Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Class projects....

Heres the projects our group did this month...  The theme was "getting the most from your inks".  I gave everyone a sheet of paper, divided into sections and instructed them how to use different techniques in each space... we did stamping off, rock n roll, wheels, markers and 2-step stamping.  Consider them all edumatated!!

Then we used the stamping off technique to make this Christmas Card using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set...
You cant really see the sparkle here, but on the centre tree we used some wet glue (tombow Multi) and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  BLINGIN!!

I made the girlies a little thank you gift...

And inside were these little pots of Halloween Hand Sanitizer from Bath & Body Works... There was an orange bottle too, called Candy Corn!  Arent they cute?
I used some Basic Grey cardstock, Basic Black ink, the Wicked Cool stamps and some of the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, along with the Rich Razzleberry 1/8" taffetta ribbon and some punches.

I found this idea from a lovely lady called Kimberly Van Diepen...(Instructions and VIDEO HERE).  You should take a look at her blog HERE. She is amazingly talented and generous with her designs too!!

Lastly as a quick project I had pre-cut all the pieces for this 8x8" scrapbook page, and told them to go for it and see what layouts they could come up with.... Everyone's was different!!  Fabulous!!

Christmas Card

1. Cut your Crumb Cake card base (8 ½” x 5 ½”), score and fold at 4 ¼” to make a standard size card.
2. Cut a piece of Early Espresso card to 4 ¼” x 5 ½”. Use the scallop edge punch along one long edge. Put aside.
3. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card to 3 ¾” x 5 ½”. Using the Night of Navy Ink, stamp the main tree image about 1/3 of the way along the vanilla card (on the left side). Immediately (without re-inking) stamp again on either side of the main tree, slightly overlapping the first image. The second and third tree will be lighter in color and look like they are in the background…
4. Stamp your greeting on the right side using the stamp-a-ma-jig and Early Espresso ink.
5. Glue the Vanilla to the Espresso card stock.
6. Tie the Vanilla ribbon around and tie into a knot below the main (darkest) tree.
7. Glue to main card.
8. Use wet glue to add highlights on main tree image, add glitter and set aside to dry.

Spooky Scrapbook Page

1. Cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock to 8” x 8”.
2. Cut your “Wicked Cool” patterned paper to 4” x 8”.
3. Cut a Basic Black photo mount to 4 ¼” x 6 ¼”. (for a standard 4x6 photo)
4. Cut a piece of Tangerine Tango card to 1 ¼” x 4 “ for your title.
5. Use the Curly Label Punch on some Rich Razzleberry card. Fold the punch out in half. Cut one large tag from the large tag punch also in Rich Razzleberry.
6. Using some Old Olive ink, & stamping off once, stamp the witches hat (from the Wicked Fun set) onto white card. Using Basic Black ink, stamp “spooky” over the top… Center the image in the window of the large tag punch and punch out.
7. Assemble the tags on top of each other, slightly offset. Add a brad. Wrap ribbon around the photo mount, add tag. Assemble page as shown.

Hope you enjoy!!


C xx

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Operation Write Home....

So I know you are all curious to see the cards from my all-day Operation Write Home card Party... So here goes.. 
107 Cards!

I offered 4 kits for those inexperienced card-makers.  Everything was pre-cut and I typed up instructions for each card.  I had all 4 kits at one table, one kit per seat, and the ladies had great fun rotating around... Was a bit like musical chairs at one point!!...

These are the finished Kits!!

These cards were donation by 2 lovely ladies... The blue cards (at the top) were illustrated and watercolored by a HUGELY talented lady!...  Thank you girls!! 

These cards were "free-styled"...  (alot are mine... I seem to have got the coloring bug!!)

So, yesterday I spent the day coloring a whole village of people!! 
16 more cards to add to the pile once I finish!! 

I would like to thank everybody who came along to help, made donations or dropped cards off.  This was a huge success and lots of fun too!  YOU ROCK!!

Back tomorrow with those Class Projects I promised....

C xx

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun Times!!

Well, I think Ive finally recovered from my 12 hour stint on friday!!  Operation Write home was a HUGE success!  I had 10 people either show up or drop by and donate cards and we made a grand total of 107 cards for the troops in one day!!  (Oh and a cash donation of $60!!) 

Now, Im not mailing the box out till Friday, as I have a few card fronts given to me by my friend and Upline and I have to mount those onto a card base and then stamp the OWH logo on the back of all the wonderful cards....  SO!!  If you have any spare cards laying around that you arent going to use....  Leave me a comment with your email and I'll give you my address to send them too!

I will take some photos of the cards before I mail them out so you can see the AMAZING work the girls did!!...

Thank you again to everyone who helped make such a difference for the boys and girls who risk their lives for our freedom on a daily basis. 

C xx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Whats been keeping me busy...?

You may well ask?  Where have I been?  Well, this is a pet project Ive organised for next week.  Im really excited to be supporting this organisation.  I have a friend who's husband used their cards while in Iraq and she really loved recieving them. 

The concept is simple.  Please take a minute to visit their website and if you can make a donation.   If you want to just send me some of those extra cards you have in your stash, please email me or leave me a message... Im more than happy to pass them along.

Normal service should resume shortly, I have a couple of cute class projects and instructions to share next week so stay toooned!!

C xx