Sunday, April 30, 2017

Just Cards Class - Masculine Cards Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek for the Just Cards Class - Masculine Cards!  Hope you will join us mid-May!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

New Stampin' Up! Class Schedule

Hi All - I have been doing a lot of thinking and discussing about my Stampin' Up! class schedule and I am looking to change things for my classes.  Effective with May here are the changes I'm making.

-Just Cards Class - offered the third Tuesday in the evening or the third Wednesday in the morning.  As of now this will be a 9 card class (3 cards of 3 designs) and will be $20.  Free class fee with $50 order (before shipping & taxes) placed the day of the class. 

-Coffee & Cards Class - offered on a various day once a month as it is based on when I can get the room at the local cafe.  This will generally be towards the beginning of the month.  As of now this will be a 2 card/project class and will be $5.
-On Demand Classes - offered as customized classes where you choose a day and time that works for you & the content of the class (Example - succulents framed art).  You have to get a minimum of you plus 2 people in order to hold the class.  It can be either at your house or mine.  The cost will be based on the content of the class.
Another reward I'm offering is if you bring someone that has never been to a class of mine you and they will get a chance to pick a small item from a basket of goodies.

Just Cards Class - Masculine Cards
Tuesday, May 16th 6-8:30pm
Wednesday, May 17th 10am-12:30pm

In this event we will be making cards for the important males in our lives for Father's Day & birthdays.  We will be making 9 cards (3 cards of 3 different designs).  Cost is $20 and RSVP is due by Saturday, May 12th at noon.  Free class fee with $50 order (before shipping & taxes) placed the day of the class. 

Coffee & Cards - 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Kick-Off
Friday, June 2nd 12:30-1:30pm
Join us at 6 North Cafe (10 Cliff View Drive, Wentzville by the B&B Theater) in the Tower Room for coffee/tea/soda and to create two cards/projects. Grab a drink (at your own expense) and join us for a fun opportunity to create handmade cards/projects! We will also be doing some games with the new annual catalog for prizes.  This is a great opportunity to bring a friend to stamp with us! Grab lunch (at your own expense) at this local cafe with really good food either before or after this event. Cost is $5.  RSVP is due Wednesday, May 31st at noon.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - A Sara Thing Kit

Welcome to our fabulous A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop!  Every month I receive a surprise card/project kit from Stampin' Up!, and I think this April kit has got to be my favorite!  This kit was designed by our wonderful Stampin' Up! CEO, Sara Douglass.  

I love the predefined cards that are in this kit, and they were the inspiration for my card.  I decided to add a little bit more of our new 2017-2019 in color - Lemon Lime Twist and some butterflies.

The butterfly is cut out of one of the Basic Black card bases and the butterfly layer is cut out of the patterned paper inside of the kit's envelope.  I used Lemon Lime Twist with an aquapainter to color in the background paper.  The Basic Black layer is 5" x 3 3/4" with a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is stamped using Archival Basic Black.  There's a little bit of blink added with rhinestones.  

My project is using a 3" grapevine wreath.  I absolutely love embellishing these little wreaths!  The sentiments is stamped on the patterned paper inside of the kit's envelope and cutout with a 2" circle framelit.  To sturdy it up I attached it to the Whisper White cardstock found in the kit.  The sparkly flowers and the leaves are part of the standard kit.  I placed the leaves (which are stickers) on a layer of Whisper White cardstock found in this kit and then cut them out.  The leaves and the sentiment are attached to the flowers with glue dots.  Hot glue was then used to attach the flowers to the grapevine wreath.  The project is finished off with Whisper White baker's twine.

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY:  To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog.  Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

I hope you enjoyed my card and project.  Thanks for visiting!  Your next hop in the blog is my friend, Tina!

Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Pam Staples
Dena Rekow 
Melissa Davies
Kim Smith
Kimberley Morris  

Sara Levin   
Cindy Schuster
Maria Willis
Jennifer Hill
Rick Adkins 
Lori Mueller  
Carolynn Sander  
Cathy Caines 
Monika Davis  

Sue Plote 
Megan Thompson <----- You Are Here
Tina Riddle
Cindee Wilkinson
Rachel Tessman
Lydia Fiedler

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Card:  

  • Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing kit
  • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White
  • Inks: Archival Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Embellishments: Butterflies Thinlets, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Cutting Pads, Rhinestones, Aquapainter
  • Adhesives: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots 

 Stampin' Up! Supplies Used for Project:  

  • Paper Pumpkin - A Sara Thing kit
  • Inks: Archival Basic Black
  • Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine
  • Adhesives: Snail, Glue Dots 
  • Other Supplies: Hot Glue, 3" Grapevine Wreath

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Upcoming Stamping Events

Here's my updated stamping class schedule.  Hope you will join us!

Create a Couple Cards Using a Monthly Kit

Thursday, April 27th 10am-Noon or 6-8pm

We will use the super special April monthly kit and create a couple cards. Cost is $5 and RSVP is due by Monday, April 24th at noon.

Masculine Card Creating Buffet

Thursday, May 4th 11am-2pm or 5:30-8:30pm

In this event we will be making cards for the important males in our lives and these could be for Father's Day, Birthday, etc.! I will have a variety of cards to choose from that are simple to make. You can make as many or as few as you would like. You will work at your own pace and each card (with envelope) is $3. I will share the cards at least a week in advance for you to start to decide which ones you want to make. Come anytime during the 3 hour time block. Cost is $3 per card and RSVP is due by Monday, May 1st at noon.

Framed Art Piece Class Series - Session #2 - Succulents
Tuesday, May 16th 10am-Noon
We continue our framed art class series where we do one of these home decor framed art pieces to go into an IKEA 9" x 9" frame in black or white.  You can check out the frame here:  The first class you attend will include the cost of the frame and the framed art piece for $20, but subsequent classes will be $10 each.  You can create more than one as they make great gifts!  RSVP is due Friday, May 12th at noon. The theme for this class is succulents.

All events except for the card & coffee are held at my house in Lake St Louis.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring Product List

Happy Monday!  Today is a big day in the Stampin' Up! world where we announce what products are retiring! Check out the list in the below links.  One is a PDF (easily downloadable) and one is an Excel file (easily sorted).  Email me asap if you want to place an order. The accessories & tools are while supplies last & the retiring stamp sets will be produced until May 22nd.
Happy Stamping!