Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Some Our Daily Bread cards

Hi everyone,

I thought I'd pop by today to share some cards I made last month at the craft retreat I went to Cincinnati. Jana Millen was sweet enough to let me borrow some of her "Our Daily Bread Designs" stamps: Scripture Collections 1 and Scripture Series 1. I really do need to add these to my own collection of stamps. I LOVE the messages and have been needing to send out some extra special cards the past few weeks. The sentiments in these set were perfect.

Here are the cards I made:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More project

Hi everyone,

I'm back to a share a project of mine that's in the current issue of Holiday Cards & More by Paper Crafts. I'm still waiting (impatiently) for my copy to come in the mail as I have 5 projects in this one (a record for me)! :)

Anyways, here's the one I decided to share:

The case insert is made with Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink stamps, Echo Park and Papertrey Ink papers and my beloved Sizzix snowflake die. My initial thoughts for the CD itself were to use Staz-on ink with the Hero Arts snowflake stamps on a regular CD. I really wanted to use blue ink and only had white and black Staz-on. Going through our office supplies I came across some printable CDs and thought I'd give inking on one a try with regular (chalk) ink. It worked!

Hope you all have a great day and enjoyable weekend! My kids are at the in-laws today and I'm trying to take advantage of it and get a little touch up painting done around here.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Christmas Cards!

Pooping in REAL quick to share a couple of cards I made for the current Hero Arts challenge (focusing on Christmas cards).

Hero Arts: Envelop Pattern, Old Letter Writing, Holiday Sayings; Tree is a Silhouette shape; Buttons; PTI die

Hero Arts: Greatest Gift (LOVE this set!)

This it. Off to heat up leftovers for dinner and get us all out to watch my daughter's dance class. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giveaway Winners

Hi everyone,

I'm popping in to share the giveaway winners for Latrice Murphy's Handmade Holidays class. I'm getting excited and can't wait for this class to start! I used Random.org to pick my winners and came up with #8 and #13!

Here they are:

pegg said...
Sounds like a great class! I've been making some handmade animals for my new niece but honestly don't really know what I'm doing ! Would love to learn how to make some "real" goodies :)
Kimba's Kreations said...
These classes sound like a lot of fun! I would to win a spot in this class.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Merry Christmas Money Card

Hi everyone,

Popping in real quick to share a card I have in the December/November 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.

Here it is:

It was picked up for a section they did on using twine and I must say there are some AMAZING card in here!!!

I'll be back soon to share a project featured in Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More.
Off to start school. :)

See you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some exciting news!

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to pop in to share some exciting news. My dear friend, Latrice, has asked me to be part of her online class series...

Handmade Holidays is a class that is all about Doing it Yourself. You will learn how to create projects with varied difficulty from cards to a monogram wreath. We will focus on both Fall and Christmas holiday for our DIY projects. Lots of the items you will have on hand and a few you can find either online or at your local craft store. No worries though the class blog will be available to you for one year.

This class is taught by Latrice Murphy along with some great guest designers.

The Deets

Registration Dates: October 7-21, 2011

Class Dates: October 24- November 4, 2011

What are we making: We will complete 10 Fall and Christmas themed projects. Here is the full list of projects.

1. Cards using sketches (2)
2. Scrapbooking with sketches (2)
3. Holiday Wreath
4. Yearly ornament
5. Paper pom pom balls
6. Holiday odd and ends banner
7. Framed artwork with stitching
8. Ruffled pillow

Tutorials: Each day there will be a photo tutorial and we will also have 3 videos (Maybe more)

Flickr: We will have a flickr group set up in order to share our projects and to ask any questions during the class.

Supplies needed: Because there are 10 projects in this class the supply list is big, but most of the items you will have in your crafting stash or you can improvise. A quick trip to your local craft store and you’ll be set. You can also get most of the item online at eclectic Paperie. A full supply list will be given to all registered students on October 17th (One week before class starts)

Discount codes: Registered students will receive a special discount code to eclectic Paperie that is good through the entire month of November!

Prizes: There are prizes from May Arts, Penny Black and eclectic Paperie to be given!

Cost: $10 for students who sign up within the above registration dates! Whaaaaat! Yes…just $10! Individuals who sign up after the above date will pay $12...if you would like to register please go HERE to do so.

Latrice has also generously offered me to giveaway TWO spots in the classes. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Sunday October 16th at midnight EST for a chance to win a free spot.

I've been busy working on my card for the class and am quite excited to be part of this. It's going to be so much fun and I hope that you will join Latrice, myself and the rest of the guest designers.

Before I go I thought I'd share a picture and a card I made while at a scrap retreat just over a week ago. The room was full of talent with the likes of Jennifer McGuire, Jana Millen, Kathy Racoosin, Britta Swiderski, Deborah Nolan, Stephanie Klauck and many, many more fabulous ladies. We had so much fun, so much ice cream (and much to my surprise I got so much done)!

Here's one of the cards I made (for my husband's uncle). If you could keep him and his family in prayer I'd really appreciate it. Thanks. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fall Guest Designer

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that I have a card over at my sweet friend Michelle's blogs: Page Master Designs. She's posting fall and Halloween projects all month long. :)

I'll try and post something here soon. Still have to share about my fabulous weekend away last week but have had a busy and emotional week. If you could pray for Jack and his family I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi everyone!

Happy World Card Making Day!!! I hope you all have a chance to get crafty today! :) I've pre-scheduling this post as I'm in Cincinnati this weekend getting crafty with some of the most talented card makers ever! I'll be sure to post about it once I'm back home. :) Before I go here's a card I made recently for a Paper Crafts call that wasn't picked up. Not sure if you can see it in the picture but I added some Frosted Lace Stickles to the candle flames.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend...whether it includes pretty papers & stamps or not. :)