Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Blast from the Past

I have been stamping for about 20 years and I still love it. Many techniques come and go including making cards with Hair Gel. I saw Dawn Griffith make a Gel Card recently so I thought I'd give it a go with the By the Tide Stamp Set.
I know that many of you love to get inky. This card used the Polished Stone Technique.
Two Step Stamp Sets like Stippled Blossoms are great value. You can use them in the traditional way

or as a design element.
We will also be making Tina Weller's Note Card Holder with matching Note Cards and Envelopes.

Lesson dates are May 21, 22, 28, 29 and June 2.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Oh No! Not Another Butterfly Card

I really felt that I was a bit over butterflies but then I saw lots of great cards using Papillon Potpourri and the two new Butterfly Punches so I had to buy them. Even stranger still I had to make a red and white card!
Continuing on the red and white theme I made a Note Box. Thanks to Becky Jensen for your inspiration.
Quite often I am asked for wedding cards. The Love and Laughter set is cute and trendy.
This card was inspired by Alisa Tilsner (my upline). Oh no, it's red and white again!
I have had the Petite Purse Die for quite a while but although it makes a great little purse I wanted to investigate other possibilities. Thanks to Amy Celona and Karen Titus.

And finally I got out my Artisan Embellishment Kit and made these cards. Thanks to Inking Idaho and Joanne Travis. These cards aren't part of the lesson unless you purchase the kit.

Lesson dates are May 7, 8, 14, 15 and 19.

April Colour Challenge Winner

The very popular Colour Challenge is back. Our April colours were Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Whisper White. Bev was the lucky winner with this great card.
Bev selected Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set as her prize. Congratulations Bev.
Bev has chosen Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede and Certainly Celery for May. Please contact me if you would like to play along. Completed cards are due at the end of May.