Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Handmade Gifts 1/24/2015

Before the holidays I put it out there for you to give me suggestions
 of what you would like to do in this class. 
Here is the first suggestion I received.
A perpetual flip calendar.
This is the prototype,
 I am in the process of refining a few hiccups that I encountered along the way.
But you will get the idea.
Guess what paper I used for this sample, yup Echo Park!
This class will be Saturday January 24 at 10:30 am
cost is $15.

This class will be slightly different from my other classes because
 I want you to pick the paper that you will use in your project.
So stop by Scraps Galore, register for the class
 and pick one or two coordinating pieces of card stock.
I used one pattern for the base and one for the calendar.
Please keep in mind that we will be stamping on the calendar pieces
 so your paper must be able to show the stamping.
Give your selection to whomever is working they will bag it with your name and leave it for me.
If I have any questions I will call you, (so make sure I have a phone number)
Not sure what paper you want, I will be glad to help you pick out the perfect paper.
Whew! So all these choices need to be made by Saturday January 17
 so I can take it home and prep your kit.

Seriously if you have any questions, leave your name and number at the store and I will call you,
or email me at suekapp@comcast.net.

Call Scraps Galore today to reserve your spot
858 1080

Update: Version 2.0
I worked out some of the issues I ran into with the first sample.
Now we're good to go!
Same applies as above, pick your own paper!

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 1/17/2015

10 all occasion cards Saturday January 17, 11am at Scraps Galore.
Call today 858 1080 to reserve your spot in class or kit.


Here's a sneak peak of some of the cards for this months class.
I have continued with the theme of Echo Park.
Each card has at least one element from their line.
The remainder of the cards will be up ASAP.

If you are interested in reserving a spot or purchasing a kit,
call Scraps Galore today! 858 1080

Catalog of the Month at Scraps Galore~ January 2015

This month our featured company is Echo Park & Carta Bella.

Matter of fact all three of the classes I am teaching at Scraps Galore
has some element from Echo Park.

This class will be held on Saturday January 10 at 10:30 am.
We will create 3 cards using paper, stamps and dies from Echo Park.
Let me tell you their dies are wonderful,
 cut like butter and just slip out of the die, no poking! Love them!

As always you will receive a 10% discount all month long on all Echo Park/Carta Bella products.
So stop in, lots of product already at the store or browse the catalog in store or online.
Call today to reserve your spot, this will be a fun class and you get to test drive the product!
Scraps Galore 858 1080

1/6/2015 class @CP2

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

First class of the new year will be this unique fold that
 I have had in my folder of things to try forever!
Linda created this card for the birthday gals in December.

I went with a neutral color and a Penny Black stamp so you can choose your colors.
I used watercolor pencils.

Please bring your basic class kit
pencil with eraser
bone folder
brush/water brush
preferred coloring medium
That should do it!

I hope to have a new class list, but until then
January Birthdays
19th Katie
21st Charlotte
27 Barb
We need to decide on a date to celebrate.

Be safe and get inky,
Susan *Ü*

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Penny Black: You've been spotted

So last night I'm watching TV with Evan and catching up on reading some of the blogs I follow, I look at this post from Penny Black, thinking they look very familiar.

Wait a minute those are my cards!
What a wonderful surprise, just had to share with all my crafty friends.


You’ve Been Spotted: Sticker Fun

NOVEMBER 26, 2014
We love seeing what YOU create using our stamps, Creative Dies, and stickers… so this week we are sharing YOUR projects from our Penny Circle Flickr Gallery. Thanks to ALL for sharing your creativity and designs!
Today we spotted a complete set of cards by skk917! She used our sticker set, 10-227 Christmas Song, to design her cards.
As a thank you for sharing your inspiring cards and projects, we have an exclusive blinkie for each featured artist.  Simply grab the blinkie below and add it to your blog.  (If you have any problems, please email us at info@pennyblackinc.com.)
Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12/16/2014 class @CP2

Last class of 2014, unbelievable!
Wishing each and everyone of you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Today's card is actually quick & easy so we can get to eating and celebrating!
I used two items that I have used this past year, nice to get a second class out of them, lol.

In January 2014 we made this card with an Impression Obsession stamp.

In March 2014 we used this window die and a lovely spring time stamp.

This Tuesday we will be creating this card with both of the products above.
So a little stamping, a little coloring and we have this lovely winter scene.

Please bring your basic class kit including
I used brushed corduroy & a blending tool
to add some depth.
I used water color pencils and a water brush.
you can use your favorite coloring medium.
That should do it!

Holiday Party will follow class today
(approximately noon)
at Whole Hog Cafe
9880 Montgomery Blvd NE
Everyone is welcome whether you are in class or not.
We will celebrate Prissy & Liane birthdays.
We will have a card exchange for the holidays,
bring a card get a card, yes sign the card.
If you have any questions please email me,
I will be taking a head count so that Whole Hog can set up the tables.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Susan *Ü*

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12/9/2014 class @CP2

Those of you who were in class yesterday got a sneak peek of this card.
I bought this die last year when there were heavy discounts on holiday merchandise.
So it's time for it to come out of the box and be used!
Love the detail down to the laces, Tim is such a clever man.
I searched high and low, doubled back and could not find my snowflake embossing folder!
Plan B, swirls that would mimic the movement of the snowflakes.

Then it occurred to me that I had used the snowflake folder on holiday cards, duh.
Found it, so now I had to make a second card, I also switched the orientation.
Not sure which I like better so the choice will be yours.

Please bring your basic class kit
edger ( brown or silver)
wink of stella (if you don't want to use stickles)
I used the following distress inks and foam blenders
broken china
iced spruce
antique linen
gathered twigs
silver or brushed pewter acrylic paints

That should do it, enjoy your week and I hope you find some time to get inky!
Susan *Ü*