Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall Scrapbooking

Tomorrow is the first  of this season's Card Club meetings, and one of the projects we will be making is this 12 x 12 Fall Scrapbook page.  I will need to be purchasing some new 12 x 12 cardstock soon.  To make enough supplies for these pages, I had to use some recently retired colors to make this layout.

Why are we doing scrapbook pages is a Card Club?  Most of my members are scrapbookers more than card makers, so it makes sense to show them how to incorporate stamping in that craft.  Of course, I find it hard NOT to use my Big Shot Die Cut Machine in my paper crafting, and used two different die cuts on this page.

Want to learn more about this special craft?  You can call me at (309) 221-0978 to schedule a time to get together or join Card Club.  We meet on the 4th Monday of each month.  Remember, stamping isn't just for card making.

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy 18th Birthday, Jesse

Tomorrow is my son, Jesse's 18th birthday, so I wanted to create something for him.  He and his younger brothers love to ride their bikes and ride the ramps, etc., so I thought this retired BMX bike stamp would be perfect for him!  The background is stamped with the Extreme Elements stamp set (still current) on a layered top note.  The Happy Birthday sign is one of the new builder wheels, rolled onto white satin ribbon.  What do you think?  Will it suit an 18 year old?  Let me know.

Want to learn more?  Let me book a workshop for you and your friends.  You'll have fund seeing all the new products, learning new techniques and earning FREE stuff.  It's really easy to stamp!  I can be reached at (309) 221-0978.  Call me soon.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, September 9, 2010

In Color all occasion card

Want a card that is bright, simple, and can be used for just about any occasion?  This simple little card is made using some of the new In Colors, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizzazz, along with just a little In Color DSP.  Add your own sentiment stamp on the front, maybe a different punch pattern to suit your taste, or even a different color combination, and you have a card ready for any occasion!

Let me show you how simple it is to make your own hand crafted and personalized greeting cards.  It's so much fun to do!

Card Club will be starting on September 27.  This is just a sample of something we are likely to make.  I have a few scrapbookers in my group, so I'm planning on adding some scrapbook layouts to the projects list.  I often use my Big Shot Die Cutting machine to show the many different things you can do to make special cards, 3-D projects, and scrapbook layouts.  You'll be amazed at what you can do!  Call me at (309) 221-0978 if you would like more information.

Happy Stamping,


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Upcoming Christmas Card Swap

Next Tuesday I will be participating in my first Stampattics team meeting and will be 'swapping' cards with fellow demonstrators.  I'm very excited!  I wanted something unique to trade and knew I wanted to use this new stamp set that is now offered in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog that just started yesterday.  This card design is called  a side stair step card.  You may not be able to see them very clearly, but in the center of each poinsettia is a half pearl.  These are now available on a sheet with different sizes, and really add elegance to your project.

If you are interested in learning more great techniques for cardmaking and scrapbooking, why  not join my card club?  Contact me at 309-221-0978.  We will be meeting on the 4th Monday  of each month beginning in September.

Happy Stamping,


Stamp Sets for Sale

I have been cleaning out my craft, and decided to sell several of my stamp sets.  Following are a list of stamps I have available: Circ...