Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a creative rut? Maybe you've been using the same designs for a while and it feels like you're just recreating the same card over and over again? Caseing Tuesday can help. Casing Tuesday challenges me to think creatively. Sometimes I find layouts and sketches I like, and other times, well, let's just say "once and done". But no matter what, I feel great about stepping outside my comfort zone.
Today's card sketch is a very good example of #SimpleStamping. In fact, There isn't much stamping at all. Using the Woven Threads Stamp Set, I inked the background stamp in Sahara Sand, stamped it off on scratch paper and then stamped the label. I did this two more times on the top and bottom of the card base. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black. That's it! The rest is just paper and embellishments.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday?
Use the sketch to plan out your card. You can change a lot, a little, or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook or Social Medial. #CASEingTuesday211.
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Tomorrow is the last day to register for Sunday's Over the Moon Class. Perfect for stampers of all levels, this class meets in person at 2 pm. Or, get your class kit by mail. Simply email me to register.
How adorable is this Dinoroar Notecard Box? And am I the only person who thinks the stegosaurus looks like a taco with legs?
The box is the perfect size for holding the Stampin' Up! Notecards. And with 3 different notecard sets to choose from it just makes sense to have someplace to store them.
Speaking of note cards & envelopes...my Sweet & Simple class in July features 8 note cards & envelopes, plus a box to store them. Since I'll be in cruising the Greek Isles on the Stampin' Up! incentive Trip, all July classes are being offered TO GO!
Cost: 35.00 which INCLUDES priority shipping!
Register by 7/2!
Box: 2 pieces of Granny Apple Green Cardstock
Panels: 3 pieces of Dinoroar Designer Series Paper
Label - Layer Squares Dies in Granny Apple Green & Whisper White
Don't miss July's Summer Spectacular! I'll be gone for two weeks on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip, but that doesn't mean we'll stop crafting! I'm offering not one but TWO classes "To Go" during the month of July. Sign up for one...or both...the choice is entirely yours.
Click here to register. To learn more, click on the photo below.
This month's Sweet & Simple Class will be a little bit different than anything we've done before. We'll still be making 8 cards, but instead of 2 each of 4 designs, we're going to be saying goodbye to some favorite Stamp Sets, Colors, and Designer Series Papers. And because I had a hard time choosing , we're making 8 cards, all different designs!!
Two Times to Choose from:
My Sweet & Simple class is perfect for both the beginner, casual, and avid crafters.
It's Friday! I can't tell you how glad I am, too! I don't know about you, but has this week seemed longer than normal? I'm sure there was an extra day thrown in there somewhere!
What are you doing this weekend? Tonight, I'm meeting some friends for dinner. Then, we're coming back to my place to drink wine and craft. Seriously? Does it get any better than that?
Tomorrow, I'll start my day off with YOU! It's Crafty Saturday on my Facebook Page at 9 am. We're going to be making Easter decor for holiday. So grab your paper, your scoring tool, and some adhesive and come craft along with me! Saturday also includes a little self-care and 'me' time with a manicure & pedicure and a little retail shopping therapy. I have to get ready for OnStage, right?
Then Sunday, I'm putting some finishing touches on my OnStage projects and presentation. I have so much in my head; I just need to get it down on paper. (No pun intended, really).
Have you registered for April Classes yet?
I know we're all a little anxious to see what's coming up in the new annual catalog, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty of amazing products in this catalog, too. In fact, I'm showcasing some of those in my two April classes. And if you're not local, all my classes are available in To Go Kits, too. You'll get all the paper and embellishments you need to create the projects at home, along with a full color PDF tutorial.
First up is my Easter Sampler Class, which is next Sunday, April 14th. Come craft and meet new friends. A little stamping, a little coloring, a little snacking, and a whole lot of laughing. You'll take home a beautiful finished piece, perfect for framing. The hardest part will be deicing if you're keeping it or giving it away! The class is free with a minimum $20 purchase (or $20 for supplies). Please email me to register no later than April 9th so I can be sure to have your packets prepared for you before I leave for OnStage!
Next up, is my April Card Club, featuring the Pop of Petals bundle. I've had this all year and was waiting for spring to share it with you. My Card Club is unique; it's s a monthly subscription that you can cancel at ANYTIME. After 6 months, you may choose $25.00 of any product for FREE, including hostess sets! Created with you in mind, it's simple, inexpensive, and easy! Just sign up to start getting yours today! And, it's only $27.00 a month (plus $8.00 shipping) Email me to register by April 15th.
The April's Club will include
Special Bonus Offer:
All new Card Club Members in April will receive FREE pack of Summertime Doilies!
Email me to register by 4/15.
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Highland Heather, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Whisper White Layering Oval Framelit
Do you craft with Post-It Notes handy? If not, you're going to want to start. Post it's come in super handy when "Masking". What's masking? Notice how my rooster from the Home To Roost Stamp Set looks like he's in front of the wheat? If I just stamped the wheat, then the rooster, you'd have wheat showing through him and that would be weird! Instead, try the masking technique.
When masking, you begin in reverse. Here's how I did it:
How to Get the Home To Roost Stamp Set
Remember yesterday, I told you I'd share the best way to get the Home To Roost Stamp Set ? Well, Stampin' Up! has put together this great Home to Roost Card Kit.
When you purchase all the products used to make these projects, you'll immediately qualify to earn the
Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set.
Use Item #151039 to include the following items:
* Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
* Nature's Poem Cardstock Pack
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
* Watercolor Pencils
* 3/16" Braided Linen Trim
* Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* Stampin' Dimensionals
Then, be sure to add the Home to Roost Cling Stamp Set as your FREE Sale-a-Bration item!
Need help? Email me and I'll be happy to help you.
***I am just $61 short of my monthly goal. The first person to place an order of $50 or more TODAY will receive ALL of my Home to Roost Cards this week!
Base: Night of Navy, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layer 2: Crumb Cake Scalloped Oval Framelit
Layer 3: Night of Navy Scalloped Oval Framelit
Layer 4: Whisper White Stitched Shape Framelit
Layer 5: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4" (inside layer)
For the inside layer, stamp rooster onto layer 5 (without reinking from above) and sentiment in Night of Navy
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