Hey there craftin' bloggers!

This is going to be where I'll highlight contests, competitions, and their results! If you enter a card in our contest

I will put it on the website (with full credit to you) unless you would prefer me not to – in which case state that in your e-mail, please.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hellloooo crafty stampers!
Happy Sunday!
There's not much new to report on - I have been slacking in the card making department because things have been so crazy with trying to get the new website up! On average it takes about 5 minutes per image to do, and when you have a couple thousand images...it's painful! Not to mention how my eyes scream madly at me due to the LED exposure...

Carol and I are in a bit of a predicament. We really, really want to release the new site...but we only have about 6 categories of stamps completed on the site. Our main concern right now is Christmas, because it's that time of year that all of you homemade card makers look for some new and exciting Christmas stamps! There are MANY MANY MANY new images that we do not have on the old site...would you guys want us to release the site up until Christmas so that you can see what peeks your fancy? We would then add categories as we complete them throughout the month of August.

Leave a comment or send me an email at Raychel@Classact.ca and tell me your thoughts and suggestions! I'd love to hear what you have to say! :-)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hey all!
There's quite a bit to report on from a very busy weekend here at Class Act!
The new website is almost finished being created!!! - now, don't go and get TOO excited...we still have to put all of our stamps on it, which is going to be a lot of work but we're going to get it done A.S.A.P.! Promise!

Aside from that, Carol and I went head-to-head with our so called "craft room" (known by friends and family as the "junk room," "messy room," and the ever-famous "what the heck is that room for, anyways?" I had spent most of yesterday working on cards (Yes! Me, working on cards again - maybe this blog is good for me, afterall!), and somehow managed to find everything I needed. However, I guess everything is lookin'-up-Raychel because she even gave me my own corner, complete with cabinet to put all of MY craft stuff! WOOOO!! Life is good.

I thought I would share my creations with you - and, you, my very special bloggers, are going to be getting a sneak peek at some of Class Act's brand new stamps that will be released in the very near future!! (pssst...this is just between us, she doesn't know I found her stash of newly pressed ones...teehee)

This was my first work of art! I used Class Act's Calla Lily (FL101L), black Memory inkpad, white glossy paper, brown cardstock, and green cardstock, and Tombow markers. It really took no time, and it looks pretty classy! Tombow markers are my new favourite toy. I never made cards before simply because I hated colouring with pencil crayons. They will change your colouring world!

This one was my second attempt to create a masterpiece. This is part of the new collection! It's a very fun stamp - and there are four of them that have this same design/look. All we need here is black and red cardstock, white ribbon, a border of somekind, and rhinestones! Around the edges of the black I used Rose Quartz Spash Metallic ink - they show up great on dark colours!
Yet another newbie! This cute little guy is part of an underwater collection that is in process of being released as well. Here I used Crystal Lacquer to give the crab a wet/underwater look.
Anddddd perhaps my favourite card and line coming out - THE GIRLIE DRINKS! Huzzah!! I'm pretty much changing the motto of my life to the saying on the card....as if I need more excuses! There are too many stamps to ink and blank pieces of paper kickin' around!
Again with the Tombow markers, but I just absolutely love love love the cute drink!!
ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggI I think now is as great a time as any to open up a competition!! If you have Class Act/Chapel Road Art Stamps, e-mail your card or project to Raychel@classact.ca. The winner will be determined by poll on the Yahoo! stamping group, and the winner will be sent a free stamp that hasn't been released yet! Woohoo!! So send 'em in and let's get this going! The competition will close on Thursday July 22nd, so don't delay!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A'hoy there!

I finally have some projects to post on here! I don't make cards a whole lot, so when I do I like to think they're something special, even if it's just to me. I'm a big fan of that instant gratification that you get when you've finished something...probably the reason why I like being creative and crafty so much! (I'm more of a scrapbooker than a stamper, by the way. That's one area that Mom and I are polar opposites.)

OH OH OH!!! Exciting news...I got my own e-mail for managing this blog :-) (FINALLY!!) So, my personal e-mail is Raychel@classact.ca. If you have any suggestions on helping me get going on this, send them my way, pretty please :-) Orders and inquiries can still be sent to sales@classact.ca.

My most recent card is a wedding card that I made for two of my friends who were married on Saturday (awwwww...). I've built up a reputation that would warrant my arrest if I ever bought an invitation or card instead of making it myself. Turns out it was crazy easy! All I did was use the Krystal Klear sheets, put lacquer on one side, then sprinkled black and pink glitter and tiny beads on the back. It dries clear and gives the card a really cool effect! I have also learned that my BlackBerry camera is not appropriate for this type of photography. Note taken.

I figured I would post this card too, only because I am too proud that I made it look decent in a short period of time! It was (obviously) for an 89th birthday, and the classic '57 Chevy was definitely a hit! I also vote "yes" to this type of picture! No shadow AND not blurry! Life is lookin' up!
Anywho, the new website is going to be up and running very soon! In the meantime, I'm going to give you a little bit of a surprise for helping us clear out the old stuff! I know Mom (Carol) only wanted to give you guys 20% off regularly priced stamps on the Yahoo group...buttt because I have control of this blog I'm going to UP it to 25% off of EVERYTHING on the Class Act site (woo woo!!!). Take that, Mom, for making me work all those hours while you were on vacation! But seriously...help me! I don't want to inventory all of this stuff...so just think, you can be helping ME out by taking stamps away AND feeding your obsession. I'll love you forever!!? Unfortuantely, I have to stick with her deadline of having the sale over on Sunday, July 11, 2010.

When you send in your order, make sure you put your username or e-mail that you used to follow this blog - that will entitle you to the sale! And don't worry - I'll tell her what I did...just after this is posted and logged off of the computer ;-)
Happy Stamp-a-lamp-a-lin!