Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sale-a-bration Equation Card Class Set 2

The Sale-a-bration Equation class was wonderfully received. Here is a look at the second set of cards from class. 

I continued the theme of lots of embossing and dimensionals to add texture and depth.  Both cards were fairly simple in design and pretty straight forward.

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for the next sets of cards.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sale-a-bration Equation Card Class Sneak Peek

I planned a last minute card class for this month just for fun and these are the first 2 cards. Since the Sale-a-bration brochure has so many neat items this year, I decided it was a chance to have an inexpensive card class for my group of ladies. They will be making 8 cards for $10 this Sunday.

The first card is a modification CASE from a card I saw on Pinterest. There was no watermark on the sample I saw. If it was your card let me know so I can credit where I found the idea. I of course had to change it up a bit. 

The second card is my design. I have seen a lot of textured layering so I am incorporating it into the card designs as much as possible for this class.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek.

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Baby Card

I really enjoyed making this card for baby Gryffyn's baby shower. It came out beautiful and elegant just as planned :0)

I used Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette cardstock, Melon Mambo ink, Paper Doily Sizzlit, 2 1/2 inch circle, large oval and scallop oval punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and a butterfly die set from another company. I also used a retired stamp set called Little Angel.

If you have the Paper Doily die and have a bit of trouble with it, I use an extra piece of cardstock in my stack and it helps make the little pieces pop out easier and cleaner. So I use my platform, add a piece of cardstock on top, a cutting plate, my die, the cardstock I am cutting and then the top cutting plate. It might make running through your machine a bit tight, I just go slow and steady.

Hope your day is Blessed!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Blessing Received

I am fortunate to have a couple of really great friends to hang out with. They help me with Cards for the Troops and I hope over time I have been a great friend to them too. My friend Christy sent me an email a couple weeks ago about a custom built shelving unit in her husband's office they no longer needed. She didn't want it and wondered if it would help me with my organization project. I wasn't sure it would fit but didn't want to turn down such a gift for free. After a bit of measuring I said yes.

It's solid oak and has 45 slots to hold 12 x 12 paper. I am busy filling it up. One side will hold my Stampin' Up! 12 x 12, the other side my other solids and specialty 12 x 12 and the middle matching paper sets and pads. The top will house some of my Cards for Troops supplies. It was pretty grimy and dusty but cleaned up pretty good.

An unexpected and treasured blessing indeed :0) 

How have you been blessed lately?

Enjoy today's blessings!