Thursday, September 17, 2009

Get Well Card

Well, as you know my dad has been in the hospital for awhile now and I decided it was time to make him a card, so I just had to CASE a card made my Samantha Parisi with a few minor changes. You can see hers on her blog. The inside of the card reads "keep it closed!" "Get Well Soon! I wasn't sure exactly how she did hers, so I had to guess and my man came out a little larger that her man I think, but close enough.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Punch Character Class

Sorry, for the delay in sharing these with you. I had my class last weekend on Sept. 5th. It was a small class, but we had a blast making these instructional cards on how to make each character as a future attendee just made 2 characters instead to use on cards and just keep one as a reference. These are 6x6 and will fit into the 6x6 page protectors, so that you can make a booklet of punch ideas. We were to do 10, but ran out of time (even ran over time), so I will adjust my next class. The name in parenthesis next to each is who I CASED it from if known.

Lion (my personal favorite)

Ballerina (Sarah Stetler)

Ballerina or Fairy (add vellum wings)

Jumping Frog (this one moves) (Julie ?)

Bunny (Sue Duffy)

Ladybug (Angie Kennedy Juda)

Sheep (hard to see, but the body is the scallop circle) (Roxy ?)

Hippo Face (Roxy ?) (I changed this one up afterwards. It originally used the lg. and sm. oval for the ears, but I found them to look too large and make him look more like a donkey vs a hippo, so I switched them to using the 1/2" circle punch and overlayed them with the gray showing on one side and then trimmed the excess black off from the back. Now he looks more like a hippo.

We also did a Japense Doll, but I can't find my card for her...think I sent it to my cousin with some extras I had made for her.

We had such a good time with this and several others that wanted to attend were not able to, so I am planning on having another one with different characters soon, so keep checking my DBWS for dates. We will do 5 characters next time. Hope to see you there once I set a date. I think I will do a Halloween character one....already have a few in mind to make. I have a lot of things going on in Oct., so at this time it looks like Oct. 24th may be the only date I have open.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Big Shot Hero

Before convention this year, Stampin' Up! asked the demonstrators to enter a commercial contest. This was the winning entry. I love it - Enjoy!

Now that you have viewed it - I hope you are as excited about the Big Shot as I am. It is a great tool and can be used for cardmaking, scrapbooking, gifts, 3-D items and more.

I will be having a Big Shot Top Note class on Oct. 3, 1-3 pm, at my house in Fredericksburg, VA. Please RSVP to me at or call me, 540-372-2048 by Oct. 1st. Cost of class is $5. We will be making several different projects using the Top Note Die. You will also see demonstrations on using all the various other items Stampin' Up! offers to use with the Big Shot. You will get a chance to play with it as well, to see how easy it is to use. Hope to see you then.