Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Masking Fun

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! Hope everyone is doing great :)

I have been playing around with the new release stamps and having so much FUN! Are those sets not to die for???

Well one of my favorite techniques to do is masking. I am a layer and texture kinda girl and masking can allow you to achieve that "illusion" with out adding any extra stickers, paper, ribbon, etc....but, well, let's be honest, some of us >>>me<<< can't help but to put a little ribbon or glitter. They are my weakness! So, I am really excited to show you this card because I really wanted to push myself to really only use the stamps and masking to really make a CAS that made a statement and literally that is what I did.

Check it out:

See...Just a little masking and BAM a card that pops lol.  This is such an easy look to achieve and you can have so much fun with it! Here is a little masking run down.

1) What ever image you want to be on "top" stamp first on your card.
2) Re-stamp that image on a scratch piece of paper and carefully cute out.
     *HINT* when trimming out image cut on the line not above the line. You want to be as close as possible so it doesn't look like you have gaps.
3) Using removable adhesive placed trimmed out image directly on top of the image you stamped on your card.
4) Stamp your image you want to be in the "background"
5) Peel off the mask you layed down and Ta-Da! You are now finished with your masking :)

I used Super Mom set for my card today
Super Mom

Here is a fun one with a little mini forest. Use the same masking technique above but stamp out a couple extra trees to use as masks so you can keep on layering up to create a forest. I punched a circle out of the center of the white and popped it up so it helped to create more dimension.  Add a little ribbon and a little border punch to the bottom and then finish up with some sequins.

Make sure to stop on over at the Sweet Stamp Shop HERE to pick up your stamps today :)

Have you played along with our current UWYH go HERE to join us! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Holiday Classes

Hi Friends,

Hope everyone is doing fantastic!! My husband and I just got back late late late last night, like 3am late,  eeek, from picking up our two boys in Northern Cali. We met my parents about halfway between our place and theirs and it was such a short but very sweet trip. We did do a couple little touristy things, like seeing Shasta Dam (Fun Fact: Shasta Dam is the 2nd largest dam in the US. The largest dam is the Grand Coulee in Washington State.) and the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a great experience for all of us and so happy we could do it as a family.
Phoenix at Shasta Dam

Kris and Ryuu at Shasta Dam

Me and Kris just arriving in Redding
Just a couple pictures that I played around with. I took so many pictures, and then on our way home I kept asking my husband to take pictures of everything lol, so he has a TON too! Well at least when we are old we won't forget because we have so many pictures to remind us.

Upcoming Classes

Well anyways enough about that and a little more about crafty business. :) The holidays are my favorite time of year. I love to decorate and feel so festive. I also love to teach, which most of you may know about me. So to kick off the holiday season I have a couple classes coming up. 

Up first is my Thanksgiving Table Decorating Class

Join me on Sunday, November 3rd from 3-6
Encore class Monday, November 11th 11-2
 For a fun filled and festive table decorating class. 

We will learn how to do two gold leafing techniques on the super popular mason jars, plus, we will make a table marker, plate decoration, and learn how to really make those little pumpkins you can find at the grocery store say HELLO. This class is sure to make a statement at your Thanksgiving gathering or just for a fun center piece that will surely get your friends attention. 

***Can't make it to class??? No problem, kits are available (with instructions and pictures)
**shipping available

I am also doing a Christmas Banner Class

Sunday, November 24th 1pm
Encore Class Thursday, December 5th 1pm
Create an elegant "Noel" banner.

This class is perfect for anyone, no matter what your color theme or style is for Christmas decorating. Designed with you in mind, this banners is full of neutral colors to fit anywhere in your home. Jazz up your fireplace or wall with this banner and pair it with some reindeer and some woodsy christmas trees for a rustic styled christmas or add some gold and red christmas balls and some snowflakes for more of an elegant feel, the ideas are endless with this banner! You will learn layering techniques, distress glittering and have fun with glitter spray, plus much much more.

***Can't make it to class??? No problem, kits are available (with instructions and pictures)
**shipping available

To sign up for either/both of these classes please call Cool Scrapbook Stuff at 858-679-9100.

Look forward to seeing you at class. 

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Release Day!!!

Hi Friends,

I know it's been a couple weeks since I have blogged last...Life has been so crazy busy and lots has been going on. My kids have been on a two week fall break from school, so, lucky them, they have been spending it with all my family up in Washington State. This was the first time that my youngest has been there and my oldest didn't really remember anything from the time he was last there (about 5 1/2 years ago) They have been having so much fun, I hope they come back. They have been playing with tons of cousins (some meeting for the first time)like they hadn't missed a day in their life. It has been so amazing looking at all the pics and seeing this. Family time is so BEAUTIFUL and the most CHERISHED thing ever. I wouldn't want to change a thing. :)

Well onto other fun and exciting things, like, THE BRAND NEW RELEASE FROM SWEET STAMP SHOP!!! Nothing is more fun then NEW and nothing is more exciting than NEW with a discount. So make sure to head on over to the shop after this and get 25% off all the new release sets until Friday!!!! YAY!!!

Three new sets are being released today and I think you are really going to love love love them. They have been so fun to play with and I just love the versatility of them. As most of you know project life is HUGE right now and man, I need to get on that boat because these would be so perfect for that as well!

First up is Happy Hour:

Next is What's for Dinner:

and finally is Speedy Greetings:

Hope you all enjoyed the new release and make sure to head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop HERE to get your hands on all the new release sets for 25% off!!! Just use coupon code OR25. And don't forget to pick up some of our BRAND SPANKIN NEW FLAIR!

Like seriously?!?!?!? How perfect is this cute little matching flair set to go with your new stamp set?!?! I think so :)

Hope you all enjoyed the new release!!!!!

Happy Crafting,