Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stamping Frenzy!

Whew! I have been stamping so furiously that I can smell the rubber stamps burning!

With many classes on the schedule, preparing for an open house (November 15...mark your calendars!), and planning for my own Christmas crafting, I have been a busy girl!

This is a card that I made using the current in colors and one of my favorite stamp sets, Upsy Daisy. I colored the stamp with the markers so that the flowers could be different colors...I love that technique! And, the Big Shot (Top Note Die) made this card super easy and quick! Leave me a comment to let me know what you think! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sneak Peek (Party Favors Class)

As promised, here is the sneak peek for next Thursday's Party Favor's class (October 29th). Isn't it cute? It is a super easy, quick gable box that has quite a bit of room inside for just about anything you could think to put in there...candy, tea bags, even a votive candle. Wouldn't this be perfect for coworkers, your child's teachers, birthday party guests, or a small, "just because I'm thinking of you" gift? In class, we will also be making a hanging treat holder, and a chocolate square/tea bag holder. Please note, RSVP is needed.
For more details about this, and other exciting classes, please visit my website (www.amycrilley.stampinup.net). Hope see you next Thursday!
By the way, I have also been working on adorable cards for the Christmas card workshops, and working with my new My Digital Studio. Look for posts including those items soon!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Easel Card

Okay, as heart wrenching as it is for those of us that find great joy in creating darling cards to think about, we know that the ultimate destination for our cards is a dark, sad place called a trash can. Though we try to stay blissfully unaware of that fate, we know that really, how many cards can you save? To be sure that your hand crafted sentiment is appriciated longer than most, why not make an easel card? This card has a built in stand (easel) for immediate display. How much easier does it get to show off a lovely card you've received? I stumbled across this technique this morning and had to try it right way. It was super easy to make, and, I must admit...it's really cute! What do you think?

Oh, and by the way, check back later in the week to see an adorable gable box that we will be creating in the upcoming Party Favors class (Thursday, October 29th). For more information on that, as well as other classes, please visit my web page (www.amycrilley.stampinup.net).

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Another Punch Card

For those of you that haven't seen my latest creations, I've gone a bit punch crazy! Once you start trying to figure out unconventional uses for your punches, it almost becomes an obsession! :) lol! Seriously, I had to start sketching cards because quite a few ideas were coming to mind. So, I will be posting some of the punch cards I've made, and I'll try to move on to some other technique...well, maybe after one more punch...just one more! :)
For this card I used various circle punches, two oval punches, a heart punch and a flower punch (for the feet). I did cheat a bit by cutting the large, white circle with my Big Shot. Click on the image to see the detailing. What do you think?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Another Sneak Peek...

Here is a sneak peek for next Friday's technique class (October 16th). We will be learning about masking, reverse masking, spotlighting and reverse spotlighting. Whether you are a new stamper who is wanting to add techniques to your creative toolbox or you are a seasoned stamper looking for new ideas, this would be a great class for you! For more details, visit my Stampin' Up website (http://www.amycrilley.stampinup.net/). Hope to see you there!