I have been invited by Frances Wagner to participate in a Monday Creative Blog Hop! I’m very excited to be asked and I have been creating a bunch of cards for a Class where we get to participate in Sale-a-Bration for one more month!!
We will order in March $50.00 worth of product and then pick out a SAB item for free, then the class will be free!
I plan on Three cards at this event and then I will have a Sale-a-Bration Celebration! What is that you ask? Well, for those who have received 2-3 SAB items from purchasing through me they get a class for FREE where we will make 5 cards, with door prizes and munchies and LOTS of goodies (presents?) for those who are participating!
This Stampin’ Up! handmade card below uses the stamp set Butterfly Basics, I just HAD to make it once I saw it online, it was made by Erica Logtenberg, the only thing I changed from her absolutely GORGEOUS card was where I put my pearls! No need in changing a brilliant card! Make sure you enlarge the picture so you can see how pretty it really is!
The second card I want to show you is one made from Adventure Awaits! This SU! card is a great card for a Man! I used the Dots and Stripes Decorative Masks and the Aquamarine Chalk Pad to make these wonderful stripes! It is a fast and easy card! Did you know that you can stamp with Chalk ink and then emboss it with Gold Embossing Powder? I thought I would try it and it worked great! That way you have less you need to buy to make this Manly card! I also used Champagne Glitter Paper and cut banner ends to make the main image Pop.
For my last card today, I wanted to show you this really pretty card made using the Artisan Embellishment Kit. It was fun using the rose piece inside as a mask to sponge my color – Rose Red over my ‘mask’ and then I embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder! Wow is it shiny! And you just have to touch it, it is a fun card to look at and texturally (is that a word?!) :-/ a card that once you give it away the person will want to touch it and ask how you did that!!
The cute little Bee is from the Stamp set from SU! ( I LOVE SU! can you tell?) named Baby Bumblebee. Once I saw this set I just HAD to have it! I stamped him on So Saffron cardstock using a juicy StazOn pad (I keep it juicy so I can emboss it using clear EP, I LOVE embossing……it’s like magic every time and you won’t get tired of doing it!) I did have to cut out the bumblebee, that was the hardest part of this card!! I used a little heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers which I colored Red with our Blender pens! This bee is just so stinkin’ cute!
I also used the stamp set Hello Life for the Sentiment on the bottom of the card.
I hope you have enjoyed my part of the blog hop!! I have been asked to answer some questions, so I will do that before I leave and have you continue your journey!
* What are you working on?
I am constantly working on my next class. I have a few that I do out of my home in NC, and I also have classes at the Senior Center in my town. I also have classes at my local Parks and Recreation. I am waiting for the ok to go through classes to teach at my local Battered Womens Shelter! I’m very excited to do this, as I was in their shoes a LONG time ago before I met my husband who spoils me MORE than I would ever have expected! We’ve been married for 26 wonderful years and have 5 kids and 3 grandkids!
* How does your work differ from others in your genre?
I love to create my own cards, but love to see something from Pinterest and recreate it using Stampin’ Up! product, or if they used SU! already then I usually change it up just a bit to put my stamp on it! Pun not intended!
* Why do you create what you do?
Before I started stamping, my sister was always doing these really creative things, like making china Christmas Tree Ornaments, or painting china dolls. I thought that I was not granted the gene of artistry. Then I went to my first SU! party, I made a beautiful card, and then couldn’t mail it out because it was so pretty! In my classes, I try to have all the dimensions written down so my friends/clients can recreate what we are making! I REALLY love it when I see the smile on someone’s face who also thought they weren’t artistic. And the first class they come to they are changing up one of my cards to fit them! That tells me that I am doing my job and showing them that they can do this too!!
* How does your creative process work?
That’s a hard one! It’s really funny that I can look at pretty much anything and think of using a part of what I see on a card! I can see some colors that I like and then think of what SU! colors will match…..then I just need to figure out what stamp to use and then I am almost done! SU! makes it really easy to make projects, all their goodies coordinate with each other! I can also use colors from a certain color family and that will make sure that the colors will go together. Pinterest helps get my juices flowing and so does the other demonstrators who put their designs on Stampin’ Connection where us demo’s can go and see what others have made using a specific stamp set.
Thanks again for stopping by!! Come back again!
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