Card Buffet….

Don’t miss the fun!

Join me in stamping beautiful cards at our next Card Buffet
Saturday, March 24, 2012

Enjoy the freedom of choosing the cards you want to make in the quantity that suits your needs.

The cost is $16 for the minimum 8 buffet choices.
If you choose to make more, then you only pay $2 for each additional buffet choice.

If you would like more information about registration, just drop me an e-mail.

Here are 10 of the card choices you may choose from.

If you would like an opportunity to pre-select your cards prior to the Buffet, you must do so by this Friday, March 16th.  Just send me an e-mail letting me know what your card choices are and how many of each card you would like to do.

Card Number 1 — Bordering On Romance


Card #2 – Happy Birthday Turtle


Card Number 3 — Bright Blossoms


 Card Number 4 — Countryside


Card Number 5 — Raining Flowers


 Card Number 6 — Happy Easter


Card Number 7 — Mixed Bunch


 Card Number 8 — Kindness Matters


 Card Number 9 –Field Flowers


 Card Number 10 — My Friend


Card Number 11 — Fresh Vintage

(created and stamped by Colleen Elkin)


Card Number 12 — Thank you

(created and stamped by Colleen Elkin)

Cards that are shown below this post are from past events and are not included in the choices for this Card Buffet.

Have a beautiful day!

Stampin’ Marathon Continued……

Here are the next 5 cards that will be offered as choices for my MEGA Stampin’ Class coming up on March 12th.

If you would like information on how you can come and stamp 30 cards — send me an e-mail!

Card #14 — Happy Birthday (Butterflies)

Cute and simple card to make!!  Stamp with any greeting you like, to make this card work for any occasion.

I love the look of the ruched poly twill.  It’s very simple to do by ahereing sticky strip onto the back of it.

The colors on this card are Concord Crush, So Saffron and Old Olive.


 Card #15 — Happy Birthday!

This is one of those “Fun to Make” cards.  It has a little be of everything….a little bit coloring, a little bit of punching, a little bit of dry embossing, a little bit of glitter…..

The colors are Pacific Point, Real Red and Whisper White.  (Although it has a little bit of Bashful Blue and Old Olive in the coloring.)


Card # 16 — thank you for being you.

I saw this idea somewhere, I made a few little changes to make it a little easier to do in a class.  The button in the center of the large flower is a stamped piece of cardstock.  I added crystal effects to make it shiny.  I think it helps it to pop just a little more.

The colors are Melon Mambo (one of my favorites!), Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.


Card #17 — Happy Birthday – Masculine

Masculine cards seem to be a bit of challenge for many of us….This is a very simple layout and can be easily changed by using different colors or stamps.

The colors are Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.  (I seem to have an Old Olive thing going on here — what would I do without that color!)


Card #18 – Fabulous Friend

I’m loving the “Quilt” look that everyone has been doing with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. This card uses the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper found in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog.  This is perfect paper for this type of look!

The colors are Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake (beautiful combination!)

Get ready for a Stampin’ Marathon!

BUSY – BUSY – BUSY!!!  That seems to be the story of my life!

This week I’m preparing for my semi annual MEGA Stampin’ Class, which is coming up on Saturday, March 12th.  I’ll be posting several cards a day between now and Thursday in preparation for those of you planning to attend.   Enjoy today’s selection!

Several of these cards were featured at my Stamp A Stack this past weekend.  If you missed it — I’ll be offering it again, Friday, March 25th at 9:30 AM.  Send me an e-mail if you’re interested in attending.

I’ll be leaving this post at the top of my blog through March 5th — so if you’re checking back daily to see new cards, be sure to scroll down a bit to see the latest that I’ve added.

 Card #1 — Happy Birthday Cupcake

This cute birthday card was made using the Create a Cupcake Stamp Set and the Build A Cupcake Punch from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Mini Catalog.

The colors are Real Red and Old Olive.  I’ve accented with the Celebrations Designer Series Paper and Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon.


Card #2 — Vintage Vogue

This Birthday card can easily be turned in a Mother’s Day, Thank-you or whatever occasion you might need by changing the greeting.  You may also choose to leave the greeting off until you have a need for the card, then you’ll know what to stamp on it!

The colors are Concord Crush and Pear Pizzaz.  The Designer Series Paper is in our 6×6 Hostess Pack.  It’s a little hard to see in the picture, the centers of the flowers have a little “bling”.  I used the small Basic Rhinestones from Stampin’ Up!.  If you choose to do this card for my Mega Stampin’ Class, you’ll have a variety in colors.


 Card #3 — Friend to Friend Owl Punch

I love our Owl Punch!  There’s very little stamping on this card.  It’s a lot of to put together….there are quite a few steps to building the owls, but so much fun!!  Once again, there are lots of choices for the greeting inside the little word window.

The colors are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Real Red.


Card #4 — Bliss (Butterfly)

This is a very elegant card and can be used for just about any occasion

….I saw a card similar to this somewhere (don’t remember where) This is my version. The colors are Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red.  The butterfly has a row of small pearls in the center.  The stamped panel is framed using our Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.


Card #5 — Friends 24-7

This is a very nice card that I cased from another very talented demonstrator.  It would be a nice masculine card by changing the “Friends” to a Happy Birthday, or Happy Father’s Day.

The colors are Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  A very quick and simple card to make!

Check back for more samples tomorrow!

Have a Happy Day!!

My goodness it’s been so long…… It’s time to catch up!

I’m sorry for such a long Blogging absence!

I’ve been so busy with classes and clubs, I find it difficult to keep up with everything!

So many new things and changes coming up!  check my Stampin’ Up Website for all the latest news!  Stampin’ Up! is doing some major color renovations.  We are retiring 30 colors and bring in brand new colors.

Click on the color palettes in the left sidebar to see the lists of retiring colors as well as the new colors.

This card was one I did in my Hostess clubs for the month of May.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Nouveau Chic Collection.  It works very nicely for masculine cards.

Stamp Set: Well Scripted (from Occasions Mini Catalog)

Cardstock & Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Nouveau Chic DSP

Classic Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch

Enjoy your day…..check back for more tomorrow!


Nouveau Chic

When I first looked at all the beautiful new Designer Series Papers in the Stampin’ Up! idea book &  Catalog,
Nouveau Chic was not on my list of favorites. My first impression was….It’s not my style, and using it would certainly be a challenge!

But the more I play with it and when I see what others are coming up with, it’s becoming one of my favorites! Both of these cards were designed by my Friend and Partner in Design, Lucy Hartman.

Stampin’ supplies:
Stamp Set:  All Holidays
Ink Pad: Basic Black Craft, Elegant Eggplant Classic
Cardstock and Papers: Sage Shadow, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray, Nouveau Chic
Embellishments & Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1, Ovals Originals die, butterfly punch


When I first saw Stampin’ Up!’s Nature’s Nest Stamp Set, I just feel in love with this little tortoise!

Stampin’ supplies:
Stamp Set:  Nature’s Nest
Ink Pad: Jet Black Staz On, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow
Cardstock and Papers: Kraft, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White, Nouveau Chic
Embellishments & Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plates Stampin’ Up Backgrounds 1, Blender pen, Rich Regal Brads, 1/2″ circle punch, White satin ribbon

Have a Happy Day!

Stamp Camp Projects

We had so much fun at our recent stamp camp. We made this card using Stampin’ Up!’s new In colors and the Circle Circus Stamp set.Here are both versions of the card we did.

Stamp Sets:  All in the Family, All in the Family Accessories, Circle Circus
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Glossy White, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks:  Jet Black Staz-on, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun, Melon Mambo
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Basic Black
Embellishments & Accessories:  Crused Curry Polka Dotted Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Mat pack, Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, 1-1/4″ square punch, 1-3/8″ square punch, modern label punch, big shot, movers & shapers punch window die with modern label die


Another card from stamp camp

I love the little tortoise from the New, Nature’s Nest Stamp Set.

I saw the tag pocket idea somewhere and thought it would make a nice layout for a masculine Birthday card.

Stamp Set:  Nature’s Nest,Hope Happens
Inks: Jet Black Staz-on,Versa-mark
Cardstock:Always Artichoke, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Embellishments & Accessories: Vintage Brads, Natural  Hemp, Chocolate Chip grosgrain, orizontal Slot Punch, 1/2″ circle punch, crop-a-dile, Piercing tool, Mat Pack, Spritzer Tool, Blender Pen, Water color crayons, Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker, Big shot, texturz plates Kit #4

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!!