Monday, August 30, 2010

Evening In Paris October 20th

 A trip to Paris is something one just dreams about but now Barbara and I are actually going.  We will see the Eiffel Tower in person, sail down the Seine and drink French wine - maybe even see the Mona Lisa at the Louvre.  I wish you were all going with us on this fabulous trip.
But since that is not possible how would you like to spend an evening in Paris with Barbara and me on October 20th?  We can regale our Parisian experiences for you - serve you some wine and cheese (hope we can get French wine and cheese here) and make French themed cards.  This will be fun night and I hope you can join us.
This is one card I have been experimenting with to see if it would work. This is a thank you card but could be a birthday card or thinking of you card just as well but most of all this is a fun card to make.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Priscilla's 411 Challenge #165

For this weeks fun 411 Challenge I wanted to use a stamp set and colors that I have not used very much.  Since I do not have a large circle die for my big shot I thought that the new Printed Petals set would sort of emulate the circle component of this sketch.  First I wanted to use all the new "In Colors" for this card but after several attempts at incorporating Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait I decided that all those colors together was too much for this card.  So my base is Whisper White with a layer of Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz - stamped with Versa Mark.  The focal point is Blushing Bride (don't you just love the names for these colors) stamped with Concord Crush.  Of course I added the Concord Crush ribbon.  The focal point and flowers are raised with Stamping Dimensionals.  For the flowers I added a little bling with the new Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  The flowers were "curled" slightly with a bone folder.  This card has texture and dimension that adds a lot of interest.  I think the card came out quite nicely even if there were a couple of false starts.  Don't you think someone would like to receive this birthday card?

This is the sketch for my card.  Check out what the talented Operators and other folks did with it at the 411 web site;

Then make your card.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday's Stamp Camp with a Male card theme

What a fun filled afternoon we had at our Stamp Camp Wednesday.   
Half of the crew stamped in Barbara's dining room - (from left to right) Gayle, Carol, Priscilla, Judy, and Toni.  We created cards with sailboats and lighthouses using the new stamp set "Uncharted Territories" at this table. Of course red, white and blue dominated.  The lighthouse is done on natural white card stock and a Night of Navy layer that was run through the Big shot with the Texturz plate "Perfect Detail".  Then a very nautical Red ribbon was added.  The sail boat card is whisper white, Not Quite Navy, and Real Red card stock.  The Not Quite Navy layer is embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  When the nautical cards were done the ladies swapped places with those on the sunporch to make their next  four cards.

Here on the sunporch, Jeanne, Bobbi, Dawn, Barbara, and Suzanne took on a different theme.  We all know beer drinking guys and made cards for them.  We ran aluminum foil through Big Shot to create the background.  Then we stamped and punched out the beer steins.  The foam has added sparkle with the chunky glitter. 

Then switching themes again - we made a forest card using the new Plant Hope stamp set.  We sponged the background (using masking for the moon) and then stamped off the trees.  It is all mounted on a new favorite color - Marina Mist. 

Gloria got there in time to make the nautical cards. We were glad to see her!

These are the four cards created at the male themed stamp camp.  Everyone went home with 8 cards - two of each design.  Now they are ready for the men in their lives. 

One group got creative with the beer steins. Judy started it - and then Carol jumped in.  Look below to see her card. 

This is a very creative group of stamping ladies who seemed to be having a fun filled afternoon stamping at our Male themed stamp camp. Hope those of you who were not able to come to this event can join us next time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

1st Birthday and 50th Anniversary cards by Priscilla

This is the card I made for my youngest niece Jillian's 1st birthday.  I used Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink - perfect for a beautiful baby girl.  Then of course some glitter on the number 1 and a giraffe from my retired (alas) favorite set "Wild about You".  This card turned out looking pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Now the next event was a 50th Anniversary party for my dear friends Bruce and June.  I used the Owl punch from the new catalog.  Isn't the little dress with glittered belt adorable?  The buttons on his vest are the little eyes from the punch.  I had so much fun making this card with my friend Toni's Owl punch that I ordered one for myself too.  There is so much you can do with this little owl.  I sort of cased this card from one I saw on SU Connnection but I am not sure whose card it was but I thank them for the inspiration.

Monday, August 2, 2010

"Male" Card Stamp Camp Preparation

My husband snapped a picture of me looking out over lake Cobbosseecontee in Maine trying out ideas for our "Male" Card Stamp Camp.   This is a great way to stamp!

My grandniece Lyndsey who just arrived from Australia tried out stamping for the first time and made a card using one of our ideas for a Card using my new stamp set "Uncharted Territories."  Didn't she do a great job with her first ever hand stamped card? I think she enjoyed her stamping experience.

This is one card that we will definitely make at our stamp camp on August 18th.  I love the sailboat.   I hope you like this card too and join us on the 18th.

Barbara's 411 Challenge #162

This all started because I wanted to make a card for a beer loving guy's birthday.  Maybe I will play with it some more -  I still think it needs an accent. 

The beer itself was colored with so saffron and then a layer of smooch spriz to give it some luster. 

The textured piece is aluminum foil run through the big shot.  It works pretty well. 

Consider this a work in progress.  Does anyone have suggestions?

This was the challenge.  It's a stretch but fun to play with.  Check out what our other friends have done at