Monday, July 29, 2013

Triple Treat!

Helen is our hostess with the mostest for today's workshop. Finally had a sip of that wine from Peju. Thanks for the treats and libations!

What started out to be a crummy day for some of my Stamp Tramps (the highway was a parking lot!) turned out to be one of the best days for stamping and chatting up with the ladies just made my afternoon.

I waited so long for today to come so that I can share with the ladies what I had been cooking up especially with the goodies from the Holiday Catalog. Last week, I gave you a sneak peak of the card we would eventually make.

Here is the full card using a punch and striped folder from the Holiday Catalog (which are available to order beginning August 1st). The card uses Smoky Slate (for the bottom mount), Pool Party (embossed in Stylish Stripes) and Whisper White using Gorgeous Grunge for the background and A Word for You (retired) for the sentiment. The cupcake (from A Cherry On Top, retired) is embossed in Pool Party and accented with Dazzling Detail for that pop and then mounted on a scalloped square in Basic Gray.

Check out what the girls came up with! What an eye candy!

The second card is one that I entered into a CAS Challenge for the Pals group. I sat in my craft room for a couple hours trying to figure what I should do for a clean and simple card. And I came up with zippo. Crickets. I walked away, watched an episode of my new favorite show, "Drop Dead Diva" and came back to my sandbox. I just started cutting, putting scraps of paper in my brand spanking new Hearts Embosslits die and started putting  things together. In ten minutes, I came up with this and uploaded for the challenge and decided to share with the girls. On Crumb Cake, I stamped the lines from Gorgeous Grunge and used twine knotted at the ends to mount the hearts. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

This was such a treat as the ladies came up with their own versions of the card. They are all alike yet so different. Each card was perfect! I couldn't stop looking at them.

This is the hostess at work! Only a few months into this addiction and she's working it like a pro! Could that bling she's sporting have special powers??? Heeeyy...! Sorry, Q, couldn't resist...this was such a perfect shot. It is my duty as MOH to bring this to light.

This card couldn't have enough hearts!  Not bad for not stamping in a long time, Denise.

As a treat, there was a special request to make the Chicken card (happy to oblige, Janine!) that I showcased in a previous post. The girls whipped this out so quickly before I could say, "Wow!" Can you guess whose card is the rebel card? Hint: Her chicken is on the wrong side of the road. Haha! Love it, Ulrika! Well, in reality, they are all rebel cards as they put their personal touches on them. Just look at that black border on Anna's card. It just made the chicken pop! This card uses the chicken(s) from Best of Cluck (retired). The image is stamped in jet black Staz-On ink and watercolored in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive using Aqua Painters. It has three embossed layers: Whisper White is embossed three-quarters of the way in Perfect Polka DotsDaffodil Delight embossed in Honeycomb and the black strip of border is punched in Dotted Scallop.

This day turned out fabulous. Even with traffic dampening the afternoon, the girls got to take home three cards and I have a dress for a wedding (thanks for the suggestion - now on to find that coral belt to accent my dark gray dress)! I'm forever thankful for your company and your friendship.


  1. Beautiful cards! I love Drop Dead Diva too!

  2. Thanks, Ang! That show is so refreshing!

  3. Thanks for a really great time Maria. Hope Helen gets lots of fun free goodies! I love the shot of Helen creating her card. What a beautiful ring! :) Can't wait for our next Stampin' adventure.

    1. Hi, dear friend! Thank you for sticking it out through the traffic and manning the ladies to their destination. Man, the things we do for rubber, eh? Hehe, I didn't even realize what I shot when I took it. Yes, it was a good workshop for her.

  4. I LOVE these cards- especially the top with the chevron punch!! :)