Saturday, January 14, 2017

There are a few things I've done with my MISTI stamping tool that I found helpful if you are stamping many cards at once or just want to make the tool a little more useful. The tool is VERY good as is, and after you use it awhile you might begin to think, "I wonder if this would work..." so I've put two videos together, one to show you some helpful hints and things to do to make using the MISTI more productive, and another that shows how to use the tips to make 6 card fronts at the same time using two different types of stamps, one a rubber stamp and the other a photopolymer.
Enjoy, and if you like the videos, subscribe to my YouTube channel!
Here's the first:

And here's the one making the card fronts:

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Today it's cold out and so what better thing to do that sit in my stamp room with my dog and create this card for you. It uses one of the 2017 SAB sets from Stampin' Up and some older cardstock that I found. It also uses one of the "card dies" that is from Concord & 9th, that I must have just loved because I found I bought it twice!! I know some of you have done the same thing, too!

These card creating dies need a little bit of instruction to use so I've created a video. You can also find their dies at Simon Says Stamp or at Ellen Hutson.
The dies use a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock cut to 12 x 5 1/2" and I found a whole pack of Lavender Lace (Stampin' Up - discontinued) that had faded a bit on one edge, so I was able to trim that edge off and still use the paper. I thought it went well with the new double-sided 12 x 12 paper from Stampin' Up in the new Occasions catalog (Succulent Garden) so I added that to the card.

So, with all that explained, here are the directions:

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!! This is exciting because NOW you can order from the new Occasions 2017 spring catalog that I've been showing you things from. This video shows a way to use a "tag" set that is in the new catalog without creating a tag with it. I've had the set for weeks and was trying to figure out a way to use it, but no one online has given me any ideas!! (Can you believe that?!) Anyway, this is a simple card that we'll be making in January. It does use a rectangular stitched die from Lawn Fawn.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Sale-A-Bration "Hey Chick"

As most of you know, I have three bird dogs, including Emma and her offspring: Nelson and Annie. Springers are "flushers," which means they flush birds from brush for the hunter. And if you've been to stamp camp recently you know of our "chicken perils," with the neighborhood chickens roaming into our yard driving the dogs nuts. Well, we've fenced in the property and nicely notified the neighbor whenever the chickens are here and I think they realized that they need to find a way to keep their chickens in their own yard.

With all of this said, it should surprise you to find that when I saw the Stampin'Up! Sale-A-Bration set, "Hey Chick," that I was destined to have it. I don't think chickens are colored this crazy but I saw this card that another demonstrator did and had to laugh. This chick is just too funny to ignore! Thanks to Diana Gibbs for the inspiration for this card! I had to improvise, as you'll see in the video because I didn't have the paper she used, and I left out a piece of black and white paper she used, but I loved the color combination! Here's my version and a video of how I made it.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

I've just received my new stamps for the January Occasions catalog and the SAB catalog. There is one set that, although I'm sorry to have to tell you all, you will want! I've been looking around at what other demonstrators have done with this set and found a demonstrator in Holland that has done some fabulous collages with it.

I know you've been asking for collages and the reason we don't do very many at stamp camp is because it takes a lot of different stamps and quite a bit of time with lots of colors. I've chosen
one of her color combinations and we will do this in January. Her name is Ingrid Onkijk and her blog is here for you to check out her other color combos:

Here's my version of the card that we will do in January. Sorry, I forgot to change the title from "My Movie." Someday I'll get this blogger and youtube all figured out. I am using a new editor and I still haven't figured out the naming of the film!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Well before you know it January will be here! (That means more snow!! Ugh!) Anyway, I made a quick video for you so you can see one card I'm planning for then. So you get a sneak peek!! Enjoy!

Monday, November 28, 2016

There is no stamp camp in December since this is such a busy month for everyone and I wish you all a Blessed Christmas with your family and friends! I am looking forward to January already for stamping projects and will soon post a video of a simple single-layer card we will be doing!