Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

Come and join me on Sunday, November 1st at 1 p.m. to make these fun cards. We will be making 5 of each for a total of 25 cards. Cost is only $30. Registration and payment due by Monday, October 26. Contact me for further details!!DSC_0009 DSC_0007  DSC_0001    

** I will post recipes after the workshop

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just a Tad Late!

Here is a card I made for my quality swap group using the September Stamp of the Month, Treasures. I made the top card originally and wasn't happy with how it looked at first. After the ink from the sentiment was dry (and darker) I decided I liked it. Unfortunately, I had already changed to the second card and made all I needed. For both cards, I stamped the flower with VersaMark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged Sorbet all over the flower and wiped the excess off that the embossing resisted. I also sponged a little bit of Crystal Blue to make it look like sky behind the flower.

On this one I stamped the sentiment with brown Staz-On OVER the embossed image. I think next time I will try stamping the sentiment directly on the card first, and then stamping and embossing OVER it. Not sure it would remain clear (to my satisfaction), but it would be worth a try!

For this version I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate on Colonial White. Then I stamped over it with VersaMark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I think I would have liked it better if I had used Cocoa instead of Chocolate. It would have been darker and stood out more. Oh well!

supplies used (all CTMH, unless noted):

  • Twitterpated Level 2 paper pack
  • Treasures stamp set(September Stamp of the Month)
  • designer ribbon rounds—sorbet
  • VersaMark ink
  • clear embossing powder

colors: sorbet, chocolate, crystal blue, sweet leaf, colonial white

size: 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”

idea from: I'm sure I saw a card with this layout somewhere, at some time............

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

More from the Grace Workshop

DSC_0024This is the second layout we did at the Grace Workshop last month. I chose not to do the “bonus” layout listed in the WOTG flyer, but instead chose one of the layouts we are allowed to copy from CTMH’s great ideas books—Reflections, Cherish, and Imagine.

I added a few things to the kit (and I provided them to all the participants, too!), such as the corduroy brads, self-adhesive pearls, and the flowers. For the title I used both Believe alphabets and the Classmate alphabet, and for the journaling block I used the Journaling Jots stamp set.

Below is the second set of card we made. Again I chose not to make the cards shown in the brochure, instead using one of the patterns we are allowed to copy from the CTMH card-making books, Originals and Wishes. The only item not from the kit on these are the self-adhesive pearls. I really hope CTMH adds them to the next catalog as a regular item!!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Stamp of the Month

Believe it or not, Christmas will be here before we know it. Now is the time to start planning and creating for the holidays. Here is a quick and easy card you can make to send to all those special people on your Christmas card list. For this card I used the October Stamp of the Month--Holiday Warmth.

Do you want to know the best things about this stamp set??? You can get it for FREE with a qualifying purchase. Just ask me how!!

supplies used (all CTMH, unless noted):

*Creative Basics--Jingle
*October Stamp of the Month--Holiday Warmth
*Twinkle Brads-Jolly Assortment
*Clear Sparkles

colors: blush, creme brulee, juniper, tulip, white daisy, black

card size: approx. 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

idea from: my original design

Here are some other projects made with this set:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fabulous Fall Workshop Projects

Come and join me this Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. to make these 3 fabulous fall projects. Cost is only $5 or FREE with a $25 order!! Please RSVP by Wednesday evening. Hope to see you then!!

Project #1: Many Thanks card


Project #2: Boo Box (with a surprise inside)

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Project #3: Trick-or-Treat lollipop wrap


(I will post the recipes after the workshop on Thursday)