November 19, 2009

Vintage Flakes

I love the vintage look of this card.  I had the perfect embellishment opportunity.  I eyeballed the greeting.  It was heading downhill.  I was going to leave it but it was sloped a little too much for me to let it go.  So, I cut out another piece of brown an restamped the greeting and edged it with white ink.  You'd never have known I messed it up if I hadn't told you!  The snowflakes are popped up with 3-D glue dots.  I pierced around the kraft piece and roughed up the edges a bit.  I used Winter Post stamp set for the snowflake and Home For Christmas for the greeting.  Chocolate chip and kraft are the cardstock colors.  Add white craft ink and satin ribbon and you have all the ingredients!

I guess I'd better get stamping because I only have 4 more samples from my 10-10-20 class to share!  I will reward myself with crafting time as motivation to get my house cleaned.  Nothing says I love you like clean sheets and homemade cards ;)

I will have family in town for Thanksgiving so my blog may be neglected next week. 

Have a wonderful day!

November 17, 2009

Simple, Yet Elegant

This card is super simple, but so classy.  This is a new background stamp named Medallion.  Love it!  This one is pretty straightforward.  Some layering with a big brad in the center.  When I mail it I will probably add a greeting in the white space, but I wanted to wait and see what occasion arises.  The color of ink and paper is bordering blue.

I forsee  foresee predict (darn missing spell check)lots of quick posts in the near future.  I feel like I am on a magic carpet flying through life.  I am hanging on tight and hoping I don't fall off.  Do you ever feel that way?  

So, I am tossing around the idea of adding a class to my calendar on Friday, December 4 in the evening.  I think it will be a gift type class.  One idea is gift tags.  I actually have several other ideas but I wanted to put a feeler out there and see if there is any interest.  Leave a comment or email me and let me know.  Thanks.

Hope your day is filled with fun!

November 16, 2009

Rolling Hills

At first glance this card appears to be pretty basic, but let me just tell you...if you receive this baby you better frame it! I love how it turned out, but I slaved over designing it.  It also takes a long time to reproduce.  So that you can really appreciate it I am going to give details:  the striped background is actually background paper.  the polka dot paper was stamped as was the foreground flower paper.  Each layer had to be hand cut to get the rolling hills.  The tree stamps are two step stamping.  For those of you that don't know me, I am an eyeballer (that sounds really weird).  I actually broke down and used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this one.  The trunks had to be stamped then added the leaves.  The middle tree is actually cut out.  The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory, but I will always answer questions if you have any. 

All products are Stampin' Up!  The paper is old olive, really rust, whisper white, and certainly celery.  The ink is soft suede, really rust, old olive, versamark, white craft, and crushed curry.  The stamp set is Trendy Trees. 

I have no complaints or funny stories today...just the facts!

Have an amazing Monday!

November 14, 2009

Seeing Spots

My card class was today and was lots of fun.  I had some new stampers.  I LOVE sharing my crafting passion with others so that made it a great day.  I had a teenager that stamped for the first time and she did a fabulous job!  The colors in this card make me very happy!  The dimensions are 6"x3".  The design on this card works well for someone with limited supplies.  The only fancy thing I used was a circle punch.  The image is from the hostess set called The More The Merrier.  The colors of paper are tempting turquiose, melon mambo, lovely lilac, black, and whisper white. 

So, if you see any misspellings send me email telling me to get a dictionary just mentally correct them and feel sorry that I am so computer illiterate! I did some sort of upgrade, and now I don't have to be a genius and know how to write code to get the strikethrough feature.  I just have to click a button.  However, I have to be a genius spelling bee champ because I don't know where spell check went.  Once again, I am too stubborn to ask my hubby don't want to bother my husband with such trivial help.  I like to save it for the big stuff, like flat tires.  Now don't go fussing at me for sounding like a helpless female who can't change a tire.  I could, but if my fingers are going to get black stuff on them, I want it to be ink or paint that's all.  How was that for a random tangent?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for looking!

November 12, 2009

2 Down 8 To Go...

Here is another card for Saturday's class.  I think this skunk is so cute.  The sentiment says "I stink you're sweet!"  It could possibly mean different things.  The way it is written it is supposed to mean I think you are sweet.  If you add a comma you could use this as an apology card:  I stink, you're sweet!  The stamp set is called Pun Fun.  I used real red, very vanilla, and black card stock.  The skunk is stamped on watercolor paper with stazon and colored with a blender pen and watercolor pencils.  I added a little gel pen to the flower petals.  All products are Stampin' Up!  If  you have any questions, let me know.

Have a fun filled weekend!

November 11, 2009

Another Class

Well, I have been super busy between sick kids, holidays, preparing for my upcoming class, and life!  I am not complaining, just telling ya like it is!  Saturday is my 10-10-20 All Occasions class.  Here is just one sample of what we will be making.  The designer paper is so yummy that it makes it really easy to make fabulous cards!  All the products are Stampin' Up! which makes it very easy for me to tell you where to get them *wink*.  The stamp set is from a hostess set called The More The Merrier.  The acorn is stamped three times:  once in taken with teal ink, and twice in basic brown.  I cut one brown one completely out and just the top part of the second one.  Just a little added dimension.  If you are coming to my class, be prepared to do some serious snipping!  I am trying to keep it to a minimum but it is very hard because I love the look it gives.  I used creamy caramel and basic brown to color the acorn.  There's a little gel pen highlight.  Pretty basic.  OK, so maybe it's the basic plus package.  I am going to dribble the rest of the cards out one day at a time.  I don't want you to feel overwhelmed with so much eye candy at one time.  After all, we are just getting off the Halloween real candy rush!  Now I just need to keep my eyes open for some good blogging material! 

Thanks for stopping by!

November 6, 2009

Crimping My Style...

This is the other project we will be making at my workshop.  It is an enevlope that is crimped.  It has a litte notecard in it (very obvious in the next photo).  I wanted to do something other than just a card.  These are a lot of fun to make.  Last year for Valentine's day I made these (with a different design) for my boys' classes.  Inside of them instead of a card, they held fun dip candy.  That meant I made 70 of them.  They weren't quite as much fun to make in that quantity! 
There is a wonderful tutorial here.  I used the stamp set Fresh Cuts.  I used Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Black ink.  I also used the tag punch and half back pearls from the Pretties kit.  The ribbon is old olive striped grograin.  All products are Stampin' Up!  Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to cutting paper I go!

Have a fantastic weekend!

November 5, 2009

Same Card Different Color...

So have you ever bought a shirt or pair of shoes that you liked so much you had to buy one of every color?  I haven't but I know many people that have.  Instead, I buy cardstock in every color!  I ran out of the garden green cardstock so I flipped the designer paper over and used old olive instead.  I also stamped the greeting on the designer paper instead of the plain.  That really wasn't on purpose, but I couldn't flip the paper over because I already did! It's funny how different the cards look with relatively small changes.  Oh yeah, I changed the ribbon too.

My friend is hosting a workshop for me this weekend.  Would you like a sneak peek of what we will be making?  If you have already said you were coming you can't back out now or you will give me a complex!  The photo doesn't give this card nearly enough credit.  The Medallion stamp on the cardbase is so awesome!  I can see myself using that stamp over and over again.  I also used For All You Do for the flowers and the greeting is from Trendy Trees.  We are actually doing another project, but I am going to wait until tomorrow or Monday to share it with you. 

I have some card classes coming up. Consider this your personal invitation to join me!  The November class is a 10-10-20 (ten cards, ten envelopes, $20).  It is on Saturday, November 14 from 2-5, and it will be repeated on Tuesday, November 17 from 11-2.  The cards will be all occasions.  I have a thank you card class scheduled in December as well.   Details can be found here.