Fabulous is what you are

My share for you today is a very easy quick all occasion card.  It uses the stamp set Million & One.  I absolutely love the font in this set.  It’s fabulous is what it is!  This is another one of the cards we made the other night at my “Play with Clay Class”.  This time the clay was colored simply with a sponge dauber…Love it!
Stamps:           Million & One c-126377 w-126375
Ink:                 Wisteria Wonder 126985
Paper:              Whisper White 101650
                        Wisteria Wonder 122922
Tools:               Big Shot 113439
                        Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder 130917
                        Scallop Trim Border Punch 118402
Accessories:      Simply Pressed Clay 130685
                        Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds 131272 
                        Sponge Dauber 102892
                        Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

Holiday Catalog Kick Off

Oh what fun we had last night at my Demonstrator Make & Take Event.  When each new catalog comes out, my sister Peggy Murwin (she’s a demonstrator in Lake Wonder Illinois) and I design 20 cards using tons of new stuff from the newest catalog.  This time we kicked off the Holiday Catalog in great style.  I invite my team of demonstrators as well as all demonstrators in the area, (some drive a long way to get here) and we stamp for about 3 hours and complete the 20 cards Peggy and I designed.  It’s a great chance to get to know other demonstrators and have fun.  Then I use these samples we’ve created for my Holiday Catalog Kick Off Party.

The new Holiday Catalog is absolutely
fantastic…I’m already hearing how much you love it!!  There are wonderful new stamp sets, designer
series papers, ribbons, Big Shot Framelits and embossing folders, scrapbook kits,
punches and oodles of accessories.  Come
join the fun and be one of the first people to see and play with brand new
products from the Holiday Catalog. 
You’ll make some wonderful cards/projects with some of the great new
stuff.  You really don’t want to miss
this event!!
Class Fee:$15 or FREE with a $50 order
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 9th
Just email me to get registered


Tina’s rules for beautiful card making

Before we get to my rules, I need your help.  Remember last week when I said you can follow my blog via email?  If you signed up for my emails by the end of July, I’d draw a name to win the “Yippee Skippee!” stamp set.  Well from talking to many of you, I can know many of you logged in and signed up to receive an email from my blog every time I post something.  I was getting ready to gather the names for the drawing and now I see that I don’t have access to the names of those who have joined to “Follow” me, so here’s where I need your help.  If you have already joined my following via email or if you still want to, and be included in the drawing, pop me an email telling me you joined, and your name will be added to the drawing.  I will extend the sign up drawing deal to August 7th, so pop me an email and let me know. tinarappe@charter.net  

 So now, here’s my unwritten rule (I guess now it’s a written rule though) for making really nice looking cards. When I sit down to stamp I almost always combine 3 elements on my cards. 
      1. Layers (if something doesn’t look quite right,
add a layer, it  highlights things.

2. Texture (embossing folders, paper piercing, torn or crumpled paper…)
3. Embellishment (button, brad, clay ribbon…)
So get out your supplies and give it a try then pop me an email and show me your creation.  I’ll pick a few and post them on my blog next week.
Stamps:           My Friend c122587 w-128670
Markers:           Blushing Bride 131265
                       Smoky Slate 131898
                       Pear Pizzazz 131266
Paper:              Whisper White 101650
                        Blushing Bride 131198
                        Smoky Slate 131202
Tools:               Big Shot 113439
                        Oval Collection Framelits 129381
                        Fancy Fan Embossing Folder 127751
Accessories:      Simply Pressed Clay 130685
                        Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds 131272 
                        Paper Piercing Toll 126189
                        Paper Pierce Mat 126199
                        Paper-Piercing Pack 129387
                        Stampin’ Spritzer 126185
                        Blushing Bride Reinker 131157
                        Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430