Sunday, October 28, 2012

First time EVER..........

Stampin' Up! is having a sale on nearly all Stamp Sets!  This is a ONE DAY ONLY event.  Tomorrow, Monday, October 29th!!!!  You can use this link to order from my on-line store.....OR, better yet e-mail me your order and I can place them all together!!!! 

Previously discounted bundles, hostess sets, and digital stamp sets are NOT included in the 15% off.

I'm excited for this sale!!!!  I will be placing my order by 10:00 PM Mountain Time tomorrow!!!

bye for now,
skm

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Turkey Classes

We had SO much fun creating the turkeys from the pattern I got at the local craft store.  All of them were beautiful.  We had two classes, Saturday at Rochelle's and Tuesday here at my house.

Our Saturday group shot:


Aren't they stunning!

Here is Janet with her bird:


Amy with her bird:


Cheri's bird (Cheri declined to have her photo taken)



Cheri was the first to add multi-colored "feathers".  It was a look we all liked.
It was fun to get everyone's suggestions on how to make the turkey even better!

Our Stampin' Up! Bigz Die "Designer Rosette" made cutting and scoring these a breeze!

Tomorrow I'll share the Tuesday group.

Bye for now,
skm

Oh wait, I agreed to put MY photo up here since I coerced the others to let me put theirs up.
Here is me with my bird:




 

Monday, October 22, 2012

As promised

Here are Tami's two projects from our October class.

 
Isn't it pretty!  The inside is just as nice.
 
Second project:
 

Again, the inside was nice too!

That's all I have for today.  I'm busy putting final touches on the class that Rochelle and I are doing here tomorrow.  We are making the turkey centerpieces.  We had a smaller class at Rochelle's on Saturday and it was so fun seeing the beautiful turkeys the ladies made.  More on that later!

Bye for now.
skm
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I know....long time no post

Sorry it's been so long, but it is easy to NOT find the time to come here and update you all on what I'm doing, because what I'm doing is taking all my time! 

We had a great October class here at the house.  I will show you the projects in a moment, but first I wanted to show you the little treats we gave to all our attendees.

Aren't they cute!  I had purchased a bunch of these tiny little bags when Stampin' Up! had them on the clearance rack.  I wish now that I'd gotten more of them!  They were filled, of course, with yummy treats.  I used a black marker and left-over Easter bling, colored with an orange sharpee, on the tiny wooden clothes pins to add a little sparkle!


Here is a fall card we made.  At the class we changed how we stamped the front image because we had trouble with the ink smearing on the glossy paper.  We used Stazon ink instead of the Elegant Eggplant ink like I did on this sample.  I got the layout idea from this card (not signed and I can't remember where I got it).


The background for my card was made with the shaving cream method.  I ended up using lighter tones of the fall colors to keep it from being too "busy".  The colors I used are Peach, Pear, Wisteria and Saffron.  The images, however,  were stamped in Cajun, Artichoke, Eggplant and Mustard.


The hanging leaf was made with the faux metal/fossil technique.  The ladies and gent seemed to really enjoy learning/doing this technique.  We used gold, black and copper embossing powders and a little bit of a green pearl-ex powder.  If you have any questions on how to do this, just e-mail me and I will try to explain it for you since I'm not quite up to putting videos up here yet.

This was my second card.  I absolutely adore all the boots in the Bootiful Occasions stamp set, but the witches boot is, by far, my favorite.  The broom/hat stamp was a gift from my good friend Mickie.  I loved it and had to use it!!!!  Several items used on this card are now retired, but I use that type of thing at classes here at my home since they are NOT hostess events.  No orders are expected as most of the people attending are either other demo's customers or demos themselves.  We just want to have fun and I use the stuff I have!



Tomorrow I will show you the two projects that Tami had for us.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!!!

skm



Friday, October 5, 2012

October 5th - Winter already????

Here is what I woke up to today....I mean, seriously, already?

 
But, at least it's all sunny now.  Snow won't last long.
 
 
I've been working on our class projects for next week.  I can't show them to you yet, but one is Halloween and one is fall.  I'm using the shaving cream technique on the fall one.  Also using the faux metal/fossil technique as well.  I pre-made the shaving cream backgrounds to save having an unholy mess in my kitchen, but I will be demonstrating how I did it so everyone can try it themselves AT HOME if they want to.  
 
Each person will get to try the faux metal technique though. 
 
Hope everyone has a great day today.  I am going to a movie with my daughter.  Love spending time with her!
 
Ta Ta for now,
skm
 
 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gift and Gab class

The times and dates have been set now for the first "Gift and Gab" class.  Rochelle Hart and I are collaborating on this class as I mentioned in a previous post.

Here are the dates and details for the first class.  We will be making the cute turkey centerpiece for the fall season.  We will need to have RSVP's as soon as possible so we can get the materials ordered, cut, etc.  Prepayment is required to hold your spot as space is limited in our homes.  Thanks!!!

Who - Rochelle and Sharon
What - Turkey Centerpiece - cost is $15.00
When - First class is being held at Rochelle's home on Saturday October 20th - 10:00 AM
             Second Opportunity will be at my home in Littleton - Tuesday October 23rd - 10:00 AM


Lunch is Pot-Luck

Hope to see many of you there!

Bye for now,
skm


Monday, October 1, 2012

One down, one to go

I've spent today completing the halloween offering for the October classes on the 12th and 13th.  Here is a photo of all the kits ready to package up.  Samples are made.  Now, time to figure out what else I'm going to do.  I'm thinking a fall/autumn/Thanksgiving card.  LOVE working with the fall colors and papers!



Until next time.....
skm