Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Cupcake Card

With a little time on my hands, I thought I'd play along with a challenge!  I searched for card sketch challenges and came across Freshly Made Sketches.  They have some fun designs!  Here is the card I made for their current sketch:

And here is the sketch:

The color scheme for my card was inspired by my January 2013 Better Homes and Gardens magazine cover:

I loved the purple and coral on top of yellow!  So bright and springy and perfect for a fun birthday card! One of my new year's resolutions is to send more cards.  I always need to send birthday cards so I will be creating these more often... and actually sending them!

Hope you are having a great weekend!  We have had the week off so today doesn't really feel like a Saturday- I am thankful that we still have a few days left of our time off!  We are planning a few more mini adventures before everyone is back to school and work.  :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Once Upon a Time

I love the week between Christmas and New Years!  Everyone is relaxed and busy with their new toys and gadgets.  I don't have to entertain anyone which means I have free time to craft!  I have tried to take a little time each day to make a card or something.  Today I finished up this page I started a while ago:

I have a goal of finishing my Disney vacation album in the next few months.  I still have quite a few pages to make but I think I can do it! :)  For this page I mixed some new goodies from Pebbles Seen & Noted line with some older Echo Park and my favorite Teresa Collins line- Tell Your Story.  The text paper used for the background is my paper of the year- I love it!  I cut the title out with my Cameo.  I think the font is called Skinny Latte'.

Well, my kids and hubby are still busy so I think I'll try to make something else before dinner!  Hope you are enjoying your afternoon and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Vintage Snowflake Card


Monday... always a busy day around here so I thought I'd pop on and share a card early!  This one features some fun stamps from Stampin' Up!

I've used the Hello, Doily in the background and added Bold Snowflake to the top.  I love that the Blossom punch fits around it perfectly!  The patterned paper is from Simple Stories while everything else is made by Stampin' Up!

Can you see where I splattered Champagne shimmer paint in the background?  I added a little it for a little sparkle along with the tiny glitter paper flower in the center of the snowflake.  I also used my glitter pen on the snowflake itself.  It is really sparkly and pretty in real life!

Well, hope you have a great Monday!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Evergreen Cards

I went to a great crop last weekend sponsored by my Stampin' Up! demonstrator Keisha.  I had a great time and while there, I borrowed the Evergreen set from my friend Joy. I'm so glad she brought it!  I ended up making two cards:

Isn't that tree pretty?  On both cards, I stamped the bottom layer with Gumball Green and the second layer with Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  If you try this layering technique, make sure to use your embossing buddy between layers- it was the key ingredient!  Without it, the embossing powder will stick to your green ink, even if it feels dry.

I love going to crops!  I love having other crafty people around me and seeing everything they create.  I also love it when friends share their supplies! :)  Thank you Joy!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Another Sunny Skies Card

Yes, two posts today!  I created a second card for the Lawn Fawn CHA challenge.  Here it is:

Another clean and simple card!  I added some embossing to the background for a little texture and the white has been heat embossed using white powder.  It really didn't take too long to do, either!

Well, I hope you are enjoying your day!  If I get anymore cards done, I may be back again later! :)


Sunny Skies Card

One of my favorite stamp companies is Lawn Fawn.  They are currently running a challenge to create cards they can display at CHA in January and I thought I'd make a couple. :)  The challenge for me was not using patterned papers!  I realize that I rely heavily on patterned paper when creating so cutting that from my routine was tough! I did it though and here is the first card I made using the Sunny Skies set:

I kept my design simple so that the stamps would really stand out.  They are nice and crisp and clean!

I do love this stamp set!  Even if they don't get picked for the challenge, I'm so glad I had time to play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bird in the Snow Card

I thought I better share a holiday card before the holidays are over!  It seems the season is already going so fast!  I've been pretty good about getting things done and only have a few more things to pick up... I also started a few handmade presents that I know I'm going to have a hard time finishing in time... ever make an afghan?  :)  

Anyways, here is a card I made and am teaching at a card class on Saturday:

Stamps: bird and sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Ink: Whisper White by Stampin' Up!, Onyx Black Versafine; copic markers to color the bird
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: red baker's twine by We R Memory Keepers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter by Stampin' Up!

Funny but I've been thinking about this card since the summertime!  The idea came from this card- stamping with a pencil eraser was fun and I thought it would work well with white ink for winter :)  I also think it would look great on kraft cardstock... I love white ink on kraft!

The glitter adds just a touch of sparkle on this card.  Looking at the picture now, it doesn't really show it much.  I think my picture taking skills are a little rusty...

Well, I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

For the Birds Christmas Card

The weeks are just flying by, aren't they? I am a little shocked that Thanksgiving is already next week! With the holidays fast approaching, I thought I'd pop on and share a Christmas card I made! I used the For the Birds set by Stampin' Up! Here it is:

All products by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: For the Birds set
Ink: Basic Black (pad), Real Red, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, Pear Pizazz, So Saffron (markers)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla Cardstock; Festival of Prints DSP stack
Accessories: White Signo gel pen, Gumball Green Sweater trim

The patterned paper that I chose from the Festival of Prints stack was so crisp, I decided to keep my stamping crisp and clean, too. I colored the bird with my Stampin' Up! markers and added some white with the White Signo gel pen. I don't think it turned out too bad for my first Christmas card of the season! :)

Hope you are enjoying your day! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, November 5, 2012

My New Class Series- Feast Layout

Good Morning!

I am teaching a new class down at Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg! It is a technique based layout class and I will be focusing on a new product, technique or style each month. This month we will be playing with mists! With so many different brands on the market, I'll show you what the main differences are while creating two new layouts! Here is one of the samples from my class:

And here are a few shots of the details:

This layout features the new Color Shine mists by Heidi Swapp. They are beautiful and so shimmery! This one- Gold Lame is my favorite! It went wonderfully with the pictures of last year's Thanksgiving feast! My sister put out quite the spread- here she is with her beautiful turkey, fresh from the oven. My favorite of the day though was her cupcakes! She decorated them to look like Thanksgiving dinner!  So cute and they tasted even better then they looked. :)

I am really excited for this new opportunity to teach! If you are in the area, I hope you can join me! For more information on the class, please check out my post on the Scrapdoodles Blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Friday, October 19, 2012

Card Class at Scrapdoodles


Next weekend I'll be teaching a card class down at Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg, VA.  I thought I'd pop on this evening and share my samples:

Lots of fun techniques in these!  Watercoloring, punch art, a fun ruffle technique, heat embossing, stamping, and some Perfect Pearls fun... something for everyone, right?  If you'd like to join me, please call Scrapdoodles at (540) 548-3788 for more information. 

Hope you have a great night!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Squeaky Clean Cards

Hello!  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a nice relaxing one with nothing planned... We went hiking and played a lot outside since it was so nice.  I also got to catch up on some research for a genealogy project I'm working on.  I love weekends like that! 

Yesterday afternoon, I was fooling around on Facebook and was inspired by last week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge... lol!  I'm just now realizing that it was last week's challenge instead of a new one- I thought I was ahead of the game!

Here is what I came up with:


Stamps: Squeaky Clean set by Paper Smooches
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink; Baha Breeze, Daffodile Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz, Going Gray classic inks by Stampin' Up!; Cool Shadow Copic Marker
Paper: Naturals White cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Ticket Booth (Midway), Elixir of Eucalyptus (Witch Hazel) by October Afternoon; Mom's Bouquet (Spring Flings and Easter Things) by Bella Blvd; Bouquet (For the Record 2) by Echo Park
Accessories: Pool Party baker's twine by Stampin' Up!

The Squeaky Clean stamp set is so cute!  I love the theme and the sentiments are great!  For this card, I colored my images with a combination of Stampin' Up! markers, Copic markers, and residual ink with a watercolor brush.  I wanted the colors to be light since I was leaving almost everything white.

And since I had extra triangles cut in the right size, I ended up making another card with the same design:


Stamps: Squeaky Clean set by Paper Smooches
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink; Cool Shadow Copic Marker
Paper: Naturals White cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Silver cardstock by Bazzill; Ticket Booth (Midway), Elixir of Eucalyptus (Witch Hazel) by October Afternoon; Mom's Bouquet (Spring Flings and Easter Things) by Bella Blvd; Bouquet, Dk Blue/Lt Blue (For the Record 2) by Echo Park
Accessories: Slate baker's twine by We R Memory Keepers

Isn't the iron cute!  I paper pieced this little guy and added ink around his edges to give him some shadows.  I'm happy with how he turned out!

This is my first time playing along with the SPARKS challenge- hopefully next time I'll catch it when it is still current, hee!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boo Card

Hello there!  I hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall day like I am- it really is beautiful in Virginia this time of year. 

Today I have a fun Halloween card to share with you today.  I used a fun set from Hero Arts:


Stamps: Girl with Balloon set and Houndstooth background stamp by Hero Arts
Ink: black Memento ink; Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie More Mustard, Going Gray inks from Stampin' Up!; skin colored Copic marker
Paper: Confetti White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Enchantments from Monster Mash line by Imaginisce; Brights DSP pack by Stampin' Up!

I am not the world's best colorer when it comes to using markers... I know that, and it's OK.  I added some paper piecing to make it look a little better and I do like how she turned out, even if she doesn't have glistening hair.  :)

I don't do many Halloween cards but this year I wanted to send out some pictures of my girls in their costumes to their grandparents.  I'm glad I had a need to buy this cute stamp set!  Hee! 

Well, thanks for looking at my card today!  See you next time!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thankful Fall Card

After yesterday's storms in my area, today finally feels like fall!  I have all my doors open to let the cool breeze freshen up my house and I love it!  This year may have been the first year I didn't mind the heat of summer in Northern Virginia-- I may have finally gotten used to it actually (and being from Seattle, it has taken many years!)  but I'm SO glad to have Autumn again... it's my favorite season.

With fall in mind, I made this card:


Stamps: Wonderfall by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler inks from Stampin' Up!
Paper: Crumb Cake and Naturals White cardstock by Stampin' Up!; Splendor and Bingo Cards from Harvest Lane Collection by Simple Stories
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim and Linen Thread by Stampin' Up!; Harvest Lane Expression Cardstock Stickers by Simple Stories

Durring a recent shopping trip to Scrapdoodles, my local scrapbooking store, I picked up the entire Harvest Lane line by Simple Stories.  I couldn't help myself! :)  I thought it would be great paired with the new Wonderfall set by Stampin' Up! (found in thier holiday catalog) and I'm happy with how it turned out.  I am not happy about my inks though... I've put an order in for some new Stampin' Up! pads because of this card- have you tried them yet?  I have the new incolors and have fallen in love with the new formula!

I hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall-like day where you live!  Thanks for visiting and commenting!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Everyday Gratitude Card

Well, it's Monday again!  Funny how it rolls around each week.  Monday is usually welcome in my book- I love a fresh start to the week- but this weekend was extra fun and it felt like it went by extra fast!  I wish it could have lasted a little longer!  :) 

Today I want to share a card that I had published over the summer in Paper Crafts Magazine's Card Creations  v9 Special Issue.  I am glad they picked it up because I really did love how it turned out.  It has a lot of my favorite elements together- colors, ribbon, brads, stamp set, and paper company... Here it is:

All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Day of Gratitude set
Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party, More Mustard
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Basic Gray cardstock; Farmhouse collection by October Afternoon
Accessories: Victoria Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Antique Brads

Nothing but stamping and fussy cutting on this card so pretty easy to recreate.  Sometimes the basics are all you need!  Today though, I'm going to play around with some fun techniques to try in my next class- I hope they turn out! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Fishies Thank You Card

Hello there!

I thought I'd take a baby step today and post a card.  It has been so hard returning to a school year schedule for me, especially since both my girls are in school full time this year.  I have all day to do the things I need to do but most of the time, I don't want to do them... I don't much like being a stay-at-home mom when there is no one else here with me!  I'm thinking about getting a job... anyone need a card sample maker?  Hee!

Anyways, here is a card I made recently using some fun papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's summer line:


Paper: Crumb Cake and Poppy Parade cardstock by Stampin' Up! Splash Collection patterned papers by Little Yellow Bicycle
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones by Stampin' Up!;  Tiny Attacher by Ranger Ink; Splash Collection Tear Out Ticket & Journaling Card Book; Hemp  Twine by Stampin' Up!; Aqua Mini Market letter stickers by October Afternoon

I know parts of this design were influenced by a card I saw in Cards Magazine but now that I need to find it, I can't.  I loved the tag element and the staples.  For my tag, I cut the fish from the patterned paper and popped them using a dimensional.  I added the rhinestones for bubbles- you gotta have a little bling, right?

So, hopefully this baby step will help me getting back into a routine of sorts... I love sharing what I make!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hello Card and a Winner!

Hello there! How is your week going so far? I am recouping today after having my sweet nephews and niece come to stay with me for a week. We had so much fun but caring for 6 little ones is a lot of work! I tried to keep them busy with lots of fun activities! Here is my daughter and two of her cousins showing off the tie-dye shirts they made:

Needless to say I've only made one card over the last week! I played along with Kimber McGray's Saturday Sketch Challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket. Here is my card:


Stamps: Country Picnic set by Pebbles Inc.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black by Tsunkeniko
Paper: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook by American Crafts; cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Accessories: baker's twine by Pink Paislee

Isn't it a great sketch? I couldn't help but play along! I used my AT Sketchbook patterned papers finally (I've been hoarding them!) and I love all the fun, bright colors!

I also have a winner to announce from the Shaping Up Blog Hop:

Karenladd said...
Oh my goodness, this is so darn cute! First of all, I love S'mores, and secondly...well, this is such a fun shaped card! I can almost taste that pillowy sweetness! Ha ha! Thanks for your giveaway! I'm already a follower of your blog!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:41:00 PM EDT

Congratulations Karen!! I'll email you today for your shipping information!

And thank you all for such nice comments on my S'mores card!

Hope you all have a great day!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Watercolored Marker Background

Hello! If you looking for my Shaping Up Blog Hop post, it is just below this one! I have a giveaway going on so check it out if you'd like a chance to win!

Today I'm sharing a card that was published in the July/August edition of Paper Crafts Magazine! It is my first publication with them so I was pretty excited when I got the email saying they were interested in it! Here is my card:


Stamps: Hooray set for Studio Calico by Hero Arts
Ink: Calypso Coral Classic pad by Stampin' Up!; Versafine Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Stampin' Up! Markers in Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral
Paper: Sahara Sand cardstock, watercolor paper, and First Edition DSP by Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Baker's twine by Pink Paislee

For the background technique, I spritzed my watercolor paper panel with water and then drew stripes with my markers. I spritzed the paper again and let the markers bleed into each other. When it was just how I wanted it, I set it with a heat gun. Doesn't it make a funky background?

I haven't submitted many cards but it sure is fun when one gets picked up!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi There!

Did you come from Laurie Willison's blog? If you did then you already know that today I'm hopping along with a great bunch of girls I met during the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol contest last month! We were all part of the top 20 together and have been chatting online since the beginning. These girls are a total hoot and all so talented! I hope you can find the time to visit each of their blogs today!

Each of the girls participating has created a card for the Paper Crafts July Gallery Challenge which is running now through the end of the month. Want to see what summer themed shaped card I made? Here it is:


paper: cardstock by Stampin' Up! and Bazzill Basics; polka-dotted print from Cakewalk collection by October Afternoon
ink: Crumb Cake by Stampin' Up!
diecut: Cute Smores by Sarah Bailey for Silhouette; Cameo

S'mores are one of my favorite summertime treats! I used the Cute Smores shape by Sarah Bailey in the Silhouette store as the base for my design. After cutting out the main pieces, I inked the edges and put it together. I added the polka-dotted heart and sentiment to finish it off.

To say thank you for all your support during the contest, I am going to give away two of the stamp sets I received for being part of the Top 20 this year:

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday July 29th 11:59PM EST and I'll choose a random winner to send these great sets to! Good luck!

Next up in the hop is the wonderful Nina Yang! Please check out our Facebook Event page for the full list of participants. I hope you have fun looking at all of their cards! These ladies are seriously talented! Each one of us is giving away a fun prize as well so don't forget to leave lots of comments! :)

I hope we've inspired you to create something for the Paper Crafts July Challenge! If you do, please join our linking party:

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!


Friday, July 20, 2012

Cute Summertime Card


I thought I'd pop on and share a fun card I made back in January for the Paper Crafts Magazine July/August call. It didn't get picked up but I still love it!  I followed one of the Go-to Sketches that was featured in the magazine:


Patterned Papers: Sidewalks Collection by October Afternoon
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!, Bazzill Basics
Die: Waves Die by Lifestyle Crafts
Sticker: Sidewalks Collection by October Afternoon

I created the rays by die cutting the waves from two different colors of cardstock.  I cut them apart in a ray pattern and then pieced them back together.  The boat is hand cut to look like a paper boat. 

This one was a lot of fun to create!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Having a Great Summer!


I know I haven't blogged much but it's because we are having such a great time offline right now.  We have family visiting and I love it- we've been taking them to all of our favorite spots around here- and hitting the pool as much as possible!

I hope you are enjoying your summer as well!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Anniversary Cupcakes Card

Hi There! Is your week off to a good start? We are enjoying our last week of school finally! The girls and I are definitely ready for summer!

I've been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately and had my scraps from a page I did using Pebbles' Hip Hip Hooray line on my desk just begging to be made into a card- I LOVE the rainbow colored plaid paper! I paired it with the Create a Cupcake set by Stampin' Up! and came up with this:


Stamps: Create a Cupcake set, A Word for You set by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi classic inks; Versafine Black Onyx
Paper: Whisper White, Dafodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party cardstock by Stampin' Up!; darker pink cardstock by Bazzill Basics; Hip Hip Hooray collection by Pebbles, Inc.
Accessories: Cupcake Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, White Signo gel pen, Dazzling Details (all by Stampin' Up!)

I've had the idea to do little lovey cupcakes for awhile and I'm glad to finally see it on paper- they are so cute! I also love the color pallet of this card- so bright and cheerful you can't help but smile! I have to thank Pebbles for that, hee!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for popping by to take a peek at my card!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Take a Chance Card

Hi there!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone for your kind words and comments over the last few days! It is very nice to hear and really does make my day when an email like that pops through!
Want to see the card that got me into the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest in the first place? Here it is:


paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock by Stampin' Up!
Washi Tape: Sea Foam Chevron by SEI

I created the mini poster in word and then printed and cut it out. I tore one of the chance strips off- someone wasn't afraid to take one! :) I added a little strip of Washi tape to finish it off- now it looks like it's hanging on a wall somewhere...

I saw some inspirational picture on Pinterest that had a poster similar to this and decided to make a card with that idea. I changed the words but the feeling still comes across the same way. It definitely encouraged me! I'm so glad I decided to enter it into the contest this year!

If you still haven't voted, please go check out all of the entries for the 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest! Voting is open until noon tomorrow. They will announce who goes through to the next round on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to take a chance every now and then- you never know what might happen!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stamped Confetti Card


Thanks to the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest, I have another card to share with you today! I was in full rainbow mode all weekend and ended up making a bunch of fun cards with the theme You Color my World. Here is one of them:


Stamps: Confetti (a pencil eraser), Friendly Phrases by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, and Blushing Bride classic inks by Stampin' Up!; Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Sahara Sand by Stampin' Up! OP White by Bazzill Basics

I stamped each of the confetti dots with a regular old pencil eraser! It worked perfectly for the look I was going for. I love the subdued look the Sahara Sand cardstock gives each ink color, too- it's rainbow with out being too rainbow, right? Hee!

If you haven't voted yet, please visit the Gallery Idol Contest page- all of the cards entered are so inspirational! Have fun voting for your favorite!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Monday, June 4, 2012

A Tie Dye Technique... for Paper!

Hello there!

I have a fun card to share with you today! I made it for the second round of this year's Paper Craft Magazine Gallery Idol contest. The theme was you color my world and here is what I came up with using the rainbow as my inspiration:


Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write Markers
Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock
watercolor paper
Mini Mister
Silhouette Cameo (to cut out letters)

I have never tried tie dying before- on fabric or paper- but I'm so glad I did! I love how it turned out! Here is a little tutorial on how I did it!

First, gather your supplies:

Next, scribble a rainbow bulls eye onto your watercolor paper:

Next, you are going to mist it with water but before you do, have your heat gun ready to dry your paper:

Go ahead and spray your watercolor paper- The more water you add, the more the colors will run... the trick is not to get it so wet that everything turns brown and yucky

When it looks like you want it, zap it with the heat gun to set the color. This will warp the paper but it uncurls once it is dry again!

Not too tricky, right? Hee! A trick I learned with this technique is to start with a larger sized watercolor paper panel then you will need for your final project. That way, if the colors all run to the edge and pool, you can still cut them off without losing the tie dye effect.

Now that you know how I did it, please head on over to the Paper Crafts Magazine Gallery Idol Contest page and vote for your favorite rainbow themed card! Every single card entered is so creative! I can't wait to see who ends up in the next round!

I had so much fun playing around with this card! I hope you try out tie dying soon!

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Card Class on Saturday!


I am late in posting my cards class samples this month!  I guess late is better then never- oops!  Here is what we will be making on Saturday down at Scrapdoodles:

I had so much fun making these cards!  I used some of my favorite techniques, too!  Here is the class information:

Card Class with Tessa
Saturday, June 2 at 1:30pm
Please bring adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer and a bone folder

If you'd like to join us, please call Scrapdoodles at (540) 548-3788 to sign up!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Watercolored Butterfly Card


Today I have another card from my upcoming class at Scrapdoodles! I'll be teaching on April 21st and if you are in the NoVa area, I'd love to see you there! Please call the store at (540) 548-3788 to sign up. I can't wait to show you all this watercoloring technique using Tim Holtz's new Distress Markers. Here is my card:

And a closeup:

Nice and bright, isn't it? This class is sure to be a fun one!

I'm catching up with all sorts of things today so I'm going to keep my post short and sweet as to not waste too much time on the computer- hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Walk Together Layout


Did you have a good Easter? We had a great day full of fun with our family and friends. The kids looked so cute all dressed up! Here is a quick picture of my girls with their cousins from my side of the family:

Aren't they a good looking, happy bunch! I love them all so much!

Along with the holiday, I also cropped on Friday night and received my first kit from Studio Calico! I loved the April kit so much, I had to have it! I pulled it out and made this page featuring my girls from last summer:


Studio Calico April Kit
Emilio Sticker set (Chaps by American Crafts)
Grapefruit Chit Chat Thickers (American Crafts)
ABC Stickers (Buttercup by Lily Bee Design)
Tiny Attacher (Ranger)
Scallop Edge Punch (Stampin' Up!
Basic Gray ink (Stampin' Up!

I used another one of Kelly's great sketches from the Sketch Book 4 class. I think this is number 3. I've done a page for each sketch so far and I am loving it! Money well spent! :) I am going to try to finish another one this afternoon, too!

Well, I better get going- the day is going too fast as it is and I don't want to send all day online... Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have a great day!


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