Thursday, April 25, 2013

Art Gallery Stampers April 23

Such fun!  I am a lucky girl!  Good company
and my favorite hobby combined--twice every Monday!
Here are the Monday Morning stampers working on their
projects.  From left you'll see:  Beverly, Jane,
Mary and Lori.

Gotta love our little Weber grills.  These are perfect
 Father's Day or masculine birthday cards!  This card
 is almost totally punched, embossed and "sizzled"
--appropriate for the grill.  We used a retired
SU sizzlit for our smoke tendrils.  Too cute!

Our second card is a really pretty and feminine
Mother's Day/Birthday card.  We punched and
quite a bit on this card too.  I think
 they are so beautiful!! 

 Great job, everyone!

Here are our afternoon stampers:  Helen, Lavinia, Nancy, Jo, Sharon, Joan and Gail.  Beautiful work, gals!
Helen, looking pretty behind some of our pretty cards.
(We do the same projects for both classes.)
Next week we'll create a patriotic/4th of July card
 and a pretty pink Postage Due card.
Happy Stampin'!!

SOS Stampers' Meeting

The SOS Stampin' Gals met at my "Oasis" this past 
Tuesday for a fun evening of good company, munchies 
and good stamping.  We made these two designs.  Love 
the Postage Due all done up in Pretty In Pink, Crumb 
Cake and Very Vanilla.  We loved making our little 
Weber grills.  This allowed me to use Everything Eleanor 
for 3 consecutive weeks.  Note the smoke tendrils.  
You can't see it but we used a silver gel pen to add a 
little glitz to the smoke and to the middle of the
 smaller wheel.

Sorry I got Susan mid-pose but I just loved her SOS tee paired with an adorable pair of Coldwater Creek jammies.  Perfect!  I wish they were still available!!!
Every once in a while it gets very quiet!That means
 every one is very intent on their work.  But usually
 we're all having a wonderful time chatting and visiting!
 Thanks to our
hostess, Barbara, for providing snacks and drinks.  
Our hostess next time is Susan.  We were sorry to not have
Elise, Michelle and Claudia with us but they are troupers
and sent in their wonderful orders to support our hostess

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fantastic Fun Fold Card 2!

And a fantastic time we had too!!  We folded, 
stamped, punched and embellished our way
 over 10+ sides to our card!  
Such a nice time with some really nice
 gals that are sooooo creative too! 
 Thank you, gals!  I hope you enjoyed our time 
as much as I!!
Hard at work:  Left to right--Jean, Toni, Cheryl and Sharon.
Our intrepid stampers made these beautiful,
 ultra-special birthday cards.  Our color palette
 included Gumball Green Tangerine Tango and
Daffodil Delight.
Outside of the card.
Second Stage Opening
Inside (We used several different patterned papers.)

Thank you for a great day, stamping divas!  I'm 
so proud 
of all of you!!

Triple Time Card and Sparkling Fabulous Florets

Hi, Gals!
We certainly do stay busy!  What a fun week it has been already.  On Monday our two Art Gallery Stampers classes met.  We created a triple-time card--one that I've been anxious to make for a while!
Our am stampers:  Geri, Valinda, Mary, Mike and Lori!  (Talk about beautiful creations, Geri wore her hand-knitted shawl that is tempting me to get my knitting needles out!  GOJUS!)

A few touches of Dazzling Diamonds gave
our Fabulous Florets cards a little sparkle and shine.

Love our Triple-Time Cards!  Easy but so elegant!
Here's our inspiration--a Lily Pulitzer bag from the
Estee' Lauder counter.

Our pm stampers: (Back) Gail, Lavinia, Sharon, Jane,
Nancy, Becky, Jo, Debby, Jo and Helen.

Gail from the front!  (With a sweet smile too!)  :-)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pop Up Card and Silhouette Card

Hey Stampers,
Our classes created two terrific cards 
this past Monday. 
 First we made a pretty pink pop up card. 
 (Alliteration--cool!)  Then we made a black and 
white silhouette card that totally went with the 
Art Gallery's theme of "Black, White and 
Art All Over"! 
 Thanks for the great suggestion, Lori!!
Our am class:  Jane, Mary, Mary's daughter, Lisa
(Also a Stampin' Up Demo), Mike, Dianne and Lori.

Bea at the Big Shot.

I love this pop up die!  Many thanks to Jo for loaning
it to us!  Our color scheme included Mambo Melon and
 Certainly (Soon to be gone-sniff, sniff) Celery.

Helen, wearing her Art Gallery Stampers tee.  :-)
I always love that our cards are very similar but each
has it's own individually artistic element!  Confident gals!!
Here are our black and white silhouette cards.  I
 love black and white--so artsy and classy--just
 like the Art Gallery Stampin' Gals!
The pm class:  Lavinia, Sharon, Becky, Jo, Debby
(she's there somewhere!!) and Joan.  

Why yes, there is a prize this week for the first person to email "bird silhouette" to me.

Ain't We Got Fun!!!

Oh the fun we had at our Fantastic Fun Fold Card Workshop on April 10.  Despite all the different stamps, punches and design options, everyone's card came out fabulously!  We even finished early.  I know these cards will be reserved for someone REALLY special.  Here are some pictures of the gals and their finished projects below.
From Left:  Bea, Valinda, Jane, Mike and Lori hard at play.  :-)
It "takes a village" and a whole lot of supplies to make this fun project.
Jane's finished project.  It was so thoughtful of Jane to dress in our project colors.  :-)
A closeup of the inside.
Some of the finished projects shown in various stages of opening.  Our final Fun Fold Workshop is this coming Wednesday!  Can't wait!