Friday, September 27, 2013

All 3 class cards done and it's only Friday?????

Can you tell it's been a VERY quiet week here? I envy everyone who is out there enjoying this fabulous weather we are having, but at least I got my cards ready ahead of schedule for a change:) I think I'll celebrate by showing you all three here for a change. As I mentioned in the previous post, I usually save the Christmas one as a surprise for when the ladies come to class, but as I decided to use the same basic layout for all three, I thought I might as well show them all together. You may recognize this fold as the one I used earlier in the month for my hubby's beer mug birthday card. I changed each one a little bit, but you can't see all the details in the photos. I used a new patterned paper that has a beautiful sheen on the blue card ... it's so much prettier than you can see from the photo. Anyway ... here they are ... TA- DA!

2013 Christmas cards far!

Most of our card classes include one Christmas card, but this year I haven't been uploading a photo on my blog or FB page as it's kinda nice to have one card be a surprise for everyone coming to class. Also it seems a bit weird posting pics of Christmas cards in spring and summer! After next week's classes we'll probably be making MOSTLY Christmas cards each week, so I thought I'd share photos of the ones we've made so far this year. Hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment ..perhaps mentioning  which card(s) is/are your favourite(s) and why. I don't get a lot of feedback on my blog posts so it would be lovely to hear from anyone who can spare the time. Have a lovely weekend and don't forget ...only 13 more Saturdays until Christmas! (Only 12 to shop here ...YIKES!)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Smiles for Soldiers

I recently heard from a customer about a gal in Nova Scotia who is collecting hand-made cards to send to Canadian soldiers deployed overseas. The cards are for them to send to their loved ones. There are a few stipulations as to what type of cards can be sent, but I think this would be a fabulous thing for us card-makers to get involved in. Here is a link to the Facebook Page:
You can request to join the group or just check in with me for more info. If you make more cards than you know what to do with, this is definitely something to look into!

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Today is my hubby's birthday so I'm sharing the card I made for him. I've been meaning to try one of these beer mugs for a while and this was the perfect occasion:) Now that I think of it, I might make a few more using this image and keep them on hand for those hard to make cards for guys.
Everyone really liked the class cards this week and there is still next Wednesday and Thursday class open, so if you'd like to join us just give me a call or send an e-mail. Here are two of the three:

Aren't those owls the cutest? Check in next week as I'll be posting pics of all the Christmas cards we've made so far this year. I've just been marking down the prices on all the patterned paper in stock. All the $1.49 paper is now just $1 per sheet so be sure to stop in soon and stock up on your favourites before they disappear.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection AND World Card Making Day!

Hey did you know that World Card Making Day is fast approaching? I've been thinking of how to celebrate this special day on Saturday October 5th and when I was unpacking my order today, I was totally inspired by the newly released Christmas Card Collection Pad from Heartfelt Creations. This 12 x 12 pad of double sided paper has 24 sheets in 12 designs and they are so beautiful. Take a look:

 The flip sides of each of these are equally gorgeous, but more suited to a scrapbook layout than cards. the cost for the pad is $24 which is only $1 per sheet. Imagine how many fabulous cards you could make with 24 of them??????
I'm taking pre-paid orders for this paper pad and the first 16 customers to purchase it will be invited to a card making Bonanza on Saturday October 5th (either 10 till noon or 2 till 4pm) here at the store to celebrate World Card Making Day. This will not be a class. Each person will bring their own paper pad and other supplies for card making, but you'll be able to use any of the stamps, punches, dies embossing folders etc while you're here. Everyone can share ideas for cards and it will be a fun and productive time. We'll have some draws for prizes that day too, so be sure to mark it on your calendar and order your Christmas Card Collection Pad ASAP. This item is in big demand so I should put the order in by next Friday to be sure of getting it in time. Lots of other goodies arrived today too so be sure to stop in soon:)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I'm still here....!

I just realized that it's been quite a while since I posted anything here.  I've been posting stuff on Facebook and I thought I'd put the cards up here too but I guess I didn't get to it ...sorry about that! The other two cards that we did in class along with the spray ink card in the previous post are pictured below. I LOVE the Charlie Chaplin stamp, don't you?

The little square card is just a few simple folds and some flower punches. This week (and next) we are making the cards pictured below, plus a Christmas card which I won't share yet, as I aim to do a separate post with all the Christmas cards we've made this year so far, sometime in October.

For the first card, I used some drywall tape as a mask and sponged over it with walnut stain distress ink to get the mesh effect. The leaf is a die cut from Impression Obsession, which I cut from watercolour paper, coloured with distress inks and heat embossed several times to get a nice thick shiny layer that almost looks enamelled. The second card is a very simple design because I wanted the sentiment to stand out's such a beautiful saying and looks very pretty embossed in silver. It was a really full house for the Wednesday morning class this week .. .lots of fun and laughter, as always. Next Thursday evening looks pretty full, but I have space next Wednesday morning or if you would like to come in and make one or two of these cards during store hours, just let me know ahead of time and we'll see what we can do.