Monday, August 30, 2010

Card/project of the day 8/30/1

No stamping on this one today but it is a Sneak Peek of the Friday night class I am teaching at the Scramp Retreat next month.
It is a gorgeous flower made in the style of Tim Holtz Grunge flowers. The patina is made with Glimmer Mists or any other type of shimmer ink sprays that are out on the market.
I will show you how to treat your cardstock to make it more pliable and to have it holds it shape and then how to snip, curl and glue into this great flower. In this class you will make your own flower and also go home with a sheet of prepared paper to make some more at home.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Card/project of the day 8/27/10

First I should tell you that I did not make this cute project and not quite sure who the stamp is made by, but isn't it cute? In addition to having a workshop this weekend, we also have a wonderful stamping group staying at the house next door (Henry's House we call it because we bought it from Mr. Henry who has passed on) they are going to be stamping and scrapping all weekend and also attending the workshop. Any-hoo... one of the sweet ladies made these for everyone (including me!!!) isn't it cute? It holds fibers, ribbons, and glitter. LOVE IT!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Card of the day 8/26/10

Here is another mouse from artist Blair Lambert... and it is holding a take out coffee cup. How cute is this. Some of you may know that Husband and I opened up a Coffee shop/Cafe this past December in our small town, so this little coffee cup mouse is special to me.
I used more of BasicGrey Oliva pattern papers, some felt flowers ribbon and of course satin ribbon and rhinestones. This new set will be available next month at the Scramping retreat. We are really gearing up for that and the just posted the class schedule to this blog in the upper right corner (see the link?) or just look at the post below this one.

Classes for Retreat!

Thank you all for being so patient for the class schedule, and without further "adu" here ya go!

Scramp Retreat 2010 Class schedule

Friday night 6:00pm

Grunge Flowers – Tim Holtz style- $6.00 fee
They are 3D, molted, shimmery, and will make your projects really stand out when you add to it one of these beautiful flowers. I will show you how to prepare your cardstock with Glimmer Mists and Modge Podge, then how to cut, bend and glue your way to a really unique flower.
**Please bring to class with you sharp scissors, Glossy Accents or Crystal Lacquer, and a small paintbrush.

9:30am – Calendars and more calendars! - $12.00 fee
In this class I will show you how to make two cute calendar projects that are perfect gifts. One is an easel calendar that is great to sit on your desk, and another is on a bookmark… bet you didn’t see that one coming. How unique!

1:00pm – Slider Cards - $12.00 fee
We will be making a Traditional Slider card and also a Hidden message slider card. You will have a chance to master this technique that is really fun and inter-active.

3:30pm – Segmented Drawers & Cabinet - $12.00 fee
We are going to make a cute drawer, I am going to teach you how to make segments inside the drawer and then a clear sleeve to go over it. The segments are really compartments to hold all sorts of goodies in, and then the sleeve will keep it in place. We will put the drawers together to form a cabinet. How cool is that?

10:00am – Sketches - $12.00 fee
Do you ever get in a slump and need inspiration? Well following a card sketch can really help you out. In this class you will learn more about card sketches, where to find them on the web, and then make 4 card using a sketch as the foundation and then mixing it up a bit.

Please sign up and pay for classes as soon as possible to ensure your spot and that we have enough supplies. To sign up email or call Melissa; (706) 359-6387 –


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Card of the day 8/25/10

This sweet simple card was made using FOTM Calla Lily which will be available for purchase on Saturday.
This is a cute 4x4 card and a white die cute adorns the inside to stamp a saying on, or write note. We will be making this card on Saturday. :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Card/project of the day 8/24/10

This is a total sneak peek, and I really shouldn't be showing you this, but I was so busy cutting papers and materials for the upcoming workshop this Saturday I did not have a chance to whip out a card for you.

So I am showing you a Round Robin project that I designed for our upcoming Scramping Retreat in Sept. I normally do not show the Round Robin projects as I want them to be a total surprise. So SURPRISE. Ha! This is a sleeve for a mini compact that we are going to cut, score, stamp, color and bead. Yes that is why it looks a little funny in the photo... the front of it has clear micro beads on top which looks very cool in person. Of course I had to add some google eyes as... who can resist google eyes?
The compact says "perfect" on the top, which I think is perfect.

I can't wait until the retreat, and we still have room so come join us and make more cute and fun projects like this!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Card/project of the day 8/23.10

I am so excited to show you these cute projects! We are going to make these at the workshop on Saturday... and did I mention how cute they were? Ha!

First you will make a couple paper strawberries that hold a chocolate kiss inside them. These strawberries will never go bad!

Then you will lean how to make this cute basket that include the hearts on each end. They are scalloped hearts that we will cut using the Cuttlebug and the dies from spellbinders.
I look forward to the workshop and there is still time to join us if you want!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Saturday everyone! I received this email from DT member Pat Jaynes last night and wanted to share it with you;

Just got my mail and there was a complimentary copy of the newest Scrap and Stamp (Oct) with a letter telling me I had been published. Quickly looking I saw one card that was the DT challenge using newspaper print. It is Card 13 on page 43. WOO HOO it is always so exciting to get published. . This is me doing the happy dance. LOL.

Congratulations Pat and I can't wait to see it in person!

Friday, August 20, 2010

PINK ATG Adhesive guns!

PINK ATG GUNS! Can you believe it? I have to have one, how about you? I am going to place an order for these Monday so shoot me off an email if you would like me to order you one; They retail for $31.50 and I will give you a 20% off (25% for club members) the refills are $10.60 regular retail and will also give discount on these The adhesive gun does not come with the adhesive refill. And these refills are the acid free kind that I reccommend even if you are just making cards as it glides smoother than the non-acid free kind. I will also be placing an order a week from this Monday in case you don't see this in time.

Card of the day 8/20/10

Today's card is another stamp image Sneak Peek! This is another Fernanda's Friends set and I just love the expression on her face. Besides the saying shown here, also included in the set is the saying "never grow up". What a fun to card to make or send!

Just a quick reminder that our next free stamp club workshop is next Saturday August 28th from 11:00-2:00 here at the Studio in Lincolnton Ga. This workshop is open to everyone and includes lunch. We will make 3 fun projects and all you need to bring are scissors and adhesive. We really have a great time at these events and would love to share this with you. Just RSVP me; or for more information.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Card of the day 8/19/10

Here is today's card! Another Sneak Peek stamp image from another new artist. This is from our new Caddy's Characters line. She is fun and funky and defiantly needed some pink involved. This is another 4x4 card and it is really fun to create in this size.
I also want to share with you my "girls"... while photographing this card I snapped a few of Noel (white Aussie Shepard) and Marble (Plott Coon Hound). They keep me company in the Studio, and I love having them here.
I know I have mentioned before, and just want to repeat that it is a great site to edit your photo's in. You can even add this great frames to your photo's and print them out like this. Cool huh?

Oliver and Olivia BasicGrey added

I just added BasicGrey pattern paper collectios to the online store; in the sections BasicGrey and Pattern Papers. Here a couple of those designs below... and the best thing about these cardstock weight papers is that they are double-sided. Yummy! Olivia

Card of the day 8/18/10 - total tease!

Does this stamp set look familiar? No?... well that is because it really isn't a stamp yet! Yesterday I finished up on getting the artwork ready for 6 new stamp sets. YAY! I am so excited about the "soon to be" stamp images that I had to make a card with one. I chose this image from a new line called Fernanda's Friends by artist Fernanda. Isn't she talented?
I used my Copic markers to color her in and also found a card sketch online to follow for the base of my card. I love all those layers! Do you like the pattern paper? It is from BasicGrey and I will be adding to the online store hopefully today. (I will let you know) It is double-sided which gives you lot's of options.
I used an existing stamp for the inside sentiment of this 4x4 card. It comes from the stamp set "Sky's the Limit" from Brooke Smith. I thought it was perfect as this friend is lifting up a pumpkin.
I also wanted to share with you a tip I got from the lady who taught the Copic Certification class I attended. Did you know you can use your Copics to color your rhinestones? I have found that the better quality rhinestone the easier it is. I had these crystal rhinestones that are a very light celery color, and I used my dark orange Copic marker to tint them and they look great on the card and totally match. You may have to color a few layers on, and normally the coloring will be light, but now you can color your bling to match your cards. How great is that?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Card of the day 8/17/10

Today's card was made using our set #RSSMIL2 Joy. Not only do I love the sweet girl but also the two sayings that come in the set. In fact I use the sayings a lot more then the ballerina girl, so I figure I am getting my moneys worth!
I use my Copic markers to color her and then some more paper piecing like I did yesterday.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Card of the day 8/16/10

Happy Monday y'all! Today I went to my stamp cabinet, closed my eyes and randomly chose a set to play with and I came up with this one Regular Joe. I really love to paper piece this set... so that is what I did!
I also got a chance to upload that cute BoBunny paper Petal Pushers to the online store in the section "Pattern Paper" check it out as it really stands out on your projects with the black and bright colors.

Good reason?

Want another good reason, other than you will have a fabulously good time, to come to our Scramping Retreat Sept. 17th-19th? All of our un-trimmed rubber stamp sets (yes we a lot!) are going to be 75% off!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Card of the day 8/12/10

I got one done! I love this little knitting mouse don't you? And it is fun to customize the color of the scarf to match your pattern paper. This paper is more of that great BoBunny, and it just came in today. I will try and add it to the store over the weekend and let you know.
Boy ain't that the truth?!

no Card of the day!

I am sorry y'all that I did not get a Card Of The Day posted yesterday. I had to pick up my son a little early from school and drive him into Augusta to the doctors. He has had a bad cough and sore throat since he returned from his missions trip to Honduras. He has an upper respiratory infection that he probably caught on the international flight. So he started taking anti-biotics yesterday and he is already feeling a bit better today.

All that to say that I did not get a chance to make a card yesterday! Today I am working on finishing up the getting ready for a workshop I am holding for a stamp club that meets together, near Atlanta. I will leave early in the morning tomorrow so would like to be packed up this evening. I am also taking product with me. I am excited to be taking my show on the road and teaching some fun project this this fun group of ladies. So I don't know if I will get a Card Of The Day out today either... but I am going to try. :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Card of the day 8/10/10

Today's card is a slider card. I just love me a slider card! This one was stamped using the Branch Collage set, and the new Owl Of Us set. I also used the new Sizzix embossing folder that creates this great wood texture. Yummy!
You get to use 2 sayings/wording on this design pulling up from the top and bottom. How fun!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Card of the day 8/9/10

Yes I have my card of the day project uploaded early! Well, that is because I made it over the weekend, and since today is the 1st day of school I am getting up a little earlier with the kids.
This is one of those "Inside Flap" cards. They are really easy to make, but give you something a little different to work with, and more area to stamp and create on.
I used Brooke Smith's, Sky's The Limit stamp set with those pretty clouds that I can't stop stamping with. Brooke did all the lettering herself for the 3 sayings in this set. LOVE IT!
Here is the backside of the card. (Do these polka dots make my backside look big? Ha!... OK inside joke with my Husband)
Have a great day everyone!

1st day of school!

I can't believe it is the 1st day of school! It is a tradition in my household to take your photo with your book bag on the 1st day of school. If you were here and going to college, on your 1st day of school, we would slap a book bag on you too and take a photo. It is also tradition to post those photo's here on the blog... so here ya go! David Patrick (twin) 5th grade middle schooler
Sean Parker (the other twin) 5th grade middle schooler
Alec Nathaniel freshmen in High School (Eeeek!)
My 3 sons! No there is nothing wrong with my camera... I was just messing around in, and they have these fancy "effects" that you can use on your photo's. It is really fun and I liked how these look...kinda "old" school.
I hope all your kids have a good school season this year, and you take and scrapbook lot's of photo's! You won't regret in years to come when you can look back and see how little and cute the kids were, and what funny outfits they wore (look at Sean!!) and the hairstyles. It is going to be super fun to tease them later. Ha!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Miss Priss and Card/project of the day 8/6/10

Here is a photo of our 17+ old cat Puffin. She is really a "Grandma Kitty" now, but still white and fluffy and thinks she is a princess. I don't know how much longer we have with her, but I thought I would celebrate her today on the blog. (I hope you don't mind)
Here is a card I made while back with our God's Basket set. I really love the saying that comes in the set "Faith is putting your eggs in God's basket & counting your blessings before they've hatched".

The base of this card is chipboard and then an easel was made and glued to the back. The easel folds flat for mailing and then the recipient can enjoy it by placing it on their table or desk at work.

Card/project of the day 8/5/10

Yes I realize that I am posting this project today, with yesterday's date on it... and that is because I forgot to post it! I posted it on Facebook and then totally forgot to post it here on the blog. I am such a doorknob sometimes! It could be that I was distracted by running off to meet Husband at the Chinese food restaurant (Yum!) and then taking the twins to middle school open house. They are growing up so fast! School starts Monday here. OK, so this project is something I have been working on for a workshop that I was invited to hold near Atlanta for a stamping group. I was so flattered that they wanted me to come and wanted to come up with some great projects and this is one of them.
It is basically a drawer but "pimped-out"... is that OK to say... "pimped-out"?! You know what I mean though right? Ha!

So I took the drawer and added sections to it. How fun is that? You can add anything to the sections... for this design I think chocolate is totally appropriate... in fact needed!
To keep that chocolaty goodness from escaping I also added a clear sleeve. (told you I pimped it out!)
I used our SOTM (Sweet Of The Month) set Truffles for the top of the box and the accompanying saying. Chocolate brown ribbon, foam to make it 3D, and a few rhinestones set the stage for this fun project.
You say you want to make one too?! Well good!... this is going to be a class at the upcoming Scramping Retreat in Sept. Sign ups will be soon, and I will let you know all about them when ready. Along with this drawer, you will be able to make a couple more designs and combine them for a chest of drawers. How fun is that going to be?