Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winner–Online Card Class–CAS4: Techniques!

Hola chicas!

Popping in briefly to announce the winner of the spot in the next Online Card Class – Clean & Simple 4: Techniques!!  According to, the winner is:

Class Spot Random Number
Random Comment Class Spot

Congratulations, Lori!!  I’ll email you with the details of obtaining your spot in the class!!  If you didn’t win, there’s still time to sign up!  Class starts on Monday, January 26, but the great thing about these classes is that you can take them at any time – and have lifetime access to the class once you’ve registered!  You can get more information HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m off to crop with my sweet peeps – hope you have a great rest of your weekend!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Avery Elle–Bee Mine

Hello sweet friends!!

Popping in quickly to share another project that I created for the Avery Elle Winter Release.  This one features the new stamp set called Bee Mine, and the coordinating Bee Mine Elle-Ments.

1-23-15 Bee Mine

It’s Valentine season, people!!  And I love Valentine season!!  I especially love  making fun little gifties for friends.  I think this would be a “sweet” gift for a teacher, too!  Here’s a photo of the inside of the tag:

1-23-15 Bee Mine Inside

So, this was super easy to create!  Here’s the simple how-to’s:

  • Trim a piece of Pure White CS to 3” x 6” and score at 3”.  Fold in half.
  • Place the Bee Mine bee hive die so that a small portion of the top of the beehive extends beyond the top edge of the folded cardstock.  Die cut the bee hive.
  • Stamp the bee hive from the Bee Mine stamp set onto another piece of Pure White CS, and die cut using the bee hive die.
  • Color the bee hive with alcohol markers.
  • Using a small hole punch, punch a hole at the top of the folded bee hive; loop some black crochet cord through the hole.
  • Adhere the colored bee hive to the folded bee hive using foam tape.
  • Stamp the bee hive image a third time, this time onto some Raspberry CS.  Trim out the heart, flip it over and adhere it to the front of the bee hive with foam tape.
  • To personalize the inside of the tag, stamp the “To:” and “From:” using Elle’s Alpha stamp set.

Voila!  You have a cute little tag to attach to a sweet jar of honey-filled candies!!  Easy peasy, and sure to make someone fall in love with you! *wink*

Please click on through to the Avery Elle Design Team Blog to see what Katie Gehring is sharing today!  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be spending tomorrow cropping with some funny chicas – can’t wait!  I hope you have some fun weekend plans, too!  Thanks so much for stopping by – I love it when you do!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Online Card Class: CAS Techniques–WIN A SPOT!!

Hello stampy friends!!

Ever try a technique that ended up feeling just too complicated to use on a card (or worse multiple cards)? We’ve all been there! Happily, Online Card Classes is ready to help us take on that challenge with a little technique know-how!

Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Julie Ebersole will be teaching Clean & Simple Card Making 4: Techniques Made Simple.  In this all-video class, they’ll be sharing ideas for embossing, die cutting, and more . . .  all with a Clean & Simple twist that will make the techniques more approachable and useable than ever. And guess what? I’m one of the guest artists in this class! How fun is that?  I’ve taken many of these classes in the past and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them!  So, I’d love for you to join us!!

And now, one of you has the opportunity to attend Clean & Simple 4 for free! That’s right—I get to give away one spot in this fantastic class. Just leave a comment on this post by Friday, January 23rd at 6:00 AM (Mountain Standard Time) to be eligible! I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, January 24th at 6:00 AM (Mountain Standard Time) right here on my blog!  Class starts on Monday, January 26, 2015. Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #76–Thanks!

Hola peeps!

It’s time for the next Runway Inspired Challenge, and I really think you’re gonna love this one!

RIC76 Graphic
Isn’t it fabulous?!!  I was enthralled with the  “scene” on the jacket lapel and handbag.  As is my usual direction, I focused in on the cherry blossom and made that the focal image.  Here’s my full take on the inspiration:

RIC76 - Thanks

So I used a technique that I learned in one of the Online Card Classes that I took last summer.  It was a technique shared by our fearless Runway Inspired Challenge leader, Jen Rzasa, where you deboss an image using stacked die cuts, and then stamp the coordinating image inside the debossed area.  Such a fun and cool technique!  I’d be happy to share more detail of how I created this project – if you’re interested, please leave me a comment below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!  I’ve provided a list of the products that I used below!

Please click on through to the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog to see the other amazing projects that my sweet teammates created using the challenge inspiration.  You’re going to be amazed!  You’ll also find the rules of the Challenge, as well as the linky tool for you to link up YOUR take on the challenge!  Oh, and there’s a sweet prize up for grabs for our AMAZEBALLS sponsor, Ellen Hutson!!  Thanks, Ellen!

That’s it for me today, sweet friends!  I’d also like to mention that I’ll be offering up a little give away on my blog tomorrow, so I hope you’ll stop in to check it out – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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