Friday, October 12, 2012

Witchy Woman

Its almost mid October 1st it's definitely okay to start making some Halloween projects. Heck, I think Target started with Halloween sometime back in August..yikes! Speaking of way back in August, did you get to attend the Stamp Away convention at the Sharonville Convention Center? I did! My friend Kathy and I attended the preview party on Friday night and stayed at the hotel across from the convention center. The extra money was well worth the preview night. They only sell 500 tickets so it isnt crowded at all. You can walk around and have plenty of space to shop and time to speak with the vendors. One of the nicest booths this year was the Taylored Expressions booth. Not only was it decorated nicely, but the staff was amazing. A very helpful group of ladies who represented their company wonderfully. The colored samples were out of this world! I wish they had some coloring lessons online! The little witch for todays card is a Taylored Expressions stamp but the one they colored up was so much better than mine. Sniff...sniff! I used a Martha Stewart punch for the creepy little fence and various paper lines for the card. Hop on over and check out this site if you didnt have the pleasure of meeting them at the convention. They have loads of cute stamps and really fun card layout ideas. Definitely a site to bookmark. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dog-gone cute!

Join me on Saturday, Ocy 27 from 2-4pm at The Paper Cottage in Beavercreek for an afternoon of coloring fun! Class fee is $12.50 for these 3 adorable cards featuring Inky Antics stamps.

Items needed for class are: markers, pencils, gamsol, crystal stickles, glossy accents, adhesive, pop dots.

I used the following copics: E31, E35, E37 W5, W3, W1 BG0000, BG10, colorless blender YG11, G94, G99, Y15

Monday, October 8, 2012

Purr-fect Cards

Join me on Saturday, Oct 13 from 2-4pm at The Paper Cottage in Beavercreek for an afternoon of cardmaking. This is purr-fect for the beginner stamper who want to learn how to color. I will demonstrate Copic Marker blending with C1 & C3 and a basic background technique with BG0000, BG10, and the colorless blender. In addition, I will show you how to use a copic base and shade using colored pencils and how to paper piece a stamped image for dimension.
We will be using "Charming Kitties" stamps from Inky Antics. If you would like your own set of these stamps, pre-order your stamps when you sign up for class. I used the following Copics: C3, C1, colorless blender, BG10, BG0000, E02, E21, YR16, R32. Items needed for class: scissors, pop dots, adhesive, markers of our choice (I recommend bring the 5 copics listed above), pencils, Gamsol, & crystal stickles.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Just Add Stamps!

My card kits are back so have no fear!     What's new you ask?  Well, for starters, I gave them a name...Just Add Stamps!   I was totally bummed with the idea of not having Lori's card kits anymore so I came up with a new and improved version that will keep all of us happy.  The new kits will be packaged the same way so that they are just as easy to grab out of your stash and make a quick card....also great for shorter length crops when you dont want to haul everything but the kitchen sink.  What they will not contain is a preselected image by me, thus the name: Just add stamps!  This will allow you to personalize the layout for the exact card that you need.  You can change the orientation from horizontal to vertical too.  I will try to make the white area as large as possible so you can use with a range of stamp sizes.  If your stamp is smaller, simply trim the white area and background mats to suit your need.  My goal is to keep a supply of masculine, feminine, kids, and holiday related kits in the store.  I will also make some samples to show how I used the particular layout using one of the stamps that is carried by The Paper Cottage.  Again, I cannot thank all of my loyal followers enough during the "summer of transition". I think we are finally to the end...lets hope so!  Be sure to check out the new Inky Antics classes that I will be teaching this month at The Paper Cottage.  One kitty and one doggie class, each containing 3 cards for $12.50.  AND YES, Inky Antics is thrilled to have me teach classes with their stamps.  I personally called them and received their blessing.  Happy Stamping my friends!....see you at THE PAPER COTTAGE!