Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful day with friends and family. I went to see the movie the Hobbit after eating a meal of homemade enchiladas.  Yum!

I wanted to share some cards I made last month but never got around to posting. I made them with my friend Cheryl and three young ladies.

I got the template for the One Sheet Wonder used to make these cards from Flowerbug's Inkspot. We made a total of 10 cards each. It was a marathon of card making but fun nevertheless!

Looking at these cards makes me want to burst out in Christmas carols.  Fa la la la la....

God bless, Angela

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday sale ends today

Just sharing a few reminders for you...

The HOLIDAY SALE, including special Cyber Monday deals ends today.

WEEKLY DEALS end today too.
Use hostess Code XMBC6QTX and get a Free Class Pass

It's not too late to get started making Christmas cards. Stampin' Up! has some great KITS available for easy and fast projects.

My next class is December 7 in Lower Lake.  We will be making Christmas tags, gift holders and a card or two.

Future classes will meet on the 1st Saturday of the month

God bless,

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Weekly Deals Nov 26-Dec 2

Hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals! 

Floral Frames Framelits Dies Item # 127012 
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21
Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die Item # 124587
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Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad Item # 131181
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Regals Stampin’ Write Markers Item # 131262
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Discounted Price: $21.71
1″ Square Punch Item # 124094
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Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon Item # 130012
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Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
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Compilation of Recipes Designer Template Item # 127755
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Congratulations Dara Hoffman!

Dara is the winner of the Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape. Please email me by Wednesday to claim your prize!!!!  Email me at angela

I want to apologize for not announcing a winner yesterday but my kitty Timmy has been very sick and died in my arms this morning. During the last several days, I have been nursing him and making him comfortable.

Thanks so much for your understanding

Hug and blessings,

I love you Timmy. You were the best kitty ever!!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pals Trick or Treat (Blog Candy) Halloween Hop!

Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat.  

You should have just left stop #1 on the Pals Hop - Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlry. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Now here's what I have to share with you today. 

It is a Halloween Popcorn Slider.

At first glance, it looks pretty tame.    

But once you pull the ribbon out pops your packet of popcorn!

I definitely call that a treat!!!

Notice how I used my black Stampin' Marker to add the extra spiders to the strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Markers really did the "trick" for me here!

Stamp set: Tags 4 U, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit Card Stock
Ink: Black Stazon and Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Black 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (Retired)
Tools: Label Bracket Punch, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Big Shot


Guess what!!  I'm giving away a treat!  It's an unopened package of Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape!  If you'd like a chance to win, simply leave me a comment at the end of this post by Friday, October 11 at 11:59pm PST. One random winner will be announced on my Kindred Stampers Blog on Saturday, Oct 12, so be sure to come back!

Note: I only ship within the U.S. Winner will have until next Wednesday to email me their name and mailing address so stay tuned for the announcement of the winner on Saturday! Usually I would have asked for a reply within 24 hours, but my original blog post said the winner would be announced on Tuesday. So to be fair, I will wait longer for your email response. Good luck!

The next stop is Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards, stop # 3 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Stampin' Pretty Pals Hop Line-Up
  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers 
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb... 
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair! 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness 
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit 
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit 
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats 
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog 
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine 
  19. Peggy Noe at 
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper 
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions 
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary 
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody

Monday, October 7, 2013

Maple Leaf with a little Thumping

Today I have another Fall card to share.

There's a few simple techniques I used to give the card some special qualities.

 I used the "Thumping" technique to color the top Maple Leaf.  The colors are literally "thumped" on with colored markers.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers for a variety of Fall colors.

I also inked up my Woodgrain Embossing Folder in Baked Brown Sugar ink before running through my Big Shot. It's a Letter Press technique that adds an extra depth and richness to the look.

I will be demonstrating these techniques at my class on Wednesday for local folks.  I hope you can come!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Truly Grateful in Faux Silk

Here is a card we will be making at my card class next week. It is made using a "faux silk" technique which incorporates the use of tissue paper to create the "silk" look. Basically you stamp on the tissue paper, scrunch it up, then attach it to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. It's really a lovely look.

The ingredients of this card include the Magnificent Maple stamp which is priced at an easy $9.95 and that's for a wood stamp!  The color of the fallen leaves are Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry. This was the first time I used the Crushed Curry ink and I really love it.

Possibly the most popular accessory for the Fall season is the Burlap ribbon which holds the images together. It's really wonderful to work with and adds so much.

Card Recipe
Stamp sets: Magnificent Maple, Truly Grateful
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Labels Framelits, Big Shot



For you local folks living in or near Lake County, California, here is the scoop on my classes.

Wednesdays classes will meet Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11 starting at 6:30pm
$5 Friday classes meet Nov 1, Nov 29 and Dec 27. Open hours are 6pm-9pm.

Wednesdays will be a traditional card class for all levels of stampers. I will be using current Stampin' Up! products so you can see how gorgeous everything is in real life.

Friday classes will be more "hang loose." I will have a couple Make & Takes for you to do for $5. If you didn't make it to the Wednesday card class, you can make it up here. Just let me know in advance so I can have the extra kits prepared for you. I'm available for anyone who needs help with projects they are working on at home. And if anyone wants to borrow some of my stuff such as Big Shot folders, framelits, stamps, etc., I will bring them for you to use that night. Sometime in the coming months I'd even like to play Bingo for fun and prizes!

All classes meet in Lower Lake. Contact me for address info.

Hugs & blessings, Angela

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


*** Oct 1 - 31, 2013 ***

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a qualifying* party. That's $65 in free product for you (instead of the $40 standard amount)! A qualifying party is $250 in party sales before tax and shipping

For Online Purchases
Purchase $250 on your own or buddy up with friends to get an extra $25 in hostess freebies! You can order it online or email me. Normally a $250 order earns $40 in freebies but with this promo, you get $65 free!

In-Person Private Classes
My goal as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is to reach out to local folks living in Lake County, California or in neighboring counties including Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino. If that's you, let's talk about getting together!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Monstermaniacs Clear-mount Stamp Set

Monstermaniacs Clear-mount Stamp Set
Monstermaniacs Clear-mount Stamp Set

Monstermaniacs, by Doris D., is the second winning stamp set from In With You, our new stamp set design challenge beta program.

In July, art enthusiasts were given the challenge to create a monster themed stamp set. Voters fell in love with her design and voted the set to victory!

Stampin' Up! will be running ongoing contests and would love your participation! Join the fun at

You'll love this winning stamp set from our latest design challenge.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Join my Marker Club Today!

How would you like to own ALL 38 Stampin' Write Markers, the carrying case, the new 2013-2015 In-Color Markers, plus 80 sheets of card stock to match?

How about I threw in 25.00 of EXTRA FREE product of your choice?

All of this is yours by joining my Marker Club!

As an added Bonus, local customers get a Free Pass to my current monthly card class. Long-distance customers will receive two completely finished hand-stamped cards from my monthly class and a PDF instruction sheet.

Only 45.00 a month for 4 months (long-distance customers add $5.60 for priority shipping).

Save money over ordering them individually, and get an additional 25.00 in free product of your choice.

How it works

Each month you will receive a set of 10 markers plus the matching card stock. In the final month you get your markers and card stock, PLUS your carrying case and set of In-Color Markers.You also pick out your 25.00 free product of your choice!

A great investment

Lately I've been talking a lot about making good investments. Well, the Marker Club will really save you. Consider that 10 markers and a pack of card stock will cost you 41.95. Add tax and shipping for a total of 49.61. You really get a lot for 45.00 a month when you join my club.  Anyway, it's a spectacular deal and I hope you will consider joining.

Contact me today if you have questions or to sign up for my next Marker Club when it starts!

Email me at or 707-972-1822

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Class invite with Mosaic Madness

I printed out these postcards today as invitations to my card classes for local folks. I'm sharing it here so you can see how easy it is to add a little pizzazz to your announcements.  Here I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set in Strawberry Slush ink.

Here I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set in Strawberry Slush ink.

Mosaic Madness
This is the Mosaic Madness stamp set. It's both versatile and trendy.

For you local folks in or near Lake County, California, here is the scoop on my classes.

Wednesdays will be a traditional card class for all levels of stampers. I will be using current Stampin' Up! products so you can see how gorgeous everything is in real life.

Friday classes will be more "hang loose." I will have a couple Make & Takes for you to do for $5. If you didn't make it to the Wednesday card class, you can make it up here. Just let me know in advance so I will have kits prepared. I'm available for anyone who needs help with projects they are working on at home. And if anyone wants to borrow some of my stuff such as Big Shot folders, framelits, stamps, etc., I will bring them for you to use that night. Sometime in the coming months I'd even like to play Bingo for fun and prizes!

Wednesdays classes will meet Oct 9, Nov 13 and Dec 11 in the evening.
$5 Friday classes meet Nov 1, Nov 29 and Dec 27.

All classes meet in Lower Lake.


Hugs & blessings, Angela

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Swallowtail metamorphosis

I felt like heat embossing tonight while hanging out with my friend Shauna. I pulled out the not so shy Swallowtail stamp for a coating of Pool Party embossing powder and made history.

It was Shauna's first time heat embossing and I loved hearing her reaction to the chemical change that occurs as the embossing powder melts into a solid work of art. Kinda seems appropriate we were doing a butterfly as there was a metamorphosis going on right before our eyes.

I really love heat embossing even though I don't do it a lot. Tonight we added a little Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the our image. Both the Champagne Mist and the DSP I used on this card are retired products, but everything else is current.

Here's our card for tonight.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Swallowtail, Too Kind (sentiment)
Paper: Cardstock is Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit, DSP is retired
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Emboss Powder in Pool Party, Stitched Satin Ribbon in Summer Starfruit, Large Oval Punch
Tools: Heat tool

I've been cutting up some of my retired DSP's into small packets to use as door prizes for my in-home classes.

I also made this "Book to Look" board to encourage bookings.

There are five 3x3 envelopes with tags inside that have a gift written on it.  A party attendee who books a class withing the next two months will receive the gift at the time she has her workshop. In addition, the person hosting the party that day also gets the same prize. How cool is that!

Don't you just want to pull on that string and see what the prize is?Possible prizes include Baker's Twine, Kraft Gift Boxes, Stampin' Marker, Stampin' Sponges and Stampin' Dimensionals.

The prize envelopes were made using the Polka Dot Parade DSP in colors Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight. These are all colors from the Bright Color family which makes it so easy to match up with coordinating cardstock.

So when are you booking your party?


Hugs & blessings, Angela

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit


Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!

The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.

The Everyday Occasions kit includes:

* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box

Price: $29.95


Hugs & blessings, Angela

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papillon Dreaming

Here's yet another card we will be doing at my upcoming Private Class.  I have been planning these projects to tantalize the newbie stamper by using products that I feel are good investments.

Today's card once again uses the magnificent Big Shot.
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
My card from yesterday used the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder while today's card uses the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

Embossing folders make deep impressions in a single sheet of paper when run through the Big Shot.

Embossing Folders

What is really great about embossing folders is that they only cost $7.95 yet make such an astounding difference. So once you get a Big Shot of your own, you must stock up on a full arsonry of embossing folders at such a reasonable cost.

Now, I don't expect newbie stampers to purchase a Big Shot their first day, but I don't want to deprive them of a taste of the Big Shot wonders. Truly the Big Shot is a wondrous contraption that makes dreams come true.

Here's the card that features the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

Do you see the dreamy Woodgrain embossing? I love how it looks in Very Vanilla.  Simple yet elegant.

The other colors adding to the simplicity of this card are Island Indigo and Crumb Cake. I can never get enough of these colors.  They're just so satisfying.  I stamped the background butterflies in Crumb Cake to add to the "dream". The extra touch of Crochet Trim with a button tied with Linen thread are simple touches for just a bit of "je ne sais quoi."

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake
Ink: Island Indigo and Crumb Cake
Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Crochet Trim, Linen Thread

Hugs & blessings, Angela

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Another card to make on a budget

Yesterday I shared about making "investment" cards. Today I have another card to share that uses products that will take you far into a stamping future.

This card is made using the Best of Birthdays stamp set. You get a whole variety of stamps that are fun and versatile. The design comes from a swap card I received at the Stampin' Up! Convention this summer made by Melissa Roberts.

The colors are from the new 2013-2015 In-Color Collection which you can get as a Cardstock & Pad Kit that includes all five new colors of card stock and five ink pads for $29.95. I buy this bundle every year. I'm always confident that Stampin' Up! will feature these colors throughout the year and so having the set becomes a really great investment.

I also used the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack which comes in a pack of 40 sheets for $21.95. These stacks are good investments too because the designs are so versatile and cute.  Just look at the cute polka dots on this card in gorgeous Coastal Cabana.

I'll be sharing another investment card tomorrow using Papillon Potpourri. Thanks for stopping by.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Best of Birthdays
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White cardstock, 2013-15 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stacks
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Hugs & blessings, Angela

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