Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Last chance for the current catalog & Shirt tutorial

Just wanted to make sure you are aware that tomorrow, May 31, is the last chance to order items from the current catalog. I will be putting in one last order, if anyone should need anything, email me and I can include it with this last chance order. I already have ideas from the new catalog that I'm anxious to share with you.

The family, minus one (Levi is in Houston, TX), enjoyed a quick camping trip over the Memorial Day weekend. No Internet, no phones, just campfires, fishing, and spending time with each other.

This week I've had VBS each morning so the days are just zooming by. The morning is spent at church and then I spend part of the afternoon preparing for the next day. This doesn't leave much time for stamping.

I did put together an idea to share with you. It's a start to a Father's Day card, and you can take it from there. I made this shirt for my husband a couple years ago so I had to take his apart to remember how I had made it.

You take a piece of designer series paper that measures 4 x 6 inches.
Fold the piece in half the long way. Keep the side of the paper you want to see on the outside. My shirt will be the beige color.
Fold each side in toward the middle crease. Here is the right side folded in.
Here is a picture of both sides folded to the middle.

Turn the piece over and on one end, fold down 1/4 inch.
Turn the piece back over to the other side. Fold the right, folded down corner to the middle crease and angle down about 1/4 inch. Crease the angle on the side.
Do the same on the other side. Have the left, folded down corner edge match at the middle crease.
From the top short end, measure down approximately 2 1/4 inches and fold the piece out from there until the side crease.
A ruler might help with this crease.
Do the same on the other side.

It should look like this so far.
Fold the bottom up and tuck the bottom under the folded down piece (this is the shirt collar).
This picture hopefully shows what I mean to tuck under the collar pieces. Crease the bottom of the shirt.
I took a 1/4 inch by 2 1/4 inch piece of black card stock and cut little pieces out to make the tie look like it has been tied.
I also trimmed the bottom to a point.
Here are the little shirts I've made. They measure 3 inches tall and about 3 3/4 inches from sleeve to sleeve edges.
See what you can make with these little shirts. They are cute all by themselves. If you have any questions, just email me and I'll see if I can answer them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I enjoyed getting together with the Chambers stamp club yesterday afternoon. The other card we made was pretty simple, but I think the ladies seemed to enjoy making it.
This Love & Sympathy stamp set will be continued in the new catalog. It is a very inexpensive set.

Usually the cards I make are cased from the Internet. I just Google the name of the stamp set and several demonstrators websites and blogs show up for me to look at. You don't have to come up with your own ideas. There are lots of ideas out there that individuals share for you to make.

Let me know what you think of the cards you've been seeing on my blog. I'd love to hear from you! I'm looking forward to the summer and having a little more time to spend on stamping. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Upsy Daisy stamp set

Had a chance to do a little stamping today. I needed to get cards ready for stamp clubs this week. Here is one of the cards we will be making in Chambers tomorrow. The daisies are heat embossed with white embossing powder on a piece of white cardstock. When you sponge the color over the top, you can wipe off the ink to reveal the white daisies. The white embossing acts as a resist. The gradient colors that I used were So Saffron on top, More Mustard in the middle, and Cajun Craze on the bottom. Soft Suede cardstock borders the imaged piece. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's time to announce the winner of the "Treasure Hunt". 

Congratulations to Pat Scott! 

I'll be sending you an email, Pat, to arrange for you to receive your prize. Thanks to all of those individuals that joined in the Treasure Hunt. It was a great opportunity to search several different Stampin' Up demonstrators' blogs. You might want to revisit some of the blogs to get some great ideas.

The family is off to Omaha for the rest of the week for State Track. Paige qualified in triple-jump so we decided to take in all of the CWC Renegades' events. There were 15 kids that qualified (great for a small school) so it will be worth our time because there is practically someone in every event. Go Paige! We are excited since we have never been to the state meet.

Hopefully with school finishing up, I'll have more time for stamping and blogging. See you back here next week.

Monday, May 14, 2012

One more day to enter the Treasure Hunt contest for a chance to win Stampin' Up products!! Email me your answers by midnight tomorrow - May 15th!! For complete directions - scroll down to find the treasure hunt post. I'll announce the winner of some Stampin' Up supplies on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Another simple card to share with you today. I was glad to see that the Easy Events stamp set will still be available in the new catalog. This set is very versatile so making a card in a hurry is a snap.

I put in my order last night for the new catalogs so they will be arriving soon. Can't believe we will be ordering from the new catalog June 1. A lot of my favorite stamp sets are discontinued, but there are a lot of new stamp sets that will take their place. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This time of year is such a hectic time at school. A video of all the yearly activities combined for the Honors Night banquet, a video for Sports Night with all of the sports highlights, and finishing up with the seniors so they are ready for graduation all take up so much time. The rest of the school year will consist of finishing up the school's yearbook and graduation DVD.

I was bummed that I forgot to take a picture of a graduation cake I made and decorated this last week and a SMASHBOOK I put together for a family friend for her birthday. Making the smashbook is a great way to use up discontinued designer series paper. I'm sure I will be making more of these so I will put that on my summer vacation to-do list.

I did stamp a quick card the other day because I wanted to be able to post something for you to look at. I still haven't stamped a Mother's Day card that will eventually get to my mom.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2012

This past week, I had a dear friend give me a stamp set (not Stampin' Up) that was so cute so I had to make her a "Thank Mew" card. I stamped the cat peeking in on the envelope behind the card.
Here's the inside of the card. I can't remember all of the words that were in the set or even what the name of the set was, but if you want to know, just email me. There was one saying, "Birthdays are like hairballs, the more you have the more you gag." Too funny!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Occasions Mini catalog is gone, but Stampin' Up did carryover some of the products from the mini catalog.
To order anytime, online, find my shopping cart on the right hand side of this blog.