Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Last Field Trip

Yesterday I was a chaperone for Kaela's last field trip in high school. 

The Advanced Animation class went to a museum in Ft. Worth to see a Bugs Bunny exhibit.  The show was all about the creator and animators of the some of the most loved Looney Tunes  characters that we grew up watching.    

Then the kids wanted to "plank" on the steps.... need I say more?

It was a great day and I walked over 12,000 steps but also bittersweet because it is the last field trip I will join with this group of kids.  

Just one more month and then they will off to their grand adventures in college. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Workshop This Week

Do not forget that we are having the "Seaside" workshop
 this Thursday April 23, 2015.

This will be the last workshop of this catalog cycle.  

I will be posing the new workshop schedule and artwork in August. 

I can not wait to see you!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Craft Fair Saturday

Spring Craft Bazaar

Holy Covenant Methodist Church

Saturday 4-18-2015

  9am to 4pm (rain or shine)

1901 E. Peters Colony Road
Carrollton, Texas 75007

It is that time again.

I love working craft fairs because I get to meet so many different people and share my love of scrapbooking and card making.  If you have been to my booth before then you know that I take with me four tabletop card spinners full of cards to sell during the day.

Saturday my table will have:

Cards to sell @ $2.00 each
Catalogs to sell @ $3.00 each
Retired catalogs to give away (for artwork ideas)
Retired stamp sets to sell @ $5.00 each
A demo album with traditional and digital scrapbooking
Information about upcoming crops and workshops

Come by and see me - but also take time to shop the other vendors.  Craft fairs are wonderful places to find unique gifts for loved ones. 

I will also be donating a set of cards to Holy Covenant Methodist Church to use for a door prize.

My donation will have these brand new cards from the Blossom Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kit (G1095) plus a bonus card.  Each Vendor table donated a door prize so there will be many different items up for grabs all day long.

I plan on having a blast! Will I see you there?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Frosted Birthday

There comes a point in every scrapbookers life when you realize that you are hoarding some sort of paper.  I am really good at using my paper packs in an almost timely fashion but there is one category of paper that I have a rather large stash of:

Christmas Paper Packs

Don't laugh!

The CTMH Christmas packs are alway so pretty that I almost can not cut them.  Or I love them so much that I cut them but buy multipacks of the same paper so I will not run out.  I have been trying to use up some of my Christmas paper making Christmas cards to add to my card racks and sell at the Craft Fairs that I love to work but there is this one .... paper....FROSTED.... 

Don't ask how much I bought just know that I need to use it.  So I was searching my How To Books and found a pattern in the Make It From Your Heart Vol 2.

This is Pattern 28 on page 46.  The only changes I make was the pearls.  This is Christmas paper, but would you ever guess?

Here is the supply list of what I used:

4¼" x 5½" Happy Birthday Card Make It from Your Heart® Vol. 2 

D1536 My Acrylix® Perfect Fit—Frames 2 
D1560 My Acrylix® Holiday Tags 
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet 
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
 X5930 Slate Cardstock 
1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock 
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad 
Z2130 Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
 Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad 
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim 
Z1806 Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (I used Pearls)
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch -on the while supplies last list
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection Cricut® Shape: 
Artiste 2" Shift+3D Object (p. 80)

There is a lot of retired product in this list so you will not be able to copy it exactly but you could look at the list, check your stash and come up with a different look with the same pattern. 

Since I am working on re-stocking my card racks for my craft fair in Carrollton next Saturday I made a set of 16 cards with this pattern. 

 What a great way to use up some of my paper stash.

But sometimes...when I open my monthly CTMH box,
I think I see this over my shoulder.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Get Well Card

After making the set of thank you cards for Kaela's Advanced Animation Teacher, Mrs. Adams I was still in a card making mood.

  I kept looking at the pattern I was using when I started flipping through the Make It from Your Heart Vol. 1 booklet. 

 Pattern 21 caught my eye.

I love the colors of this card and wanted to duplicate them.  I pulled out my Yuletide Carol paper pack because I knew there was a B&T sheet that would be perfect as the background of the card and go with the Ruby and Black color scheme.  

I changed the original stamp "Family" to the tree image and added the "get well" sentiment.  The original paper rose was changed to the metal accent.   I really, really like how this card turned out. 

 I made a set of 16 cards:

5 - send to family
6- personal stash
5- card racks to sell

I wonder what else I can come up with? I guess I will go get a cup of coffee and be on the look out for my next card to make.