Friday, August 26, 2016

August Shoebox Cards

Here's my creation!!  It features the watercolor set and I used the big wide brush from CTMH's brush set!! Also used the new thin cuts.. hello and the heart thin cuts!!  

Anita showed us a fabulous watercolor technique... we used a craft mat and used a brush to apply paints that went along with our solid color, then put white cardstock over it and used that as the background for the butterflies... (that Anita pre-cut for us) and we could add texture if we wanted and then added our butterflies back in and embellished with coordinating gems and sequins.

Julie continues to amaze us with her creations!!  This card makes a box that holds notes, gift cards and or money!  Such fun colors too!!



Lori's lovely card is soft and sweet and a treat for anyone who would receive it!! I love all of the special touches... the doily, the center of the flower and the tiger eye gem and the greeting on the silverish paper!! Very elegant card!!

Melani had us going in circles with her card... she gave us scraps of papers and punches and this is what we created... One tip, punch the smaller circles first... What a great way to use scraps!!

Roxxy bright and fun card features a pop out cake!!  She gave us an insert so that we could us colored pencils to color the greeting, but I liked just the insert and so used that and some balloons to decorate!  What a surprise greeting!!

Shannon's sweet card fits in a #10 envelope and is a popsicle!!  we used a flower punch for the bite and added decorations.  What a great idea!!

Hope you can join us for September Shoebox cards... Tuesday September 6th at 7:00 pm!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Calypso Workshop

Calypso was one of my most favorite kits to work with!!  I love the bright colors and the patterns as well.  Here are the lovely creations featuring the Calypso Workshops your Way!!

This is the hostess club layout and it was inspired by Michelle Snyder.  

Here's the first layout and it's super fun and surely would emulate what Summer is all about!!

This layout was inspired by Tina Lovell!!  
I love the rainbow 4x6 card and how it is used on this layout!!

There are so many beautiful papers with this kit!  Here's another layout inspired by 
Tina Lovell and I love the brightness of this page!!

and this page is one of my favorites!!  it was inspired by Susan Williams and just oozes of summer!  I love the washi tape that comes with this kit!  

Hurry, there's still time to order this amazing pack!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

July ShoeboxCards

July Shoebox cards was a great night!!  What a fun way to spend a hot summer evening, but in a cool basement with several card making friends!!

This card is fun fun fun!! I love monochromatic cards!!  This one features the old fundamental paper pack and a simple stamp and some embellishment make this quick and easy too!!

Anita created this amazing get well card that fits a travel sized tissue container!!  
and it's so elegant and one would want to get sick just to get this cool card!!

Julie's project is an explosion card! (see both photos)

Here's the inside!! What fun!!

Kathy helped us to learn "Zen Doodling" using our initial.  She even helped us by drawing our letter if we wanted some help.  This took a little while, but it was kind of fun!!

Lori's card was this lovely Sympathy card.  
All of the layers made this card really stand out!  

Roxxy's card is a delightful window scene.  
A sweet card to send to a friend you have been thinking about. 

And Shannon showed us how fun it is to use watercolors... with an ombre effect
And what a fun stamp to use with it!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Urban Layouts

Urban was so much fun!! I loved the blues and browns and greens.  I also loved the ink blot stamp set as it was super fun to use with this kit!!

This is the hostess layout for Urban!!

Here is Theresa's version of the layout!!  with Pics!!  Nice  Job Theresa!!

Then here are the next two layouts. 
This first layout was inspired by Lauren Kelly!  It's a wonderful layout and really works this rustic feature of this kit.  Totally a different look than the first layout!

Theresa really liked the rustic barn/shed look and it's kind of fun!!
 Thanks Wendy Potts for the inspiration!!

And this last one is one of my favorites!!  I love the combination of 
the wooden background and the retro/urban papers! 

Join us for Hostess Club... we meet on the second Tuesday each month!!  Doors open at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

June Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone,

Here's the cards from June!!

I loved this card when I saw it and had to have the stamp set!!  Thanks to Shannon Buck for the inspiration!!

Anita's masculine birthday card was just delightful.  We also cut out the watch and then put some acetate over the watch to make it shiny like a real watch!!

Julie showed us how to make this fun card out of one 12x12.  I had a hard time lining up the punch, but loved the effect of the punch!! Very fun and loved the Uncle Sam hat!!

Lori is showing her love of bright colors with this very bright and springy card!!  Love that we built on an embossing folder!  Clever idea!!

Melani reminded us to use the stencils.. we traced the letters and then used markers to fill in rather than cutting out the letters.. which we all know is hard to do... especially on black!  And the baker's twine finished the card off nicely!

Shannon gave us supplies to do two cards!  What fun is this anchor card.  The embellishments made it very easy and quick to make these two cards!  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

May Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!

So excited to share this month's cards with you!!  They were so much fun!!

This fun card features the new calypso items in the Summer Seasonal Expressions!!
What's more fun than Flamingos in the summer... This card uses Tickled Pink Stamp set and the coordinating thin cuts as well as the Calypso Washi tape and Silver Shimmer trim.
Thanks to Valarie Ward for her inspiration from Pinterest!!

Julie always had a great idea to share with us!!  This time she taught us pocket cards... and in each card was a surprise!  What fun!!  And quick and easy too!!


Kathy was so excited to share with us her new punch Birds on a wire!  Aren't they just cute!!  She also gave us options of flower punches and butterfly punches and tried to teach us doodling on a plain white butterfly!  

Lori's sweet card featured coordinated layering, bright pink flowers with black dots and fun fun fun washi tape!  Side note... wait to adhere the white center till after the washi tape is applied... it's much easier!!  

Melani's Monogram card is quick and fun!!! One swirly stamp... with second and third generation stamping!!  Love the big letter!! Would work with stickers, cricut cut letters or even stamped and cut out letters!!  Great idea Melani!!

Roxxy was an overachiever and brought two cards...

Roxxy's card number one is a die cut flower and we wrapped string around it to look like a spirograph!!  Love this!!  And a circle message would be fun in here!!

And here's card number two... we sponged the yellow over a circle to leave it white (masking) and then stamped the image.. we also cut the image to make it look like a window. And the layering really makes this card so very nice!!  

We also had wonderful treats... Julie brought gummy hearts, and m&m's, Lori brought the most amazing macadamia nut cookies and Melani brought a whole box of treats!!  

We were certainly Sweeter after a night of cards!!  And missed a few of our regulars were missing and hope they can make it next month... 

Next Shoebox Cards will be Tuesday June 7th at 7:00 pm!!  See you there!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Georgie layouts

Hi Everyone!!

Well, we did the Georgie paper packet last week and why?  We are really not quite sure... since it's more a baby pack and we are mostly past that... 

But the colors are fun and so here are the layouts that we created... I opted to do less babylike layouts... but it would be quite easy to add baby embellishments and use the baby part of the paper to make it more baby-esque shall we say:)

Here's our hostess club layout... inspired by Lynn Como (avonlea)... just a very simple layout, easily embellished with stamps or stickers.  Add a little strip of glitter tape for a big impact.

This is my version of the corporate layout... I added a layer of slate behind the chevron paper... and my banner goes straight across the top.

This layout was inspired by Michelle Snyder (another Avonlea layout) and it was a lot of fun!!  

Here's the fourth layout we did!! it was inspired by Andrea Mitchell.  
Again, another quick layout... easily adaptable for baby.

Next hostess club is Tuesday May 10th... we will be doing Regatta!!

Next Crop will be Saturday May 21st... crop 9am to 9pm... $10 LMK if you plan to attend!!