Sunday, July 28, 2013

7/30/2013 class @CP2

whew, what a day yesterday!
Long story short after two trips out to Best Buy with my computer 
they finally decided that my mother board died, so no computer.
 I am using Evan's old, old lap top, small and slow but at least I'm not cut off from the world. 
How did we become so dependent?

So I did get Tuesdays card scanned before all this happened.
Last week I bought the new Penny Black die, Single Iris.
Most of my dies consist of basic shapes so this was lots of fun.
This is the first card I made and what we'll be doing on Tuesday.
I also made three others which I didn't get scanned 
but I will bring them with me to class.
Zig ball point glue pen
black edger

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Monday, July 22, 2013

Handmade Gifts

July Handmade Gifts class will be this Saturday 7/27, 10:30 at Scraps Galore.
Call 858 1080 today to reserve your spot.

Here is the third and final version of the
Album in a Box.
The album opens to both sides and top and bottom.
Giving you at least 9 places to put a 4x6 photo 
plus the sides for journaling, small pictures or memorabilia.
One event all in one spot.

I will have everything cut and scored for you 
so we can concentrate on the construction.
You will receive detailed instructions with a diagram.
Photo's of the step by step process will be emailed to you.
This album has so many possibilities depending on the papers you choose.

Please bring your basic class kit
corner rounder
edging or distress tools if desired

Have a wonderful day!
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, July 21, 2013

7/23/2013 class @CP2

The very talented Jennifer McGuire posted a technique that she calls ghost stamping.
It was done with very bold solid stamps, so I searched and found this Hero Art set.
Knew I must have something, lol!
So I tried it in picked raspberry.

 Then I tried a darker color seedless preserves.

Finally in a lighter color ripe persimmon.
I like all three.
Today I'm on Jennifer's blog and she tried the same technique 
with geometric stamps, so cool!

We'll save that for another day!

Basic class kit
including black edgers
wink of stella

See you Tuesday, Enjoy!
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, July 14, 2013

7/16/2013 class @CP2

Today's card is called a Twisted card.
It amazes me how people come up with these designs.
This is perfect for a gift card, check or money.
Since my niece has a birthday coming up I thought
 this would be the perfect time to try it out.
This is the card closed and it fits into an invitation sized envelope, perfect!

This is what it looks like opened, on the right there is a pocket.

bone folder
I used sharpies 
(but any marker will do)
wink of stella glitter pen
black edger

Enjoy the rest of your day and see you Tuesday.
Susan *Ü*

Sunday, July 7, 2013

7/9/2013 class @CP2

Well I was so relaxed about having this weeks card done ahead of time I forgot to post it!
I'm sure next week I'll be sitting here at "0 dark thirty" trying to crank something out!
So for those of you who weren't in class last week we are doing a faux Polaroid.
There are dies you can buy, there are frames you can buy, but I thought 
gosh it's a square in a rectangle, so here's my version. 
I used this Art Impression Stamp that had never seen ink,
I'm quite pleased with the outcome and for using what I have!
(BTW the July catalog of the month at Scraps Galore is Art Impressions)

pencil w/ eraser
black edger
Water color pencils
blender pen

Monday, July 1, 2013

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts will be July 27 at 10:30 am.
This month we are making an album in a box.
This is perfect to document an event.
Give it as a gift to your loved ones or make one for yourself.
Change up the paper and it will fit any occasion.
Here's what I have so far,

Lot's of space for pictures and journaling, 
even some pockets to tuck away things you collect along the way.
Please excuse the messy desk, will make some modifications and photograph again.
Call Scraps Galore to reserve your spot, 858 1080

Catalog of the Month ~ July Art Impressions

July we will be playing with Art Impressions Stamps.
I have chosen to do two front and back cards, these are so much fun.

The third card is called a Try Fold, and you create a scene that opens.

All three cards I used water color pencils 
so we can concentrate on the mechanics of the cards.
I hope you will join me on Friday July 12th at 10:30. 
You will have all month to look at the catalog at Scraps Galore
 or follow this link and browse online, 
you can even email Elizabeth your order, how easy is that!
Will post other samples that I have done soon.