May 27, 2008


It's that time of year again! June is Stampaganza!!! The promotion works the same as it did last year:
Purchase two My Acrylic Stamp Sets (A, B, C, D or E) at full price and recieve the third for FREE! (of equal or lesser value) This is the best time to stock up on your stamp sets! It's also a GREAT time to host a gathering. Your sales will be through the roof which means your rewards will be also be amazing! The average FREE product rewards for normal gatherings is $100.00, but the average FREE product rewards for a gathering during the Stampaganza month is $175.00!!! My schedule in June is a little busy, so if you are interested, please let me know ASAP.

May 13, 2008

May Birthdays

Happy Birthday this month to Sarah Huber! It was so good to see you! We'll see you again soon!


I would like to thank all those that took time to come to the Spring Workshop. It was a huge success, besides my few mistakes cutting out paper of course. :) We had a blast catching up, winning prizes in the raffle and laughing all night! I was partied out by about 2:30 am, but some stayed up as late as 4 am! Way to be hard core Emily and Sarah! :)
If any of you are debating on going to the next workshop, I definently think it's worth the preparation and sacrifice. Our next workshop will be in the fall. Let me know if you prefer it to be before school starts or after.
After a great request of a club member I'm thinking of doing an overnight open crop only. This would be you bringing your own items to scrapbook, share with others, veg out, and not get much sleep. :) If you are interested in somthing like this, please comment and let me know.

Thanks again for all your support and friendship!


April Make & Takes

Colors Used: Cranberry, White, Black, Bamboo, & Colonial White
Close to my Heart Products Used: Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet-X7090B, Black Collection, Ribbon Rounds- Z1034, Cranberry Accents- Z284, Rustic Alphabet- E1002, Whimsy Caps- C1205, Sans Alphabet- C1304, Simple Stitches- C1234, Dimensional Elements- Ribbon Accents- Z1045.
Techniques Used: Dimensional Elements sponge inking & Stamp pad distressing.
To Do: Stamp the stitches using BLACK ink horizontal first making the top line longer and the bottom. Stamp the vertical lines second attaching to the end of the first lines. Ink distress all pieces of paper with BAMBOO ink. Attach the dot piece just overlapping the end of the stitched lines. Attach the flower piece directly next to it. Attach two red accents pieces on bottom left corner in remaining white space. (You can use buttons, brads, conchos, or even button nail heads. Stamp 'treasure' using whimsy caps and CRANBERRY ink, vertically in the top right corner of page. Stamp 'moment' using rustic alphabet and CRANBERRY ink, to the left of 'treasure' and down a little. (The part of the word overlapping the B&T papers will not show up) So, you stamp the ENT on another piece of white paper using CRANBERRY ink and cut out the letters. Glue each letter on top of the stamped letters. (this way you can see them much better) Fold ribbon pieces in half and adhere to bottom of 4x6 photo backing colonial white piece. Attach to cranberry CS piece. Attach to page vertically on top left side of the page about 1" from top and side. Take ribbon accent and sponge with BAMBOO ink. Stamp 'each' with BLACK ink centered on accent. Attach to page with brad in between 'treasure' and 'moment'. Take scrap flower piece and cut out a flower. Attach to bottom left corner of the 'M'.

Colors Used: White, Black & Key Lime
Close to my Heart Products Used: Playful Petals- C1288, Happy Birthday- C1257, Black Collection- Ribbon Rounds- Z1034, Sparkles- Z1290, 3-D foam Squares- Z268, Waterbrush- discontinued
Techniques Used: 3-D foam squares, Embossing, Waterbrushing & Ink distressing.
To Do: Stamp background in a random line pattern with BLACK ink. Fold in half and ink distress all pieces with BLACK ink. Stamp flower with STAZON BLACK ink (so it won't smudge when using waterbrush). Using waterbrush, press KEY LIME ink into the lid and paint the flower with the ink. Cut out flower and adhere to key lime CS. Cut out and adhere to black CS and cut out again. Attach small key lime CS piece to bottom right corner of card about 1/8" from sides. Emboss 'Happy Birthday' onto black CS with white embossing powder. Attach on top of green piece centered but hanging off the left side by 1/2". Attach flower to the top left corner of page with 3-D foam squares giving it a 3-D effect. Attach white sparkle in the center of the flower. Whole punch two holes along the right side of the card, going through both front and back side. Insert ribbon and tie a knot.

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