Sunday, September 28, 2008

Season of Friendship

I made some time to stamp this weekend with my newest set, Season of Friendship. It will be available to order from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog on October 1. I love fall, and this set really helped put me in the mood!

Each year our church & school has a pumpkin patch fundraiser where they sell pumpkins and holiday crafts & decor. I've always wanted to help out by making some cards for them to sell, but there never seems to be time. This year, I thought I'd make more of an effort. After my Upsy Daisy class, I loved how simple and fast those cards were to put together, so I thought I'd work a set of fall-themed cards based on the Upsy Daisy card designs. I've managed to get the box and two cards finished. I think I'll do one more, then make doubles of each. As mentioned, the cards feature the Season of Friendship set, along with the new Autumn Vine designer series paper that will be available for purchase on October 1. The colors used where Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, and Sage Shadow. They go together so nicely! I'll add my third card once I have time to design it, but right now, it's getting late on a Sunday evening and 5:10 comes mighty early!

Have a great week, and thanks for looking!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fabulous Workshop!

After work tonight several of my coworkers, former coworkers, and my downline, Heather, joined me for a workshop featuring the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I purchased the class instructions from Andrea Walford (see post below) and tonight we had a great time making her four cards, the two additional cards I designed that coordinated with Andrea's, and then finally the cute card box Andrea designed. Everyone had a great time, and their cards and box turned out great! I hope to do a workshop each month, featuring various projects from cards to scrapbook pages, to that cute DVD tin scrapbook that was recently featured on Splitcoast. I should have brought my camera with me to get a few candids, but forgot it at home. Had a great time, anyhow! Have a great weekend. I'm hoping to find some time to do more stamping as I finally got Inspired by Nature and I can't wait to put some ink on that baby!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Upsy Daisy Card Class

Happy Monday! Earlier this month I purchased a card class from the talented Andrea Walford. She offers a demonstrator card planning service and provides a TON of information and handouts each month for her Demo to Demo projects. I'm having a card class for my coworkers on Friday, so over this past weekend, I made my samples and prepared my kits. After making the four cards that came with Andrea's class kit, I felt that there was plenty of room left in the cute card box for two more cards, so I designed two more!

The top image shows Andrea's cute card box, two of her tall cards and one of mine. The next image shows Andrea's cute card box with her two wide cards and the one I designed. The next to last image shows the tall card I designed, and the bottom image is the wide card I designed.

On Friday, the ladies will be making six cards and the cute box! I'm so excited, as I currently have 9 coming to my class after work! Now if Friday would only get here faster, I'd be happy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Snow Swirled, Version 3

I made some time tonight to do a little stamping. This was a pretty quick card, and I'm still thinking about redoing it to put the snowflakes on Very Vanilla card stock instead of the Old Olive I used here. What do you think? This card also features the beautiful Holiday Treasures designer series paper, new to the Stampin' Up! Fall -Winter Catalog & Idea Book. It's one of my favorites from the new catty. Still playing with my Snow Swirled stamp set before I pick my final two cards to use for our swap on September 14. Thanks for visiting - have a great day!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Snow Swirled, Version 2

This is my second card with Snow Swirled. I really wanted to use the Holiday Treasures designer series paper after seeing this gorgeous card by Gretchen Barron. My card was inspired by Gretchen's card, as well as a card from Andrea Walford's September Class Planner. I'm still in design mode and will figure out which two cards I'll use for our team's upcoming Christmas Card swap. I have one more week to pull it all together so I can start cutting card stock! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a terrific week!