Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Card Buffet Projects Part 2

Here are the final three projects for the card buffet. Please respond by email with the project nos. you have chosen and how many of each you would like to do:


Level of difficulty (1=easy - 5=difficult) 1

What a bright, sunny card!! Simple stamping required and the Big Shot does the work of cutting the flower, the scallop border and embossing the scallop.


Level of difficulty: 2

Another cheerful card, perfect for birthday wishes. Simple stamping for this one as well and use of the triple layer punch for the flowers. Fun!


Level of difficulty: 2

Once again simple stamping and using the Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

I look forward to hearing from those registered for the Card Buffet and I look forward to seeing them on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm

Take care.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Card Buffet Projects

I have a card buffet scheduled for Friday, May 27th at 7:00 pm. Here are five projects that my registered guests can chose from. Each of the projects will be numbered and my guests must chose which cards they want to make and how many of each. Please refer to the project number when you respond. Responses are required by Friday, May 20th. I will post an additional five choices tomorrow in case these five do not pique your interest!! :) Please keep in mind that the salutations for the majority of these cards can be changed to match any occasion. Please also note that the final versions of these cards may change, ie: colour of the card or a change in a border punch in order to facilitate the use of tools among all of the guests.


Level of difficulty (1=easy - 5=difficult) 2

This card requires the cakes to be colored and crystal effects applied to the toppings. I would recommend no more than two of this card per person as the coloring is time consuming. This card has been popular at my sales so it will make a great birthday card to give away.


Level of difficulty: 1

This card incorporates basic stamping and punching using the scallop border punch. The color spritzer is also used on this card.


Level of difficulty: 1

This is a no layer card that uses the masking technique and sponging. Great masculine card.


Level of difficulty: 1

Simple black and white. Great for a sympathy card.


Level of difficulty: 3

Such a pretty card. This card will require the use of the Big Shot with the embossing folder and the floral fusion sizzlit die.

That's it until tomorrow. I will have five more choices. Remember, the salutations can be changed for most of these cards so that you can make one as a father's day card instead of a birthday card, for example. Please let me know if you have any questions.



Friday, May 13, 2011

Hmmm, looks like I have to do this again!!

Not too happy this morning!!! Looks like my last blog post has disappeared. Blogger was having some problems and it looks like it affected my blog page. Frustrating since I have trouble posting as it is and then this happens. Hopefully this is the one and only time it happens.

So anyway... sorry for my little hissy fit. I will re-post the pictures from this week's club.

This card uses the classic Lovely as a Tree stamp set and the reflection technique:

The ladies had a choice of making a masculine birthday card or a sympathy card. I love this technique as it's super easy and gives a dramatic effect.

Our next card was another masculine card using all new product from the Summer Mini:

The stamp set used here was The Open Sea, the DSP is Nautical Expedition and the new Early Espresso Baker's Twine. Love it!!!

Our last card was definitely a girly card and incorporated the inlaid embossing technique:

Makes for a different look, don't you think?

Well it's time to get back to work making some last minute projects for The Spring into Style Trade Show happening tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by! Take care.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

May Card Club

Bad, bad blogger!!! I have been slipping on keeping my blog updated and I apologize for that. It has been busier than usual so that is my excuse. I'm hoping that things slow down soon so that I can find time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, if we ever get any!

Last night was the last official stamp club meeting. I enjoy seeing my club ladies every month and I know that I will miss them over the summer months. In order to drag things out a little bit, I have offered them a bonus club night in June where they will not have to place an order, just come, stamp and have fun. Maybe I can entice them to come again in July for the new catty open house.

I was excited to show the ladies some new techniques last night. This card uses the reflection technique with the classic Lovely as a Tree:

This set works perfectly for those hard to make masculine cards and it also works well as a sympathy card. The technique is really quite easy and gives dramatic results.

Our second card was also another masculine card, perfect for father's day or another masculine birthday:

I love this card!! This card uses all new product from the Summer Mini. The stamp set is The Open Sea, the DSP is Nautical Expedition and the Early Espresso Baker's Twine. Love it, love it, love it!! The Nautical Expedition paper is absolutely gorgeous and the colours and the patterns are perfect with the nautical sets.

Our last card used the inlaid embossing technique and the new triple layer punch, Blossom Bouquet:

This card was CASEd from Darlene McCallum. Check out her blog: http://dreamingaboutrubberstamps.com/summer-mini-sneak-peek-blossom-bouquet-triple-layer-punch. I modified my version a little bit. This punch coordinates well with the Bold Blossom stamp set from the mini. This is a very easy technique that gives your card a very different look. Kinda neat huh?

Well, it's time to get some more projects done for the Trade Show on Saturday. Thank you for stopping by. Take care.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Darn Blizzard!!

I know it's Saskatchewan and we have to expect that the weather will be a little wacky but really, after the winter we have had, another blizzard on April 30th!!! The worst one of the year too. Because of this blizzard, I was unable to attend the Carnduff Craft Show that I had been preparing for. Oh well, now I have plenty of product to start the Farmer's Market and for the Trade Show on the 14th. Here are some of the cards I had made:

I also wanted to share with you a really cute card that I just had to CASE:

This card was originally done by Lynn at LW Designs. Check out her blog at: http://lwdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweet-birthday.html. I changed mine up just a little, less rhinestones (which is totally unlike me) but I added crystal effects to the toppings of the cakes to give them some shine and dimension.

I'm waiting to get my Fun Flowers die so that I can work on some bookmarks. I will post pictures of them once I get some done.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care.