October 30, 2009
October 29, 2009
October 28, 2009
October 27, 2009
October 26, 2009
Oops - looks like I forgot to post a card yesterday so today you will get two posts. The first is this friendship card, created in a pretty spring floral palette on a printed card. A flower ribbon slide (Accucut) helps pull the theme together.
October 24, 2009
October 23, 2009
I conserved my ribbon by running a flat piece through the label tag and wrapped just the ends around the back instead. The ribbon knot is created using a much smaller length of ribbon tied just around the front piece. While this only saves about 4-5" of ribbon, when you are making 40 kits it adds up! If you are only making a few cards, its a great way to use up those small scraps of ribbons and fibers. Don't be afraid to mix and match either.
It's kind of funny but I used to laugh at my friends for never being able to throw anything away but I realize that I've become just like them!
October 22, 2009
Again, the verse stamp is from Rosie's Roadshow. I love all of the different sayings they offer and the size is just perfect for tags and label die cuts.
And, since I'm also an avid seamstress and tailor, I incorporated a little rayon seam binding in lieu of ribbon and a cute button for the flower center - both from my favorite tailoring supplier - Banasch on Red Bank Road in Cincinnati. If you get the chance, stop by and check out the "wall of buttons." But, don't blame me if you get carried away with your shopping . . .
The flower came from a silk flower stem I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I wait for a good sale and then buy a few stems and disassemble them.
I love being able to co-mingle the various tools and supplies from my different hobbies! Why not raid the stash from some of your other hobbies to see what you can come up with?
October 21, 2009
Given the lack of interest in the challenge for the previous three sketches, I'm not going to post a challenge for the remaining three. However, if you are interested in playing along, please let me know and I'll be happy to open up the challenge again.
October 20, 2009
The class was a lot of fun and I've even had a request to repeat the class. So, if you really wanted to take the class but yesterday's class just didn't fit into your schedule, please send me an email or call the store to let us know if you are intersted and what your schedule preference is for a repeat performance.
October 19, 2009
In case you didn't notice, I've taken a break from posting the card ideas from my "Cards with Versatility" class. I will resume posting shortly with the cards from Sketch #4 but today I wanted to share with you some cards that my students have shared with me (with their permission, of course).
The first card is from Nancy and is a very cute fall card. Nancy punched the leaves from the cover of a Woman's Day magazine. What a great idea for recycling magazines or those glossy catalog pages!
Thanks to Nancy and Claudine for sharing! If you have a card you'd like me to post, feel free to send it along. Or, join in the card challenge for Sketch #4, which will be starting very soon.
October 10, 2009
Post your entry by 5 p.m. ET tomorrow for a chance to win!
October 9, 2009
entry posted quickly - only one more card to go before we move on to sketch #4.
October 8, 2009
October 7, 2009
October 6, 2009
You'll find all the info you need to post your card here.
There are only seven cards for this sketch so your window of opportunity is a bit shorter than the last two sketches.
October 5, 2009
Now it is your turn. Let's see what you can come up with!
The rules are the same as for Sketch 1 and Sketch 2, which I've repeated below:
- The challenge is open to everyone
- Cards are to be based on the original sketch (if you didn't take the class, you'll have to figure it out on your own!)
- The winning card will be selected based on overall appearance and creative interpretation of the sketch
- You can post your challenge card beginning on the day the first card is posted; each challenge will end at 5 p.m. (ET) on the day following the posting of the last card (I'll note it in that day's posting) - approximately 10 days per card
- You can enter all six sketch challenges but you will be limited to one card per sketch challenge
- Use the "Mister Linky" link at the end of this posting to add your card or, if you're having trouble with the link, simply email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4, 2009
A die cut ornament (Accucut) and snowflake (Cuttlebug) make quick work of this card.
You have until 5p ET tomorrow (10/5/09) to post your entry!
October 3, 2009
Have you made your card for to celebrate World Cardmaking Day today? This is the card I created to celebrate today and the upcoming fall holiday season. If you want to know how I did it, join me tomorrow at Marco's Paper in Dayton for my free make-it / take-it session from 2p to 5p ET. We will be making this card.
If you aren't able to attend tomorrow, don't despair. Check back in the next day or so and I will post the "how-to", complete with a supply list and step-by-step photos.
There is only one more card to go for this sketch which means your challenge entry needs to be posted by 5p (ET) on Monday (10/5/09). If you need the challenge details or the button for the posting, click here.
October 2, 2009
Marco Paper). I added a few pearls for the body and hand drew the "flight pattern" with a ultra fine line Sharpie marker.
Only a few days left to enter the sketch challenge!
Only a few days left to enter the sketch challenge!
October 1, 2009
Today's blog and the next few will be fairly short as I've got a long list of classes to prepare for over the next few days.
Don't forget that Saturday is World Card Making day. Why not use one of these easy sketches to get you started on your contribution? And, if you make a spare, enter it into the sketch challenge.