May 3, 2011

Have a Heart...Our January Card Class Projects

The first thing I wanted our class stampers to make for our January stamp class was a quick and easy thank you card. This required so little effort that bunches of these beauties could have been pumped out in now time. What I loved...the large vintage button in the center. To DIE for, don't you think?

Our next project was this sweet little mini card. I think it is important as a crafter and creator to mix it up a bit for ourselves. This card was tiny, but packed a punch with all its glitz and glimmer paper that is. For anyone who knows me, they know I dispise glitter. I love the way it looks, but I hate how it gets all over EVERYTHING! This glimmer paper rocked my world. Now I had the best of both worlds. Shimmer power and no mess! YES please. Even better, it'll be in the 2011-2012 Catalog. Yippee!

This last project screams Valentines Day. It was subtle and sweet, but full of love. We tried a distressing technique for the eyelet border to give it more of the appearance of riboon without the cost.

May 2, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...Just kidding!

As I said before, I have been a bad blogger and I haven't updated all the cool and wonderful projects our stampin' group has been rockin'. So here were the cards we made in our November card class.

I freakin' love the wide, striped ribbon so I just couldn't wait to use it on this card.

This next card was one of my favorites. Had I not already created my cards for the holidays, I think this sweet dasher card would have been in all my friend's mailboxes.

I always like to demo a gift card holder around this time because we all know it nice to have some handy. I thought this particular gift card holder was interesting because you slide your gift card right into a coin envelope (found at a large office supply store.) Genius!

May 1, 2011

Long Time No See

WOW, blog how I've neglected you. I know it is easy to say we get busy with life, but it makes me think of how I have put life on hold in order to do other things. I have honestly not stamped for any other reason, but to hold classes. How sad! Well it's time to get my groove back.

Well start way back and come forward... so that puts us at about Christmas. First let me share the cards that I made as my Christmas cards for friends and family. I absolutely adore Seasons of Joy so I tend to go right back where I feel comfortable. I honestly think these were some of my best cards yet. What do you think?

October 31, 2010

Halloween Treat Bags

This Halloween I figured I would get my tush in gear early and I made these cute little goodies bags for our nephews and a few special neighbor kids. They were so simple and easy to make and required supplies I already had on hand. Look what a little preplanning will do.

October 11, 2010

October Card Class

I love fall in Wisconsin, so I was terribly excited to make some fall inspired cards for our October Card class. The first was a traditional image from Autumn Harvest, but I thought that the color combo of Peach Parfait and Marina Mist made this card a little unexpected.

One of the stampin' girls that joins us every month kept insisting that we use punches to create a fun little focal point for a card. I got my mojo working and scoured the net for this little gem. The owl is adorable, a little time consuming, but adorable none the less. He sits on the tree, positioned sideways, from the Seasons of Friendship stamp set.

Last, but not least, is my favorite card this month using the gorgeous Day of Gratitude set from the Holiday Mini. I really hope they pick this set up for the next main catalog. I am also obsessed with this color combo. Simply stunning.

September 13, 2010

August Card Class

This first card is one of my absolute favorite cards. It was inspired by the simplistic ature that using a monochromatic color palette could bring. I am in love with the hydrenga flower...and even more in love with the fact that it is a level 1 hostess set.

The second card here was an attempt at a man card. I always struggle with cards for men, but I thought that this could make a nice birthday, father's day, or summer party card. Lots of uses and super adorable.

June 13, 2010

Happy 50th Birthday Mom!

My mom is an amazing women who I have learned so much from over the years. She is a wonderful friend to others, always willing to help. She is creative (did you know we are a stampin' team?) and extremely smart. I am honored to be her daughter. For her 50th birthday I asked her what she wanted and she said Red Velvet cupcakes because she knows secretly I would like to have my own cupcake shop someday.

So here are her delicious Red Velvet cupcakes with Buttercream frosting. Don't they look yummy?? Happy 50th Birthday Mom! We love you!