Thursday, May 27, 2010

I love when an idea catches on!

Last month, we made some very neat flowers using the scallop circle punch, and I was so happy to see some of my club members take this idea to a whole new level!
Shanna made this adorable flower arrangement for her mom, Lillie, using the larger scallop circle dies as well as the Beautiful Butterflies! Isn't it lovely!
Michelle made this gorgeous necklace and used the scallop flower as an accent. I love this idea!
Thanks so much ladies for sharing your ideas with us!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dude Cards

I think one of the toughest things (when it comes to card making) is coming up with ideas for the guys. So, for my last club I created some of these masculine themed cards to spark some ideas!
This one is a CASE from Split Coast Stampers:

Stamps used: Woodgrain background stamp, Totally Tool
I followed this tutorial on SCS to get this next card, then added a little Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on top:

Stamps Used: Lovely as a Tree, Define Your Life
This next one is another one using the brayer technique. I used black cardstock for the ground and stamped the sentiment in White Craft ink then sponged some chalks on top for the gradient effect:

Stamps Used: Pocket Silhouettes, Wanted, Heard from the Heart
I used this last one in a Swap with the Sun City Stampers. Of course, more Smooch Spritz (Have I mentioned I LOVE that stuff?), and the square lattice embossing folder makes another appearance! I think it's a great masculine texture!

Stamps Used: Motorcycle, Teeny Tiny Wishes

May Club Projets

Here's the projects from the May club!
We did a Father's Day card using the "King of the Grill" stamp set from the Summer Mini, as well as a great Emboss-resist technique with the Big Shot Square Lattice Embossing folder. (Thanks to my upline, Alecia Connelly, for teaching me this awesome technique!)

Click Here to download full supply list and instructions.
Next, for National Scrapbooking month, we did a mini album made with envelopes and pull-out journaling cards! It featured the gorgeous "Elements of Style" stamp set. I added my photos and the punched sentiments (using "In a Word" stamp set) to show how the album can look completed and with additional embellishments.
Here you can see how the journaling cards pull out from behind each photo:

Click Here to download the complete supply list and instructions.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Magic Birthday Card

Just a quick post of a birthday card I made for my niece using "A Little Bit of Magic" stamp set and of course, lots of Smooch Spritz.:o)

One creative family!

I don't think I've ever heard of such a creative family, lol! I often post the amazing work by my favorite mother/daughter team, Lillie & Shanna, and last month I even posted a card Lillie's son (Jeremy) made. Well, now they've gone and done it again... the whole family dove in for Jeremy's birthday - even Dad!

Lillie's mom made this awesome card!:

Here's Lillie's gorgeous creation!:

Shanna's card is just absolutely stunning!:

And I just died when I saw the one from their dad... I guess a little background is in order. Jeremy and his dad are big gamers, so he took some screen shots of their characters playing their favorite zombie killer game and he came up with this:

That's just hilarious! :o)

Friday, May 21, 2010

AWF & Summer Mini Card Swap

Here are some card swaps I did a while back using the Awash with Flowers set and products from the summer mini:

Stamps Used: Awash with Flowers, Wonderful Favorites; Color Scheme: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi. Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango

Stamps Used: Tropical Party, Rough Type; DSP: Island Oasis; Color Scheme: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive; Big Shot Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Stamps Used: A Little Bit of Magic; DSP: Cottage Wall; Color Scheme: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Confetti White; Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer

I absolutely love Love LOVE using the smooch spritz! :o)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Some serious kiddo creativity!

After my clubs last month, I still had several of my supplies out and when my nieces and their friends came over I just let them go at it with the supplies I had out. Their ages ranged from 6 to 12 and I loved seeing all the neat little creative things they came up with. :o)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

National Scrapbooking Month Promo!

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2010

Promotion Details:

May is National Scrapbooking Month -- what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous promotion!

For the month of May: purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or the My Digital Studio software and receive a FREE package of Designer brads--choose from four designs!

Qualifying products and Designer brads are listed below:

Stamp sets

PageDescriptionWood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price



Clear-Mount Price

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Elements de style

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Rough Type

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Sentimental Journey

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First Day

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Camino a la Escuela

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My Digital Studio software

PageDescription Item Price
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Filigree Designer brads

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