Thursday, August 04, 2016

head over to splitcoast before it's too late!

If you haven't yet, head over to Splitcoast Stampers to join the Fan Club!
It's the only way to have access to the annual Dare to Get Dirty Challenges,
hosted by the Dirty Dozen Alumni (and current!).

Here are my samples that I made for 2 of the challenges, but I can't give you the challenge details.
That would spoil all of the fun, wouldn't it?!

shabby samples: 

and CAS (Clean and Simple) samples:
Click on any of the cards to go straight to my Splitcoast gallery where you'll find links to the challenges.
But you must be a Fan Club member to participate.
This is SCS's big, huge Thank You!! to all of the Fan Club members that make SCS what it is : )

...wonder and peace...


 A non-traditional Halloween theme 12x12 page

The Cleveland Orchestra offered kids a hands-on instrument "discovery" at their Halloween event.  Combine that with a costume contest, and you have the makings for the cutest little musicians ever : )


The stamped "title" and the lanterns are stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in copper.  The lanterns are then cut out and strung onto copper thread.  And I used the washi tape right onto the photo (not recommended for archival purists - LOL).

Supply list:
All current Stampin' Up! products:
Moroccan Designer Series Paper
Gold Glimmer Paper
Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Moroccan Nights (lanterns)
Flurry of Wishes (sentiment title)
Ink and embossing:
VersaMark ink
Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder
Tags and Labels Framelits
Sizzix Big Shot
Ribbon and Thread:
Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Copper Metallic Thread
Moroccan Designer Washi Tape
Metal Rimmed Pearls
Metallic Foil Doilies
Multi-photo (2 - 5x7 photos and a wallet-size)

Please email me or check out my Events calendar on my Stampin' Up! webpage if you'd like to learn how to do these pages or techniques yourself!

(You can also be shopping at a discount by joining my team and signing up to be your own Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  For info, please click the Join My Team link at the top of the page.)

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

{5th anniversary, of sorts}

I love having these photos taken 5 years apart at the same wolf statue in the zoo!  It totally shows me how much the kids grew up in those years.  If only we could make it slow down a little!

Sketch from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine
Supply list:
All current Stampin' Up! (with tool exceptions, as noted):
A Little Foxy 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack
Neutrals 12x12 Designer Series Paper Stack (Smoky Slate)
A Little Foxy Cardstock Pack (Pool Party, Calypso Coral)
Whisper White 12x12 cardstock
Kraft 12x12 cardstock
Foxy Friends (animals, tree, stump)
Number of Years (number and journaling stamps)
Writing Notes (background stamp)
Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso (distressing)
Burlap ribbon
Calypso Coral bakers twine
Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon
Silver ribbon
Brights Enamel Shapes
Fox Builder punch
Notebook punch (retired Stampin' Up!)
Tag Maker (other)
Corner Rounder (other)