Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stamp Camp Fun!

I know, you're going to think that all I do is go to stamp camps, right?!  Actually, I do other things as well.. Today I attended a friend's baby shower and got to meet her sweet little daughter.  Aww, little babies!  Unfortunately, because I was attending that shower, I am missing my niece's birthday party.  Major sad face.  You just can't do it all.  Anyway, these cards are from a camp I attended at the beginning of September with my former Stampin' Up! demonstrator, who I would now call my upline, I suppose.  I love all these cards :) 

I'm keeping this next card.  I love everything about it.  The paper, the stamp set, the wooden embellishments.  Just gaga.
I'm keeping this card, too.  I love the new window framelits from Stampin' Up! but I'm not sure how much I would personally use them.  Unlike Pokemon, you just can't have it all.  We colored the wooden leaf with a bit of ink to give it an antiqued look.
Hope you enjoyed!  Have a great Sunday evening!  <3 JEM

Saturday, September 19, 2015

My First Stamp Camp!

This morning I held my very first stamp camp!  I was excited but a bit nervous beforehand, but it went very well.  I had four lovely ladies attend, we made 5 cards, drank tea and had some snacks.  A great way to spend a Saturday morning, if you ask me :)

This card made good use of the ombre effect.  The stamps are from the Sweet Stack stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  The colors used were Real Red, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I believe this was CASEd (Create And Share Everything) from the Stampin' Up! website. 
This card is simple and pretty with earthy fall colors.  It uses the For All Things stamp set, some washi tape, a gold button, and some linen thread.  The trick with the background stamp is to stamp off before stamping on your card for a faded look.  We lined up the sentiment with the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The colors used were Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, and Hello Honey.  CASEd from Debbie Lever.
This thank you card makes use of the stamp set Another Thank You.  The other colors are Bermuda Bay and Summer Starfruit.  I used the retired labels framelits and some retired designer series paper as well.  We raised the label framelits with dimensionals to make it pop.  CASEd from Beth.
Another beautiful warm birthday card.  Hello Honey ribbon is so yummy!  I used the retired stamp set Birthday Whimsy and the retired Moonlight Series designer paper.  The larger flowers are stamped with Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Sahara Sand, and then punched out with a punch whose name is escaping me at the moment.  The little flowers are from the itty bitty punch pack, I believe, and then we added pearls to pretty it up.  Adding a bit of 'lace' is one of the Finishing Touches edgelits.  CASEd from ZoKris.
And finally, a funny birthday card for those with a good sense of humor.  Colors used are Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Summer Starfruit.  The card base is Calypso Coral and Island Indigo card stock, as well.  The ladies were a bit unsure about my funky inherited heat gun, so I helped them out with the embossing of the sentiment, which is taken from the set, That Thing You Did.  We punched out a star with the itty bitty punch pack (I think - don't quote me), and added some sequins.  One thing I would recommend when using the sponge daubers for this is to extend the yellow over the star so that the blue punched out star really shows up.  CASEd from Kindra Delaney - shared at Stampin' Pretty.

Hope you liked all the cards!  If you are interested in an upcoming camp, please let me know - they are so fun and easy as I walk you through all the steps.  Have a great weekend! <3 JEM

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Baby's First Birthday Party

How has it already been almost a month since my baby's first birthday party?  I tell ya, time just flies.  So I thought I would share the various things I made for his party.  First, the invitations.  I love how the string through the card makes the balloons look like they're floating.  I also used the reverse punch on my Stampin' Up envelope punch board to round the corners of the information inside.  The extra detail just makes it work.

These next pictures showcase the piece of the day.  I used Stampin' Up's cutie pie thinlits dies to create this birthday cake, which contained treats for everyone to take home.  Lots of work for all the extra little bits, but soooo worth it.
 The view from above.  So cute, right?!
 And another photo.
 And just one more. :)
Finally, here is the birthday card I made for our boy (coordinating, of course!).  I made the frame with Stampin' Up's on film framelits, and the cute owl with the owl punch.  I cut off the feet to make it sit better.  The washi tape just makes it all come together so easily.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into our birthday party!  Enjoy your long weekend! <3 JEM