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!
Tina




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!
Tina

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!
Tina

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!
Tina

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!
Tina

Monday, December 5, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Monday)!

Hello!  Did you think I forgot to show you the weekly cards?  No, just busy.  Last week we had fall cards, now we are switching to holiday ones.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  I also have a bonus card to show you.  It is done with similar papers and different colors, but basically the same card. Enjoy!

My Card
 

Debbie's Card
  
The Sketch

 
My Bonus Card, Same but different!
I wasn't too sure about the sketch at first, but after creating my card, I think I like it.  You do need a smaller image, however, Debbie's image was a little larger and it worked too!  So, that helps to give a couple different ideas for the same sketch, which is what our two cards every week are supposed to do!  Do you like the cards and the sketch this week?

I am done teaching for the year.  And I already have an idea about my January class but I can't think about that yet, as I have a bunch of Christmas cards to make. My plan is to design one and make several of that one and then go on to the next one, so hopefully, as that happens, I can get them on here to share. 

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday's Sketch Share (On Sunday)!

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have two more cards with a Thanksgiving theme to show you today with the share between Debbie and I.  Enjoy!

My Card
 

Debbie's Card
 
The Sketch
As you can see, it is one of the skinny card sketches, but I see no reason why this sketch would not work for a regular A2 size card.  Debbie and both loved the sketch, and you can see why!  So versatile!  I guess you will start seeing Christmas from both of us every week.  I am not sure what the next few week's sketches are but I hope they are good ones as I will need to be making more than one so I have enough cards to send out!  But, first, I have one last class to prep for and teach this week! 

Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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