DESIGNS BY LUCIA

Congratulations Addison!

This is a card Bill and I designed for Addison. We just found out that she made a perfect score on the Math portion of the CRCT. This is a MAJOR test for all students in Georgia. I didn't take standardized tests very well so … I'm very proud of her. Addison is a young lady that I claim as one of our daughters.

The recipe for this card is…

STAMP: Swirls & Curls Verses
PAPER: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Beyond the Garden DSP
INK: Jet Black StazOn
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, SW Many Marvelous Markers, Butterfly XL Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a wonderful day!!!

 

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Gettin’ Ready for the Holidays


I have a Workshop (really a PARTY) tomorrow and … one of my friends requested a Halloween card. While surfing around the web, I happened upon Dawn Griffith's blog. I met Dawn at Founder's Circle this year. She is AWESOME. And … I though this was one of the cutest Halloween cards I've seen in a while. It highlghts the Wicked Cool Stamp Set, which is one of my favorites. This card is lined with Whisper White Cardstock. Here's what you need to make the card:

Wicked Cool Stamp Set (page 23, IBC)
Concord Crush, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Jet Black StazOn Ink
Bitty Bat, Large Oval, and Scallop Oval Punches
Signo Gel Pen (White), 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzlin' Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals

Follow this link to the card on Dawn's website and her instructions (video). http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Moving on to Christmas… I found this design on SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online) and changed it just a little. Jan Farring posted a class, created by Diane Scholtz, using the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper. Pat Barber took those designs and created a holiday set. This is one of the cards she created. Diane is actually a friend of mine so I'm rather proud of this card. I will say … the scallop trip corner punch is tricky!! This card is lined with Very Vanilla Cardstock. Here's what you need to make this card…

A Cute Christmas (Holiday Mini Catalog) and Season of Joy (Page 33,IBC) Stamp Sets
Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla Card Stock
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
Scallop Trip Corner, Large Oval, and Scallop Oval Punches
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Trium
Stampin' Dimensions

My wish for you is an AWESOME HOLIDAY SEASON!!

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2010 Founder’s Circle Photos

This year I was privileged to be invited to the 2010 Founder's Circle as a Rising Star (#11). I wanted to share my experience with you. It was suggested that we make 135 card fronts for a card swap. I didn't quite finish so you'll notice that Shelli and her daughter helped me. Someone was nice enough to take a picture for me. ENJOY!




























 

 

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Learning to Use Stampin’ Around Wheels

I'm featuring the Standard and Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheels in my October Clubs. We're learning to make our own designer paper and will even create a card.


The first project is a card using the "Neighborhood" Jumbo Wheel. We used the following to create this card:

Neighborhood Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel and Handle
Paper: Night of Navy, River Rock, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stampin Dimensionals, Wheel Guide

One tip I have discovered for using the Wheels is to always use the wheel guides. You will get a straight line every time. Secondly, make sure they are inked well. Stampin' Up makes ink cartridges that you can ink yourself — these guarantee you have the right amount of ink for your project.


The second project is a recipe page in which we created our own designer paper with a Stampin' Around Wheel and VersaMark.

One of the highlights of our technique clubs is that we are creating a Recipe Album. I recommend the 6" x 6" Linen Ring Albums because its so easy to add the pages. Each month the hostess sends me a recipe and prepares the recipe for us to sample. So … dinner is almost always provided. In turn, the hostess receives free as part of the benefits for hostessing the club. It has worked well. Several of my customers are planning on making them as gifts.

 

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Expecting!


BABY BUNDLE is the second card featured in the August Clubs. I chose it because …
a lot of the ladies at our church are "expecting." It can either be made for a boy or a girl. This one was made for a little girl. Since I haven't used them in a long time, this card uses the Watercolor Pencils and the "Baby Bundle" stamp set. In addition, I used Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, and Whisper White cardstock, StazOn Jet Black Ink, Dazzlin' Diamonds, Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon … and of course the Big Shot (Scallop Circles #2 Die) and the Circle Cutter. When sending to the parents of a baby boy, I chose Pacific Point and Bashful Blue cardstocks (not pictured). You can't see it but the pink is textured with the large polka dots from the Texturz Backgrounds 1 set.

 

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Just for You!


The following cards were designed for my August Clubs.

JUST FOR YOU features the Just Believe stamp set, incorporating Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White cardstock and Elegant Eggplant Ink. I also used the square punches. Joy Weeks, one of my customers sells Pampered Chef. This fall The Pampered Chef is featuring 3 new colors … Sage (Old Olive, really), Pumpkin, and Eggplant. So … I thought this would be a card she could use with her business by simply changing the "just for you" to "thank you".

 

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Rising Star!


Yes, I actually achieved Founder's Circle this year as a Rising Star with Stampin' Up. Not only did I win a cash award but the best part is … a free trip with all the other top demonstrators to St. George, Utah. It's coming up this week so … I'll post more later. We are all participating in a card swap while there. I'm told this is the only one that Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up, participates in. I'm excited. Here's my card.

 

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Workshop of a Lifetime!

These are three pictures taken at LaMuir Baze's Workshop of a Lifetime (WOL) on April 1, 2010. The first picture shows what we CREATED that night; the second is of Pat Bagley, Cindy Proctor, Kay Tillman, and me; and the third, a picture of Cindy and Shelli Gardner. 

Here's the story … I had been invited to THE WOL. It was like a dream come true so … I asked LaMuir if I could really come. She said, "YES!!" So I went to the Club House at Hunter Army Air Force Base with about 100 other ladies who love Stampin' Up. It was a very BIG deal because Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up, was there with her daughter. It was AWESOME! I took Pat, Missy Burton, Cindy, and Kay. Kathy Bohannon, Tammy Khan, Kris Daley and Lilann Taylor were also there. These ladies are the BEST … customers, fellow SU demonstrators, but more than that … they are FRIENDS and SISTERS in the truest sense of the word!!!

We had a GREAT time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Swap Card!

I created this card last week for a swap I participated in with Stampin' Up Demonstrators. The criteria was a stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog with a minimum of four layers (current colors, of course).

The RECIPE for the card is …

Stamp Set: Elements of Style
Paper: Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Storybook Specialty DSP
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Blender Pens, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Twine, Circle Punches (1-3/8", 1-1/4", and 1"), Crop-A-Dile, Stampin' Dimensionals

The card was relatively easy — I needed it to be FAST. The most challenging part was getting the ink to come to the top of the ink pad.

Thanks for joining me here. I'm looking forward to sharing my life and my space with you.

 

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My Parents

My parents, Henry and Mary Lu Foy, live in Waynesville, North Carolina, in the stone home that I grew up in. Waynesville is in the mountains — I like to call it "God's Country." It doesn't matter what season … it is always beautiful.

 

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My husband

Let me introduce you to my family. This is my husband, Dr. Bill Gammon. Bill is the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Rincon, Georgia. He loves children of all ages so… it is very appropriate that one of his responsibilities is the children's ministry. We are building a new children's building so he is very excited.

 

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