Monday, June 27, 2011

Stamp To Cope: Fundraising Workshop in July - Register Today

Stamp To Cope: Fundraising Workshop in July - Register Today: "Happy Monday all, Hard to believe we are in the last week of June already! As we move into July, I wanted to share the news that Stamp to C..."

Fundraising Workshop in July - Register Today

Happy Monday all,  Hard to believe we are in the last week of June already! As we move into July, I wanted to share the news that Stamp to Cope, Inc. will be hosting a fundraising The Art of Stamping workshop through the Berea Festival Learnshop event.  All proceeds from my workshop on July 13 and 14 will go to Stamp to Cope, Inc. to further our mission of outreach and awareness of Breast Cancer Survivorship. Check out the link below and register today! Please share with others.

The card featured today was inspired by my dear friend and fellow cancer Survivor Tracy.  Happy Birthday! The card was shaped using a Nestibilities die set and taking the largest size first, cutting it twice to make the front and back of the card base.  Leaving it in the die, I sponged on pink ink. Then when I lifted the die it left a white border. I repeated the same technique with the next size die but stamped on the swan before sponging on the technique around the edges. I stamped the swan again on a scrap piece of white card stock, colored it for highlights, cut it out, and glued it onto the already stamped base. A fun way to add character to the card.

This technique as well as embossing, resist, layering and much more will be covered in our workshop.  Hope to see you there.  Have a great week. Blessings  Jeannette

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Welcome to my weekly blog! I waited until today to write because I wanted to try something new…. Creating a blog with more than one picture… so I needed to practice. Thanks for your patience.

Good fathers are such a wonderful gift which should be celebrated. Thank goodness there is a special day just for them. I have been truly blessed many times over… While my father was alive, he was a tremendous font of love, support, and compassion and every day I find myself reflecting some element of his care.
My father-in-law is also an amazing man who unselfishly helped raise his brothers and sisters, then his own family, and now shares his ideals with his grandchildren. It is a joy to watch my husband, truly the best of fathers, incorporate his wisdom and compassion with our children and grand children. When I look back on how these three pillars reflect the foundation of our family, I am awed and inspired.
For my husband, who has really gotten into gardening this year, I created this wood grain frame card. The wood grain piece was made by taking a yellow piece of card stock, embossing lines, and then rubbing brown ink directly from the pad onto the paper. I then cut out an oval center and stamped on the white card based.

My father-in-law is a great outdoorsman so I made this sailing card to reflect peaceful waters and tranquility. I sponged on various colors of ink to create the sky and water using post it notes to mask off areas for the land and horizon. The sail boat was stamped once on the card itself and then stamped again on another piece of cardstock, colored, cut out, and then glued over the first stamp to create depth. Grass was then stamped onto the base.
A BIG thank you to father’s every where! Have a great week. Jeannette