Monday, January 30, 2012

Quick post..been a busy day today.
The last crafting weekend I went on I took a "hedgehog" class. These are the cards we made. I added a few touches to them after the class. I think the hedgehogs are so cute and you know how I like cute!! So, of course, I had to take this class!
Gotta run! See you soon...
PS. you can click on the pictures to get a closer view.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I finally finished my cookie tag book. I LOVE it!!It turned out so cute. You can click on each picture for a better view if you want. It was a kit from Archivers that I bought before Christmas. Of course I had to add more embellishments than they did to "make it my own". I originally thought I would make it for a gift but now I can't part with it. I think I'm going to do something kind of like it for a few Christmas gifts next year. I had taken a class where we used a clipboard for the book base so I ordered a few small clipboards and they should be here soon. So I think it will be the same colors & theme but just different.
Thanks for visiting me today. It is a grey day here but we can't complain...its the end of January and yesterdays high was 55 degrees..crazy!! Supposed to get snow by the end of the week.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just got back from another great weekend of crafting!
I went with several of my friends to a weekend called "Winterfest" held at a quaint hotel where we crafted, took classes, ate good & just enjoyed spending time talking, laughing & creating.

I took several classes from various people. Agi from Paper Parachute who always does beautiful cards with papers she designs herself and different ways to fold your card instead of the usual. She puts beautiful crystals on her cards as well...always a treat. Hers are more of the "elegant style"

I took a class from PK Glitz where I learned how to use glitter & acetate. I LOVED the butterfly card we did!!I think I'm going to add a black ribbon under the sentiment. Of course had to buy some of their glitter and supplies to make some more at home. My picture is a little blurry.Sorry!
I also took a class that we made 8 cards featuring Penny Black's those! I have to finish putting them together. The class went so fast I wasn't able to assemble them completely so I hope to get that done today.

I also took a layer by layer class. Time consuming but they turned out beautiful. Not sure if I want to use them on a card like the teacher did so I haven't mounted them on anything. Might use them on a scrapbook page or another project. Hers was full of crystals and I was a little disappointed that we didn't get any to put on our projects..she is known for using tons of crystals on her projects and we all thought we would get them for ours but we didn't (pout):0(... We did put lots of glitter on them but the sparkle isn't showing in the picture.
They asked me to teach there next year! I just have to get up the nerve but I probably will do it. I brought 5 make & takes for the last day and they got a good response and that encouraged me to at least think about teaching a class next year.
I didn't get a lot of projects that I brought along done but my cookie tag book is almost done. Hope to finish it today. It is turning out so cute!! I decided to keep this one for myself. I will post pictures when I get it done.
Thanks for dropping by today!
see you soon.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was Fabulous!! Spent the entire weekend with 9 or 10 other ladies for a stamping/scrapbooking weekend at my friends house. Good food, much laughter, crafting, sharing.... a really great time.
These cards are 3 of the cards for my next months class. I have one more that will be a sympathy card.
The deer card is really a simple card but I thought it would be a good man card...I struggle with making those!
The birthday card is made with an Anita stamp that the store I teach at had for $2.00. I added some punched flowers for dimension.
The mouse card is my favorite! Poor Henry is sick...He's from Whiff of joy stamps. I love the colors of this card. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. I love the style of her sentiments. I tried to make him look sick by giving him red cheeks and a rising temperature on the thermometer. Added a button from Stampin up's clearance rack and finished it off with some ribbon.
Thanks for coming by. It is cold here, we have finally gotten winter weather. Snow and cold!! Yuck! But makes for great crafting!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday!
I am working on several "make & takes" for an event I am attending. I committed to making 5 diff. ones and found out the other day I have to have enough for 45 people for each one. I am trying to keep them fairly simple. This is one of them and all I did was cut out a flower on the Cricut. The cartridge I used was Walk in the Garden.
Even though it is a simple card I like it.
Thanks for dropping by. Have a great day!!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

HOLY SMOKES friends...You know how they say you can't teach an old dog tricks? Well, that's me!! Got this new fancy schmancy computer and could not for the life of me figure out the photo software. I finally downloaded the program I used on the old computer but then couldn't find my pictures...I was ready to pull my hair out!! Think I finally got least for today!!
These are 2 of the cards we are going to make in my next class. I thought the brown/ red one with the Cheery Lynn heart die would be perfect for the man in our life. It's so hard to make men cards. At least for me it is!. I did have to add just a touch of bling, hence the rhinestone.
The owl card has a tag in it that when you pull it out it will have the sentiment on it. The stamp is from Stampendous and I used a heart embossing folder to give the card some texture.
Got my Christmas tree undecorated and now am just waiting on my son to get up (it's 2:00 in the afternoon!! How can they sleep that late?! Although he was on call at the fire station last night so maybe he didn't get any sleep...) He has to put it in the attic for me.
I want to get some stuff done around here so I can craft. I've wasted the whole morning trying to figure out my computer. I'm just glad i could finally post something for you. Have a great day!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday, monday....
Happy New Year!! Wishing you all the best for 2012.
I got my new computer up & running...YAY! But... the photo software is new to me and I am having trouble figuring it out.Took me sooo long just to get these 2 photos.
The color purple seems to be what I'm into these days. The Sympathy card was made with my Cheery Lynn die that I got myself for Christmas. :) The flowers are also a Cheery Lynn die. These cards are not one of my favorites to make but it sure seems like we go through them.
The next item is a poem a friend wanted me to put together so she could put in a frame. I have 2 more to go and she is giving them to a couple of her nurse friends.I used my Nellie Snellen punches for the flowers and some small buttons I had in my stash.
Thanks for stopping by. Going to have leftover pork & Sauerkraut for lunch then off to walk with a friend.