Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This is one of the cards that we made last week at the evening of Spec-TAC-ular stamping. This uses one of my favorite sets, Peace Be Still, and we colored the image with prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. This is a super easy way to get a soft coloring effect. But we did find out that you have to be careful with the mineral spirits even on a vinyl tablecloth. They took the finish off the tablecloth -- thank goodness that it was the tablecloth and not the table!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

This card is one of the ones that we will be making on Friday evening at the evening of Spec-TAC-ular stamping. It is a complete copy of Eva Costigan's card found here. I simply tweaked her card to eliminate the sewing to make it doable during a class. The drawn on border technique came from my friend, Rita Kegg. I love having creative friends to inspire me.

I have a big crowd coming on Friday and we will be making 4 cards and 1 small gift project. There will be lots of prizes given away too! And of course, oohing and ahing over the new stamps in TAC's catalog.

The card here features one of my absolute favorite stamps in the new catalog, Blossoms & Blessings. This set looks great stamped in color on white as above, stamped and colored, or stamped in white or black onto colored paper. It is so versatile!

Below are some sneak peeks of the other projects that we will be making on Friday! I'll share full-size photos later. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I Would Have Passed By

This card features a stamp set, Pick A Date, that I may have passed by when just seeing it in the catalog. But we were allowed to stamp images from it at TAC's seminar. I brought this home and turned it into a birthday card that I think is really smart looking. It could work for a male or female birthday.

The background paper is from our new double-sided collection named Emma. My daughter just squealed when she learned that there was a paper collection named after her, and it really made her day that it features yellow, which is her favorite color. What's the best part of this new paper collection? The reduced price! It's only $6.95 for the five sheets of gorgeous double-sided paper and the sheet of die cut tags and tabs. I used one of the tags here for my sentiment. The sentiment is actually from a cute new set called Tail Feathers.