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Sunday, September 27, 2009


We have had so many requests for private classes (groups and one-on-one), that we have decided YES, we are going to do it! (We being my BFF Kelly, & myself. Currently we both teach a private group class here and there, & an occasional one-on-one.)
At this time we have started working on a calendar of classes which will include: Scrapbooking, Card Creations, Altered Projects, Home Decor, Cricut Basic, Cricut Advanced, DesignStudio Basic, DesignStudio Advanced, Gypsy, Bind-It-All Projects, Basic Digital Photography, Basic Photo Editing, AND MORE . . .
We also will have challenges, contests, and prizes for you! If you would like more information, send an email to: If you want to be included on our mailing list, include your information in the email.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Christmas Joy card

I have taken a lot of photos, trying to capture the detail in this card - but I just can't get it. It is so pretty in real life.
The card base is metallic card stock (but I can't remember vendor). The background card stock is white Bazzill which I embossed on the Cuttlebug (with blue ink lightly brushed across the inside of the folder). I put Perfect Medium over the background card stock and then dusted with white Perfect Pearls. Using my Cricut, I cut the word Joy from Wild Card (from the metallic blue cardstock), then I lightly stamped white all over it to give it a "snowy" look. I cut two sizes of snowflakes using the A Child's Year cartridge, out of metallic silver paper. I pop-dotted the word Joy, adhered the smaller snowflake to the bigger one (with a pop-dot in the center)then pop-dotted it to the card. I added pearl bling to the four corners, and a small pearl bling to the center of the snowflake. I hope you like it, cause it might be the one YOU get for Christmas!!!
Click on photo to see larger version.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

If you love the beautiful worship song "Amazing Grace", this version will bring you to your knees. Just click on the image (under the list of followers) and be prepared for a blessing!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Christmas Shutter Card

This is one of three cards I designed for an upcoming private class. All the paper and buttons are from my stash. The stickers (Santa, HoHoHo, and poinsettias) are by Recollections (Hobby Lobby). These cards are SO easy to make, and when closed they fit perfectly in a standard size invitation envelope.

Baby Shower Invitations

I designed these two versions for my daughter's baby shower.
The second one is a spin-off of the flower pot card, inspired by DaShawnna's bee card, and it is actually the one I like best.
BUT, I have to make so many, so I came up with the first version, which is quicker to make, and is the one I have decided to use. I am going to type the invitation on vellum paper and adhere it to the inside of the card.
I used New Arrival cartridge. On the first card I used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder on the cap of the bottle. The "You're Invited" is a stamp from Stampin' Up; the bling and ribbon is from my stash.
Click on photo to see larger photo with details. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Holiday Apple Card

This card was inspired by DaShawnna's "Bee Card" on the Message Board. (Her card was inspired by the Flower Pot card, and I think DaShawnna has started a Flower Pot Spin-off Movement in the card making world!)
I used Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the apple and Joys of the Season for the holly branch. I also used glitter pens for some detailing but it isn't showing up on the photos. The green apple is cut from a beautiful metallic green cardstock that I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and the patterned paper is from JoAnn's.
I am going to make smaller versions of this card for my grandchildren to give to their teachers at Christmas time.