Sending a smile to camp…

SarahcardHow is it that July is more than half over? Summer is supposed to be my stamping season. Ha.

My oldest son's friend asked me to send her mail while she was away at camp a few weeks ago. Sounded like fun and I'm really working on trying to make cards AND send them. That always seems to be the issue.

My birthday was Tuesday and for my birthday, I decided I was going to clean up my studio. My studio has been buried for about a year under stuff. It has been the collect all for everything in our house. Last night, I actually started cleaning it out. I have 3 work surfaces in there and almost all three now have a space for working. Imagine that? Mind you, I've made stuff in the past year but it's been in a small work area that is usually on the floor or the dining room table. Sad. But now I've made progress. Just gotta keep it up. And find some stamping mojo somewhere too. 

Anyway, here is my card that I send her at camp. She was thrilled to get mail. Aren't we all? The card is orange and yellow and bright and happy. Get it? Happy. Not my greatest work but it made a 10 year-old smile. Mission accomplished.

Hopefully, more stuff coming soon. I really do have stuff to post. 

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co. 


Big news…

I posted this on my facebook page and sent an email to many of you but somehow forgot to mention it on my blog:

BIG NEWS!!!! I am so excited to tell you that I am now a Unity Stamp Company Endorsed Teacher and I'll be teaching at Scrapology in Lakeway on Saturday, August 13th at 10am. Spaces are limited so call 512.609.8188 and reserve your spot now! Hope to see you there!

And to celebrate, here's a Unity card we did at a class I taught in June. That class was a silent auction item that I donated to my son's elementary school. So much fun to get crafty with some of my PTA friends!

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Hope you are having a great weekend!

Items used:

Unity Stamp Co Rockin' it Unity Style

A Muse ribbon, A Muse notecards

Copic Markers

Judikin's DG3 (like diamond glaze)

My favorite card size.

My favorite card size to make is little 3×3 gift enclosures. They are quick, fun, and most importantly the item I use the most, as far as cards go! Grab and go so to speak.

So, I love this size so much that I had a custom die made from Accucut to cut six 2.75×2.75 cards (with score lines) out of 8.5×11 sheet. I already had a 3×3 envelope die! Then, I thought it would be great to design a custom die that would be a box to hold 4 cards and 4 envelopes of this size. Accucut's custom die service is awesome. I've had quite a few dies made over the past couple of years. Now, I have all the stuff (we crafters are all about the stuff, right?) to make little boxes of gift enclosures. Sweet. Accucut also sells this heavy duty plastic that cuts nicely with the dies. That's what I used for the top.

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Now, the images are from Unity Stamp Company. The set is called Going Retro. The inside of each card says "Have a groovy day!" Aren't lava lamps cool?

Thanks for checking in. Hope you are having a great day!