Saturday, February 23, 2019

Uncovering the Hidden Beauty

Before I share today's 'treasure' I want to remind everyone that it's time to get registered for my March 11 Scraps and Prayers class, as well as give me your RSVP for the March 17 Spring Open House Party.  A lot of fun is headed your way!
Now, for today's 'treasure' I want to share with you. 
I have a work in progress for you today.  I apologize for being MIA for a few days, but I've been working in my studio on projects that were just too messy to stop and share.  A lot of 'behind the scenes' work goes on here that you just don't get to see. 
Here's ONE of my current projects --- working on a sewing machine drawer ... well, actually several drawers.  I seem to have quite a collection of these.  I love them and they are so handy for containing lots of little items, as well as being super for displaying cards in my studio.  I was looking at one the other day and it suddenly hit me that there was something beautiful hidden under all the grungy stain and whatever some fool put over them.  I'm still not finished, but here's what I uncovered so far.
Why in the world would you cover up such beautiful brass?  All this time I've had these drawers and never realized what was hiding.   It has beautiful engraving on each corner and is labeled 'SINGER MFG CO.'  How cool is that?  I have a ways to go yet, but it's so fun to discover the treasure under the grunge.
UP NEXT:

March 11 --- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18.
We'll be working with thinlits and framelits, doing some heat embossing, and adding a bit of Shimmer Paint to our beautiful cards

SAVE THE DATE:   
March 17 --- 
                 Spring Open House Party / 2:00-5:00 
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                 Grand Re-Opening of my Studio

April 8 --- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18.
We're going to have a blast playing with BRUSHO.  I decided that we'll use it for card making, rather than creating a Swatch Book, but I'll show you how you could make your own Swatch Book at home.

CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A CATALOG.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Laugh Cry Smile Card

Laugh ... Cry ... Smile ... Repeat.  That kind of sums up daily life sometimes.  Thankfully, I've been able to have the laugh / smile parts the most.  That's good.  I love the text of this card.  The whole thing came out quite pretty.  Of course it would, with this gorgeous DSP and all the butterflies:)
I added Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the punched butterfly.  I attached him by just the middle of his body, so his wings could be more dimensional.  The card base is one of our newer colors - Balmy Blue.  It's a really pretty shade of blue.
I covered the envelope flap with the DSP and then used a left-over strip to perk up the front.  Fancy:)
UP NEXT:

March 11 --- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18.
We'll be working with thinlits and framelits, doing some heat embossing, and adding a bit of Shimmer Paint to our beautiful cards

SAVE THE DATE:   
March 17 --- 
                 Spring Open House Party / 2:00-5:00 
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                 Grand Re-Opening of my Studio

April 8 --- Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $18.
We're going to have a blast playing with BRUSHO.  I decided that we'll use it for card making, rather than creating a Swatch Book, but I'll show you how you could make your own Swatch Book at home.

CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED A CATALOG.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Botanical Butterfly Cards, Design 2

Here are the cards I made using the second design from my 'Class On The Go' kit.  Again, I made 2 cards, one with each side of the DSP.
I love the black and Highland Heather together ... very pretty!
I used a sponge dauber and ink to color a ribbon to match the Highland Heather card.
Isn't this new embossing folder pretty?  I love it!
I love both cards, but I think the one on the left is my favorite.  I love the black and white DSP on this one.
SAVE THE DATE:
March 17 --- Spring Open House Party  
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                         Grand Re-Opening of my Studio / 2:00-5:00

2019 CLASSES:
Click to see what I have planned for 2019.

SUPER IMPORTANT
Contact me to pick up a catalog.
  • SAB (Sale-A-Bration) Catalog
  • Paper Pumpkin Flyer
  • Occasions Catalog
  • Annual Catalog  

Friday, February 8, 2019

Botanical Butterfly Cards, Design 1

Here is the first design I made using my 'Class on the Go' Kit from our January Scraps and Prayers.  I made 2 versions, one with each side of the DSP sheet.
I love the black and white!  A cool thing about this DSP is that one side of each sheet is in color and the reverse side is black and white.  Love that!
I used several punches on my cards --- quick and easy.
Each kit has an entire 1/4 sheet of embossed black CS, so you can cut it to whatever sizes you'd like to use in your cards.  The patterned butterfly is fussy cut, using one of the butterflies from the DSP.  If you don't want to fussy cut, you can use the coordinating stamp set for the Butterfly Duet punch and just stamp and punch out your butterfly.
SAVE THE DATE:

March 17 --- Spring Open House Party  
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                         Grand Re-Opening of my Studio / 2:00-5:00

2019 CLASSES:
Click to see what I have planned for 2019.

SUPER IMPORTANT
Contact me to pick up a catalog.
  • SAB (Sale-A-Bration) Catalog
  • Paper Pumpkin Flyer
  • Occasions Catalog
  • Annual Catalog  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2 Kits Are Still Available

Because I've been so behind and all in my usual blog postings and emails (Even my almost new printer quit on me!), I want to make sure everyone realizes that I have 2 remaining kits that are still available from the January 'Class On The Go' Kits.
I have (just now) finished the cards I made with my kit and they will be shown in my next post.  Yay!  I actually made 2 versions of each of the two cards - to show how you can use either side of our double-sided DSP, depending on which you like the best.  Of course, the sky's the limit as to how you finish your cards.
Here are the kits, in case you missed them.  The butterfly DSP is one of the choices from our Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  It's really pretty!
If you'd like one of the remaining kits, just contact me and arrange a time you can pick yours up, take it home and get busy.  Enjoy!

Remember, bring your decorated tin and completed cards to class on February 11 to share with us and I'll have a surprise waiting for you.
NOTE:
I know I have several people who will be away in warmer climates in February.  If you bring your tin and cards to class in March, I'll have a surprise for you, too -- even though you went away without me:)
SAVE THE DATE:
March 17 --- Spring Open House Party  
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                         Grand Re-Opening of my Studio / 2:00-5:00

2019 CLASSES:
Click to see what I have planned for 2019.

SUPER IMPORTANT
Contact me to pick up a catalog.
  • SAB (Sale-A-Bration) Catalog
  • Paper Pumpkin Flyer
  • Occasions Catalog
  • Annual Catalog  

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Things are looking up ... a bit!

In spite of my ongoing troubles with technology, I've been able to work in my studio this week.  Love it!  It's so nice to get back to exploring what all I can create, especially with lots of great new products from our Occasions Catalog and our Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I'm having a ball.  I can't seem to keep from having ridiculously inky fingers.  There's a lot of creating with Brusho and Shimmer Paints going on:)  I'll post some new projects soon ... I promise!!!  In the meantime, here's a card I made with DSP and Stampin' Blends that I never shared with you.  I thought it would be a good one for today, to remind us that Spring will come ... one of these days.


SAVE THE DATE:
March 17 --- Spring Open House Party  
                              (Yes, it's on MARCH 17.)
                         Grand Re-Opening of my Studio / 2:00-5:00

2019 CLASSES:
Click to see what I have planned for 2019.

SUPER IMPORTANT
Contact me to pick up a catalog.
  • SAB (Sale-A-Bration) Catalog
  • Paper Pumpkin Flyer
  • Occasions Catalog
  • Annual Catalog  
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