Monday, November 29, 2010

Vintage Santa

Here is the card I finished the other day that I said I would post over the weekend.  I didn't get a chance to do that yesterday so here it is Monday.  I'm so far behind I may never catch up.  I can't believe that it is almost December and I still haven't really started my Christmas shopping.  I just have to make a list and try to get it all done in one shopping trip with my husband. 

The Santa stamp is from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas stamp set (I use this set a lot).  The patterned paper is a double sided piece by Cosmo Cricket (Oh Joy: Mitten Mitten).  I stamped the image with vintage photo distress ink and colored it just lightly here and there with some water color pencils.  The bling and the pearl on his hat were plain and I colored them with an eggplant prisma marker. The card stock is bazzill burgundy.

I have been working in my craft room all afternoon so I should have something more to post tomorrow.  Until then happy crafting and thanks for visiting my blog.


Friday, November 26, 2010

New Class for January!

Ever have one of those weeks where you just can’t think of what you want to create. I get all of these great ideas and sit down at my desk and can’t think of where to start. I finally finished a card on Wednesday but it turned out totally different then what I started with. I will post more about that tomorrow or Sunday.

I am teaching the “All Wrapped Up” card class tomorrow and will be prepping for that tonight. So thought I better post this now.

I have been meaning to post this for a week or so now. I love the tri shutter card, I taught it in my Valentine’s card class last January/February. I have seen a few of these mini albums on line and thought I would like to try it. I made this one for Scrap Arts. It is done with bazzill card stock (celery & red rock) and the patterned paper is from the Basic Grey “Jovial” line.

I will probably teach this as a class in January. I will probably have an assortment of paper combinations to choose from for this class. I will post class dates as soon as the schedule is up.

Thanks for visiting my blog, happy crafting everyone.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Really....I can't think of a title for this post!

Well I had a very busy weekend. I taught classes on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  I have finally posted my picture for the Big Shot class on my schedule page.  Four different projects in this class 2 cards, a votive holder & a gift box/bag.

I spent part of yesterday in my craft room but I don't have a completed project to post yet.  I have lots of projects started but I seem to get distracted by another idea and start working on it.  Then I end up with about 5 different projects on the go and nothing complete.  So now I am going into my craft room and try to complete at least 1 of these project so I have something to post for tomorrow.  Wish me luck!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All done....

finally all my samples for classes in November & December are complete.  Now I have to start making my own Christmas cards and I need to make my samples for January & February classes.  Scary to be thinking about that already.

The final 2 projects for the Big Shot class are cards.  The first one is done with Petite Scalloped Ovals and Petite Ovals large.  The paper is metallic copper, french vanilla and the patterned paper is from the basic grey Jovial line.  The stamp is by Crafty Secrets and was stamped with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.

The next card is done with bazzill card stock white & Bahama.  I used embossing folders Swiss dots, snowflakes and a snowflake impressabilities on the papers.  The shaped pieces are cut using spellbinders labels one and Tim Holtz alterations "styled labels".  The image stamp is Lily Candy Elf by Pink Cat Studio and the greeting is from Bombshell stamps.  I stamped the image with black memento ink and colored with water color pencils and added accents with stardust pen.  The edging inks I used are versa magic cloud white & ocean depth.  The greeting is stamped with Tim Holtz distress ink aged mahogany.
Well I guess I better get back to work now.  Until next time happy crafting and thanks for visiting my blog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Class Schedule up!!!

As promised I have put my class schedule up for November & December.  All you have to do is hit the class schedule tab at the top of the page and voila!!!  I will keep adding my classes to that page as soon as I have more dates.  It probably won't be until the new year, unless I get lot of requests for another class.  Due to popular demand we have added another "Blue Christmas" card class to the schedule.  Saturday November, 20th will be the last date for this class and space is limited.  To sign up for this class please call Scrap Arts @ 604-980-8811. 

Thanks for visiting my blog

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Only two spots left!

This is kind of last minute, I meant to post this yesterday and totally forgot.  I just wanted to let my local students know that I have 2 spots left for my Blue Christmas card class tonight.  This will be the last night class for these cards.  You can sign up by calling Scrap Arts @ 604-980-8811 before 6pm. Class starts @ 6:30pm.

I will post the rest of my class schedule tomorrow.  I know I keep saying that but I will definitely post it tomorrow, maybe LOL!

On a totally unrelated topic to my classes.  I just wanted to post this wonderful picture of my grandfather. 
I will be remembering him and all the others who have served this country over the years this week!!! I was fortunate enough that my grandfather was one of the lucky ones who came home.  So many others were not that lucky.  Take time to stop and give thanks this week.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Big Shot Class in progress

Here are the other 2 samples I was talking about yesterday.  They are for the Big Shot class I will be teaching in a few weeks.  The first picture is a of a gift box/bag (if you add a ribbon handle).  I used the labels 1 spellbinders and the ornament cuttlebug folder for this.  The stamps are from Inkadinkado and Bombshell. 

This votive holder was done with petite ovals large from spellbinders and the fence die cut it by Tim Holtz.  The snowman was cut out on the cricut, but I have seen a few really cute snowmen dies that you could use in the Big Shot.  I just don't own one at the moment. The trees (are from the stampin up lovely as a tree set) hard to see in the picture but they are there.  I stamped them on the vellum with glue pad and then I added micro fine warm highlight glitter to it.  The patterned paper is from the new Basic Grey Jovial line.

Well as I am writing this I am falling asleep so I'm sure there are quite a few errors, I will try and fix them tomorrow.  Until then have a great night everyone and thanks for stopping by.

***errors all fixed, I think :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

All Wrapped Up....

Here is the final card for my "All Wrapped Up" card class.  I needed a simple card to complete the set and yet I wanted to teach a technique.  The present stamp for this card is from the "Mouse Party" set by Crafty Secrets.  In order to make this border I had to use a mask on the presents, this is the technique for this card.  I very quickly colored in these presents with watercolor pencils.  In class you will be able to use watercolors or markers to color them in.  I will be adding my class schedule to the blog on the weekend.  I will also be posting the first two projects for my "Big Shot" class tomorrow.
Until then, happy crafting and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New class samples

Here are two more samples from my "All Wrapped Up" card class.  The theme for this class is presents!!!

I wanted to teach a bunch of different techniques in this class, embossing, inking, watercolor pencils, glitter, etc.  This first sample is a side step card and I colored the presents with water color pencils, glitter pen, glaze pen and even did a bit of paper piecing.  You can't really see the glitter pen in the picture but there is lots of it on the 2 piles of presents in the back.  I colored over the red bow with the glaze pen. I used bazzill card stock red and french vanilla.  I used peeled paint distress ink on the embossed panels. The present stamps are from the "All Wrapped Up" stamp set by Flourishes and the greeting stamp is from Bombshell stamps.

The next card is done with paper from the new Basic Grey Christmas line Jovial.  The present is cut out using cricut cartridge "Stretch Your Imagination"  and I used merlot glitter ritz glitter for the ribbon and bow.  The bling was clear and I used a prisma color marker to add some color to it.  Although you can't see it the square with the present on it is popped up using 3d dots and then the block with the greeting is popped up from there as well.

Well that's it for today, I hope to have something more to post tomorrow. 
Thanks for visiting my blog.