Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rock Right On!

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My daughter recently had her first baritone band concert. Most of the pictures from that day, even with my SLR camera and a 300mm zoom lens still were not as fabulous as I normal take. Mind you, we had 3 cameras, one camcorder, 3 cell phone cameras all recording the event. I may do something with all the other pictures at some point, but I thought this single picture says it all. And even better is it only took, with some playing with embellishments, 5 minutes to complete.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Monday, April 26, 2010

Take 3 for Mom & Retired Sale

Take 3 class for Mother's Day. Make a card, a scrapbook (the orange dotted item that holds a mini album inside) and a gift for mom. Make another set to keep for yourself. $5 for all 3 items. Wow! At the same time I will have my retired Stampin' Up! items for sale - stamp sets, papers, and more.  After the classes are over my remaining sale items will be open to the public for purchase.

Class is open house style class - come anytime during scheduled times.

Sessions: Friday, April 30th, 5-9 pm or Sunday, May 2nd, 2-6 pm. Register by April 29th for either session please.


Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Stamp-A-Stack Card Buffet of Lots of Cards

Stamp-A-Stack of Lots of Cards Buffet

$1.50 per card.
Choose which ones (or all) you want to make.

Dates:
Thursday, April 29th, 12-3 pm
Wednesday, May 5th, 6-9 pm
Saturday, May 8th, 12-3 pm

RSVP at least 24 hours before each scheduled session. Price DOES NOT include adhesive or envelopes. You will need to remember to bring your adhesives to class. See you there.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Boho Chic Update


Updated picture of item I did for my daughter a few posts ago. I finally got to take a picture of it with a better quality camera (not cell phone, originally used). You can really see the shimmer of the Platinum shimmer paint now.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Upcoming Classes Project Pictures

I have many classes coming up, with more session times than I have ever offered. Pictures of the cards available for the Stamp-A-Stack Card Buffet Occasions class should be posted by weekend, and class projects as time allows. With family out of town you would think I have more free time but the opposite has been true. How is that possible?

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Boho Chic Retro Picture

Stamps: None
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Ruby Red, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Perfect Plum, don't remember if any more - sorry.
Papers: Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: sponge, Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil (from upcoming Summer Mini catalog), Basic Black journaling marker, white shimmer paint, dimensionals, rhinestone brad (not pictured)
All Stampin' Up! Materials used
First of all sorry this picture is not the highest quality nor the best arrangement. I whipped it out on my cell phone tonight cuz that was what was handy.  And those cell cameras are handy. My phone has a 3.1 megapixel rating so as far as cells go it is OK! I hear Japan has 12 MP ones in their cells. Someday, so shall we in the US.

I was playing around with this decor stencil using the postive image and the negative cut out. The stencils come with both. I sponged around the positive image in a few colors and the negative image in a few darker colors to give it some depth. Remember the rule of odd number looks best. I used 3 darker colors, and 2 or 3 lighter colors off-setting them and rotating them as I went. Then to give it a focal point, I layed the negative image right in the middle and sponge on the white paint. After the paint was dry I outlined (not a steady hand at this) the image. I was not looking for a perfect outline, that would make it look to manufactured, just something to make the shape more crisp and distinct. I added a rhinestone brad as an afterthought, hence it is not in this picture but really makes the shape pop now.

The base paper is 5.5 inches square, the final black layer is 7 inches square. I sent this picture in a text message to my daughter who is out of town and asked if she liked it. It is for her soon to be pink, white and black room. She said I should suggest it to Target. That is a high compliment coming from her. She is such a silly! I was going to buy a frame for it but don't think it needs one now.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ladies - Let's Shop!

 I will have a booth at this event. Stop by and say HI if you are in the area. It is always a lovely and fun event. Let's get our shopping on!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

*Color Renovation*

There are some exciting things happening! Stampin' Up! Has reinvented the color wheel. I am excited to share with you the new colors of Stampin' Up! Some (25 in all) are returning favorites. Some (10 in all) are returning InColors. Some are brand new InColors (5 in all). And Kraft has been renamed to Crumb Cake. I love that name, makes me hungry to use it. Ha ha ha. All this takes place on July 1st.

Now there will be 4 exciting color palettes to choose from. I really believe the renovation reflects our modern culture. I cannot wait to play with Early Expresso. I have been asking for an expanding Neutrals palette since day 1 of being a Demonstrator. Going forward InColors will now be around for two years, instead of one. Yeah to that peeps! But we still get new Incolors every year. So the InColors will overlap each other for a year. {Getting excited yet?}

Yes, I am sad to say good-bye to a few old faves (only 5 in all) but as I look at them I see that I have not been using them as much in recent years. This really is a renovation in color which will help your projects look fresh and fun.

Along with a Renovation comes new tools too. Check back soon to see what's new and hot in tools and accessories.


Be sure to stock up on these papers, reinkers or pads, ribbons and more before they are gone forever. As you can see, after June 1 there is no guarantee on availability.

Contact me and let me know what you think of the new color palette. I really would love to hear what you think.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eggsellent Eggs Decorating Kit

Accessories:  Eggsellent Eggs Decorating Kit from Stampin' Up! 117179 (no longer available)

First of all, let me give you a little family history. Decorating eggs is not my thing. I did it faithfully every year as a kid. Having kids, it has been an every 2-3 year kind of activity. My husband dearly wanted us to decorate eggs this year no matter what. I obliged, adding, only if we can use the Stampin' Up! decorating kit. He didn't care as long as we did it. I have not enjoyed it much as an adult because the smell of the vinegar used in most inexpensive kits hits my gag reflux. And the kids never had any interest in doing this in previous years.

The kit does not tell you that you first must dye your eggs. I did not know this until I opened up the kit. We scrounged but found an old kit, you know the brand, always on clearance after Easter. All four of us had 5 eggs to die. 20 hard boiled eggs is enough to eat up, or give to the dog later. Some of us got more into this task than others. My son could have dyed all our eggs. I did my five, nose in my sweatshirt and all. I wanted my colors a little softer to go with the Stampin' Up! kit.

We ate our Easter dinner while the eggs dried. I passed out the kit pieces, trying to share equally. Bling boy (boys actually) loved the rhinestone bling in the kit. I thought 2 sheets of rub-ons would be too much. I also looked at all the paper die cut flowers in the kit and figured I will either recycle what is left or use them up on something else. Little did I know...

 I have posed our cute little ovals as each persons collection. We have the husband's, daughters, son's and the demonstrators. Can you guess whose is who's collection? You might be amazed at what you find out.

The following is a few detail ovum pictures.



This is what we had left of our extensive kit: handful of rub-ons, about one sixth of the die cut flowers, no bling (none). There was plenty of items to decorate at least 24 eggs, with the exception of the bling. We are a bling happy family!


Say goodnight to our little ovums. They await a most certain fate!

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Keep being creative, Sandy

Chocolate Pillow Pouch

Chocolate Pillow Pouch

Stamps: Curvy Versus, and ?
Inks: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Paper:  Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink cardstock
Accessories:  Pillow Box Big Shot Die, 1/4" White grosgrain ribbon, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, linen thread, Glue dots
Misc: 2 premium chocolates and one chocohollic

Run pink paper through Big Shot using the pillow box die. Stamp on cut out die. Stamp tag and punch out. Assemble tag. Assemble pillow box. Adhere closed with mini glue dots. Wrap mambo DSP around outside of box. Adhere tag.

Now you have an attractive, sweet and simple thank you or thinking of you to give to someone for whom you care.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

SAB/Spring Decorations

Spring / Sale-A-Bration Decorations

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To many objects to mention directions on all of them. Many of these items were done using Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and papers. Sorry, Sale-A-Bration ended on March 31st.

Don't you just love how springy the entire collection looks?

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy