August 27, 2015

Dahlia Fold Flowers


Technique #2 for August.  Dahlia Folds.  This card is actually a CASE, but it was too pretty NOT to copy! The flowers are simply 1-3/4" & 1-1-2" circles that are sponged and folded.  The 1-7/8" scallop punch was used for the bottom of the flowers.  Everything Eleanor works perfectly for the stems.  Lots of Labels nicely frames the entire image.

Below is the video and supply list.



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August 25, 2015

Making Your Own Stamps

It's technique time!  Today's technique is making stamps out of framelits.  A little fun foam cut out using a framelit, and add it to a clear or wood block, and you have a cool stamp!

Funny how you get stamp sets, and like a specific stamp in the group.  Then someone shows you one stamp (that you never knew was in the set) and it's like getting a whole new stamp set!!!  That's what happened when I was shown the square border around the butterfly.  It's in the stamp set called Tin of Cards.  When I first got the set, I originally just liked the sentiments, but now I like the entire set!

The main butterfly is one layer.  Watch the video to see how it's done!  The supply list is below the video.



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August 21, 2015

All Ye Faithful Sneak Peak

For the past couple of days I have been playing with all my new stuff from the upcoming Holiday Catalog (which begins September 1st).  This set is called All Ye Faithful.  Just excited to share!

I will be holding Christmas card stamp-a-stacks every fourth Monday through November.  If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to attend one of the classes, simply email me.  I'd love to have you attend.

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August 20, 2015

Early Christmas Ornament

Oh no!  Not Christmas yet!!!  YEP!  I was just too excited and had to play with my new toys that I preordered from the upcoming holiday catalog.  This is a CASE from that catalog.  This is one of the cards we will be making this card at my next Christmas stamp-a-stack on Monday.

How would you like to be able to preorder new "toys" too?  That's only one of the perks of being a demonstrator.  In addition, there is a nice product discount....AND, if you join my team, I offer free Technique classes and half-price classes.  Interested?  Whether you'd just like the perks and discounts or you'd like to make it a business, it's a win-win either way.  Join my team (click here).

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August 16, 2015

Bohemian Wild About Flowers

Oh my goodness....I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted.  My apologies.  Took a little vacation (not from stamping, just a vacation!!).

Today's card is one we made in a recent Stamp-A-Stack.  I love the colors ... bermuda bay and pacific point!  The designer paper gave me the idea (Bohemian DSP).  The stamp set is Wild About Flowers.

If you are interested in holding your own stamp-a-stack event in the Milwaukee/Metro area, feel free to email me.  It's pretty simple ... get 5 or more people together, tell me what kind of cards you might like, and enjoy the evening.  Everything is provided and there is no purchase obligation.  Cost is $15 (8 cards, 4 design).

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August 04, 2015

Birthday Garden


English Garden and Pictogram Punches -- who would have thought these two would go together.  But I love the little vase and flowers in the Pictogram Punches set.  The paper in the English Garden is so versatile and pretty.  The card base uses the thick whisper white .... I love that stuff!  This is a card we made in a recent stamp-a-stack.

Are you interested in joining one of my stamp-a-stacks?  I'm considering opening up additional classes this fall.  Email me if you're interested.

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August 01, 2015

Pillow Tile Technique


The last of July techniques.  I'm calling it Pillow Tiles.  Check out the video and supplies below.  Glad you could stop by....

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July 24, 2015

Brick Wall Technique


Technique #2 for July.  Brick wall ... making it look more realistic.  Below is another video on how to make the card and technique.

Here is pretty much the same card (different colors), without embellishing the brick.  Which do you like better?




Supplies are listed below the video. Enjoy!


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July 23, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Deal!


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July 22, 2015

Fancy Fold Flip Card



Technique time!  I also did another video.  This card is so easy, but looks complicated.  The most trouble we had in club was using the fast fuse!  The supplies are listed below the video.  If you are interested in joining one of my technique clubs or would like to be a part of a virtual technique club simply email me.


Supplies listed below:

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July 20, 2015

More Experimenting ...

I've had lots of time to create and play lately ... I guess it pays to be organized and ahead of the game once in a while!  This card is a result of more "experimenting" with spritzing with water and refills onto an embossing folders.  Overall I like the look, but I'm not quite sure of the colors for the butterfly, though.  On this one, I even dyed and stamped the ribbon.

To place your Stampin' Up! order, feel free to click on the supply list below.

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July 15, 2015

Baptism Butterfly

One of my card ministry classes needed baptism cards, and this is what I came up with.  This one is so much prettier in real life!!!  I kept wanting to add more to it, but it didn't need it.  I have to say, I tried the new thicker white card stock .... LOVE IT!  Stamped images are crisp and clean, and the card is now nice and sturdy compared to the regular Whisper White.  Complete supply list is below.

If you are in the Milwaukee/Metro area and would like to start a card ministry for your organization or church, feel free to contact me and I'll give you the details.

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July 12, 2015

Awesome Friend


I was playing around for upcoming technique classes, and this is what I came up with.  I spritzed the hexagon embossing folder with 3 different colors of spritzers filled with refills and water, then placed the watercolor paper on the embossing folder, and ran it through the Big Shot ... this is the result.  I also dyed the ribbon by spritzing white satin ribbon with Wisteria Wonder/Water.  I really love the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  It's hard to tell, but the wings of the dragonfly are glittered, making it pretty lifelike.  One of those cards much prettier in real life.  Below is the list of supplies:

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July 09, 2015

Wax Paper Resist


Another technique video.  This one is called Waxed Paper Resist. There's a little blooper in the video, feel free to fast forward through that.  My editing skills are not there (at all!).  The supplies are listed below.





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July 02, 2015

Triple Layer Stamping


Triple layer stamping is one of my favorite techniques.  This card shows the same card only in put together in two directions.  The colors are elegant eggplant, mossy meadow and very vanilla.  Below is the video.  Enjoy!



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