Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Spooky Fun Class in the Mail

Oh you don't live near Upper Gwynedd Pennsylvania?   but you want to make my fun Halloween Cards.

                                I have good news!  

     You can now have one of my classes arrive at your door with the Bundle shown above plus all the supplies needed to make 2 each of 3 cards plus you will be e-mailed a PDF of the class instructions the day after the live class takes place on October 2 and class materials will mail quickly.  These will be full color PDF tutorials with pictures.  E-mail me with additional questions.  Ink, tools and adhesives are not included.  A Big shot or similar die cutting machine is needed to complete the projects.  If you do not have a big shot I have a limited number on hand for sale at a steep discount when purchasing the class they will have the old style platform, the style platform can be purchased separately. 




Friday, September 9, 2016

3 of 3 for Monthly Card class

  Hi Stampers.  thanks for stopping by my blog.  Today I'm sharing card 3 of my Monthly Card Class.  We do a Sketch a month.  This card was very popular with the ladies last night- I think the Mint Macaroon color does something to some people.  This soft water colorish designer series paper mixed with the two step stamps gave a soft and inviting feel and I love this focal stamp it's from the new Layering Love Stamp set.  The staple isn't usually my go to embellishment however it was really helpful here to
 secure the ribbon to the DSP strip in a nice tight flat fashion.  Links to all the products I used in today's card are listed below.  If you don't already have a demonstrator I'd love to have your order! especially in this last push to earn the incentive trip!  The Stampin' Up! Year ends in 21 days!!  I'm very close so every order counts!
Product List
Big Shot

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Monthly 3 Card Class

   On the first of the month Blogging Friends Blog Hop I posted the first of the 3 cards for my monthly card class.  Today I'm holding my class and so I thought I'd share the other two cards.  Before this month I called this my Sketch Class and have been having this class since 2009 however it confused a number of people that were new to me and they often thought they were going to have to draw and always said-Oh I don't draw so I can't come.  So I have finally made the decision to officially change the name to Monthly 3 Card Class.  I'm sure we will nick name it some shorter version of this -change is hard but can be good!  Right? Right!

  I love sketches so each month-regardless of the name we will use a sketch to design our cards.

This Card Features several new products from the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.

   I just love the Pop of Pink DSP's strong cheerful graphic feel as a backdrop to this striped umbrella.  Too many stripes?  Let me know what you think in the comments below- and don't worry if you don't see your comment right away I have to approve the comments-to avoid a lot of spam.  Thanks for Stopping by.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Specail Sale! Prices listed are 25% off retail!

September Blogging Friends Blog Hop- One Year Anniversary

    Blogging Friends blog hop is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have come together to share their blogs and ideas on the first day of each month.  This is our one year anniversary and I'm excited to say we are being joined by Shelli Gardner the co-founder of Stampin' Up! and one terrific lady.  So as you make your rounds you will come to Shelli's Blog along the way also!

the Hamsa and our gorgeous copper embossing powder
  Our theme aptly enough is Celebrate so I rummaged through my new product that was sitting waiting to be found a home and I came up with this card.  Now someone in our blog group had posed the question how long does it take you to make a card? They went on to say they felt it took them longer then it should.  While there is no should in being creative there are occasions where you have to be practical and this was one of them.  I was packing up my bags to go to the beach for a few days when my husband and I decided we really didn't need to hurry home.  You see we just dropped our youngest at college for her first year and we were having our first day with an empty nest so to speak.  So I looked at my week and realized that posting my card was the only thing on my agenda that I couldn't handle from the beach house so I set off to make and photograph my card quick as I could with the promise of a full 10 days uninterrupted at the beach.  So when I know I have to be quick I always try to do two things.  Limit my choices and use a sketch.

The inside of my card

Sketch for next week and some of the materials for this card
  Since I will have to design three cards for my Sketch Class in September, I decided to use that sketch and kill two birds with one stone.  So I pulled out the sketch we will do in September, it says August because it was supposed to be August but my youngest had Surgery and we had to cancel class in August. Next I choose a product suite and limited my choices to those in that suite, sort of -while I was rummaging in the box of Holiday product that has been waiting to be put away, I came across this Celebrate image from the Here's to Cheers Stamp set and I pulled the Merry tags framelit Dies into cut my image along with the Layering Circles dies from the Annual Catalog.  I heat embossed my greeting with the new in June Copper Embossing powder and cut my embellishments from the new Copper Foil Paper from the holiday book- I used wax paper to help the foil to release from the intricate dies, I didn't have time to fool around.  I used the new Big Shot Platform and the Precision Base Plate and my images cut clean first try.
Some of my new stamps waiting for a home
    It is a pretty simple sketch so I was a little apprehensive that my card wouldn't be special enough for a hop that included the much anticipated Shelli Gardner guest appearance but I accepted the challenge.  I'm glad I did I like the card and it didn't take me even an hour start to finish. I especially like the lotus blossom on the front.  It reminds me of the Hamsa that is so hip with the college girl crowd right now.  It's actually a fascinating story with the five fingered hand being appropriated from one religion to another throughout history.  The symbol which can be a literal hand to a five petal flower much like the one in this set it can mean many things but mostly it is good luck and protection.  I had my youngest in mind while I was making this card.  She has been through a lot and her surgery is still causing her discomfort and she is a homebody packed off to her first year of college and it's been very hard for her - but there is "Much to Celebrate" she graduated High School, we found out why she has been so sick and there was a treatment, she is starting college in the honors program and she got there!  through all her uncertainty and discomfort she got there!  There is MUCH TO CELEBRATE!  and she just might need that Hamas!
Next up on our blog hop enjoy Mary Blocher
 Please visit all the hopper's blogs by hopping around or from the links below!
Anne Power-you are here!

To purchase any of the products used in my card follow the links below 
or contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator today!