Monday, July 27, 2009

Horde No More Update

This Saturday is my Horde No More sale. You'll be able to find card kits, cut card stock and instructions from previously held classes, and scrap maps. I also have baggies of ribbon, single sheets of paper, 6x6 paper packs, eyelets, brads and other doodads. I have collected drawers, baskets, bags, and carrying cases full of stuff. Most of which I bought and never laid eyes on again. Cleaning my craft room has been like going shopping. I found lots of cool stuff that I want to use and some that I wonder what the heck I was thinking about when I bought it.

My home 10 am- 3pm Saturday August 1st. I will provide drinks for shoppers.

A couple cards for a swap

I'm not going to Stampin' Up!'s big convention this year. So I signed up for a swap with other demos that also cannot go. Just wanted to show off the ones I made. We may make 1 or both at a future Stamp Club or workshop. The Asian Artistry (hostess level 2) uses the reinker spread technique and features a cute ribbon technique that I really like....the tabbed ribbon. Sometimes all you need is a little piece to show it off. This is a great way to use all those little pieces you have left. The Animal Stories(#116716-$15.95) card features the wax paper resist technique. Instead of crumpling the wax paper, I ran it through the Big Shot(#113439 $99.95) using a Texturz plate from the Backgrounds I (#114512-$11.95)set

SU! decided to go back to the once per year Idea Book and Catalog. So, again, it runs from July 2009-June 2010. Book a workshop and see all the cool new stuff.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Adding more to Horde no More

Well, I'm back. I now have a whole boxful of goodies that I bought to scrap with. These aren't from Stampin' Up! but they too have been collected and never used. So go through your scrap stuff and see what you need. The only things I have that aren't going are adhesives.....I use those. Scrap stuff that going in the box: hardware (I have little heart, key and misc charms), clips, 3-D stickers, flat stickers, glitter stickers, rub ons, fibers, ribbon, punches, etc.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stamp Club Projects- July

We had our Stamp Club meeting on Monday July 13th. Our club meets once a month (for 6 months) and we make 2 projects, swap 2 cards, eat, chat, learn new techniques and have a good time. We're looking for 1 more person to join the new session from August- January. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month. 7 pm, my home. I'm also looking to start a daytime club starting in September or October. It would be during the day and include lunch. The day has not been chosen as of yet but we will work with what works for the members. If you are interested in either club, let me know ASAP.

Here are the cards we made at July club. I really love the dress card idea. I CASE'd it.....thanks to whoever designed it. I've been having a fine time making them for all occasions. I added the purse (made with the round tab punch) as a coodinating accent. Yes, you're seeing a pop tab in the belt. The bird card is made with the new Asian Artistry Hostess set and features the new Polka Dot Ribbon in Melon Mambo.

I'm already in love with this year's In Colors. Did you know that all the In Colors have a matching polka dot ribbon and markers? I'm so excited to have them in marker form and not having to make my own with blender pens. In Color Markers are $17.95 for the set of 6 double sided (brush and fine tip) Item # 116329

Sunday, July 5, 2009

New Catalog

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is here. I'm so excited about the new things. I love so many things about this catalog. My Most favorite thing is that they have gone back to a once per year Idea Book and Catalog. I just didn't have the time to really fall in love with stamps sets when they came out with so many new ones all the time. I absolutely loooooove the new In Colors for 2009-2010. Here's the new colors and the new polka dotted ribbon. I have some so you'll have to come out and see how cute it is in person.

I made this card for my demo swap this month. I used the new level 3 hostess set 'The More the Merrier'. It has several of my favorite things (cupcakes, pumpkins, and snowmen). Colors in the card are: Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo for cardstock. I also used Chocolate Chip ink and markers. Plus Pink Passion and Orchid Opulence as accents. Just a touch of the Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon for a finishing touch. Do you like the plain or the polka dot background best?