Friday, March 25, 2016

Sapphire Stampers Club Mar. 22 Hostess Judy H.

Tues was club night for the Sapphire Stampers.
We did some brayer techniques and made a card using the brayer to make the background.

Easter was the theme this night.

This card used the Work of Art set with Pear Pizazz, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder.  I did "CASE" this card from someone's blog page, can't remember who's.  I liked it so much that the only thing I changed was the Wisteria Wonder paper for the card itself and I think I switched up the punched flowers.   
Inside of the card the sentiment below was stamped from the Suite Sayings set
Below is the card that we used the Brayer to make the background.
I took the brayer and wrapped several rubber bands of various sizes and used Mossy Meadow ink to create the grass effect.
 I added some Wink of Stella to give it a little shine.  Love that Wink of Stella!
And finally we made some cute Easter baskets using the Fry Box die.
So quick and easy to make! 
 The blushing bride Glimmer paper for the Butterfly gives a little bling to the project.
I had to make a few Easter treats for everyone.
I used the Polka dot triangle bags from the Occasions catalog to make the carrots.
I made a bow with the Cucumber Crush Lace Trim Ribbon to resemble the carrot tops.
I also used the sketched dots gift bags to make another treat.
Apparently Polka dots where my theme this month!
Ghirardelli had some cute little Easter treats that fit perfectly inside.
These gift bags are really easy to decorate and can be used for many occasions.  
Item number 138316 $4.00 you get 10 bags!
I used the bow paperclips from the occasions catalog to hold it all together. 
So quick and easy!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Winner Winner!

There were 3 people who responded this time.  Yay!

I used a random number generator to determine the winner, see the result below:

So  Linda B is the winner.  Her comment:
Blogger Linda Barba said...
My favorite color family is Regal.

March 11, 2016 at 5:41 PM
My favorite color family is the Rich Regals too!.  I have always loved them.  They are so vibrant and rich.
Thanks for participating.  I will get in contact with Linda and get you your freebies.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Time again for More Fun

So glad you decided to stop by!
I decided it was time for another giveaway.  Hopefully some fun too.
Comment below and let me know which is your favorite COLOR FAMILY from Stampin' Up and why by 10:00 pm mtn time Sat March 12th.

On Sunday March 13th, I will post the random winner on my blog.
Check back on Sunday to see if you are the winner.  One entry per person.

I am putting together a variety of items that will be a surprise when it arrives at the winners home!
Here is a picture from the Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge taken about this time last year.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sale A Bration Memories in the Making cards

If you have been wondering about Project Life but have been hesitant to try
NOW is the perfect opportunity for you.
During the Sale A Bration promotion, one of the FREE items you can choose with every $50.00 purchase before shipping, is the "Memories in the Making" set of 30 specialty project life cards.
Why not try it for free! 
You can do so much more than scrap booking.  Check out the video below for ideas.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sapphire Stampers Club Feb. 16th Hostess- Linda B

This club was full of techniques and lots of styles.
We made shaving cream paper.  We didn't make a card using the shaving cream paper, but I wanted them to make some.  If you aren't sure what shaving cream paper looks like the pic below shows some of the paper I made when I demonstrated how to make it.  I used Melon Mambo, so saffron and rose red.

We made the 3 cards below and utilized several techniques:
The card on the far left utilizes a colored velum technique.
We used the botanical garden velum stack.  The flowers were already printed on the paper in white outline.
We took markers (so saffron  and sky blue) to color the flowers and give them some color.  If you didn't have the botanical garden velum, you could easily use white embossing and create the same effect.  The Thanks sentiment is stamped directly on the card stock below the velum.

We used a couple of watercolor techniques with the emboss resist.
The 2 cards on the right are using water color.
Below is a close up of the far right card.  The flower outline is embossed using black embossing powder..
Melon Mambo is the main color that was diluted to give it a varied intensity/dimension.Stem uses Old Olive.
The next watercolor card uses the white embossing powder for the small flowers and a wash was done over the top.
The colors were island indigo and pool party.  The colors were done on a diagonal to create more interest.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the St. Patricks treat that I made everyone. 
Oh well, they were cute.Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Guess who’s turning three?
Paper Pumpkin 3 Year Birthday
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