Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oct. 10 Stampfest with Hetty, Lynette and Shelly

Lynette and I stamp together frequently. On October 10th, we had the wonderful opportunity to stamp with Hetty, who came all the way from The Netherlands and Shelly, who is a friend of Hetty, but lives fairly close to me! Shelly brought her Pan Pastels for us to try. Lynette showed us how to use gesso and brass stencils to get gorgeous textured impressions on paper.
A sampling of everyone's artwork.

Hetty shared the Stampin' Up Owl punch with us and guided us in making cool Halloween Cards inspired by Michelle Zindorf's Any Hooooo Tutorial #409
Hetty actually worked in her journal at my house! How cool to be on vacation and actually do something like this in your journal!!!
Here are some photos of our fun day:
Lynette, Hetty and Shelly.

Laura, Hetty and Shelly.

Hetty and Raymond.

Lynette and Doc (Robert)

Don and Laura (Hetty gave me that Dutch designed apron!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CSF Fall Card Swap-2012

Here are cards from the CSF Fall Card Swap. Creative Stamping Friends is a yahoo stamping group that has been around since 2001.
Created by Jane Giggy.

Created by Jinny Boyce.

Created by Anne Case.

Created by Sue Erickson.

Created by me (Laura Holm).

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Diamond Fold Cards

Barb I. from the Enjoy Michael Strong Yahoo Group shared a Diamond Fold card with us along with the link to Frenchie's tutorial. Here are my versions of this very fun card. Using 4 x 12 inch paper, you get 3 cards from scrapbook paper...of which I have a ton!

I made a visual to help me remember how to score/fold this.
I always have to refer to notes when I make another interactive type card!

Click on pictures to enlarge.

Stamps: Hero Arts, Stampin' Up! and Verses Rubber Stamps
Inks: Distress and Stampin' Up!