Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Saturday's workshop canceled

I am sorry to inform you that I need to cancel Saturday's stamp club workshop. My wonderful Grandma Helen passed away yesterday at the age of 90, and I am going to fly to WI to attend her funeral.

I am sorry to disappoint you all but will look forward to seeing you all next month for the next Stamp Club Workshop on March 27th.

Please pass the word on about the cancellation. Thanks!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday 2/21/10 Card of the day

Here is today's card of the day... I decided to change up the colors this week and used GCD's Smoothie Shoppe designs and our FOTM (Flower Of The Month) stamp set Forget Me Nots. This was a super easy and fast card.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Satruday 2/20/10 Card of the day

Here is today's card of the day... another sweetie stamped with our current SOTM (sweet of the month) Truffles. Yummy! Have a great day everyone and I hope you make time to do a little crafting this weekend.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday 2/19/10 Card of the Month

Here is today's card using Dionne's stamp set "Sweet Cakes" and colored using Copic markers. I am using the same GCD Studios papers that I have been using all week long but veered from the template. I am still loving these bright spring colors!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Card of the Day 2/18/10

Here is today's COTD (Card of the Day) using the stamp set "Gift Giving Girl" which I of course colored in with my Copics. This is a great set for thank you cards and you can really "glam" her up if you want.

I am so happy that I got a lot of coloring done yesterday as I was running the boys around. I take them to piano/guitar/art lessons on Wednesdays after school and have about an hour and a half to kill waiting for them, so I stamped up some images, grabbed my Copic markers that matched my papers I knew I was going to work with and I got a ton of coloring done in my car. I usually bring a book but this was "accomplishing" something and now I have some great colored images to make into cards. Yea!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Card-s of the Day

OK, so I have been wanting to make more cards lately. I know you probably think that I get to sit around and make cards all day, every day, but the truth is that most of the time I make projects for specific purposes and upcoming events and do not get much time to just stamp for fun. (I know... poor me. Ha!)

So I have been thinking about posting a card every day to the blog/facebook page, but have had reservations as life tends to get in the way and I don't want to let everyone down one day because I don't post a card. Well, I am going to go for it anyway and hopefully I won't disappoint you. My whole purpose in this is to stamp more, thus becoming a better stamper, and have more fun with my stamp collection, and maybe inspire you all to stamp more too. Hopefully there won't be many days that I miss a card. (Please pray for me... Ha!)

I actually started this yesterday on Facebook with the baby carriage card. I am using pattern paper from GCD Studio's and am going to keep making cards with it until it is either all gone, or I get distracted with some other wonderful pattern paper. :)
Today's card was stamped using our FOTM image Daffodil and colored using Copics - Y11, Y21, YG03, YG05, and a little outlining with C1
This sample was stamped using Dionne's image Baby Carriage and colored using Copics; Y11, Y21, BG01, BG05, C1, and C7
Please keep checking back for the Card Of The Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wendy's DT Challenge samples, Dionne challeng

You are in for a treat for the eyes with these wonderful samples from our DT member Wendy Sebesta. Here is what she says about this challenge.

This month it was a simple assignment.....we had to use stamp sets that were the creations of Dionne, an amazing artist with unique drawings that have been an ongoing collection of stamp sets at TSS. Go check out her blog.....you won't be disappointed. I love these gorgeous stamp sets! I colored the images with colored pencils and then did some blending with odorless mineral spirits. This is actually something I have not done before, so it was fun to experiment with something new!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Back from convention

Thank you, thank you to everyone who turned out this weekend to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Convention. We had a great turn out of vendors and customers. It was so great to see old friends (some who I only see at the conventions) and meet new ones. Our make-n-take table was very popular especially Saturday with our Mum FOTM card that we colored with our Copic markers. Copics continue to be very popular and everyone really seems to enjoy them.

I also want to give a very big "shout out" to my stamping friend Valerie who worked the whole convention with me Friday to Sunday. She was really a God-send and we have fun hanging out. Also thank you to our two helpers from http://www.papercrafterscorner.typepad.com/ Susan Mitmire helped on Saturday and then Brenda Jones on Sunday. I really appreciate thier help and please go check out the blog as it has all the latest paper crafting news as well as contests and other fun things.

Today I will be busy putting everything away... anyone wanna come and help? :) Heirloom conventions are great!
Here is a shot looking down one of our aisles.
Here is a view of our make-n-take table and other booths down the aisle.
Our popular Saturday make-n-take. (We will be making this card at our new Stamp Club workshop the 27th of this month)
Our make-n-take table with our stamps on display behind.
Valerie and I ready to business Saturday morning. (I am on my tiptoes, and Valerie is squatting down so that I look like I am normal size and not a shrimp... which I really am. Ha!)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Heading off to Heirloom Convention

Packing up and getting everything ready for the booth we are going to have at the Heirloom rubber stamp convention this weekend in Lawerenceville Ga. Marble, the coon hound is not impressed with all the prep work.
She looks comatose
But she is really wagging her tail!
Now she wants a belly rub... of course!
I know this may look weird, but I use suitcases to pack up all my rubber stamps sets. They hold a ton of product and they have built in wheels... what could be better?
This panel is done
This one is not....
Who got into the convention candy?!... oh that was me. :) Come by the booth this weekend and have a treat to keep your strength up.

Here is the cute little jacket I found at Marshall's to wear on Saturday.
Husband packed up the car last night for me as we knew it was suppose to rain today... and it is... really hard... really annoying... but oh well!
I look forward to seeing you all this weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Heirloom Conv. make-n-takes

I am busy getting ready for the convention this weekend in Lawerenceville GA and wanted to show you the two make-n-take projects that we will be making Saturday and Sunday.
This first photo is the make-n-take cards for Sunday the last day of the event, and it is my 2 minute card. Really!... you can make on in 2 minutes. These photo's are samples of the card we are going to make on Saturday and it is using FOTM set Mum and we will be coloring using Copic makers, so if you have never tried these great markers, this would be a great time to. I look forward to seeing you all there, and I am still looking for someone to relieve Valerie and I for lunch on Sunday afternoon. If you can help us out for about an hour that would be great!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Suzanne's Truffle samples as promised!

As promised... here are Suzanne Milam's delicious Truffle samples made with our new Sweet Of The Month stamp set from Brooke Smith Yumm-O!

Monday, February 1, 2010

FOTM, and SOTM are now available!

That's right!... the wait is over. The Sweet Of The Month #4 Truffles, and The Flower Of The Month #2 Forget Me Nots both from artist Brooke Smith are now available in the online store www.TheStampingStudio.com in either "New Rubber Stamps" or "READY SET STAMPS" sections. SOTM #4 Truffles FOTM2 Forget Me Nots

Check out our Facebook page to see the cutest samples made by Suzanne Milam using the Truffles set, or you can wait until tomorrow to see them on the blog.

Have a great everyone and I hope you get a chance to stamp a card this week!