Monday, September 28, 2009

I tried something new today. I took the layout of a card I saw on Dawn Mcvey's site and part of another card that I saw on Amy Rohl's site and came up with this card.

I really love the Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip DSP color combination (for those of you that are new to Stampin' Up! lingo, DSP stands for Designer Series Paper - page 161 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog).

I hope you enjoy the card.

All products used are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like further information on the products used, please feel free to email me at

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This morning I decided I was going to start my day with a cup of coffee and Stamping School - I joined Stamping School a few weeks ago, but I have not had the time to create any of the projects. So this morning I took my cup of coffee, turned on the computer, went straight to Stamping School, breezed through some of the classes and decided to make this very pretty card.

The techniques used to make this card were misting, spritzing, distressing and sponging.

Stay tuned this week for more ideas from Stamping School.

All products used are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like more information about these products, please email me at


At last night's Stamp-A-Stack class, Liza decided to change things a bit and created a card for her husband. She traded the flowerpot image for the golfer and then started coloring and look at the great card she came up with. Card making is new to Liza, in fact it was the second class that she took with me.

Look at how proud Liza is of her card. You did a great job.

All products used to create Liza's card are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like to learn more about the products used, please feel free to email me at


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today I'd like to share with you an invitation I made recently. I saw the flower pot card and instructions on Stephanie Luman's blog here and I also saw the sunflowers on Tabitha Davis' blog here
Once I saw that card I thought it would be a cute idea to put them together for an invitation for the guests I was inviting to my Block Party. I later thought about napkin ring holders and created those as well. Everyone that recieved an invitation commented on how beautiful they were. My cousin told me that she put a magnet behind her invitation and put it on her refrigerator. What a nice idea and knowing that someone has done that with something I've made makes the idea of homemade invitations all the more worthwhile.
I hope you have an opportunity to make them for yourself.
All of the products used are Stampin' Up!. Please feel free to email me with any questions about the products used for this project at
Stay well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

After a quiet summer, today I kicked off my first class for the Fall. Melissa, Patti, Tammi and Rina were over for a scrapbook class in my basement studio. Tonight we created a two page 12 x 12 layout with a matching card.
We all had a great time with good company and lots of chocolate.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Following you will find my class/workshop schedule for the month of September. Keep checking this post to see additional postings.

If you have interest in any of the classes described below, please contact me directly at I hope to see you soon.


Card Class - Die Cut/Texture Plates & In-Colors
Tuesday, 9/22/09 - 7:00pm-9:30pm
In this class we will be using Stampin' Ups! dies, texture plates and the new In-Colors to create five cards (with envelopes). Contact me for details at

Card Class - Stamp-a-Stack
Saturday, 9/26/09 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
In this class you will create 12 cards using different stamp sets from Stampin' Up! You will create four designs (3 of each). These cards can be used for any occassion. Contact me for details at

Scrapbook/Card Class
Tuesday, 9/29/09 - 7:00pm-9:30pm

In this class you will create a two page 12x12 layout using Stampin' Up!'s cardstocks (Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White), inks, several stamp sets, ribbons and embellishments. You will also create a matching card. Contact me for details at

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Card Kit of the Month Program - September 2009
Featured Stamp Set: "Falling Leaves"
Featured Accessories: Orchard Ribbon Originals and Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel

In the September “Card Kit of the Month” you will receive the supplies (color photos and step-by-step instruction included) to create 6 of each design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards in total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples that will be pictured as part of the step-by-step instruction of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. Did I mention that everything is pre-cut for you and you receive the instructions with four full color photos?

Card Kit Price is just $15 -- that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!!!!
Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off the catalog price!!!!!

September “Featured Products” (applicable to 20% discount):

  • “Falling Leaves” stamp set ($21.95 catalog price) $17.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)
  • Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel ($8.50 catalog price) $6.80 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)
  • Orchard Ribbon Originals ($9.95 catalog price) $7.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)

What else will you need? -- see the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything -- just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything -- place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "Featured Products!") --OR -- you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have -- the choice is yours!

Place your order today and receive your kit by the end of the month (deadline to order kit is September 15th).
Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown (subject to tax and shipping):
Always Arichoke Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
More Mustard Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
VersaMark Ink Pad ($7.50)
Stampin’ Around Jumbo Handle ($5.95))
1 ¾” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1 3/8” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1 ¼” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1” Circle Punch ($10.95)
Falling Leaves Stamp Set ($21.95) $17.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Orchard Ribbon Originals ($9.95) $7.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel ($8.50) $6.80 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:
Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
Bone Folder ($6.95)
Paper Snips ($9.95)
Mat Pack ($9.95)
Paper Piercer ($3.50)
All products and tools used are Stampin' Up!

Call or email me today to place your Card Kit order!!!
Antoinette Bay
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, September 4, 2009


Welcome to my new blog! I am happy to have a new blog look and will be posting new stamping samples soon and look forward to sharing new techniques, tips and more! To keep updated, be sure to subscribe to my blog!

I want to thank Heather Wright-Porto ( for setting up my blog.

Thanks for visiting!