Friday, April 19, 2013

Retreat - Part 2

Time to share more of the cards I made at retreat.  But first I thought I'd share just a couple of pictures showing the fun: 

The first one is an impromptu class by Lisa Spangler on transferring patterned paper to wood veneer pieces. It was a lot of fun, and we learned that the cheap wood veneer pieces don't work real well - they just won't grab onto the patterned paper.

 This next one shows that we are all very versatile, and don't spend every minute stamping.  Little did we know we had an aspiring gymnast in our midst - names are being withheld to protect the innocent (HA).

And now to get to the cards.  The first one uses a Penny Black owl set that I borrowed, and I don't remember the name of it.  I stamped it on patterned paper and pieced them together.  Then I used the SSS falling stars die on the background.  The cute little owls have googly eyes.

The next one is also paper pieced after stamping on patterned paper.  It uses the Hello Foxy set from Papertrey Ink, and the SSS falling hearts die. I made the fence using Neat & Tangled On the Strip set 2. I love that little fox!!!
This next one uses the Neat & Tangles Just Hello set and some of their neon sequins. I sprayed the background with Dylusions mists, and then added some Washi tape.
Another one with a misted background, and sequins, but this one uses the Papertrey Ink Comfort Food  stamp and die set. Isn't that soup can just adorable!!! I made several variations on this card I loved it so much.
 And the last one is another misted background with sequins and washi tape, with a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Chit Chat set.
I guess you can tell that I had lots of fun playing with the Dylusions spray mists also.  Such pretty colors, and so easy to use without lots of unwanted blobs. Loved them!

We've had a week with quite a bit of rain - our backyard looks like a swamp. Needless to say the dog doesn't like that at all. And today is quite a bit colder than it has been.  Can't wait for some more warm weather with sunshine!!! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, April 15, 2013


It's hard to believe that last Monday was the last day of a 5 day stamping/scrap booking retreat with a wonderful group of 35 women! We had such a wonderful time - lots of stamping, scrap booking, talking, laughing, and eating.  Did I mention all of the laughing and talking!  Because there was a lot of that!!! But, I still managed to get a lot done. I finished all of the thank you cards I was making for my nieces wedding and showers. I'll share those another day after she has received them. After I got all of those done, I got out my Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit.  What an awesome kit - probably my fave so far! It's now sold out, but the May kit looks to be a good one too, so I can heartily recommend ordering one before it sells out too! The cards I'm sharing today were all made with that April kit, and I still have plenty of paper to make some more!

I also played around a lot with the SSS Perfect Bow die, and it is so fun! This bow was covered with glossy accents (a la Kathy Racoosin - thanks for the idea Kathy!!) before adding it to the card!
This one I splattered the background with some Dylusions mists, but the rest of the paper and the stamp is from the kit.  I also used some sequins from Neat and Tangled. Danielle has the best selection of sequins - my favorites are the matte finish ones.
Another bow with glossy accents and Neat and Tangled sequins - are you seeing a pattern here?
And the last one for today. This kit truly was versatile and easy to use!

I'll be back with more of the cards I made in a day or so. See you all then!!!