Friday, August 17, 2012

Triple layer stamping

While I was back in SD for a quick visit, I squeaked in some time to do some stamping with friends. What a blessing they are! We had so much fun for the few hours that we could get together. I shared some ideas from convention, and Penny (my downline) shared some of her ideas with us too. It was fun to not be the teacher for a bit, and just sit back and be the student! Penny does a great job with the girls I had to leave behind! What an awesome demonstrator!
Here's the card that Penny shared with us....
Can you see which punch was used for the pine cone pieces? That's it! The Blossom Petals Builder Punch! How cool is that?! I love the Apothecary Accents Framelit for the center cutout too.

Here you can see the details a little better. We shaded the cone with a little white craft ink and curled them with the bone folder before gluing them together with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The needles were just a scrap of paper thin cut and glued to the middle. Isn't it awesome? What a neat cone to add to a scrapbook page too.

Here's another one that we did together using the Everything Eleanor of my favorites from the new catalog! The flower was stamped three times and layered together with dimensionals. The white piece was embossed first with the Delicate Designs Folder, then cut with the Large Scallop Edgelits, then embossed one more time just above the border with the Perfect Polka Dots Folder. The blue center was Rock and Rolled, the saying from Word Play stamped in Early Espresso, then cut and added to the card front with dimensionals. What a beautiful card!

And a little cut out for the inside too!

Then one more that we did, that has been all over the Internet with samples and I'd been wanting to try, was the Triple Layer stamping technique first introduced by demonstrator, Dawn Olchefske. This is such an easy and wow technique, that if you haven't tried it yet, do give it a try. This would be an easy technique to use for a whole stack of cards and could be done in so many different colors or stamp sets. We used the Everything Eleanor set again, and made ours with Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White paper, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake ink and ribbon.
Isn't it just beautiful? I love that Cherry Cobbler!!

To stamp the images, layer all of the white pieces together with just a little removable adhesive in the middle to hold them in place, or just a little Snail Adhesive rubbed over with your finger to take some of the sticky out of it, works great too. The just randomly stamp the image over all the layers at the same time. Don't worry about the little overlay marks that you get where the ink doesn't stamp, because that will be covered with the layers of solid card stock that you layer between the white.

I laid the Cherry Cobbler over the top so you could get the idea. Then just layer them all together and put them together with some dimensionals, add ribbon and a saying if you want...

or add the saying to the inside of the card.
Love this technique! Thanks Dawn for sharing it! I used this card too for our last card club class. If you want to join a group, let me know and we can work you into a time that's best for you. We have several options to pick from.
Off to work in my new classroom! Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A new computer and a new job!

We had a blast at Hot August Nights in Reno and while there, I bought a new computer! I've been busy the last couple of days getting it set up and ready. What a learning curve that is for me!! I will keep the old one, so will still have all the documents that I wasn't sure how to transfer to my new one and will be able to use it at my new job! Oh how life is changing the last couple of months!! God is amazing! He's doing things that I never dreamed would happen and I'm just trying to hang on as we go! I will be teaching 1st and 2nd graders at the Spring Creek Christian Academy just a couple of minutes down the road. What a joy! Say lots of prayers for me as I dive in to organize and teach for the first time...YIKES! I will have the same vacation times (at least this year) as my husband has, so we will be able to visit Grandkids during those times! God is so good! And I'll still have time for my card and scrapbooking clubs and stamping time! YIPPEE!! My friend, Loretta is already looking for fun things for me to make for my students.
Here's a couple more of the swaps that I did at convention. I've already used a couple of the cards since I haven't had time to do much stamping the last few days. It's so nice to have the complete card already to go. I think I will sign up for this kind of swap again!
This one has colored water in it and actual sea shells! Not one to mail, but fun!

An easel card

Love the black, red, and white

The Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse look great together on this one!

A pocket card

Another nice Christmas card...I've started my stash!

Love the squares on this one

Isn't he cute?

And my favorite one of all that opens and opens again...

Each section is finished so nice!

This was my favorite one of the whole bunch!

Then, of course, I have a few more that I've made that I haven't shared yet...
This one is made from the Manhattan Flower Folder, shaded with sponges and Old Olive ink, then cut around the embossed edges. I love the pearls added for a little bling. I used these for my thank you cards in July. The gals have really liked getting the cards in their orders each month, but they didn't like me writing in them! How funny is that??! I started just adding a little sticky note to them now, then they can use the card as it is. I did make a couple of extra ones so that I would have them for my cards for the church ministry. This one is a praying for you card with the verse stamped on the inside.

This one is another one using the Manhattan Folder, but cut out in sections and scraps of DSP put in behind. It's really pretty in real life...just hard for me to get good pictures in this room.

Of course, you can't forget a little something on the inside.

Here's a couple of pictures, just for fun, from Hot August Nights...
Reno...the biggest little city in the world.

We found this burger joint in downtown Reno, that was on Food Wars with their Awful, Awful burger...Awful big and Awful good. We got just one to split, and that was too much. Oh my!

Loved the colors of the paint on this old truck!

Just a little sprinkle of rain, but enough to see a beautiful double rainbow when we got back to the house! God keeps His promises!

Lots of free, fun entertainment! The Righteous Brothers Saturday night...he's singing with his daughter. Oh, the memories!

We checked out Lake Tahoe, just a short ride beautiful and clear! The water was such a beautiful color! That was my first time there, but won't be my last!

This was Loretta's favorite old taxi. What a beautiful Gumball Green!

And this was Larry's favorite...a Cobra!

The Village People played one night and what fun that was! YMCA!!!What a riot!

I'll stop now with just a few, but there are more where those came from! You know me and my camera...CLICK!! I can see some fun scrapbook pages in my future!
Happy stampin'!