Saturday, May 28, 2011

Color Coach—the key to great color combos


I just found this info that Stampin’ Up! had on the website about color and I thought that some of you, like me, might need a little help. 

They are offering this as a way to understanding and using the color coach to your best capacity.

Click here or on the picture and it will take you to the pdf about color.

If you need more help with color, we have the color coach available. 

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Color Coach

#121620  $14.95



It’s great to be back home.  Our friends, Abbi and Andy’s wedding was today and it was just beautiful.

Now, I must get studying my Sunday School lesson or the teen girls are going to be giggling and looking at each other wondering if I just fell off the icebergs!

Friday, May 27, 2011

More ideas from meeting


These are more cards done by Edith and Esther Graybill.  They are so amazing.






























Hope you’ve enjoyed their creativity!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Scrappin’ Fun











Here’s the page Tash and I worked on for class  this month.  We used the triple punch and punched out all those blue flowers along the edge.  This is one of my favorite color combos—Wild Wasabi and Pacific Point!  We did scrunched flowers on the edge—with the jumbo flower punch, spritzed the paper with water, balled up then opened and shaped before allowing to dry.



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Technique Tuesday


This card was done by Edith or Esther Graybill at our last Proverbial Stampers Meeting. 

Check out the Pink part of the flower—that is from the new blossom bouquet triple flower punch #122464  $23.95

They used the easel card technique.  I’ve had alot of questions about that so I’ll post that tutorial for you as soon as I get back from Alaska.

The Designer paper with the palm trees is from the nautical DSP  #122343


I’ve been wanting to show you some of these cards forever—just not enough time in a day.  This card, we did at Connie’s quarterly meeting for a make and take.  As you can see, it’s glossy cardstock.

1. Rub embossing buddy on CS

2. Stamp one colored images at a time—all the ones you want orange, pour tangerine tango powder on those 2 images, then stamp the ones you want pink, pour the melon mambo powder, then stamp the leaves, pour on the wild wasabi powder.

3. Be careful to tap off after each color application and also, as you’re dumping off, you must keep each color separate or your ruin your powder—or create a whole new look!

4. Then heat the whole piece, embossing it

5. Use a crayon and apply only where you want the card to stay white (inside the flower petals)

6. Sponge color over these using sponge daubers and your ink—the crayon will resist this ink.  White off with tissue after sponging.

Hope you enjoy this technique

Monday, May 23, 2011

Strength and Hope


This was one of our make and takes at Connie’s meeting and one I at my meeting and I did with stamp classes this month. 

It’s simple and elegant.  It’s embossed with the melon mambo powder and enhanced with some mini pearls!






Strength and Hope

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Friday, May 20, 2011

“Manly Card Party Fundraiser









You're Invited......

A Fundraiser to support the "Team Fodor" runners
in the National MS Society's Philly Mud Run.
Help us in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis!
It's a "Manly" Card Party
Saturday, June 4th
Hanover Church of the Brethren
601 Wilson Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331

These are the projects we are making.  IMG_5649












Please drop in, pay at the door and have fun!

Enjoy a FUN afternoon as you relax and make 5 great cards for the men in your life. You will also be able to get lots of ideas that you can incorporate into your stamping and scrapbooking at home. We will have door prizes, snacks and more.
Please tell your friends, Help us to pack out this event!

$25 Registration supports local runners

$30 Absentee Registration

Or you can donate to the Mud Run “Team Fodor”—info here

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Good News worth Sharin’


Yes, we do have some great new colored embossing powders—they are very shimmery!

But the real good news for those of you who follow the Tyler Saga.  He had his follow-up MRI done over 2 weeks ago and after about 16 days of hounding the doctors, I finally got a call yesterday with the report! 




So, he thinks it’s good—the old lesions were smaller and not ‘active’.  There was one new spot but they didn’t seem concerned about it.  He was very happy to not see Tyler til his scheduled visit which isn’t til like August or September.  We are praising the Lord for his healing power!  We are also, so thankful to our church friends, Dee and Jim, who have bought a dietary supplement (costly) for Tyler for 6 months and I think it’s really working!  It’s called Ambrotose by the company Mannatech.  I was excited about the stuff before, but now that we’ve seen results, I’m even more excited about what it does for Autoimmune diseases!

Thank you for caring and praying for this little issue in our lives.  Now, we can thank the Lord together!

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Here’s how I did it:

1. I used my embossing buddy over the card

2. stamped surfboards with Versamark

3. Poured the melon mambo powder over the bottom of the design, dump and tap,

4. Poured the tang. tango powder over the middle 1/3, dumped, tapped

5. Pour the Wild Wasabi powder over the top (doesn’t matter if you get it on the pink or orange cause it won’t stick cause those areas are already covered).  Then just heat and enjoy the shine!

If you love this as much as I do, you might want to get some of your own.  Click here to place order 24/7


Powder: #123106 tang. tango      $4.75

        #123224 wild wasabi     $4.75

       #123223 melon mambo  $4.75

#123037  Summer Splash Stamp Set  $16.95 clear











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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

I apologize that I have not gotten anything posted in awhile and it was stressing me out because I have so many great things to share with you.   I hope you had a great Mother’s Day!   If you’re a Facebook friend, you know that I did.  My youngest son accepted Christ and was baptized on Mother’s Day!  I posted some pics there.  If you’re not a friend, please friend me!

Okay, I know stamping is what you come here for so that’s what you’ll get!  If you’re like me, you think you have enough flower stamps until you see this one!IMG_4790 Then the combination of solid and outline says this one is different than the rest.

We did this card as a make and take for my group meeting.

Colors: Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point


#122342 Beyond the Garden DSP

#113439 Big Shot Machine

#115950 Square Scallop Die

#120903 Scallop #2 Die

#119247 pearls

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#123027 Clear mount Fabulous Florets $17.95

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more great ideas with this stamp set!

Fabulous Florets Fervor

Okay, so I’m an overachiever!  Yes, IMG_4782this card has lots of layers.  I stamped a bunch of flowers then sat and watched Idol with the kids while I cut!  Not my original design but I love how this stamp set has so many different looks!

Colors: Garden Green, Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red

#123025 Florets wood $23.95

#123027 Florets clear  $17.95 

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This is a fun and easy card I did for a swap for my group meeting


#122342 Beyond the Garden DSP

#115615 Black/White Striped Grosgrain

Ribbon Tip: Cut both edges off your grosgrain with the sharp Craft and Paper Scissors, then if you want a smaller piece like I did, cut the ribbon in half .  Pull several threads off both sides to get this ‘frayed’ look.        



Colors: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi

# 122342 Beyond the Garden DSP

Daffodil Delight Taffeta

#119882 Scallop Border Punch

#123113 Flower Garden Embossing Folder  -debossed on the front

Monday, May 2, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Specials

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Strength and Hope Campaign

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