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April 2017

April Card Class "Under the Rainbow"

Here are the cards that we made in April's class.  

20170422 April class cards


Card #1: Little Boy with the Rainbow Shave Ice

This is one of my favorite cards ever!  The little boy reminds me of my nephews and rainbow shave ice is my all time favorite flavor.  For the rainbow shave ice, I used sponge daubers.  I started with daffodil delight, then did the real red and then the tempting turquoise.  If you look closely, where the colors overlap, it's orange and green, just like real rainbow shave ice!  Then to finish it off, I colored the rainbow shave ice with Clear Wink of Stella.  It made it sparkle like shave ice does in the sun.  The shave ice was punched using the 1 1/2" circle from whisper white.  The cone is the retired tree punch at 1 3/4" high.

20170422 boy with shave ice card

For the little boy, his head and hair are punched from the 1 3/4" circle punch.  His body was punched using the best badge punch.  His shorts are just a rectangle the width of the best badge with a triangle cut-out on the bottom.  His arms and hand were made from the legs of the cookie cutter punch.  And finally his face uses the eyes and mouth from the Playful Pals set.  His cheeks are stamped in blushing bride ink using the eraser top on a pencil.  You can easily make little girls instead with a swimsuit top, ponytail or other hairdos--everyone had a lot of fun customizing their little person and making shave ice in their favorite flavor(s).


Card #2: Under the Rainbow

The images for this card are from the Over the Rainbow stamp set.  The words on the gold foil were stamped using Staz On Black.  The rainbow on the vanilla card stock was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black.  Then the letters were colored with Stampin' Write Markers using brights.

20170422 Rainbow card


Card #3: Under the Umbrella

This card uses images from the Beautiful You stamp set.  The umbrella was also stamped on Tip Top Taupe designer patterned paper and cut out, then added to the card with a dimensional.  The girl's outfit was colored using Stampin' Write markers in Flirty Flamingo and Tip Top Taupe to match the cardstock and designer paper.

  20170422 girl with umbrella card


Card #4: Happy Happy Birthday to You

The Happy Celebrations stamp set and coordinating embossing folders were used to make this card.  The candles at the bottom were punched using the Candle Border punch.  The centers of the flowers were colored using Gold Wink of Stella.  The color combination of Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder and Very Vanilla remind me of rainbow sherbet.  Do you remember the rainbow sherbet fruit punch float with 7-up at parties when you were a little kid?  It was one of my favorite treats.

  20170422 happy happy birthday card


Hope you enjoyed April's class!  Join me for class in May called "Eat Cake" on the 20th (9 am or 1 pm) or 21st (9 am or 1 pm).  Just email me to reserve your spot.



Below are the supplies used for all of the cards.  If you'd like to place an order, click on the pictured product to jump immediately to my website and shop or from the top menu, click on SHOP NOW.

Supplies used for Little Boy with Shave Ice card:


Supplies used for Under the Rainbow card:


Supplies used for Under the Umbrella card:


Supplies used for Happy Happy Birthday to You card:



Pirate 3rd Birthday Party Favors

My cute little nephew just turned 3.  He had a Peter Pan and pirate themed birthday party.  My sister and I made some peter pan themed treat bags as for the party favors.  We were inspired by a post on pinterest.  See if you can recognize the characters.

20170317 peter pan treat bags

Close-ups of each: Smee, Captain Hook, Peter Pan & Tinkerbell.

20170317 smee

20170317 captain hook

20170317 peter pan

20170317 tinkerbell

And here is his birthday cake too!

3rd birthday cake

It was a fun day in Neverland!

 Supplies used to make the treat bags:


April Card Class "Under the Rainbow" Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the cards we will be making in my April class.

20170412 April class sneak peek

We will be making 12 cards--3 each of 4 designs.  All supplies to make the cards including envelopes will be provided.  The class fee is $20. 

There are still spaces available on April 22 in the 9 am and 1 pm sessions  and on April 23 in the 1 pm session.  If you'd like to sign up, please email me to reserve your spot.  Hope we can stamp together in my new stamp room soon!

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The New Stamp Room is finished!

Thanks for following the progress of my new stamp room.  Again a big thank you to all of our awesome contractors and the team at Organized Hawaii for transforming the garage into a wonderful space.  And a thank you to a good friend for her design assistance and being an expert to bounce ideas off of.

I had a great time moving all of my stamping goodies from upstairs into the new space.  I went up and down the stairs many times--who knew I had so much to move!  I also had class supplies stored in a cabinet in the living room that was moved to the new space.  So I filled up all of the space on the side of the garage designated for my stamping stuff.  Then I appropriated 2 more cabinets from the other side.  Luckily I have an understanding and supportive spouse!  Then we moved in all of the garage things and shoes.  Everything fits comfortably with room to spare, whew!  I did not want to stack things on top of the cabinets.

The new space has been put to good use.  I've used it for several months of card classes, prep and creative time.  I've been enjoying the AC and it even feels like I have a indoor laundry room--an extra bonus that I hadn't anticipated.

Here is the room set-up for class for the first time in March.  I took a photo from each corner, starting with the view from the door into the house and going clockwise around the room.

Garage class 1


View from the laundry corner.

Garage class 2


View from the corner by the garage door next to the wide cabinets.

Garage class 3


View from the other garage door corner.

Garage class 4


So that's my new stamp room.  Hope that you can join me in my new space soon if you haven't already!

Installing Cabinets in the New Stamp Room

Here is the next installment of the transformation of the garage into the new stamp room.  The space is now ready for cabinets!  

Garage after painting and floor

Here is the team from Organized Hawaii hard at work on the install.  

Garage - cabinet install 2


This side of the garage will have a seating bench and will be mostly for "garage" stuff.  The cabinet he is working on now is for shoes.  The cabinets on this side are 14" deep. 

Garage-cabinet install 1


This side of the garage will have a butcher block countertop, uppers, drawers and cabinets.  The uppers are 12" deep and the rest of the units are 2 feet deep.

Garage cabinet install-right


Here is the install after the crew cleaned up.  There are still 2 more cabinet doors that we are waiting for along with the bench drawer face, but it is nearly done!

Garage after install 1

Garage after install 2

Stay tuned for my next post of the reveal!  Thanks for stopping by.