Friday, February 22, 2019

Leaving An Impression - My Retreat Demonstration

I love sharing my paper-crafting art with others.  Amy asked me to do a Stamping demonstration at the retreat.  There were 5 demonstrators that did a 10 minute rotating demonstration for all attendees. 
My demonstration was a technique using punches to create a background for a card layer.  I searched and could not find a name for it so I am calling it "Leaving An Impression"
Whisper White Cardstock and 3/4", 1", 1-1/4" Circle Punches
Circles of all three sizes randomly adhered to the card layer

The one above was run through the Big Shot with the Subtle Embossing Folder after adhering the punched images on the card layer.  It adds another touch of depth to the background.
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (left Sample) and Granny Apple Green Cardstock (right) with Leaf Punch

Adhere punched leaf shapes randomly on card layer

Pool Party Cardstock with Pool Party Cardstock

 Whisper White Cardstock with Cake Builder Punch - images adhered in 2 lines vertically
Whisper White Cardstock with Cake Builder Punch - images adhered randomly 

I hope you enjoyed seeing this fabulous technique that will add a little dimension to your card layer backgrounds.  Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment I love hearing from you.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Day 2 Retreat Swapping

Today I am sharing the card I designed for the retreat swap.  
Botanical Butterflies DSP and Butterfly Duet Punch
Stamp Sets:  All That You Are
Paper:  Botanical Butterflies DSP, Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories: Butterfly Duet, 1-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Calypso Coral 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Jewel Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by, I am going to be doing a demonstration here at the retreat later on today and will post that here for you later on today.  I hope you are having a creative day.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Retreat Decorations and Snack Bar

Card Samples, Snacks and Candy!!!

Table Decorations

Time for bed after this very long and fun day. I hope to see you back tomorrow, I will share my swap card that I created for the retreat swap. Have a creative Day my friends!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Day 1 of Amy's Birthday Bash Stampin' Up! Retreat

After the almost 7 hour drive from Phoenix, AZ to Simi Valley, CA in rain, heavy at times...I arrived at the event.
This was a delightful WELCOME to the event!  Amy goes over and above with every detail.  


After Check-In, I entered the ballroom and found my seat...I am always blown away by her creativity and it all is color coordinated with the theme. Look at the fun things waiting for me! 

Event Bag with all the Make & Take Supplies and a fabulous Bag Tag
I will post more as I have time during the event.  Thanks for stopping by to visit and see my adventure to Amy's Birthday Bash Craft Retreat.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tutorial for Retreat Favor

Welcome to my blog!  Today I am sharing with you how to make your own favors like the ones I made for the retreat.

You will need:
    6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper
    1/8" Hole Punch
    Simply Scored Scoring Tool     
    Bone Folder
    Circle Punches
    Stamp Saying of your choice
    Stampin' Dimensionals

Use a Bone Folder for crisp folds 
Add Ribbon

Finished size 2-7/8" x 4-1/4"

I hope you enjoyed seeing this tutorial.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.  Leave a comment if you liked this tutorial.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Getting Retreat Ready

I am very excited to be attending a weekend craft retreat hosted by my friend, Amy Combs, in Simi Valley, California.
"Amy's Birthday Bash Celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30th Birthday"
I have designed these favors to give each attendee as is a tradition for the event.  It is so fun to walk in and see all the creative favors from each person. 
Front of Favor Pouch

Back of Favor Pouch

48 Favors ready to go!  I placed Ghirardelli chocolates in these but there are many small things that would fit in the pouch such as Tea bags, Small post-it-note pads, etc.

I will post a tutorial later on today to show you how I to made these favor pouches. So be sure to check back.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to reading your comments.  Have a creative day!
Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Watercolor Wonders February

I always enjoy attending the Stampin' Up! demonstrator team meeting of the Watercolor Wonders Group.  This month we met at the home of Jan McClurg. The swap theme for this month is use a set from the Occasions Catalog or from the Second Release of Sale-A-Bration.

Here is the card I created for the swap. I used the set "Wonderful Romance".
Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance
Paper:  Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Floral Romance Specialty DSP
Ink:  Memento Black Ink
Accessories:  Stampin' Blends, Big Shot, Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals,  Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Jan provided a Make & Take project for us, here is the card we made:
Stamp Sets:  Swirly Bird, Hold on to Hope
Paper:  Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Petal Pink, Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron
Accessories:  Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Cross of Hope Framelits Dies, Leaves Trinkets, Nature's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I love reading your comments, please if you have a moment, leave a comment.  Have a creative day!

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!