Saturday, June 29, 2013

What is Washi Tape and What Do I Do With It?

Hi, Gals!

Washi tape has taken the crafting world by storm and Stampin' Up has provided an online class, complete with videos, pdf's and supply lists for 30 projects.  Here's how to sign on!  Happy "Washi"ing!!  There is an online class for $14.95 and the $36.95 Bundle includes:

* 7 PDF Documents
* 2 Instructional Videos
* 4 pkgs of Washi Tape (3 rolls per pkg)
* 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

The following topics are covered in the class:
* The Washi Basics
* The Next Step
* Washi-Above and Beyond
* Sharing Washi with Others
* Memory Keeping
* Storage
Only the Beginning. . .


What to Washi? New On-Line Class & Bundle!

Stampin' Up!'s latest online class--What to Washi--is now available.  This class includes all the Washi wisdom you need to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Originating in Japan, Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. The What to Washi class explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures.  Divided into seven PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects.
 The following topics are covered in the class:
  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . .
Click here for a link to What To Washi  and the other online classes.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Great Week of Stamps and Stamping!

Wow!!  What a great week I've had with my
 stampers, a new class,
 and the sweet sorrow of parting with 
lots of my toys so that I can purchase the 
new product line and replace my old school
 punches with more hand-friendly tools.
First off, my Saturday morning sale!
Here is everything at the ready!

The sale was a great success!  Stamps and
storage items flew out the door.
ALLLLL of my retired cardstocks and
DSP disappeared and found their
way to happy homes I am sure!!
From left:  Barbara, our
doorprize winner, Claudia,
Alice, Susan and Donna.
The SOS stampers met
at The Oasis on
Tuesday evening for a great
evening of fun, a delicious
spread provided by our hostess, Alice,
and of course our two
beautiful cards of the week, a
double gate birthday card and
our Bermuda Bay and
Saffron cut-out and folded
card featuring  our new stamp set,
"Kind and Cozy".
Barbara's delicious yellow cake
with chocolate frosting--my
favorite!!  (Of course, now
I'm craving it!)
We also made this card at
The Titusville Art League with
Linda on Wednesday morning.
Here are our Monday am stampers.
In the foreground from left:
Mike, Dianne, Lori and Bea.
Wini and Sydney busy at play!  :-)
From left:  Jane, Helen, Lori, Bea,
Dianne and Lynn.
So many pretty creations!  Good
job, gals!!

Our cut-out fold card.  Look
closely and you'll see
some nice individual touches!
Our pm stampers from left:
Joan, Debby, Emma, Elsie (sorry you're
hidden!), Becky, Jo and Gail.

The other end of the pm stamper
table.  What a great, happy
group!  From left:  Gail,
Maddy, Eileen, Sharon and Joan.
There's Elsie at the end of the table!  :-)

One of our projects will be a 3-D ladybug card,
totally inspired by a darling card I
received from my friend, Linda, a Stampin'
Up Demo in South Carolina.  Thank
you, Linda!!

Happy Stamping, Divas!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Kids' Camp Art Explosion Projects

Our Kids' Camp Art Explosion was
great fun!  Our 6 participants
each made a really pretty
gift bag with matching
tissue and a matching
birthday card.
We used Melon Mambo and
Wild Wasabi for our color
palette and employed a variety
of techniques that even the
youngest (7) participant  was
able to accomplish.
We used the Big Shot and
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing
Folder for our card after we had stamped
our flowers and messages.  We used a pencil
eraser for our pink polka dots!  Fun and easy!
Our pretty flowers were made by crinkling
our flower punch outs and putting them
together with a brad.

Our next Kids' Camp Art Explosion
will be held on July 11 from 10 am
to noon.  We'll be making
a chip-board scrapbook/photo
book/journal and a pretty
birthday card.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ain't We Got Fun!!

Hi, Gals!  Another Monday, another day of
stamping fun!  Here are our morning stampers.
Left to right:  Jane, Bea (Darn, didn't get a clear
shot of you, Bea!), Mike
and Lori.

Here are our "A Little Birdie Told Me"...
cards.  We "watercolored" with Stamp
'n Write Markers and Blender Pens.
This is a relaxing technique and it's fun to
 see everyone's color choices!
They were ALL beautiful!!
 A closeup.
Our vintage birthday card.  I love
the old-fashioned gramophone &
the simplicity of this card.  The
new Stampin' Up Candy
Dots got a definite thumbs up!

Well, between the 2 pix of the PM
Gallery Stampers, I NEARLY
got everyone.  From left:
Maddy, Eileen, Sharon, Jo,
Debby, Vivian and Phyllis.
Yes, we're at the Gallery of Viera every Monday 
at 10:30 am and at 1:30 pm.
Hope you can join us!
Email me to join us!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Handbell Choir Stampers!

Hi, Stampers!
It was my pleasure last evening to join a great group of gals for some relaxation and stamping in a lovely setting in Cocoa Beach!  Many thanks to Jane for arranging our gathering and many thanks to Beverly for our wonderful venue.  I should have taken a picture of the delicious strawberry angel food cake that Beverly made.  Mmmmmmm....
Here are the gals in our group.  From left:  June, Jane, Beverly, Kelly and Linda.

Here are our projects:  a pretty, embossed shades of pink, 2-step stamping card and a festive stars and stripes birthday card featuring lots of Big Shot details.  Both cards featured pretty bows made with our handy-dandy bowmakers.
We hope to get together again in a few months!
Thanks for a great evening, everyone!!
Happy Stampin'!!  Ree

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Father's Day and Elegant Greeting Cards

Here are our Gallery AM stampers!
We had a fun time creating our two cards.
We finished in record time.  (Or was it
that we WEREN'T making the
Neverending card!! :-)
From left:  Kathy, Jane, Barb,
Bea and Mike.

Here are our Father's Day/Birthday
cards.  A little of the
old and a little of the new.  Next
time a cummerbund too!!
Here are shots of our embossed vellum
card.  I can't believe I've had
the vellum cardstock for over a year.
Thanks to my friend Linda, an SU Demo
in SC, for putting me on to the
Pinterest site, where I saw vellum
embossed with the 5th Ave. Floral
EB.  Monkey see......:-)
We had a fabulously full group of
PM stampers! Too fun!  We create
the same projects with
both groups.
From Left:  Gail, Helen, Sydney
Sharon, Marisa and Laurel.  I'm sorry
not to have gotten Laurel from the front.
She's too pretty to hide!
Here's the other end of the table.
I love it that new stampers' project
are just as fabulous anyone else's!
Way to go, Marisa!
From Left:  Marisa, Jo, Debby,
Nancy,Elsie, Joan & Lavinia.
Always lots of visiting and happy talk!

I can't wait to find more
beautiful and challenging projects
for our next Monday classes.
Thank you for visiting!!