Monday, May 28, 2012

Pals Paper Arts Challenge 135

Happy Memorial Day! 

Here's my card for the PPA challenge. I used the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set and embossed the "Thinking of You" with white embossing powder on Basic Gray card stock. 

The blossoms and sentiment were colored in with Stampin' Write Markers. I decided on Cajun Craze for the blossoms after consulting the Color Coach to find a color to coordinate with the Baja Breeze background from the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper.



Here is a list of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card:

Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers (Wood-Mount 113252, Clear-Mount 127805)
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated (125406)
Card Stock:  Basic Grey (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Stampin’ Write Markers: Basic Grey (119703), Cajun Craze (119701)
Tools: Stampin’ Emboss Powder in White (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Color Coach (120148)
Extra Touches: 1/2” Seam Binding in Baja Breeze (122331)

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This is the sketch for the PPA challenge:














Yesterday I went to our local Memorial Day parade. I got there late, but got a little extra walking done trying to catch up with the crowd.  Here's a picture of the traditional finale featuring the guys from the fire department.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mix and Match Designer Paper

Here is one of the cards we'll be making on Thursday at my FREE workshop. It will be a great project for beginners. We will do a couple other easy cards too.

I'm really looking forward to introducing people to Stampin' Up products and hope to see lots of excitement about paper crafting!

There's still time to sign up for this class, but please let me know soon!

I will be giving monthly FREE workshops so if you miss this one, check my event's calendar to sign up for the next one.

I have other classes coming up including a Stamp-A-Stack class on June 7 and general card making class at the Art House Gallery in Clearlake on June 9.


Card Recipe
Stamp set: Kindness Matters (Wood-Mount 122900, Clear-Mount 122902
Designer Series Paper: Summer Smooches (125409)
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117)
Ink: Basic Black* (126980)
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), ½” Circle Punch (119869)
Extra Touches: Linen Thread (104199)
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Friday, May 4, 2012

Awesome class today!

I had such a fun time today with the moms and kids of the City Gate Homeschool Co-op. The kids made a Mother's Day Flower Pot Card and the moms made a Butterfly card.

Here's Michelle and Derina with their cards. Lea also made an awesome card (Lea was back helping with the kids, but her card is in the picture.) All the ladies did an awesome job and plan to do more stamping!

Thanks to Amy for helping to coordinate the event. Amy had to leave early because her daughter Emma was feeling well. I hope Emma is feeling better...

I wish I had taken pictures of all the kids' cards. They did such an amazing job.

Here are the cards we made.

This is the Flower Pot card the children made for Mother's Day

The mom's made this card using a variety of DSP