Sunday, August 24, 2014

You Rock!

I seriously Laughed Out Loud when I saw this stamp in the book! It became one of my favorites.  It's actually called You Rock and it's a single wooden stamp and it could be altered to make two stamps out of it, by cutting off the You Rock part and placing it on the opposite side of the wood block, just in case you wanted to use just the sentiment or just the rocker.
It is a simple card using the masking technique.  I stamped the rocking chair in Momento Black ink, and then again on a scrap and cut out just the rocking chair to use for the mask.  I placed the cut out on top of the cardfront chair, and then inked up two of the Border stamps, the hearts in Real Red, and the dashed lines in Old Olive, and then stamped each one seperatley over the mask.  It gives the illusion of the rocking chair sitting on top of the border. I punched out Old Olive and Real Red flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and the center of the flower from Daffodil Delight from the 1/4" Circle hand held punch.  To finish it off, I colored two different size Basic Rhinestones with red and yellow Blendabilities and adhered them to the card.

Friday, August 22, 2014


 Well, I'm finally getting sat down to post our cards from August class.  This card was pretty much everyone's favortie.  I started by layering Bermuda Bay onto Whisper White base and then for the card front, I used the Heart and Stars Masks to make the yellow stars.  I mixed Crushed Curry reinker with 70% rubbing alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer and then laid the mask/ stencil over the paper and spritzed it. Viola! For the Melon Mambo star, I layered one of the Star Framelits with another smaller one inside and ran it through at the same time through the Big Shot to get the "cutout" effect.  I criss crossed two pieces of Silver Twine through the star and adhered the ends to the back.  I cut another smaller star from the Silver Glimmer paper and adhered it to the center of the cut out.  Then using the star punch, I punched out two more and glued them onto the front.
 I used the stamp set Fabulous Four and stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay.   Below is a "vamped" up version of the card using two of the stamp from that stamp set  and moving over the star to the opposite side and popping up two of the stars with Dimensionals.
Love the look of the card, and it's super simple!  Well, I'm out for now, come back later and I will have the rest of our card class cards to show you. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spook-tacular Halloween Class Details

 When:   Wednesday, September 10th
Where: Huckleberry Hall C-Fun City
Time: 6-9pm
We all have “frightful” grandkids, friends, family, co-workers, etc. that we can give out fun treats too for Halloween, just because we are older, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun giving still!
Come to this class and make the Halloween Wreath(for you-or to give away) and some projects that make Halloween treat giving so much fun that are just as fun to make as to give.
The cost of this class includes one Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit(p. 37 of the Holiday catalog-which you will be receiving any time now), and supplies to make 3 fun candy treat projects and two cards!
$35.00 prepaid by September 1st  You may pay for this class at ANY August card class, I will not be submitting the order until September 1st.  If you aren’t going to be seeing me in August, as always you can mail me a payment or use my Paypal account, which is
**Please feel free to offer this class to friends that may be interested!
Any questions, let me know.
Happy Stamping!
Jamie Hurley

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Christmas in July Stamp a Stack

 Every year, I do a Christmas in July Stamp a Stack to help those who tend to put off their Christmas cards for so long that they end up not getting them done at all...(that includes MWUAH!) So, I thought I would go ahead and post them so that you can have some ideas to get your cards going NOW!  All three of these cards have Christmas stamp sets that will be RETIRING on AUGUST 31st! If you want any or all of them, please contact me ASAP, because, well, we are in August already, still can't believe it!
 These cards are created to be more simple so that they can be reproduced in a quicker manner than those who love to layer it all up.  Finding out that clean and simple are the way to go when doing multiples and I truly believe that is why we don't get them done in time.

SO IN LOVE with the NEW GOLD SATIN RIBBON! LOVELOVELOVE!  If you have any questions regarding these cards, go ahead and contact me at or leave a comment right here!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Cake-day!

 Gettin' ready to head out to Adventureland Park today, but wanted to post another card from July class and swaps for convention.  This one I layered Hello Honey onto Whisper White card base and then ran a piece of Coastal Cabana through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dots folder(LOVE!) and adhered it to the Hello Honey.  I cut a piece of Lullabye DSP and flagged the edge and put it down on the Coastal Cabana layer.

I punched out Baked Brown Sugar using the 2  3/8" Scallop Circle, then a piece of Hello Honey with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I stamped out the cupcake from the stamp set Cupcake Party in Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey inks and punched out using the Cupcake Builder Punch.  I popped up the top of the cupcake and the star that I punched from Champagne Glimmer paper.  I stamped out the Happy Cakeday in Hello Honey and onto Whisper White.  I finished the card off by tying a bow from the Coastal Cabana Twine and adhering it with a glue dot.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nuts About You

 So, today, I'm going to post another July Class card and also one I took as a swap with me to Convention. I fell in love with this Hostess stamp set Nuts About You when I saw it and knew it was going to go on my first order.
Started with a Very Vanilla base and then layered onto it the Calypso Coral and a piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain folder.  I cut a Very Vanilla banner from the Banner Framelits and stamped the tree in Baked Brown Sugar.
 I added some little flowers in Daffodil Delight from the Itty Bitty flower punch and then glued a little Gold Sequin into the centers.  I stamped the little bird on a tree branch in Soft Sky and the squirrels in Calypso Coral ink.  I used my Fringe Scissors to cut a piece of Old Olive card stock to resemble grass and then a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon was stapled across the bottom.  I finished the card off by stamping the Nuts About You in Daffodil Delight and onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out using the Petite Curly Label punch and popped it up with a Dimensional.
Today, my family has plans and I chose to stay home and work on card classes for August.  I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sweet Watermelon

What a beautiful day it is, after having STYFILING heat yesterday! I am thankful that I get to work in the house on days like that.  And speaking of that, it's kind of funny that in the midst of the heat, I sat up my stamping classroom yesterday for my Christmas in July Stamp a Stack today.  I have so many photos to show you, and sadly, realized, I forgot to share July card class cards.
I saw an idea on Pinterest for a watermelon card and decided to make one out of some new product as well as some that is still current, but not neccesarily new.  I started with an Old Olive base, and added a Melon Mambo layer, but scored it on the left side so that the opening is just a flap not a full front.  I ran another piece of Old Olive thorugh the new Zig Zag folder and layered it onto the Melon Mambo flap.  The inside is just a layer of Whisper White (for writing on).  For the watermelon, I stamped out the gingham circle in Old Olive from the stamp set Kind and Cozy and punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle punch. I layered a 1 3/4" circle of a design from the Sweet Taffy DSP pack into the center of it and then cut the whole thing in half. I added the seeds, wait for it..............I used the new Itty Bitty punch pack HEART and punched out 2 hearts and cut them in half. Yep, that's it! Cute huh?  For the sentiment at the top, I used Cycle Celebrations and stamped out the label shaped stamp in Melon Mambo and punched it out and then stamped it again in Momento Black ink and punched it out using the Large Oval punch and used a Dimensional to adhere it to the middle. I had some extra supplies left over, so a select few got this card as a swap for Convention.  Well, I'm going to finish my coffee and wait for my stampers to get here. Have a super Wednesday!