Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tropical Flip Out Scrapbook


Last Monday I held a Tropical Flip Out Scrapbook Class for 6 wonderful ladies! We had a blast making these cute and easy mini scrapbooks. They received the dimensions and photo directions so they can recreate the books using different colors and stamp sets.

This pattern would make great brag books, baby shower gifts, birthday books, and Christmas Memory Albums. My brain is swirling with all different varieties! I'm sure you will see more of these as we get closer to Christmas!

I have a few left, so if you would like to purchase the completed project, contact me and I can reserve one for you. $18 plus any postage that may be involved.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!


Today is my mother's birthday! We are celebrating together at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in PA. I can't think of a better way to spend a birthday, can you? We will be taking her out for a fun dinner and spending the evening cropping. I plan to treat her like a queen! She's the best mom!!

Here's a simple birthday card you can make at my upcoming Flight of the Butterfly 3 Way Class. I cased this one from Ilina Crouse. She is so talented.

It's on August 10th at 7 PM and is $15. You can get a 20% discount on the stamp set if you order it from me from now until August 1st. I will mount it for you and have it ready for you to take home at the class. We will be making 9 cards (3 of 3 designs) and you will also get 3 more layouts to inspire you. Sign up now as space is limited.

sclarke2@optonline.net

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Because I Care



Here is a wonderful new hostess stamp set called "Because I Care". I made a 5 minute card using some parts of the stamp set. I left off the greeting because I wasn't sure if I was going to use it as a thank you, birthday or get well card. I like to keep my greetings off the cards until I'm sure what I want to send out! You can't tell from the photo, but I put some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the flower. It really sparkles pretty in person.

The colors are Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizazz. I was in a "P" mood I guess. The embossed background is a new embossing folder called Wallpaper. Only from Stampin' Up!


Contact me to find out how you can get this stamp set FREE!!!! it's so easy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Workshop Cards


This is the Black Magic Technique. We had so much fun creating one-of-a-kind cards. We used the Water Color Trio Stamp set, basic black card stock, white craft ink, colored pencils/watercolor pencils and Stampin' Up's awesome white gel pen.
The card on the left also uses French Script background stamp.
Add the embossing folder Dots for the background of the card and it really pops.
If you would like to make these cards and learn the black magic technique, please contact me and I would be happy to set up a day or night when we could get together and stamp.

The second technique we learned was kissing. Well, we are all good kissers by now, but when it comes to stamping, this technique gets left out all too often. Like with the butterflies from the technique book we made, we pressed two stamps together to exchange ink, take off ink or transfer ink onto a solid stamp surface. The ice cream scoops show the three different kissing techniques: plain kissing, two- time kissing and kissing off! This was so much fun to do and so easy! Change up the background oval and ribbon to Bashful Blue and you have a great card for a boy. This card was cased from Lori Rider.
Contact me anytime to set up your own class- private or a small group of friends. I do parties too! You provide the food and beverages and I will provide the fun. Stampin' Up parties make great Girls Nights Out, Craft Nights and birthday celebrations. Prices range from free to $5, $10 and $15 per person depending on how many projects and what types you want to do.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July Technique Book and Club Projects


July's workshops included making a Technique Notebook to hold our directions and samples of new stamping techniques we will be featuring over the next 7 months.


This notebook was created by CraftyPerson Productions www.craftyperson.com. They provide great resources for us demonstrators so we do not have to re-invent the wheel. I made up the Black Magic technique card because I always wanted to try it and now I am hooked. What a stunning but easy technique to use on dark card stock.
My next post will feature the cards we made for the Kissing Technique and the Black Magic Technique. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Erin and Brian's 2nd Wedding Anniversay Card

Congratulations on their 2nd Wedding Anniversary! Here's a quick but elegant card for any wedding or anniversary...
We also wrote:
"Our Greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now you will look back on your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least."

Best wishes!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baptism Cards for the Baker Twins


I am honored to be a part of Audrey Elizabeth's and Charles Edward's Christian Family. We had their baptism this morning at Saint Mark's and it was so beautiful. The babies were dressed adorably in white outfits and they didn't cry at all when they received the water blessing and traveled through the congregation being welcomed. We sang "Miracle of God" and I got to play the flute part for them.

I'm on my way to their party so while I wait for the baked ziti to finish cooking, I thought i would share their baptism cards with you.
Whisper White card stock, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink cs and ink
New Wallpaper embossing folder, Special Blessings stamp set, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Upcoming Classes



  • July 10 (Sat.) Christmas Cards(Christmas in July): Make 9 cards (3 of 3 designs) perfect for making mass quantities for Christmas giving. Instructions included. $15 for supplies and includes cropping donation so you can stay and crop all day at Saint Mark's Church. 1- 3 PM

  • July 15 (Thur.) Christmas Cards: same as above but at Sharon's house 7-9 PM

  • July 21 (Wed.) Technique Club/Class: Make a technique booklet, Black Magic card, and Kissing card . $15 or free with a $25 order. 7 PM @ Sharon's

  • July 26 (Mon.) Flip Flop Scrapbook Class: Make an adorable summer folding album perfect for your vacation or warm weather photos. Instructions included $15. Choose your time: 10 AM or 7 PM at Sharon's

  • August 18 (Wed.) Technique Club/Class: Add to your technique booklet or start one! 3 more projects featuring 2 more techniques! 7 PM $15 or free with $25 order. Join the 6 month club and get hostess rewards too!

  • August 21 (Sat.) Christmas Cards: Make 3 different designs (6 cards) featuring one stamp set (Winter Post #111780 $26.95)! $15 Pre-order the stamp set by Aug. 10 and get the class for free! More details to follow. 1 PM- 3 PM

  • August 23 (Mon.) Christmas Cards II: Same as above class 7 PM

RSVP required 5 days before the event. Space is limited.

sclarke2@optonline.net

Saturday, July 3, 2010

June Thank You Notes

My June thank you notes feature Greenhouse Gala DSP and Perfect Punches Stamp set #120516 (c). The colors can be used for summer or fall. It's so cheerful! The paper has a coordinating stamp set, Friends Never Fade #120618 (c).

You will receive a thank you for your June order and tokens of the 1 3/4" square punch in some new colors that match this DSP. The 1 3/4" punch is the perfect punch for matting a 1 1/4" square.

These are quick and easy thank yous for any occasion. The Perfect Punches stamp set makes it so simple to stamp and punch out a variety of greetings.

Happy Stamping!