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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cards for Earlie Sue

My friend, Earlene, visited in July and we spent a day making cards (and working on her website).  Earlene Fowler is listed on the right side of my blog (as my favorite author) under Websites I Love to Visit.  There's also a link to her website.  If you haven't read any of her books, I highly recommend them.  She's a wonderful writer.

Okay, back to card-making.  Below are two of the cards she made when she visited us:

Unfortunately, the stamp set she used isn't available anymore, but her cards turned out very cute.  She made a third card, but she already sent it off before we got a picture of it.

Hope you enjoyed a peek at a couple cards Earlene made.


Friday, August 17, 2012

September Stamp Class Samples

I'm trying something a little different in September with my stamp class.  We'll use the same stamp set to create several cards.  Below are a couple samples of what we may be making.  Everyone will get to do some design work so every student can use (and create) on her own.  We'll use the Pretty Postage stamp set.

We'll use some Designer Series Paper to make a simple folded frame.  I found a tutorial showing how to make it on Split Coast Stampers.  It's very easy to make and adds a nice touch to the card.

 And, here's yet another card.

 I chose designs that people could make at home without needing all the tools of the trade.  That way, I hope they will all use their new stamp sets.

 Below is the Pretty Postage stamp set every student will get.   There are four stamps to the set.

For those coming to class, I hope this gives you a taste of what is to come.

As always, thanks for visiting my blog.


Monday, August 6, 2012

New Blog Hop, New Cards, & Record-Breaking Hot Weather


The Hoppers' August Blog Hop is over, but I thought I'd share the card I had posted.

I chose the real red/pumpkin pie/early espresso combination for my autumn-themed card.  I used the baby-wipe technique where I put drops of the three colors on a moist baby wipe and used that as my stamp pad.  The leaves have all three colors.

Products used:  

Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
Punches:  Large Oval, Small Oval
Stamp Sets:  Lovely as a Tree, Full of Blessings (from the Holiday Catalog)
Tools:  Big Shot
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots

I changed one of the sympathy card designs for my upcoming stamp camp.  Since we'll be making two sympathy cards, the second one will be the one pictured below.

I like the simplicity of it and think it'll be an easy card to make in class.

Speaking of stamp camp, we'll also make some Christmas tags.  Below are three that we'll be making in class.  Cute and fun to make.  Does it get any better than that?

This last weekend was hot for the Seattle area.  I saw in today's paper that we broke a temperature record for yesterday.  Today is ten degrees cooler, so it's quite pleasant outside.  I'm sure glad the garbage strike is over.  Trash piling up with record-breaking heat isn't a good combo...

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