Hi. I didn't have time to log on Tuesday because I had school in the evening. It was a long evening, but we had interesting discussions about poems that we had read.
Tonight I'm looking forward to surfing the 'net and just vegging.
This photo is of Build-A-Bears decorated for Halloween. I say they are partially finished because I didn't get the pumpkin face done correctly, but they are so cute that I wanted to post them anyway. The Build-A-Bear dies are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini. If you're interested in them, let me know. They are fun to use!
This is another one of last month's stamp camp cards. I wanted to do something bright and this one fit the bill.
I did some stamping over the weekend. I had to make 27 cards for a swap that I'm involved in. Next week I'll post a picture of it. I did get that done, but I didn't get my schoolwork done. Does that tell you where my priorities are? It was a rainy weekend - good for stamping, reading, napping, eating.
Hello everyone. Well, the presentation I had to give at class is over. Whew! I'm glad that is done. (BTW, I got an A.) I think I might be able to play with cardstock tonight. That will be fun!
This is a thank you card that I got from my friend Debbie. She went to the beach with me last month. We had a great time, but then I think I mentioned that, I didn't I? I hope she doesn't mind, but I did make a little change to the card. I changed the ribbon that she had on it. She didn't have any of this polka dotted Stampin' Up! In Color ribbon. I thought it just added a nice touch. I don't have this stamp set, but I might have to get it. It is called For All You Do. It's on page 118 of Stampin' Up's 209-2010 idea book & catalog.
I'm working on cards for my Christmas Stamp Camp. It's on Saturday, October 17th. If you're in the area and want to come, please let me know. Get a head start on your cards!
I think I spent most of the weekend studying. You see, I'm taking English 112 at the local junior college. It is harder than English 111 that I took this past Jan-May semester.
Class is Tuesday night and I'm hoping we don't have as much homework this coming week. I can only hope. I haven't made a card in about 10 days!
Anyway, this card is a CASE of a swap I got at convention. It is a beautiful card. The blue and white images are a result of using an embossing folder, braying color in the folder, placing the piece of white cardstock in the folder and running it through the Big Shot.
I'm back. Wow, I didn't realize it had been more than two weeks since I have posted. Hello? Is there anyone out there still looking at my blog?
Time at the beach was spent knitting, walking on the beach and visiting. It was very relaxing. The day after Labor Day I started a night class at the junior college. I'm taking English 112. It is a lot like English Lit. You have to read, analyze, research and write. Right now I'm researching an author for an oral presentation I have to give Tuesday evening. I picked an author that I had never heard of, Kate Chopin; however, I am finding her life quite interesting. So much so that I am reading an entire book about her! And desparately trying to finish it today or tomorrow. I think I have about 100 pages to go. I also have one more chapter to read and take notes on in the book we are using as our textbook.
All that being said, there has not been much time for cardmaking. However, I did have a stamp camp a week ago (seems much longer) and I have pictures of those projects to show you.
This first picture is of a box that uses the matchbox die with the Big Shot. Don't you love it? It is decorated using the daisy die. Four Hershey nuggats fit in the box (if you don't eat them first). The Dusty Durango box is closed so that you won't see that the nuggats are missing. I thought I didn't have any more chocolate in the house, but when I picked up the blue box to photograph, I realized there was chocolate in there! Not for long!
All the people who came to stamp camp got four nuggats for their matchbox. I told them it was up to them if the nuggats made it home.
This card is an 8 1/2 x 11 inch card that I made for people at my church to sign for someone who had been ill and absent for a while. Once it was signed, I hand delivered the card instead of mailing it.
I'll be away from my blog for a few days, but next week I promise I'll have some new cards to post.
In the meantime, Stampin' Up!'s holiday mini catalog is now on line. You can find it on my Stampin' Up! web site at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/nancyjoclark/catalogs . Scroll down and you will see the Holiday Mini. Enjoy checking it out. It will get your holiday creative juices flowing.
On the same site, click on Home and check out the current promotions. There is a great hostess promotion that involves the Holiday Mini.
Send me email or leave me a phone message with your order or a date you want to host a workshop.
I have been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since January 2007. I love creating and sending cards. Yes, I actually send the cards I make. I love to get together with friends to stamp. Want to stamp? I call myself a distracted artisan because I am interested in several crafts. This blog will primarily be about stamping; however, you'll occasionally see a few different items I've either knitted, written or quilted.