Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homemade Alcohol Ink Designs and Christmas Quilt Bundle Card

Hi, Stampers!

We had such fun in this week's classes making our own alcohol ink designs.  Hats off to both Art Gallery of Viera classes, my SOS stamp club and the Titusville Public Library stampers!  You were up to the challenge and we had a wonderful time together.  Just what we needed after Irma!!!!

You just need isopropyl alcohol and reinkiers in your choice of 2 or 3 colors, large cotton balls and glossy white cardstock.  We used Pacific Point, Emerald Envy and Silver.  I would suggest plastic gloves too. 

Just put alcohol on a large cotton ball, add 1 drop of each color and then just pounce, swoosh or swirl onto glossy white paper.  So quick, easy and fun and everyone's design is different!!  We used the leaf punch on the inside of the card and cut out little squares of our practice paper and those look great too!  We used a Christmas Quilt Bundle framelit for our window.  Perfect!!


Here is this week's Christmas card.  You might recognize the front from the Holiday Occasions catalog!  We used the Christmas Quilt embossing folder on the Real Red card front.  Love those felt embellishments!!!


Join my team and you'll receive this special gift made by me for you and an extra $40 gift certificate from me. So that's a total of $165 in merchandise for $99.  Just go to http://www.reenathan.stampinup.net  and click on "Join the Fun!"
Let the fun begin!!!


Have a fun and happy stampin' week!!



Friday, September 8, 2017

Art Gallery Cards-Three Wisemen, Dragonfly and a fun Halloween Treat/Gift Card Holder

Hi, Stampers!

We're boarding up, packing up and getting ready to evacuate the island in anticipation of Irma.  I thought I'd make a quick post and let you know what has been going on in the Art Gallery Cards world this week.

We made this simple, but elegant 3 Wisemen card using Wisemen from afar, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstocks and gold embossing powder.  We Floridians especially love the beautiful palm tree stamps.  This is actually a very quick and simple card.
                                


Next we made this oh so pretty card using stamping off and sponging to give it a misty quality.  I'll bet you recognize the Awesomely Artistic and the Butterfly Basics stamp sets, along with Bermuda Bay and Marina Mist stamp pads.  A tip of the hat to Dawn Olchefske who never disappoints when I'm looking for inspiration!  Check out her Stampin' Up blog!
                                     

Here is another project. It was inspired by Oksana Semenska's cute little expresso cup and holder that you saw in last week's blog post.  The Spooky Night Designer Series Papers are so fun!  You can punch out the cats and fussy cut the pumpkins and witches' hats. Planning to make some of these with granddaughter, Riley, while we're waiting out the storm at Kevin and Darla's house. Secret work is Yellow Lab Yes, we'll take our 2 Shelties and they have a Yellow Lab, Terrier/Lab mix and 2 yorkies.  Should be lively!!
                                                             
One thing that I'll be packing up is the latest Paper Pumpkin!  Easy Peasy and I won't suffer from stamping withdrawal!  LOL!!!

Wishing everyone in Houston and neighboring areas a quick recovery and wishing the residents of Florida the best possible outcome.

Stampin' Hugs and Smiles!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hello, Stampers!


I want to share this week's projects AND the bee-yoo-tee-ful projects we made with Oksana Semenska of www.funstamper.com
a couple of weekends ago.
In addition to our terrific projects AND a beautiful favor that Oksana made for all of us, I received this beautiful thank you card that Oksana used real coffee to paint .  Brilliant!!!  I love Oksana's creations and encourage you to enjoy her blog as well!

Here are the cards we made at Oksana's workshop. I just love the colors and beautiful little touches!



Here is the beautiful favor that Oksana made for all of us, complete with delicious chocolates, of course.  I must CASE this for sure!!



Here is her sweet thank you note that painted using actual coffee.  Yes, she is definitely brilliant and creative!!

Here are our class cards for this week.  The Art Gallery Stampers, Titusville Stampers and the SOS Stamp club all did a great job with these cards.  Such fun I've had!!




                      
Love our Halloween kitties!  We had fun with the leftover tails and cat faces peeking in on the inside of the card.  And here is the secret code word "kitties". The first to email it to me will receive a vintage stamp set. I imagine you're all on to me now. :-) Ugh!! I should have added some additional lighting for this photography session!!
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the new catalog.  Please feel free to email me if you have no demonstrator and I will be happy to send you a Holiday Catalog free of charge!!

Happy stamping, everyone!
  

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Double Z Card! Occasions! Great Cardmaking Fun!

Hi, Stampers!

I hope you are all having some wonderful creative times in your lives!  I'm about to head out to my stamp room but I wanted to touch base with you so that you can see last week's cards and know what is coming up!

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What's Coming Up?  Occasions!  Yayyyyyy! You can already purchase the bundle that is featured above so what are you waiting for???? Christmas???  Haha!  Just teasing!  If you'd like some extra fun, just follow the steps below!!
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Yayyyyyy!  It's here! 

Yes!  It's coming!  The new Carols of Christmas Occasions catalog will be open for business on next Friday!!!  I can't wait to incorporate all of these beautiful stamps, papers and embellishments in my classes!!  You will want your own so I'm going to provide you with a special hostess code to directly order your fun supplies!  All you have to do is:
  • Fill in the week's hostess code!  This week it is 6Y6MEY2U
  • Orders of $40 or more will earn you and extra punch on your "Lucky 7" punch card and rhinestones or pearls! If you reside out of town, you can choose a ribbon share or both pearls & rhinestones.
  • Your order will be delivered directly to you!  This is the real fun!!!
Let me know if I can be of further help to you!!

This past week's projects:
Don't you love the Double Z design card???  It is so much easier that it would appear to be.  I used Berry Burst and Gold Foil for this special Christmas card.  Email the code vintage to me. If you're first you get a set of my vintage stamps.
I have already used this bundle 
for 3 different cards.  What a treasure! 
 Email me if you would like instructions for the Double Z card!
reenathan@bellsouth.net
Image result for stampin up whole lot of lovely collectionThis is a simple and sweet card.  The Lemon Zest bundle includes a punch to stamp the lemons and leaves AND it is discounted 10%! Be the first to put an order online with me, using the hostess code, and you'll receive a 6x6 collection of the Whole Lot of Lovely designer papers.The Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Paper has sooooo many pretty papers and this one is a perfect background, I think!!  Here they are all lined up!!
Have a wonderful weekend and a lovely week coming up!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cafe Latte', Sparkly Little Star and A Little Wild Honey Bear with Art Gallery Cards With Ree!

Hello, Stampers,

Such a week.  So much sadness, disappointment and even fear.  I will not belabor what we each have experienced, but like you, I send thoughts of peace and love around this world.  Love is love is love is love!

I'm feeling thankful for family and for wonderful leisure pursuits, like walking up to the park, sweating it out in my Zumba class and of course, creating pretty cards for all of those I know and love.  I am just like you who have visited my blog site from Scotland, Germany, France, UK, Australia, Egypt, Florida :-) and so many more.  I share these cards with all of you, wishing you peace, love and time for creativity.

Enjoy and copy to your heart's content!!


You can practically feel the "frostiness" of this card, with it's multiple shades of blue and silver accents.  It's hard to see but there is a silver embossed "swoosh" under the Little Star.
Yes, I've been hoarding my retired Watermelon Wonder cardstock for a time when my imagination needed a shock of color!  I love it with the Early Expresso Designer Series Paper.  I also love the coffee beans stamp!  So cute!!



Speaking of cute!!!!! I love the little wild animals in the A Little Wild set.  I love honey bees too so this was lots of extra fun!


Want to share??
You can email me your version of cards using this stamp set and I'll happily include them on my next blog post.  Come one, come all!!
Send a jpg file with an email to reenathan@bellsouth.net

Tell me a bit about yourself too!!
Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Warm Wishes From Florida-High Tide and Seasonal Layers


Hi, Stampers!

Are you getting a head start on your holiday cards and gifts?  We're doing a Christmas card a week in my classes and it is always so much fun!  In just a few weeks we'll be using the products from the 2017 Occassions Catalog and the fun will REALLY begin!

Our color palette for our Florida Christmas card is:
Crumb Cake
Marina Mist
Garden Green
We also are using Real Red Glimmer paper to give our project a little pizzazz!

Confession!!  Last evening I brought in my pre-order from the doorstep and set it down.  I said to my husband, "I'm just not feeling very enthusiastic right now.  (Of course I had driven 50 miles to and from my class in the north end of the county.  I had a great time and a fun lunch with my stampers but being of an age....

So, I wearily cut the tape and opened the box.  I removed the large bubble packaging and the packing slip, squealed like a little girl (I kid you not!), grabbed the mini-pizza boxes and new silver/gold DSP and got to work.  I made and decorated 4  3x3 envelopes and had a blast with the new gold doilies and washi tape!
So----You just need a little inspiration!  Catalogs will be arring in the mail soon.  Go ahead and plan some new, fun projects.  There is plenty of inspiration everywhere!!
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Well, this isn't happening here this weekend with a full complement of family activities, but I can dream!  :-)
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Have a happy stampin' week!!


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ribbon Shares are Here! Ree's Really Big Sale is this coming Saturday!!!



Hi, Stampers!

WooHoo!  We're off and running with Ribbon Shares.  Email me (reenathan@bellsouth.net) or message me on Facebook and I'll get you on the list.  I'm expecting the rest of the ribbons by the end of the week but......my huge sale is Saturday am at 10 (No early birdies, please!  

Speaking of......You are very welcome come in and wait in my stamp room or the living room prior to 10 am.)  Here are just some of what is available:
More than 100 Stamp Sets
Bigz Dies for $2 and $3
Look for the baskets marked "Freebies"--They're free!
Lots of paper kits, cardstock and DSP--All at very low prizes!
Grab Bags for $3
Kits (Stampin' Up!)That I haven't had time to make!
Leftover paper kits with envelopes--$1.50 each
Purchase ANYTHING and you get into the drawing for lots of wonderful stamping stuff!!
Framelits
Discontinued Stamp Pads (Just Cucumber and Ombre colors)
Lots of Odds and Ends that you find when you're trying to "purge" the stamping area!!
Be sure to RSVP by Thursday by email so I know how many snacks to have!
You get Convention Swaps at check out!  Great card fronts to use and  great inspiration!
Expired IDEA Books
Email me the line right above and attend
for a special prize!  (One of my Beautiful You coasters)
Ribbons,Ribbons and More Ribbons!
**Attention Bonus Coupon Holders:
I have a list so you don't have to worry about printing out your coupon. (Free stamps for online orders since April!)
Let me know if you have questions!

See you on Saturday and send me your Ribbon Orders!!
Happy Stampin'!!