Thursday, November 17, 2011

October Stamp Club

I'm really behind on posting my stamp club photos.  This is one of the October cards we made.  Simple, but pretty.  Cased from this card:  click here

Fun card to make.  We made a stamp pad using baby wipes and reinkers.

Fun card made with baby wipes and reinkers in a different way.  Can't find the inspiration right now, but will post when I find it.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

September Stamp Club

I'm a little late in getting my stamp club photos posted.  Too many things going on.  So, here they are.  Enjoy!

For this card, we stamped the flower from Button Buddies in Daffodil Delight ink and then sponged the edges with Melon Mambo.  Fun card to make with only a little stamping, but some cutting.

Punch art card, again with very little stamping, but some assembly required. :)  Also a very fun card, mostly in Pacific Point.

Nature Silhouettes stamp set with quite a bit of sponging.

Lovely as a tree card with the lattice embossing folder.  I found this card on Splitcoaststampers, but can't find my link right now.

Our October stamp club is this weekend.  Hope you can join us!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Exciting News!

Exciting news! I'm signing up to sell Miche handbags. They have a lot of exciting changes coming soon and I want to get in from the beginning. Contact me if you would be interested in hosting a show to help me get started. Don't know what a Miche is? Check out their website at
I love my Miche bags (I have all 4 sizes).  In my opinion they are a magic bag.  Change the whole look of the outside to match your outfit without needing to touch the contents on the inside.
You can check out some of the new releases by looking at Gina's Miche facebook page here:  I hope to have my own facebook page soon.
Don't want to commit to hosting a show in your home?  We can do it at my house, or I can invite you to my own show when I get it on my calendar.  Let me know if you're interested.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

90th Birthday Card

A custom card requested by a friend for her aunt's birthday.

To Eat or Not to Eat?

This is a picture of a tomato from our garden.  I made him some teeny tiny glasses.  Very cute!

Summer Card Buffet

Here are the rest of the cards from my card buffet.  This top note die card is one of my favorites.

Lovely as a Tree card.

Die cut butterflies.

Acetate card

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer Card Buffet Sneak Peak #2!

Here's another sneak peek from our upcoming Card Buffet.  Join us this coming Saturday, August 13th as we make this card along with 9 others.  This one uses Night of Navy, Bashful Blue & Whisper White CS; Not Quite Navy, Old Olive & Soft Suede inks; sponging, embossing.  Very simple, yet pretty card.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Summer Card Buffet Sneak Peek!

Come join us for our Summer Card Buffet.  Here is a peek at 2 of the 10 cards that we'll be making on August 13, 2011.  This is a Tri Shutter Fold card.  It looks a lot harder than it is, AND, I've already done the cutting and folding for you.  You just do a little stamping and sponging and put it all together.  Bright and summery.  Melon Mambo, Black, & Pumpkin CS & DSP and the new Doily stamp set.

This card has very little stamping on it and was very fun to put together.  It's made mostly with die cuts and punches.  Daffodil Delight, White & Old Olive CS.  Another bright and summery card.

Check back next weekend to see another sneak peek and join us on the 13th to make all 10 cards.  We're also making a card from an acetate sheet.  Very fun!  Hope to see you there!  Contact me for more details.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Stamp Club

For our stamp club this month we started with something fun and easy.  We made a coaster using cork, adhesive sheets, DSP and background paper, all from SU.

This was fun card also using a stamp from Fabulous Florets, and DSP that looks like newsprint.  The image is embossed in black and then sponged with Bravo Burgundy Ink.  The Pretty in Pink layer is embossed with the wallpaper embossing folder and then sponged with the burgundy ink.  Pretty in Pink ribbon, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink and Cream CS; Versamrak and black ink. My inspiration came from this card (click here) .

This is an easel card made with the Just Believe & Curly Cute stamp sets.  Supplies used are Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi & White CS; Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi & Black Ink; Beyond the Garden DSP; Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Eyelet Border & Decorative Label punches; Certainly Celery satin ribbon; Beautiful Wings embosslits die; & rhinestones.  Very fun card also; here was my inspiration (click here)

Swing fold card.  Very fun to make, but a little time consuming.  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant & White CS, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant & Black Ink; Lace Border Punch; Delicate Doilies stamp set.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Our Newest Family Member

Meet Schatzy. She's a 6 week old mini lop bunny. She's very sweet and joined us today.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Buffet

Come join us for my Summer Card Buffet. There will be 10 unique cards to choose from and you can make one of each, or 10 of one, or any combination in between.  This time I'll be using the auditorium at my office so we'll have plenty of space.  Cost is $2.50 per card.  Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 9am to 4pm.  Please let me know by August 6, 2011 if you plan to attend so I will have enough supplies on hand for everyone. Bring a friend and come have some fun!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Stamp Club

This was our first card on Friday night.  Happiness Shared & Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Cream & Regal Rose CS, Stazon Black & Rose Red Ink; colored with pastels and blender pens, then ran each piece through the cuttlebug.  A little time consuming, but easy card.

Baby card uses Teeny Tiny Wishes for the words, then embossed with the cuttlebug.  Very easy card.  Also uses a circle and circle scallop punch.  White & Celery CS and Black and Celery Ink.

Inspired by Nature & Curly & Cute stamp sets; versa mark, chocolate chip ink; cotton balls with pastels.  Another easy card that took a bit of time.

Butterfly Easel card inspired by this card (click here). Pink Pirouette & Rich Razzleberry CS, Rich Razzleberry Ink.  This butterfly was cut with the SU Bigshot and Butterfly dye.  Very simple, but elegant.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Making Jewelry Again

Several years ago I got into making my own jewelry and even tried selling it on consignment and at a few bazaars.  It didn't go over very well, so I pretty much stopped.  I made a few pieces over the last several years for special birthdays and for myself, but not really very many. 

I recently became obsessed with it again.  I'm not sure why, except that I saw a new technique and wanted to try it.  So, I spent last weekend making a few new pieces.  Here are the pictures of them.  I need to do some research on the best way to photograph jewelry.  Watch for more styles and designs to come in the future.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May Stamp Club

Here are the cards that we made last Friday for our stamp club.  Our theme was dads and grads.
This is my favorite of the three cards that we made.  It uses Lovely as a Tree (my all time favorite SU stamp set) and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps.  CS - Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla.  Inks - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi.  It's hard to tell in this photo, but the Early Espresso Layer that's the first layer on the card is embossed using the texture plates.  The Top Note die is also embossed this way and then I used an oval Spellbinders to cut out the middle.  In all, this card went through my bigshot 4 times.  Sponged around the edges of the top note die, inside and outside, an then sponged lightly over the top to bring out the wood grain texture.  Stamped the trees in Early Espresso then sponged color on with the blues and green.  The top note die is popped up with mounting tape.

This card uses the same stamp sets as the first one.  Also embossed with the dots embossing folder.  Card base is Elegant Eggplant with a Basic Black layer, then the DSP and Wild Wasabi layer.  The tree is colored using the "Thumping" technique.

Begin this technique by inking up the tree stamp in the light green color (Certainly Celery), then add more color by thumping the brush tips of the markers on it.  I used So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, & Elegant Eggplant for the thumping and then colored in the tree trunk with Chocolate Chip.  Once the color is on the stamp, mist VERY lightly with water, huff on it, then stamp.  It makes a subtle water color look.  Lots of fun to do, but if you're doing very many at once it can take a while.

I have a friend whose husband was graduating with his Masters Degree from Corban University and she asked me to make open house invitations for him.  I don't have any graduation stamps that would work, so I went to my favorite inspirational place and found this card.  I only made 2 small changes, the word stamp and the gold cardstock.  You can see the orignal card here.  Thank you very much Lori Tecler, for helping me out.  Supplies are SU Shimmery White & Basic Black CS, and shiny gold from Craft Warehouse.  I like the shiny gold better.  The word is from an older SU stamp set that I can't remember the name of.  SU Star Punch and gold brads.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter & Others

I know it's been along time since I've posted (other than the one I just did).  I have too many things going on in my life and then was sick for three weeks.  I had to cancel my April stamp club, and I'm still trying to decide about May.  Anyway, here are the cards that I made for April. 

Here's the link for this one (click here)

Here's a link to the card that I used for this design (click here)

And this one (click here)

I'm going to try to get back here sooner the next time.

Thanks for looking!

March Stamp Club

These are 2 of the cards that we did for our March Stamp Club.  I'm pretty sure that they are cased from somewhere on Splitcoast, but it's been so long ago that I can't find my links.  I apologize to the original designer. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Card

This is the Valentine's card that I made for my hubby. Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red CS. Real Red, Basic Black DSP.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Stamp Club

This card was taken right out of the Stampin Up! catalog.  I changed it a tiny bit, but not much.  It uses the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Big Shot Butterfly die and dotted ribbon border punch.  The cardstock is Basic Black, Riding Hood Red and cream.  I also used First Edition DSP and sponged all of the edges with Black or Red ink.
We had a surprise guest for our club this month.  Zeke decided that he wanted to make cards also.  :)

Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose & Whisper White CS; Scallop border punch; dotted swiss embossing folder, circle scallop punch, decorative label punch, large oval punch, and Rich Razzleberry 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

I found this card  here and changed it a bit.  The girls loved it.  This one was quite a bit of work, so I did lots of prep work to save time.  Here are pictures of the inside: