Thursday, May 11, 2017

May Class Share!

Hello!  Did you think I got lost?  No, just overwhelmed with the new job!  Lots to learn.  I am still in training.  There was 4 weeks of classroom and now I am on the 2nd of three weeks of on the job training.  So a month ago, when I was supposed to be making my April class samples, my creativity got zapped big time.  I made the decision to skip my April class.  I am very happy to say, my creativity has returned!  And I have made quite a number of cards, not just class samples, that I need to show you.  So, in the next couple of weeks, I hope to get some blog posts written to catch you up!  But for today, I have the class samples for my May class.  I ALWAYS get asked to do cards for men. I thought the May class, with Father's Day around the corner, would be perfect timing.  Most of my class cards are some kind of specialty type, but for men ... well, they just need you to keep it simple!  I know you know what I mean.  So, I did just that!  But, because they are simple, I did more than three!  Let me show you ... enjoy!

First up, is a nice simple fishing card using a digital stamp.

Next, is a card using the truck from Deadbeat Designs.  The DP has stuff about "trucks" on every cut piece.  I love when the paper matches my theme!

And now for the fun part ....

Speaking of fun ... I love this fun set from My Favorite Things!  Great card ...

I love shaped cards, so I couldn't resist this one ...

Now these 4 are the ones that are on The Crafty Scrapper's website and the cards that I sent to the store, but there is a bonus project of a simple treat holder.  I finished it this morning, but I think I will make it a surprise until class (or you get a class kit0!  After, the class, I can show you here.  Here are my class details ...
Simply Men - Sat. May 27th 2:30 pm $28 -
For this class, you will create 4 simple and creative masculine cards. Plus, a bonus treat holder (not shown here). Please bring basic kit to include detailed scissors, exacto knife (if you have one), pop  up dots and your preferred coloring medium. (Copics I used: card1: E43, E42, B99, B97, B95, YR18, Y17, Y00, G82, C3, card 2: C0, C1, C2, C5, E59, R29, B91, card3: E44, C7, B52, R29, Y17, C5, E42). All other supplies provided.

This is Memorial weekend so I hope everyone can still come! I was going to try for a different weekend but this is what was open.  I guess it will be good for me, because I will have that Monday off so I won't lose a day of my weekend to teach.  Also, I have to say I REALLY HOPE that my ladies that used to come on Wednesdays can now come on a Saturday.  Because I sure do miss them!
Call the store at 872-923-3151 to sign up for class or to get a kit.
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March Class Share!

Hello!  I have my March class samples to share with you today.  Since Easter is in April, I knew my March class had to be Easter cards.  Sounds simple, right?  Well, it should have been, but my creative energy or mojo is just not what it usually is, so I had a bit of a hard time coming up with them  But, in the end, I really love all three cards and hope you do too!  I am sure the non creativeness is just due to a lot going on with me.  The update on me is as of this last Monday, I am once again a single lady.  I have a new apartment which I actually love, a little weird since it has probably been since the early 80's since I have lived in an apartment.  It is a 2-1, which means one bedroom for sleeping and one bedroom for crafting!  I have a lot of things moved, but not all my crafts yet, but soon!  I have a job but training doesn't start until early April.  Things are coming together, finally, and I hope that soon I can be back to creating more!  But for now, here are my next class cards.  Enjoy!

The first one is a simple little pocket card ...

 Next shows the pull out ...
Next, is a new version of the slider pull tab card ...

Pulling tab on the right ...

Pull all the way to reveal message ...

This is the inside of the card...

I love bunnies, especially for Easter.  But I always do one for what Easter is really about ...


Fold the left side into an easel and you see this ...

Here are the details if you are interested in coming to class or would like a kit.  The class is less than two weeks away.  I really like to give more time between the samples and the class, but for this month, it is, what it is!  Call the store to sign up 972-923-3151.

Easter Time!  Wed. March 22nd 11:00 a.m. and Sat. March 25th 2:30 p.m. $28

Come create three fun and unique cards just in time for Easter.  All three are made with the new Easter line from Photoplay!  First, a pocket card, so simple and adorable, then a new look on a pull tab slider card, and for the third a side panel easel card. You will love all three.  Please bring adhesive to include scor-tape (1/4" or smaller), 3M foam tape, detailed scissors, and your preferred coloring medium.  All other supplies provided.  (Copics I used: card 1: BG11, C0, YG03, RV11, RV10, RV14, card 2: E31, E57, RV32, BG32, YG25, RV10, C2, YR14, Y06)

See you soon!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Class Share!

Hello!  I know you have been wondering about me. I am still in a transition to a new life aka figuring out where I will put down roots, finding a job, etc.  I still don't have my home computer set up or all my supplies when I need to make important stuff like class samples, but hopefully soon. I am thinking about the Christmas cards I made but didn't show you, and thinking it would be fun to do a Christmas in July.  I also want to get back to my weekly Sat. shares with Debbie. I have put it on hold temporarily.

For today, I have my next class to show you.  I decided for this month to do a morning and evening on the same Friday. This will help me with gas and also if I get a job before then, there is just one day to ask for. Last year I purchased a couple of dies from The Paper Cut that I had not played with and then at the recent stamp convention, I bought another one. I decided using these dies would make for a perfect class. The dies make cards that I would do from scratch a lot easier.  The cards came out really cute. Let me show you. Enjoy!

First, is a triple circle z fold ...

When opened ...

Next is a slider card.  This one can be difficult from scratch so this die is a keeper!

 Pull the ribbon and main image slides up ...

 And the inside ...

And the last one is a bib card...

 View opened ...

  And then here is a photo of the dies.

 If you are interested in coming to class or would like a kit, please call The Crafty Scrapper at 972-923-3151.
Here are the details ...

Easy Peasy Fun Folds with Dies!
Friday Feb. 24th 11 am and Friday 24th 7 pm $28

In this class, you will use card making dies from The Paper Cut to create three favorite fun fold cards including a triple circle z fold card, a slider card, and a bib card. The cards are created with the new Celebrate Easter line from Echo Park and some fun critters from Inky Antics & Darcies. All three are perfect for all occasion cards. Please bring adhesive to include small glue dots, pop up dots, scor-tape, detailed scissors, and your preferred coloring medium.  (Copics I used: card 1: YG25, YG01, C1, YG03, RV10, RV14, card 2: Y32, BG11, YG11, R32, C1, R81, card 3: E31, E33, Y13, G43, R01).

You will see me again on Sat. because I am working on a design team project for the store!  

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Class Share!

About an hour ago, I wrote a great post for you with details about my personal life and details about my upcoming class.  A few minutes ago, I went back in to make a correction and somehow I deleted it all!  Good grief!  Post try #2 ....

Hello!  I first want to thank you for your patience.  A lot of you read through the lines and so I do want to tell you that I am going to be getting a divorce.  I am not going into all the details right now, but please know that this is a positive step for my life. I am not living in my house right now, so I was really worried if I would be able to create my class sample.  I am happy to announce that the creative mojo was there for me!  And it came out great!  After my December class, I decided for my January class I wanted to teach another explosion box, as it has been two years since I taught it.  The last one was a Valentine theme.  I knew I wanted to do a birthday theme one this time.  It is similar to the one I made for the store owner, Carolyn, a couple of years ago, but this one is fancier! I have a few photos to show you.  Just forgive my lighting and non cropping this time!  Enjoy!

Here it is closed ...

And when you remove the lid ... the explosion happens for the reveal!

Here it is with it fully opened ... It has 28 pockets for notes or photos!  LOVE!

And here is a close up of the cake inside.  You can even turn on and off the tealight in the top tier. 

Don't you love how it turned out?  Since I am actively looking for a job, I wanted to change my class days and times, but I already have sign ups (yipee!), so for this month, I am teaching on my usual days. Don't worry, I am not planning on not teaching, as it makes me happy!  We just might have to make some changes in days and times.  We'll see!

Birthday Explosion Box!  Wed. January 25th at 11 a.m. and Saturday January 28th 2:30 p.m.  $32 Note this amount is more than my usual $28 class fee and that is because this box takes a lot of both cardstock and designer paper to make. If you are interested in coming to class or getting a kit, call the store at 972-923-3151.  All you need to bring is your preferred adhesive, including small glue dots.  A must would be 1/8" scor-tape.  Maybe some scissors.  Everything else is provided.

I am going to try to also make some of the Saturday cards so I can get those ready to show you and play a little catch up.  And then hopefully when I can get back to my house, my computer hard drive will be there so I can show you the Christmas cards I made before I left.  Again, thanks for your patience!

On a personal note, if you could say a little prayer for me, that would be great!  Thank you!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Hello! I wanted to let you know I am in the middle of some personal life changes. That is why you haven't seen me, not even for the Sat. posts. Don't worry, you will not miss the weekly posts or the selection of Christmas cards I made before my personal event happened. You will just have to wait until 2017. And I will fill you in then too!  Until then, say a prayer of strength for me and believe the above photo is how I feel about all of you!
Christmas Blessings to you and yours!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I have another share for you today between Debbie and I.  Enjoy!


My Card
Debbie's Card
The Sketch
This was another one that at first glance, I was not that crazy about the sketch, but once the card was done, love it!  It is funny how that little tag above the rectangle looks like it will look out of place on the card, but then once the card is done, it just seems like is a great fit.  Thoughts?

On a personal note, I am freaking out a little, as this week, I did not get my Christmas cards made as planned.  So, now I have only from now until the early part of  the week to get them made, plus wrap gifts and finish decorating the house.  Yikes! 

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Each Day is a Gift!

Hello!  I am interrupting the scheduled Christmas card making to share with you some gifts I made.  I often go to lunch with two or three ladies from my church.  I was asked by one of them to make some type of calendar that we could take to three ladies that have moved to an assisted living.  I said no problem and I was off to decide if I should make ones like I have done before or go with a new style.  Decided to do something new.  To help me, I went with one stamped design in different colors for the 5 I made.  (Yes, 5, as I figure I should also make them for the two ladies I am eating lunch with).  So, one design but different colors, both in different colored ink as well as the matching cardstock.  I still have a bunch of post it notes and tiny pens, so the design includes them.  I have several photos to show you including some close ups of my stamping!  Enjoy!


And here is the side version.  I added a strip of chipboard toward the back to help it not be so front heavy, but not sure it helped that much. 

 Here is a group photo ...

And then here are a few close ups of my stamping ...


They measure 4 1/2" x 6".  I figure I could make them a little larger since they were to be given instead of sent.  The stamp set is called Painted Flowers from Altenew.  I like the way they came out.  I hope they do too!

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!

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