Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blue Christmas??????

I know this is a crazy title for a June post but since our monthly Christmas card class is coming up this week, I thought I'd try to cool things down a bit during this beautiful but steamy weather we're having. These 3 cards came together quickly and although I've second guessed the colours on the Santa and snowflake cards several times, I decided to leave well alone. Needless to say there will be line-ups for the cuttlebug and heat tools this week, but we're all used to that by now...right? Looking forward to Thursday as always:)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Masculine cards

Like many paper crafters,I always find it a bit challenging to come up with cards for the guys. As Father's day is coming up soon, I thought we should make a couple of cards suitable for the occasion at this week's class. I still haven't decided what to do for the third card, so it will be our mystery card for the week:) I love the look of heat embossing and it works really well on both of these cards. I used walnut stain Distress ink and clear embossing powder for the canvas background,the tree and the truck. I really like the bronze metallic cardstock behind that old truck. I don't have a Happy Father's day stamp, so I think I'll use a computer generated sentiment for this one..... something like "Dad, you're a classic" I've been missing my own Dad for many years now, but we are fortunate to still have Steve's Dad with us, and he's always had a thing for cars and trucks, so this one will be for him. The tree card has a good space for a sentiment and the girls in class usually like to pick out their own sentiment stamp for this type of card so I left it blank for now. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend and let's keep our fingers crossed that we're all done with tornadoes now!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May Contest Winner

Wow! Two posts in one day....what is the world coming too? As promised here is Kathy's winning card and what a beauty it is too! Even my husband, who rarely comments on such things said he really liked it!!!!!
Now for our June contest...... I was planning on a masculine theme, but then I realized that most people would want to make a Father's day card and then they wouldn't be able to actually use it for Father's day as it would still be at the store for the vote.......so, instead of that, how about a wedding or anniversary theme? To enter the contest you must purchase one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 METALLIC or specialty wedding cardstock in your choice of colour. The card should be 5 1/2 inch square and you can use as much, or as little of the specialty paper as you like. All entries must be at the store by June 17th and will be on display for voting until June 30. This month's lucky winner can choose any one in-stock EK Success slim edger punch. That's a $14.99 value.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Goodbye May...Hello June

The flowerpot pocket card is the third card we will make in class this Thursday. I love the crackle background stamp I used for the flower pot. I got it at Scrapfest from a company called "Local King Rubber Stamp" This stamp was also put to good use at our Scrapbook Canvas class last night. Lisa and Keri inspired the eight ladies present to create their own work of art (or maybe it should be work of heart!) and I believe everyone took home something to be treasured for years to come. Becky was kind enough to let me photograph her finished canvas and I'm sure you'll agree that it a beautiful example of scrapbooking for home decor. While the ladies were busy creating their masterpieces last night, I counted the votes for our May card contest. This month's winner is Kathy with her stunningly simple black and white card. Congratulations Kathy and thanks to the other entrants, all of whom received many votes for their cards. I will post a photo of Kathy's card later today along with details of our June contest.