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


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