Mocha Morning Graduate

Spring is in the air, but the end of the school year will be here before you know it. So here is a little Mocha Morning for your graduate!  The wording on this card is from Word Play and is one of my favorite stamps from the set and very versatile – works for graduation, new job or retirement.  And the Early Espresso ribbon and the mini library clip definitely are perfect embellishments for this card.  Get your Mocha Morning Specialty DSP before it’s gone!

Here’s another project using this great DSP from a class I took at the North Carolina Retreat. My friend Bonnie Henderson taught this beautiful Frame Class and I really loved making the flowers out of Mocha Morning Specialty DSP.   Check out the texture on the leaves – she showed us how to use the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to make the veins on the leaf. So cool!

Supplies for Card: Stamp Set:  Word Play; Cardstock:  Textured Crumbcake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink:   Early Espresso; DSP: Mocha Morning Specialty; Accessories:  1/8″ Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Library Clip, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  The Retirement List will be out on April 15th, please be sure to check out this list on my demonstrator website by clicking on the “shop now shopping cart” button at the top right sidebar of my blog – it will take you to my site.  These items will start to go quick so don’t delay if there are items you want from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

Also the Clearance Rack has added over 50 new items. You won’t want to pass up these items either. Fabulous markdowns!

Rember the Soldiers this Holiday Season!

My neighbor, Jillian, recently approached me about a citizenship project she was doing with her son, Cooper’s, kindergarten class and asked me if I could come up with something we could do for the soldiers overseas. While away at retreat last weekend I came up with an easy card idea that all the kids could do and Jillian took them into her son’s class this week to complete. My daughter, Lindsey, who’s husband, Jake, has been to Iraq twice and once to Afghanistan gave me the name of a soldier in her husband’s unit we could send them to. It was very heartwarming to see what the kids drew and wrote in their cards for Scott. The teacher also asked them if there was anything else they wanted to add the inside of the cards so that is her writing in the top inside of each card.  My card is pictured above and you can check out the kids’ cards in a slide show below.  It was an inspiring project for us all. We also sent a couple of boxes filled with goodies for Scott to share with his buddies! Jillian and I definitely want to try this again. If you would like to send a holiday card to Scott or members of his unit, I am sure they would be delighted to get even more! Please leave me your e-mail in the comment section below and I would be happy  to forward you his address.  Aren’t the kids’ cards just adorable!  Each one of them put the stars in different places on the cards – too cute! Jillian and I couldn’t stop aaaawwwwing with each one we read.

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Supplies: 

Kids’ Card – Cardstock:  Real Red and Brushed Gold; Accessories:  Large and small star punches (retired), “Hero” Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel, Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel Handle, Basic Black Jumbo Ink Cartridge and Glue Stick.

My Card:  This was a card I made last year for my display and some of the products used in the making of this card are now retired, but there are similar ones in the new catalog that can be substituted. Not sure of the substitute – leave a comment below and I will let you know which product).  Stamp Set:  Courage and the dove stamp from A Wish for Peace (retired) and Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Cardstock:  Old Olive and Very Vanilla;  Ink:  Real Red, Brilliant Blue (retired), Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel (retired); Accessories:  Gold Brads, Stampin’ Sponges, “Hero” Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel, Stampin’ Around Jumbo Wheel Handle, Jumbo Old Olive Cartridge (retired), and Aqua Painter.

Published in: on November 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm  Comments (1)  
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School Days! – New Class

As the school year is winding down, most parents are looking for a gift to give to their favorite student or teacher.  This class is the answer to both. Sign up now for this product based class which will include the “First Day” stamp set  featured in Stampin’ Up!’s Summer Mini Catalog along with the fun projects shown here. 

School Days

The double-sided box includes 5 mini notecards w/envelopes, 5 bookplates for those summer readers and a bookmark with a cute little worm I am naming “Willy”.  We will also make a 6×6 scrapbook page for that end of the school year picture and a decorated mini notebook to match.  All you have to do is add a Gift Card from your favorite chain store to make them feel extra special and to get their summer started off right!  Class is scheduled for two times on Wednesday, June 2 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. in my Home Studio.  Class Fee is $35.00 which includes your own stamp set to take home and make more projects.  Please e-mail me at sweadon@hotmail.com to sign up.

Published in: on May 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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