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Friday, June 22, 2012

Year of Cards (Gratitude) - Sneak Peek #5

Here is the last sneak peak and the LONG list of supplies to bring to class:

scissors, papertrimmer, pencil, eraser, dark brown ink pen, adhesive (glue and tape), Tim Holtz Vintage Phtoo, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, some daubbers (or sponge), Glossy Accents, Ruler with Horizontal lines, Crystal Stickles, Buttercup and Bisque Liquid Pearls, pop dots, sanding block (if you have), and tweezers

Class is scheduled for next week Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30p to 8:30p.  Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Year of Cards (Gratitude) - Sneak Peak #4

One plumeria,
Three plumeria.
I couldn't decide.
This is Sneak Peak #4.
Yes, this card is not one that was created before, even though this is a repeat class.  I couldn't resist adding something new :o)
Tomorrow I'll post the supplies you need to bring to class which is scheduled for June 27. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Year of Cards (Gratitude) - Sneak Peak #3

"Petroglyph Paddler" by A Place in Time
Paper by Anna Griffith

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Year of Cards (Gratitude) - Sneak Peak #2

"Plumera" and "Thank You" by A Place in Time

Monday, June 18, 2012

Year of Cards (Gratitude) - Sneak Peak #1

I received a special request to repeat the Year of Cards - Gratitude class I did last year. 
Since the paper from last year is no longer available, the projects will not be exactly the same.

Here's the first sneak peak
And the inside of the card.

Stencils:  Hibiscus Group of 3, Hawn Slippahs, and Mahalo stamp by APT.

Class is scheduled for June 27, 6:30p to 8:30p
Cost:  $20
I will be posting the supplies to bring to class.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tea for Two {from Gail} and OPEN CALL

 This beautiful handmade tea card, goodies and tea bags are from my July Tea Swap Partner, the talented Gail who lives in California.  I love the embossing on the pretty tea cup and saucer.  She gave me 2 Earl Grey Tea Bags, a little notebook, a matching purple bling and a Watermelon Mint Tea to make ice tea!!!  I think I'll make that one now.

Thanks, Gail, for being a great partner!

Wanna join in on the fun??!!!
 Open call for July Tea Swap!!
 Requirements: 2 tea bags in a handmade card mailed to your partner by July 8.
Optional Card Theme:   "Hello, Summer!" (any interpretation you wish) Optional colors:  Yellow, Green and Blue.  Card can be blank OR you can write a note in it. Your choice!

If you are interested, email me no later than June 22
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 June 25. Teas must be mailed out by July 8.

Drop me a line today if you are interested!

Responsible swappers only, PLEASE!

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Great Day for Scrapping!!!

Scrapbooking, that is.  I actually finished 3 layouts today and totally enjoyed the process:

Layout #1  Playing catch up on the boys' school album.  The stamped image (journaling area) is by Hero Arts, "Ledger".  Once #1 son's grades come in, I'll use the old fashion typewriter to list his classes and his grades.  He's been on the President's list for several years now!! :o)  Paper by CTMH Majestic Blue, Sizzix letters and Cricut stars and applies.

Layout #2  This is #2 son's Spring Picture from last year.  I'm not sure yet what I am going to put in the journaling block.  Maybe his likes and dislikes.  Paper by Sweetwater. Mad About Plaid.

Fun layout using Pebbles Inc., So Tweet Collection

We then headed out to enjoy the sun and surf at Kailua Beach.

What a WONDERFUL day!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Prototype library pocket/gift card holder

I wish I took a picture of this unfinished.  If I am not sure how something will turn out I will create it on whatever paper is laying around.

This WAS a prototype of the pocket card/gift card holder class I taught earlier this month.

I mean it was really plain with no embellishments or anything, just the guts!
Here is the one I taught in class.
You can see the resemblance. I was going to throw it away but decided it was still useable :o)
I added all the embellishments and handstitching
 Which one do you prefer? 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

My New Personalized Stamp

I created and had this stamp design made.  I LOVE how it turned out!! 
 It is the perfect size (about one inch wide and 1.5 inches tall.

If I want to, I can add a little blink inside the flower which is what I did above.  Actually, I added Liquid Pearls.  If you want to create your own personalized stamp, design an image and take it to a local stamp store.  I found the price to be much cheaper than ordering one of those pre-made images elsewhere.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Masculine Tea Swap Card

My tea swap partner this month is Ms. Gail Woo from California.  My handmade card incorporates the optional theme (masculine) and optional color combination (black, brown & beige).

This is the tea holder of my favorite Chai Tea.
I also included a special flavor from Lupicia!

Here is the inside of the holder
And the handmade masculine card. 
The inside is blank so that it can be used for any occasion.

I can't wait to see what Gail created for me.  She is a very talented person and always surprises me.