Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chalkboard Valentine

I'm not happy with the photo, but this card is super cute, ( trust!) This is the first class card for next week classes and I'm working on the second, so hopefully it will be ready to upload by tomorrow. Hope you are surviving the big chill that has arrived ...Brrrr! It's a good day to stay in and do some papercrafting, but if you haven't seen the new Memory Box dies that arrived this week along with lots of other yummy goodies, you may want to bundle up and come take a peek:)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Here's our second class card for this week. I love this image from Graphic 45's A Lady's Diary stamp set and it looks great embossed. I stamped the lady in jet black archival then heat embossed with clear powder. Next I inked up the script stamp from the same set and after blotting away a little of the ink from the centre, I stamped it over the embossed image. I coloured her bouquet with Memento markers, a little worn lipstick distress ink around the edges, a black mat and a pink card base and you have a clean and simple card ready to go in the mail with no extra postage costs (always a good thing right?)  However, she is such an elegant lady, I thought she deserved to be embellished a little.I didn't have any black ribbon that worked, so I took some Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon and ran the black soot distress stain along it...wrinkled it up a bit and dried it with the heat tool. Then I tied a quick cheater bow and a stick on pearl and attached with a glue dot. A bit bulky for mailing but  so pretty don'tcha think??
I have a cute clean and simple Christmas card  for our third card ... perfect for mass producing. We'll be using fabric...not sure if we've done that before in a class. Hope to see you soon:)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Elegant Easel card.

Our first class card for next week is an easel card. I used gorgeous metallic card stock in dark blue and caramel colours. The only stamping is the greeting, which can easily be switched to an another sentiment. I think this could work for either a man's or woman's card. The addition of a small flower with a pearl centre on a small lace or ribbon bow would make it a more feminine card. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A LOVEly layout from Lynne

Look at this fabulous layout by design team member Lynne! The photo doesn't even begin to do it justice, you have to see it in person to appreciate all the fantastic details. I asked all the DT members to submit a "Valentine" type piece this month and I hope to upload each a photo of each one between now and Feb 14th. I hope you are as inspired by their creativity as much as I am:)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wanna Play??????

Anyone wanna play here at the store from 10 till 4 on Saturday January 12th? (tomorrow) Just $5. Spend $25 or more and the crop is FREE! Call to book your space TODAY!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

First class of 2013!

It's a brand new year so I celebrated by opening some new goodies to use for our first class ( like I needed an!) The first card features one of the Spellbinders Lattice dies...lots of possibilities, but I went with clean and simple. The sentiment stamp is one of three in a Hero Arts set that I've wanting to use for ages. The other two in the set say Happy Birthday and Thinking of You. I can see myself using this set a heat embosses beautifully! The second card is called a twisted easel card. I received a fabulous card using this technique from a wonderfully talented customer. Hers was much more creative than mine and I'm sure we will be making variations of this design throughout the year, but for the first one I  decided to let the butterfly paper be the star. The sentiment is from another new set from Just Rite Stamps and there are lots to choose from, so you could use a different sentiment  on your class card if you like. 
I'm beginning a new tradition for 2013 and only posting two of the three cards we'll make. The third will always be a Christmas card but I won't post a picture. Once we get to the end of October we'll be making 3 Christmas cards in each class and I'll post all the pictures then. If you are coming to class and you have a Scor Pal, please bring it along. You'll also need a glue pen, markers and foam dots along with your usual supplies. Hope to see you at class soon!