Monday, August 30, 2010

September Card Classes


These are the 3 projects I’m highlighting at all the Classes this month.  All cards include inside stamping as well.

To check dates and locations, click here!

All Classes are open to anyone, invite friends.  I offer referral benefits for anyone bringing new customers to me. 

Cost for card class is $15 or it’s free if you decide to place a minimum $25 order.

You must RSVP to attend.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

‘Paper’ Porcelain Pins


These are the pins that I made, as name tags, for our last Joyful Heart Demonstrator Breakfast.

It’s a technique I learned from Kelley Purkey (missed you this year at convention) several years ago but this time, I didn’t have to cut out the design by hand!  I just ran the paper through the big shot and stamped the design (from the Elements of Style set)  in basic grey on the top layer of 3 layers of Whisper White Butterflies.  I glued all the layers together using Tombow, multipurpose glue.  While the glue was still wet, I curved, and curled, snipped the slit between the wings a bit and shaped the butterfly the way I wanted, then left it sit overnight to dry completely. 

Then I sprayed at least 3 coats (allowing drying time in between) of Folk Art Highshine Glaze.  I did this on my front porch—it’s very toxic smelling.

I applied Chunky glitter—clear—to the center of the butterfly for the body but it turned yellow because I put it on with Tombow glue, I guess.  I would use Crystal Effects the next time.

To apply the name, I hand wrote then names and cut them in a banner shape—on Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I formed them a bit so that they looked ‘flowing’,  I sprayed them with one coat of spray, then when that was dry, I sprayed a second coat-to the front and the back, and stuck it immediately to the finished butterfly.  Then I sprayed one last coat, over the name tag and when dry, applied a pearl or rhinestone.

I hot glued a pin onto the back when complete.


IMG_2455 another make and take inspired by a swap I got at convention

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Wonderful Wednesdays

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stamp Fest--Chambersburg

So many new trends in stamping, scrapbooking and crafting to enjoy! Great stamping fun, food, and lots of prizes!

****Be sure to bring your cameras for all the displays of new ideas****

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Place: Montessori School 875 Ragged Edge Rd.  Chambersburg, PA

(At Schier's Furniture onIMG_1458 Route 30, turn left onto Ragged Edge Road if you are traveling from Chambersburg. Montessori is about 3/4 mile on the left.")

Time: Session 1: Doors open at 9 AM and finish by 12 N

     Session 2: Doors open at 1 PM and finish by 4 PM

 Cost: $25.00 registration fee includes 5 make-n-take crafts including envelopes, many new demonstrations of products and techniques, displays of stamping ideas, refreshments, ½ hourly giveaways.

  • We will have a Grand Prize of stamps and stamping supplies worth over $100. You will have your name put in the drawing for every $30 in orders you place that day as well as 5 tickets for booking a party between October through December. You will also receive 10 tickets if you sign up to be a demonstrator that day.
  • You will receive a $5.00 coupon towards a $30.00 minimum purchase that day only.
  • You do not need to be present at time of Grand Prize drawing to win.
  • Please bring your own adhesive and scissors if possible. This will limit your wait time.

Hostess: Invite your friends to come and go throughout either session and you could earn hostess benefits based on all the purchases. To do so, don't forget to put your name on the registration form as the hostess before you photo copy this form to give to your friends.

Early Bird Registration by September 1st—get 1 ticket in Grand Prize Drawing.

Limit 40 per session (Please be sure to choose which session you will attend-if that session is full, you will be notified).

Email me to save your spot, then Send check for $25 to Cindy Fodor 730 Sells Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340    or send $27 paypal to

Jolly Bingo Bits-Sneak Peek

I was so impressed with this cute set. Didn't even think of it as a Bingo game.
I saw the images as cute little parts of a great Christmas card.

I wanted this card to be easy to recreate so I placed the 3 images on the "E" Block, then place the other 2 items on top of the block so that they'd be in between the other 3 images. I applied those 2 images to block "D".
I used Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla inks and Card Stock.
The snowman and snowflake are punched out with our new medium oval punch.
Tag is from the Tags til Christmas Stamp Set #121169 $22.95

I inked just the outside with the crumb cake marker so that I could stamp the "Merry Christmas" from Teeny Tiny Wishes inside. I trimmed the edge with scissors, then punched a border with the new punch: Decorative Label #120907 $16.95
Tag is embellished with the Glimmer Brads Basics (champagne):#121003 $4.95
Snowflake is embellished with the champagne glass glitter #120997 $3.95
Oh, and don't forget the Victorian Lace Ribbon #118481 $6.95

My friend, Kim, was over when we started playing with this set and we put our heads together for this cute non-traditional Holiday card!
Colors: Baja Breeze, and Basic Grey.
This card also highlights the snowflake embossing folder, Northern Flurry #120902 $7.95
and our new Tinsel Trim #120994 $7.95
A touch of dazzling diamonds on spots of the snowflake, finishes off the image.

Now for some traditional color with our new Cherry Cobbler ink and paper!
I got these candy canes stamped straight by placing an available clear block along the bottom edge of where I wanted to stamp them. Then I just placed my clear block with my stamp against this other block so that they are all in an even row. Then I drew a marker line along to connect them.
The designer paper with script is from the pack, Deck the Halls #120810 $9.95

My friend, Marie, and I put our heads together on this one and we finished off this card with paper dots (from the eyes of the owl punch) topped with the rhinestone stick ons.
Layered with Old Olive Cardstock. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

More Mini Sneak Peaks


My daughter Tasha designed this card.  It uses several irresistible  items that will be found in the new Holiday Mini.

Stamp set:  Bells & Boughs  #121142 cl $14.95

Deck the Halls DSP  #120810  $9.95 

Silver Waffle Paper  #120984  $9.95 

Glimmer Brads Basics  #121003  $4.95

The colors are Always artichoke, Cherry Cobbler.  Ink—Basic Grey

Last Chance Stamps!

These are all images designed by other demonstrators but I wanted to remind you that these sets will be gone for good after August 31st.

sweet scoops

sweet scoops 2 







sweet scoops 3

sweet scoops








Sweet Scoops  sweet scoops 7 #120079  $14.95  clear mount

 click here to purchase this set now

blissful bride 2

blissful bride 3









blissful bride BlissfulBride 3










BlissfulBride 4


Blissful Brideblissful bride 6  #120036  $16.95  clear mount

 click here to purchase this set now

first day 2

first day 3











first day 4

first day








First Day

first day 5

#120051  $17.95  clear mount

click here to purchase this set now

watercolor trio 4

watercolor trio








 watercolor trio 3

watercolor trio 2






Watercolor Trio


#120084  $16.95  clear mount

click here to purchase this set now

little bit of magic

little bit of magic 3









A Little Bit of Magic

little bit of magic 2little bit of magic 4 #120033  $14.95 clear mount

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sentimental journey 2

sentimental journey


















Sentimental Journey

sentimental journey 5

#120075  $17.95  clear mount

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tropical party 2

tropical party 3

tropical party 4 tropical party 7 









tropical party 6

Tropical Party

tropical party 8 #120081  $13.95  clear mount


A special thank you to these artists for sharing their ideas so that we can copy them.  If you need to order any or all of these sets before they are gone (August 31st), please go to my website now and place your order. 

September Card Class


Join us in September for one of the Stampin’ Card Classes and make these 3 cards. 

You’ll be learning a technique with the shimmer paint as well as using several of our new punches, stamp sets and designer papers.  Includes one Fall Card and one Christmas card.

Check out my calendar for date and location

Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome Christmas


Many of you are thinking of getting started on your Christmas Cards.  So am I!

This card, designed by my daughter Tasha, highlights the set, “Welcome Christmas” #120597  $19.95.   Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, and Baja Breeze.  Also uses designer paper, Cute Christmas, Cherry Cobbler Bias tape, and the Tinsel trim.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Great swaps


Amazing card by Julie Gearinger.  She used Crumb Cake with Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler and Vanilla Smooch Spritz.  The background was created using the En Francais background stamp #109521  $17.95 then run through the big shot with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175  $7.95

Matching Grosgrain ribbon—Night of Navy and a pearl finish off the beauty of this card.



Stunningly elegant card by Cindy Green.

Colors: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

Butterfly embosslit finishes off the touch.










This card was designed by Sondra Jumper who demo’d alot of punch ideas. 

She used the owl punch to create this little gal!  She wants to make sure the credit for the design goes to the creator, Ellen Kemper.  Just amazing.

Gorgeous Lace Folder--sponging technique

What can be better than paper that has a raised design?  I think I know!  Paper that has a raised design that pops out at you.  I think thi...