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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Just Can't Get Enough Chalkboards!

I have so much fun making cards using the Chalkboard Technique, they just seem to come together so easily! Last week I had the idea to revisit my Printer's Tray and update it with these pictures of Emma that I absolutely love.
My husband takes the best pictures of that kid with those horses. In these pictures she's riding Delta, who's one of Emma's favorite horses. She was happy to see that these were the pictures I put into this frame. I am planning to offer this as a class in March, but I was so happy with the way it turned out that I really wanted to share it! Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Got Scraps?

I've been on a mission to use up some of my stash that's been hanging around for awhile. This banner is one of those projects I started a couple of years back, and I take it out after the holidays each year, amazed that all the pieces are still together, and tell myself I'm going to finish it. Well today was the day this banner finally was completed enough to hang on my front door!
There are so many retired items on this baby, I can't even remember what they were all called! But lately I have been coming across cards with a scattering of pearls and jewels starting with a card on Sandi MacIver's blog recently and love, love the look of it. So I had to try it for myself:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Stamp A Stack Club

I am excited to announce that I will be adding a new Stamp Club to my schedule! Here are the details:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

It's a Day to Sale-abrate!

Sale-A-Bration 2013 starts today! See what you can get for FREE here! In the meantime I thought I would share a card I made this past weekend using my favorite SAB stamp set - Vintage Verses:

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Best Things

This weekend I worked to try and get a little ahead on projects for my upcoming classes. My February Stamp A Stack will focus on Chalkboard and Subway Art techniques. I really like this new stamp set called Feel Goods from the Spring Catalog and it lends itself to the chalkboard technique well. I also used the sweetest punch ever - the Bitty Butterfly. Here are some of the other supplies I used for this card: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Night of Navy Card Stock $6.95 per package Floral District Designer Series Paper $10.95 Whisper White Craft Pad $7.50 Stampin' Sponges $3.50 Bitty Butterfly Punch $15.95 Feel Goods Stamp Set $18. I'm off to get some things ready for serious football treats and the big game. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

January Stamp-A-Stack

My samples for January's SAS are finished and on display at Life's Memories and More. This month we'll be making a stack of Valentine's. The technique focus is Paper Piercing:
The piercing is a little hard to see from my photographs, but it really adds so much to the cards when you see them in person! Here are some close-ups:
Aren't these little pink clouds adorable??
Please don't look too closely at the frayed edges on that ribbon. My ribbon scissors look a bit like someone might have used them to snip some wire during our holiday preparations. I am waiting for my replacements to arrive! :)
Class will be this Thursday January 17th @ 6:30 in the play room at Life's Memories and More. The cost is $12 for 9 cards - 3 of each design. You can save your space by calling me at 413-388-3022 or Tanya at 413-283-4448. Stop by again tomorrow - I am working on samples for my Big Shot Valentine Class and can't wait to share them with you! Thanks for stopping by!