Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stamps in the mail club

Do you love my classes but cannot come the same date I scheduled them? Maybe you used to live near here and now you've moved. You may have not ever lived near me or attended my classes but you have seen my work and love it and want to know how to make the same. Well, I have a great solution for you. Stamps in the mail! How it works: Each month I will create several projects. I will include photos and instructions. Each quarter will focus on a main stamp set. Each additional month we will build on that set. For example, the set Lovely as a Tree is an old favorite. The first month you'd purchase Lovely as a Tree and a few basic supplies. Then (your choice): I will mail you the instructions and photos or you would go to my Facebook group for this session of the club. The next month we'll change it up, add another stamp, some more accessories and new projects. The 3rd month we'll add more on to the package and make more projects. At the end of each quarter, you will have made (hopefully) or be able to make at least 12 projects including cards, scrap book pages, and 3-D items. You will own: paper, ink, stamps and embellishments to make more of the same or make projects on your own.

Getting started


If you are a new stamper, you will need to invest in a 'class kit'. The kit includes: a bone folder, adhesive bundle, scissors, black ink and a paper cutter (for making straight cuts). Also useful is a basic card stock collection, some colored ink and a stamp cleaning kit (scrub and mist).

You go to my website and place the order for your supplies. I will send you the extras needed for each month's project. So I will send the: ribbon, brads, punched shapes, etc. needed to complete the projects.

If you are an experienced stamper, just make sure you have all the basics and fill in where you need to.

Item numbers for supplies will be in the comments section. Leave a comment of your own when you join to get entered into the monthly drawing. The next session of the club starts in June. You will need to signup by May 26th and have your class kit supplies ordered.

I've been loving the group I joined. It's the Late Night Stampers. There is a link for demos to join the group on the upper right of my blog. I've gotten lots of great ideas from the group and also have been able to share some of my own. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Eggs

Well, Easter was Sunday and we still have a bunch of colored eggs left. The dye project was a success. We dyed the eggs with Stampin' Up! reinkers. I have to say that my favorite colored egg was Calypso Coral. That is such a pretty color. It really is a spring shade too.


To dye the eggs: In a cup, bowl, dish... add enough cold water to cover the egg. Then add 1 tablespoon of vinegar. White works best but apple cider worked as well. I'm sure any kind you have will work. I probably wouldn't use balsamic because that just wouldn't be cost effective. I try to stretch my dollar and I want you to as well.  Stir to mix the water and vinegar. Then add reinker until the shade you want is achieved.  We used 7-15 drops per cup to get varied shades. It took a minute or two to dye each egg. Then we dried them on the bottom of the paper egg carton and wiped them with a paper towel with a few drops of cooking oil on it to give the eggs some shine.

We used Sweet Shop stickers and some accents from a Simply Scrappin' kit on a few of the eggs as well. They all turned out really nice.