DATES TO REMEMBER

  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: New Catalog Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • June 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • June 24: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Monday, June 30, 2014

Stamp-A-Stack Serene Silhouettes Teeny Tiny Wishes Clear Block Marker Background

My last card from the June Stamp-A-Stack. After all of the rain we've had, I decided to go with bright, sunny colors! This is the same technique I shared for this Clear Block Marker Background card. 


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: "D" Acrylic Block, markers, Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches

That's it for the June Stamp-A-Stack! The next one will be on July 19th, sign up by the 16th. I hope you can join us! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Stamp-A-Stack Gorgeous Grunge Itty Bitty Banners Birthday

Amy's last card from the June Stamp-A-Stack:


Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners

Colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango

There's one more card from the Stamp-A-Stack that I'll share on Monday. See you then! Have a great weekend!



Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stamp A Stack Dozen Thoughts Washi Tape Butterflies

Another Washi Tape card from Amy...


Stamp: A Dozen Thoughts

Colors: So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Accessories: Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stamp-A-Stack In Color Watercolor Thank You's

For my first project for the Stamp-A-Stack, I decided to make a card in each of the new In Colors:


The greeting is embossed in white. We haven't done that for awhile and it is such a wow!


Blackberry Bliss


Hello Honey


Lost Lagoon


Mossy Meadow
(I rounded the corners of the card base, but wasn't sure I liked it so I didn't do the others)


Tangelo Twist

Stamp: Watercolor Thank You

Accessories: white embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Envelope Punch Board (to round corners of layer), Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stamp-A-Stack Label Love Artisan Label Punch Washi Tape

Amy's second set of cards for the June Stamp-A-Stack:



Stamps: Label Love

Colors: Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Beach House and Sweet Sadie Washi Tape, Artisan Label Punch, Dimensionals

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Stamp-A-Stack Label Love Artisan Label Punch Washi Tape Baby Cards

Amy & I worked together again for the June Stamp-A-Stack, which was last Saturday. Here are her first set of cards:


Stamp: Label Love

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Accessories: Maritime Designer Series Paper, Beach House Washi Tape, Artisan Label Punch


Stamp: Label Love

Colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Accessories: Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Ruffle Stretch Ribbon (retired), Artisan Label Punch, Dimensionals

Such cute baby cards!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pure Gumption Delightful Dozen My Digital Studio Congratulations Graduate- ROCORI Version!

Here's the ROCORI (red and black) version of my Pure Gumption Graduation card:




Which do you like better? The black and white is classic and works for any school. But I love the red glimmer paper. This design is easy to adapt to whatever colors you want! 

I'll share the thank you's I made for Chase to send out after he gets them written. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hardwood Label Love Punch Flowers

Make & Take #2 from our Stamp Share. Katie put this one together for us:


Stamps: Hardwood, Label Love

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Punches- Artisan Label, Curly Label, Word Window, Petite Petals, Small Heart (retired, but substitute the heart from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack), and flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (substitute the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch). Fringe Scissors, Rhinestones, sponge, Dimensionals

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In Color Sea Street Alphabet Rotary Happy Day

We always do make & takes at our Stamp Share- what is a stamping get together without stamping?!? Christy put this one together for us:


Stamps: Sea Street, Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Colors: Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow

Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Mini Brads, 1/16" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Don't you love the eyes on the octopus? So clever to use the mini brads! And the way the layers are offset? Love it!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Serene Silhouettes Dozen Thoughts Clear Block Marker Background

Last night was our monthly group Stamp Share. It's so much fun getting together with everyone and talking about stamping! We had two demonstrations, two make & takes, and of course, a swap! This is the card that I made:


This is similar to the masking tape background I did for my moose card, but even easier! I colored right on my "D" clear block with markers, spritzed it with water and stamped with the block. This technique was shared in a Stampin' Up! video and I saw several samples of it on Pinterest. Depending on how much water you use, the colors will vary:


I made 14 cards. Here they are together so you can see the variation:
(sorry about the light coming through the blind above my stamping table!)


Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, A Dozen Thoughts

Colors: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, black, Whisper White

Accessories: Black Staz On Ink, Pumpkin Pie Blendabilites to color Pearls

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Chase's Graduation Party

 We had Chase's Graduation Party at the Building Saturday night! 


The counter in the corner works perfect for the food. This was before we had everything out. The green "lump" is a glass drink canister that was full of pink lemonade and the plaid lump next to the counter is a quarter barrel of 1919 Root Beer- Chase's favorite! We had them covered to keep them cold and to soak up condensation.


We had decorations hanging from the lights and on each table.


Another view from the other side of the room


The table by the front door


The 16 x 20 canvas print of my favorite of Chase's grad pictures


The cake from Cold Spring Bakery- it's half a quarter sheet cake with the other half cupcakes. We also had LOTS of cupcakes! Much easier than cutting a cake!


Black, Red and White napkins- ROCORI colors!

Congratulations Chase! We're so proud of you! Good luck for the future!

(Chase is going to St. Cloud Technical & Community College for Auto Body this fall)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Paper Pumpkin To The Rescue For Father's Day!

Chase's Graduation party is tomorrow! I've been so busy getting things together for it that I haven't been stamping. But then I realized Father's Day is on Sunday and I have no cards! Paper Pumpkin to the rescue! The May kit is called "Hey Man" and contains stamps that say "Happy Father's Day" and "Happy Birthday". I made all six cards last night and it took me less than a half hour! Perfect!



This is the sample card- quick and easy!


I decided to turn the card and use the same layout


For this one I spread the layers out. I think the green layer looks like a tie!


Same layout but a birthday card


The last two cards are 3x3. I used the extra pieces from cutting off the layers for the turned card to add to these.


I think this one is my favorite.

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Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Glimmer Paper Comparison

It's been busy around here with the New Catalog Open House (thanks to everyone who attended!) and Graduation parties! Chase's party is this Saturday, so we're busy finalizing all the details. That doesn't leave much time for stamping!

I saw this picture comparing the Glimmer Paper somewhere and saved it, but I don't remember who shared it. Who ever it was, thank you! 


NEW Dazzling Diamonds, NEW Silver, old Silver, Champagne, NEW Gold
Notice the Silver and Gold Foil Paper and Ribbons, too!

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time Is Running Out, New Catalog Open House

Retiring Stamps and Accessories are available until tomorrow or while supplies last!


Join me for my NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE!

Friday June 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm 
or
Saturday June 7th, 10:00am-noon
@ the Building in Rockville

Pick up your copy of the NEW CATALOG, see some of the new items and shop my retired stamps and accessories!

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Our Graduate!

It's official! Chase graduated Saturday night!


He wouldn't put his hat back on for pictures, though. He said it hurt!


There he is, getting ready to go up to get his diploma!

I brought our small camera with and it does not take very good pictures with the zoom. I think John got some better pictures with his phone, but I haven't gotten them onto my computer yet. I'll try to get them on here soon if they are better.

Next up, the grad party on the 14th!