Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stamp Camp North - January 14, 2017

Stamp Camp North is this Saturday and my prediction is - tons of fun!  Here is the card the gals will be making at my table:

This card is kind of a hybrid of a couple of cards I made using the wonderful Beautiful You set in the new Occasions catalog.  The background was created using the flowers from the Touches of Texture set, the images are from Beautiful you and that lovely gold foil lace is from the So Detailed thinlit dies.  The stylish lady was colored using the fantastic new watercolor pencils and then blended using an aqua-painter.

Here is the flyer with all the details on how you can get in on the fun:
If you are in the front range area of Colorado, this is an event you really should check out.  We have lots of fun and everyone gets to go home with a belly full of great food, 10 gorgeous cards and maybe a door prize too!

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Paper Players Challenge #326

I don't play in challenges very often anymore, but I have had this little image sitting on my desk since before Christmas.  DH received a nice treat basket for Christmas from my sister and this was part of the packaging on a box of smoked almonds.  I couldn't resist the gorgeous rich colors and cut it out and it sat there waiting for me to find a use for it.  This challenge is to use recycled items so it was perfect.  The old olive panel was just sitting on my desk as well so I just pulled out some Daffodil Delight cardstock and some retired Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon along with a sentiment I had punched out for yesterday's Hey, Chick card. 

I'll be back tomorrow with my card for this weekend's Stamp Camp North along with all the details on how you can join in.  I will soon have pix of the fun projects from the Sassy Chic Stamp Camp yesterday too.

Thanks for visiting! 

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Still Playing WIth My New Toys

I am still having a blast playing with all the new fun things I got from the new Celebrations and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  So many wonderful items and I anticipate being busy with them for quite a while.

This one uses the gorgeous new Beautiful You set with a background I created using the Touches of Texture set.  I am loving browns these days (maybe because it is so white outside right now).  You can't see it in this photo, but I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers and it is very sparkly.  I stamped the flower outline in Whisper White and the solid flower in Soft Suede.  The ovals are from the Stitched Shapes die set and the Layering Ovals die set.  I colored her dress and hat by pulling the Soft Suede ink from the stamped outline with an aqua-painter (a very fun technique).


This card uses some of the Falling in Love designer paper from the Occasions catalog and features one of the dragonfly shapes from the Detailed Dragonfly dies cut in gold and another die in the So Detailed dies cut in Crumb Cake.  I stamped the sentiment and the flowers from the Best  Birds stamp set and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes die (I absolutely LOVE those dies!) 
I have been surfing Pinterest and am finding so many fun cards that inspire me.  I am so happy to be retired and able to spend time in the craft cave creating my own takes on some of these gorgeous and fun cards.

I'll be back soon with details on the upcoming Stamp Camp North stamp camp with a picture of my card and all the details on how you can join in the fun.  Hopefully, I will also be able to share with you all the fun cards from tomorrow's Sassy Chic Stamp Camp!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp - January 7, 2017 - Longmont, Colorado

First up this month is the Sassy Chic Stamp Camp in Longmont, Colorado.  Here's the flyer:

Here's a couple samples of the card the campers will be making at my table:


The cards use the SAB stamp set Hey, Chick and you can get it  FREE with a $50 purchase!

Here are some of the products I used in the creation of these cards:

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Monday, January 2, 2017

January Events

Here is my calendar of events for January:

January 7  - Sassy Chic Stamp Camp, Longmont, Colorado
January 14 - Stamp Camp North, Westminster, Colorado
January 28 - Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp, Commerce City, Colorado
January 30 - Cardbuilders Class, Longmont Senior Center, Longmont, Colorado

As the dates approach, I will have pictures of my cards for these events along with detailed flyers letting you know everything you need to know about them.  All of these promise to be great fun and if you are in the front range area of Colorado, I encourage you to come out and play with us!

Thanks for visiting! 

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Well it is the start of a new year.  I have to say that I am totally happy to say goodbye to 2016 as it was a year full of things I'd rather not even think about.  I can only go into 2017 with the hope that, in spite of my fears, it will be a better year.

I have a ton of events coming up and I will be posting a full calendar of January events in the next few days.  In the meantime, I have been playing with all of the fun new stuff in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  Here's a couple:
This card uses the gorgeous new set called Beautiful You and features the new colored pencils too!
I had a lot of fun with this card!  The "dsp" panel was made using a window sheet, Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron ink pads, a mister and some shimmery card stock. It is very shiny and sparkly irl.  I then stamped some of the images from Awesomely Artistic on it and dabbed gold Wink of Stella on it and also on the embossed brick wall.  I brayered Mint Macaron on the embossing folder and then sponged the edges and some of the brick as well.  The dragonfly flight is from the new stamp and die combo called Dragonfly Dreams and it is so gorgeous.  

I will have a couple more cards to share with you using the fun new projects.  These products will be available for purchase on January 4 so get your wish lists ready!

Thanks for visiting! 

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