Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday May 7th class samples

Hey everyone
Here I am again.   2 posts in one week?   pretty scarey huh? LOL    Well wanted to share the samples for next Tuesdays classes at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.   The theme for this class is flowers and butterflies.   2 mothers day cards, a floral inspirational card, and 2 butterfly cards.   If you wish to attend you can email me at to reserve your spot in class.  But I must hear from you by Sunday night May 5th to allow me enough time to prep everything.    Class includes 5 cards with envelopes, for $10.   You furnish scissors, adhesive to assemble your cards, and a bone folder.    I will supply everything else you need to complete these 5 cards-------------

this card is a case of one I saw somewhere online.
Unfortunately I do not know who the original was made by.

This is a side view of the filigree Hinged card.

this is a filigree hinged card.  
The technique was shown in a video on You Tube by Christina Griffiths.

Nicole Heady of PaperTrey Ink inspired this card.  
She did one very much like this using one of her designs.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Spring 10 for $10 class coming soon!`

That's right,  NEXT Saturday May 4th is the spring 10 for $10 card class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.   Class starts at 9:30 AM and we will be making 10 all occasion cards, including birthdays, get well, pet sympathy, and just because I care cards.    Due to the low cost of this class, there are no envelopes included.   But I will have some available for 7¢ each.   I must hear from you no later than Wednesday night, May 1st if you wish to attend this class so be sure to email me at  before then.  
And now here are the cards we will be making that day.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cards for Men class samples

Hey everyone
Happy Spring.    Yeah   we have 40 degrees here today with sunshine.  WOooohooooooo.    Gotta love that.   
My next class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd.   Morning class is at 9:30 AM,   evening class starts at 5:15 PM. 
We will be making cards for the male species this time.   We will do a sympathy card,  2 birthday cards, an anniversary card and the last one could be used different occasions.   
Here are the cards--------------

The cost is $10 for the 5 cards.    Everything is furnished including envelopes,  except tape and scissors which you must bring with you.   A bone folder is also helpful.  
If you wish to attend this class, all you have to do is contact me ( ) and tell me if you wish to attend in the morning or the evening.  I must know by Sunday evening
(Apr 21st) though so don't wait to reserve your spot in class. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Card Samples for Tues April 9th Cardmaking classes

Hey everyone
Time for a cardmaking class again------for days and times, check out the schedule on the right. 
The theme for this class is Spring Flowers.   It IS almost time for us to see blooms----actually I have had a few crocuses in the front flower bed the last week or so.   Most of these cards have been inspired by other stampers and where I knew who the designer was, I have given credit. 

The first card is a telescoping card.   I have been fascinated with this style of card for some time and was shocked to find out how easy they are to do.   Fun look don't you think?
The second card is a case of one I found while surfing the net.   Unfortunately I didn't mark down who had created it.   
The third card is an easel card.    I loved this style card the first time I laid eyes on it and this one was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest.   The original was done by  Diane Vander Galien and can be seen here    
and here is my version of it.    
The 4th card we will be doing was inspired by a friend, Kelly Acheson, who is a Stampin Up demonstrator.   I love the brown and turquoise combo she used and also the way she colored the flowers.    I am not sure but I THINK she used markers, I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen. 
and last, but not least the 5th card we will be doing is a dogwood branch.    I used Momento  markers and  a waterbrush filled with pearlex water.   I just filled the barrel of the brush about 2/3 full with water, then added  a couple small scoops (about 1/8 tsp each) of pearl ex into the barrel with the water.   Capped it and shook well to mix.   The pearly ex water gives a nice sheen to the flowers.   This idea was inspired by Jil at Stampyra.    I loved the way she colored the flowers in her card so did the same with mine.   I need LOTS of practice to make the flowers look as good as hers.  I do think I need some new markers, and will check into that before the class day.   I pretty much cased her card as I really liked the looks of it.