Friday, July 15, 2016

July Downline Meeting

Each month, the Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers group gets together to share creativity and celebrate each other.  This month one of the gals from up in the mountains is having some issues with her Baby Bear stamp set.  I wanted to have my make and take project try to address some of the issues.  I made a couple of samples to start out with:


and then finally settled on a design for the make and take project:
I used my MISTI on all of these (which I know made it much easier than for someone that does not have one - yet), but I will also be bringing along blocks, a Stamp-a-ma-Jig and my foam pad from the die brush set as I think the coverage issues can be helped by having a bit of a squishy surface under the paper.  The nicest thing about the MISTI is that if you get uneven coverage, you can always ink it up again and re-stamp without worrying about your images being lined up!  The Stamp-a-ma-Jig also works for this but since getting my MISTI, I really have not used it that much.  I am hoping that somehow SU finds a way to make this wonderful tool available to my customers!

Here are the products I used for the make and take project:

I also used the bow from the Balloon Framelits (#137362) set to cut out his little bow tie!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PP303 - A color challenge!


I really loved the color challenge this week at Paper Players:  Mint Macaron, Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum:

Here's my card:

I used a 110 lb. Neenah White card base and sponged the three colors through a template cut from vellum.  The dragonfly is just a small single stamp I picked up at a LSS and it along with the sentiment are stamped in Memento black.  I brushed some clear Wink of Stella on the dragonflies and added a couple small dots of Crystal Blizzard Nuvo crystal drops.  The lettering is a new (to me) set that I snagged when it became available again from Altenew and it is called Invisible Alpha.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Stamp Camp North - July 9, 2016

Stamp Camp North is this Saturday, July 9 at the Westminster Elks Lodge in Westminster, CO.  Here are the particulars:

Here is the card the gals will be making at my table:

This card is based on a card that was very generously given to me at a downline meeting I attended for a group I don't really belong to.  The gals were totally wonderful and I got several very inspiring cards!  Stampin' Up! demonstrators are really the most wonderful people in the world!

Here are the products used in the creation of this card:
I used some navy blue sock yarn for the bow and I think it worked out just fine.  This is a really fun camp and if you are in the area, you should definitely come and check it out!

Work is progressing on the RV and DH nearly has all the old graphics scraped off and it is ready for the new graphics!  Our son is a graphic artist who makes vinyl designs for wraps on cars and trucks and trailers and most everything that moves.  He also does wonderful photographs that have been used all over the area.  I will have pictures of the new graphics on the RV when it is complete.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Tina's Stamp House

Yesterday was our gathering at Tina's Stamp House!  This time I remembered to take my camera!  Here's her lovely crafting cottage:

There were six of us and we really had a grand time!  Here's some more pix:


We had a fun filled day of crafting, food and fellowship, it was wonderful.  Here are the projects that we made:




Thanks Tina for being such a marvelous hostess!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Just for Fun!

Once a month a bunch of us get together and create, share, eat and just generally have a ton of fun.  Our friend Tina has a stamp house (I am taking my camera tomorrow to try to capture how wonderful this space is.)  Here is my contribution to our "shoe box swap" tomorrow:





I am totally in love with this die!  This card uses that wonderful die and:
I also used some seed beeds and sequins that I had in my stash.  You can embellish this with almost anything!  

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Longmont Senior Center Class

I have been doing (or at least trying to do) one class per quarter at the Longmont Senior Center.  This month our class was Special People, Special Birthdays.  We had so much fun making these:




I used a variety of products on these, both retired and current.  If you have any questions about any of them, please leave me a comment or send me an email.

Several of my demonstrator friends have been getting together once a month to do a shoe box swap.  This Sunday is the date for this month so look for coming posts about that fun activity.

I really am hoping to get back to blogging more regularly.  We are finding that getting to bed early and getting up early (before all the kids get here) gives us some time to get some things done - like playing in the craft cage!

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