Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Shoebox Cards

Diane's card (inspired by Dena)
Anita's card
Roxxy's card
Deborah's card
Lori's card
Diane's card (stamp lifted ??)
Melani's card
Here are the fun fun fun cards we created at last night's shoebox cards.  What fun!!!  Our next shoebox card night will be Tuesday October 25th.  We'd love to have you join us!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Events Update

Tuesday September 27  Shoe box cards... 7:00pm bring your projects in a shoe box and make up to 10 cards.  (Monthly event on the fourth Tuesday of each month)

Thursday September 29th WOTG ... 7:00pm  featuringTypeset join us for a night of creativity and fun!  Bring your basic kit and your typeset kit. 

Thursday October 6th Dreamin' workshop... 7:00pm we are doing six 2 page layouts featuring the Dreamin' kit.  Pick your product and join us.  $10 cost in addition to product totals.

Tuesday October 18th Hostess Club... 7:00pm Roxxy is our hostess... we will create a 2 page layout.  bring your basic kit and join us for fun!

Tuesday October 25th Shoe Box Cards... 7:00 pm... room for 10... please RSVP bring everything you need to make and teach your card to up to 10 peeps. fun fun fun!  

Village Creek Scrapbook retreat Thursday October 26th - Sunday October 30th.

Tuesday November 1st... WOTG 7:00pm (Note the date change due to retreat) Believe or Wonderland whichever your want to do.  please have your kit purchased by October 18th.  We will do two 2 page layouts.  Love the WOTG projects.

Village Creek Scrapbook Retreat II Thursday November 3rd - Sunday November 6th.

Tuesday November 15th Hostess Club  7:00pm Stacy is the hostess. We will create a 2 page layout.  Join us for music, chatting and creativity.

Saturday November 26th ... all day crop.  room for 10... doors open at 8:00 am.  $15 charge includes snack and one meal and a small project. please rsvp by Monday November 21st.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fourth Dreamin' Layout

 Back from a fabulous weekend getaway:)  and working on my Dreamin' layouts... here's number four:)  Bronze brads were added to this layout along with harvest charms. Simple but nice...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dreamin' Layouts

Here are two other layouts that are basically complete.  by the way... if you like what you see, but the date doesn't work for you... no worries... you can always come to a workshop night or any other class and work on this project.

Dreamin' first complete layout...

 WOTG Dreamin' layout... what fun!  this is one of the layouts we will be doing on Thursday Oct 6th... are you coming?

Dreamin' Class

Hi Ladies,

This one snuck up on me... Is anyone interested in doing a Dreamin' six 2 page Layout workshop on Thursday October 6th? Class fee is $10 (additional cardstock and supplies) plus your choice of materials... this will be precut for your convenience.

The basics layouts done.... and they are great! Just need to add the decor:)

You can pick your options

**G1027 WOTG  $29.95 (comes with stamp set, glitz, guide and glimmer brads)
**X7142B Dreamin' level 2 $9.95

Additional options:
Z1633 Harvest charms $4.95
X7142c Stickease $4.95
Z71483 Bronz glitz $2.75
Z1349 Designer brads $4.95
Z2192 Pacifica ink $5.25
Z2111 Chocolate ink $5.25
Z2123 Gold Rush ink $5.25

Stamp sets
C1463 Harvest Happiness $13.95
C1465 Unscripted $13.95

The order needs to be place by Friday (9/23) night... so let me know if you want to join us and which products you want.  sorry it's short notice... but shipping has changed a bit. 

Remember the SOTM is just $5 with a $50 purchase and with a $75 purchase, you will also receive the stamp set Pair-a-Phrase.

Enjoy the lovely Autumn weather.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Watercolors... making coloring easy

When I first started stamping, I colored everything in and I LOVED it!  I used markers, chalks and colored pencils.  Then came solid stamps and at first I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. It was difficult to get a nice image from a solid stamp.  Then I learned the twist twist tap tap tap move... no... that's not a new dance stamp.... twist the stamp to load it with ink and then tap the stamp on the pad two to three times to take the swirls out.  And I learned to love solid stamps:)

Now, lined stamps are back in style... and I still like the quick time stamping method.  So what's a girl to do? Well, I have been playing with the new Pair-a-Phrase stamp set which has stamps and images for year round creating and they are lined stamps.  So I pulled out my watercolor pencils and Voila!  coloring quick and I am loving my lined images again.

Products used:
Lined stamp images (Pair-a-Phrase September National Stamping Campaign)
Archival black ink (44751 $5.95 dries permanently and allows the colors to flow... not the ink)
Watercolor Pencils (3505 $22.95)
Waterbrush (1771 $9.25) or Blending pen (3174 $3.95)

Here's an example... Use the Archival black ink to stamp the images and using the lighter color first, add some color and the best part is, it doesn't have to be neat... I do recommend staying inside the lines though.

***This card was stamp-lifted from Jean Johnson.

here I quickly added pink

Then added the purple to the pink

use the waterbrush to spread and blend colors

Here's the final project.... quick and easy coloring.... try it... you'll like it.

Card Class Cards...

inspired by Pam Thorn

Inspired by Patricia Williams

Inspired by Sarah Stone

What fun we had at the card class this last Friday night.  Hope you will join us for our next adventure in stamping:)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Typeset is this month's WOTG Workshop on the Go!  Here's my version!  Join us on Thursday September 29th to create your own gorgeous layouts using this delightful kit.  (please order by September 16th)

Super Stamping Upcoming Events

Hi Everyone... 

September is here with a bang! Quite the thunderstorms here in Iowa... (Thunderstorms) And it's National Stamping Month!  September's Constant Campaign is receiving an exclusive my acrylix stamp set, Pair-a-phrase Double Stamp Set... a $35.90 value for free with a $75 purchase. It includes  lots of clever phrases and coordinating images you'll use in your handmade cards all year long.  Get your "Double D" stamp set today! (campaign goes through September 30th).

Upcoming events are:

*Friday September 9th at 7:00 pm Card Class... we will be making 10 (two sets of five) cards... just $8.  Please RSVP by September 6th if you plan to attend.  (room for 8) bring your basic kit.

*Tuesday September 20th Open Workshop 7:00pm-10:00pm your opportunity to catch up, finish a project, or just hang out. Please RSVP by Monday September 19th if you plan to attend.

*Tuesday September 27th Shoebox Cards... design a card and bring all of the elements to for each of us (up to 10) to create your card. Also, please bring your basic kit and provide an envelope.  There will be about 15 minutes per card. card parts may be pre-done in order to save time.

*Thursday September 29th WOTG featuring Typeset. Purchase your Workshop on The Go kit for just $29.95 (it includes Typeset Level 2 paper pack, Milepost shapes, Typeset workshop stamp set, create a shade pearl paint and direction sheet)  Please have order placed by Tuesday September 20th. Join us for a creative night of music, chit chat, and creativity. 

Photo Ops for September (of course Iowa schools started in Mid August) but still some good ideas...

First day of school 
School supplies
Students with teachers
New school clothes
Classroom photos
Dorm rooms
Riding the bus
Inside a lunch box
Labor day
Grandparents day
Women’s friendship day
Jewish new year
National stamping month

October Events:
Dreamin' Workshop (Thursday October 6th) Six 2page layouts (cost to be determined) 
Hostess Club (Tuesday October 18th) Roxxy Zilk will be hostess.  guests are welcome
Shoebox Cards (Tuesday Oct 25th) RSVP Room for 10.
WOTG (Tuesday November 1st) ***Note the date change featuring Believe
Village Creek Bible Camp Retreat Thursday October 27th to Sunday October 30th and Thursday November 3rd thru Sunday November 6th.  Plan to attend!  it's great fun!

Be sure to ask if there are questions!!