Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bitterroot Stampers Club (Season 4) Oct 27th (Shirley M. is hostess)

It's the start of another season, Season 4, for the Bitterroot Stampers (BS Club).
Since this was the first get together for the season we selected dates and hostesses.
We also decided that we would meet at 4:30 each night.
 Shirley M. was selected for this meeting.

Here is the schedule for the next meetings.
November 13th- Hostess, Jackie C.
Skip December
January 15th- Hostess, Judy L.
February 25th- Hostess, Donna S.
March 25th- Hostess, Marti B.
April 22nd- Guest Hostess, Darlene V.

Everyone brought some really good finger foods to snack on. 
These ladies set the bar pretty high for treats!
Below, Tomato Brochette, Pumpkin Bars, Egg Salad and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Little tarts, 
and the most adorable spider deviled eggs!
All were delicious


Here are a few pictures of the cards we made.
We covered several techniques in this meeting.
 The card below uses watercolor paper and spritzing the stamped images after stamping for a watercolor effect.
We also incorporated some washi (wasabi for some) tape.
The colors used on this card are Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.
We also used a piece of thread from the burlap ribbon for the bow on the gold button.
We love the crinkle effect it has.
 The card below was a really fun technique.
It is a variation of the emboss resist technique.
We first stamped a piece of Kraft paper with the hardwood stamp using versa mark so that we could heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
Then we took a cherry cobbler ink pad and saturated the entire piece 
(we wore gloves for this step, very messy)
After inking we wiped off the excess ink with a tissue.
The last step was to iron it between copy paper to remove the embossing.  We did this step twice.
The result was this distressed wood grain effect.  LOVE IT!!
We also took the thread from the burlap ribbon to use in the button and give the burlap ribbon a fringe.  The leaves were cut using the leaf die and the big shot.
Colors: Hello Honey, Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow
 The card below used the baby wipe technique.
I made an ink pad using a baby wipe and re-inkers.
The colors that I used were: Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow.
The paper for the card is Soft Suede.  
The ribbon is Blackberry Bliss and the wooden leaf accessory uses another burlap thread to tie.

A few more things to mention, Donna's Sister Darlene came to this meeting as a guest.
We sure did enjoy her being there.  Wish she lived closer to enjoy all of our stamping fun!
But to coax her back, we made her the guest hostess in April.
And hopefully Marti's sister, Peggy will be able to come in April as well.

Friday, October 3, 2014

World Card Making Day

Hello, we have had some beautiful fall days the last couple days.  
Love the fall, hate that summer is gone.

Last night I had a stamping event in honor of "World Card Making Day".
I had the makings for 3 cards ready for everyone to make.
With everyone's help we were able to make 55 cards to donate to a couple of the assisted living centers in the area!  That was awesome!
I want to Thank Everyone for all their help.  
I couldn't have done it with out you.
We even made all the envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board from Stampin' Up.
Item number 133774 for $19.95.
It is so handy to be able to make envelopes of any size to match your cards!
I was able to use up a lot of my paper that has been discontinued.  
And I couldn't think of a better purpose!