Monday, February 15, 2010

Monthly Scrapbook Class

For those of you who have been to my scrapbook classes, you’ve probably been wondering what happened!  I’ve been trying to find a good time and day to have the class.  I’ve settled on the last Monday of every month.


I’ll be holding this class, consistently, the last Monday of every month.  You can choose the morning class from 10-12:30 or the evening class from 7-9:30.

Class Fee:  $5 – Free with a $30 order

Dates:  February 22nd, March 29th, April 19th*, May 24th, June 28th & July 26th.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or would like to come to one (or all) of the classes.


*The last Monday in April is the 26th and my wedding anniversary.  My hubby would not be happy if I held scrapbook classes that day!

Valentines and More

It’s amazing how much more fun it is in my stamp room studio now!  I know some of you are waiting to see pictures, but you’re going to have to wait a little longer.  The weather is not cooperating and the light hasn’t be good enough to take pictures with.

I will also be posting close-ups weekly with organizational tips that I hope are helpful.

On to the fun stuff.  Here’s what I’ve been doing:


I used:  Scallop circle & Scallop circle #2 dies, embossing folder (oops, I think I grabbed a non-stamping up one). I won’t name the guilty party who gave it too me! Modern Label & 1 3/4 circle punch.  Pretty in Pink taffeta & treat cups. It was really quick to make.


OK, so I thought this would be perfect for my daughter (7yrs) to make for her classmates.  In fact I had her in mind when I made it.  Only one stamp and the Big Shot, which she loves.  She took one look at it and said “I don’t like it.  I already have an idea.”  So she proceeded to make up her own.  She used punches, an embossing folder, and treat cups. My son says she’s my “mini me”. I have no idea what he’s talking about…I think she ended up making 18 of them.  The bummer is I forgot to take pictures of them!!!


I used: Finial Press & Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, New Scallop Trim Corner & XL Fancy Flower punch, 1” circle, Modern Label, & Designer Label punches, & With All My Heart stamp set.


I made this for my daughter, at the last minute, for Valentines.  You can’t tell by the photo but the big flower is embossed.  I decorated the inside and embossed it also.  I figured since I forgot to get her candy, I’d make the inside a surprise….She didn’t ask where the candy was, so maybe it worked.  :0)



I used: Scallop Circle & Scallop Circle #2 dies, Modern Label & Heart to Heart punch. I {Heart} Hearts & Fundamental Phrases stamp sets.  P1090644_edited-1

The idea for this favor, came from Mandy Grant (the best upline ever!).  She always has something I can steal. You could put all kinds of things in it. Mint sticks, glow sticks, you name it.  I was going to put Pixie Stix in there but I ate them!


I used: Scallop Circle, 3/4” Circle & Modern Label punches, Basic Black 1 1/4” striped grosgrain.


I just realized that I didn’t use the Big Shot for this card.  I can’t believe it! Lately it seems like I can’t make a card without it. :0)  I had a request to make a Valentine that was for a girl, but from a guy.  He didn’t want it to be to girly and the only heart stamp I have is definitely girly!  This is what I came up with.  The idea came for a swap card.  There was no name on the back so I can’t give credit to anyone, sorry. :0(  It’s hard to tell but I used Very Vanilla cardstock instead of Whisper White, so that it would match with the ribbon.



I used:  Elegant Bouquet embossing folder & Scallop Trim border punch (Free – during Sale-a-bration), Vintage Vogue stamp set.


This is my first easel card.  (you can find directions for an easel card here) Folded down it measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  It was so easy and I love the way it looks.  You could put a photograph on here and not only would you be send a card but they would receive an instant picture frame.  I totally came up with the idea for both of these cards, all by myself, can you believe it!  They came out way better than I thought they would.  Not that I’m bragging on myself, or anything like that….



I used: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Circle, Modern Label, 3/4” Circle & Scallop Trim border punches, Party Hearty stamp set.


I just love this color combo!  It’s hard to tell by the photo but I used Soft Suede and Brocade Blue.  They work really well together.  This easel card measure like a regular card when folded flat – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Not to make you feel bad, but, if you’d come to the Technique Club this month you would have made these 2 cards!  Not to worry though, I’ll be modifying both of these for a Birthday Card Stamp-A-Stack in March.

Thanks for looking I hope you were inspired to go create something!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Punch Art Class

Until recently I hadn’t heard the term “punch art”, and now that I know what it is, I’m hooked!  These little cuties are great for creating one of a kind cards and they are also great for adding a little pizzazz to your scrapbook page.  They are also just plain fun!

I made this one a few weeks ago.  I got the idea, ok a totally copied this cat, from LeeAnn Greff and Gail Allen. (did you catch that?  Copy cat, tee hee!)


All of this was done with punches.  Can’t you see that on the front of a card or on a scrapbook page?


If you would like to learn how to make different punch art creations, I’m starting a monthly class beginning Friday, February 26th. 

At each class we will make 4 or 5 punch art pages. Each page will have a finished example PLUS it will show each of the pieces needed to create these cute critters (see sample below).


Class Fee: is the cost of ANY large punch (Stampin’ Up!)you would like to add to your punch collection. It wouldn’t make sense for me to show you how to make them if you don’t have the tools to duplicate them!

RSVP: By the day before. And I will reply with a list of punches we will be using at that class. Please, bring any LABLED punches that you have, from the list, to help the class move faster!!! If you don’t have any, that’s ok.…you will before long :)

If you join my Kennesaw Stamper’s group, at meetup,con, you will receive reminders of this class and any others I have going on.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mom & Me* Class

I’ve been dying to use my dies, and Big Shot with something other than paper.  So I thought why not fabric.  You can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at one time.  How cool is that!  I needed a tote (who doesn’t) and thought decorating them with die cut flowers would be P1080789_edited-1perfect.  Then, I thought what a great class to have!  So, join me this month to make these fun totes. You don’t even have to know how to sew!




Date:  Wednesday, February 17th

Time:  9am – Noon   or   6pm – 9pm

Class Fee: $25 includes 2 totes and everything need to decorate them.

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, February 14th

The big tote is for you Mom and this smaller tote is just right for your daughter (or come alone and make them both for yourself!).  We’ll be using thP1080792_edited-1e Big Shot (tools for women) and an iron and that’s about it.  There really is no sewing involved!  You don’t need to be crafty, to come and have a great time making these! 

Below are pictures of alternative color schemes.

Pick your favorite, including the one above, and contact me to sign-up!












*Must be 7yrs or older

Be on the look out for pics of my renovated Stamp room  Studio!

Thanks for looking!