Saturday, April 5, 2008

3/28/08 Girl's Night Out

So...what is Girl's Night Out you ask? The last Friday of every month I host this event and it has evolved with time...and is now an evening of gal pals getting together for a fun night of stampin'! There are three options for you: 1) for $15 you can come to the studio with scissors and adhesive - and use all my stuff to work on scrap pages or cards (ink, embellishments, paper, Designer Paper, stamps, ribbon - you name it - I got it!) 2) $20 Do a Stamp-a-stack - 3 designs, 5 cards each for a total of 15 cards with envelopes 3) FREE - bring your things to work on with friends in a fun filled atmosphere!! You can even bring a set you are stuck on for ideas - I would love to help you find some new uses for it!! For all three of those options, if you did not have dinner, add $5 for salad and pizza...snacks and drinks on the house! And its easy to remember too - Last Friday of the Month!!!

This past Friday eve - Thank goodness Stef came up to run it for me since I was sick! I did pop in and out - but was far away from spreading germs!!! I did however, have 3 kick-ass cards to make if I do say so myself (and all three CASE-d and altered to fit my needs and my supplies....and here they are!!! Cute, eh??

This card is CASE-d from Joan Hajek, a talented SU! demo who is on a list serve I am on. I did not have all the supplies she did so I altered a few things, but it is basically the same card....Ladies I tell don't have to be an artistic genius and come up with all your own long as you acknowledge the maker (like I did) people are pleased you loved their card so much you wanted to copy it! All you need to do is CASE (remember - copy and share everything!) After CASE-ing for a while - you start using the style and techniques you learned along the way and the next thing you know- you are making gems like these!!! Thank God for these talented stampers, as my poor brain was fried and foggy for creation - but I can CASE things in my sleep! LOL! OK - so here is the recipe for this cutie-pa-tootie...

Paper: brocade blue, creamy caramel, chocolate chip, whisper white
Ink: brocade blue, basic black, chocolate chip
Stamps: pun fun, paisley BG, itty bitty backgrounds
Access: 5 petal punch, word window punch, ¾ circle punch, brown 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, twill, cutter kit, blender pen, sponge, brad, eyelet, dimensionals

Next is a card CASE-d from my up-line's BFF Diana Gibbs (and those two gals are side-lines or something!! anyway - we're all INKredible Impression girls - a FABULOUS family!!) She made a long skinny card and I just made it normal size. I think this is a great masculine birthday card. Here is THAT recipe:

Paper: close to cocoa, sky blue, blue bayou, really rust, creamy caramel
Ink: close to cocoa, chocolate chip, really rust, creamy caramel
Stamps: wanted, its your birthday
Access: ticket corner punch, scallop punch, blue bayou ribbon, sponge, jumbo brass eyelet, crop-o-dile, white gel pen, ziggy painter, dimensionals, cutter kit,

And the third card in the stamp-a-stack is a CASE from Amy Sheffer, another talented stamper on my list-serve. She also made a smaller, skinny card and I made it normal sized... The recipe for this beauty is as follows:

Paper: river rock, groovy guava, apricot, so saffron DSP, vanilla
Ink: so saffron, cameo coral, river rock, versa mark
Stamps: canvas BG, 3 for you punch box, true friend
Access: SU tool kit, cutter kit, black gingham ribbon, slit punch

So ladies - I hope I have made a case for CASE-ing....pun intended!! LOL And remember, the next Girl's Night Out is on Friday, April 25th - the last Friday of the month!! See you there!


suzann said...

Your Friday nights with the girls sounds like so much fun...wish you lived closer to me!

Love your cards - they are all so pretty.

Thanks for explaining CASE - I was clueless on that one!

Kim Marie said...

Wish I lived closer too!! The calendar is beautiful! And your cards are GREAT!
Kim Marie

Suzanne said...

Sound like lots of fun just a little to far to travel!!! Great cards. Hope you are feeling better!!! Sue :o)

Manna said...

Yeah, like Suzanne said, I wish you lived closer so I could come and have fiun with ya! Great cards for your projects! Love the whale one especially!