Saturday, November 9, 2013

Holiday Classes

Classes

Tricia Hicks
Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator
All classes are beginner friendly. Please bring with you adhesive and scissors.
Please RSVP for all classes at least two days before class time.
661.298.7672
stampinwithme@att.net


Holiday Cards
We will be making sets 10 identical cards to give out for the holidays.  You can choose from one of 3 designs or do them all. Each set is $12 or 3 sets for $30.
 I will post designs up on November 8th. Please RSVP by 11/13
      Dates:  Saturday, November 16th from 1pm - 3pm OR
                    Monday, November 18th from 7pm - 9pm
                 
Tags Class
We will be making a set of 24 tags to adorn your holiday packages. The set will include an adorable box to keep them in. The cost for supplies is $20. Please RSVP by 11/20
     Dates: Saturday, November 23rd from 1pm - 3pm
                  Saturday, December 7th from 10:30am - 12:30pm

Holiday "Joy" Banner
We will be making a beautiful snowflake adorned "JOY" banner to hang up on your mantle or wall. The cost for supplies is $18. Please RSVP by 11/22
      Date: Saturday, November 30th from 1pm - 3pm

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Magical Season single stamp

Hello! It's been a while! The past few months have been a whirlwind for me. Unfortunately I have not gotten to stamp and share the way I had hoped to. I am still holding stamp clubs and making cards for friends and family but classes have had to go on the back burner. I am hoping this holiday season give me a jump start at the new year!
So, I love all of my SU products and I love to play with new and fresh rubber. I like the single stamps that we sell periodically because it gives me just a taste and I only have to buy the one stamp I love. For the holidays I chose the stamp "Magical Season", the phrase fit my thoughts perfectly.

For this card I also used the d
esigner paper stacks. These are perfect for making my Christmas cards. I like to make my own and with the stacks I get 24 sheets of one design. The sheets are 4-1/2" x 6" so they are perfect for cutting down to a card front size or using on another project. The fun file folder look is done using the new Punch Board. And of course I had to add bling with NEW Frosted Finishes embellishments, these beautiful sparkly snowflakes are just $6.95 for a package of 12.

Supplies:
stamp set: Magical Season
ink: cherry cobbler
paper: Winter Frost designer series paper pack; pool party, smoky slate and whisper white card stock
accessories: silver 1/8" ribbon, frosted finishes embellishments, tags framelits and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'
Tricia

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A visit to the Getty

This is my first time blogging from my phone ever. I downloaded the app and am giving it a try as I sit in my sons Tae Kwon Do class. 

Unfortunately I don't have any cards on my phone but I do have some amazing photos I recently took at the Getty museum. We went for the first time ever just a few days ago. It was so beautiful and we had such a good time. I had hesitated in going because I have two boys ages 6 and 9 and well I didn't want to end up buying a million dollar statue because they broke it...
Needless to say we broke nothing saw the Van Gogh and had a wonderful time. There is plenty for the kids to see and room for them to expend their energy. 
The kids made masks in the children's are and wore them all day :)
The view were spectacular and we couldn't have had better weather. I can't wait to go back....without the kids ;)


You could see all the way to the ocean. Beautiful!

Thanks for reading all the way through my test post. Ill get some pictures of my cards up soon. 
Happy Stampin'
Tricia

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Grunge

I love this card! It was so much fun to create. It features the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, a mix of splatters, lines and mess. I think however it all comes together quite nicely.
I cut the center out of the bermuda bay piece using the window frames framelit. the magnetic platform makes it so easy to get it straight.

Supplies
stamp set: gorgeous grunge (p. 109), yippee skippy (p. 37)
ink: bermuda bay, chocolate chip, strawberry slush and pool party
paper: pool party, whisper white, bermuda bay and strawberry slush cs; silver glimmer paper
accessories: chevron embossing folder, designer buttons, bakers twine, hardware clips, basic rhinestones, window frames framelit, scallop edge punch and the 1-3/8" circle punch

FOR A LIMITED TIME

You can join the Paper Pumpkin for just $10 a month for two months. Get stamps, ink and a fun paper crafting kit delivered right to your door every month. After the first two months at $10, the price goes up to $19.95, but you can cancel at any time. Your first kit will include a clear block. It is a great value and a fun way to get crafting.
Just sign-up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and use promo code pumpkindeal. And be sure to add me as your demonstrator when asked. Thanks!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Washi Shaker Card


  This card was so easy and fun to do. We learned to make these easy shaker cards at convention this year. You simply lay a piece of acetate over a piece of cardstock and adhere the two together using washi tape. Once you have three sides put together drop in punched "confetti" pieces. Seal the fourth side and you have your shaker, if you put too much confetti in,it may not shake as well. Attach it to your card however you like.



Supplies
stamp set: Yippee Skippee
ink: real red
paper: so saffron, real red and whisper white card stock; I am Me designer series paper
accessories: stitched real red grosgrain ribbon, 3/8" circle punch, heart punch, itty bitty punches, perfect polka dots folder

FOR A LIMITED TIME

You can join the Paper Pumpkin for just $10 a month for two months. Get stamps, ink and a fun paper crafting kit delivered right to your door every month. After the first two months at $10, the price goes up to $19.95, but you can cancel at any time. Your first kit will include a clear block. It is a great value and a fun way to get crafting.
Just sign-up at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and use promo code pumpkindeal. be sure to add me as your demonstrator when asked. Thanks!

CLASSES
I am currently working on my fall classes, come back soon for the updated list.

Happy Stampin'
Tricia

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gift Card Flower Bouquet

It is the end of the school year for us.....finally! I can't wait to have my kids home for the summer. I love lounging in PJ's all day, and taking fun day trips to the beach or museums. I'm sure those days will include sibling arguments and a messy house but I choose not to think about that. I have tons of kids activities pinned on Pinterest for those moments I will want to pull my hair out. And when I need a break I will lock myself in my bedroom and skim the internet for new card ideas. That's my plan anyways, we shall see what happens....

Anyways, with the end of the school year comes class parties, school events and teacher gifts. I was room mom for one of my boys classrooms and my co-room mom and I decided on a gift card bouquet for her. It was really fun to put together. I used all of my favorite punches and some techniques I learned from Carrie Cudney herself at the SU convention last year. You can see a quick tutorial on one of the flowers I made here.


The rest of the flowers were just three layers of the Blossom punch with either a scallop punch in the center or a die-cut flower. I know we sold a package of flowers last spring but I can't remember what they were called. As a replacement you could use one from the Bloomin Bouquet project kit we have available right now. So I assembled the flowers and used a glue gun to attach them each to a clothespin mounted on a bamboo skewer. And I did cover the clothespins with gumball green dsp as well. The clothespins held the gift cards nicely. The skewers were pushed into some flower foam and I tied some ribbons to them. Lastly, I covered the bottom with Hershey Hugs.



The words are from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set and I just flagged the ends of the strip. Once she uses the gift cards she can replace them with pictures. Very versatile.
It's a lovely gift for a fantastic teacher.

Supplies
stamp set: Fabulous Phrases
ink: chocolate chip
paper: various retired dsp; silver glimmer paper and whisper white cardstock
accessories: blossom flower punch, 7/8" scallop punch, pansy punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, pear pizzazz chevron ribbon, retired organza and celery ribbons, and basic rhinestones


Happy Stampin'
Tricia

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