Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Patchwork Christmas

My next Christmas card class is this weekend and I'm frantically getting things together. I'm a little OCD when it comes to having things ready. I know it's only Thursday, but I'm beginning to panic.  This card is what I call my 'lets clean out the scrap box card'.  I used the scraps I have accumulated from the Jolly Holiday DSP pack. I have a box full of these scraps so I should have enough for 30 cards on Sunday.
I have 15 people who are coming to this class and I have come up with 5 cards. They will be making 2 cards of each design. I hope they like them.
I cased this card right off of Stampin Connections. I borrowed the stamp set to put the card together and like the set so much I bought it. It's a stamp set from last year 'Season of Joy'. Isn't it strange how you don't give a stamp set a second look and all of a sudden you see something in it and you just gotta have it. I have noticed that alt in me this year. I guess my creativity is evolving. LOL.  The holidays are  approaching fast and I've been concentrating on classes and online workshops, that I haven't even begun to think about cards for my family and friends. I do have a few project in mind, and really need to get busy.    Happy Scrappin!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond

My Great Nephew will be 2 next month and loves the toy story character especially Buzz. I was searching on Stampin Connections for a card to make when I found this, and cased him from Ellen Kemper.  Wow, my good friend and fellow demonstrator Carla and I made 4 of these and it took us nearly 4 hours.  He is constructed from our punches. lots of detail work.  All I can say is Ellen you are the bomb. I'm going to encase him in a shadow box frame and I hope Desmond enjoys him as much as I did putting him together.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

230 Cards later!

Yep, that's what I said !!   230 cards cut and made ready for 23 of the greatest scrappers.  20 of us crammed into the back room of our local Pizza restaurant and for 4 hours we laughed, giggled, glued, taped and sparkled our way through 10 Christmas cards.  We had handcrafted door prizes and I think everyone went home happy.  I love doing these classes. This was my second one and a huge success. I'm now planning for class number 3. 
Here is a sample of the cards we did. All of the cards here were made whith current SU products. 
The first card shown, uses the new stamp set 'Come to Bethlehem'. I used Next to Navy Card stock and Not Quite Navy Classic Ink.
 This next cards was made with a stamp set I bought last year and never used. Now I think why?  It is so much fun.  'Holiday Lineup', I colored it with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive markers. The DSP I used is from the Jolly Holiday Paper pack. I also used Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler cardstock and Very Vanilla Satin ribbon, and for that finishing touch I added pearls to their hats.

This Card was cased straight off of Stampin Connections. I can't remember the Demonstrators name but this card is awesome. This stamp set 'Delightful Decorations' is so versitile.  Again I used my favorite colors of Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive.  The ribbon is actually the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding.  Makes for a really smart looking card. I just love it.

And Along comes 'Dasher'. This card was made with the DSP we received at the close of convention this year. 'Deck the Halls',  I also used Crumb cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Almost Artichoke cardstock.  

This is just a few of the cards we did during class. I will post more later.  Finding time to create, case and cut these cards for class is a labor of love and I look forward to bringing you more.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I cased this card and changed the base color a bit. The original card used More Mustard and Very Vanilla. I switched it out using Canjun Craze and Old Olive.  This is my first attempt with the new Owl punch and I love this little guy. I did add the google eyes for fun.  I made several of these for a swap I'm participating in Saturday at an all day demonstrator event. I'm looking forward to showing my little guy off. I think I'm gonna keep one for my self though.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christmas Card Work Shop

Is It Really To Early To Think About Christmas?

Not around here!!

Now is the time to start thinking about those Holiday projects, before time gets away from you. This past weekend I had a wonderful time with a group of wonderful ladies (and my granddaughter), making Christmas cards using items from the New Stampin Up Mini Catalog. Each lady received a packet containing 10 card kits. 2 cards each of 5 designs. We spent the next 3 hours in fun conversation, putting these kits together. I used the 'A Cute Christmas' stamp set and 'Candy Cane Christmas' Speciality Designer Series paper' on most of the cards.  I have so much fun designing and making up these kits ans the ladies. I think really enjoyed them, and have asked for another class in October. I'm going to mix it up this time so I had better get busy.

I've expanded my business opportunities and have added Avon Representative to my resume. I'm frantically search for different ways to bring income into my household, since the job search has turned out to be such a miserable failure.   It's just a shame that I can't find a job. I really do like working, and I miss the camaraderie of co-workers.  I will find my niche, soon I hope.  In the mean time I keep promoting my love for Stampin Up!

I'm disappointed in myself for letting my Scrap Divas fall by the wayside.  I really enjoyed the whole idea of getting together with friends across the country and exchanging ideas and swapping projects. The economy has seem to hit hard everywhere.  I'm going to try hard to revive it this fall. I really miss all of my scrappin friends.  Please take a look at our site and join us, maybe we can breathe new life to it.

Well I have better get to work.  Time to Scrap!!!!