Monday, December 30, 2013

A New Year's Class Worth Dressing up For

 Please let me introduce you to the first class that I am offering in 2014... All Dressed Up!  This class features Stampin' Up's Dress Up framelits.

For this class, you'll make 12 sweet dress cards.  Each card starts with an embossed neutral background and is topped with a black dress form and a dress.  There are two different styles of dress.

Each paper is gorgeous and is flocked (which basically means it's textured with a fuzzy, soft patterned area).  Also, since the paper is patterned, each dress is totally unique and will have a different pattern.  Some dresses also have a ribbon belt.

I am in love with these dresses!  I know you will be, too!  They make awesome note cards for yourself or for a gift.

Here's a close-up of one of the dresses.  You can also see the detail of the embossing on the bottom neutral layer... simple and sweet.

I am offering the class on Friday, January 17th at 4:00.  The set $25.00 for a 12 card set.

Can't make it on the 17th but still want to make the set?  Let me know and I'll prep the materials for the set for you, and we can arrange a time to create together.

Love the set but don't have interest in making it yourself?  Again, let me know, and I will make the cards for you!

Please RSVP by Wednesday January 15th if you are coming so that I can have all the materials ready for you.

I hope to create with you soon!

Yippee-Skippee! and The Friday Mashup

 I made two, almost identical, cards for The Friday Mashup challenge this week.

Their challenge was to use Real Red, Gumball Green, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake or to make a project with glitter/shimmer/bling or mash-it-up and make both.  Since Christmas is over, I decided to go the the next major card giving holiday: Valentine's Day.

Here's what I created...

I used the Yippee-Skippee stamp set (I've been trying to find a way to use this sentiment... I freakin' love it!)  I used the small heart punch to punch out 8 hearts of the green and blue and one of the glitter red.  I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and then colored in "love" with my red marker.  I popped up the red glitter heart and panel of hearts, too.

I used the Chalk Talk framelits to create a panel for the sentiment.  It was a bit longer than I needed it to be, so I used the side of the decorative label to punch out the other side to mimic the fancy punch that the framelit creates.  My scrap was 1 1/2", which perfectly fits in the side of the punch.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sketched Birthday for FOUR Challenges!

 I think I am probably like most people... super busy during the holidays.  I put the things I want to do on the back burner to complete the tasks I HAVE to do.  Well... I am on vacation, and I am spending some time playing in the studio, and I have finally broken my own record.  I have created this card, which answers the call of FOUR... count 'em... four challenges (and this beats my prior record of one card and three challenges).  Thanks to the folks at the following four blogs that created such great challenges this week that allowed me to do this.
 This card uses the sketch challenge on Freshly Made Sketches.  I have used the color challenge on Sunday Stamps (Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and So Saffron).  And the theme of the card goes with the challenge on CAS-ual Fridays (New Year's Project) and CASology's party theme for the week.
 My base is Very Vanilla.  Then I used a 4" x 5.25" layer of vanilla which I heat embossed using clear embossing powder and two stamps from the Sketched Birthday stamp set.  My banners are Crumb Cake, black, and So Saffron.  My sentiment is also froom Sketched Birthdays, stamped in black on saffron and cut out using the Bitty Banners framelits.

I usually do make two cards when I make any card, changing the layout slightly.  That's what I did here, too.  The banners were super easy to make using scraps.
Inside each is the Happy New Year message from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I punched it out using my word window and added the sentiment to the Modern Label punch.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

'Tis the Season Challenge 6!

 Holy Cow!  Where is the time going?!?  Thanksgiving, my birthday, the impending Christmas holiday, the parties, the planning, the buying, the wrapping....

But, I had to make time for the 'Tis the Season Christmas card challenge number 6!  It's a color challenge to use Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Midnight Muse with an option to use embossing.

These non-traditional Christmas colors are quite the challenge, but I went into Zen Mode and channeled my inner creative juices.

I am actually quite happy with the outcome.  I started off with a Crumb Cake base.  Inside, there's a white layer.  On the front of the card, I used two different framelits: Window Frames and Chalk Talk, one to cut out a Midnight Muse and one to cut an opening in both the window frame and the front of the card.  I used Warmth & Wonder stamp set.
The tree is Old Olive, the ornaments, ribbon, and sentiments are Rich Razzleberry, the window frame is Midnight Muse.

I do like it!  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift Card Holders

 How stinkin' cute are these?

 Are you giving a gift card this year for Christmas?  Do you have a super cute gift card holder for it?

Do you want one?

You can get this cute Santa or Elf gift card holder.  It is only $5.00.

You can email me or message me and I can help you, but HURRY!  Time is limited!