wishes & Blooms / Unity Stamp Co. UK-455A
Other
May Arts Ribbon / AE11 / Sheer Ombre / Watermelon & Parrot Gr.
Fiskars Ribbon Punch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blooms - Card 2



For the convenience of my customers or to save this Card Idea
Please print out the following pdf
Does anyone else remember "DOTS"??  I do!  It stands for "Dozens of Terrific Stamps" and was the precursor to the  "Close to my Heart" Stamp and Scrapbook Company.  I used to be a consultant back then when I was in my first blush of stamping!  I really enjoyed it until I realized you couldn't actually make money being a consultant!  All my "profits" were used to supplement my new addiction and any classes that I was lucky enough to book!  Now I realize I'm still doing it!! Except I'm working for myself.  Somehow that makes if different...well....hmmm.....

This card took me back there yesterday and I couldn't post it because I got so emotional.  I disappeared from our living room last night and went to bed to feel sorry for myself.  (Don't ask!) DOTS was all about "stitches".  They made lots of stamps with hand drawn stitching on it and when I finished this card it absolutely looked like the typical DOTS card.  So I like it and I don't like it.  Go figure!



This card is part of the "Blooms" class at my studio this month!
Dates:  Tuesday Apr.5 at 11am ~ $12.00 (3 cards)
             
Sign-up Online!
             Thursday Apr.7 at 7pm ~ $12.00 (3 cards)
              Sign-up Online!
             (810) 966-9664

SUPPLIES
Cardstock:
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / Pirouette
KaiserCraft / Candy Lane / Sherbert / 12x12
BoBunny / 12" Olivia Cashmere / #12OC617 (backside)
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress / Black Soot
Stamps:
Unity Stamps Co. / "Best Wishes & Blooms" / UK-455A
Colored Pencils (Prismacolor):
PC914 / Cream
PC1012 / Jasmine
PC1021 / Jade Green
Other:
May Arts Ribbon / AE28 / Sheer Ombre / Peach & Yellow
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner
Paper Stumps
Fiskars Ribbon Punch
Zva Creative Pearls / Pewter / PEC-02CB-102

Friday, March 11, 2011

Blooms



For the convenience of my customers or to save this Card Idea
Please print out the following pdf
PRINTABLE: ST331_1

Colored pencils and May Arts ribbon get along so well!  There are so many colors to choose from between the both of them!  If you start with the ribbon colors and try to match the pencils ... no problem! Lots of options! and vice versa!  Start with colored pencils and you're sure to find a ribbon to match.  Love it!  I've been looking for an excuse to use the watermelon ribbon!


I was pretty sure the rain was going to get rid of all the snow....it was soooo close!  Just when it looked like all the dog poop was going to show - it started to snow again!  (I didn't want to scoop it all up anyway!)  I defy winter with this very Bright card of flowers!!!

This card is part of the "Blooms" class at my studio this month!
Dates:  Tuesday Apr.5 at 11am ~ $12.00 (3 cards)
              Sign-up Online!
             Thursday Apr.7 at 7pm ~ $12.00 (3 cards) 
              Sign-up Online!
             (810) 966-9664

SUPPLIES
Cardstock:
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / Pirouette
KaiserCraft / Candy Lane / Sherbert / 12x12

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress / Black Soot

Stamps:
Unity Stamps Co. / "Best Wishes & Blooms" / UK-455A
Colored Pencils (Prismacolor):
PC929 / Pink
PC994 / Process Red
Other:
May Arts Ribbon / AE11 / Sheer Ombre / Watermelon & Parrot Green
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner
Paper Stumps
Fiskars Ribbon Punch
KaiserCraft Rhinestones / Lime Green / SB707

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Take me Away....later!


For the convenience of my customers
Please print out the following pdf
PRINTABLE: RW332_3


I'll only consider myself a successful blogger when I can do postings even though life takes a twisting turn.  It's one of the reasons I have such a huge respect for single moms.  They do triple plus duty everyday.  And even if someone does give her a break, she knows perfectly well that it won't last and she'll be on the front lines again in a matter of hours.   I've got a great husband and I still can't do it!  If you haven't caught on yet....I'm trying to excuse myself for not blogging consistently.  Who cares if someone blogs consistently?  Probably no-one....but I like to think that if I ever get a handle on it...I might be slightly organized!  Wouldn't that feel awesome??!!!  I can't wait!



It took me awhile to make a match for my other two cards.  But it can't be too matchy matchy right??!!  They're pretty matchy!  darn!

Well...if you like 'em....here's where you can take the first class.  (I'm going to do this at my studio a little later)... But Shannon at "Remember When Scrapbooking" MI is going to host it at her store on:


Thursday Mar.24th 11am and
Thursday Mar.31st 11am  $16
Call Shannon at (586) 598-1810

WARNING:  If you are going to take the class...Please bring your own colored pencils!  Shannon is not selling them at this time (Scrapbook store...not a stamp or craft store).  You don't necessarily have to have these exact colors....but try to bring some good matches.  I will help out as much as I am able.

SUPPLIES
Stamps
JustRite / By the Sea Set

Papers
Karen Foster / Old World / Travel / 12x12
Bazzill Basics / Blue Oasis / 7-795
BazzillBasics / Smoothies / Maltball / 9-985

Inks
Adirondack / Espresso
Tim Holtz Distress / Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress / Stormy Sky

Prismacolor Pencils
PC941 / Light Umber
PC925 / Crimson Lake (my favorite)
or PC924 / Crimson Red
PC1023 / Cloud Blue
PC911 / Olive Green
PC1067 / Cool Grey 90%
PC947 / Dark Umber
PC1027 / Peacock Blue
PC1063 / Cool Grey 50%

Other
Spellbinders Nestabilities / Classic Ovals Large / S4-110
May Arts Ribbon / 100% Jute / 363-10
Sand Dollar Free Clip Art
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator (timmy)
White Uniball Signo Pen (for the waves)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Take me Away! Card 2


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake. 
PRINTABLE: RW332_2.pdf


Once again I'm about to put up a card on my blog without everything done and hope that I get back to it to fill the recipe in.  Thanks to a very good friend named Demra, We got the packaging and organizing for 2 classes coming up this week.  At which point I told myself...OK - now I'll blog!  But I'm poopy tired and my eyes are crossing involuntarily....so I'm going to just throw this card up and drag myself to the kitchen where I left a glorious mess!!!  Actually, it's not at all glorious....it's sad really!

I do have to tell you one cool thing though!  This card really needed a charm or something to set it off.  This is a great set of stamps from "Just Rite Stamps"....but, you know, it just needed a little something!  So I went looking for a free clip art anchor!  And what do you know?!  The perfect one was waiting there for me to use!  I colored it, cut it out, popped it out with foam mounting and used some crystal lacquer to give it that "charm" feel!  Yay!!



SUPPLIES
Stamps
JustRite / By the Sea Set
Papers
Karen Foster / Old World / Travel / 12x12
Bazzill Basics / Blue Oasis / 7-795
BazzillBasics / Smoothies / Hot Fudge / 9-986
Inks
Adirondack / Espresso
Tim Holtz Distress / Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress / Stormy Sky
Prismacolor Pencils
PC941 / Light Umber
PC925 / Crimson Lake (my favorite)
or PC924 / Crimson Red
PC1023 / Cloud Blue
PC911 / Olive Green
PC1067 / Cool Grey 90%
PC947 / Dark Umber
PC1027 / Peacock Blue
PC1063 / Cool Grey 50%
Other
Spellbinders Nestabilities / Classic Ovals Large / S4-110
May Arts Ribbon / 100% Jute / 363-10
Gold Leafing Pen
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator (timmy)
White Uniball Signo Pen for Highlighting waves
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