Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Metal Snowflakes

I've been perusing Monica Weaver's metal projects for quite some time now. I've even purchased some of her metal but then by the time I got it I had already moved on to other projects. (I'm not in any way suggesting that it took too long to receive my packages. I just flip from one project to another quickly). Anywho, when I saw these ornament projects, I knew they would be perfect for my upcoming Anything But A Card Class.

Monica really showcases some beautiful projects (and cards too!!) that you can make with metal. These ornaments were sooo easy that now I'm over my fear of working with the metal. I can't wait to see what my clients' say when they see and make them.

Here is the link to Monica's website. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby Bundle Chest of Drawers

Okay, I have to show this one last card before I go to bed...

I saw this from the talented Laura Lipe and had to case it right away. For a link to Laura's blog, ingredients, measurements and directions, please click here. LINKED IS FIXED. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

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2nd Christmas Card Stamp Camp

My second Christmas Card Stamp Camp. While we had a good time (don't we always), once again I believe I made the cards a bit too detailed, making it hard for my ladies to finish them in one evening (20 cards). Here they are though. The first two card are good to make together because you only need to punch the oval frame with the Big Shot once (two sheets of card stock) to get two cards. One of each color.

Poinsettia Vase Christmas Card

Winter Post

Delicate Doiley

Welcome Home - I think the below card was such a clever idea. Be sure to click on the link for credits.

and finally, Merry and Type

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure and leave me a note to let me know you were here. Come back soon to see the projects created for my "Cute" Card/Project class.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Punch Art Class - Remaining Projects

As promised, here are the remaining projects we did in the Punch Art class.

Punch Art Twin Baby Card

Sheep Notecard

Kissing Fish Anniversary Card

Owl Pillowbox

Punch Art Pumpkin, Santa and Reindeer

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Preview Card

My Poinsettia Ornament Vase Card:

Its not often that I design a card on my own, although I'm sure I designed from inspiration of many others. I have a Christmas stack-a-stamp class coming up this Thursday night and this is one of the cards my ladies will make. Just wanted to share.

I'll post the other cards after the class happens. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Punch Art - Technique Card

I don't ever usually post my technique cards that I teach in my classes, but today's class was all about Punch Art and the technique card is just so stinkin' cute I couldn't resist sharing it. Over the next few days I'll also share the other cards/projects we made in the class, so check back often.

Punch Art Lion

Click on the link above for credits, ingredients, measurements and directions. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stamp Set Of the Month Series - Artistic Etchings

Its that time of month again where I center my class around one stamp set to highlight its versatility. Here are the projects we made. Following are links to the individual projects' credits, ingredients, measurements and directions or links to templates.


This adorable purse is from a template purchased from Angela McKay. Click on the link above and it will show you the link to get to her site. You can download the pdf for the adorable purse and a bunch of adorable cards (which I haven't made yet) for only $5. I always tell my clients that I make the mistakes for them. My mistake here was that my stripes are going around rather than up and down. My clients' purse stripes are vertical, the way they should be.


I love the simplicity of this card. So elegant.


This is a card I received in a swap at Convention this past summer. Unfortunately, I don't know who the designer was. If you see this and you are the designer, please let me know...and thank you for such a beautiful card!


This card was inspired by another card that I received at Convention by LeeAnn Greff. Adorable, isn't it. And finally...


Oh yeah, I totally went there. I forgot to add a detail that the card I cased had...using the scallop trim border punch and black to make "lace" at the bodice and top of the panty. And of course, my favorite sentiment stamp went inside...can you guess which one? Its from the stamp set called Not So Seriously.

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Halloween Cards - BOO!!

Silly, I know, but I've always loved Halloween. I think originally because I always loved dressing up and coming up with ideas for costumes. That must be what led to me performing as a musical theater actress and costume designer for 15 years. Now, it translates into love of making Halloween projects. These are the projects we made in my Halloween class. Many of these you have already seen around, bless all the wonderful people who share their work. Click on the appropriate links to get the credits, ingredients, measurements and directions. Oh, and please leave me a note to let me know you visited. Thanks so much, and Happy Halloween!!

Wicked Cool Treat Slider Card

These are so fast and fun. I've made a bunch more and filled them with Candy Corn. So much nicer now that I don't have to stress about them ripping the card apart to get to the candy! LOL.

Ghost Treat Box Card

Another card that looked so difficult but was really easy to make. The original card that I cased this from used a stamp set for the face, but I thought it was really easy to just draw.

Boo Card

Even without having any candy attached, this was a really popular card in my class.

Haunted House Magical Marquee

Even though I showed this card earlier, I wanted to list it again so that it is easy to find the link and to also document my Halloween card class altogether, which leaves my final project...

Coffin Candy Box

Don't be intimidated by this project at all. It is really, really easy. The template is well-designed so the box and lid go together really easily. And excuse me while I pat myself on the back, but I was the winner of the LNS weekly challenge with this project. First time I think I have ever won anything!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come back soon to see my projects for my Stamp-Set-of-the-Month class for Artistic Etchings.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I Love Halloween -- BOO!!!

I love Halloween. So many people don't for various reasons, and I can appreciate their views. For that reason I've never had a class solely on Halloween projects, but this year I am. I am so excited about these two projects that even though my class is not until next week, I wanted to go ahead and show them.

Isn't this just so darn cute!! Last year I did a Christmas card with this technique. I will definitely list the credits, ingredients, measurements and directions, but not until after my class next week. Check back for updates to get this link. Okay, here's the link to make the card.

Next, is a project I'm really excited about!!!

Now this is a project you will want to make someone who is really special. Not because it is difficult, because it is really, really easy. But you'll want to make it for someone special because its pretty large. It will definitely hold a bundle of candy. Again, check back next week and I'll list all the ingredients and the link to get the template. If you are in Houston, then sign up for my class at http://www.meetup.com/Stampin-n-Stuff/ and come make these and other really fun projects. Here is the link for the directions, templates, ingredients, etc.

Don't forget to leave a comment. Let me know that you stopped by. If you have some really cute Halloween projects on your blog, leave me a note and your blog address and I'll come visit. I'd LOVE to see them.