Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!!

What a great birthday this has been so far!  Becky brought in a coffee cake to the office and gave me one of the Spellbinder dies that I've been wanting since the first time I saw it!  She also gave me a clear acrylic picture holder that is perfect to hold up my cards when trying to take pictures --  Love it!!!  Phone calls from my parents, both my sisters, and emails from friends...and it's only noon! Haven't done much work today and it's already time for lunch -- all days should be this enjoyable!  It's great to get old!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Card Class

I took a Shabby Chic card class at Archivers earlier this month and absolutely fell in love with the look and the techniques learned!  We used paint instead of ink to get the "shabby" look.  We also distressed the edges of the papers, flowers, brads, etc. to give it the worn, vintage feeling.  Then we added some crystals, crackle paint, and shimmer paint to give each card some "wow" factor.

I played with some stamp collections I already had at home using these new techniques.  I love the way these cards turned out!  (They are more stunning in person, of course!)  I sent the brown poppy card to my nephew and his fiance to congratulate them on their engagement.  (congrats Brian & Mary Beth!!!)

Here are the cards I made using the Shabby Chic techniques:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Valentine's Day Card Workshop

Welcome everyone to my blog! I am excited about being able to share some of my card creations and ideas with all of you! I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for five years now and have come to love each and every one of their products! I just finished two Valentine's Day lunch workshops and one evening workshop. There were nine ladies that attended the evening class. We made four different Valentine's Day cards, learning various techniques. Here are the four cards we made Thursday evening -- each one is unique! We used the new heart border punch on three of the cards -- just love how crisp and detailed the borders look. And the candy heart cup is absolutely adorable! I can see lots of possibilities for these candy cup holders! Now to make my own Valentine's Day cards!!!