Saturday, May 12, 2018

Treat bags for Cinco de Mayo Party

Dave and I had a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday May 5th (of course).  The morning started out a bit cold and cloudy, but by the time the party started it was all good! We had a really fun group of people and lots of good food.  We did a taco bar, tamales, chips and salsa, guacamole, salad, watermelon, pineapple and strawberries.  Dave made margarita cupcakes for dessert that were really good. See pic below.

I try to make a little gift for our guests to take home with them and this time I made a little treat bag with pistachios and some chocolate.  I used a retired set (Everything Eleanor) for the background image and the sentiment is from the Just add text set which will be retiring the end of the month.
I slipped in some new items from the up coming catalog 2018-19; pearlized doilies and share what you love artisan pearls.  Both paper colors that I used are retiring (sweet sugarplum and peekaboo peach).  I also used the small gusted cellophane bags for the treats.  I think they turned out cute!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Sapphire Stampers Club 4-12-18 Hostess: Linda B.

We had 3 projects for this club (which was our last one of the season)
This cute little luminary box using the window box thinlits.  Had to decorate it a bit, so I added a fresh fig paper flower using the pansy punch which is retiring.  I am glad the luminary thinlits are carrying over into the 2018-18 caty.  I love it!
 The center of the flower has a gold faceted gem.

We also made some Birthday cards using the Touches of textures set.  I am also glad this set is carrying over into the new annual catalog as it is one of my go-to favs.  I have made a lot of cards using this set.  We used watercolor pencils to color in the flowers and leaves.  The paper on the right side of the card is pool party.  I also used second generation pool party ink on the splatter stamp that is a very subtle background behind the flowers.  The card base is smokey slate.  Happy Birthday is from the Rose Wonder set which is also retiring.

We also made another card using the Butterfly basics set.  This set is retiring and I wanted to get one more use out of it before it was gone as it was another of my favorites.
We did a technique coloring in the flowers first with the white opaque pens and then took a Stampin blend marker to give it a little color and add some shape to the flowers. Although you can't tell in the picture, I also gave it a little glimmer using the wink of stella.  I used the pressed petals embossing folder on the sweet sugarplum paper.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sapphire Stampers Club 3-9-18 Hostess: Shari K.

We made 4 projects today.
This first one is a get well kit.  So cute! I have seen several versions on the web and decided I should try my hand at it.
It includes 3 items:  A small package of tissue, a pack of cough drops (I have seen Halls and Ricola in the square pack) and a package of Lipton Cup A Soup.
 (I looked all over town to find Lipton Cup A Soup but was unsuccessful.  So I used the regular Lipton Chicken noodle in a packet)
The paper is the delightful daisy DSP.  I used So Saffron instead of daffodil delight.  I made an instruction sheet to make this project.  (See below)

 This next project is a Birthday card. 
We used the adhesive sheets to apply the cutout Happy Birthday.
The sheets work really to adhere the thin writting without getting glue all over.
The DSP is the Eclectic.  The Glimmer paper is a 6x 6 paper stack from the Myth and Magic suite.
I have decided I like the Lemon Lime twist paper.  It feels refreshing.
And it goes really well with my Maiden Hair fern!  Lol
 This Easter card uses the recently added Sale a bration set, Blossoming Basket.  You can't see very well in the picture, but there are dazzling diamonds on the flower for a little bling along with the butterfly punched from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.
 The last project was a St Patrick treat using the small clear boxes.  Just the right size for some chocolate coins.
 I used a retired St. Patricks stamp.  I like how the basket weave embossing folder gave the little card a little texture.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Treat bags for Fitness Group

I have been working out with a fitness group for the past 8 weeks and Monday was the last day that we would all be together.  I decided to make a treat for everyone.
It was a bag of snack mix with a chocolate.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sapphire Stampers 1st club of the year 11-28-17- Hostess Kathy P.

I didn't post these projects back in November when we had the first club night.  Unfortunately I did not take pics of all the projects and I can't remember which projects we did.  Ugh!  So I may update this post periodically if I remember what we did.

 The card below uses "fun foam" or craft foam to get a leather effect.  We cut the fun foam with the stitched framelits.  I hope they don't ever get rid of the stitched framelits.  I love them!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sapphire Stamper Club 1-17-18 Hostess: Judy Mae

Trying to catch up on my blogging.
 Here are the cards we made at club in January.

This card uses the waterfront set.  It is such a versatile set.  A fun one to play with and see what you can come up with.  I really like the watercolor effects you get with this set.
And since Valentines day was approaching... we had to make a Valentine card.

We used the "Picture Perfect" DSP stack for the card below.  I case'd this card from someone and I can't remember who it was.  But I really liked the idea.
 There is a piece of cellophane from a cellophane bag put on top of the DSP to make it look like a shiny Polaroid picture.
I also made little Valantine treats for everyone.
I had a mini espresso cup that I decorated and filled with goodies (unfortunately I didn't take a pic of it)
I also made these little note pads to go with it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sapphire Stampers club 2-9-18 Hostess: Terry A.

I am finally getting some posts on the blog.  Yay!
Here are the cards/projects that we made at the Feb club night.

This first card was using packing tape and dazzling diamonds to get a glimmer paper look for the pink hearts. The stamp set is the hostess set called tranquil tulips. The colors for the flowers are berry burst and rich raspberry.  The leaves are old olive.  The cardstock is pink pirouette.
 This project idea was from my up line.  It uses half of a acetate card box with DSP.  So cute!
 This final card uses the whisper white narrow note cards and envelopes 145583. You get 20 of each for $8.00.  They are  2 3/4 x 4 3/4. We used the DSP from the tutti fruiti stack and the Label me pretty stamp set.
Coming soon...
Picture of January assignment. 
At the January club everyone had a chance to play with the Brusho colors.  They each made a watercolor using emboss resist for the flower.  
The assignment was to take the watercolor and turn it into a card. Here is what they came up with. 
All of them are different and each is beautiful!!  Good Job Ladies!