Sunday, April 13, 2008
My Stamping Friends
Here are some of my most favorite people to stamp with. Not only are they a fabulous group of stampers, I also work with them! Last Friday a colleagueof mine was the hostess for one of my card classes. We had a blast. I can definitely count on a night to remember whenever I stamp with them. Several of them have hosted a stamping event and/or have attended several stamping events presented by ME! Not only do we spend our time stamping but we have a blast talking, laughing, and kicking back with each other. I have gained so much through my stamping demonstratorship but by far the best end result is the friendships this craft have created. While many things bond us, it was stamping that brought me together with them and I am loving every minute of it.
The ladies stamped the following five cards. Some of these cards are ones they stamped and some are my samples. You will see different variations which is one of the great things about stamping and card classes. You will find that some people will follow your designs to the letter while others will find inspiration in what you present and will take it to a different level making it their own. I love to see when that happens. It is great to see when people stamp outside of your box AND isn't that what stamping is all about? I love it!
This card was inspired by Lauraly. You can find her blog here: http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
I used Stampin' Up!'s Enjoy Every Moment stamp set, Ruby Red, and River Rock ink and cardstock. Along with Very Vanilla, and the Ginger Blossom designer series papers. For the scallop look on the card I punched out small circles with a SU punch and adhered them to the back of the flower unit. Lots of fun to create. I precut the circles for my class to help things move along. This was the most involved card of the night.
This card was inspired by a couple of different stampers whos' work I enjoy checking out.
Emily Giovanni whose blog can be found here: http://emilygiovanni.com/?p=1857
and from Debbie whose blog can be found here: http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2008/03/mothers-day-mon.html
This was probably our easiest card to create. I used the Certainly Celery Prints paper from SU!, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla cardstock. Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker to color in the capital letter of the Defining Alphabet stamp set. These cards are very versatile and can be used to create a special personalized gift for a friend as a set of 3, 5, or even 10. I can think of a few people to create this for. Hmmmm could be you.
I'm loving the elephants!! This card was inspired by Joanne Basile aka basilefamily whos' website you can find here: http://stampedbyhand.blogspot.com/2008/01/double-take.html
For this card I used SU!'s Year After Year, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Going Gray cardstock, Basic Black ink, brads, and a blender pen. Of course my favorite touch... grosgrain ribbon. The tieing drives my stamping friends crazy but what a wonderful touch a piece of ribbon adds to any project.
You can see the versatility of the Wild About you stamp set as showcased here: My sample card called for the elephant but you can see how the creative stampers in this group decided on the animal that most appealed to them. I love the way they turned out. The wild wasabi is such a beautiful color! I'm wild about the wasabi.
Here's another set of cards from one of my friends. You can see that she chose to stamp the giraffe for her "Wild About You," card. I love the way she stamped the flowers at the bottom of the image. It creates a great look. This card was designed as part of a challenge on Splitcoaststampers.