Monday, June 14, 2021

Rose Hill Grange stamp cards/kits - June 2021

We are continuing to offer pre-made cards or kits to our crafters from the Rose Hill Grange stamp camp. This camp will continue to be virtual for the foreseeable future and we have now opened it up as a crafting camp using supplies from all over the crafting world. It's a really fun activity for everyone! Here is my card for this month's camp:
I have long been a fan of Bugaboo digital stamps. This guy is named Gus and I just love him. The background is from Technique Junkies May release and is called Crosshatch Scratches.  The sentiments and inside are computer generated. The card base and background pieces use Misty Moonlight from SU.

Here is the information for this month's camp:
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Stamp Camp North - June 2021

Our theme this month is Guys and Dolls - masculine and feminine cards! Here is my project for this month:
Mine will be one in the masculine category and I chose to use some retired plaids and a die cut from a retired set. The Crumb Cake background is embossed using the Painted Texture embossing folder. The card base is Cherry Cobbler and the backing for the dsp strips is Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce. The gears were cut out of Gold Foil. The sentiment and card inside are computer generated.

Here's the information for this camp:

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp - June 2021

We will be virtual once again for this month's Sassy Chic stamp camp. We are hoping to be back doing live, in person camps in August - time will tell.  Here is the flyer for this month's fun camp:
This month's projects will all feature fun folds! Here is my project for this month:
I used one of the new stamp sets in the Annual Catalog called Flowers of Friendship and the accompanying punch and also some of the new dsp from the Hand-Penned pack. Sure hope the gals like it!

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Playing with Vellum + Blends + Alcohol - Part II

I continue to have a great time playing with my SU Blends on Vellum and adding some alcohol. This is such a fun technique! Here are some cards awaiting sentiments that I made using this technique:


I used a die from a new die set called Artistic from Stampin' Up! cut out of gold foil paper and mounted on the pieces of vellum I created. Such great fun it was to create these. The Blends match up perfectly with the colored card stock from Stampin' Up! Here I have used (top to bottom): Polished Pink with Fresh Freesia; Bumblebee with Granny Apple Green; and Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia. I am really loving the new in-colors and I really didn't think I would - happens every year! I will add sentiments and insides as I need them. Good to have a stash!

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Demo Swap - New SU Annual Catalog

My good friend the talented Cathy Hansen organizes a demonstrator swap each time a new catalog comes out from Stampin' Up! These are always great fun and you end up with gorgeous samples of new stamps, dies, papers, etc. that premier in the new catalog. Here is my swap for this year's new Annual Catalog:
This card uses some of the new stamps from Hand-Penned Petals and Encircled in Friendship, a new dsp called Hand-Penned, a new die from the Encircled in Beauty die set and one of the new in-colors - Pale Papaya. I also used the new in-color blends Pale Papaya dark and light and the Pale Papaya marker. I also used Mint Macaron card stock and the Mint Macaron dark and light blends and marker. It also uses the new Genial Gems. All of it is created using a card blank in Thick Basic White. 

I am having a lot of fun creating with items from the new Annual Catalog. I'll have some more samples to show you in the coming days so be sure to come back and visit.

DH is preparing to head east for his summer sailing session. This year he hopes to take one of our grandsons with him. Our grandson will need to come back a bit early in order to start school, but DH should be home sometime in September.

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Time to Play Catch-Up!

I have been sorely negligent in posting on this blog and I have to play a little catch-up here. The first card is my entry for May's Sassy Chic:
The next card was my entry for May's Stamp Camp North (the top one is the outside and the bottom one is the inside - it was Pop Up month at camp):

This card is the one I am doing for May's Rose Hill Grange:
I have had a blast creating these cards and it would appear from our participation levels that the campers are enjoying them too! Hopefully, I can get back on track soon and get back to posting regularly. We shall see.  DH is headed east to spend the summer on the boat, but I am staying home this time. I just don't feel mobile enough to be a good First Mate and hopefully one of the grandchildren will get to discover the joys of the sea. 

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone celebrating today!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp - April 2021

Here is my card for this month's Rose Hill Grange stamp camp:
I love the Oh So Ombre paper from the Sale a Bration catalog. The sentiment is from a set from Echo Park and the foilage is one of this month's new stamps from Technique Junkies. I added some glitter gems to add a bit of bling. The inside has a flower pot and butterfly from the same Echo Park set and lots of room for writing some encouraging words and we all need those these days! The card base is Granny Apple Green and the dsp is layered on a Basic Black layer.

Time is running out to get signed up for this camp and here's the details:
We always have so many fun and beautiful cards from this camp and I encourage you to give it a try!

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Playing with Alcohol (ink and isopropyl that is)!

I recently watched a video from one of my favorite stampers, Kelly Acheson of A Stamp Above. Here's a link to the video. I used my blends along with some 90+ isopropyl alcohol on card stock vellum and it is just so much fun! Here's a couple of examples:

I am really looking forward to playing more with this technique!

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Stamp Camp North - April 2021

Stamp Camp North is coming up very soon and here is the card I made for it:
I have a real love for the Forever Greenery designer series paper and have not used it nearly enough. I have another month before I retires so I thought I would put it to use here. This is a "postcard" type of card with a flap on the front that lifts up for a place for a message. The butterfly is a die from Brilliant Wings and is cut from gold foil paper and embellished with a soon to retire gold glitter dot. The card base is Soft Seafoam and there is a layer of Pear Pizzazz and a layer of dsp. The flap is Soft Seafoam with an inside of Basic White and the outside uses the Forever Greenery dsp. The sentiment is computer generated and punched with the scalloped oval punch and decorated with more of those lovely gold glitter dots. Sure hope the campers like it!

Here is the information on how to get signed up for this fun camp:

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sassy Chic Stamp Camp - April 2021

Here's my card for April's Sassy Chic Stamp Camp:
I have had this dragonfly stamp set and the coordinating punch and dsp for a while and had never played with it. It was so fun! Here are the materials and techniques I used. Basic White card base with a Cameo Coral layer embossed using the Ornate Floral embossing folder, a piece of 3x3 dsp from the Dandy Garden 6x6 pack of dsp. I used blending brushes on a strip of Basic White using Cameo Coral, Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow inks. I used the Dragonfly Garden Stamp set with the long image stamped on the sponged piece and then layered that on a Basic Black piece.  I then stamped the dragonfly image and punched it using the Dragonflies punch. I painted the dragonfly using Bumblebee re-inker and water then highlighted it using a Bumblebee marker and spritzed it with a mixture of Champagne Mist and alcohol. I topped it off with a Gold Glitter Dot. The inside is stamped with the small dragonflies from the stamp set.

Here's the flyer with information about this camp and I encourage you to get signed up as all the cards I have seen so far have been outstanding!
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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp/Kits card for March 2021

Here's my card for this month's Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp/Kits:
This camp provides an opportunity to delve into my stash and this card is a good example. The card base is Highland Heather and it is layered with a Basic Black layer topped by an Hombre dsp piece from celebration with a stamp from this month's new stamps from Technique Junkies. I love stamping on dsp and this image just screamed for it. I layered to die cut butterflies that have been blinged up with some glittery spritz and then added a couple of rhinestone jewels for added bling. Here are the sign up details for this camp:
We have lots of fun with this camp and while we cannot get together and craft, it offers the opportunity to continue creating even during a pandemic. 

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Stamp Camp North - March 2021

Stamp Camp North for March is right around the corner.  Here is my card:

This has proven to be a great camp and the campers are having just as much fun making the cards as we are having designing them! Here is the info about this camp and if you have any questions at all about how to sign up, just leave me a comment below and I will get back to you.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Rose Hill Grange Stamp Camp Cards - February 2021

As always, the cards/kits for February's Rose Hill Grange camp were wonderful. Here they are:










I will post information about signing up for March's camp very soon!

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