Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Golf anyone?

I love this image from Art Impressions and I used it to make a very similar card for my brother's birthday a couple of weeks ago. As I've been struggling a bit to come up with another "guy" card for this week's class,  I decided to use the same image and layout as Peter's card and just changed a couple of the elements. I have some fun greetings which work well with this stamp or it could be used as a Father's Day card. I decided to paper piece the cardigan and although you can't really tell from the picture, the texture of the card stock almost makes it look like a knitted sweater. This particular stamp is back ordered at the moment, but I do have a couple of the matching "Golden Oldies" lady golfer in stock. I just finished unpacking another Memory Box order so now it's time to try and make room for them ...wish me luck!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Embossed Foil

Sorry for the terrible photo ... it's so difficult for me to capture the shine on the foil card stock. It's super shiny in real life and works wonderfully with this Tim Holtz embossing folder. The gears were cut with Tim's movers and shapers dies and I put the silver one in the same embossing folder to add a bit of texture. They are held together with a screw head brad. I actually preferred this card without a sentiment, but as Father's Day is coming up fairly soon, I thought this might be a good design for the guys in our lives. It could easily be switched to birthday greeting too. So there's card number 1 for next week's class. Hope you like it!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Beautiful gift box

 Who wouldn't love to receive a gift inside something as lovely as this? On Saturday May 25th, Karen will be here to teach this class, which starts at 10:30 am. You will be able to choose your own paper and theme and the cost is just $20. Space is limited so please reserve yours ASAP.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shadow box card

Hurray! I have all my class samples ready ...now I can relax and enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'm just sharing one of the cards here, but the third one is a Christmas card using the same fold as this one. I got the idea from Karen when she brought two really cute cards in last week. One of hers has a vintage bicycle (Memory Box die) inside and the other has a gorgeous sailboat image. Be sure to take a peek next time you are in the store. This is an easy fold with lots of possibilities. I used the Memory Box Grapevine wreath die along with a sprinkle of Flower Soft to frame these nesting birds. I heard on the radio that we have lots of birders visiting the area at the moment so I searched my stash for a suitable image and came across this one from a Crafty Secrets set. I don't know if this set is available any more as I heard from my buyer that Crafty Secrets is no longer manufacturing stamps:( I'm very sad because they had some fabulous sets that I haven't bought yet, but really wanted for my collection. There is a possibility that they may sell their designs to another manufacturer so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If you are coming for this class, please bring your markers and paper piercer and ruler if you have them.

Keeping it simple

My plan for class this week is to keep the cards simple because I know our Wednesday morning group is going to include lots of show and tell as some of the girls are returning from their Tennessee trip. I can't wait to hear all about it and see the results of the card swaps! I only have one sample ready so far as I've been busy making family cards and unpacking lots of new products. My kids are coming for Mother's Day tomorrow so unless I get super creative today, I'll be here on Monday getting caught up. 
Wishing you all a very Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 10, 2013

To "die" for....

It's been like Christmas in here this week with new stamp and die sets from Sizzix and a huge shipment of Memory Box dies arriving. They are disappearing fast, so be sure to stop in soon and grab your favourites. My class samples for next week will be very late getting posted so I apologize in advance, but in the meantime here's some exciting news from Tim Holtz ...especially for all you quilters and fabric lovers out there. Click on this link for more info:  http://timholtz.com/big-news-introducing-eclectic-elements/

Happy Mother's Day!