Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pam’s Workshop 3/24/12

Pam hosted a workshop for me before the Sale-A-Bration mini-catalog expires the end of this month.  We started with ten ladies, including Pam, and silly me forgot to get out my camera.  Oh, well.  I showed the ladies how to make a diorama card (incorrectly referred to it as a “panorama card” at the workshop) with these as my samples:

Panorama card

The card on the left has an image from Apothecary Art mounted on die cut Framelits and inside is punched with the curly label punch and stamped with the frame and greeting from Elementary Elegance.  I learned how to make this from a March 10, 2012, video tutorial by Diana Gibbs on page 3 of her blog, here.  Diana received a card using this technique from Ann Clemmer at Founder’s Circle last year and it is easier than it looks.

Dawn Griffith has a terrific blog (no wonder she is Stampin’ Up’s top demonstrator!) with hundreds of video tutorials here.  The first four videos at that link are the bunnies and the basket (our first make and take) (Dawn’s picture) . . .


the bears (show and tell of bears I made) . . .

Baby & Mama bear

and her thank you notes (our second make and take) . . .

Fresh Vintage

I adjusted mine to be a bit larger than the 3 x 3 cards Dawn made so they would fit in a regular card envelope.  I cut the back square to be 4 1/4 by 4 1/4”, the DSP to be 4 x 8” and the Very Vanilla to be 3 7/8 by 8”.  I scored them at 2” on one end and folded over the other end to match.  The “Hello” on the outside is from Elementary Elegance and the pretty image inside is from Fresh Vintage.  The DSP is Everyday Enchantment.

For our last make and take, I sorta kinda CASE’d an idea from Jan Tinklinberg’s March 17, 2012, blog entry here.  She called it Monochromatic (Almost) Fresh Vintage.  I liked the look, so I changed it a bit and came up with this EQP card, easy, quick and painless.  This also uses the Everyday Enchantment DSP.

Fresh Vintage 2

I think that’s it for what I demonstrated, showed off or we made yesterday.  Thanks, Pam, for a great afternoon!

Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Creative Images March Meeting

We had our short business meeting and exchanged the four cards submitted for this month’s theme, Joy Ride.  Then we made a gorgeous card for Pam’s project.  Pam found the project in Splitcoaststampers resource section here.  At the end of the tutorial is a video which really explains the technique.  Well worth watching before trying to do this. 

When processing the pics off my camera, I found some from Janice’s workshop for Therese last month.  Here’s pictures of the two cards Therese had for make and takes and Helen and Linda.

Doggie  Lighthouse 

Helen & Linda

Here’s Ella’s bicycle built for two joy ride card.  Her background paper is bicycles, too!

Ella's bicycle

Here’s my card with Chopper and friends sledding.  He was fussy cut and popped up on a scene with liquid appliqué for the snow.


Therese took hot air balloons for her joy ride card.  Brightly colored and fussy cut!

Therese's balloons

Because the theme is only a guide, Jeannie  submitted an Irish Prayer card.  I’m going to do up the prayer to print up and put inside my St. Paddy’s card below.

Jeannie's Irish prayer

Pam and I did up several samples for her project.  This first one is an example of what not to do, i.e., don’t run the grey marker down the ditch between each square.  The printed tutorial was very unclear about this step.  The video tutorial was crystal clear.

Bad example

Here’s another sample, before we put the greeting on.

Pam's sample 2 

Here’s my finished project.  The Serenity toile du jouy stamp is retired.

Kathy's project

Here’s two more tiles done up, side by side, to show how another background stamp looks.  On the left is one made with glossy CS, on the right regular CS.  Both using the same ink pad.  Go figure.

Two florals

On my way home, I had to take this picture of the neat cloud patterns for a storm that didn’t make it quite to Ocala after hammering Gainesville.

Neat sunset

That’s it for this month.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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