Saturday, July 23, 2011

July Scrapbook Club Layout (Canada Day!)

I'm very sad that my last Scrapbook Club meeting of the year is on Monday.  It's always bittersweet when the clubs come to an end.  Some ladies will be returning in the fall and some are taking a break for a year, so it's the last time we'll all be together for awhile.  (And I love all my ladies!)  At our last meeting, the girls requested a Canada Day layout, so here's what I came up with.
I used the Glorious & Free set for this.  I made the maple leaf using a cool new technique that I just learned.  I'm not sure what it's called, but I stamped the leaf in Real Red, then cut it out.  I covered it with Crystal Effects, then put a drop of Real Red ink (from my refill) in the Crystal Effects.  I used a toothpick to swirl the ink around, then let it dry.  It looks really cool in real life!

The rest of the layout is pretty straight-forward.  Here's a list of supplies:

Stamps: Glorious & Free
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Real Red Patterns designer series paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Crystal Effects, punches (Modern Label, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 3/4" Circle), Brights Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another Ice Cream Cone Card

This is a fancier version of the Ice Cream Cone card that my guests made at my new catalogue open house.
This one uses some Pink Pirouette Patterns designer series paper behind the ice cream cone, and I added some new Chocolate Chip scalloped polka dot ribbon.  I love how versatile the Cupcake and Petite Pennant punches are!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

New Catalogue Open House Winners!

I had several draws at my open house on Thursday.  The Grand Prize draw includes two hostess stamp sets, ink pads, In Color assorted cardstock and pompom ribbon.
I had my son choose a name out of the draw bin...
 And the winner is... Susan K!  Congratulations, Susan!
I also had a New Catalogue Scavenger Hunt.  My younger son drew a name from the people who completed it.  The winner is Sarah D!  She wins an Ice Cream Parlor paper, sticker, ribbon, button collection!
I also asked people to complete a Customer Survey.  Noah drew a name from those, and the winner is Jennifer F!  Jennifer wins a package of Deck the Halls designer series paper.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to my open house!  I appreciate all of you!
Blessings to you,

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In Color Blossom Bouquet

This is a little something I came up with to showcase all the new In Colors (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder).  I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch to make all the flowers, then layered them on some Sahara Sand that I embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder.  The card base is Whisper White.  I finished off the flowers with some rhinestone jewels.  Quick & simple!

Blessings to you,

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Catalogue Open House!

I'm so excited to be hosting my annual New Catalogue Open House and Retired Product Garage Sale on Thursday!  Of course, there will be make & takes!
This first card shows off the new In Colors (aren't they gorgeous?).  I punched a square of each colour with the Postage Stamp punch, then adhered them onto a Sahara Sand background.  I ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder, then layered it on some Island Indigo cardstock.  I then stamped a greeting from the new Pennant Parade stamp set in Island Indigo on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with the Postage Stamp punch as well before adhering it to the card with some dimensionals.  The whole piece is then attached to the Whisper White card base.
This second card showcases our new punches!  How cute is that ice cream cone?  I've seen a few of these, so I had to try it myself.  The cone is Crumb Cake cardstock embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder then punched with the new Petite Pennants Builder punch.  The "ice cream scoops" are made with the Cupcake punch in Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink.  I layered the ice cream cone on some Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip cardstock before adhering it to a Very Vanilla card base.  Then I added a Chocolate Chop ribbon border punched piece across the bottom before stamping the greeting from Short & Sweet.

If you live in my area, please feel free to stop by between 4:00 & 8:00 on Thursday to check out the new catalogue, do some make & takes, eat and shop!

Blessings to you,