Sunday, May 31, 2009

Soho Hardware & Father's Day Card Class

This class features the Soho Designer Hardware (item #114350):

Each person taking the class will receive a full package of the hardware to create their projects with! We'll make this card (I've made it as a Father's Day Card, but I will also have other sentiments available), and a boxed set of cards (4 cards & one box to hold them) using the Urban Oasis Designer paper, Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set and the Soho Designer Hardware.

Here are the class details if you're in the London, Ontario area:
Sunday June 14th @ 7:00pm & Monday June 15th @ 7:00pm (choose one)
Register by Tuesday June 2nd so I can order the Soho Hardware
Cost: $15.00
My House (e-mail is in sidebar if you need directions)
I hope you can make it!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sketch #59

I'll apologize to Colleen now for the pink/red combo... if you don't look, I'll forgive you! ;)

I created a 12x12 two photo sketch this week:
I decided to make a card based on the sketch:

and as a special bonus this week, check out the MSS blog to see a fantastic layout Leigh created based on the sketch! Link me up if you create something based on the sketch!

supplies (all SU!): Cardstock (Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red), Designer Series Paper (Urban Garden, Candy Lane), Stamps (Oval All, Central Park), Punches (Large Oval, Scallop Oval), Inks (VersaMark, Ruby Red Craft ink), Clear embossing powder, Black Embossing Powder

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin' Up! Pop Up Cake Video

Here's video showing how to put together the Pop Up Cake using the Big Shot Pop Up Cake die:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sketch #58

I have a one page, 8.5x11 sketch this week, but I think it's easily adapted to 12x12.

And here's my layout... I did some embossing (with Iridescent Ice EP) over the patterned paper, and I also embossed (and then cut out) the letters for the title. That's the new Jumble Alphabet (from the upcoming 2009/2010 catalogue, but available in May for 20% off!). I'm also really happy with the faux stitched border (pierced holes, then drew along it with a black pen).
If you create something, I'd love to see it... link me up!

supplies (all SU!): Petal Party Simply Scrappin' Kit, Stamps (Best Wishes & More, Jumble Alphabet, Calendar Alphabet & Numbers), Inks (VersaMark, Basic Grey), Embossing Powder (Iridescent Ice, Black), Scallop Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Basic Black Stampin' Write marker

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A smidge late to link to her blog post, but I love this colour combo and had to make a card! Check out Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #52:

And here's my card (are you sick of seeing this set yet? lol):

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps (Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday), Cardstock (textured Sahara Sand, textured Baja Breeze, Whisper White), Inks (Baja Breeze, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sahara Sand, VersaMark), White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sketch #57

Sorry this is so late... I've been doing so well getting these posted lately and this one is so far behind! I'm going to do my best to get back on track this Friday.

Here's the 8.5x11 one page sketch:

and my layout (using the May MSS kit again):

This layout is for an album I'm making for my sister, so I've left room for her to journal.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Reinker Techniques mini-class!

My monthly technique class is this week (Friday the 15th @ 7:00pm & Sunday the 17th @ 7:00pm). I'm featuring techniques with reinkers this month... they're not just for refilling your ink pads! You'll get a technique card with instructions for the following techniques: Polished Stone, Reinker Spread and Custom Ink Pad Stamping. We'll make samples for you to attach to the back of the instruction sheet. Then we'll make two projects using the techniques! This is one of the projects this month... a card that features the Reinker Spread and the Custom Inkpad. We'll also be making a matchbox with the Big Shot.

This class is $5.00 (or free with a $25.00 purchase) but it's *free* if you're part of my Stamper's Club, and also *free* the first time you come... please RSVP by Thursday night (the 14th) if you'd like to come Friday and by Friday (the 15th) if you'd like to come Sunday. My e-mail's in the sidebar if you'd like more details!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May Red Star Kit - Happy-Go-Lucky

This is the May Red Star Kit... a mix of Making Memories Just Chillin', Pink Paislee (fascinating, fetching & enchanting) and Jillibean Soup papers, MM tags, Pink Paislee alpha stickers, WR Memory Keepers embossed stickers, Jenni Bowlin journaling stickers, Chatterbox wood brads and a fun Red Star Studio stamp!

I've made another flower pot card for Mother's Day with this kit:

and this layout for last week's sketch.

You can see what Jen, Leigh and Marcy have done with this kit by checking out the May gallery! If you'd like to be a guest designer for Red Star Kits for June, check out the details here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May BYOM Kit

This month Krystn put together two kits for BYOM members to choose from! They are both mostly My Mind's Eye Penny Lane. This is the main kit:
and this is the girly kit (the one I picked):

Here's what I created with the kit:

This layout is based on the fab sketch Kelly created for the monthly challenge:

I love the colours in this kit, and loved working with it! You can see what the rest of the Design Team did with this kit (and the main kit, too) by going to the May DT Gallery.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wow Flowers card share

Just a quick share of a quick-to-make card using the Wow Flowers stamp set.... just to prove you can make great cards with limited supplies!
Supplies (all SU!): Whisper White Notecards, In Colour Asst. Cardstock (Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss), Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad, Stampin' Write Markers (Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Sketch #56

I've got an 8.5x11 multi photo sketch for you this week:

and my layout :

I used the May Red Star kit, and I love the combo this month: Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee and Making Memories...

May is Scrapbooking Month!

Celebrate International Scrapbook Day all month long with Stampin' Up!
1. Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper (including specialty papers) or 12"x12" textured cardstock and get one FREE!
2. Become a demonstrator for only $99 with the limited time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. You can sign up online on my website by clicking "Join Now" and entering gold star as the Recruiter Authorization password.
3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet Stamp set (set of 52) -- a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue -- at 20% off!