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.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge!

Ho, Ho, Ho, and an Early Merry Christmas to you all!

With this hot weather, I am sure you will appreciate the cool creations of our Desgin Team which are sampled below. Just click on their links to see how each of these have been made.

Well, as you can all guess, this week's Chapel Road challenge is all about Christmas.
Anything that is Christmas oriented is for this challenge.

Rules for the Challenge:
1. Have Fun
2. Use rubberstamps
3. One entry per person please
4. Deadline is July 28th at 7:00 p.m.
5. You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Stamp to play along, but if you do, it gets you two entries for the chance to win your choice of a Class Act line stamp.
6. Just add the link to your blog post, or project below by using the “Add Your Link button”

Now on for to the Design Team projects!
Barbara Washington

Chelsea Barnes

Gini Williams Cagle

Holly Brown

Suzanne Czosek

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some Announcements!

Our winner for the Colour Challenge using Red, White and Green is Ewavemella!!! Wonderful job on your card!! Please e-mail Carol at sales(at)classact.ca with your address and choice of stamp from the Class Act stamp line!

EEEPPP!!! I thought I posted this...but apparently I didn't!!! Class Act is opening a Stamping and Scrapbooking store on September 1st, 2011 here in Oshawa! I must have been so wrapped up with all of this going on that I forgot to put it on here! Check out the Class Act website for a picture of the store as is right now (while renovations are going on). We will keep updating pictures to keep you just as excited as we are!

There are so many autumn birthdays in our family I am usually at a loss for ideas. (Crikey..those birthdays will be here soon enough!) But when I saw this stamp among the releases for July I knew where I would surely use it. The apple barrow was stamped on a piece of canvas fabric with staz-on solvent ink (I added a few dots and scratches for grass) then coloured with ink and make-up applicators to give it a soft painted look. Mounted on a piece of white card I stitched around the outside with some thread. The vertical birthday greeting came in handy again and works perfectly in that small space. The thread spools are die-cuts with some cotton yarn wound around and a large plastic needle was added. The sponged background uses a piece of mesh and dark brown ink.

If this hot, muggy weather continues we will really be looking forward the the cooler days of fall! Yikes it's coming fast as it is..I shouldn't be wishing the summer away like that!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Things are finally starting to slow down after a fabulous Dominion Day Celebration. Time to start to relax and enjoy the long hot summer days.

Hand sewing has been my life-long passion (since I was a girl ..which wasn't just yesterday either!) so when I saw this beautiful stamp among the new releases for this month I was chuffed to little mint balls! It has so many opportunities for embellishment that I ran out of time before I ran out of ideas. The main image is stamped in black then the 'stitches' are coloured with pen. The inside is sponged with ink using my favourite tool a make-up applicator. For the stamens on the flowers I used a yellow glaze pen. Black thread was used to stitch the spirelli at the corner and a lace border punch and a decal blade on my cutter added the trim. The greeting is also hand stitched. First pencil the greeting lightly on a piece of white card stock. Using a sewing needle pierce around the pencil lines to form the letters. Sew through the holes with fine black thread then punch and oval and mount using a foam dot. Of course a little touch of bling never hurts.

Enjoy the hot weather...it will be Autumn soon enough!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day to all you Crazy Canucks!!

First let me thank all those that participated in this challenge. There were SO MANY ENTRIES! They were all beautiful! Thanks so much for participating!! So without keeping you all in suspense any longer the winner of this challenge is......Betty Wright! Congratulations! Please forward your choice of a Class Act line of rubber stamp to Carol along with your address to sales(at)classact.ca

We are running another challenge, and how fitting for Canada day.
This is going to be a color challenge using Red, White and Green. That should give you many options for your creativity.

Rules for this Challenge:
Must be made using rubberstamps
You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Artstamp for the challenge, but if you do use one of our stamps, it gives you two entries for the draw instead of one. We know you love to stamp, but please....one entry per person. If you want to do more than one project, we would be happy to put them on our website. :) The winner receive a stamp of their choice from the Class Act Stamp Line.
Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday July 14, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Leave a direct link to a new project, using any image..

Now to inspire your creativity are some of the Design Team creations.
To find out the “how to” on their projects, just click on their name above the project.

Sue Allen

Sheila Bartlett

Chelsea Barnes