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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Another SBS card!

I have another SCS card to post. This card was designed by Shelley (shellsgr09 on SCS). What a beautiful stamp and I love her little bits of embellishing. She had an insider for us to do also.
I put another SCS card on my personal blog so be sure to go check out my-crazy-never-still-life.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

More SBS cards

Finally, I'm remember to post more of the cards from SBS (I was gently nudged by a sweet friend). So here they are:

By Melissa -- I love this SU stamp set!
By Sabrina - I love these little tea cups and the wire "steam" is too cute!

By Tiffany (tdstamps on SCS). Another SU favorite. Love the eyelet border.
Don't forget to check out my other blog for more SCS cards.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Inspiration Class - Birthday tradition

New Class - Inspirations. We are working on 2-6x6 layouts. Great for beginners who want to learn how to scrapbook and yet a little something else for those who want to learn more things. Here we show 2 layouts. Come to the store to see the other 2!

This class is scheduled for April 8, 2010, 6:30 to 8:30p at A Place in Time, Kailua. Please call to make reservations.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Flower card class

I just realized I haven't posted any of the pictures of the past card classes. Here are the cards from the Flower card class this past week:

Flower pot card

Corrogated envelope card with fan fold flower

Simple stamp and piecing card

Dahlia Flower

Wiper cardThank you for all those ladies that attended!

Tea Party - Ladies Day out!

Today I was invited to tea at A Cup of Tea in Kailua. I just finished these favors for the ladies which I started last nite. The first drawer holds 2 tea bags of Lupicia Hawaii (my favorite current brand) and the second drawer holds some Hersey bars. I also created little Hersey bar purses to complete the theme I wanted to project: Ladies Day Out. Looks rather cute, huh! I used the SU Matchbox die for the drawers.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wedding Blessing

My middle sister is getting married today and here is the wedding card I made for her. It uses a Dalia technique for the flower buds and some computer font. I think the pattern paper I used for the flowers doesn't really work her. It's a very different type of wedding card but knowing how artsy, fartsy she is, she will appreciate it.


This beautiful card was made by my friend and fellow blog partner, Karen! Isn't it just gorgeous with all that glitter on the large "f". Thank you, Karen, for the beautiful card, the Three Pepper Jelly, and all the delicious loose tea!!!!!

More Houston SBS cards

Keep your ears tuned as Elizabeth and I have started thinking about our next Houston SBS. We are participating in a few local swaps and I've got my time full with riding. Now, for more Houston Shoebox Swap Cards (from the March event)! This card was designed by Kristin (missymoomoo from SCS). It was just gorgeous! Loved the papers and the border punching. The center of the flower are black pompons. How cute!
Another beautiful card with beautiful papers -- this time designed by Renee (ReneeOdom on SCS). She embossed and hand cut all of those fleur de lis out for us!
And, finally (for this post) is a card by Robin (robth on SCS). I loved that these stamps fit perfectly with the punches (ala Stampin Up). Wish CTMH did that! Cute card!
Go check out my other blog (my-crazy-never-still-life) as I am posting different cards from the Houston SBS there!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cards from Houston SBS

Hi, ladies! I am posting some of the cards designed for the Houston SBS hosted by yours truly (me) and my friend, Elizabeth. Note - I didn't design these cards!

This card was designed by Anita (Chosen Creations on SCS). I just love her layering and her piecing of the cross. Beautiful! And, yes, I ran out out bought the slot punch after the event.

The next card was designed by Lynn (confessionsofaleft-brainedstamper). She is a designer for Kitchen Sink Stamps which I LOVE! The layering on the stamps is amazing. I love, love this cuttlebug embossing plate!

And finally (for today), the card was designed by Paula (threedogsday on SCS). The paper piecing was amazing and she cut all of it out for all 24 of her kits! And it was all perfect! Amazingly talented!
Amazing work, ladies! I've post three other fabulous cards on my personal blog - my-crazy-never-still-life. so go check them out! And subscribe to me please. I need more followers!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

April Tea Swap - Open call!

This cute card was created by my March tea swap partner, Becky, all the way from Auburn, IN.

Thank you, Becky!

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Open call for April Tea Swap!

Requirements: You will mail 2 tea bags to your partner in a handmade card by the April 6.

If you are interested, send me an email by Saturday, 3/21, SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with the following info:
1) your name
2) mailing address
3) email address
4) likes/dislikes/allergies (re tea type)
5) Loose tea okay? Y/N
6) blog (if any)
7) If you are willing to swap outside of the US or US ONLY

Card Sketch Challenge

Once again, I'm doing a double post on my personal blog (my-crazy-never-still-life). I try to post different artwork on that blog as this blog so you will have something new to look at. This week, I'm short on time so you get the double post. I would love to have additional subscribers on my personal blog so be sure to click for email updates.

This week is the card sketch challenge over at sketchesbytamara. Following is the sketch, the DT had to work with:

Attached is my entry. Papers and ink are by CTMH and flowers by Prima. The stamp is an ancient wood block stamp I've had (brand unknown). The vine ribbon was a gift from a PAWS friend. The flower centers are Dew Drops by Robin's Nest. And the staples are from the Tim Holtz mini-attacher given to me by my good friend, Brenda (Thank you Brenda!). Enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Blooming Beauty

I was able to scrapbook 2 layouts today! This is a quick one of my niece. Basic Grey Fusion line.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Year of Cards - Flowers

Flowers, flowers, flowers!! Next card class scheduled for March 25, 6:30p to 8:30 p.m. Cost $25 at A Place in Time, Kailua. Bring the following to class: Paper trimmer, Adhesive (wide and skinny, Scor-pal or scoring tool, Glue (tacky type preferred), scissors, piercing tool. Everything else I'll provide.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cheerful daisies --

Two cards made for the shoebox card swap. I just love to play with flowers. Unfortunately, there are no other girls in our house to create pretty things. Yes, I'm the only queen of the house.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This is the card that I did for the Houston Shoe Box Swap. I was greatly inspired by a blog post but I can't for the life of me find that blog now. If you did something similar, please email me so I can give you proper credit.

I did make some changes to make it my own. I used CTMH cardstock in Khaki and Chocolate and a;; CTMH stamps. I stamped the background with the words from Air Mail set (retired) and then smudged ink on the edges and across the face. The medalions were from the Alfresco stamp set and the Thank You from Say It With Style. I distressed the chocolate cardstock with an edge distresser. The "brads" are actually upolstry tacks purchased and Home Depot and I snipped the long tack portion. They are held on with a dab of liquid glue. Chocolate grosgrain - Michaels and floss is from DMC.

Recipe Challenge

This week, the challenge at sketchesbytamara was a Recipe Challenge. Each design team member was to design a card or layout using the following three items:

Vellum or Transparency

Here is my entry.

Pop on over to sketchesbytamara to see what the rest of the Design Team members did.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tea Cup card - redux The Tea Pot Stencil

Remember the tea pot stencil I received for my birthday? Well, here it is again, only I changed it to funky tea cup in a VERY simple card which went to my tea swap partner, Becky in Indiana.

I was going to cut the slit on the lip of the cup and put a tea bag sticking out from there but it slipped my mind and I mailed it out to her yesterday. Shucks! Guess I'll have to do this card again. Oh well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wiper Card

This is my version of a wiper card that Gail created for me here.

Pull the sides out and a bee tab pops out. Cute idea, huh! The white space on the right is for the greetings, sentiments. This card is being sent to a gal who lives in Japan. She has cancer and by the time this card gets to her, she will be recuperating from surgery, a successful one, we hope! Hopefully, this card will cheer her spirits.

Thank you for the inspiration, Gail!

Inspiration Class - March 11, 2010

Sorry for the last post. We'll be doing 6 x 6 layouts to quickly finish an album by the end of the year. This one is an Easter Theme working with Basic Grey's beautiful Wisteria line. Some paper piecing involved.

At the last Inspiration class of the year, we'll create our own 6 x 6 album to hold all our wonderful layouts! My theme for this album will be Our Family Traditions.

Who: Inspiration Class (6 x 6 layouts)
What to bring: Paper trimmer, scissors, dark brown ink pad or chalk to distress edges, favorite adhesive (both thin and thick), and glue adhesive
Where: A Place in Time, Kailua
When: Thursday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15

Friday, March 5, 2010

The sketches by tamara Challenge this week is a Layout Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch:
Although I was initially daunted (I have problems with the film strip concept), I came to love the way my layout pulled together.
I got this paper pack from my trip to Scrapbook Etc in 2008. The flowers are stickers in the same paper pack that were matted and popped. Bling is from prima and pearls are Canson. Stamp (date) is CTMH.

Use this sketch to make your own layout. Now go check out the other cool submissions by the rest of the Design Team at Sketches by tamara. And don’t forget, we are on facebook with more challenges!