Saturday, June 28, 2014

Change Up the Color (and Free Giveaway)

I was playing around with the hexagon stamps and punch today and made some cards to send to some of my friends.  They're so easy to make- you don't even have to cut anything out.  Just stamp and punch!  First I started with the (oh, so loved) Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio and Cantalope colors.
I love how it turned out.  A simple and yet trendy card!  Then I wondered what this same card would look like made with different colors.

 I added the sunny Saffron and love how this card looks, too!  Reminds me of a summer day.  :)

Then I tried the Pool Party and love the peaceful, ocean-look that this card has.

Which one do you like the best?  Leave me a comment (before Mon July 7th) and let me know why you like that card the best and I will send you that card to give to one of your friends! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cards "All Abloom" with Color!

These are the cards that we made at this week's Stamping Class.  I used the new designer paper set called All Bloom.  I love the colors and diversity of the cards.  Yet they somehow look great together because of the colors. 

The pretty quilted card idea came from Vicki Burdeck.  She is so talented and has a great blog with her cards.  I changed the colors and the stamp set that she used to include the Flower Fun.  I like the stamps that have punches to coordinate with them.  They made stamping so easy!  The leaves are made using the bird punch- much easier than taking out the embosslets.

The next card has a cut-out on the front to showcase the little heart!  Cute, right?  I got this idea from Tracey Roy.  I added a simple flower image from Bloom with Hope set and gently watercolored it.  I also added some "dots" using markers and then embellished it with some rhinestones and the new sequins!

The Happy Birthday card is the simplest one of the four.  It's made using the set, Too Kind.  I got this idea from Vicki, also, but changed the colors.  Simple, and yet so beautiful! 

Lastly, this art-deco card is made using the new stamp set, Choose Happiness.  I copied the idea from  So Shelli's blog from Stampin Up.  I changed the colors and added some of my own embellishments. 

I love how all of the cards coordinate.  I think this was one of my favorite card classes.  What do you think?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

New Catalog Party (and Free Give-Away!)

Everything is in place for the Stampin Up New Catalog Party!  Here is glimpse of the new catalog and some "goodies" for my guests!

Here they are intently looking through the New Catalog!  Oh, the possibilities of all of the projects that we will make this year are endless.  :)

No party is complete without some good food!  And there was a lot to choose from!  Thank you to all of the ladies for the delicious food and drinks that they brought.

We had some games with prizes and stamped the Happy Owl card. 

Melissa's Mom, Lillian stamped her first card today!  Doesn't she look so proud? 

 I love making cards and other crafty projects with my friends.  

What a fun time we had!

Here is photo of one of the prizes that I made for my guests.  They are key fobs (didn't I tell you that I would be making more?) made from Stampin' Up fabric.  Each guest got to pick one to bring home with them.
Didn't get to come to the party?  The good news is that you can receive one, too!  Just leave a comment on this blog page before Monday, June 16th (at 9:00 am EST) and I will put you in for a drawing to win one of these key fobs!  You can put keys on them for your purse or hang them up at home with your spare keys on them.  This drawing is now over.  Mary Beth is the winner!

If you are interested in learning to stamp, let me know!  It's a lot of fun and you will meet some great people.  :)

Cute Little Owl Guy (and Free Give-Away!)

When I was looking through the new Stampin' Up catalog, I was immediately drawn to this cute little owl guy in one of the new stamp sets.  He is from a set called So Very Happy.  I made these magnets for my stampers who are coming to the New Catalog Party.  I  love to color and cut out images.  (Just ask my the stampers who come to my house!)  I used some of the new papers and punches, too.  He is going to be the "star" of the Party!

Here is the card that I have ready featuring the Happy little owl.  There's also a sour cream favor with a punch-out window.  He's just SO cute!

As an added bonus, I am having a free Give-away!  If you leave a comment before Monday, June 16th (at 9:00 am EST) on this page, I will randomly draw names and send you one of the magnets featuring the cute little owl!  This drawing is now over.  Eileen O is the winner! 
 Good luck!