March 14, 2014

Bursting with Joy!

It has been so great to be back in action. I started selling Stampin' Up! In 2007. In early 2013 I needed a break and took 9 or 10 months off. I signed up again and started getting the girls together again.  Last Friday was Crafty Club night and 12 ladies joined me to make 3 projects. It is always such fun to have friends in my home. I love the bustle of activity and seeing people have a good time. Hopefully they have as much fun as I do!
When planning for this class I knew which sets I wanted to use. First up was Starburst Sayings and the matching framelits. I love those pinked edge circles. They seem so cheery.

I found a card on Pinterest from this Canadian Stampin' Up!  blogger and imitated her card. (Link for credit)
This card included scoring, embossing and die-cutting. The more layers, the more love!

See you soon, 

February 18, 2014

You and Me

Ampersands have always been cool to me. There are a couple of current sets that Stampin' Up! has out that include them. I really liked this "perfect pennants" stamp set and used it to create this You & Me card. The paper is This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper (DSP). We made this card at my January Crafty Club. The next meeting is March 7.

Hope you like this little card that could be used for a variety of occasions.

February 12, 2014

Valentine's Treat

This little treat was easy to make. We used the Tag punch on each end of a 6 inch strip. We scored from each end so there was about 1/2 inch in the center. We stamped to make it cute and added some punches. There is a ghiradelli chocolate inside. We tied with with some baker's twine and this little treat was done!

Stamps: That's the tickets, (key to my heart is retired)
Punches: Ticket punch, decorative label, banner punch
other: baker's twine, glitter paper, cardstock

February 11, 2014

Valentine Canvas

A friend of mine recently went to a class and made a cute little 3x3 canvas using Stampin' Up! materials. I loved the idea and wanted to make one for Valentine's Day. We made this cutie at my January Crafty Club.

Stamp sets: Label Love, Around Array, Banner Blast (Sale-a-bration)
Punches: Label, banner, 7/8" scallop circle, owl punch (for the heart)
other: ink, sponges, DSP, baker's twine, washi tape (this and that and Christmas)

I bought the Canvases at Michael's - they have white or black. I happened to have the easel but I probably got it at Michael's too. :)

February 7, 2014

Valentine Mantel

I created my mantel for Valentine's Day. I used some things I had and I bought a couple new things at Michael's. I made the banner using the Stampin' Up! banner kit. I bought the subway art from "My Computer is my Canvas" on etsy. I already bought more for Spring and Summer!