I am feeling pretty smug, after getting SIX Christmas cards assembled today, using this week's Freshly Made Sketch! And there's a seventh card sitting on my craft desk waiting to be assembled... They're all just variations on the same theme, but I used up these American Crafts papers that I've had for a number of years, so it feels good to use up some old stuff, too:
Friday, February 23, 2018
Hello! I am excited to share the first of four cards that I will be teaching in a class at The Workshop in Stouffville, Ontario. The class will be featuring the Art Impressions watercolour stamps that Sheri carries at the store. I've been using them for years, and they're a fun way to quickly put an amazing looking watercolour scene together to use on a card. There are two classes, Tuesday, April 17th 7-10pm, or if you prefer: Friday, April 20th 1-4pm. All the details are here. Here is the first card using Garden Wagon Mini Set, and the Flower & Foliage sets:
Thursday, February 22, 2018
I'm back with another Girlfriends card, but this week I've got three cards to share using the BFF's which are sort-of the younger version of the Ai Girlfriends. Here is the first on using Texting BFF's:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Ai Girlfriends stamps were what attracted me to Art Impressions a number of years ago - and that hasn't changed. I love all the goofy images and great sayings that come with them. Here is another card using the Lawn Fawn "Chill" Plaid papers that I love, and LOL Girlfriends:
Sunday, February 18, 2018
I am using one of my favourite male stamps... this is Gordon Golfer from Art Impressions. My papers are the fun "Chill" plaids from Lawn Fawn, and I added a little zigzag stitching with my sewing machine. I fussy cut Gordon out and mounted him & the sentiment with pop dots. I love when I can add a masculine card to my stash!
Monday, February 12, 2018
I made up a couple of Valentines for my family this weekend... I pulled out some bright papers to put a couple of fun cards together. The first one is also using the Fusion Card Challenge sketch & inspiration photo:
Patterned papers are Let's Polka in the Meadow by Lawn Fawn; Heart dies are Wavy Hearts by Verve; Chocolate word die by Verve; Stitched Circle & Square STAX dies; Stamp sets are Better Together & Chocolate by Verve; Happy Valentine's Day sentiment is Art Impressions. Inks are Glacier by CTMH & Cocoa by Memento; Gold cardstock & sequins are CTMH.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
I am sharing two of the cards that I made for Art Impressions to take to Creativation in January... using the fun Sham-rocks (Sku #5006) acrylic clear set. I think these were my first ever St. Patrick's Day cards! And they were fun to plan - I got creative with my stacked circle dies to cut out a rainbow, and painted about six different watercolour backgrounds before settling on the one that I used: