Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 2016 Stamp Camp

Only had 3 attendees (Margarethe, Kathy and Carmen) this month, but we had a good time. They really liked the projects. Only one that changed anything to the house was Margarethe, she ran hers thru the brick embossing folder. I never got a chance to see how that came out and did not get a picture of it. Will get one later and update with it. I also didn't get pics of Carmen's cards as she had to leave early. Her's were just like mine though.

 My Spooky House with background scene sample.
Stamp Set: Sweet Home
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Accessories: Big Shot, Home Sweet Home Thinlits, 2-way glue, Tear & Tape Adhesive

Tree Scene
Stamp Set: Spooky Fun
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Accessories: Big Shot, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, 2-way glue

 My card samples.
Card on left:
Stamp sets: Halloween Treat, Cookie Cutter Halloween, Jar of Haunts
Paper: Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie CS, Halloween Night Specialty DSP 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Mint Macaroon, Soft Sky markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Everyday Jar Framelits, dimensionals

Card on right:
Stamp set: Spooky Fun
Paper: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight CS, Halloween Night Specialty DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch

Kathy Schutty's card

 Kathy Schutty's card

 Margarethe Andersen's card

 Margarethe Andersen's card

Saturday, August 20, 2016

VCRocks Colorful Cruisin' Blog Hop

Welcome to VCRocks last blog hop of the year. This month we are to share our favorite colors. I love bright colors. So I will be sharing from the Brights Family and one In Color.
Luckily, this blog hop happened right when I was to go to the Sr. Ctr. on Friday to make cards and then I step those up for my Stamp Camp today. It gave me the perfect opportunity to use 2 of my newest stamp sets. The first card is the Sr. Ctr. version and the second is the stepped up version for Stamp Camp.

The first card is using new Birthday Fiesta stamp set with the coordinating Fiesta Time Framelits. Colors used are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Crumb Cake and In Color, Cucumber Crush.

 Sr. Ctr. version

 Stamp Camp version
The flower on the cactus is from the Tree Builder Punch.

The second card was made using Swirly Bird stamp set with th coordinating Swirly Scribles Thinlits. The sun was made with a sponge dauber and just burnished/rubbed on. Colors used are Pool Party (Subtles), Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight.

 Sr. Ctr. version

Stamp Camp version

August 2016 Stamp Camp

Another fun get together with friends and today it was all some recently made new friends. They are Maryann's stamping group and meetup monthly to stamp down in Ruther Glen/Lake Caroline. We had a great time. I took the cards I made at the Sr. Ctr. yesterday and stepped them up for even cuter cards. Loving the bright colors and they did too! We had lot of fun!

 My sample
Fiesta Birthday Stamp set
Fiesta Time Framelits
Colors: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Crumb Cake

My Sample
Swirly Bird, Sassy Salutations Stamp sets
Colors: Pool Party, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red

Maryann Hoffmann and her cards
She used Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango on her Fiesta card.

 Pat and her cards
She used Cucumber Crush and Tangerine Tango for her Fiesta card.

 Kathy Schutty showing her inky fingers. Having to reinforce to only tap with the new pads and not push down. LOL!

Linda Boone and her cards
She also used Cucumber Crush and Tangerine Tango on her Fiesta card.

I made these cards after everyone had left.

 Kathy had added a third streamer on her card and it really made it POP more, so I had to make one with the extra streamer. I also made it in the other color combo they were doing.

Decided to make one with a different sentiment.

Bonnye had to stamp too. This is her creation. 

Sr. Center Cards

This month I decided to get a little more involved in the cards I did with them and I pre-cut the images needed for 2 different cards. I only had to do the stamping for 2 of them. They assembled them themselves. Everyone did a great job with a couple doing a different color combo from mine.
Note: On their cards, I could not find the stamp for the blue part of boat and did not have my markers with me, so used some reg. markers they had and drew a boat on each of their cards.

My sample
Fiesta Birthday stamp set
Fiesta Time Framelits
Colors used are Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Cucumber Crush

My sample
Swirly Bird stamp set
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Colors used are Pool Party, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo

 Margarette's cards
She did her card in Tangerine Tango and Cucumber Crush
 Phyllis's cards

 Gail's cards

BJ's cards

Saturday, July 2, 2016

June Sr. Center Cardmaking Day (Rescheduled and done on 7/1/16)

Due to the Sr. Ctr.'s air conditioning breaking, the center closed the day I was to go, so I rescheduled as I wasn't going to be here for our usual date in July, so I wouldn't go until August again. I actually had everything pre-cut and stamped in advance and was ready when I got the email about the cancellation. So we rescheduled for 7/1. They really liked the cards I had this time and made more than usual. I gave them several color choices in each and they used up a lot of what I precut. I had no roses left. A couple did a little recreating. I like it when they do that and we have a couple of new ladies that are crafty, so I'm seeing more creativity again and not having to make the cards for them and they help the ones that need the assistance.

 My samples

 Collection of most of the cards made 
(Only 4 of Margarette's shown(she made 7) and BJ had already left with her 4 cards)

 Margarette's 4 cards

 Gail's cards 
(helped her some as she has some vision issues now)

 2 on left are Ethel's and the 2 on right are Denise's

The 3 in front and turquoise one in back are Francis's. Denise helped her with hers.

Cards I made for Cindy T. the Sr. Ctr. Manager.
Gave her my 2 samples and then she requested 3 more balloon cards.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 2016 My Paper Pumpkin - Banner Surprise

This cute card with bag envelope was perfect for Bonnye's upcoming 4th birthday. Instead of spelling out "Happy", I spelled out her name. Had to play with it a bit to get it wrapped on the card properly, but got it done. She is gonna love it. Will hang it up in her room for her after her birthday.

 Card in envelope bag

 Card out of envelope bag

 Banner unwound

 Close-ups of card without banner and envelope

 Close-ups of banner

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 2016 My Paper Pumpkin - Manly Occasions

 Love the geometric designs on these cards. Made one for hubby for Father's Day and sent the other to my brother for his birthday in May (got it just in time to make and mail).