Friday, December 14, 2012

January Class - highlighting Stampendous

Earlier in the week I blogged about the changes coming to my card class at Scrapbook Barn with the New Year.  As promised I'm revealing the images that will be featured the first three months of the year.

The first company we'll be highlighting is Stampendous.  With a wide range of styles and images plus stamps that are wood mounted, cling mount or clear there's a stamp style and material for everyone.  Stampendous also has a variety of other products, including embossing powders, in their catalog.  These catalogs will be available in the store and during class for you to look thru and place any special orders.  Orders will be compiled and submitted once the manufacturer minimum has been reached.  Prepayment is necessary to place any special orders.

This is a Jumbo Cling set.  The Jumbo Cling Sets have been some of my favorite to color and include in class this past year.  And this one is sure to get a lot of stamping!  I've got so many ideas for this!
This image excited me for all the color possibilities it has - the bird, the flowers, the nest.  But after I got to looking at it, there's plenty of inspiration beyond just coloring.  Texture possibilities and product possibilities.  It'll be hard to confine myself to just 3 ways to use this one.

 I've said before I'm not into frogs.  That also applies to toads.  But for some reason these two (separate stamps but I'll be using them together) spoke to me.  I'm not sure if it's the old fashioned Beatrix Potter style of them or the "Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog" that started playing in my head when I saw them but I knew I wanted to play with them and see what they could do.

 Masculine cards are ALWAYS the hardest to create.  This set seemed like it offered plenty of opportunities to create in multiple styles.  I'm anxious to get my hands on it and try out some of the ideas I've got for it!

Don't forget the class naming contest I've got going on.  This new class concept deserves a new name that encompasses all it's about - 4 images, 3 months, 1 company, multiple techniques.  If I choose your name suggestion you will receive either a free class or 5 card kits from my basket, your choice.  I'll leave the contest open until Dec 26 and will announce the new name by Dec 28.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December Projects & a little contest....

Here are the projects for class this weekend.  And an update about the card class going forward at Scrapbook Barn.  I'm excited about it and hope you will be too.

First December's projects.

I've had this adorable little trailer from Impression Obsession for a little while and have just been waiting for the right inspiration to strike.
Summer Camper
When I saw this quote on Pinterest I knew I'd found it
Here's the result.  I've left the inside blank but will be including a copy of the inspiration piece with the coloring directions so you have the quote if you'd like.

You can find the other three projects on the Class Projects tab complete with all the colors used for them.

And now, the biggest news.  I'm changing up this card class at Scrapbook Barn.  Rather than featuring 4 different images each month and only coloring them, as of January 2013 I will feature the same four images for 3 months.  This will allow the time and creativity to play with each image a little more thoroughly.  We'll color them for one of the classes and the other two will feature the same images but crafted using different techniques, products or methods.

It's my hope that by focusing on fewer images and using them multiple ways we can get more from our supplies.  And because we'll be highlighting one company for a 3 month period you'll be able to place special orders from the catalogs.  They'll be available in class and in the store for you to look thru anytime.  Manufacture minimums will need to be reached before orders will be submitted.

I've already chosen the first images.  They're from Stampendous.  I'll have them posted Friday for you to look at.  With the changes to the class it seems like a new name is needed.  Send me your suggestions and if I chose your class name you'll win either a free class or choose 5 cards from my card kit basket, whichever you prefer.  So remember - 4 images, 3 months, 1 company, coloring and other methods will be used.  Can't wait to hear your suggestions.