Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graduation Cards

This is the basic graduation card I made for all the girls on the list. If I knew the school colors, I used those (this one is for Hesston High School). If I didn't know school colors, then I used black/white/gray. In a few days, I'll show you the "man version" for the guys on the list. One nephew hasn't received his yet...

I got the idea to do the grad cap with the Date Disks set from Jennifer Carter when she posted some cards last year. I love that idea! I used Mini Occasions for the cap with Moulin Rouge Palette ink, and I stamped off before stamping on the line. I also stamped off the red stars before stamping that strip. I did the black stars in Noir Pallette at "full ink." Those stars come from Build-a-Background.

The shot above lets you see that the scalloped circles are popped up with Pop Dots. The shot below lets you see that I used Crystal Stickles on random black stars to add a little bling. ;-)
Other supplies: White ultrasmooth cardstock, black cardstock, scarlet cardstock. 1.5" Clever Lever circle punch, Scalloped Clever Lever punches in Super Jumbo and Mega, bordher punch.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bear for Zion

Remember when I showed you a sneak peek of the card for my new great-niece in this post? Well, little Baby Zion should have her package by now so I'm posting the card I made.

I was practicing with my Copic Markers and will keep practicing!

Supplies: Bears and Bubbles, Thinking of You, Noir Pallette, Copic Ciao Markers, Crystal Stickles, Stardust Clear Gelly Pen, white ultrasmooth cardstock, brown cardstock, Bazzill Monochromatic Red Violets, Hydra-sponge, Cupcake Mono Buttons, Pink and White Scrapper's Floss, and ribbon.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mia's Cottage meets Mother's Day

Yes, I'm still showing you class projects from the May class! This was a fun one that looks much more difficult that it really is.

We used our Scor-Pals to make this shutter-fold card from Mia's Cottage Cardstock, then we added Mia's Cottage patterned paper, stamped using Anchor to the Soul and Trendy Greetings. Viola! A card with a WOW! factor.

Inks: Pallette Noir, Chartreuse, Claret. Adding color to the main image was achieved by scribbling a palette of color on acrylic blocks using Tombow Markers and squirting a bit of water on the same block. We used tiny paint brushes to pick up the color and "watercolor." We used the ever-handy-dandy Gray Tombow to add shadows.
I came home and made another one for my Mother-in-Law in blue!
Which color do you like better?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Great Little Notebook

We made this notebook at the May stamping class a few weeks back. I'd had the supplies for a while, but just kept choosing other "non-card projects" instead. It's simple and fun!

The paper and cardstock are from the Juliette Collection, and the only stamping is on the flowers (punched with both sizes of Clever Lever flower punches). We used Vintage Backgrounds and stamped off before stamping the small flower but used "full ink" on the larger flower. Palette Burnt Umber, of course! ;-) We sponged everything with a hydra-sponge, including the Cardstock Strips.

It's hard to see in the picture, but we sort of bent the flower up just a bit to add dimension.
Other supplies: Spiral Cips, Mini Brads, Scor-Pal

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

When Pigs Fly

Hostesses with an order/FUNshop of $500 or more earn the stamp set below as well as ALL of the sets from the previous post. Customers can purchase this set for $12.95. Wow! What a deal!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More FREE stamps!

Any Hostess who has a $100 FUNshop (party) can earn "Life So Big" FREE! If your party is $250, you would earn that PLUS "Found Joy." A party of $350 earns all three sets below! I just love the Birthday Word Search and can't wait to use it.

Customers can purchase any of these at the special prices of $3.95, $5.95 and $7.95 respectively. Contact me for details.

Stay tuned for even MORE free stamps!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Free Stamps!

During TAC's May & June Jubilation, customers can earn FREE STAMPS! Below are the Gift With Purchase (GWP) stamp choices. You may choose one GWP with each $30 that you order.

Stay tuned and I'll show you some other sets to earn FREE or purchase at a reduced price. ;-)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

another SOTM sample

Wonder and Joy is such a cute stamp set! The sentiments are nice too. This is another one we did at stamping class last week.
The girls clothes are paper pieced with Catelynne paper. Her hair and skin are colored with Skin Tone pencils and Prismacolor pencils blended with oderless mineral spirits. The "grass" is Catelynne paper cut at the top with Deckle Scissors, then little "blades" created with baby Kai scissors (hard to see the "blades" in this photo). The sky was made using Seascape Palette ink, a template cut with Cloud Scissors and a hydrasponge. The button for the balloon came from the Lemonade Buttons and Blossoms.
The card above is 4x8 and fits into the envelopes that are specially made for The Angel Company.
After I got home, I decided to make another card that was a "normal" A2 size. Here's how that one turned out. Oops! I think I need a bigger button, don't you?!?! ;-)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

SOTM sample

This is a card we did at my stamp class last Thursday evening. It uses the Stamp of the Month called Wonder and Joy. After class, I came home and did a few slight variations. It's a great way to highlight an image that you'd normally feel like you should color.

The labels are from the Amberley Grace Collection and popped up with Pop Dots. They are attached with twine or mini brads. The lines on the left are from my ScorPal and ScorBug. It's kinda hard to see, but the pail, fishing reel, overall buttons and fish hook all have a touch of glitter from the Stardust Clear Gelly Pen.Below is the original card that inspired me. It's by Angel Terri B., and I got it at our demonstrator's retreat swap. I can't for the life of me think of who Terri B. is, so please let me know her full name and website link if she has one! Thanks.Other supplies not listed above: Kraft cardstock, Aspen cardstock, DCWV Brights, Burnt Umber Palette ink, hydrasponge and Thinking of You stamp set.

Playing with Copics

The other evening I spent some time coloring with my Copic markers and trying to perfect (?) my technique. These markers sure do have quite the learning curve! I'll show you one of the cards I made and a sneak peek of the other.

Notice that I didn't do much with the card itself. The image is so large that I didn't want to make a busy card. I wanted the image and coloring to stand pretty much on its own. I do feel like it's missing something, but I'm not sure what. Any suggestions?

Supplies: Giant Sunflower (retired), Noir Palette ink, kraft cardstock, Bazzill Browns mono collection, Aspen cardstock. Copic Markers, Gray Tombow, border punch.
You'll only get a peek at the next one because it's on its way to my niece and her husband who just had a baby girl on Thursday. (Congrats Annie and Michael!) I'll show you more of it later...