Sunday, October 31, 2010

Checking in...

I know it has been a while. I guess I am not doing so well on meeting my blogging goal! Sorry to those of you who have stopped by to find nothing new! Life has been crazy - which is nothing new around here! I can't believe October is over, what a whirlwind...and now on to the even crazier holiday months!

I have been preparing for my "Grateful" stamp a stack, which is next weekend! I am finishing up the prep this weekend, thought I might as well share the cards we are doing with you. I find you can never have enough thank you cards, and I know most of my customers feel the same...

This is my favorite card for the class, of is butterflies! This card is in Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler - love this combo. I used the Beautiful Butterflies big shot die, Vintage Wallpaper and Elegant Lines embossing folders, and scallop trim punch. The focal butterfly is embossed using Baroque Motifs, and sponged in coordinating inks. I love the pearls for accent too.

This next card is a simple but lovely card using the new French Foliage set - I really love this set! I used a clear acrylic block to stamp the shadow square behind the sentiment, and stamped the gorgeous images in cominations of Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.

As you may know, I LOVE fall colors. And I am REALLY in love with CAJUN CRAZE, as my favorite new fall color. Here paired with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive I love the fall feel to this card. The design for this card was inspired by one I saw on Create with Connie and Mary, a blog I love to visit for inspiration.

Obviously when I saw the "Paisley Prints" set in the holiday mini, I HAD to get it and the coordinating wheel, and how cute are those paisley leaves! AND I am reaching the point that I simply can not make a card without using an embossing folder -- I do love my Big Shot!

This card uses the Days of Gratitude set, with River Rock and Early Espresso. I love this color combination, and how striking the colors are when paired together. I added just a touch of Cajun Craze for accent with the Ribbon Border punch.

Finally we are doing this card made with the Just Believe stamp set. Another new favorite! Colors here are Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight. A little masking/ sponging and walla!

I hope the participants will enjoy making these as much as I have enjoyed planning them... I probably should get back to cutting kits for the class, I have 15 participants making 15 cards each - thats a lot of cutting to get done!

But before I go I wanted to share ONE MORE card :)

My daughter Lauren (age 7) did some creating with me this weekend, and when I was photographing my cards this morning, she wanted me to take a picture of her card as well. She is my crafty girl! I think she did a pretty good job with this one - won't be long before she is better than me!

Well, that is all for today! Have a Happy Halloween, and I will check in with more fun stuff soon!

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