Monday, November 23, 2009

Tag It & Bag It Stamp Camp

Christmas Tag Stamp Set

When: Wednesday, December 9
Where: Kath's House
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $5 for one dozen tags

Join the fun and create some nifty gift tags for the upcoming holidays. This will be a "come and go" camp. Come any time between 6 and 9 pm. I plan to have everything stamped for you - it will just be a matter of assembling the tags. There will be lots of bling and glitter to choose from - make them so that they fit your personality.

Please let me know by Saturday, December 5 if you will be able to attend. If you can't attend but still would like order the tags, just let me know!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tuesday's with Morley - November Cards

We'll be doing Christmas cards for our November meeting.

The first card uses the new Sparkly & Bright stamp set. It is SO cute! I found the design here on SCS.

Stamp Sets - Merry & Bright
Cardstock - Creamy Caramel, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks - Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories - Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals

The second features the Delightful Decorations stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog. The colors aren't exactly what I would have thought of for a Christmas card, but they've grown on me!

Stamp Sets - Delightful Decorations
Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge DS
Inks - Taken with Teal, Ruby Red
Accessories - Ornament Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday's with Morley - November Scrapbook

We'll be doing a Christmas layout at our November club meeting. I think this one turned out really cute!

I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Ornament punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

This is the very first time I've ever used Garden Green. I think I like it!

Stamp Sets - Delightful Decorations Stamp Set
Cardstock - Garden Green, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Merry Moments DS Paper
Inks - Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Real Red Ribbon, Old Olive Ribbon (from Mistletoe bundle), Ornament Punch

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday's with Morley - October Cards

We'll be doing Halloween cards at this month's workshop.

The first card uses the great stamp set from the Holiday Mini - Sweet Centers. I love the little cups that can filled with all sorts of treats.

Stamp Set - Sweet Centers
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White, Cast-a-Spell DS
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - Old Olive ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Sweet Treat Cup

The second card uses the Pumpkin Patch stamp set - also featured in the Holiday mini.

Stamp Sets - Pumpkin Patch, Holiday Frights, Holiday Best
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cast-a-Spell DS
Inks - Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Accessories - Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday's with Morley - October Scrapbook

The scrapbook layout for this month features a Halloween layout.
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For the journaling, I wrote a little poem and then printed it out from my computer. I think it turned out pretty cute!

Stamp Sets - Pumpkin Patch, House of Haunts
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Cast-a-Spell DS
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories - Top Note Die

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tuesday's with Morley - Cards

We'll be doing some great cards this month!

This first card is one that Mary Alice made for me. I've changed the color scheme just a tad from the original. She found this card on Split Coast Stampers so thanks to the original designer! Just a note - if you've designed a card a scrapbook layout and would like to share with the club, let me know!

Stamp Set - Thank You Kindly
Cardstock - Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry DS, Chocolate Chip DS
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

The second card features the new Medallion background stamp. I LOVE THIS STAMP! It's so elegant.

Stamp Set - Medallion, Great Friend
Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Ruby Red
Inks - Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Accessories - 5/8" Old Olive Ribbon

Tuesday's with Morley - September Scrapbook

It's time to start a new club year - Woo Hoo! The new catalog is awesome and we'll be doing lot's of fun projects this year.

Here is the layout for this month's scrapbook.

It features a couple of new items from the catalog. The Cottage Wall DS paper is just lovely.

We'll also be using a stamp set that is from the Holiday Mini Catalog - Sweet Centers. It's very versatile and fun!

Stamp Sets - Sweet Centers, Celebrate Everything
Cardstock - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DS
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Large White Grommet

Monday, August 3, 2009

Photo Tin Stamp Camp

Photo Tin Stamp Camp
Tuesday, August 18
6:00 pm
Kathleen's House
Deadline to Sign-up: August 15

The Tuesday's with Morley club will not be meeting in August. However, I wanted to keep everyone's creative juices flowing so I will be hosting a Stamp Camp on the 18th. Our project will be these fabulous photo tins.

I received one of these as a door prize at stamp camp at Lindsey's a couple of years ago. Since then, I've made several as gifts and they have been a HUGE hit! They are great little "brag books" and can be easily transported in a purse or displayed proudly in your home.

You will need 8 pictures with dimensions of 2" x 3". I have found that printing the picture as a wallet size is the best way to go. I usually get mine printed at Wal-Mart and two wallets are printed for each one ordered. So, you can make one for yourself and second as a gift! Keep in mind that Christmas is fast approaching and these make great stocking stuffers.

The cover of the tin is your chance to express your creativity! I will have my example, but you can substitute any stamp set to suit the occasion.

The tins, paper, and accessories are available for $5 each. Contact me for choices of colors (I recommend two to four). Also, I need to know the number you would like by Saturday, August 15.

Finally, if you place a Stampin' Up! order with me on or before the 18th, you will receive free shipping !!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tuesday's with Morley - July Cards

I decided to continue the Circle Theme started with the scrapbook layout!

The first card also features the Circle Circus stamp set. I think we've already used the "Enjoy Every Moment" stamp set in a previous month, so I'll have an alternative available at our meeting if you don't want to use it again

Stamp Sets - Circle Circus, Enjoy Every Moment
Cardstock - Green Galore, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Inks - Green Galore, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

The second card uses the large scallop circle die as the base. I think it turned out cute and it's totally different than anything we've done before.

Stamp Sets - Razzle Dazzle
Cardstock - Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DS, Whisper White
Markers - Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Accessories - Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Crafter's Tool Kit, Coluzzle

Tuesday's with Morley - July Scrapbook

This month's scrapbook layout features a circus of circles!!

The new Circle Circus stamp set is featured. I'm also using one of the new In Colors - Soft Suede. I love this new one!

Getting the curvature of the pictures was difficult for me. I think I've got a pattern sketched out that will make it easy to follow.

Stamp Sets - Circle Circus, Enjoy Every Moment
Cardstock - Ruby Red, Bordering Blue, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Inks - Ruby Red, Bordering Blue, Soft Suede
Accessories - Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Buttons, Circle Punches, Big Shot Dies (Scallop Circle and Scallop Oval), Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, July 11, 2009

What was I Thinking ?!

I have not posted on the blog for over a month and here's the reason why! My brother is getting married next week and for some reason I agreed to make the party favors for the rehearsal dinner.

In our family, the rehearsal dinner is more than just the bridal party. We invite all relatives and out of town guests. So we're expecting close to 100 people. For the party favors, I made 50 sets of coasters. Needless to say, my shoulder is killing me!

Special thanks to Leah Fish for the inspiration behind these gifts. She taught a class on these coasters at Retreat a couple of years ago.

Recipe -
Coasters - Wall tiles from Home Depot
Stamp Sets - Bella Toile Background, Textured Flourish Background (non-SU!)
Ink - Staz-On Black
Paper - Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, Matte Acrylic Finish, Red Raffia Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday's with Morley - June Cards

For the first card, I used a cool texture die that was given to me by my Secret Sister at the last retreat (thanks, Linz!) I think for the cards for the club, I'm going to get some bigger brads. I really don't like the size of the ones in the picture.

Stamp Set - none!
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Bella Bleu DS
Inks - none!
Accessories - Textured Impressions Die, Brads (non-SU!)

For the second card, I'm FINALLY using the Define Your Life stamp set. It's a cool set that has definitions of words from all the letters of the alphabet. You'll be able to choose the word/definition that suits your needs!

Stamp Set - Define Your Life
Cardstock - So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Washington Apple DS
Ink - Riding Hood Red
Accessories - Riding Hood Red Ribbon

Tuesday's with Morley - June Scrapbook

The color combination for this month's layout is great - Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chip. After all, who doesn't like Chocolate Chip ?!

I used pictures from the Cruise that my sisters treated me to for my 40th birthday. That was three years ago so you do the math!

Stamp Set - Define Your Life
Cardstock - Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DS
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Regal Rose Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon, Filigree Brads

Monday, May 4, 2009

Tuesday's With Morley - Cards

We'll be doing Birthday Cards this month!

The first card uses one my favorite stamp sets - Voila! I'm surprised I haven't used this before now. This card requires A LOT of intricate cutting so be sure to have sharp scissors on hand.

Stamp Sets - Voila, Garden Greetings
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Candy Lane DS
Accessories - Watercolor Pencils, Word Window Punch, Brads (non-SU!)

The second card uses the adorable Big Bold Cupcake Sizzit. I adapted it from a gift bag that I made at Lindsey's retreat.

Stamp Sets - Party Hearty
Inks - Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Bella Rose DS
Accessories - Big Bold Cupcake Sizzit, Top Note Bigz Die, White Button, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Tuesday's with Morley - May Scrapbook

Our scrapbook layout this month is a fun one! Summer is quickly approaching so I'm trying to get into the spirit with a beachy theme!

This layout features the sneak peek alphabet set - Jumble Alphabet - for the upcoming Fall/Winter catalog. I LOVE IT !!

I also used the Swirls Scribble Sizzit to make it look like splashing water!

Stamp Sets - Life's a Breeze, Jumble Alphabet
Inks - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue
Cardstock - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Coluzzle, Swirls Scribble Sizzit, Jumbo Eyelets, Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Real Red Ribbon, Linen Thread

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Belated Birthday

With eleven nieces and nephews, it's inevitable that I forget a birthday or two. I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago and totally forgot my nephew George's birthday. So, I used Kristina Werner's Color Challenge for his (belated) birthday card.

The colors were great - very vibrant. I really like the way this turned out. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but I used a polka dot texture plate on the yellow portion of the card. I also added some Dazzling Diamonds to the top of the cupcakes!
Stamp Set - Party Hearty
Cardstock - Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Top Note Die, Polka Dot Texturz Plate, Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals