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2017-02-25; February Stamp Camp morphed project #1

2017/02/25

This past week I was able to go to the February Stamp Camp at my Demo’s home, Sally. This month I forgot to pack my took kit and bring it with me. As I was heading over to Sally’s house after work I realized that I didn’t have it. When I got there Sally lent me anything I needed, thank you Sally!

On the first card we learned to emboss and letter press. In this case we inked the folder and embossed the trees. Here is what the original design looked like.

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Since I didn’t have my favorite glue with me I stamped, embossed and prepared all the pieces but took them home. Since I now had the basic design I was able to add to it and the card morphed into this…

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I added doodling and brads to the face. It really looked more like a cat to me after doodling.

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I used the Cricut cartridge Lacy Labels (left in there from the last project) for the frame & layers. this design is called “berries” so rather than cutting out berries I added glittery acrylic dots in various sizes and colors. Next time I might try tiny flowers.

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There is a story to the sentiment. When I was at Sally’s she brought out two boxes of stamps that Sonia’s Family had left with her to distribute after Sonia’s passing. I picked through the boxes picking loose sentiments. I found a small clam shell box that had a number of unmounted sentiments. When I was making this card I found this sentiment and a duplicate of it. When I mail this card the extra sentiment along with it, spreading the generosity of Sonia and her family.

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Here is a look at the box-o-stamps. There are many mounted stamps under the pictured grouped sets. It will be fun to go through them to see what’s really there.

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Thank you Sally for being the executor of the stamp estate!

2017-02-24; Triple lacy labels

2017/02/24

A friend of mine is in the position to be able to retire from the work-force. Needless to say I am envious!

I still had the cartridge Lacy Labels in the machine so I used it and pre-printed note cards to create a congratulations card for her.

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A close look at the bow shows I used narrow ribbon and created a loopy bow which is held together with an alpha brad. C for Congrats! The Tiny congrats is by Hero arts and the punch shape by Stampin’ Up.
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Here is a close look at the 3-layer medallion. I stamped the center section with a Tim Holtz/Stamper’s Anonymous image of a compass using Pearlescent teal ink. The outer border has prisma glitter.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by.

2017-02-23; L is for Latice

2017/02/23

For February the letter is L on one of my Alpha Swaps. I went with “Lattice”
I found a lattice on the Cartridge Wild Card, added vines and butterfly’s.

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The butterflys are punched from DP with a Martha Stewart punch. I added a crystal gem.

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And one last look before you go on about your day….

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Thanks for stopping by.

2017-02-22; Lacy Labels & roses

2017/02/22

I am still trying to convince a stamping friend that she needs to make space in her craft room for her cricut. In that end I continue to make Cricut cut cards to exchange with her.

Today’s card was one that was sent to her using the cartridge Lacy Labels, a pre-printed note card and a sentiment by Jillian Vance Designs.

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This close look at the flower lets you see that I stacked two flowers and added a rolled ribbon rose on top. I also added some stamped and punched leaves (Martha Stewart punch & stamp set) and some gold netting.

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The sentiment is by Jillian Vance Designs from the set called Flower Power and mounted on a couple of Spellbinder die cuts.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day…

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Thanks for stopping by.

2012-02-21; January Stamp Camp – Project #4 – Heart & Arrow and Review

2017/02/21

The last project at the SU Stamp Camp was this paper pumpkin design. My Demo, Ms. Sally brought out a paper pumpkin kit and let us choose whatever we would like to make. I looked at the brochure and picked this cute valentine to re-create.

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I kept it super simple as it was late in the evening, starting to snow and I was thinking at the time that when I got home I’d have to head straight to bed so I could get up the next morning for work.
Sally sent me home with some extra pieces from the kit as well. Mini boxes, vellum pennants and some tooth picks. I’ll have to see what I can do with those at a future date.

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One last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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And a review off all of the projects in case you missed any of them…

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My thanks to Sally for her opening her home to let us create and have a fun evening.

2017-02-20; January Stamp Camp Project #3 – reverse resist stamping

2017/02/20

When I was at the stamp camp we made a reverse resist piece. I decided to bring the pieces home to see if I could pretty up the design just a bit.

This reverse resist was made by first sponging color onto white card stock
stamping with embossing in and adding clear embossing powder
Then covering the whole design with black ink.

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In the prettying up process I added 2 kinds of DP, lace & glitter glue

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Here is a close up of the reverse resist. The colors that you see are sponged on in the 1st step and ultimately covered with black ink. The resist of the clear embossing lets them shine through.

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For whatever reason, I decided to dot the lace with glitter glue. I am surprised to say the the finished piece looks pretty good with a hint of glimmer.

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One last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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2017-02-19; January Stamp Camp – Project #2 – Let your light shine

2017/02/19

Card #2 from the January SU Stamp Camp featured another pretty die. This time cut from a bright red.

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The sparkly border grounds the die cut. I added just a couple of gems too.

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And one last look at the card before you go on about your day…

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