Sunday, October 10, 2010

What I've Been Up To....

Recently I've taken a big step and joined Stampin' Up!, a company with a great reputation and fabulous products. I have done stamping before and really enjoyed it. Since last February I have been a member of a card club that meets once a month. We make 3 projects each time. Usually at least 2 cards and I love it. So this last month I took the plunge and am going to be a demonstrator.
The picture above is a small tin that I covered with scrapbook paper and then embellished with stamps and embossing. I really love getting my hands into all the craft projects. It's a real pleasure and the only limitation is my imagination!! This is the before picture of the box in the next picture. I covered it with paper and antiqued it down with dark brown ink. Added lace and some old buttons

The next few cards are a small sample of the cards that I've been making. The dog card I sent to a friends daughter who incurred an injury that will keep her down for awhile. She's a dog lover, like me, so I thought she'd enjoy the doggies. I have hand painted some of the elements and elevated them to give the card depth.

On this next card I used embossing to give it depth. The gold flowers are embossed with gold embossing powder and elevated, again. An old white button and a touch of ribbon. This is one of my favorites. You can see that I embossed the envelope, too.




Another embossed card is with red and a button and ribbon, again. It doesn't show in the picture but the white background is also embossed with polka dots to simulate snow and corelate with the polka dot paper. The camera put glare on the embossed background of let it snow. It is more solid red than it appears in the picture. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo but you get the general idea!!



This next card was for a co-workers baby's first birthday. All the stamps are water colored by hand and elevated. These stamps are from 3 different sets and two of the sets I've had for over 10 years, they are now retired sets. I'm having so much fun playing with all the different materials. Hope you enjoyed see just a few of the cards I've made.







12 comments:

Jean Tuthill said...

Your cards are so beautiful and so unique. I love making cards, too. I do collage type ones. And it seems I never have them ready when I need one. You have certainly found ocassions to use yours already. They are very pretty. Good job, Sandy!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Stampin' UP are some of my favorites~cute cards!
Rene'
THANK YOU for the sweet words of encouragement...have a blessed weekend!

tales from an oc cottage said...

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Lezli said...

You are so talented! Recently, my daughter found the scrapbook that you made for me when I moved away, and she loves to look at all of the cute details. Sweet memories! Hope you are doing well!

Cheryl said...

You do great work! Lovely!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congrats on your new gig! Those cards are sweet!

Penny Sue said...

Congrats on your becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator. My daughter-in-law's mom is one. She just had a "sale" at her house to sell overstock she'd accumulated over the years. Some stuff was discontinued and not able to be purchased any more. I guess she did really well with the sale. She had enough to buy more new products for the classes she holds. Kind of like what you described. I hope you have fun. Your altoids tin is very sweet.

Hugs, PS

Debbie Kay said...

Stampin Up is my favorite! I used to be in a monthly card club but the gal quit selling. Had such fun times learning new techniques.

Good for you, love what you did with the Altoid box!

Debbie Kay

Penny Sue said...

Dear Miss Sandy,

I miss you. How are things going? Are you getting all set up with your Stampin' Up? Are you up to your eyeballs in projects? What are you up to? Miss you.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family.

Hugs,
Penny Sue

Penny Sue said...

Oh, and stop by my blog... I posted a picture of my grand daughter.

Jean Tuthill said...

Hey Sandy, I just stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it's the best one ever.

Penny Sue said...

Hey you...
Sorry about your post. I must have published it and then missed reading it. I'm so sorry. OK, here's what I think. I think you should do whatever you are comfortable with... I would hate to see you leave blogland though. Just write whenever you feel like it, or show us some of your beautiful decorating you do, your beautiful flower garden, and it looks as though there are fans of Stampin' UP out there, including me. People who do that stamping thing are always looking for inspiration.

I miss you no matter what. Write more stuff! :)

Hugs,
Penny Sue