Saturday, August 23, 2014

Stamp-a-Faire 2014

What a long exhausting fun filled day!  My friend Holly joined me this year and we started bright and early!  Lots of cards were made, a few challenges were skipped because we were not interested in the cards.  The ones I decided to do are here.  Ready to go! (there is my friend Joe trying to fix my little tape runner)


Katie and Holly are ready!

































































































Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Getting ready for Stamp-a-faire 2014

Gathering my supplies, planning my day, got my friend Holly also coming, and my stepdaughter Katie too.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #1: Restocking the Shelves

It has been a while since I took the time to photograph any of my cards.  I dont have an area set up any more to take the photos, so please bear with me on the photographic style here. 

I love the PTI embroidery stamp set.   I used PTI inks but random cardstock I had.  Embellished with some pearls.  I couldn't get a good photo of this one.
This one was an experiment with Dazzle Versamark ink and a bunch of snowflakes, then a gold marker pen and the PTI thank you stamp.
This one is just a simple repeat of a little flower from Stampin up with a bunch of PTI colored stamps and a Tiny Tags thank you stamp.
  I used Memento for the black, and the snowman I used colored pencils and gamsol.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Make It Monday #139: Stamped Square Frames

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2013/11/make-it-monday-139-stamped-square-frames.html

Wow I have many PTI stamps but not a one with any kind of straight line.  This one is the closest I have, from Out on a Limb set.  I used the greeting and other little tree from Autumn Hills.

All PTI inks.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Terribly Lax in posting

Hi all, I have just been horrible at taking any photos of my cards lately.  Honestly its a pain in the but to post photos.  Nothing has really been super crazy unique or special and have not had the motivation to do any challenges nor contests.  I have been sending my Grandmother in the nursing home a card every week so am still crafting all the time, plus going monthly to Stampin up card classes, as well as the occasional Archivers card class.  I recently did their 12 tiny tags class and it was so much fun!  I am making the little mittens for my tags for Christmas this year.  As soon as I figure out how to fix it so the photos upload easier I will try to post more.

Friday, May 3, 2013

PTI 114

Papertrey Hawaiian Shores card base and white card stock, PTI stamp.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

PaperTrey Freebies cards

I got creative with the printables  and made three

This both are entirely PTI products

Melon Berry patterned paper, PTI white cardstock, PTI Tag-its #4 stamp with Hawaiian shores ink

Melon Berry Patterned and plain papers, PTI white card stock, Kraft ribbon


This one has PTI Raspberry Fizz ribbon



Friday, January 11, 2013

Sympathy Cards

I took a break from card making but after a class I am ready to get back into it.  I got an order from Papertrey Ink and had to use my stuff!  This is the new PTI Heart 2 Heart  #10 set.  I got the dies that go with it too.  I used various papers I had, PTI smokey shadow and raspberry fizz inks, washi tape (wow I really need more) and gems I had.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Copic Certification Classes complete!

Wow what an extraordinarily busy two days!  I attended the Copic Standard and Intermediate classes this past week and wow it was hard but it was also fun.  I met a lot of really great people including our instructor Colleen Schaan.

Friday was the Standard Cert class.  This class has more lecture than coloring, but we still got to try several things.  Some of these are rather boring without context but it gives you an idea of the stuff we did.  We did some blending and some experimentation with the colorless blender here:

Then Saturday, an extra long day, was the Intermediate.  Wow I have to say, if you are not familiar with Copics, and have not either done Colleen Schaan's books, this class could be overwhelming.  There were a few concepts that were difficult, especially people, for me, but now I know what I need more work on.  Here is some of the work I did for that class.  There is a great section on trees, which nature really is more of what I like to color, we did some work on faces, and hair which you can also see below, and then a lighting one with the candle.
And then the last two hours of class we spent coloring our final project.  This lovely lilac:

I think it turned out great!  The scanner just doesn't do it justice.