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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A friend gifted me with this fabulous label. She said when she saw it she thought of me! I am not sure whether I should be chuffed or miffed because when she saw garbage my name just popped into her head! I guess I will go with the first one. The Count stamp was an obvious choice to accompany it. There is also a wonderful Lady stamp that would make a great companion stamp for say an anniversary or wedding card. I stuck the label down on black card stock with double-sided tape and embedded it with an embossing folder. The Count was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with Class Act embossing powder, trimmed and distressed around the edge and mounted on a piece of red card stock. The ribbon treatment uses a piece of very sticky double-sided tape. The ribbon is ruffled as you lay it down. I like to use a bamboo skewer to keep the folds even. The greeting was made using my Dymo label maker.

Hope everyone is enjoying the first Canadian holiday long-weekend of the summer. Otherwise known as the 'two-four' weekend. Somehow I have a feeling that Queen Victoria would not be amused!

Enjoy your blessings.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge

Shiver me timbers fellow Bloggers!

Let me first of all congratulate the winner of the last Challenge which is..................THERESE! Congratulations, and thank you all for participating. Would the winner please forward their address to Carol at sales(at)classact.ca along with your choice of Class Act stamp.

Now as you can probably tell from the opening statement, Class Act line of shttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giftamps has new pirate stamps online and ready for their adventures in the stamping world! Check them out here! Seriously...is anyone as excited as I am to see the next Pirates of the Carribean movie? Okayyyy, so they should have ended it after the 2nd...or 3rd...movie...but if they're going to keep giving it to us I'm going to continue watching!!

Also online are the new stamps that make you move...........with gears that is. The DT has done a few samples using this line of stamps, and have done an awesome job as they always do! You can check the samples and stamps out here.

Now!! On to the Challenge:

This is an Male-oriented ANYTHING GOES challenge.
Whatever you want to make is fine with us, as long as it is using rubber stamps, of course, and appeals to the guys!
To enter you do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road stamp, BUT (like always) if you use one of our stamps for your project, you will have two entries for the draw to win a stamp of your choice.

One extra way to get an extra entry is to refer a friend to our blog to participate in the challenge but make sure the person lets us know that they heard it from you!
The winner will receive a Class Act stamp of their choice.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 02, 2011.

Now without further adieu, the DT’s wonderful creations to help inspire you!
For instructions on their projects, just click on their name and it will take you to their blog on how to create it.

Suzanne Czosek

Holly Brown

Gini Williams Cagle

Chelsea Barnes

Barbara Washington

Woo woo woo!!! Happy Long Weekend, Canucks!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gearing up for Spring?....Summer?

Just when you think you really can't get any more creative!! Here Sue comes again!
I don't know about where you live but here we have had so much rain I am starting to blue mold! If the sun ever shines again the grass will be up to our armpits and the blackflies as big as crows! Ah...spring in Canada!
Working with the new release stamps for this month has been a fun experience. They can be very colourful or soft and subtle. As you can see ..I went for soft and subtle. The elephants are stamped on a neutral grayish card stock in a soft brown with some of the ink lifted here and there with a tissue. Then cut out. Ink shadows were applied with a make-up applicator and small pearls added for eyes. The green DP was in a pack from the dollar store. The banner was stamped on the same card stock and sponged on the outside. The faux brad is a washer of some kind that I found in my hubby's workshop. Let me tell you ladies...take a look in there once in a while. If you are lucky enough to have a tinkering hubby that room deserves a good rummage. I am sure he doesn't realize what wonderous embellishments he has stored there! LOL
Stay dry and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, May 13, 2011

More From Sue!


Now that the sun is waking up earlier these days the roosters are getting more active! If they keep this up it will be the stew pot soon...only kidding. The new releases this month are wild.. and present so many amazing alternatives and creative choices. The rooster was stamped on a chicken wire background paper and sponged with various coloured distress inks using a make-up applicator. A few squiggles with a fine marker made the grass. Feathers were added to the tail and copper pieces from stickers embellish the comb and wings. The outside is sponged through a piece of net and a few birdseeds make this rooster happy.

Enjoy your creativity..

Friday, May 6, 2011

Class Act Challenge #5

Hi Hi Hi Bloggers!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying the SUNSHINE that we are FINALLY started to get - at least here in Southern Ontario! We've had nothing but rain for the past 2 weeks, but my oh my was yesterday GORGEOUS!!!!!!

We're back with another Class Act Challenge! But before we get to it, we like to announce the winner of the Chapel Road Non-Traditional/Unique Fold card! Congratulations Lisa Somerville to for your card entry! Please email Carol at sales(at)classact.ca with your choice of a Chapel Road stamp set and address! :) Woo woo!!

Now, onto another Challenge.....Challenge Numbah 5! Class Act is hosting a challenge using masculine images to create your project BUT (there's always a but!) you must also incorporate fabric/stitching (can be foe fabric and stitching or real or something that looks like fabric)
To enter you don't need to use a Class Act/Chapel Road Stamp, but if you do use one of ours you will get TWO entries for your card!
The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from the Class Act line! Just add the link to your blog post or project below using the "Add Your Link" button! The deadline is May 19, 2011. Let the crafting begin!!!

Our DT has been hard at work (as always) to give you all a jump start! Click on their name for a link to their blog for the "how to!"

Chelsea Barnes

Claudine Poch

Dawn Bennett

Donna Duquette

Sheila Bartlett

Sue Allen

P.S. We have a new release for this challenge! There are new "gear" stamps, such as those that Donna and Sheila used!! They're animals that are completely made up of gears! Some pretty neat stuff you can do with them! Check it out on the Class Act website here!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

More from Sue Allen!

We get a double dose of Sue Allen today!!! Hurray!!!! :)

This project is an Easter Basket created from an envelope. I made these for my ATC group and filled them with...Chocolate of course! Using the new release Birdhouse stamps is such fun...there are so many possibilities. First seal the envelope and put the bottom half through your die-cut machine with a folder of choice. I coloured it with chalks and added small ribbon flowers. The birdhouse is coloured with prisma pencils and OMS (my fav way to colour), highlighted with a stardust pen and popped on a foam dot. The branches are punched in three colours of green. The large flowers are die-cut, backed with mulberry paper and glittered to death! (Large surprise LOL) 'Happy Easter' greeting is from Class Act vertical greetings which I cut apart so it could be staggered. Add a ribbon for the final touch.

Be sure to get outside and enjoy the fine spring weather...if we ever get any!

Well we are already in the beginning of May and the spring flowers are beginning to bloom. The fine weather is bound to get here sooner or later and the birds will be nesting. This nice large birdhouse is just the right size for cutting, colouring and adding embellishments. The roof was stamped separately from patterned paper then cut out and attached to the birdhouse which is then coloured with prisma pencils and OMS. The tiny coral flowers are punched and pressed in a die. The leaves are a sizzix die-cut and sparkly gems added to the roof and flower centres. The front of the card is pressed in a cuttlebug folder and a window is cut in the centre with more flowers and leaves showing through.

Don't forget to stop and smell the flowers...if you can find them! LOL