Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Scrapbook Club Layout

This month we did a Vintage/Heritage layout using the First Edition designer series paper from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.
We started with a Basic Black page base, then layered on the Very Vanilla cardstock and First Editions dsp.  The Vanilla pieces on the ends are embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder using the Big Shot.  We then sponged some black ink on them to age them.  The designer paper strips are stamped in black with images from the Elements of Style set.  I added a strip of Very Vanilla punched with the Scallop Border punch under the designer paper pieces.

To finish it off, we added a couple of Top Note die cut pieces, some Chantilly Crochet Trim and an antique brad.  I stamped the Elizabeth stamp in Whisper White craft ink (I would have used Very Vanilla if I had it!), then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the sentiment from Elements of Style in Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Scallop Oval punch.  I adhered this on top of the embossed Elizabeth image with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The crochet trim and antique brad connect to the stamped image.

We had lots of fun making this layout and visiting on Monday night at Scrapbooking Club!  Next month, we'll be making a travel-themed layout.

Blessings to you,

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

And the Winner is...

Wow! The 50 For 50 Board filled up again fast, thanks to Sale-A-Bration!  It's time to draw another winner.  I used to choose a number, and it selected number 24.
Our lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate from me is Jennifer F!  Congratulations, Jenn!

The board has been erased and we'll start all over again!  For every $50 you order from me (at one time), you can choose a square on the 50 For 50 board for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate when the board fills up.

Blessings to you,

Thursday, April 7, 2011

April Stamp Club Cards

I have been challenged to come up with more masculine cards this month, as I usually do girly, flowery cards!  (And who can resist with the Springtime Vintage suite?!)  So, I hope these are more masculine fare (except for the Easter card).
Okay, this one has a flower, but the colours are more masculine and neutral!  This card was created by Lorna Raczynski, a talented demonstrator in our big WeCanStamp group.  I love all the texture in this card.  It uses Elegant Soiree designer series paper, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstock and Crumb Cake seam binding.  The flower is made from a wood sheet, punched with the Fun Flowers die, then embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder in the Big Shot.  I then sponged Chocolate Chip ink over it.  The sentiment is from Curly Cute, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink. To finish it off, there is a 1" Chocolate Chip circle covered with a Neutrals Collection button and some Very Vanilla 3/8" taffeta ribbon.
As soon as I saw this bunny on Christy Fulk's Easter basket, I knew I had to use him on a card!  How cute is he?  She gives a tutorial on how to make him at the above link (except I used Blushing Bride for the ears and nose instead of Pretty in Pink because it matched the designer paper better).

For the rest of the card, I used Whisper White, embossed with the Tulip Border embossing folder.  I added some gorgeous Paisley Petals designer series paper and stamped the image from Four Frames (both of which are a sneak peek from the new 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalogue, on special this month). I wrapped some Whisper White Organza ribbon around the designer paper and punched the image with the Designer Label punch.  The greeting is from Something to Celebrate (level 2 hostess set in the Occasions Mini Catalogue, which can be yours if you host a workshop in April!).

The final card is another CASE, from the Occasions Mini catalogue.  I wanted to use the Game Spinner Hands for a Stamp Club project, and this is a cute masculine kids' card.  The base is Not Quite Navy, layered with some So Saffron Patterns designer series paper from the Subtles Paper Stack.  I punched the scallop circle out of Rich Razzleberry with the Scallop Circle #2 Big Shot die.  The image is from Take a Spin, stamped in Pear Pizzazz with Rich Razzleberry accents (I used my Stampin' Write marker for the accents, colouring directly on the stamp after I inked it with Pear Pizzazz).  The image was punched out with the fantastic new 2 1/2" Circle punch.  Some Pear Pizzazz ribbon finishes it off, along with a sentiment from On Your Birthday in Not Quite Navy.

I made this card 4 1/4 x 4 1/4" so the scallop circle could be above the top of the card and still fit into a standard envelope.

I'm very excited for Stamp Clubs this month!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

And the Winner of the Sale-A-Bration Draw is...

For Sale-A-Bration this year, my customers had the opportunity to enter my own special SAB draw.  For every $60 they spent at one time, they got an entry.
The basket contains over $150 in products, including 3 stamp sets, a package of Designer Series paper, a Simply Scrappin' Kit, two Stampin' Write markers, some tins, Twill Tape, coasters, an assortment of ribbon, some flower brads and a 6 x 6 piece of every designer series paper in the 2010 - 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.
I had my son choose a name from the draw basket...
And the winner is...
Congratulations, Bea!  I will be contacting you to get your prize to you!  A huge thank you to all my customers for all your support during Sale-A-Bration, and all year long!  I love you all!

Blessings to you,