Sunday, December 16, 2012

12/18/2012 class @CP2

The last class for 2012, where did the year go!
Time to start thinking about thank you cards for all the gifts you have received through out this holiday season. Of course mine have to be hand made. 
I went with a simple black and white theme, but any colors would still be elegant.

I did a little black edging, other than that the usual class kit.

Following class, I have made a reservation for noon at Amici 
4243 Montgomery Boulevard Northeast  Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 884-9900
to celebrate the holidays and Liane & Prissy birthdays.

Looking forward to visiting with ever one.
Stay warm and see y'all on Tuesday. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

12/11/2012 class @CP2

Our annual holiday luncheon will be Tuesday 12/18 at Amici, following class.
We will also be celebrating Liane & Prissy's birthdays.

4243 Montgomery Boulevard Northeast  Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 884-9900
located on the north side of Montgomery between San Mateo and Carlisle.
RSVP to Susan

Tomorrows card will be a lesson in blending inks on glossy card stock to give it an ombre look, 
along with versamark resist.

The usual class kit including, if you have
distress inks and foam blending tools
scattered straw
spiced marmalade
barn door
Gold edger

Enjoy your day and stay warm!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12/4/2012 class @CP2

Today's card has several inspirations. 
I have been seeing many cards that are stamped and 
then cut to incorporate the faux tile technique.
Then I received a thanksgiving card from a friend and
 the focal piece was dry embossed and glazed like one big tile.
So we are combining the two!
Think Mediterranean, the warmth of the sun and the blue sea.  
Along with the usual class kit please bring your 
paper trimmer
black edger

Sunday, November 25, 2012

11/27/2012 class @CP2

Is it Sunday already? 
The last Tuesday of November, oh my!
(only 3 more classes in 2012, gasp)
This week we will be doing the faux letterpress technique
and embellishing it with these dragonflies that I found at the bead show.

The usual class kit including a gold edger.

Since most people were interested in our holiday luncheon being held at Amici on December 18 following class, we will make a slight shift in the lunch schedule and go to Boston's this Tuesday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

11/20/2012 class @CP2

No class this Tuesday,
enjoy your day!

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!

Monday, November 12, 2012

11/13/2012 class @CP2

There will be no class on November 20.

Today we will be celebrating Sherry J birthday.
This card kept evolving, lots of steps but really easy, lots of Tim goodies used.

please include in your class kit
non stick craft sheet
brushed corduroy, gathered twigs or similar brown
ink applicator and foam blending tool (brown)
liquid glue pen ie zig, Martha Stewart etc.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 11/17/2012

This will be our last class for 2012,
I can't believe it!
As requested Liz and I worked up 10 all purpose thank you cards,
you'll be ready to show your thanks for all those gifts you'll receive!
Call Scraps Galore to reserve your spot. 858 1080

Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday season and health and happiness in the New Year.

11/6/2012 class @CP2

Be forewarned it's a two post day,
yes I had a very productive weekend and it's still not over!
First up this Tuesday's card,
 we are doing a tri shutter card when open it stands on it's own.
I have made some minor changes to the original,
you'll get to see that in class.

Closed and I modified it so it fits into an envelope.

completely open

and free standing.

Today's class kit include
exacto knife or cutting blade
cutting mat
bone folder
brown or black edger

This month we will be celebrating Sherry J birthday on the 13th.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

10/30/2012 class @CP2

Goodbye October, on to November ...
Started out the week in my usual tee and shorts, now I'm in sweats,
what happened to the transition, boom, it's cold!
Anyway, remember this card?

I have seen a few of you duplicate the technique,
it is a great idea.
Today we are doing the same technique with a twist. We are shuffling up the layers 
and using an embossing folder for added texture.

and I was in a blue mood and used tumbled glass, broken china
 and faded jeans distress ink with the foam blending tool.
If you would like to use different colors feel free
 to bring them along with your foam blending tool.
I also kept my card flat, if you would like further dimension
 bring along your foam tape or pop dots.

Class Kit
stamping foam or mouse pad
black edger, ink or pen
temporary/removable adhesive
dye based ink pads
foam blending tool
pop dots/foam adhesive

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

10/23/2012 class @CP2

My mind is fried.
Prepped and taught three classes this week.
My creativity is zapped.
I just tossed six failed samples into the trash.
Took a deep breath and thought keep it simple. 
My goal for this week is to simplify everything I do.

The paper shimmers, simply beautiful.

Class Kit
Fine tip black sharpie or marker
black edger
if you have
wild honey DI
rusty hinge DI
fired brick DI
handles & form applicator
(I will cut a few extra masks)

enjoy your day *Ü*

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10/16/2012 class @CP2

Well it's finally starting to feel like autumn, crisp & clean.
That's where today's color palate came from along with the images 
that belong in a field somewhere.
Today we will be working with glossy card stock and lots of color and layering.
Not much needed for today's class,
 black edger or what ever color you prefer.
Today we will be celebrating Nancy's & Bette's birthdays.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

10/9/2012 class @CP2

Today we will be doing a card in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month.
If you are fortunate enough to not know someone who has been effected by this disease, 
there is this amazing woman in Florida, who is a dear friend of my mom. 
After battling breast cancer and surviving she started a program called Breast Friends and would love handmade cards. This has become her mission in life and full time job.
 I would be willing to mail any cards you feel you can't use. 
In today's class kit, please include
Gold edger, pen or ink pad
stamping foam
Enjoy the cooler weather, I just wish a few more balloons would appear!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jim Purcell

A quick note about Judy's husband ...
Judy just called.  Jim made it through surgery, although it was a long stint.  The kidney they removed was much larger than expected with lots of fatty tissue surrounding it.  It was cancerous.  The doctor said Jim did really well, and Judy is hopeful that she can see him within the next hour or so.  She'll keep me posted as to his condition.
Please keep them in your thoughts.

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 10/20/2012

Hot off the craft tables, here are the cards for this month's class.
We already have many of you who have signed up so be sure to call 
Scraps Galore 858 1080 to reserve your spot.

 Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Birthdays at CP2

Haha, totally missed posting September birthday's
life has been crazy lately and only to get worse!
On October 16 we will be celebrating 
Nancy Bruce and Bette's birthdays
Nancy may not make it to class so we can gather her cards
 and leave them at CP2 and she will pick them up.
Back to work, see you soon.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

10/2/2012 class @CP2

As we enter October I am really struggling with the holiday spirit, hopefully it hits soon otherwise I guess I will be running out to buy cards, gasp did that really just come out of my mouth!!
So I wanted to play with some new items and I received an adorable candy holder from a friend, 
so I combined everything and this is what I got!
The box can hold some sweet treats.
Please include in your class kit,
bone folder
(black versafine & foam applicator if you have it)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I'm absolutely loving this weather!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Celebration of Life for Elaine Ward

We're having friends and family drop by Elaine's house (924 Indiana SE -- major cross streets are Gibson and Louisiana) on Tuesday evening from 5:00 PM on to remember a wonderful woman.  Please pass this invitation on to the card class.
Many thanks,

Sunday, September 23, 2012

9/25/2012 class @CP2

The last Tuesday of the month, Balloon Fiesta is just around the corner. 
With that thought in mind I thought we would make a hot air balloon card, 
my family loves to receive these!
So this simple card kept evolving, but I am happy with it,
we will be making an easel card.
Here is the card closed.
Here is what it looks like open.

Today's class kit please be sure to include
bone folder
eraser (white if you have one)
black edger (ink pad or pen)
foam tape or pop dots

Sunday, September 16, 2012

9/18/2012 class @CP2

It's party day, celebrating all the September birthdays!
This week we will be exploring kraft resist,
using picket fence distress stains and distress ink pads
If you would like to include in your class kit
blending tool & foam
tumbled glass, broken china, walnut stain or vintage photo
Hope your week was wonderful, I'm sure I'm getting inky!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 9/22/2012

Here we go hot off the craft desk ...
Saturday September 22 at 11am. 
Just a note I inked the edges of my cards with walnut stain distress ink,
 although any brown ink pad will work.
Call 858 1080 to reserve your spot today.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

9/11/2012 class @CP2

Good morning everyone! 
Today's card is from the fabulous Mr. Holtz, whom I have a date with this coming Friday, I'm so excited to be able to take another one of his classes! 
If you  follow his instructions the technique works, I am always amazed. 
This card is from his 12 tags of 2012 and you can see his lesson here

Here's the sample, please take a look at the class supplies and bring whatever you have on hand.
I kept it fairly simple but this holds so many possibilities.
Class kit
blending tools (I have foam and felt)
non stick craft sheet
(BTW I'm missing my small Tim Holtz one)

foam tape
zig glue (liquid)

the following is to add texture to your piece,
piercer & mat
retractable ball point pen
credit card (from junk mail)
embossing stylus

sanding block or steel wool
lil' chizler