Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Hot - Keeping cool by taking classes

It's hot here in Kansas City! I'm keeping inside my home doing cross stitch. When I am out and about it's to take classes.

Today I have cards to share with you from three recent classes that I have taken at Stamper's Ink which is in Shawnee Mission, KS.

The first picture is of two cards from the first Christmas card in July class. I love the green one with the Santa in his sleigh. I bought that set and will probably being doing another card like it and embossing the Santa. The blue card is so simple. You use blue metallic paper and run it through a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder, add ribbon and adhere to a base card. So simple!

The second picture is of two of my favorite cards from the 10 cards from one page wonders. Tanya takes one page of scrapbook paper and outlines several shapes on a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of scrapbook paper. We then cut out the shapes and start to put the cards together. What a cool way to use a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper.

The third picture are of two cards from July's Quick card class. I love these classes. For $10 you make six cards that are quick and simple to make.

If you're in the greater Kansas City area, check out Stamper's Ink's classes for the rest of July and August. I've seen the Christmas cards for the second class. I've also seen the cards for the August Quick Card class and the 10 cards from one page class. Stop by the store to see the samples or look online at

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Card for Jacob's birthday

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I just finished the above card for my great nephew Jacob's birthday which is this Saturday. I know from comments that his mother has posted on Facebook, he likes to go fishing with his daddy.

This cute image is called Gone Fishin' and it;s from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. The sentiment if from the same company and is on the same stamp set.

The designer paper is from Echo Park and is from their Splash 6 X 6 paper pad. I used Blend-It Express paper for the image. All other papers are Bazzill.

The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and was colored with Copics.

The gemstones are from BoBunny.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday card for LGB

This card is a special birthday card that I made for one of the ladies at my church. She wanted a card for her granddaughter who is turning 17 on the 9th. Laura Grace is a very talented young lady. She plays the piano quite often at our church and sings in the choir. Her grandmother also told me that she is an artist and that her favorite colors are red, white and blue.

I tried to find some sort of piano stamp, but was unable. So I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder with music on it to create the white panel. The dotted Bo Bunny paper was embossed using a Cuttlebug star embossing folder.

The stamped image is from a cling set by Penny Black called Paint the Town. It was colored with Copics. I used the image on the back of the cling set to guide my coloring.

I hope Anna Lu was pleased with how I made this card for Laura Grace! It was a fun one to make.

4th of July card

Life's good today. I got my printer hooked up and figured out how to upload pictures from my camera to my new computer.

Church services this morning were awesome. We did the pledge of allegiance and we sang the National Anthem. Hymns today were God of the Ages, America the Beautiful, Let There Be Peace on Earth, and This is my song. A patroitic medley was played during the offering.

Indeed I'm very grateful to our God that I was born in America.

This card was a card that I did a week or so at the Scrapbook Workshoppe in Blue Springs, Mo. It was designed by Dona Fowler. It's a pop up card and Dona's technique of making them was so fast. You use the next to largest circle Nestability to cut the inner circle. I can see using this idea for fall and Christmas cards. All stars were also cut out using Nestabilities. The pearls on the stars are Liquid Pearls. The Celebrate Freedom stamp is from Stampendous.

Be safe out there!

Happy Sunday

Talking about spur of the moment decisions. I decided that after 8 years I needed a new computer. I took my old computer to the tech place to copy data files from the old to the new on Friday and last night I picked up the new computer.

I've got my printer reinstalled, but I can't seem to find my camera CD so I can upload pictures. As soon as I can figure out how to get that software loaded, I'll have some cards for you as I have made some red, white, and blue ones for the 4th of July holiday.

Until I figure out what to do about the camera programs, have a blessed Sunday!