Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

I didn't get a chance this month to play with my Halloween products as much as I wanted, but since we are here on Halloween night, I thought I'd take time to share what we made in our October card making class while I wait for trick or treaters.

Class attendees could make two each of the following designs and choose either fall or Halloween or one of each:

 Products needed to recreate this project:
Stamp set: Cookie Cutter Halloween #142255
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink :#132708
        Cherry Cobbler Ink #126966
Punch: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396
Marker: Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin                    Write Markers #142032
              2016-2018 In Color Set #141393

Paper:  Crumbcake Cardstock #120953
            Whisper White Cardstock #100730
            Halloween Night Specialty Designer                     Paper #142022
Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon #134565
                                                                                    Envelope Punch Board #133774

Products needed to create this card:
Stamp Set: Sheltering Tree #167163
                   Spooky Fun #142236
                   Banner Blessings #136720 (Fall)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink #132708
        Cherry Cobbler Ink #126966
        Cajun Craze Ink #126965
        Crushed Curry Ink #131173
        Soft Suede Ink #126978 (Fall)
Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin                    Write Markers #142032 (Fall)
               White Stampin' Chalk Marker #132133                (Halloween)

 Paper: Crumbcake Cardstock #120953
            Whisper White Cardstock #100730
Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon #134565 (Fall)
Linen Thread #104199 (Halloween)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119248 (Halloween)

Class attendees also had the chance to make one project teaching a new technique or two.  This month was the first chance to make a Z-fold card and try out aqua painters.
Card folded up

Z-Fold Card Open

Products needed to create this card:
Stamp Set: Cookie Cutter Halloween #142255
                   Spooky Fun #142236
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink #132708
        Pumpkin Pie Classic Stamp Pad #146925
        Perfect Plum Classic Stamp Pad #146923
        Dapper Denim Classic Stamp Pad 141394
Markers: Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin                    Write Markers #142032 
Paper: Halloween Night 12x12 Cardstock Pack
           Halloween Night Specialty Designer               Paper #142022
                                                                                                  Whisper White Cardstock #100730
                                                                                       Aqua Painters #103954

I hope you enjoyed checking out the projects from our October class and will come join us on November 4 as we create Christmas projects and get to play with the Big Shot and embossing powder.  Comment here for details about the upcoming class or email at

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Global Design Project #59 | Theme Challenge

This is my very first time playing along with a Global Design Project and I had such a good time.
When I first learned about the theme, I started thinking about what I wanted to do.  I have a few animal/pet stamps so it was a matter of narrowing it down and making a choice.  Llamas are talked about a lot around here and not seen all that much.  So, I thought a llama would be perfect.  But, the only llama stamp set I have is Christmas themed from the Holiday catalog.  And, I just couldn't wrap my head around using traditional Christmas colors with a llama.  Besides, at my house llamas and rainbows are frequently discussed together.

Festive Birthday DSP to the rescue.  I found a striped print with a multitude of colors that was the perfect background for the llama.  So, I used that along with Melon Mambo and Elegant Emerald Cardstock to bring the colors together.  Stamped sentiments in Emerald Envy ink and a Christmas tree punch out of Festive Birthday DSP completed the look.

Here it is -- my first ever card for the Global Design Project.

It was so much fun to play along.  To check out the cards made by the design team and other entries in the GDP click on the Global Design Challenge page to check them out.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Facebook LIVE video: Playing with Work of Art Stamps

Here is the final Facebook LIVE video from my World Cardmaking Day event.  I show the finished product of a card I began making earlier along with some Christmas card events.
Then I started playing with my Work of Art Stamp Set to see what I could create.  I wanted to create a Cancer Ribbon card and this being October, I chose to make it pink.  Let me know if you can tell what it is and if you prefer the Rose Red ink I used on the video or the Flirty Flamingo ink I used later.   Also, I think the video cut off before you got to see my project I was making with the zig-zag stamp.  Scroll to the bottom of this post and you will see a picture there.  Can you tell what I used for inspiration? 

Comment and let me know if you would be interested in more Facebook Live videos.  If you sign up for my monthly online class, you will be invited to a private Facebook event where I will post videos making the cards in the class.  Would you be interested in public Facebook Live videos where you watch as I put a card together and maybe teach new techniques?  Comment and let me know.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Facebook LIVE: Cookie Cutter Christmas and Halloween stamp sets

Card made on video
           I happened to do a Facebook LIVE video on World Cardmaking Day featuring the stamp sets we will be using for online classes in October and November.  Now is the perfect time to share them with you all.  You have until Friday to register for the October class.  This month I will be providing a video of myself putting the cards together as well.  If you have Facebook, I will create a live event and we can make cards together or you can watch the videos whenever you have time.  If you don't have Facebook I will make a YouTube video for you to watch as well.  Enjoy the video and see if this inspires you to want to start creating with your own copy of these stamp sets.

This month you get the option of either fall or halloween or a mixture of both

Fall options;

Halloween Option; 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FaceBook LIVE:Project Life and Enjoy the Little Things Kig

One of the FaceBook LIVE videos I did for World Cardmaking Day used Project Life from Stampin' Up products.  I know these are advertised for memory keeping or scrapbooking.  But, they can be used to make some amazing cards pretty easily as well.  So, since it was World Cardmaking Day, that's what I did.  Here are my samples of the cards I made both on the video and after that day.  I loved that process so much that I bought myself another Project Life set that is currently found in the clearance rack.  That is a great way to try a product you've never tried before for a minimal monetary investment.  Enjoy the video and the pics of the card samples.  Let me know what you think.

This video also included me playing with the Enjoy the Little Things kit that is also available on the Clearance Rack.  You get everything you need to make 13 pieces of art except stamps and ink.  I've found that using the stamps and ink I already have has been perfect.  I've also found that these "pieces of art" make perfect card fronts.  I've even been able to cut down a few to fit the standard 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" card base.  The rest, I'll just have to make bigger card bases and envelopes.  :)


Monday, October 10, 2016

Facebook LIVE: Paper Pumpkin

Here's a look a me playing with the Chalk it Up to Love Paper pumpkin kit.  Don't forget the great deal available right now.  If you order the October kit by October 10 and enter the coupon code BOGO, you will get the October kit for $19.95 and the November kit for FREE.  This is a deal too good to pass up.  I took advantage of it, so if you want to get together to play with our kits, or even share via Facebook, blog, etc.  we can do that.  :)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Facebook LIVE video making a fall card and playing with embossed papers

Here is my second attempt at a Facebook LIVE video.  This one is much more organized.  I have everything ready to go this time.  So, have fun watching as I put together a fall themed card and play with some paper embossed with the Big Shot.  Enjoy the video and let me know what you think.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Facebook LIVE: Stitched With Cheer

I filmed my first Facebook Live videos for World Cardmaking Day this past weekend..  They are not the greatest, but hey they're done.  If you're looking for professional quality, you will not find it here.  I think it would require several takes and some editing for that to happen.  But, what you will find is me sharing my creative process in real time.  In this first video, I am not as organized as I should be and don't have everything set out ahead of time.  But, live and learn.  When a video is LIVE, you get what you get.  I did learn as the day progressed and made changes as I continued.  If you have suggestions for further changes, please let me know.  If you enjoy the videos and watching the creative process, also let me know.

This video is using the Stitched with Cheer kit from Stampin' Up.  It comes with everything you need to create 18 cards (6 each of 3 designs) except the stamps, ink, and adhesive.  I happen to have the stamps and ink colors, so if you live close get ahold of me and we can get together and you can use my stamps and ink.  If you don't live  close, you can purchase your own, or make substitutions using what you do have.

Products needed to recreate these cards:
Stitched With Cheer Project Kit142012
Stitched With Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set                                                                                                                         142182
Mini Glue Dots103683
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad140931

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad141396

Tear & Tape Adhesive

Watch the video here: