Friday, August 26, 2011

Celebrate Fall!

I'm all about dimension on my cards lately I love to use 3d dots on everything.  Oh and I am getting tons of use out of my cricut right now.  I just love my new cartridge "Wrap It Up", so many fabulous designs and so little time, LOL!

Anyhow I saw a card for fall with a fence on it and I thought I would like to try that.  Then I thought how cool would it be if it was a whole scene.  My idea was to stamp some trees and grass, sponge in the sky and add a fence (using Tim Holtz on the Fence die) then pop up a pumpkin in front of the fence.  Well the fence was too small for the pumpkin stamp I wanted to use.  So I cut out a fence using my new cartridge "Wrap It Up".  Then of course none of my tree stamps were big enough, so I cut trees out on the cricut as well (Stretch Your Imagination cartridge).  I cut the images out on ivory colored paper and colored them with inks and watercolor pencils.  This is for my celebrate fall class that I am teaching at Scrap Arts in September.  There will be 4 cards total in this class.  I didn't add a greeting because I really didn't think it needed one on the front, but I will have several greeting stamps available if people would like to add one.
The second card for this class is a Halloween card.  I taught this card last year but I've had tons of requests to teach it again this year (lots of people missed it last year).  Again its a card with lots of inking and dimension.  For more information about this card you can check out this post from last year.  I didn't use any patterned paper for this card, it is all done with inks and stamps.

Well I guess I better get back in my craft room and finish up the other 2 cards for this class.  I will post them as soon as I have some pictures.  Also my September class list is up, just click on the class schedule tab at the top of the page.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Sorry I had the wrong name of the one cricut cartridge I used I had written All Wrapped Up but it is actually Wrap It Up.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Golden Christmas!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of summer.  It really seems like our summer just got started and now the leaves are starting to turn, the days are getting shorter and the kids are getting ready to go back to school.  I have been really busy the last few weeks.  My husband's 40th birthday was this month as well as our store's 20th anniversary.  We had a huge sale at Big Pete's and lots of fun events for a week.  I haven't been updating my blog much but I have been working on cards for September classes.

I finally finished the samples for my Christmas card class. I must say it is really hard to design Christmas cards when it is 90 degrees in my studio and I'd rather be at the beach LOL.  The first card I made determined the name for this class.  I have made this design before and people loved it, so I decided to use this as a class card.  It is very simple yet elegant.  I used gold embossing powder on gold metallic paper.  Also a very quick and easy card.

Every card in this class has some shimmer and shine to it.  Maybe that's what I should have called the class LOL.  The second card is done using a stamp from the Lovely as a Tree set by Stampin' Up.  It is hard to tell in the picture but the trees have glitter all over them.
This next card is an easel card done with a snowman stamp from Inkadinkado.  I used a sakura clear stardust pen to highlight the snowflakes in the image and the die cut snowflakes.  You can't really see it in the picture.

The poinsettia for the last card is from the cricut cartridge "Wrap It Up" (sorry I had All Wrapped Up here before).  I embossed two of the layers and highlighted it with gold ink.

Well that's it for today.  I will have more to post tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by have a great evening everyone.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Well I did get into my studio this week but I didn't actually get any class samples done yet.  I did however manage to get a couple of cards made. I love wolves (however I am definitely a Team Edward person...when it comes to Twilight) and I needed to make a couple of more guy cards and this is what I came up with.

The wolf image for the first card is a digi image.  I really don't know where I got this from, it was just a random digi in one of my digi folders.  I colored it with copics (N1, N3, N5, Y21 & 0) and used a clear glaze pen on his eyes.  The background paper is done using a wolf paw print stamp from Local King stamps and memento london fog ink.  I used versa magic aspen mist & black ink for edging the papers.
The wolf image for the second card is from the Local King stamp set "the wolf".  I again colored it with copics (N1, N3, G40, G82, G85 & Y21).  I embossed the strips of card stock using cuttlebug embossing folder mesh & Tim Holtz embossing folder wood grain.

I guess I better get back to work so I can get those class samples ready.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.


Thursday, August 4, 2011


I have been super busy the last couple of weeks and haven't had much time to spend in my studio. I have had time to do a little shopping.  There always seems to be time for shopping LOL!!! Anyway I have picked up a few things over the last couple of weeks and can't wait to get in my studio and try them.  I am taking a Copic class at Scrap Arts this Sunday (I can't wait).  I also got my copics, stardust pens, Basic Grey paper and cuttlebug folder at Scrap Arts!!!
I'm also going to start on some new classes for September.  I'm going to do a Halloween class and maybe a fall card class as well as a Christmas card class.  I will post some samples as soon as I have them ready.  I have put the dates and times for my August classes at Scrap Arts on my class schedule page.

Well I guess I better get in my studio and get to work.  Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by.