Saturday, April 23, 2011

Birthday cards for kids

It's a busy, busy weekend as we are getting ready to host Easter dinner today. Earlier this week I found some time to create some cards for the upcoming Carnduff craft sale.

Hopefully I will find time tomorrow to work on some more projects for the craft sale. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Stamp Club

I had a terrible time coming up with projects for stamp club this month. A project I had in mind simply would not come together and at the last minute I was desperately searching Splitcoast for ideas. Here is the card that we made using the Strength & Hope stamp set:

This project was cased from Jen Sannes on Splitcoast. Check out her blog: I modified my project just a little bit but thank Jen for her inspiration.

Another project for club was cased straight out of the Occasions Mini!!! The Idea Book and Catalogue and the minis are definitely great sources for ideas as well. I had ordered the beveled windowpanes from the Occasions Mini months ago and had been dying to use them. It seemed like it was now or never as the mini will be done the end of April. However, I am very excited to see that the windowpanes are on the mini carry over list!!! This is the card we made using the windowpanes:

I absolutely love this card. The card base uses Crumb Cake card stock embossed with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. The layer is from the neutrals patterns stack with a trim of Pacific Point on the bottom. The ribbon is the Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon and the stamp set used is Clearly for You.

Lastly we made a Mother's Day card using the faux mother of pearl technique. Frost White shimmer paint is applied to shimmery white card stock using a crumpled up ball of cling wrap dipped in the paint. These butterflies were cut using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies die. After the paint dried, we stamped the flowers from Elements of Style using black stazon and colored them using rose red and old olive markers. Burnishing the butterflies with a cloth removes the ink from the pearl and gives it some shine. The card base uses Rose Red card stock, a layer of Springtime Vintage DSP and another strip of Rose Red trimmed with the scallop border punch. The lovely ribbon is Rose Red seam binding ribbon. Here is the card we made in class:

and here is a stepped up version:

I felt that the top part of the card was too plain so I stamped the vine from the Elements of Style using Rose Red ink onto the Rose Red card stock. Adding another pearl to the card was also important!!

Thank you for stopping by. Take care.


Mommy and Me Easter Class

Last Sunday I had some of my favourite little stampers and their mothers attend my Mommy and Me Easter Class. It is so fun to share the joy of crafting with people of all ages!!

Here is the Easter Bunny basket we made:

This basket was cased from Chris Galbraith. Check out her wonderful blog:

Another project for the class was a cute little spring nest:

This project was also cased. The talented Brenda Quintana was my source for this project. Check out her blog:

Thank you to all of the wonderfully talented people out there that are willing to share their projects with the rest of us.

Lastly, we made an Easter card that incorporated a little bit of punch art:

The card base used the Naturals White card stock and the grass and ribbon are Pear Pizzazz. The eggs are from the Easter Blossoms in the Occasions Mini, stamped in versamark on Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Pale Plum card stock and heat embossed using Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Our tired little chick was punched from So Saffron using the scallop oval punch and sponged around the edges.

It was a very enjoyable afternoon and I look forward to my next Mommy and Me class.

Thanks for stopping by.