Sunday, July 5, 2020

A few Reminders ...

Stamp Camp North, Sassy Chic Stamp Camp and Rose Hill Stamp Camp will ALL be holding "virtual" card camps this month!  These activities have proven to be great resources for crafters during a time when we cannot physically get together to create.  Be sure to check out the information in the flyers and get in on the action in July!  Here is my proposed card for this month's Stamp Camp North card:

This card uses the dsp and one of the leaf sprays from Forever Ferns.  I absolutely love this set and can see using it for all kinds of occasions!  This card is pretty much monocrhomatic using the new in-color Just Jade and the stamping is done using Shaded Spruce - what a fantastic color combination that is going to be!  The Just Jade top layer is embossed with the new Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.  I think that is going to rapidly become one of my favorite embossing folders for adding some interest to the layers on my cards.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Independence Day USA!


During these times of great turmoil on our planet, sometimes it would greatly benefit us to just stop and think about our lives.  Reflect on what is good and be grateful and on what is bad and be determined to make it better.  That is all any one of us can do - work torwards making things better - if we each do our best hopefully we can see things improve for the future of our planet.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Rose Hill Grange Card Kits to Go - July 2020

I am sure that the gals that have participated in this virtual camp so far are happy with the cards they have been getting, at least those that have talked to me about it.  The cards are great and if you choose the kit option,, you can put it together any way you would like.  Make it exactly like the picture or add your own stamps or embellishments and make it your very own.  

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Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - June 2020 - Cards Part 2

Here is the second batch of cards from June's Rose Hill Stamp Camp:





We all had great fun creating kits for our campers this month and are looking forward to doing the same in July!

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - June, 2020 - Cards Part 1

This month's Rose Hill Grange "virtual" stamp camp was a rousing success.  Here are the first 5 of the cards we shared with our crafty friends:





I will be back tomorrow with the last of the cards to share with you.  As always, this was a fun project and I really hope the campers had as much fun as the demos!  I will also have a flyer for next month's Rose Hill Stamp Camp which promises to be equally a great time!

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Monday, June 29, 2020

It's Christmas at Sassy Chic - July 2020

Please join us in celebrating Christmas in July! You will get a real head start on your Christmas card list with 10 beautiful cards.

If you have questions or concerns, just leave me a comment or use the form in the sidebar.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Christmas in July at Sassy Chic!

As has been our tradition for many years, Sassy Chic Stamp Camp is having it's annual Christmas in July camp!  This is the card I have designed:

The card base and the background pieces are Shaded Spruce.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas and is cut out using a die from Stitched Rectangles and the tree is from Winter Woods, both are stamped using Shaded Spruce ink.  The piece under the sentiment was punched using the new Rectangular Postage Stamp punch and the tree was cut using my Scan n Cut machine.  The stars are punched from gold foil and everything is popped up using dimensionals.  The Poppy Parade layer was run through the Tin Tile embossing folder.  Pretty easy and straightforward and I think it is definitely Christmas-y!

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Finalized New Catalog Swap Card

I finally got my card design finished for the new catalog swap that my fellow demos and I are participating in:

Outside

Inside
The card base is Terracotta Tile with a layer of Bumblebee topped by a layer of white that was stamped and then run through the Subtle 3D embossing folder.  The dsp is from the Ornate Garden suite and I used the sunflower stamp on Bumblebee using Early Espresso and layered it on a gold foil sunflower. I colored the center of the sunflower with a Bumblebee marker to make it stand out a bit. The center of the flower looked much better with a circle of gold glimmer paper, but since we no longer carry that, I just cut a gold circle out of the the center of the gold foil sunflower.  The leaves on the inside are stamped in Old Olive using a stamp from Verdant Garden.  The sentiment is from Posted for You.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Stamp Camp North Flyer - July 2020



Hello Stampers!
We had a tremendous response to the May and June Card Camps.  The demo's at Stamp Camp North are happy to continue the "temporary" Card Camp, with a NEW TWIST - for our July 2020 camp you have the option to get the premade cards OR you can get a kit that includes all the parts, instructions for assembly and a picture of the completed card!
THEME:   Great CARDS 
OPTION A:    $30 for 10 Premade Cards/Envelopes - pick up at Juli Whitfield home: 4635 W.112th Ct Westminster Co 80031
OPTION B:    $35 for same as above WITH MAILING back to you
RSVP by  JULY 7th :   juliwhitfield@comcast.net
PAYMENT required by JULY 10th: ** cards MUST be prepaid  see below
CARDS ready for pick-up/mail to you:  week of July 13th
Adams County is dictating no inside groups over 25 can assemble and for us that means we cannot hold an in person stamp camp yet.  Hopefully in August!
 


RSVP for July 2020

Name: ____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

City: ___________________________ State: ___________  Zip: _____________

Phone:  ______________________  E-Mail: ______________________________

Options:   Pick-up $30 ____________________  Mail $35 ___________________

Pre-made Cards:  ______________________  Card Kits: ____________________

Make checks payable to:
Juli  Whitfield
4635 West 112th Court
WESTMINSTER CO  80031
Phone#  303-870-6074
Email: juliwhitfield@comcast.net

OR
PayPal Friends and Family total due to: juliwhitfield@comcast.net

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

Wishing all you wonderful fathers out there a very Happy Father's Day!

Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoor, text that says 'Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers. May God guide you and keep you safe.'
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Cards from June Stamp Cam North - Part 2

Here are the rest of the cards from June's Stamp Camp North:

Chris Pereira:
 Juli Whitfield:
 Linda Anderson:
 Patricia Parker:
Terry Kaspari:
I will be posting a notice soon for next month's virtual camp so watch this blog for notices about that very fun event and make sure to get yourself signed up!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Cards from June Stamp Camp North - Part 1

Here are some of the cards we made for June's Stamp Camp North:

Beverly Derringer:
Cathe Valdez::
 Cathleen Garcia::
 Cathy Hansen:
 Joline Sanchez:

As with last month, this camp was a really fun adventure!  I will have the rest of the cards to show you tomorrow!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Card Options for Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - June 2020

I needed a simple card for the kits for the "virtual" Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp.  Here they are:


Either card can be made with the kit as the dsp can be turned over to select one pattern or the other.  The card base is Mossy Meadow with a layer of Old Olive under the dsp layer.  The dsp is from the Peaceful Poppies pack.  The leaf cluster is from the Forever Fern die set and it is cut in half and stuck under the Old Olive label cut from the Ornate Layers dies which is popped up on dimensionals.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with one of the rectangles from the Stitched Rectangle dies.

We had a great camp last month and I am looking forward to another one this month!  The information about this camp can be found HERE.  If you have any questions or concerns about this camp, just leave me a comment or respond using the form in the sidebar.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - June 2020

Here is the flyer for the June 2020 Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp:

If you would like more information or have any questions, please leave me a comment or use the form in the sidebar.  Last month's camp was a roaring success so be sure to get signed up to share in all the fun.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp cards - June, 2020

These are the cards from this month's Sassy Chic virtual card camp.  I swiped the image from Sassy Chic's Facebook page!  If you are on FB, this is an excellent source for information about the status of upcoming events, so do go and visit.  These cards were all done in a "masculine" theme and can be used for all kinds of occasions.

I am busily working on making the cards for the Stamp Camp North virtual camp for June and making a few inroads in designing a card for this month's Rose Hill Stamp Camp, which is also a virtual camp.  I will have more details to share about that camp very soon.  It looks like that is going to be the case for a couple more months at least.  We are all cognizant of the fact that many of us and many of our crafty friends are in a high risk group and we don't see any sense at all in subjecting the campers or ourselves to unnecessary risk.  It's not the same as spending personal time with each other, but for the time being it is keeping us all safe and healthy.  Hang in there fellow crafters and know that all of us are thinking about you.

I have my first order from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog arriving today and am really looking forward to having the ink pads for the new in-colors!  I have a few stamp sets coming too which means more options for camps! Should prove to be a fun day!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

2020-2021 Annual Catalog Swap - Alternative

I knew I wouldn't come up with the final card until I had tried some more colors and dsp combinations.  Here is another:

This time, I combined my original idea for the swap with the layout for the Stamp Camp North card and came up with this one.  The card base is Terracotta Tile with a layer of Bumblebee.  I then added a layer of white which was stamped in Terracotta Tile with a sentiment from Ornate Thanks and embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  I then layered a piece of Ornate Garden dsp on a piece of Bumblebee and added it to the front of the card.  The sunflower base is a piece of dsp from the Birthday Bonanza dsp pack over which I layered a sunflower outline die cut from gold foil.  I added a punched piece of gold glimmer cardstock for the center of the sunflower. This won't be the final version as I need to substitute a different dsp for the sunflower base as the paper is retired now.

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