Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Strength and Hope

Most of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another, if we haven't had it ourselves, we have a loved one or friend that has.  In the summer mini that starts on May 1 and runs until the end of August, Stamping' UP! is teaming up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the Strength and Hope stamp set.  I am holding a class to support this effort.

This class is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation cost of class includes the stamp set. Come make 6 cards 2 each of three designs, donate one of each design to the cancer center so patients may use them, and take one home for your own use. Stampin' UP! Is donating $2 from every stamp set to BCRF. Cost for class is:

Wood $25

Clear $21 you will need blocks B and H

Please bring your favorite adhesive or add $5 to the class payment and I will order you your own snail adhesive. Class time 11 am.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wonderful Favorites- Vintage Vogue

This is the card we made in our Hostess Club this month. The card is a Joy Fold card- go here if you want general directions

  • The card bases are Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.
  • For the DSP panels on my card I used the Very Vanilla from the pad of Neutrals, On the larger piece of DSP I stamped the rose image from Elements of Style with Pretty in Pink.  The smaller panel was stamped with Early Espresso using the leaf and swirls image from Vintage Vogue.
  • The large Vintage Vogue flower is Pretty in Pink with an Espresso glimmer brad, two of the smaller flowers are Regal Rose and one is Pretty in Pink, rock and rolled in Regal Rose the centers are the Pearl Jewels. These are all cut out and have a Dimensional on the backs of them.
  • The center panel is Very Vanilla CS that I have stamped the leaf and swirls with Old Olive and the small flowers with Early Espresso in the lower corner. Wonderful Mother is stamped with Early Espresso (used the Stamp a ma Jig). The cut out flowers were then added and a piece of Early Espresso ribbon was added.
So what do you think, anything you would have changed?
I hope that you have a wonderful day, if you need to order anything let me know.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thanks for Caring

Both of these cards use the same stamp from the set Thanks for Caring found in the Occasions Mini (10 more days Left to order from this Mini)

The top card
  •  Card base is Baja Breeze with a front of Whisper White that was ran through the Big Shot with the Finial Press folder.
  • The Top Note Die was used cut a piece of Not Quite Navy and then it was ran through with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • The oval was cut with the Ovals die and then stamp with the phrase using NQN ink. It is popped up with Dimensionals.
The bottom card
  • The card base and all the layers are Whisper White.
  • Layer one was ran through the Big Shout with the Square Lattice folder.
  • Layer two was ran through with the Vintage Wallpaper folder and the corners were punched with the Ticket Corner punch.
  • The oval was cut the same as in the top card but was sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint spray and stamped with Marina Mist.
  • Pearl Jewels were used at the corners that were punched out.
Hope that you like today's cards, need to order anything? Give me a call or order through the link at the side bar.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Uncharted Territory

Another Selection from my Open Stampin' Tuesdays.
  •  The card base is Naturals White with a piece of Not Quite Navy at the top with a narrow band of More Mustard set with a black brad at each end.
  • The lighthouse was stamped with stazon onto a piece of Naturals White CS. It has a simple wash of colors using ink and an Aqua Painter.
  • The image is layered onto a piece of More Mustard and then on Riding Hood Red.
  • The Happy Father's Day is stamped in Riding Hood Red on a piece of Naturals White and punched with the Decorative Label punch, it was layered onto a punched RHR and then attached behind the image.
  • The final step is attaching the image to the card base.
So if ypu want to make this card, everything is cut and ready to go, just stop in on Tuesday the 26th.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Sneak Peek

The stamp set used, Bakers Twine and the DSP will be available in the Summer Mini that is coming out on May.
So this is a Sneak Peek to get you excited. This is also my Father's day class!

Fathers Day Memory Book and Card class- May 18th  Wednesday

Come make a memory book and a Father's Day card. The book can hold the special messages for dad, "do for you" coupons, or photos.  Please bring your favorite adhesive or add $5 to the class payment and I will order you your own snail adhesive. Class times will be at 11 am and 6:30 p.m. please indicate time preference when paying for class.  Cost for the class is $18 if prepaid by May 11th and $22 after that date, cut off to register is May 15th.

Kath Ricks
Get a "new to me" friend to sign up for a class with you and select a gift from my basket of gifts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Afterthoughts- embedded embossing.

I love the Square Lattice folder and embedded embossing is one of the reasons why.
  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Early Espresso CS.
  • Using all of my circle punches I punch from Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Marina Mist.
  • Using markers I colored each line in the birthday phrase from After thoughts. I started with Marina Mist then Soft Suede and last Early Espresso, I stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 3/4" circle.
  • On a piece of Whisper White CS I randomly laid out my circles adhering some of them overlapping each other. I added my punched out phrase and then placed it into the Square Lattice folder and ran it through the Big Shot.
  • Using the cupcake from Itty Bitty Bits I color it with Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Poppy Parade markers. I places the image into a Build-a-brad and attached to the embedded embossed piece. Finally adding it to the card base.
If you haven't tried this yet, I hope you will soon.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thanks for caring/Just Believe

This card was made for the Tuesday open stamping at my house every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
  • Card base is Confetti White
  • The image was stamped on a piece of Confetti White, using Concord Crush and Old Olive markers directly on the stamp.
  • The image was layered onto a piece on Concord Crush CS and then onto the card base.
  • With love ans caring was stamped onto a scrap of Confetti White with Crushed Concord and then punched out with the Designer Label punch. and framed with some Hodgepaodge Hardware.
Remember all the CS in the Open Tuesday Selection is cut and ready for you to stamp and put together. There are always between 8 to 12 cards to choose from, so come on over tomorrow and stamp with me.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Blog Candy Winner-

So the winner of the Level 1 Hostess Set called Birthday Bakery goes to Lynn.
jimlynn said...

Wonderful card. Love that Pacific Point blue and your patterned paper. AND, CONGRATS on your blog-aversary (Surely that's not a word!). Anyway, love your blog and so glad I found it....Hope you have alot more blog aversaries!

Lynn email me your address and I will send you the stamp set.  My email is
Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Animal Stories

This is another card that can be made on the 2nd or 4th Tuesdays for $1.75 a card, make 1 or more if you want, there are 11 others to choose from.
  • The card base is Melon Mamba with a strip of DSP The corners on the right have been rounded with the corner punch.
  • The giraffe is stamped on Very Vanilla CS with Peach Parfait. The corners were rounded and the edges were sponged with Daffodil Delight. The image was layered onto a piece of Pacific Point CS.
  • A piece of Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon was knotted around the image. The word "baby" from Tiny Tags was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla with Pacific Point, then punched with the Jewelry Tag punch, then the edges were sponged, it was tied to the ribbon with crochet thread.
  • The image was added to the card front.
Remember to leave a comment because I will be drawing a name tomorrow for the hostess stamp set Birthday Bakery.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Upcoming Mother's Day Class

Mothers Day Mini Scrapbook and Card class April 27th Wednesday

Come make a Vintage inspired mini scrapbook and a Mother's Day card. Please bring your favorite adhesive or add $5 to the class payment and I will order you your own snail adhesive. Class times will be at 11 am and 6:30 p.m. please indicate time preference when paying for class. Cost for this Class is $20 if prepaid by April 21st and $25 after that date, cut off date to register for this class is April 24th.

I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award again, it is so nice when others appreciate your work. I received it from Angel Hawks at
When you are given this award...there are (4) things you must do...
1. Thank the person that gave you the award and link back to their blog (above). So Angel thanks so much!

2. Share (8) things about yourself:

• 1. I have a group of on line friends that have made my life more joyful

• 2. I love teaching others how to paper craft, hopefully it makes them as happy as it makes me.

• 3. I am the 4th of 12 children, but having 5 of my own was plenty for me. ;)

• 4. I love Salt and Vinegar Chips.

• 5. I was born in Idaho, now live in Utah but have lived in California and on one of the Samoan Islands.

• 6. I decided to work this summer at a BSA scout camp with my two youngest children.

• 7. Watercoloring is my favorite thing to do when card making.

• 8. I hate fish, just the smell turns me green.

3. Pass this award on to (8) other Stylish Bloggers:


Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Blossoms

This is one of the cards that can be made on the second and forth Tuesdays. You know you want to make it so come on over it is all cut out and ready to go. ;)
  • The card base is Melon Mamba with a layer of Basic Black and a layer of Whisper White that was ran through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet folder.  Sending Springtime smiles was stamped onto the bottom of the Whisper White with Stazon.
  • I stamped the flowering branch onto a piece of Whisper White using Basic Gray I stamped the girl over the blossom using the Basic Black marker to ink up the stamp so I could leave the egg filled basket out of her hand. 
  • The image was layered onto Basic Black and then onto Melon Mamba and finally onto the card front.
We had a late snow storm yesterday that destroyed many of my flowering trees, they had barely started to bloom. I so needed a bit of spring cheer and since I am not getting it outside I made it in my stamp room!

Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know if you are interested in being added to the Blog candy drawing.

Friday, April 1, 2011

This is no April Fools!

If you haven't been to the online Stampin' Up! store you need to check it out, they have add more things today, one of the best are the retired maker sets, half of the markers are still current colors, there are some grab bag deals that might be fun.  So head on over and order.

Remember to leave comment for blog candy.