Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September Technique Class

What's that two posts in one day...yup you are seeing that correctly. There's been a little down time at my job today.....shhhhh don't tell the boss ;-)

Any hoot here is what we did in my September Technique Class....mark the date, Octobers Technique Class is right around the corner....October 4th at 3:00pm

The first card we put together was using the technique called Chalkboard. It's always a lot of fun using materials I generally shy away from such as pastels.

Stamp Set: Trendy Trees and Oval All

Stock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and To The Nines Specialty DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Whisper White Craft Ink

Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Hemp twine, Antique Brads, Pastels

The second techniques uses one of my favorite techniques that I just don't use often enough, it is Reflection. It is soo fun and easy too and just in time for the Holidays!

Stamp Set: The More the Merrier

Stock: Whisper White, Brocade Blue

Ink: Brocade Blue and Stayzon

Accessories: Scallop Die, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Coluzzle Oval, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Colored pencils

Enjoy, and I hope this has given someone out there and idea for their Holiday Cards.

Have a great day everyone!

Fall Fest 2009

OK, so I blinked and quite a few days have passed.....where does the time go!

I did want to mention our Fall Fest first Deadline is coming up this September 25th! After that it will be an extra $10.00

Here are the details.....

You DO NOT want to miss this event!

Enjoy a day of stamping and crafting with fellow Stampers.

Come and make 4 fantastic projects.

Enjoy demonstrations by Rebecca Bernzweig and Sharon Skelton.

See a ton of samples from cards, scrapbook pages and 3D Items using Stampin' Up! products! We will also have a slide show featuring My Digital Studio!!

Plus, we will have TWO Charity events going on at the same time. We will have A Ronald McDonald House table, Here you will make two cards, one for you and one for the House. And we will have a table for Card For Heros, again you can make a card for our Heros to use or one to show your appreciation!

Come ONE, Come ALL!!


Please bring the following items with you:

  • Snips
  • Snail + refill
  • Bone Folder
  • Camera
  • Lunch (if you are not ordering it through us)

* All projects are subject to change at the discretion of My Star Stampers.

**Your registration is transferrable but not refundable.

Friday, September 11, 2009

August Technique Club

I'm always looking for new techniques that are easy to do and not too labor intensive for my beginner students. So in August I decided to do this neat masking using punches and a wheel. I can't seem to find the original instructions for it, but they are out there somewhere.

Recipe: Stamp Set: Very Thankful and Symphony Wheel; Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry; Ink: Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: Vintage Brads and Assorted Punches.
To do this technique you would cut a piece of scrap paper the same size that will be rolled with a wheel (bermuda bay inked piece here). Then randomly punch holes using circle punches and the 5 petal punch. Then using repositional dotto, adhere it to the piece that will be used on the card. Then using your favorite wheel, wheel over the holes and sponge the edges of the holes. Once you have achevied your desired look, remove the piece of scrap paper and walla. Oh so easy!

The second technique is called Shadow Stamping. This gives your images a sort of 3D effect.

Recipe: shh don't tell but I used some retired DSP, I forgot the name of it but it was in the Spanish Catalog. :-)

Recipe: Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts; Stock: DSP and Very Vanilla; Ink: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery; Accessories: Old Olive ribbon and Top Note Die.

Here are the directions which I got off the Stampin' Up! website.
1) Stamp image in lighter color; this will be the shadow.
2) Stamp image in darker coordinating color slightly off the first image to create main image. OR
1) Stamp image in VersaMark ink on dark card stock.
2) Stamp image a second time in Whisper White Craft ink slightly off the first image.
1) Stamp image in VersaMark ink on dark card stock, and let dry.
2) Rub the Embossing Buddy over your card stock, and then stamp image a second time in VersaMark ink slightly off the first image. Cover with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and heat emboss.

Hope you enjoyed these, they were really fun to do, and yet really easy!

If you're not Stampin', you should be!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Kids Kards

Last night was my Kids Kards class. I seem to always have classes revolving around adults so this time I thought I would gear all of my cards to kids 12 or younger.

The first card I used my NEW Build A Bear stamp set "Beary Best Friends"

Here is the recipe for the card: Stamp Set: Beary Best Friends and WOW Flowers; Stock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Only Orange; Accessories: Scallop 2 Big Shot Die, Brads, Certainly Celery Ribbon; Inks: Stayzon Black.

The second card used one of my favorite stamp sets that I really do not use often enough. It is the Just Buzzin By.

Here is the recipe for this card. Stamp Set: Just BuzzinBy and WOW Flowers; Stock: Dusty Durange, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP; Inks: Dusty Durango and Basic Black; Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Spiral Punch.

I also had one card using only punches except for the setiment, which I will post later. This card took just a bit longer to time I will pre-punch all the pieces and just let them put it together.

Stay tuned for my August Technique class samples. You'll be amazed what you could do with just a couple of punches.

Have a great stampin' day!

If you're stampin', you should be!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Christmas in August!!!

Wow has it been awhile or what since I've last posted some samples.  Sorry all but I just don't know what happened when I got back from my vacation to Italy.  I just can't seem to get back into the swing of things.  Would you believe it if I said my vacation was in the beginning of July and I still can't stop thinking about it.

Here is my attempt at getting back to showing you what I have been working on.  Not to long ago I had my first Holiday Card Class.  Yeah, yeah it's never to early.  This is what we worked on.

Don't you just love these guys.  We used the "Spotlight Technique" on this card.  Oh yeah did I mention I totally cased this card from a member of splitcoast stampers.  Those ladies that post on the site are just amazing.  Here is the recipe for this card.  Stamp set: Holiday Line Up and Home for Christmas; Stock: Real Red and Kraft; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Circle Punches, Scallop Punch and Join in the Cheer Big Shot Die.

Then we used the some embossing plates and dies to make this card.  Itsn't it just great.  Here is the recipe for this card.  Stamp set:  Home for Christmas and Winter Post; Stock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip; Inks: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip; Accessories:  Top Note and Movers and Shapers Big Shot Die, Big Shot embossing plate, Dazzling Diamonds (can't see it very well but they are around the die cut ornament).

I hope you enjoyed these cards, my guests loved them and they were easy to make.  Wait til tomorrow when I post my Kards for Kids cards.  They are sooooo cute.  They are ideal for kids 12 or younger (or for the big kid you may know).
If you're not stampin', you should be!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fall Fest 2009

Hi All,

Can you believe Fall is right around the corner!!! Time to get ready for all those craft fairs and festivals! Come to our Fall Fest and learn how to make some great projects that can be sold at these fun events!! Sign up today! Space is limited.