Sunday, December 15, 2013

12/17/2013 class @CP2

Last class of 2013, where did the year go!
Some simple straight forward stamping today 
so we can all go to the annual holiday luncheon!
If you are unable to make it to class and meeting us at Whole Hog
we should be there by noon.
Today we will also celebrate Prissy & Liane birthdays.
We will also have a holiday card exchange,
bring a card get a card.
So without further ado, here's the card.

black edger
zig ball tip glue pen
walnut stain and foam applicator

Wishing all of you a happy and healthy New Year!

Susan *Ü*

Sunday, December 8, 2013

12/10/2013 class @CP2

Last week was soft and elegant with a bit of glitz.
This weeks card is loud and wild,
true Dyan fashion!
I've been wanting to use Dyan's sprays and stamps for quite some time now,
finally sat down and did it!
So here we go, this weeks card!

Don't you just love that hair!

This weeks basic class kit should include
craft mat
favorite paint brush
(we will be painting with distress stains)

Party info!
December 17, last class for the year.
Holiday at lunch at Whole Hog Cafe
9880 Montgomery Blvd NE
Abq, 87111
We will be celebrating birthdays
Please let me know if you will attend, 
if you signed up last Thursday, no need to RSVP.

Stay warm and see you all on Tuesday!
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12/3/2013 class @CP2

Today's card I went way out of my comfort zone.
I've been seeing a lot of white on white cards 
with a touch of sparkle.
In the mode of use what you have I had a brand new jar of
Art Glitter which if my memory serves me it was not cheap.
If you prefer not to work with this loose glitter
 I would use my wink of stella pens,
(which is what I would do if I did this card again)
Hard to see but really very elegant.
We will be dry embossing & die cutting.
Along with your basic class kit
please include
zig 2 way glue pen (large tip)
glue dots and/or foam tape
silver edger
Wink of Stella if you want
(you can also add color with these pens)
So that's about it, hope you are recovering
 from a massive eating weekend,
enjoy your day,
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, November 24, 2013

11/26/2013 class @CP2

Just a reminder there will be no class this Tuesday. 
See you all December 3.
Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday
as we celebrate both
Stay warm, see you soon,
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, November 17, 2013

11/19/2013 class @CP2

Here we go, the last class for November. 
There will be no class on November 26th.
I had to redo this card this morning,
just me being neurotic!
This is a gift card/money holder made from an envelope.

I will be using this card for my Hanukkah/Christmas gifts to my nieces and nephews.
The usual Class kit including a gold edger will do it for today!

Here's a heads up for the month of December,
No classes on the 24th and 31st.
December 17th will be our last class of the year.
Following class we will have our holiday luncheon at 
Whole Hog Cafe. All are welcome even those who are unable to attend class on a regular basis, 
we would love to see you!
We will do a card exchange, bring a card get a card.
Please sign your card so when we ooh and aah we know who made it!
Will take a head count when we get closer so I can call ahead and have tables ready for us.
December birthday's are Liane & Prissy.

Enjoy the rest of your day and hope to see you soon,
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, November 10, 2013

11/12/2013 class @CP2

Here we go, hot off the craft table!
This weeks card is simple and elegant.
I can see doing this technique with a variety of colors and stamps.
We are using a silhouette stamp and giving it a shadow.
Dry embossing for texture and a gold edge for a little glitz and we're done.
I considered adding a bow but I wanted a flat card for mailing.

Today's class kit please include
gold edger
tea dye ink
foam blending tool

November Birthdays
there are no active members birthdays this month.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 11/16/2013

Last class of the year, unbelieveable!
10 all occasion cards,
Call Scraps Galore today to reserve your spot, 858 1080

Saturday, November 2, 2013

11/5/2013 class @CP2

Sue will be teaching this wonderful flip it card.
Sizzix designer Stephanie Barnard has a line of flip it cards, 
the original ones produced a square card, 
and you know how I hate extra postage!
Her newest releases produce A2 sized cards.
She has 6 different designs and Sue will be using one of them in today's class.
Sue will be teaching two other classes using these dies,
the samples and dates are posted at China Phoenix 2.
Be sure to check them out!

So here is the card we will be making today.

All you need today is your basic class kit
Hope you can make it, this is going to be a great class!
Susan *Ü*

Monday, October 28, 2013

10/29/2013 class @CP2

Finally got to sit down and make a sample for Tuesday.
Spent a wonderful day with my son yesterday, sometimes you just need it!
So without further ado, here's what we will be doing tomorrow.
The background is the same stamp, shifted or flipped,
in monochromatic colors.
The focal image is a set I received from my friend for my birthday,
a sizzix stamp & die for Graphic 45.
I edged one in gold, the other in brown.

Today you will need your basic class kit
including foam tape/pop dots
gold or brown edgers
Enjoy your day, see you tomorrow.
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Catalog of the Month ~ October - stencils & sprays

Saturday October 26, 10:30 am
we will be exploring stencils and sprays along with a few other mediums.
You will learn and use many techniques, and leave with multiple examples
 that you can turn into cards or keep as a reference.

Here are some of the samples I created

Please bring a non stick craft sheet.
you may want to wear gloves if you want to avoid inky fingers 
and baby wipes or hand sanitizer are helpful.
All inks are water base and will eventually wash off.
I would advise against wearing your favorite clothes.
I promise it will be fun!

Don't forget to reserve your spot, 858 1080
enjoy the rest of your day,
Susan *Ü*

10/22/2013 class @CP2

Last Friday I taught a class to 30 scrapbookers attending
 the annual Scraps Galore retreat.
The project I prepared for them generated tons of wonderful scraps.
I couldn't throw them away, so I came up with a card that uses them
and my newest fascination with hexagons.
Put the two together and this will be Tuesday's card.

Simple, but I love it and I'm using scraps!
Woo Hoo!
You will need your basic class kit
including scissors and black edger.

Enjoy your day, Susan *Ü*

Sunday, October 13, 2013

10/15/2013 class @CP2

Here's my attempt to move into autumn colors,
which I really love but haven't seen them in my cardmaking this year.
Today we will be celebrating Bette's birthday and 
Nancy B will be in our thoughts since she is still in rehab for her broken hip.
Nancy we will toast to you with something sweet.

Please include in your basic class kit
gold edger
and if you have
wild honey distress ink
rusty hinge distress ink
broken china distress ink
blending tool and foams

See you all Tuesday,
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 10/19/2013

Time to start knocking out those handmade holiday cards 
for your family & friends.
Brand new Penny Black holiday stickers
are the highlight of this month's Quick & Easy card class.
Call Scraps Galore 858 1080 to reserve your spot.

10/8/2013 class @CP2

I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and the fabulous balloons!
Today's card is using a new Anna Griffin Embossing folder,
the queen of all things elegant and floral.
The technique is faux letterpress,
coloring the recessed portion of the embossed image.
I was also determined to use the small strip that came with the folder.
Using the lime ink it was kinda bright, so I softened it with some distress ink.
Along with your class kit please include
gold edger
tea dye ink and foam blending tool 
(if you have these)
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Susan *Ü*

Saturday, September 28, 2013

10/1/2013 class @CP2

October birthdays are
4th Nancy B
24th Bette
We will be celebrating on October 15
at this point in time Nancy is still recovering from her broken hip,
email me and I would be glad to give you her home address, 
I'm sure she would enjoy some cheer.

Todays card is created with the new Echo Park Sizzix stamp & die cut.
I've created a unique opening with this card, 
you lift the banner to reveal the sentiment.
Hard to scan but you will see in class.
Kind of fun!
please include in your basic class kit
black edger

Enjoy your weekend,
Susan *Ü*

Saturday, September 21, 2013

9/24/2013 class @CP2

Today Sue Rosenberg will be teaching this wonderful Halloween card.
Looks like fun, sorry I'll be missing it. 
Stamping, stenciling and die cutting, what a treat!
 as always you will need your
black edger
dusty concord and dried marigold inks 
foam blending tool
if you have them

Enjoy your weekend!
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, September 15, 2013

9/17/2013 class @CP2

It's Sunday must be time to post this weeks card!
Today I thought we would pay tribute to the State Fair,
which has been mostly rained out but hopefully a little sunshine will peek through.
I did a double embossed background and a water colored focal image.
I know a couple of Texas cowgirls that would enjoy this card also.
water color pencils or
your favorite coloring medium
water brush
craft sheet
black edger

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see y'all Tuesday,
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, September 8, 2013

9/10/2013 class @CP2

My mojo has left the building!
Yesterday was one of those days where nothing worked.
So here's a simple card using the stamp and die set from sizzix for Echo Park.
As always bring your basic class kit
I used some fine tip sharpies to color 
gold edger
foam blending tool with a brown & blue pad
didn't add any ink, the pad had plenty

Today we will be celebrating September birthdays
       9 Sherry W
11 Renee
17 Susan

Enjoy your day, Susan *Ü*