Thursday, October 31, 2013

Stamp of the Month blog hop time!

A new month- a new stamp set!

Join us as we show you a large variety of projects using the November stamp of the month...  if you are coming from Beth's blog you're headed in the right direction but if you are just starting worries!!  Click the link at the bottom of this post to move on to the next blog and eventually you should circle back around to mine ;)

Up first... a photo of the set!  The set is called Illuminate and it is CUTE!!
Since I've been in a holiday crafting mood... I took that approach with this stamp set:
I love how my card turned out...  my only complaint is that I should have left the sentiment alone... I stamped it in Juniper pigment ink and it took about 5 layers of ink to be really nice and bright... then I decided I wanted a "little" sparkle and added glue pen dots to add prisma glitter throughout and duh!!  forgot the pigment stays wet longer... so when I added the well- you can tell it is COVERED.  OOPS.   
Supplies:  Silver glitter paper, Ruby cardstock, Sparkle and shine paper pack, Illuminate stamps, Juniper and Ponderosa Pine and Ruby and black  ink pads.  Juniper pigment ink.  Blender pen, watercolor pencil (yellow)
Now head on over to Jen's blog to check out her artwork!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Holiday Card Class and kits

Hello!   I am so excited to share my cards that I created for my upcoming Holiday Card Class.  If you are local to Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek area of Michigan- you can attend this class Saturday November 2nd.  E-mail me here for details.

If you aren't local... I am offering the class by mail!  There are several options to choose from so read on for details!

Kit purchase options are at the bottom...

Card #1: instrument and squares

card #2 Merry Christmas Tree

Card #3 Warm Winter Wishes
 Card #4  Cardinal

Card #5 Flying Santa
Card #6 Noel

Card #7 Sparkle Reindeer

Card #8  May your days...

Card #9 Santa

Card #10 Penguin

Card #11 Polar Beer

Card #12 Holly Jolly

Card #13 Mary

Card #14 Happy Holidays

Card #15 Christmas is love

Want to purchase a kit?  Here is how it works!
There are options for 4 cards-  it will be 4 of the SAME card and you will be offered a chance at checkout to list the card # you would like.  If a card required coloring you have two options- an option where I stamp but do NOT color...and an option where I color.  Because of the added time in assembling your kit it is slightly higher if I color.
***NOTE*** Card #7 Sparkle Reindeer is NOT available as a 4 card kit- if you list that card you will be requested to choose an alternate.

There is also options for 1 each of all 15 cards.  Again, you choose whether you want me to color, or not color any colored images.

Please note that I will make every effort to provide supplies exactly as you see them HOWEVER, I reserve the right to substitute items of equal/similar value if necessary.

Cards #10(penguin) and 15 (Christmas is Love) use liquid applique.  This one item is NOT included.  It needs to be added to the cards last and there is no way to add a small amount to a kit.  I do have these in stock and you can add one for a flat $4 if you wish with no additional shipping and tax charges.

If you have ANY Questions please contact me before purchasing.  All orders received by Nov. 2 will ship November 4th.
Orders received by November 9th will ship by November 12th.  After that point only kits already assembled will be available for purchase and an update to this post will be made accordingly.

As mentioned, you can purchase liquid applique.  Liquid applique is applies with a nozzle tip, allowed to dry, and then heated with a heat gun to "puff up" like snow.  It will require a separate payment but you can click "buy it now" to purchase.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coming soon!

Here's a little sneak peek of my holiday card class... check back Saturday night to see what kits are available for purchase!!  There will be multiple options and in most cases- these card pieces are already cut!    So when you purchase kits- I can guarantee quick shipping.  It's just taking a bit of time to get all the photos and information in place as there are 15 different designs!

If you live in the Kalamazoo/ Battle Creek MI area- my class is Saturday Nov. 2 from 11-4 (you choose a 2 hour block of time to attend) or Tuesday Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 or Friday Nov. 8 from 6:30-8:30.
All kit orders must be placed no later than November 10th so be sure to check back this weekend!

Monday, October 7, 2013

"base and bling" up your holiday gift giving.

If you're starting to think about holiday gifts, consider giving some fun handmade headbands and jewelry to the girls in your life.

The items in the photo are made from our new "Base and Bling" collection plus some of our fun fabrics.

Here's how you can find them:  P.s.  the jewelry and headbands are made from a stainless steel - they aren't the prettiest when you buy them (they are totally meant for covering) BUT they are not reactive with allergies like nickel is!

Base and bling components

fabric options.