Friday, June 7, 2019

June 2019 Technique Class

My technique class was today June 7th and we had a blast.  The techniques we did are smooshing, stamping with yarn and stamping with rubber bands..

The above card uses the smooshing technique for the background we use two colors to get the effect we wanted.

This one for the background we did the smooshing technique but sprayed the paper with water before we put it in the folder and got a totally different technique.  For the area behind the butterfly we wrapped yarn around a block and used to stamp the image. 

For this last card we wrapped rubber bands around the block and stamped it using 4 different colors the rubber bands gave it a much sharper image than the yarn did.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

June 2019 Woo Hoo Stampers Swap

The theme for this swap is the new In Colors and a new stamp set I made a monochromatic card using the Over the Moon stamp set and the color used is Rococo  Rose #simplstamping

Saturday, June 1, 2019

NC SU Demos New Catty Swap

The new Stampin' Up catalogue goes live June 4th Tracie Langley hosted a swap for the NC Demos group this was  my card.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

June 2019 Cards A Latte Class

My next class is on Saturday June 8th from 1-3 PM and these are the cards we will be making

Sunday, May 26, 2019

May 2019 NC Demos Monthly Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly NC Demos Blog Hop.  The theme for this month is our favorite retiring product.  This was not an easy choice because so many of my favorite items are retiring especially a stamp set that has been in the catalogue for 18 years Lovely As A Tree it is a set I will miss dearly. However, I am saddest about the DSP.  Love it and miss it when it goes.  I am no a hoarder I use it all mostly in my classes and some, well some is just too pretty to use but in the end I make something I can keep.   One of my favorite DSP packs is the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 DSP.  There are so many pretty prints in this pack and I have to say I love them all and it is this item that I have chosen. To showcase this paper I have decided to do a Bridge card you get to use a lot of DSP.

To begin I took a piece of Pacific Point cardstock 4 1/4 x 8 and scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 3/4. Fold all the score lines so it looks like this.

I then took a piece of white cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 and attached it to the back this is the area I will be using to write my message.

For the front I will be using all DSP so I cut one panel at 2 3/4 x 4 and 4 panels at 1 x 4 and attached them to the front of the card.

This part was all done and now for the Bridge I cut Pacific Point cardstock at 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 and attached to the front a piece of DSP cut 5 1/2 x 1.  To attach to the card I fold one side flat and closed the other side and attached the panel where I wanted it.

I finished the card with a Salutation and using a new set of label dies that are available in the new catalogue. I added another retiring favorite the Tinted Faceted Buttons, the colors were so great and I could find one to match just about everything I was working on.  I threaded the button with White Bakers Twine and tied a bow and added it to the card.  To add some Bling 3 rhinestones fit the bill and the card was done

With the left over pieces of cardstock and DSP  made myself a bookmark,

I hope you enjoyed this months hop and hope to see you nest month.  Don't forget to check out the other blog posts.


Tina Lesson

Toni Campana

Patricia Todd

Frances Wagner

Tracie Evans Langley

Anita Trippi

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May 2019 Woo Hoo Stampers Swap

My NY group is meeting on May 18th and the theme for this swap is a masculine card.  This is what I sent in #simplestamping

Friday, May 3, 2019

May 2019 Technique Class

Today was my technique class at the Local Bean coffee shop. We made 3 cards, two using the Shaving Cream technique and one using the Painter's Tape technique.  The blue one is with glossy paper and the pink with regular cardstock.