Friday, 20 April 2012

Window Well Share

Happy Friday all!!! The weekend is right around the corner and so is pool time.  Picked up some algaecide today to prepare for the opening early in May.  We'll be swimming by May 2-4 Yahoo!!!
Went to Scrapfest last Saturday for the first time ever!  You have to go, it's an absolute must for any scrapper or card maker and make sure you've saved your pennies because let me tell'll want everything.  It would be nice if they had a 2 day event for shoppers because it's just so packed first thing in the morning...well, all day really!  Wendy and I stopped only once for lunch and luckily at a table where we enjoyed doing a couple make n takes by...Memory Box? I think!.  We were totally intrigued by everything at Scrapfest and took the whole day to see most everything.  Some booths you could not get close enough to to see what was even going on, so you just move on and then go back when things settle down.  We visited a couple ladies over at the other ajoined arena where they were busily scrapping and getting work done.  A total 2 day event for them from early, early to late, late. I'm considering going next year but I would have to take so much stuff! 

April 5 class we did "window wells".  Now I don't have those fabulous die cuts to make window wells so I engineered a way to make them look the same and McGivered the window boxes as well.  I followed the look of some fab cards done by  Loll Thompson here...   scroll down to see her cards on her blog
I really have no idea how she made her boxes but I just made rectangles and put them together , some score lines and snips with the ticket punch and voila. Mounted with dimensionals.

Now the cards below have a hand made window (rectangle with four windows cut out) with the top portion of the window the same as the top portion of the window box (see upper cards), and then I added the window box to the bottom.  Both the windows have velum behind them as well as a brick wall embossed, perfect plum background and Whisper white card base. In the right card, all layers were cut to make the window look as real as possible and you can see vaguely what is on the inside of the card but the left one does not go through all three layers of card.  One of the brick layers was slightly sponged with Crumb Cake.

I want to also share with you a card I received from one of the ladies who comes on Thursday card nights.  Loretta made a wonderful Thank You card for me.  I had signed her birthday card about a week earlier along with some other wonderful ladies.  They had purchased Loretta a really fab purse!
She did a fab job I just had to share with you.

I'll be back with some more updates on more cards we did over the last couple weeks.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

How to make the Mini Easter Cards

A lot of people have asked what I used to make the mini Easter Card so I thought I would share that with you today. Pretty self explanitory to look at and a very simple card made from SU Whisper White with the finished size is 1/2 of a standard card. So the size is 2 1/8" x 4 1/4". (You will need 1/4 of an 8.5 x 11 sheet folded in half). Or purchase Note cards pg 182 current SUcat #107311 (This way you won't have to make matching envelopes). SU Oval Texured Impressions embossing folder, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, SU Perfect Plum ink. The cross you can cut by hand or die cut from Spellbinders or the like. There are several on the market from various sources. I used a generic 1/8" purple ribbon and matched the ink as close to it as I could. I personaized the inside of my card with an Easter message as well but you could do inside whatever you like.

Have fun creating and stamping your own Easter Cards!!!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Happy Easter Card Share

I made some mini cards for some of the members at our church and want to share it with you. The cross die is not SU but could be made simply by hand if needed. I love the clean look of this and I hope you all like it as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Love to hear your comments.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Flower Power's no April fools joke! I am posting my 3rd blog for today.  Playing catch up actually. 
Flower Power nights are classes where I try to incorporate a new style of flower on a card. Sometimes it's a flower revisited, sometimes it's brand new.  Sometimes it comes from inspiration of other blogs and this flower is no exception.  My flower card inspiration came from one of Joanne's cards at   She makes the most beautiful and breathtaking cards. Here's my take on it.

I don't know what she used to make her flowers but I used the scallop circle punch for mine and scored to the middle at every other valley and then cut down at the valley (almost to the middle) on those that weren't scored. Inked around each section with matching ink to get the petals to pop and folded the valleys together to give some depth to the flower.  Adhered with dimensionals to the card.
Hope you like them. Thanks for stopping by.

Gift Card Set with Twitterpated

What a name for paper! Twitterpated! It's gorgious!  Held a Sat class and made a gift set using the new designer series paper. I had loads of fun designing and making a set along with the box for it.  The box is my one page woner made from a single 8.5 x 11 Whisper White and embellished with all the colours of the cards using two rubber stamps and coordinating inks of the base card stock colours. I just love them and so did the gals. Easy Peasy!!!

Rose Red, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle, Boho blossoms, Blossom punch, Scallop Edge Border, Stamps- Bliss, Fresh Vintage, Triple Treat Flower, Bordering on Romance, various sentiments, textured impressions oval embossing folder. Hope you like them.

Gerbera Daisy Inspired

Our Thurs. Mar 15 class was a 'spring card' class and I was so inspired by some Gerbera Daisies I received at a breakfast earlier this month that I just had to make one.  At least attempt to make one and share it with the class.  Hope you can find some inspiration yourself.

Made with the SU Flower, Daisies#2, Calypso Coral, Rose Red for the centre pink, Whisper White, Black, Wild Wasabi