Tuesday, February 28, 2012

March 3rd card class is FULL!!!!


Crafters - You are just so GREAT! There are TEN (yes, 10) of you registered for Saturday's card class! So, the class is now closed. I just sent an email to those registered. If you feel I missed you in error, please call me as soon as possible.

Don't forget - we are using the Peekaboo Frames die cut for one of the cards. To ensure it stays put - that would be bad for someone to flip open the frame and have it to fall off the card!. Please, please, please - bring some sticky-strip, tacky-tape, or whatever you want to use. But make sure it is something that will keep the peekaboo frame where you place it!

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at 9am!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Crafters -

As promised... here is the Valentine I made for a customer to give to his lovely wife. What do you think?
Front of card (closed) with envelope

Front of card (open)
It's like a secret message!

Inside of card

Close up of front of card (closed)

Hope she liked it!

I CASE'd it from my wonderful friend Gwen. Thanks Gwen for the fabulous idea!!!!!  :)

(BTW - If you liked this card, we will be doing a similar card for the March (click "March" link for information) class - yes, we will be using the Peekaboo Frames/Sizzix die but the card design will NOT be the same.)

And I'll post the ones I made for MY hubby and the boy tomorrow. The boy just LOVED the Lego paper and the hubby really like his bicycles too (HUGE cycling geek!).


Monday, February 13, 2012


Crafters -

Here are a few cards that I have made in the past week. (You can click on each picture and it will enlarge - makes it MUCH easier to see the details!)

These first two cards were designed by a friend of mine who is a Stampin'Up! demonstrator. She is also one of our church members who contributes to our Card Ministry. Aren't these just beautiful?

And these are my new favorite cards! The office supply store that I purchase my envelopes from - well, they are going out of business (the company is still in business, they are just doing internet only sales). This local company has been a wonderful place to go. They had about every color of paper, cardstock, envelope, and anything else you could ask for. Well, most of the A2 envelopes are now gone from their shelves, BUT they had these envelopes that are 3-5/8" x 5-1/8" (I think this is the RSVP size, but I'm not sure). ANYWAY - they had these envelopes on sale. As you know, I always make cards for the boy's teachers. What do you think? Think the teachers will like these? I may offer a class using this size card too. I'm still thinking about that one.

And last, but not least... I made a Valentine card for a customer. He works with my husband and his lovely wife seems to like my cards.. And since she came to my last card class, I'm going to have to wait to post her card on this blog. Check back AFTER Valentine's Day (well, maybe I'll post it that evening) to see her beautiful card. The idea isn't mine, it is a CASE from another demonstrator I was fortunate to meet via telephone last year in January, and in person at Convention in July.

Hope you enjoy the cards!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Cards

Crafters -

We had so much fun today! Here are the cards we made today. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as we did making them!

First, the feminine cards. These could be made into birthday, thinking of you, thank you, or just left blank. VERY pretty - and all with a little bit of bling!

Same design.
Just changed colors, stamps and border punches.

Second, onto the Valentine card - which could be made into an Anniversary or Wedding card. Keep looking and look closely...
Yes, that is a little box on the bottom.
OH! Did you notice the embedded embossing?
BIG HIT! And so stinkin' easy!

Can you guess what's in the box for a Valentine?

Have you figured it out yet?  :)

Who knew?
These little candies fit PERFECTLY into this box!

The left is the front of the card.
The right is the inside of the card.

Same design.
Just a different look when changing colors!
Now, onto the Christmas card design. What do you think?

And finally, a technique for the extra card!
This is what we started with - a 2" wide piece of printed paper. Guess what we did with it...

I've seen this called "Brick-by-Brick" or"Brick Wall".
Either way, LOVE the look!
We also had a raffle for a retired stamp set. Congratulations to Pam for winning! Hope you (and your family) enjoy the GREAT set!

If you missed today's class, hope you are able to attend the March 3rd class. The deadline to reserve your spot is Sunday, February 26th. Information is listed on the "Classes" link.