Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Birthday Card Class

Somehow last week I was able to pull together a birthday card class. I had planned it the week before and knew I'd only have a few days to get the projects together after getting back from a few days at the beach but figured I'd be okay. What I didn't figure on is that Ellie would get sick on Monday and then Josh and I would get sick the next day! My class was Thursday evening and I was wondering if I was going to have to cancel. I was feeling better Wednesday although still not 100% but I was able to put together 5 projects plus all the prep work (enough materials for 10 cards each). Now, the nice thing was I was able to pool from projects I've done before but I tried to do some original things, too. One of the projects was one of the "simple" cards I've already posted using the She's All That set with Rose Red and So Saffron. Another one is just like the monogram Baroque Motifs card I did with a twist. It's the first time I've used my Build-a-brad pack and I really like how it turned out!

I had two feminine cards, so I needed a "manly" card. The only good "manly" stamp set I have right now is Noble Deer so I, of course, had to use it again. This card came pretty easily from another card I've done before using a different set.
I then wanted a good "kid" card so using a design by my friend Amy I came up with a card that used some great "kid" colors - Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Brilliant Blue with a little Bashful Blue thrown in.
The hard part was then deciding what kind of card to finish with. I finally decided to do another "girlie" card. What's funny is the previous card uses the design of my friend, Amy's card, but I used the color scheme from her card for this one. I would include a picture of Amy's card but I didn't take a picture of it and my camera is not available for the next couple of days! When I get it back I'll be sure to take a picture and include it. Here's the final card:
I charged $1 per card and the 3 ladies who ended up making it to the class (two ladies had to cancel at the last minute) each made two of each. My mom participated and made one of each. It was a fun night getting to know those ladies a little better and it was especially fun to do a class again!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

More Simple Cards

I was on a role with making cards so I did a few more over the weekend. I tried to shake it up a bit and came up with these three designs. The "Here comes the Bride" one is for my cousin who just got engaged and is getting married in August. I, unfortunately, won't be able to make it to the wedding so I thought I would at least send a "congralations" card for now. The others are "just for fun" cards!

Monday, March 10, 2008


In order to get rid of some "dead weight" for our upcoming move I'm going through back issues of Creating Keepsakes dating all the way back to 1999!! What I've been doing is tearing out pages of layouts I like, making notes as to why I like them and then just putting all those pages in a folder. Then, I'm able to throw away the magazine. I'm now up to 2003 and have another years worth of magazines to go through and then I should be done! Anyway, because I do have stacks of ideas piling up, I really wanted to scrapbook over the weekend. I haven't done any since a couple of weeks ago when I did Ellie's opening page. We just had Ellie's pictures done around Valentine's Day and I have some really cute pictures of her PLUS I found a cute title from one of the tearout title things Creating Keepsakes used to do so I did a layout. It's only one sided right now because I can't decide which pictures to put on the opposite pages: other pictures of her in her Valentine sweater OR one of the other pictures from her photo shoot. If you have a suggestion, let me know. Here's the page:

Friday, March 7, 2008

Simple Cards

Okay, I sat down yesterday and finally made some cards!! I have been in need of some birthday as well as pregnancy cards. I had a design in my head and finally brought it to life yesterday. Now, for those of you who have never stamped before or think stamping would be too hard, etc. then these are the cards for you. These are so simple but, I think, classy and nice. You can make them elegant, fun, retro, etc. This stamp set "She's All That" really lends itself to a nice, clean design and I just used patterned paper to help with color and texture. Remember from an earlier post I mentioned that patterned paper can really help you out and it did so again for me with these. Let me know what you think!!