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July 2012

Nacho Average Challenge #5

WOW!  I am really having fun with this new Challenge blog we've started!!  I would love to have you play along with us, too!!  Today's challenge is a sketch challenge:


Banners are all the rage right now in card making!!  Aren't these cute?  Here's my card:


I started with a card base of Early Espresso.  My three banners are Very Vanilla cardstock, topped with the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper!  Isn't that paper gorgeous!  You can find it in the Holiday Catalog!  The ribbon is our Victoria Crochet Trim.  The sentiment is from the Chock-Full of Cheer Stamp Set--it's embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Head on over the Nacho Average Challenge Blog to see all the other ladies' cards!!  Then, go make your own and leave on link for us!!!  Can't wait to see what you do!

August Classes!

Sorry--no fun cards for you today!  I've been out of town at our family reunion, and have done NO stamping!  Don't worry--I'll have more tomorrow though!  So be sure and come back!  In the meantime, I hope you'll consider joining me for some of my August Classes (click on the name of the class to RSVP!):


Sunday, August 12 @ 2pm.  We'll make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs!  Cost is $20


Tuesday, August 14 @ 7pm. You'll make 2 cards and 2 resource pages!  The cards are full cards that you can send, and the resource pages will have just the technique, along with instructions so you can re-create it again later! Cost is $10 or FREE with a $20 order placed during the class!


Sunday, August 19, 2pm - 6pm

Just like a buffet in a restaurant, you can pick and choose which cards you'd like to make, and how many of them.  The $18 fee covers your minimum of 8 cards.  You can make more, if you have time, at $1.50 per card.  You'll need to bring your own SNAIL Adhesive, but all the other supplies will be provided.  Yes, the envelopes are included, too!! :-)

Each month, there will be at least 10-12 card designs to choose from.  Some designs will be carried over each month to the next card buffet event.  Varieties will include lots of birhday choices, thank you's and seasonal occasions.

This is event is open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.  Please arrive by 4:30pm at the latest to make sure you have time to complete at least 8 cards.


Thursday, August 30 @ 7pm

In this class, you'll make 2 cards and 2 resource pages!  On the Resource page, you'll just have the punch art, along with instructions!  You can save these for future reference!  The cards you can send to your friends!!

Cost is $10 or FREE with a $20 (before ship/tax)  order placed during the class.


Divas Sketch Challenge #199

Happy Saturday!!!  Time for the Divas' Sketch Challenge!!  Here's the sketch:


and my card:


Supplies used:

Word Play Stamp Set

Raspberry Ripple Ink

Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit & Whisper White cardstock;  Birds of a Feather Designer Paper

Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits & Argyle Embossing Folder

Please check out the other artists' cards on the UDI Blog!!

Saturday Sketch Challenge #266

It's time for another sketch challenge at Stamping 411!!  The sketch is a fun one! (I know--I say that about all the sketches!  But it's true!)


I like all the squares!  Here's my card:


I've used some of the cool new products coming soon in the Holiday Catalog! 

Here are my supplies:

Scentsational Season Stamp Set

Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Real Red & Very Vanilla cardstock;  Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper

Lucky Limeade Classic Ink;  Dazzling Details

Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder & Holiday Collection Framelits

Be sure to head on over to the Stamping 411 Blog and check out all the eye candy over there!!!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Quick post today!  We're enjoying some cooler weather down in Ruidoso with our family!

Today's sketch is brought to you by Patrice:


Fun one, huh?!!  Here's my card:


This is a card I did for my Stamp Club in July--there was a request for Halloween, so here it is!

Supplies used:

Wicked Cool Stamp Set

Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock and ink

Spider Web Embossing Folder & Big shot

Scallop, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Have a great day!  Click HERE to continue on our Mini Blog Hop!!!

Swaps at Convention!

Hi!  I wanted to share with you some of the swaps I received at convention!  Do you remember the card I made HERE?  Well, here are some of the cards I received from that swap!  I'll be sharing them all over the next week or so!  Enjoy!




This swap was so much fun!  I've been involved with this group for a couple of years now, and this was the first time I've met some of the ladies!  They're all just as nice as they are talented!!!

Don't forget to sign up for my August Classes!!!!


Christmas Cards in July!!

Good morning!!  This is one of the cards we made in my July Christmas Card Class!


Snow Swirled is one of my all-time favorite Holiday stamps!  It's so versatile!  Here, we used the tree image--it's embossed in Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder!  The inside is stamped in Real Red and Wild Wasabi snowflakes from the same set!

Supplies used:

Snow Swirled & Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets

Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Whisper White cardstock

Real Red, Wild Wasabi & Versamark Ink Pads

Scallop and Large Oval Punches;  Heat Tool, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder;  Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder;  Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

The next Christmas Card Class is coming August 12 at 2pm!  I hope you can join me!  We'll make 12 more fun cards!!!  Cost is only $20!!  Click HERE for more details!!

Nacho Average Challenge #4

Good morning!!  I loved the color challenge this morning on the Nacho Average Challenge site!

And here's my card:


This is a super simple card--only one layer of cardstock!!!  I used Whisper White--it measures 4 1/4" x 11", and it's scored in half at 5 1/2"!

For the sponging, I cut a rectangle out of a piece of scrap paper, and used this as a mask.  I sponged the threed colors (pink pirouette, certainly celery and so saffron) using our Stampin' Sponges!  The sentiment is from the Cherish Friendship Stamp set, and the circles are from Circle Circus!  All stamping is done with the Black Stazon ink pad.  For the outline, I used a ruler and my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker! 

Very simple, but pretty, I think!  I hope you do, too!!  Be sure and check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations HERE!  And, don't forget to play along with us!!