Saturday, March 16, 2013

Butterfly Cross

Here's our second class card. I don't often make religious cards for class because not everyone sends them, but as Easter is approaching, and it is a very meaningful time for me, I wanted to include one card with a more spiritual focus. If you don't send Easter cards, this could easily be used as a Sympathy, Baptism or First Communion card. It's hard to see in the photo, but I used a speciality paper, which is embossed with butterflies, for the cross. I like the symbolism of the butterfly evolving into a beautiful new creation from it's lowly beginnings as a caterpillar. It reminds me that death is not an ending, but a new beginning.
Regardless of our beliefs, I'm sure that many of us look forward to seeing the first butterfly (or caterpillar!) of the year, and that when we do, it will bring a smile to our faces.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Side step card.

I've been fiddling with this card for 2 days but I love how it turned out. I really need to clean up my table and desk before I attempt to create more samples for next week's class though ...YIKES! What a mess I've made!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Memory Box bookmarks

When Linda was in the store the other day to drop off her Design Team cards and do a little shopping, she told me about some adorable bookmarks she had seen online. Today she has posted her version (see photo) on her blog and has kindly given me permission to share them with you. Please visit Linda's blog and leave her a comment...I'm sure she'd love to hear from you:) Here's the link:

A few days off!

On Saturday March 9th I'm headed to Kitchener to my daughter Andrea's place. We are driving out to Cobourg to visit my sister Pauline and I'm really looking forward to some "girl time." Danielle will be looking after things here on Saturday, but the store will be closed on Tuesday March 12th as I won't be getting back until later that evening. Here's hoping for some warmer sunny weather for March Break:)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Simple but Elegant

I always think that simple is best when designing a sympathy card, but this embossing folder would be  perfect for a wedding, thinking of you, get well, Mother's day or even a happy birthday card. I've used it with a champagne metallic cardstock here, (the darker colour is purple but doesn't show well in the photo) and I highlighted the raised bumps with a purple stardust pen. It would be great to have a stack of simple cards like this on hand in a variety of colours and with various sentiments for those occasions when you just don't have time to sit down and create a card. I always say I'll do that but I never actually get around to it! Anyway, it's our second class card for next week and there are lots of different sentiment stamps to choose from, so everyone can use their favourite. I carry a good selection of peel-off sticker sentiments in gold silver and black which would also work well on a card like this. These stickers are very delicate and can look very similar to heat embossing when applied to a card.
As always our third card will be a Christmas card but you have to wait for class to see the sample.... (grin)

Friday, March 1, 2013

I'm so ready for Spring!

 It has been a long cold week with very few people venturing out (can't say I blame them) and I've been feeling very lethargic, but today starts a brand new month and the days are getting longer so ....... 
I just had to make something springy for next week's class. Isn't this little bunny die cute? The grass border is a Memory box die and I think we'll be using it quite a bit for Spring/Easter cards. I enjoy using Nestabilities dies as a stencil so I can sponge some ink for a background and have that lovely white border around when I take the die away. It's a quick and easy way to add a layer without adding more bulk to a card. Hopefully I will have another card to upload by tomorrow....