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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Work of Art

I had some left overs to put together after class on Friday, so I decided to try something a different for the card in pink and coral swishes.  Instead of using the modeling paste, I punched butterflies out of Stampin' Up! gold embossed vellum. I kinda like how it turned out.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Stamp Your Art Out!

My monthly group met today and we had a blast with a new technique and chatting of course:) We used modeling paste, but it didn't come from a store. I found a recipe online and made it myself. It saved a few bucks, which leaves more money to buy stamps with right???

Project Details
Stamps
Swallowtail, Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock & Papers
Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy
Ink
Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
Accessories
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools
Sponge Daubers, heat tool, white embossing powder
Project Details
Stamps
Gorgeous Grunge, Flower Shop,  (or Peaceful Petals for greeting)
Card Stock & Papers
Wild Wasabi: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
Coastal Cabana: 5 ¼ x 4
Bermuda Bay: 4 ¼ x 3
Whisper White: 4 x 2 ¾
Ink
Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party (ink flower using the Rock 'n Roll Technique: ink 1st in Pool Party then roll the edges in Bermuda Bay)
Accessories
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Tools
Argyle Embossing Folder, Aqua Pen, Pansy punch

Project Details
Stamps
Work of Art
Card Stock & Papers
Crisp Cantaloupe: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
Blushing Bride: 5 ¼ x 4
Whisper White: 5 x 3 ¾
Ink
Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral
Accessories
Dazzling Details
Tools
Stars Decorative Mask, Modeling paste, Painters’ Tape, Scraper, putty knife, or an old plastic card

  1. Stamp swooshes
  2. tape off a small section of the Stars Decorative Mask
  3. Place card stock under the decorative mask and position over swooshes as desired
  4. Tape mask in place with painters’ tape
  5. Squeeze a small amount of modeling paste onto the mask. 
  6. Spread the modeling paste evenly over the mask.
  7. Gently lift off the mask and allow to dry. 

Modeling Paste Recipe

½ cup Baking Soda

2 Tablespoons Elmer’s glue

1-2 Tablespoons White Acrylic Paint

 In an air tight container, put baking soda, glue, and acrylic paint.  Stir to get a smooth consistency (some water may be necessary - the amount of water you add will depend on the heaviness of the texture you are looking for). The mixture keeps well in the air tight container for a few weeks. If some of the moisture is floating on top, just give it a stir and it will be good to go!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Flutterby Easel

This required some fussy cutting, but I'm okay with that because I like the way it turned out. I traced around the butterfly thinlits on the new Watermelon Wonder cardstock. I first made the cutout layer from vellum, but decided Very Vanilla looked better.

You've Got This

I LOVE this new stamp set! It will be available when the new catalog goes live on June 2nd. I just adore this color pairing of Lost Lagoon with the new Mint Macaron:)
I learn all kinds of interesting things on the Stampin' Up! Demo board. For instance there are two types of cookies, a macaron and a macroon. I didn't know there was a difference. Because of our new color, Mint Macaron, I now know.

Macarons are made of almond meringue cookies sandwiched together with buttercream, ganache, or jam.
macaron is pronounced Mack-ah-ron (sounds like the name Ron)

A coconut macaroon is a drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut. They are most commonly dipped in chocolate, as well. This style of macaroon is most commonly found in Italian bakeries, and in many bakeries throughout the U.S. 
macaroon is pronounced Mack-ah-roon (sounds like kangaroo).

Project Details
Stamps
 You've Got This
Card Stock & Papers
 Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink
 Mint Macaron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
 Silver Baker's Twine, Venetian Crochet Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
 Copic Markers

Project Details
Stamps
You've Got This
Card Stock & Papers
 Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink
 Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
 Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
 Copic Markers

Monday, May 11, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Card Ministry

We made 51 cards this month! whew!!The first card has two versions. I had originally intended to use sponge daubers to apply the inks directly to the stamps. Then we decided that it would be easier for our Seniors to read if we stamped in on solid color. So we switched to the second design.  We stamped both thank you and happy birthday on the next two cards. That way the church staff has more options. Next month we will made graduation and sympathy along with a few more birthdays.
Project Details
Stamps
Balloon Bash
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Ink
Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Accessories

Tools
Banners Thinlits
Project Details
Stamps
Gorgeous Grunge, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink
Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Bermuda Bay
Accessories
Stampin' Mist & water
Project Details
Stamps
Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink
Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Accessories
Crushed Curry Ribbon
Tools
Butterfly Thinlits, Modern Label punch

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

More Sneak Peeks!!

How would you like to be able to purchase the brand new In Color products, stamps, tools, embellishments and yummy patterned paper before the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog release on June 2?

HERE’S HOW!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and you can add the Sneak Peek and Host Set products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog that you see in the photos below Choose up to $125 in your choice of products (either from the pre-order selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice).  That’s $26 in free product.  The kit ships free for another 10% savings!  Have a question?  Email me.