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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Black on black with yellow nesti circle; MS Mice border punch; dimensional tape

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bosses' Day

Last week was Boss' Day. The shirt card I made here along with a pear danish and gift card.

and for my female boss:

Pear Danish,

gift card holder inspired by this card, and hand sanitizer (holder instructions here)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Tag Class (cont.)

Here's another one using my coin envelope template

Santa Suit Card or Money Holder - alas, I only had dollar bills!

Hope you enjoyed my Christmas Tag collection!

- Class is tonight -

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Tag Class (cont.)

(The rhinestone in the cardinal's eye did not capture well)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Christmas Tags Class (cont.)

Poinsettia created with the McGill Star Flower Paper Blossoms Paper Punch

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Tag Class (cont.)

With Liquid Pearls - Rouge
(btw, that little mark below the branch is not a mark but the glitter in the white paper)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Tag Class!! It's up and ready!!!

I've finally finished it!! Yay!!
The samples will be up on display at the store tomorrow.
Class is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 6:30p to 8:30p
Cost is $20

Please bring the following supplies: Adhesive tape and/or tacky glue, Scissors, Piercing tool, White pen, Fine black pen, Ruler, Black ink and applicator tool (or sponge/dauber), Glue dots (3/8"), Crop-a-Dile (if you have), Tweezers (opt), Xyron 150 sticker maker (opt), Scor-pal (if you have), Liquid pearl - white opal (if you have), Liquid pearl - Rouge (if you have), Coin envelope template

I'll show some sneak peaks throughout the week.

Friday, October 21, 2011

November Tea Swap - Open Call and Spider Slider Card From Colleen

This spider slider card was created by Colleen. The technique is really cool! The spider slides from side to side and I can see she used two pennies.

She also sent tea and this great stamp!!! Every time I use it, I'll think of her! She is a special friend!

Colleen was my partner for October's Tea swap so if you are interested . . .

Open call for November's Tea Swap!!
Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by November 7.

Optional Card Theme: Fall/Thanksgiving Colors: orange, red, brown
Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than October 23

Send me an email SUBJECT: TEA SWAP with
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 international or US ONLY

I will send a group email with the partner list by October 25. Teas must be mailed out by November 7.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

I've been busy creating Christmas Tags for next week's class so there hasn't been any posts from me this week. I'll post as soon as they are done.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween in the Air

So this is the cool Recollections Halloween banner kit.  Super easy, super quick!
Enjoy!  Karen.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Mini-Book

I was in the mood to do a Halloween mini-book so here it is (now to get Linz to come up with photos!).  Most of the papers are Theresa Collins, with embellishments by Recollections, Jolees, T.Collins and a few others.

Enjoy!   Karen

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Are you working tonight?

"Are you working tonite?" My little one asks. Usually "working" at night means preparing for a class or thinking of a project for class. But tonight, no, I am just clearing up some scraps of white embossing paper, green and red cardstock. These christmas tags were made using one of my favorite quickutz dies, punches, buttons, beads, eyelets and the nestibilities dies. The 6 tags were completed with very little thinking and were done so fast . . . I'm off to see what else I can do with things laying on my desk.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Handmade Stamped Washi Tape

Papertrey Ink had a video on making Washi Tape, recommended by a friend :o) so I decided to try it. What a cool, quick and easy technique! Too bad I don't have any background stamps. But here is what I did from an old mish-mash, unknown acrylic stamp.

Reminds me of the handmade tapa cloth we made in elementary school. I stamped and inked the edges of my tape with Tim Holtz Walnut ink, PaperTrey cup diecut, Cricut Sunflower diecut, Stampin Up stamp and gold string.

Check out the video. It's fun to learn new things!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Coin Envelope Mini Album - A Class

At Last!!! I heard from a couple of you wondering if I was taking an extended vacation (LOL!). Thank you for your concern!! I just haven't been motivated to create anything and I think it's because my crafting area is a mess and I was enjoying the extra week break :o)

Coin Envelope Mini Album

We will be using Core`dinations cardstock, Glitter Mist (w/mica powder), the dimensional Liquid Pearls, Sizzix/Hero Arts' new Stamp and Die-cut, Hot Off the Press' Artful Collection acrylic stamps, and APS' Coin Envelope Diecut

I've finally finished the sample class project for next Thursday's class. It should be up at APS tomorrow.

The class is scheduled for October 13, from 6:30p to 8:30p. Cost is $20. Please bring the following supplies to class:

Paper trimmer
adhesive – tape & liquid (Aleene’s Tacky Glue Recomm.)
Brown Ink – Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Recomm.
Blending Tool or sponge applicator - Tim Holtz Blending Tool Recomm.
Corner rounder
Scoring device (i.e. Scor-pal or bone)
Sanding block – Tim Holtz' brand Recomm.
Piercing tool