Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Crazy Bird Demo

 Thank you to all that came to the Demo on Saturday.  We sure had fun playing with the Crazy Bird stamps along with Distress Paint & Inks, Tim Holtz Stencils and Adirondank Alcohol Inks.  Using these products, we created cool backgrounds.  Here is what we created...
 This bird was stamped on a marble background that we created with Distress Paint and Inks.  Then he was colored with the Adirondack alcohol inks and the Blending pen.
 This bird was also stamped on one side of the marbled background paper that was created with the Distress Paints.  Then I cropped him down and matted him.  The other part of the marbled paper was used behind the Hexagon die cut from Poppy stamps.  The saying is from Memory Box.
This cutie bird is stamped onto white card stock and color with the Adirondack Alcohol inks directly onto the paper.  This creates a "watercolor" look.  The background was created with Distress Paints, Distress Inks and Distress Stains with some added interest of stencils.  The cut out was a die set from Memory Box and sentiment die was from Cheery Lynn.  Look for classes on the Crazy Birds starting in September!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pop Up with Glitter Class


We are offering a new class at The Stamp Shoppe.  Using Peel Off Stickers and Microfine glitters we will be creating these pop up cards.  Learn three techniques with these stickers and glitters along with tips and tricks to make it as easy as 1..2..3!  You will make both of these cards during the class.  Just bring your favorite adhesive and dimensional tape and we provide everything to make them.
If you want to sign up for the class, just give us a call.  This class will be this Thursday, July 30th at 11:00 am.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hummingbird Moments

Here was a card I made using odds and ends and paper scraps that I had in my "Extras" drawer.  It's fun to stamp that way sometimes.  You don't have a plan, but you put things together to see what you can come up with.  Stamping the the Heart Grass onto decorator paper adds a different twist.  Then I cut another decorator paper to fit in the scored border I made with the ScorBuddy.  I have lots of little bird cut with the Mini Birds die and then when I need a small bird, I pick one that I want to use, then stamp it with the image I like from the Mini Birds stamp set.  The fancy tag is made using a Cheery Lynn die and I stamped the sentiment from the Four Seasons stamp set.  Finally I added some sequins to the card to finish it.  Check out more beautiful cards on the PPRS Blog!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zentangle Fans

 Cards are created by Michelle Pearson!
We are having a Zentangle card class on Thursday, April 2 at The Stamp Shoppe in Weston, Wisconsin at 1 pm.  Michelle Pearson is coming to teach some new Zentangle designs and you will use what you learn to create these two cards.  These cards are mostly Black and White with a pop of color.  If you are interested, give us a call at 715-355-6735.  She goes through each design step-by-step to make it easy for you to understand.  You will love what you can do!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring is here and with Spring is the promise of new life and hope.  Today, I am using the Sleepy Time Baby stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I cut out the image with an oval die and sponged the opening with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Then I popped it over a doily that I cut out with the Cheery Lynn die.  I inked up the "Baby" part of the the Makes love stronger sentiment...also a stamp from Prickley Pear.  Then I cut out two of the flowers from the PPRS Poinsettia Leaves die along with corners to add embellishments to the card.  I then added two sequins and a Candi to the flower center to finish it off.  More great cards on the PPRS blog, so be sure to check them out!  Happy Spring!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Luck O' the Irish

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner and I decided to make a card to celebrate the Irish Holiday!  I am using the Lucky Horseshoe stamp from Prickley Pear.  I colored it with Copic Markers and drew black lines and dots around the paper for an extra layer.  Then I used some Shamrock paper to bring out more of the festive, Irish feel.  Finally, I stamped the Luck O' the Irish sentiment onto white card stock, then cut it out with a banner die.  I used the  Shabby Shutters Distress ink to add color to the banner.  Follow us on the PPRS Blog to get new ideas every Monday!  Feels like Spring is on it's way so...Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Today I am using the Fishing on a Pier Silhouette stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I stamped it with VersaFina Onyx Black ink.  I like to use the VersaFine ink for solid image stamps for a more bold image.  Then I used the removable scotch tape around the edges and then sponged using the Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  Once I finished sponging the image, I removed the tape.  Then Color the water with Copic Markers.  The Jumping Bass was stamped onto another piece of white card stock and colored with Copics.  Then I cut out the fish and popped it up at the end of the line.  I found a piece of wood print paper and stamped the Come Early sentiment on it.  Finally I added the hinge to the barn board that I cut with the Cheery Lynn Die.  Find more inspiration on the PPRS blog too!