Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our Quilted Christmas Card and a Summer Silhouettes Card

Our am stampers were busy at it!
Mike and Jane working at the table.
We used the 1 1/4" Postage Punch to
cut out pretty "quilt" squares, attached them to the card front,
and them ran them through the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing
Kris and Nancy at the Big Shot ready
to get "crankin'!
Here is the afternoon crew!  From left, Joan
O. Becky, Joan B., Debby, Sharon,
Nancy and Jo!  Always a fun group!!

We made a painter's tape background by
pressing blue painter tape into the ink pads
and laying it across our masked off
borders.  We then stamped with Summer
Silhouettes stamps.  (Look for 3 new designs
using Summer Silhouettes later this weekend
as Summer Silhouettes is the Stamp Set of
The Month for December!
Also--Check out the 20-50% of Sale that runs through Dec. 2!!And--Also note the Tuesday specials that you can find on the right hand column!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our Befuddled Reindeer and Dawn's Pop Up Slider Card!

Here are our AM stampers:  Mike, Annie, Barb, Bea, Jane and Kathy!
Many thanks to Dawn Griffith for the slider
pop up design!  The stamping and other
design elements are from Ree :-)

Depending on the google eyes sizes and
placement of the body, our funny little reindeer
took on different personalities!

There is no challenge that the AGOV Stampers are not up to!
This card was challenging for sure.  In front you see
the closed version of the card!  GOJUS!!

Our PM gals:  Sharon, Elsie, Nancy, Joan and Gail.
Happy Stampin', Divas!!
Ree ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Friday, November 15, 2013

November Christmas Cards Workshop

Hey, Stampers!
We enjoyed yet another fabulous Christmas Cards Workshop at the Art Gallery of Viera yesterday!  We created 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs.  We embossed, heat embossed, punched, stamped and glued our way through a wonderful time.  We even finished early!  Good job, Gals!  It was truly a pleasure getting to create with you!!
All set up and ready to go!! 
Kathy, Ellen and Jan working on the White
on White Christmas Tree card.
Lori and Linda are working on the gold
embossed "Prancer" card.
Liz, Joan, Martha and Jennifer at work
on the Poinsettias on Vellum card.  This
card entailed lots of gold embossing and
lots of snipping!!

I was so impressed with everyone's skill
and determination--even the newer to
stamping gals!  More fun for me, as
I hope these gals will join us again.  They were
definitely terrific stamping company!
Happy Stampin'!!
Ree ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Cascade Cards!!

Hey, Stampin' Divas!!

We had quite a day making our Cascade Cards on Monday!  I'm afraid that we used up several trees but the results are stunning!!  

We'll be making this card at the SOS November meeting and on December 5 with the TAL stampers!

 We were so busy that I forgot to take pictures of everyone!
 So Sorry!!
Joan B. of our PM class with her lovely card!
 AM Stampers on it early in the am!  Bea, Lori, 
Jane, Kathy, Mike (hiding :-))
and Donna.
Barb, Bea and Lori busy, busy!

That's Jane in the background.  A beautiful card!
We'll finish the envelopes with the AM stampers on
 next Monday.  We're using the envelope punch
board for our over-sized envelope!

Next week:  a Pop Up Slider Card for one of our projects!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fun Holiday Gel Cards and Ree's Faux Joseph's Coat Technique

Here's a light moment with our Monday AM Stampers, Donna
Jane and Mike.
Jane, Mike and Donna (SOS Stampers) won last
week's prizes for the "Hidden Message in the Blog" Contest!
Congratulations, Gals!

Our first card was versatile and by
using our Hanukkah stamps, we
we're able to create either a Christmas
or Hanukkah card!  We used the
"gel technique" to create a fun
snow globe effect for our featured

Here's our lovely Faux Joseph's Coat
technique card.  We used regular
Whisper White cardstock stamped with
Cajun Craze and Garden Green images.
We then used clear embossing powder for
our pretty leaves and finished it by
sponging layers of Baked Brown Sugar
on the image for a really pretty background.
Our PM stampers, Gail, Nancy, Phyllis
and Joan B.
Great job, Gals!!

The TAL Gals had a fun time making their cards.  Sami's friend
from Cairo, Egypt called her during our class so we sent her a picture of our cardmakers and cards.  We hope she can join us in person

Sharon, Sami and Patricia!  Well done,
Next week at the Gallery we'll make a double Cascade card and
a beautiful large envelope to hold it!  We will save the Cascade card project for the first Thursday of September so that Patricia can join us!
Have a great week!  
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Ree  ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

10 Before 10:30 AM!

Good Morning, Stampers!  Just a quick post to share my morning's work so far!  My goal was to create 10 of my Christmas cards this morning before I create Kimmy's birthday card (a double cascade card) and prep materials for our classes tomorrow.  In between times I've been working on a photo album of my 3 granddaughters' volleyball teams since 2009.  Too much fun!  Have a great weekend!! 
Ree♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪..

I used Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder mixed with silver glitter.
I'm going to make 10 more of these using Cherry Cobbler with Embossing Powder & silver glitter and and probably 10 more using Gold with gold glitter.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

So You Think You Can Punch???

I get a kick out this every time I see it and ran across it among my saved pictures this evening. I had promised to post it but never would remember.  Here is the Hippie Couple, created by Ellen Kemper.  The entire creation is made from Stampin' Up punches.  Amazing and fun!!!  Enjoy!  
Ree♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christmas Cards Workshop At the Gallery

Christmas Cards Workshop
At the Gallery
Thursday, November 14, 10 am-1:30 pm
We will create 6 beautiful cards and envelopes (2 cards each of 3 designs), using high quality supplies and tools.
All materials and tools are supplied and no experience is necessary. Advance reservation is required as class size is limited to 10. Cost is $22.

To register, contact Ree Nathan at 321-961-2350 or by email

Address: 2261 Town Center Ave #111, Viera, FL 32955

Phone:(321) 504-4343