Monday, November 29, 2010

Fabric Cards

I teach classes at a Crafter's Mall, inside the Crafter's Mall is a wonderful fabric shop filled with amazing fabrics of all kinds. Often while I am teaching my card classes there are quilting classes, and or, gatherings going on at the same time. Some of the quilters wonder in to our classroom just to see what we are up to, and I always enjoy looking in to see what they are doing too. I love quilting, but after my son became a toddler I put it away for a latter day, I guess I just got tired of taking what I just put together apart and starting over, let's just say I was too distracted to do it right! I started thinking (never a good sign) wouldn't it be wonderful to combined these two wonderful hobbies... and wouldn't it be fun to get some of those quilters to try something new.... and so I had a class with cards made with fabric and paper! I think I will be doing this again too as it was a big hit with all my regular paper crafting ladies! So fun and no sewing either, we used an iron on fabric adhesive to adhere the fabric to the card bases. This is one of my favorite cards from the 8 we made in class, I just love this felt poinsettia. I used my spellbinders dies to cut my felt and layered them with glue dots, the center is made from those tiny glass beads. The sentiment is one I will be using a lot from a newer set "With His Glory" from The Angel Company.

Hope that you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wintery Acetate Card

Back in June I made this CARD with my hostess groups, it was a cute card and a big hit. Many of my sweet ladies bought the ink to stamp on the acetate, so I wanted to remind them to use it again. I also wanted to show how that same card could be turned into a winter themed card,  just by changing the stamps used! Any winter themed stamp set would work, but I just love this snowman from "Jingle Jolly", this little guy is colored with Copic markers ( BG01, 05, 09, YG03, 17, R20, C1,3, 00). The snowflakes are from "Ornamental Snowflakes", they are just beautiful and work so well for this type of card. I think this is my favorite color combo this year, I seem to be using it for everything lately!
I hope that you all have had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! We celebrated the holiday at our house with family this year (our first time!) and thanks to my wonderful Mother in Law and amazing Husband (they cooked the whole meal!! I did stir the gravy, but then it turned out to have lumps...) we had an the most delicious feast. And a big thanks to my Mom who brought homemade bread and all the pies and cheesecake too (Yumm!!). And of course it would not have been so wonderful if it were not for all the family members that came from afar to share the holiday with us!
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sending a Latte

Debbie, a sweet friend, and my very talented downline, gave me a card like this one a couple of years ago. I loved it, and the idea so much. So inspired by Debbie I made this card! Inside is a pocket for a gift card, I am thinking Starbucks. I think I might add holly leaves and berries instead of the hearts for a couple too, just to change it up! The sentiment is from the set "Sending a Latte", from The Angel Company, it is great because it has so many different sentiments to add to the inside! I think I know some great teachers who will be receiving one of these very soon!
Things have been so crazy busy here these last few weeks, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel now!! Looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!

Hope that you are having a great day!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Deck the Halls - Angel Company Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to another Angel Company Blog Hop! This Month we are decking the halls with festive ideas for Christmas! Anyone is welcome to join the blog hop, the only requirement is that you use only Angel Company stamps for your project. If you do not have a blog, you can upload your project HERE. If you would like more information, or you just want to follow this inspiring hop, you can go HERE.

These are the projects that I made with the wonderful ladies in my Hostess Group this week. This first card was inspired by a card that Debbie, my very talented and sweet down line, gave me a couple of years ago. I loved the colors she used and the way she layered the snowflakes on the heart. So, inspired by Debbie I made this card with a detachable ornament, made from a clear mini album page (mini deco album K-604) and 'Christmas Circles' (T-2945). The sentiment is from 'Vintage Santa' (T-3379). There is a spot on the back of the ornament to add a family photo. This card is flat enough to be sent through the mail easily.

This second project is a snow globe type ornament made form one of our round metal tins (D-102). It is kind of hard to see in this photo, but the trees and the penguin are all popped up, each a bit higher than the other, for more depth. The trees are from a set I just had to have, called 'The Places You'll Go' (T-3351) love it! I added stickles for snow on the branches. The penguin is from the set 'Cuddly Christmas' (T-3390) another favorite.  I seem to be addicted to this color combo lately. For the snow on this one I used a chunky glitter ( that is the glob thing in the "sky") and tiny bead things. We used a finer glitter for the second batch and I think I liked it better. You could also use Flower soft and glitter for the snow, either way this is a cute project with a lot of possibilities!!
I hope you will check back and follow the hop as it grows, there is sure to be some wonderful ideas for Christmas projects of all kinds, please feel free to leave comments as you go too! :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Upcoming Classes!!

Can someone please tell me how we got all the way to November already?! Time sure does fly, weather you are having fun or not. Thankfully I am having fun, even if life has been kind of crazy. I just wanted to post a few samples from my upcoming classes, I have two Christmas card classes and a very fun mini album.
This first card is from a set of eight Christmas cards, each one different, that I will be teaching at Scrappin' Friends on November 19th, at 5:30pm. $28.00 These are so pretty! If you would like to see more the samples are in the store.

This second card is from  a set of eight, all different, that features fabric! There will be no sewing, but we will be using fabric elements along with our paper and other embellishments. So much fun, and a lot of added texture! The colors are blues and whites and the more traditional reds and greens too. This class will be held at The Crafter's Mall, November 20th at 10:00am. $28.00  Samples are at the store.

This mini album measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches, it is a mixed matched mini album, some of the pages are chipboard,some are clear cardstock and each one is a different shape and size.
The paper is from My Minds Eye,"The Merry Days Of Christmas", and has a slightly vintage feel to it.
This class will be held at The Crafter's Mall, November 20th, 1:00. $38.00 Sample is also at the store if you would like to see more!

If you are interested in any of these classes, please contact:
Scrappin' Friends (530) 722-9200, for more in formation or to sign up for the Snowflake Christmas Cards.
The Crafter's Mall (530) 246-2056,  for more information, or to sign up for the Fabric Christmas Cards, or
The Christmas Mini Album. There is limited space in the Mini Album class, only 12 spots!

Hope that you are having a great day today! Thanks for stopping by. I hope I will see some of you at one of these classes!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Coco and Mack

Coco and Mack is another new set of stamps from The Angel Company, if you love cute puppies then you will love this set! There are four sweet pups and four sentiments, two of the images are seasonal, fall and Christmas, and two can be used all year long!
For this card I used the Christmas image and pared it with our Reece paper collection. The sentiment is from Thinking of You, my all time favorite, go to sentiment set!
Life has been a little crazy here, and very, very busy too. I am sure it is like that for a lot of us right now. Once I get through the next few weeks, I plan to slow things down and really enjoy the holiday season ( keeping my fingers crossed!). Time just seems to be flying by so quickly!
Thanks for stopping by, hope that you had a great day today!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

You Whooo...

My daughter always wants me to color my stamped images in unusual colors, an I must say that most of the time it turns out so cute, like this little owl here. She asked me to color one purple, and I just loved how it turned out, and it went perfectly with this "Toodle Loo"  ( a TAC Paper) plaid paper too!  This is a new stamp set from The Angel Company called "You Whoo" it is in the fall supplement. Inside the card it reads "Hi!"

What do you think?
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