Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day Four

It's me again. I bet you are all shocked, since I have never posted this often :-)

On day four of Card Camp, Kristina Werner taught us all about balance. She has some really great card sketches and I'm going to try the others later. The sketch I picked was radial balance. As soon as I saw it, I knew what I was going to do. The doily card and circle sentiment are from the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The paper is from Bazzill and Basic Grey. The flowers and ribbon are some that I've had in my stash for quite awhile. The brad is from Making Memories.

See you tomorrow with another card.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Today's Card

Hi - it is day three of the Summer Card Camp. Today several guest designers showed off their wonderful cards using the color palette for this week.

Here is my card. I thought I would keep it simple. 

See you tomorrow with another card.

Papers: Bella Boulevard (orange) and unknown (blues), Bazzill
Ribbon: Target Dollar Spot
Button: JoAnn's 
Bakers Twine: We R Memory Keepers
Punches: EK Success

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011 Day Two

It is day 2 of the Summer Card Camp. Today's class was a window card based on a video from Jennifer McGuire. She showed us lots of new techniques to create our cards.

After a slow start, I think my recycling bag is full of my rejected ideas, I came up with this card. Jennifer's card had a large stamped flower that she colored with markers. Well, I have small flower stamps and my markers didn't work very well (I guess I need some new ones).  So I had to come up with another idea.

Here is what I did: I stamped my little flowers with a VersaMark Watermark stamp pad and then embossed them with Zing embossing powder. I hung them inside the window with thread and then backed them with a piece of transparency so they wouldn't flip around. I drew dots around the window with my Signo pen and added some bakers twine to the sentiment. 

The papers are from Basic Grey and Bazzill. The stamps are from Lawn Fawn.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow's class will bring.

July Cricut Class

In the better late than never category... here are the cards for the July Cricut Classes at Craft Fancy.

I decided to go with a summery theme this month. Hopefully we will be getting some summer weather soon!

First up is a bowl of strawberries from the Simply Charmed cartridge. Don't they look good enough to eat? Other cartridges used on this card are Lacy Labels and Plantin Schoolbook.

This beautiful bird is from the Florals Embellished card. All of the images on this cartridge have multiple layers and are so pretty.  The green background was cut using Lacy Labels.

How about a trip to the beach? Our beachy scene is made with the Summer Fun, Simply Charmed and Everyday Pop Up Cards cartridges.

Next up we have some colorful butterflies. While I like all the layers on the other cards, sometimes a simple, colorful card is just the thing for a Thank You card.

Craft Fancy is celebrating Christmas in July, so this last card is a holiday one. The cute little birdhouse is from the Winter Frolic cartridge.

Hope to see you in one of the classes in July!

Edited to Add:

I forgot to tell you about a give away I'm having for my students in July and August.  I have an extra Mickey and Friends cartridge and would like to give it to one of my student. So if you are in one of my classes in July and August, you have a chance to win this cartridge.  Good luck!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011

I'm excited about taking this class:

Here is my first card for the class. I really like the color combination. I can't find the name of the company that made the blue pattern paper. The pink paper is from Basic Grey, the orange dot paper is from BoBunny and the cardstock is from Bazzill. I used the Hero Arts Friendship Definition stamp and the Thanks stamp is Lawn Fawn's Sophie's Sentiments. I also used the Paisley Cricut Cartridge to cut the butterfly.

I'm excited to see what tomorrow's color combination will be.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

April & May Socks

As you might remember (or not) from a previous post, I'm participating in the Skacel 20 Years of Trekking Knit Along. Six projects over six months with a new clue every week.

I finally finished the April socks, sort of. I have one finished (although it was too late for the contest) and the other one almost finished. I had a hard time with these socks, mainly because we were on the epic vacation and I didn't have as much knitting time as I thought I would. I wasn't real fond of the pattern either, for some reason I couldn't memorize this one. Anyway I decided to make them for Melissa because she liked the pattern and her feet are smaller than mine, so less knitting was needed. So here April's sock "Cranked". Hopefully she will get the other one before winter returns.

The socks for May is called Lacery and has a really pretty lace pattern up the front and a ribbed lace on the back. I really like these socks, especially the little ruffled edge along the top. I'm really tempted to knit these again in a solid color and run the lace pattern up the back of the sock too. The only bad thing about knitting wool socks in the spring/summer, is it is too warm to wear them.

The socks for May are called Flutter and they have cute little butterflies all over them. The yarn is a pretty rose color and is part bamboo so they will be really soft and cozy. These will be for my sister as they are anklets and I can't wear them, for some reason they make my ankles hurt. Weird I know, but it is what it is. I will definitely be making a regular length pair for myself. Pictures to follow as soon as they are finished.

I've really enjoyed the knit along, but am really looking forward to knitting something besides socks for a while. I have a Central Park Hoodie (a sweater) and a scarf calling my name.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Cricut Classes

Sorry for the delay in getting these posted. I didn't finish them until Friday and then forgot to post them! Oops.

Anyway, here are the cards for the June classes. They are all Birthday cards.

One Year Older - A pretty Birthday cake from Celebrate with Flourish. The sentiment is from Wrap It Up.

Next is a cute little bird from Straight from the Nest to wish you a Happy Birdie Day. The balloon is from Stretch Your Imagination.

Next up is a Happy Birthday Wish from Country Life and Plantin Schoolbook.

Next we have balloons, gifts and a cake from Stretch Your Imagination.

The last card is a mystery. I was still trying to decide what to make when time ran out. So what will the mystery card be. Will I design one or let my students design one? You will have to come to class to find out! (If it is one I design, it will probably be from Create a Critter or Walk in My Garden.)

See you in class!