Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Stamping and Scrapping Events

I'm going to be trying some new things with my classes over the next few months.  This month I'm opening up my design studio to my local customers for some Studio Days.  This month I'll be hosting a Scrap Studio day and a Card Studio Day.  At these events all my tools and supplies will be at your fingertips to get the projects that you want to create done!  Since these classes are only available during the daytime, children are welcome.  If you and your friends are interested in alternate days of the week or time of day, contact me to arrange a special studio session.

Scrap Studio - Friday, May 7th 12:30-3:00pm - Just bring your photos and your adhesive of choice and I will help you design customized scrapbook pages.  You will have full access to all of my tools (Cricut, Big Shot, stamps, inks, papers, ribbons, and accessories) and my ideas and design expertise to create beautiful scrapbook layouts just for you!  Leave my studio with completed pages ready to insert into your scrapbook and display for family and friends.  Four Spots available for Scrap Studio Sessions.

Minimum fee: $16.00 includes  up to 2, 2- page layouts (4 12x12 pages total)
Additionals 2-page layouts: $8.00
Adhesive Fee (if don't bring own): $1.00 per 2-page layout
Premade layouts will also be available for quick assembly, ranging from $5-$10.

Card Studio - Friday, May 21st 12:30-3:00pm - Come make a stack of beautiful cards to suit your specific needs.  You will have full access to all of my tools (Cricut, Big Shot, stamps, inks, papers, ribbons, and accessories) along with my ideas, card samples, and design expertise to create all the cards you need for your life! Need to make some invitations, birth announcments, or cards for a variety of occasions?  Here's your chance! No need invest in all kinds of supplies and tools, use mine!  Six spots available for Card Studio Classes. All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.

Minimum fee: $15 includes up to 8 standard size cards
Additional cards : $1.50 each

Basic Apricot Shadows Color & Sketch Challenge

Here's a card that I made for last week's sketch challenge (SC277) and color challenge(CC267) on Splitcoast Stampers.  The thought of using Apricot Appeal made me's definitely not my favorite color!  But I actually grew to like this combination as I made the card.  I pulled out one of my favorite sets, Upsy Daisy for this one.  The Basic Gray helps this color scheme a lot by adding some contrast.

Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts, Upsy Daisy
Paper: Sage Shadow, Appricot Appeal, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder
Techniques: Direct to Paper (inking on paper edges and embossed background)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunny Day Scrap a Stack

Here are some photos of a recent Scrap-a-Stack album class that I held using the Stampin Up! Sunny Day Simply Scrappin Kit along with some extra paper and ribbons.  These are simple pages, but can be assembled quickly and are flexible for use with summer and spring photos, even Easter!  The great thing is that in about an hour or 2 you can have a stash of 20 pages at your fingertips!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sketch and Color Challenges

I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately so I thought it would be fun to do some Splitcoast Challenges again to get my creative juices flowing.  I made two cards that satisfy last week's Sketch Challenge (SC276) and one of them uses colors from last week's color challenge (CC266) Blushing Coral Rubies.  I also pulled out some stamps I haven't used in a while....FUN!

Stamps: Close as a Memory, Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive
Ink: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flower

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Cards

Here are some cards that we made in a workshop last month.  I used a lot of new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog on these cards.   I'm really loving these acrylic mount stamps especially since they cost less!  I hope these springy cards inspire you to sit down and create today!
Stamps: Whimsical Words
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Papers: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (textured and smooth), Certainly Celery, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Accessories: Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Extra Large 2-step Bird Punch, dimensionals (for wings and roof)
Stamps: With All My Heart
Inks: Old Olive, Pale Plum
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP.
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Extra Large 2-Step Bird Punch (branch), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Stamps: With All My Heart
Inks: Real Red
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Sending Love Specialty Paper
Accessories: Extra Large Fance Flower Punch, Circle Punches, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Chocolate Chip Sending Love Epoxy Brad