Friday, April 22, 2016

Good morning,

RAIN HAS QUIT!!!  Sun is out and it is a beautiful day :-)

Everything that Glitters class using the You're So Lovely Project Kit and the stamps You're so Lovely was so much fun.  It was held in March and I did two different sessions.  There were some new techniques with this class and everyone didn't complete all the kit in the allotted time, because there were also bags and tags that went with it.  I'm really starting to enjoy using kits more for classes. Less preparation for me which helps out.

I'm going to share some of the cards from the kit today.

You have stencils that you can use either the positive or negative of each stencil to get different looks.

With this card you laid the stencil down and ran your brayer all around it and then picked it up and added your design that fit over it.  One thing you need to do is put your design over the stencil first to make sure it is going the same direction before you add glue to the design.  As you can see, I had to remove the gem shape as I glued it first before checking to make sure it was going to fit the correct way.
The butterfly is just another shape that comes in the kit.
This one is a circle that you stencil on first and then add the wreath design element to it.  It gives it another different look rather than just a circle.
 This one was done with the solid stencil down and you brayered around it so the ink was on the outside of the design piece.
The star design you really have to be careful and figure out which way it is going to go before you glue it down.  It does take some work to be sure it fits correctly.
As you can see I didn't let my white craft ink dry enough before I put it on the card and it smeared. So, in class we stamped all the white craft ink sayings first so they would have time to dry.  Put those on at the very end as one of the last steps to putting the cards together.
Again you use a circle shape and add the spiral design to it.  One thing I like about the brayered look you can make it as light or dark as you want by just continuing to go over the stencil with ink, or also by the different pressure you put on the brayer.
 What I liked about doing this class is that everything you needed for the cards were there. All the embellishments,bakers twine.  All you did was buy the stamps to go with the card kit. I supplied the Mint Macaron, Watermelon Ink, memento black and the white craft ink needed to complete the kit.  This kit was found in the Occasions catalog along with the stamps.
This last picture shows all 12 cards that this kit made.

The kit number is 140590 - $26.00
Stamps - 140762 - 12 photopolymer stamps for $17.00
these are both found on pg. 32 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.
Mint Macaron ink - 138326
Watermelon Wonder - ink - 138323
Memento Tuxedo Black ink - 132708
White craft ink- 101731

Stampin Up has also put out a video showing this kit.

If you would like to purchase these just go to my store and use hostess code: QQEZPFCD.

I will be putting other parts from this kit on next time.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

 Hi everyone,

I've been gone for awhile but I'm now back.  I returned from OnStage Live Sunday that was in Salt Lake City.  I had so much fun, learned a lot, got to see all the new products that will be coming out, play with some of the new items and pre pre order some of the new products because I attended the SLC event I could order ahead of time even before the pre-order time.

Some of you have probably seen all the flooding that is going on in the Houston area, which also includes Katy.  We are fine! Some of the roads leading into our subdivision are still high waters and we haven't been able to get out.  In fact, the school districts are still closed which is unheard of!!  High waters are keeping bus drivers from being able to drive the school buses or even getting to where they are housed.  Some of the teachers are also unable to get to the schools because of high waters or being flooded out.

Enjoy looking at all the retiring stamps and accessories.  Remember that Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist will be leaving so be sure and get your refills so you can still use your favorite colors.  You are going to love to new In-Colors coming in June.

Here is the site to get a look at all the stamps that will be retiring from the Stampin Up annual catalog before the new one catalog comes out in June.

These are the accessories that will be retiring.

If you want to purchase any of these products go to my site and put in the hostess code: QQEZPFCD

If youu spend more than $150.00 you be the hostess so you can get the Stampin Rewards.