Sally's Workshop Make & Takes

Yesterday, I showed you one of Sally's thank you gifts for hosting a workshop in her home. Today, I want to show you the two cards me made as Make & Take projects. Both used the Happy Moments stamp set, available for free during Sale-A-Bration. The promotion ends today, so if you want to place an order, contact me ASAP!

The first card was inspired by Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin' Up! It's such a simple card, and I love the paper piecing technique. You can use any kind of patterned paper that you like to make any color scheme you like. So versatile!

The second card was inspired by this card by Angie Juda, but I turned it sideways and made it a different size. It is a fun, simple image to color and perfect for spring. I almost didn't get this stamp set, but I'm glad I did! Thanks for stopping by!

Sally's Thank You gift

A few weeks ago, one of my newest stamping friends, Sally, hosted a workshop at her home. We had lots of fun, and this is one of the cards I made her as a thank you for hosting a workshop. It uses the Country Morning Level I Hostess stamp set from the current Stampin' UP! Idea Book & Catalog, and I pretty much CASE'd the design right out of the catalog.

I've been watercoloring more lately since my friend, Barbara, told me how much she enjoyed watercoloring on actual watercolor paper instead of regular cardstock. I've been getting in touch with my artistic side, which I have always claimed that I didn't have. I actually enjoyed it, so I may be watercoloring more often. Thanks for stopping by!

God's Beauty Card

I saw this card by Kristin Moore on Nancy Riley's blog in one of her weekly iPicks posts and wanted to CASE it. I have had this God's Beauty hostess stamp set for months and had never inked it up. I have seen many beautiful things made with the butterfly image in this set, but just hadn't gotten around to trying it myself. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. The butterfly was stamped, colored with a blender pen, and then embossed with irridescent glitter embossing powder. Thanks for stopping by!

March 8 for $10 Workshop

Hello! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. Life got a little crazy. We lost our internet for a week. I had to make an ER visit. (You can read about that on this post.) At any rate, I have a number of things to show you over the next week or so.

The first things I want to show you are the four cards we made at the last 8 for $10 workshop in early March. I used a number of stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure and Spring Mini Catalog.

The first card is a complete CASE of a card by Carrie Gaskin. I just loved the polka dot texture on the card base using a Textured Impressions folder for the Big Shot, the color scheme, using the patterned paper for the hillside--just everything.  It was very easy to duplicate for a workshop. Be sure to note the tiny little heart on the front door of the house. It comes from the Pinking Hearts Border punch along the red strip of cardstock.

The next card is a CASE of a card made by the CEO of Stampin' Up!, Shelli Gardner. She has been traveling the country doing workshops for demonstrators through a contest Stampin' Up! sponsored.  Needless to say, I didn't win. She's been posting the Make & Take projects she's been making at the workshops. I thought this card was cute, and the neatest thing is that the flower is made using one of the tree images from the Good Neighbors Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

The third card is a design inspired by Mary Fish. She used the Sweet Pea DSDSP for her card, but I chose to use the Welcome Neighbor DSDSP that you can get FREE during Sale-A-Bration. The stamped sentiment image is from another Sale-A-Bration item, the Vintage Labels stamp set. Hurry! Sale-A-Bration ends this week on Wednesday. Contact me ASAP if you'd like to place an order before this fantastic promotion ends.

The final card is one that I made on my own. I looked at some other cards using this Picnic Parade Level II Hostess Set from the Spring Mini Catalog, and finally settled on this design. I've seen a number of mostly white cards lately, and I really like that look right now. Thanks for stopping by!