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Pretty Flowers Photoplay Class

Hi Angels!

We have finally made it to the final pictures for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Cardmaking Event from last weekend.

Photoplay designed an exclusive flower set for the event and I made these pretty floral cards.

We added swashes of watercolor to some watercolor paper & diecut several flowers from the colors we chose. I also die cut flowers out of patterned & solid cardstock scraps and added stamped centers & words. Since I had several extra watercolor flowers, I opted to make my last card with them instead of stamping a background. I think the black & white polka dots sets them off nicely.

All the classes were so much fun and I can’t wait for the October event.

In the end I created 40 cards from the kits & sponsor products. Here’s a look at all of them together.

These cards are sure to bring lots of smiles when I send them out.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying an evening with our granddaughters.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Hummingbird Beauty

Hi Angels!

I had a quick mini class today recreating the bunny card from a week or so ago. Lots of fun visiting.

Hero Arts taught us a class on Sunday with the Color Layering Hummingbird set & their Reactive Ink.

They all came out so different & beautiful. The first card we did a “batik” to the background, very easy. The second card we just did a direct to paper background and the final card is a watercolor wash after smooshing the ink on some acetate. The bird & flower on the final card are watercolored with the ink too. Inks that work in a variety of ways keep creating interesting.

One more class to share from last weekend’s event.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Fun Birthday Card with Cathy Z

Hi Angels!

I have officially completed all my cards from the weekend & got a bit of organizing done today too.

Our first class on Sunday morning was with Cathy Zielske and Your Next Stamp with a fun birthday set. I had stamped/embossed a few extra images so decided to make a double set.

These cards feature alcohol ink markers & color blending with distress oxides. Love clean & simple design. I added a bit more texture with some embossing folders.

Just a couple more classes to post. I guess I’d better get busy on some new projects.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Pinkfresh

Layering Stencil Fun with PinkFresh

Hi Angels!

Allergy & asthma season are in full swing for me especially with the Bradford pear trees blooming, ugh!

Fortunately I can hide out in my studio quite a bit.

Today I am sharing the extra lesson from Sunday’s class schedule. I fell in love with the Pinkfresh layering stencils at last months Brutus Monroe event so was thrilled to learn I’d get another lesson with Crop & Create.

These came out gorgeous! This is the Seamless Floral Panel set and is so much fun.

If you notice the Hugs card’s letters are cut from the same stenciled pattern. The Blessings card on the bottom had a boo-boo when I lost track of the stencil placement so I trimmed it down & used what I trimmed to create the lettering for “hugs”. There are no mistakes only creative detours.

Thanks for checking out my creations.

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes

Kindness & Cake

Hi Angels!

We had a couple of extra make & take type lessons over the weekend retreat. Here are 2 of my extra creations.

This is an Angie Blom Digital Design. Angie did a lot of design for Unity Stamp Co’s stamp line and then branched out into digital. I have always loved her “girl” designs & have several stamps but this is my first of her digital designs. It is watercolored with Koi Watercolors.

Then Honey Bee Stamps created a special exclusive birthday stamp for SCT’s 15th birthday celebration. For this card I used my small selection of alcohol ink markers. Your next stamp included a Birthday Girl paper pad for one of our classes so I grabbed one design to use for the background.

Today was an errand day so I didn’t get to finish my last 2 cards from the weekend but I did emboss & prep some more Taylored Expressions Sentiment Strips so I have enough variety on hand. Plus one is planned for one of my remaining cards. If you haven’t checked them out, you should. They are handy to have on hand for quick cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Classes

Roller Coaster Fun

Hi Angels!

Since we were working on the 12 X 12 Spring Frame Class today, I only got 2 more cards from the last Crop & Create class finished up. I’m determined to complete all the projects because I still haven’t finished my mini album from last month’s Brutus Monroe retreat.

Our 3rd class was with Lawn Fawn. I only own a couple of Lawn Fawn items so it was fun to play with the Coaster Critters set.

These are so cute but all the little pieces & critters are a lot of work. I haven’t made an interactive slider card in awhile so it’s always good to refresh your skills. These cards are sure to delight whoever receives them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Art Inspiration, Cards

Crop & Create Day 2

Hi Angels!

Whew! 20 cards made today!

I will share them over the next week or so by class or project.

Class #1 today was with Gina K Designs and featured one of their new layering stencils and coordinating stamp & die set.

Layering stencils are fun & versatile. The dies in this set will cut some of the stenciled images. The 3rd card is made with the stamp set except the die cut Hello. I am definitely growing my layering stencil collection.

Off to bed, it’s another long day tomorrow & I will have to go back & catch up with the Bible Journaling retreat classes next week. Double retreats means double the classes.

Thanks for popping in!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Tips

Crop & Create Day 1

Hi Angels!

Boy has it been a busy day. Lots of learning and creating. I started 5 cards, completed 2, prepped more kits for classes and got 2 Bible Journaling projects done.

I will be posting over the next week or so as there will be tons of creating going on this weekend.

Today Crop & Create was market place, happy hour kick-off and a card design by Cathy Zielske. There were a couple of lessons during the market place time. I played with some more foiling, and created a quick heart card.

Here is my Cathy Zielske Clean & Simple Rainbow and my Heart card.

For the rainbow I successfully learned the Press & Seal technique. I had tried it once before but wasn’t successful. I also averted a disaster with my rainbow. I went to add Nuvo Glimmer Gloss to my clouds, the barrel popped open & dropped a puddle of sparkle on my rainbow. I grabbed a brush and spread the sparkle over the rainbow & the clouds. No mistakes, just creative detours.

The hearts have a fun pop element to them but will flatten for easy mailing. Quick and easy & using more of the Heidi Swapp paper pad we received.

Off to get some rest. Thanks for checking in.

Art Inspiration, Cards, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

Bright Day

Hi Angels!

I’ve been laying low most of the day with a migraine due to the weather going through but I still got some organizing done in the studio and prep work for my weekend classes.

While I was prepping with the Scrapbook & Cards Today Rainbow stamp & die set exclusive to our weekend, I made this card.

We received the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things 6 x 6 paper pad with our sponsor goodies, so I pulled the background paper from that pad. I die cut out a variety of the 2 smallest bows from the rainbow dies to create the border & pulled the sentiment from the matching stamp set.

Easy and sure to bring a smile when received.

Thanks for popping in!