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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Projects from my Workshop last Tuesday

It's been awhile since I've done an actual workshop, so I decided to challenge myself and have one! I actually had butterflies in my stomach as I was packing up my stuff and heading to the Building!  I told everyone how nervous I was and they were very supportive. I never get nervous when I do classes!

Anyway, these are the projects I showed:

Gift Card Holder - Baja Breeze cardstock cut with the Two Tags die, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Whisper White & Garden Green cardstock punched with the Decorative Label Punch, Candy Cane Rub-Ons, & Clear Tinsel Trim

inside the gift card holder

Another Gift Card Holder- I demonstrated embossing the greeting. One of my favorite techniques!
Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut with the Two Tags die, Jolly Holiday DSP, greeting from Tags til Christmas stamped in Old Olive craft ink, embossed with clear powder, punched with scallop square, layered on Cherry Cobbler cut with Scallop Squares Duo die, tied with Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 

 inside the gift card holder- greeting is from Seasonal Sentiments

The Make N Take- greeting from Perfect Punches stamped in Real Red on Whisper White, punched with 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, layered on Real Red cardstock punched with 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, attached to Whisper White card base embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Stepped Up version- layered on Real Red card base, ribbon is 5/8" Satin

Over the Top version- Garden Green scallop and card base, Real Red embossed with Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, gold glitter gel pen on flowers, 5/8" Organza Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed seeing these projects! If you would like to order any of the supplies I used, you can order online: or contact me. If you would like to host a workshop, please contact me so we can set a date!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dollars For Scholars Women's Expo

The ROCORI Area Dollars for Scholars will sponsor the ROCORI Women's Expo on Friday, November 12th from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Great Blue Heron. The evening will feature fine wine tasting and chocolate sampling with a host of exhibitors featuring products with women in mind. Enjoy the evening with your friends and family and support the ROCORI Area Dollars for Scholars at the same time.

· 25 vendors representing a variety of companies and interests
· Free bags to the first 200 attendees
· Wine tasting and chocolate tasting for attendees
· Door prizes


Tickets can be purchased for $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Advance sale tickets are available at the following area businesses: 1st National Bank of Cold Spring, Central Minnesota Federal Credit Union, State Bank of Cold Spring, Super America, Holiday Station, Kiess Shell Station and at the ROCORI High School office.

For more information contact: Becky Thorpe at 597-3589 or Lori Dornburg at 685-7457.

Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Not Just For Christmas!

Card #5 from the October Stamp-A-Stack

Would you have guessed that this is actually a Christmas stamp? It's from the set Tags Til Christmas (page 24 in the Holiday Mini catalog). It's colored with markers and the To/From is left off to make room for the Birthday greeting.

Colors: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla
Decorative Label and Ribbon punches
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (page 21 in the Holiday Mini catalog)

This was another card from my upline's Stamp-A-Stack.

Would you like to earn FREE stamps? Schedule a workshop today! Contact me for more information!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Autumn Harvest Sympathy

Card #4 from the October Stamp-A-Stack

Sympathy cards are never fun to make, so it's nice to have a few on hand. This one is really clean and simple.

Stamp Sets: Autumn Harvest (pinecones), Thoughts & Prayers (greeting)
Colors: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Want to make more cards like these? Sign up for a Stamp-A-Stack today! Make 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs) for $20. Check my calendar for upcoming dates!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

French Foliage Leaf

This is card #3 from the October Stamp-A-Stack

Stamp Set: French Foliage (page 14 in the Holiday Mini catalog)
Colors: River Rock, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1/8" Circle punches
Linen Thread

The color behind the leaf is made by inking up the clear acrylic block D with River Rock ink and stamping it onto the vanilla cardstock. This card was shown in the Stampin' Success magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to demonstrators. Would you like to see more exclusive designs like this? Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and start your own business today! You'll have great resources like Stampin' Success and the demo only website at your fingertips for training, business ideas, and great samples! Check out the "Join My Team!" page- the link is on the top left corner of my blog, just under the picture of our Building!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Just Believe...Thank You!

This is card #2 from the October Stamp-A-Stack:

Stamp Set: Just Believe 
Colors: Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, and Ribbon Punches
Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

CASE'd from a card I made at my upline's Stamp-A-Stack

If you would like to order the supplies to make this card (or any others!), you can order through my website: - just click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner, or you can e-mail me.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This Morning's Sunrise & Another Pumpkin Card

Did you see the sunrise this morning? It was gorgeous! I just had to get my camera out and take some pictures. I was standing on our front steps, looking across the highway...

 My hands got cold so I came inside, then I decided to get my tripod out and try for some more. This time I stood on the other side of the house so I could get our fence in the pictures, too. I thought it made an interesting contrast.

And now on to the stamping! This is the 1st of 5 cards from the October Stamp-A-Stack. More punched pumpkins! They're so darn cute and easy to make! I thought they would make a cute Thanksgiving card.

Colors are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake. The Olive is embossed with the Square Lattice folder and the Crumb Cake is cut with the Top Note die (LOVE it!). The pumpkins are made with the Large Oval, 1" Circle, and 3/4" Oval (page 25 in the Holiday Mini catalog) punches and are sponged with Tangerine Tango ink. I used the 5 Petal Flower punch to make the stems by lining up a thin strip into a petal and punching so it was about half the width of the petal and got the curved shape on top. The greeting is from Seasonal Sentiments (page 15 of the Holiday Mini catalog). I thought I had stamped it in Crumb Cake ink, but when everyone did their cards at the SAS it was much lighter than my sample. I think I must have used Soft Suede ink.

Hope you had a fun Halloween! Chase said he's too old for trick-or-treating (he's 14) so he and John went hunting. They heard a deer, but didn't see anything. I watched the Vikings, made homemade pizza dough and some brownies so we had dinner when the boys got home, and worked on Christmas cards! So much for Halloween! How are you doing on your Christmas cards? We'll be making some Christmas/Winter cards at the next Stamp-A-Stack on November 20th!