Yesterday we had to take Katie to the Kansas City airport- yep an almost 4 hour drive one way and it was about 63 degrees and windy/overcast/rainy up there all day. We left home at 1 am as her flight left at 6:40 and they want you there about 2 hours early- ugh! After dropping her off, Kay and I went to Waffle House for breakfast (that in my opinion, wasn't all that great) and then we went to the Independence Visitor's Center for the LDS Church and parked in the parking lot and took a long nap! lol
We then visited with the Missionaries in the center, got directions to Richmond and headed on our trip home. We got as far as Historic Downtown Independence and saw a Covered Wagon with mules pulling it and decided to take the 45 minute History trip. WOW! Am I glad we did! That Mule skinner was fabulous with his tales of Missouri History and it began to to be more clearmo- a lot of the Church History we have from Missouri but that still doesn't make it "right" the way those pioneers were treated here in this state. We also stopped at every Antique store we saw on the way home until it was after 5 and they were closed. The weather was VERY crisp and damp with some bits of rain yesterday. It got as high as 63 degrees. We decided after taking the wagon tour that it was to cold to head to Richmond and we would save it for another day.
I would recommend this Missouri History trip to EVERYONE and we will be taking the longer trip next time! We heard about Harry Truman, Andrew Jackson, Quantrell's Raiders and more! This guy is a fabulous Story teller and really brings history to life. His Business is called Pioneer Trails Adventures
and you can find them on Facebook HERE
Here is a Fall Card we made for Class that I had forgotten to post- I love our Wednesday Card classes! I teach all kinds of techniques and we have show and tell! It's from 10:30 am to 11:30 or 12 depending on how long we chat! The class is only $5.00 per person and you can usually purchase an extra kit for $3.00 and make a 2nd card to give away. I know how you all like to keep the card you made in class! lol
#123804 Gently Falling Clear Mount Stamp set
#124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabrics
#102283 Versamark Ink for the Emboss Resist Technique
# #119670 Early Espresso Ink for the Stamped Off Technique
#119783 Peach Parfait Ink for the Sponging Highlights
# 102892 Sponge Daubers
# 109521 En Francais' Background stamp
# 100730 Whisper White Cardstock
# 119686 Early Espresso Cardstock
#122924 Pool Party In Color Cardstock
#113439 Big Shot
#123129 Fancy Fan Letter Press Plate
#114615 Silicone Rubber Pad
#114614 Standard Texturx Impressions Pad
A very fun and quick easy card! These would make fabulous Invitations for a wedding shower, wedding, birthday, thank you, Fall party, Thanksgiving dinner or just a plain Thanksgiving card to say hello to friends and family!
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I love this new background stamp "Hello Doily" # 122845 Order Here
It stamps clear and precise and is really easy to work with! For this card I stamped 2 images in Versamark Ink added our Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and Heat embossed. Then I hand cut out the center and the larger doily. The center is added with dimensionals and an antique brad.
They are layered on a Scallop Square I cut out with my Big Shot and Scallop Square Die. The card base is 6'x6". The card inside is another Scallop Square that I left blank so that I could stamp any saying I needed at the moment of giving the card away. I usually leave the insides of all my cards blank for that purpose. I like to fit the stamp inside to the occasion or leave it blank for writing a personal message.
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It's time for the 12 weeks of Christmas Email Newsletter!
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New this year- some of the tutorials will include an EXCLUSIVE link to a video tip for the project tutorial!
We will have a variety of projects from cards to gifts to fabric items!
My September newsletter went email/postal on the 10th!
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Oh My Gosh! This is my new FAVORITE TOOL! It's a difinite must have- I am using it all the time because of those awesome adjustable markers at the top! This Simply Score Tool makes scoring a NO BRAINER! I just set my markers for my project and score as many pieces of cardstock or paper as I need without having to look for the lines! Talk about quick and efficient! WOWZA!
I admit, I have the "other 2" brands boards and they do NOT compare to this one! I will be offering them up on Ebay and getting rid of them and adding at least 3 more Simply Scored tools to my Stamping Studio!
Base measures Approximately
Features of the Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Posted on September 10, 2011 at 06:22 AM in 3 d projects, cards, Classroom, Craft Fair booth, family, journals, books or albums, my stamp room, Sketch Challenges, Stamping with Friends, Tips, Today's Topic, Tutorials | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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This is the card we made Wednesday in Card Class- it is really adorable in person!!
Stamp Set: Snow Much Fun Acrylic Mount
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobler, Early Espresso, Whisper White cardstocks and inks.
I used the blender pen to watercolor and the Dazzing Details to add the sparkle!
The ribbon is 1/2" scallop dots in Early Espresso.
2 embossing folders were used: Petals a Plenty and Northern Flurry.
I used our White Craft ink and a sponge to bring out the snowflakes that I embossed on the b/g but I did NOT do it on the Cherry Cobbler.
To cut the scallop square use the Scallop Squares Duo Big Shot die and sponge it with Soft Suede Ink.
To punch the label use the Modern Label Punch and stamp your saying then punch it out and punck one in Espresso and cut in 1/2 and move out to each edge. Adhere label and snowman with Dimensionals.
The inside is stamped with the snowball and bird in the bottom right corner (forgot to get a photo of that sorry!)
Have fun creating- I have another version of this card I will share on Saturday, Check back tomorrow for another scrapbook page by Katie!
I have been missing because my daughter Katie is home from college and leaves next week. She has been busy scrapbooking and I have been coaching her on her scrapping and we have been having a ton of fun. Well, except the past 2 days-
On Monday I was in urgent care- fluid on my left ear drum and vertigo REALLY bad. Yesterday was better and I am hoping today is even better than that because this morning I don't feel the dizziness so far. phew!
Here is one of her projects!
She has been traditionally scrapbooking and digitally scrapbooking since she got here, so I will be sharing some of her projects over the next few days!
PLEASE notice the quote she chose. I love it!
This page will be placed into a frame to hang on the wall.
Clever I think, and a cute layout!
This is a must Read!