Friday, May 25, 2012

One of a kind

 Ta Da! The final "masculine" card for next week's class. I really wanted to use my new memory box die and some of the washi tape that arrived this week and I managed to do both on this card (insert happy dance.) It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do with this one. The sentiment is computer generated. I was going to use "Happy Father's Day again", but I figured that could go on the inside, or this card could be used for a different occasion. I probably won't be giving this card to any of the men in my life..... they all seem to be averse to wearing a tie. Even at weddings, my hubby's tie usually winds up in my purse at the first opportunity to remove it! I remember when my boys were little, they used to get quite excited about wearing a tie (or even a bow tie) for a special occasion, but I doubt they even own a tie now...sigh! Now to clean up my messy table again! I have the day off tomorrow so Danielle will be here holding the fort. Enjoy your weekend:)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

This was FUN!!!

My fingers are inky and there's a smile on my face:) Card number 2 is completed for next week's class. I had a blast with this should see my table..LOL! It will speed things up if you have your own blending tool and foam. I used faded jeans, rusty hinge and walnut stain distress inks. Definitely one of my favourite cards in a while. I used a  mini clear stamp for the sentiment, but I cut it apart first because it had a vintage looking guy on it and I also wanted to be able to use the "2 YOU" with a different sentiment (happy birthday perhaps?) Lots of inking, layering of stamps, tearing, sponging, name it. I love that because of the sentiment, you could send this card to someone who is NOT your Dad but is a Dad worth celebrating regardless. Now for the clean-up (groan!)

Ready for a challenge?

Next week we are doing cards for guys....always a challenge right??? Please don't go by the lousy photo...this card actually looks pretty cool in real life. If you have a waterbrush and markers bring them along along with your Scor-Pal, (buddy or whatever you have.) Hopefully I can get the other two done by tomorrow.....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

For the Birds!

The challenge on Splitcoast stampers today was to make a card with a bird or birds on it, so I decided to use that as a theme for next weeks class. The "Little Lady" card in my previous post fits the theme in a way, because when I was growing up in England, we called ladybugs "ladybirds." So there you go...3 cards done almost a week ahead of class! Don't faint...I do get it right once in a!  I used the Free Sizzix birdhouse die that we all received from Brigit's weekend workshop...isn't it cute? On the second card I used Tim's new spring distress collection of inks. Love the peacock's a beautiful vibrant new favourite! If you have a foam pad and a piercing tool (or a high-tech pokey tool as Brigit calls her thumbtack) please bring it to class to save waiting time.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I copied a card...gasp!!!!

I treated myself to a copy of the latest issue of  "Paper Creations " magazine the other day. Mostly because the card on the cover really caught my eye. I've never used these colours together before so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I didn't have all the same items (ribbon etc)as the card I was copying, but I improvised and I'm really pleased with the result. Many of you know that I rarely, if ever, copy a card made by someone else. Sometimes I start out copying but it ends up looking very different from the original, because I get a different idea as I'm working on it. This one is an exception. If I had all the same materials it would have been an exact replica! I used the black Viva pearl pen for the spots on the ladybug and they look so shiny and cool! If I did it again I would use the dotted swiss paper for the white background...I didn't notice that it was used on the original card until I was finished. Just thought I'd share it with you. Happy National Scrapbooking Day...albums and refill pages are on sale (20% off) and you can stock up on Bazzill 12 x 12 solid colour cardstock this week for just .60 cents a sheet (regular .99 cents each.)
Hope to see you soon:)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May day mayday!

Happy May everyone! As you can see, I am falling farther and farther behind with my resolution to post pics of my cards early. I won't even try to make an excuse..... I know I'm a lost cause. Several options of sentiments for these three cards as well as ribbon and flower colour for my sympathy card. Two of these could also work as Mother's Day cards for those of us fortunate enough to have a Mom to send one to. Hope to see you for one of these classes soon.

Paint the Town Pink card contest winner

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest to raise funds for a digital mammography machine at Leamington Hospital. Carolyn's card (pictured above) received the highest number of votes and so she has her choice of any in stock 6 x 6 paper pad. All the cards received votes and thank you to everyone who donated a dollar to vote for your favourite. Those who won the card they voted for are: Lois Charrette; Laurie Fiedler: Cathie Penner; Linda Mulder; Rachel Meloche; Mary Eldridge; Wally Carter; Megan Liedtke; Ruth Wass; Pat Gorgerat; Joan Skinner; Susan Renaud and Winnie Stanley. thanks to my fabulous customers I will be able to write a cheque for $100 to this worthy cause.