Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Just a couple of Halloween cards for you today. On both of these cards the skull was embossed in black embossing powder, heat set and then sponged on the inside with frost white shimmer paint.

Below is a close up of the heat embossing and the shimmer paint....

and one more variation of the previous card......

Thanks for looking! Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My First 'My Digital Studio' Upload andLast Call for the Christmas Card Class

Stampin' Up! is providing demonstrators with training and the opportunity for certification in the use of the new My Digital Studio software. One of the things I have to do to get certified is make and purchase a project. I had actually spent a couple of days on a very nice brochure but wasn't able to submit it for printing as single pages are not yet available. With the deadline looming, I had to come up with something else fast. This card took me only a few minutes to complete. Very simple!

On another note, registration for my Christmas card class is closing in just two days! If you would like to attend (and I haven't heard from you already) please send me an email and let me know. If you missed the announcement, I am holding this class on two separate days: Thursday, Nov. 5th from 10:30-1:30 and Saturday, Nov. 7th from 1:30-4:30 at the Juanita Village Starbucks. Here is sneak peak of two more of the projects we'll be doing...

....I'm afraid my camera just doesn't pick up all of the little details - like the richness of the designer paper and the dry embossed dots on the Bashful Blue card stock. This Season of Joy card above was taken from the Idea Book & Catalog.

Again, with this Berry Christmas card the dry embossing looks subtle in the photo and it's really quite intense and beautiful. You simply must see these cards in person to appreciate them fully.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Time to Make Some Christmas Cards!

My Christmas card camp is right around the corner! Class dates: Nov. 5th, 10:30-1:30 and Nov. 7th 1:30-4:30. We'll be making six cards, two of which are shown below. The cost for this class is $20, payable in advance. Registration deadline is October 30th. Please notify me by email ( if you'd like to register and I'll send you the payment address if needed. Thank you!

Inspiration for this snow globe card came from
the back cover of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

This card uses the designer series paper,
Christmas Cocoa, and the darling new single stamp set, Dasher,
which can be found in the back of the main catalog.
Inspiration for this card card came from Nancy Riley.

Don't forget to check my website tomorrow (Monday) morning for the new deal of the week!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Digital Studio 50% Off, New Deals of the Week, and My Upcoming Classes!

Don't forget about the Clearance Rack in my Stampin' Up! Online Store

Upcoming Classes

I am having a holiday card making camp on Thursday, Nov. 5th from 10:30-1:30 for you stay at home moms/weekend college students and again on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 1:30-4:30.

Come get a jump start on those holiday cards! We'll be making six Christmas cards using various sets from both the Holiday Mini Catalog and the Idea Book and Catalog. The cost for this camp is estimated to be $18. I will have the cost nailed down by the registration deadline, October 30th. Seating is limited!

Sign up a (new to me) friend to come with you and you'll get to draw from my prize bag! For those who attend, I will have the projects for my next two camps on display. Please email me if you are interested in attending either of these dates: