Hi everyone. It has been a bit crazy at my house, so I apologize for being 'absent' from my blog. I have been busy creating holiday cards to sell at the upcoming craft fairs. I will share my creative results with you. I hope everyone is well and happy!
Real quick, I am having only one class next month (Nov.). It is on Sunday Nov 15, open-house style from 10a-2p. We will be making 16 gift tags and a holder for them. The cost is $12. So mark your calendars, and reserve your seat!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Falisha is our winner for the W'ink Card Club Recycle & Reuse Challenge! (The 'winner' gets to select any item out of the prize box.) This picture really doesn't do her workmanship justice! The blue ring at the top is her recycle piece. It is the bag holder in a diaper genie. Who would have guessed? She hand-stamped all the stars and cut them out individually. Wow! That's alot! Some of the stars are on the metal rimmed tags. She used the elastic gold cord to tie the stars and moons on the mobile. She also used the gold cord to suspend the mobil from the ceiling. I am always impressed with what my club members come up with :) They are all creative.
Thanks for looking, and as always,please post a comment-they always make my day :)
The challenge this month is titled 'Recycle & Reuse'. You take a piece of 'trash' and decorate or alter it, to create something beautiful and functional. I like challenges, because it gives my club members a different use of their supplies. It also allows them to think outside of the box.
Our runner-up for the W'ink Card Club is Nichole. She altered a bottle holder and bottles. I think that she did a wonderful job. Each bottle is filled with goodies: nuts, chocolates, yogart covered raisins, ect. I love the color combinations. Great attention to detail :)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
My mother is a Red Hatter. She really enjoys the other ladies, and they seem to have a wonderful time. I made a set of these cards for her to give her red hat friends. The paper used for this card is from Stampin' Up!. The pumpkins are from a stamp set 'Fall Elegance'. The buttons are from an 'Autumn Collection'. The black polka-dot ribbon is a random roll I picked up from a large chain store. The hat is from a stamp set 'Hat Boutique'. I hope that my mom likes these cards. They were completed very last minute-now.
Thank you for looking. If you have a moment, post a comment, those always make my day. Take time out of your busy schedule to craft something wonderful!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sorry for taking so long in between posts. I spent last weekend in Las Vegas with girlfriends! That was alot of fun! It is always nice to get away and recharge your batteries.
So, I have finally completed the second card we are doing at club this month. I really needed to do a card that featured a bird. I have quite a few ladies who have a weakness for birds. So, here we go!
The technique we are learning is 'stamping with bleach'. The technique itself isn't difficult, however, I think finding the right color combination is. Bleach will change the color of different card stock differently. So, if you are looking for a specific color change, it can be trial and error. If you just want the technique, any color will do. For those who know me, there is no 'whatever color will do'. Here is the card. The stamp set is current. You won't find it in the catalog, its on the dornment list. (I hate that list) There are alot of wonderful stamp sets listed there, and they all have great potential.
Anyways, the card is done in Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, and Soft Suede. However, I used like four different stamp sets. Sorry. Branch Out, Bird on a Branch, Fifth Avenue Floral, and Friends 24-7.
Thank you for looking, and as always, post a comment, they always make my day!
Monday, October 5, 2009
If you are a member of either the W'ink Card Club or the Stampapalooza Card Club, you will make this card this month! The technique is 'stained glass'. (this card looks better in person) I used the new DSP paper(Autumn Meadows), and a new stamp set(Gifts of the Earth)! The other technique we will be learning this month is stamping with Bleach. Stay tuned. I am planning on posting that card by Wednesday evening.
It really makes my day when you post a comment. If you look on SplitCoastStampers (SCS) I have a gallery there. My name is 'swheet'.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Howdy! Welcome to the wonderful people who have come to our beautiful city of Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta! Mass Ascension was ah inspiring.
I saw a card posted on Sandi Mac Iver's blog. A card she had done in 10 minutes. Well, I wanted to see it. A card completed in under 10 minutes! not two hours. The card she had done is beautiful. Its larger than an A2 card. It must have been a 5"x7" card. I don't make large cards, so I figured I could alter it a bit. Here is my version of Sandi's card.
I am teaching a 3-D card class tomorrow and I need a 'thank you' gift for the ladies who are attending. I thought that I could make them each a set of 3 different Christmas cards, to help get them inspired (this is one of their cards). I hope that they like them.
For this card, I used the stencil Vintage Ornaments 1, out of the 'definitely decorative' SU catalog. I used a stipple brush and mellow moss classic ink to 'color' the inside of the ornament. I used the Champagne' shimmer paint out of the 'Holiday Mini' SU catalog, to sponge the ornament decoration. I stamped 'Merry Christmas' in soft suede classic ink. I stamped the branch in Close to Cocoa classic ink. I matted the very vanilla card stock onto brushed gold card stock and the card base in soft suede card stock. I tied a simple knot of mellow moss taffeta ribbon and attached with a mini glue dot.
Thank you for looking. I also made them my version of a card that Anne Hayward had posted on a Yahoo group. Check back tomorrow for that image.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Well, I have finished the Diorama card. I finally got a chance to take the photos during the daylight. So, here is one of the card we will be making at the 3-D card technique class. For the Diorama Card I used Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, and Old Olive card stock. I used the Fresh Cuts, & For All You Do stamp sets. For the flowers, I used a 'rock-n-roll' technique with So Saffron and Cameo Coral classic inks. I used So Saffron brads for the flower centers. Some of the flowers were attached with dimensionals to get them off the card stock.
Thank you for looking, and check back tomorrow to see the Pop-up card. I'll give you a tease, the colors used for this card are Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Whisper White.