Blast from the Past…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!  Here is a blast from the past of what we did a couple of years ago that I thought I would share with you – and keep scrolling to see THIS year’s St. Patrick’s Day WALL ART BANNER….

MARCH’S INSERT:

Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to tell you how much FUN I had with everyone who put together this month’s framed insert.  Our theme was not only St. Patrick’s Day, but it was celebrating one of my granddaughter’s 6th birthday – Happy Birthday Breanna!  So, I created TWO inserts – one everyone did below, and the frame that I came up with to celebrate our family’s celebration of a birthday – to give you an idea of one way YOUR family can celebrate someone special!  Here is the MARCH framed insert that everyone did:

Now here is our personal family frame that I did for all my daughters and myself:

Notice how it looks like she is holding the balloons?  Here is a close-up of what that looks like:

Here are some pics of everyone having fun and hard at work making their frames!

AND, a big thanks to Sue for a delicious breakfast that she brought – I’ll be posting TWO of her recipes this week for you that were oh soooo good!  And thanks to Kim for the delicious strawberries and low-cal dark chocolate-covered fruit (NOT!).

Here is the recipe for March’s framed inserts:

Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Brushed Gold, In-Color Patterns DSP.

Inks:  Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Versamark, Old Olive

Markers: Grey, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede.

Reinkers:  Old Olive (for dying Silver Glitter Paper)

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Gift Givers, Petite Pairs, Occasions Alphabet, Got Treats, Pinch Proof

Punches: Bird Bilder, Word Window, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle, Owl Builder, Small Oval, Small Heart, Handheld 1/8 punch, Key Tag, 1″ Circle, Stocking Builder, 1″ square, 1/2″ circle, 3/4″ circle, 1-1/4″ circle.

Accessories:  White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Peek-a-Boo die, Dots EF, Textured Impressions EF, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Irridescent Ice EP, Big Shot, Heat Gun, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking at March’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

MARCH FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone!  I just wanted to tell you how much FUN I had with everyone who put together this month’s framed insert.  Our theme was not only St. Patrick’s Day, but it was celebrating one of my granddaughter’s 6th birthday – Happy Birthday Breanna!  So, I created TWO inserts – one everyone did below, and the frame that I came up with to celebrate our family’s celebration of a birthday – to give you an idea of one way YOUR family can celebrate someone special!  Here is the MARCH framed insert that everyone did:

Now here is our personal family frame that I did for all my daughters and myself:

Notice how it looks like she is holding the balloons?  Here is a close-up of what that looks like:

Here are some pics of everyone having fun and hard at work making their frames!

AND, a big thanks to Sue for a delicious breakfast that she brought – I’ll be posting TWO of her recipes this week for you that were oh soooo good!  And thanks to Kim for the delicious strawberries and low-cal dark chocolate-covered fruit (NOT!).

Here is the recipe for March’s framed inserts:

Paper:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Brushed Gold, In-Color Patterns DSP.

Inks:  Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Versamark, Old Olive

Markers: Grey, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede.

Reinkers:  Old Olive (for dying Silver Glitter Paper)

Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Gift Givers, Petite Pairs, Occasions Alphabet, Got Treats, Pinch Proof

Punches: Bird Bilder, Word Window, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle, Owl Builder, Small Oval, Small Heart, Handheld 1/8 punch, Key Tag, 1″ Circle, Stocking Builder, 1″ square, 1/2″ circle, 3/4″ circle, 1-1/4″ circle.

Accessories:  White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Peek-a-Boo die, Dots EF, Textured Impressions EF, Twitterpated Designer Fabric, Irridescent Ice EP, Big Shot, Heat Gun, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon.

Thanks for looking at March’s Framed Art insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!

~ Gail

FEBRUARY FRAMED ART CLASS

Hi Everyone! I’ve had a lot of interest in my Framed Art classes. First, these classes are designed where you can hang up a frame and just make a new insert to put in it every month. Every month, I will be designing a new insert with ideas on how to mix some new with the old – a great way to use your punches, scraps of card stock and designer paper, ribbon, stamps, techniques – the possibilities are endless! Here are some pictures using this project in two different ways – you decide which frame and what way you like best – let me know! Here is my first design. It was spaced out to fit in a frame measuring 8 x 10:

HOWEVER, the frame that I have hanging on my wall in my home is larger than that, so using our 12 x 12 textured paper, I just layered the very vanilla, basic black, and then very vanilla again to create a matting effect and then placed the EXACT same squares as the 8 x 10 into my larger frame and spaced them accordingly to create this look:

Gives it a whole different look – so, better on the pretty in pink background, or the very vanilla? Let me know what YOU think! Now I can’t wait to start creating the insert for March! Check back next month when I’ll post it after my class!

The products used to create February’s Framed Art insert were:
Stamps: P.S. I Love You, Greeting Card Kids
Markers: Garden Green, Early Expresso, Rose Red, Melon Mambo, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Glitter Paper, Patterns Love DSP
Punches: Owl Builder, Cupcake Builder, 1″ circle, 1/2″ circle, 1-3/4 scallop circle, Modern Label, Heart to Heart punch, scalloped Heart of Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits dies, Peak-A-Boo Frames die, Big Shot
Accessories: Large Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed seeing February’s insert!

Stampin’ Hugs!
~ Gail

FEBRUARY CLASS PROJECTS!

Hi Everyone! Here is what we did at last month’s classes to share with you!

We made a card for St. Patrick’s day with a stamp set I’ve had like forever but never found the time to use it before:

Next was a card we made using the Build a Blossom stamp set and punch. Now is the PERFECT time to buy this stamp set and matching punch during Sale-A-Bration so you can earn a free stamp set out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog!

Then the next card was a Zindorf-inspired card that I have loved the technique of sponging.

Then I thought…. hmmmm – wonder what this would look like in BLUE – so here it is? What do YOU think?

Hope you enjoyed looking at our class projects.

Stampin Hugs!
~ Gail