You can see here how the card is folded to stand up.
Here is another card we making using the Sweet Stuff stamp set and the Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight ink and paper. We will be using the new Blendabilities to color the images.
I am actually making a ton of these cards for swapping at the Stampin' Up! Convention coming up later this month. I'll be leaving for Salt Lake City on July 16 for my third convention. Whew hoo! I can't wait!
If you are one of my local peeps, I hope you can come! Just send me an email, phone, text or Facebook me.
It's my birthday today. And because it's my birthday, I thought I would indulge in some self-revealing thoughts.
I have a tradition of writing in my journal on my birthday. It's like New Year's Day all over again. A place to start fresh.
In looking back at the last few years, I'm amazed at how much I enjoy my "new" hobby of stamping. I've always loved doing creative things. For years I studied vocal music, enjoying the discipline of developing my voice and striving for perfection. It was a great outlet for getting out of the mediocrity of the day.
Now my creative outlet is stamping. I'm really into it and love sharing it with others. I think there is a real place for hospitality and giving with this art, just as music provided a way to move and touch people.
So those are my thoughts. Just felt like sharing.
Here's something else I'm sharing. A couple more cards we made on Saturday.
I'm offering another opportunity to make them on Saturday for Coffee & Card. We're meeting at Lower Lake Coffee at 10am. Wish you could come!
Today is my monthly card class. I'm really excited about getting together with a friendly group of ladies. It's so much more than about making cards for me. It's about giving and getting a group of ladies together for a special time together.
Here's are couple of the cards we will be making.
This card uses some of the new colors and paper. The design is inspired by stampingschool.com.
This card uses the new Work of Art stamp set.
If you live in the area, I'd love you to join us for class. My basic card class meets the 1st Saturday of the month in Lower Lake, California.
Today I'm going to indulge in a little bit of writing to share my thoughts about the events of the day.
Today I drove three hours from Lower Lake to Fairfield with the objective of meeting up with my friends Maggie and Shari. The drive should have only taken two hours, but as I was coming from the rural land of Lake County, I unfortunately bumped into some yucky Bay Area traffic on Highway 80 and got lost what seems over and over again trying to find Maggie's house.
Eventually I made it to my destination, and right away I was in the midst of crafting bliss. Maggie shared her great stamping room and had projects lined up for us to do. But first I got fed some spicy food she had made for us and we talked in the kitchen for a good amount of time. Yes, we were three like-minded Kindred Stampers with lots to share and we hadn't even started crafting yet!
It's an interesting thing. To drive three hours to spend several more hours doing heaven knows what. It didn't matter. We never stopped sharing, that's all I know.
It's hard to explain why we are so crazy to do this kind of thing. But it is a common love, I guess, to sit around on a holiday weekend and talk about many things, not just about stamping, and to enjoy the company knowing we have this funny thing in common which is yes, stamping...okay, yes, Stampin' Up! style stamping.
Here we are together.
Our one picture shot at Maggie's table sharing our creations and wanting others to see that we are having fun. Yep, it was fun!
I announced at my monthly Card Class a few weeks ago that I lost my key to the Methodist Church. I was graciously given a key to the church facility to have classes, but then I lost the key.
Last week I found the key, which turns out I had all along, but when I tried it, it didn't work. This weekend I tried the key again, jiggling it a little, and it worked! I'm so happy.
I really want to start having classes at the church because there is more space for everyone to come and feel comfortable.
On another note, I'm going to challenge myself to blog everyday for the next 30 days. So get ready to see some pretty goofy blogs because I'm going to just share whatever is going on for me that day.
Of course, I'll share my card creations too and talk about my favorite Stampin' Up! products which is a very long list especially now that the new catalog is out!!!
I confess. I love SU products. I get excited when I see so much awesome stuff. I want it all!
Anyway, the count down has started because the new catalog will be revealed online on June 1. If you are local and want a catalog sooner than that, contact me! I'll hook you up.
So that's my share for today. No cards. Just a key. But it's a wonderful key that will unlock great times if you want to join me for some great stamping fun!
My next local card classes will be on Sunday, May 25th and Saturday June 7. Mark your calendar now. I have so many great things I'm planning to share. Stay tuned and I will let you know more very soon!
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Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because
it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of
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Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures
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In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
You will be able to order a
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I was asked to make a baby shower card for a co-worker. She's having a girl and was registered for products by Cotton Tale Designs Gypsy. Here is a sample of the Gypsy line that I used for inspiration.
Here is my card. I used Tempting Turquoise for a card base. I stamped the flowers using Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie ink.
This is actually a cascade card. It opens up to different layers.
It was a fun card to make. I'll post the recipe later. But one thing to note is that the Raspberry Ripple is on the retired list. I think the ink refills have already sold out! It's a beautiful color that will be missed.
Sorry for my absence! My brain has been in so many places lately that I haven't posted for a while.
One excuse is that my craft room has been a mess and I've been procrastinating cleaning it up.
The truth is that I had to move a lot of my stuff to the garage because we had a guest staying with us. Actually, the guest was my husband's ex-wife who needed a place to stay. The visit caused a lot of havoc, but now it's over. I still haven't recovered from that even though the guest has departed. Life can sure get crazy! But the trial brought me closer to God!
I'm trying to think what I can share with you. I have actually created lots of cards, but just haven't posted the pictures.
Here is the latest card I made using the Happy Watercolor stamp set and Watercolor Wonder DSP. The design is inspired by stampingschool.com.
Even though I've been missing out on blogging, I been doing a lot of thinking about future classes for local folks and beyond. I'm really hooked on stamping and papercrafting. And I love sharing my enthusiasm with others.
One idea is to start crafting with women in church fellowships. I'm praying about starting a Ladies craft and fellowship group. I'd love to make cards with other ladies and send them out to people needing prayer and encouragement.
I also want to start a club. Yep, club everyone!
Okay, I've got to go for now. It's nice to be here again.
Now through February 10th new subscribers will receive a FREE set of five 2012-14 In Color
Markers valued at $14.95. Plus you get a Free
Acrylic Block with your Welcome Kit.
So what is Paper Pumpkin?Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit that
arrives at your doorstep around the 20th of each month. It includes
everything you need (except adhesive) to create cards, journals, mini albums,
banners, etc. for only $19.95 per month.
You can cancel
anytime. It's worth trying out if just to get the markers and acrylic block.
But sign up soon because the free markers offer
ends February 10th.
Contact me to get started or visit
If signing up online, be sure to choose
me as your demonstrator:
Angela Curry, Lower Lake CA 95457
Please note that new subscribers will receive the Welcome kit pictured above and free markers in February.
Toosl: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Label Bracket Punch
One of my goals this year is to send out more cards to people. I mean, why do I make them if not to give them away? This week I enjoyed seeing some of my creations displayed on my co-workers file cabinets. It's like seeing a bit of happiness whenever I walk by.
I'll share this card with you today which was already posted on my Facebook page. Again, I'm loving the note card size.