Monday, July 26, 2010

Make & Takes

I'm sitting in the hospital surgery waiting room with my dad. We've spoken with the physicians who operated on my mom and she has been taken to recovery. We are all breathing a huge sigh of relief - the surgery went well and no further treatment is expected! So thank you for all of your prayers and good wishes!

While we have been waiting, I was scrolling through my hundreds of photos from Convention and came across the photos of the projects we made so thought I would take the opportunity to post.

Supplies used: Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue card stock; watercolor paper; Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue markers; Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Button.

Color the stamp with markers and lightly spritz with water. Stamp onto watercolor paper. Allow to dry. Stamp greeting, tear watercolor paper and Bashful Blue card stock as shown. Adhere ribbon and button to bottom and then adhere this piece to Not Quite Navy card. Stamp envelope.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Story

This quick and easy scrap book page was made with the Newsprint DSP. I used the "The Story" sheet and trimmed it down a bit and mounted it on a sheet of 12" x 12" Basic Black card stock and mounted the photos on Basic Black card stock as well. The Hydrangea is from the Level 1 Hostess set Because I Care.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Owl Punch

One of the new punches in the Idea Book and Catalog is this Owl Punch. Isn't he cute? Angie made this owl card for our Open House Display board. I liked him so much I CASE'd him for our Convention bag tags.
Supplies: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock; 2 Step Owl Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Ribbon Border punch; Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and Elegant Soiree DSP.

Speaking of Convention, this is the last day. It's hard to believe! It always goes by so fast! I'll post the make and takes during the next week.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Hostess Club Project

One of our projects this month was making a note card set. The first photo is the note card holder using Pear Pizazz card stock and ribbon and Greenhouse Gala DSP. We colored the images of the stamps with markers.

We filled the note card holder with four stamped noted cards and envelopes (sold in a set of 20 for $5.95). We trimmed 1/4" off of the front of the card and adhered a strip of the DSP to the inside so it peeks out.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Flower Power!

Last night we attended the Power Flower Party at Convention! We always have a great time and this was no exception! We were told to wear our best flowers so we decided to do a flower swap. 18 of us made wearable flowers of some kind - pins, rings, bracelets. The first photo is my swap.
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These were really easy to make! You will need to use a polyester fabric of some kind (I used a polyester satin). Die cut circles with the Circles #2 Sizzix Die. There are 4 different sizes of circles. I used 2 of each size and layered them. I used our Rhinestone brads for the center (hint: put the brad through each layer - it's easier, especially with more slippery fabrics). Spread the wings of the brad. Using your heat tool, heat up the circles until they start to curl. You will need to play around with how much you want the flowers to curl up. Please be careful - these will get hot! Use something to hold the flower down on the table.

Each year our fearless leader, Kim, gives us a green hat that goes along with the theme of Convention. With the thousands of demonstrators that attend Convention, wearing a funky hat of some kind makes it easier to find each other! This year, our hats were the perfect place for pins!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Life

One of the stamping events I held last week was an Open House for new Idea Book & Catalog. We always make samples of new stamps and accessories to give you even more ideas. Angie made this sweet card with the new Aviary stamp set. How cute is this ?!?!

Supplies used: Concord Crush (new In-Color) and Whisper White card stock; Lap of Luxury DSP; Word Window and Modern Label punches; Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder; Concord Crush and Marine Mist Classic Ink.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Convention Time!

The last couple of weeks have been painfully mom has been diagnosed with uterine cancer so we have had several doctor's appointments to begin the treatment process. (Please keep her in your prayers as she undergoes a hysterectomy later next week. Hopefully she will need minimum followup of any kind). Toss in a root canal for an abscessed molar, a couple of Stamping events and getting ready for Convention and time just flies.....(wah - wah - wha). I am in Salt Lake City! We arrived this afternoon and check in starts tomorrow morning! I can't wait to share the things I will be learning with you! In the meantime, I took of photos of projects I have been working on so I am hoping to be back at posting more frequently!! I thought I would share my Convention swap card. I love that there are more "toys" in the new catalog to create vintage style projects!

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Supplies used: Soft Suede and Naturals Ivory card stock; Newsprint DSP; Vintage Vogue stamp set; Antique Brads and brass metallic brads; Crochet Lace Trim; Distressing Essentials kit; Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder & the Sizzix Big Shot.