Monday, September 12, 2016

September Constant Campaign... Create Kindness Card Kit



I am so excited about this amazing special!!  It's so much fun!!  


and when you order the whole kit and caboodle through me, you will get the extra papers to make these cards!  

The Kit includes:
2x2 acrylic block
8 "M" sized stamps
Mini Archival Ink Pad
24 Cards Bases
24 Circles
24 Envelopes
The Mini Stamp Organizer

And it's a great value with 15% off the retail value for just $46.95!!

Get yours today!! Or contact me to place your order!

DB~

PS special thanks to Aaron Brown for sharing her creative juices!!




September Shoebox Cards

Hi everyone!!  Wow!  Did we ever have fun Tuesday night!!  Lots of great cards!  (we missed a couple of our regulars though and hope they will be back next month!! Kathy and Shannon)

Here's my card for this month!  It was inspired by designs by Marguerite!  I have been wanting to do this card for a long time!!  lots of little details... thinking of you is heat embossed and really makes the greeting pop!  Also there are little holes around the end of the flower as well.  Love a monochromatic look!! 


Anita is always on the hunt for a Great Frank card and she made this one special just for me.  Love it!! Thanks for always making a Frank card!!


At club, we didn't make Frankie... but we did get to make Mrs. Frankie!!  What fun!  Anita loves the sun burst card and bought a die to make it faster simpler and easier.  She also taught us to use press and seal to help keep our projects together till we glued it.  What a clever idea!!



Julie always amazes us with her cards.. this one had a great folding technique ... we cut the paper in the shape of a diamond and then scored at 1/2,1.5, 2,3,3.5,4.5,5,6,6.5,7.5,8,9,9.5,and 10.5. fold from the middle out.  Put glue on the back only... and then add greeting.  This was a super fun card Julie!! 


Lori has been teaching us great cards with great techniques... this one had an embossed back ground with anchors.  We stamped the lighthouse and the birds, then used a red pencil to color the door and then used sponges for the water, beach and sky.  Lovely card Lori!


Melani picked purple because Julie and Roxxy love purple!  We chose three flowers , added the fun Hello greeting and embellished with buttons from Melani's "Whitish Button Collection"!!  Apparently, she has quite a collection and a box for every color of buttons! oh my!!  What a quick and fun card, Melani!!


Roxxy's Sandpiper card was a big hit!!  We all oohed and aahed over the marbled paper!!  we also used the blender pen and ink to add the water and a touch of yellow on the grass to bring it to life.  Nice elegant card Roxxy!!


It was a fun night and the cards were awesome!  Can't wait till next month!!  Our next class will be Tuesday October 4th at 7:00 PM!!  See you then!!

DB~

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Florence workshop

These are the layouts we did with Florence!!

This first one is the Hostess Club layout featuring the bulk paper!!  We also used the hello thin cuts as well!!  What fun!!  It's a super cut layout for almost any occasion!!


Here's the first layout... and it's based on a layout from pinterest scrapbook generations. The colors in this kit are so vibrant and fun!!  The die-cuts have a little bit of rose color to them and so does the shiny tape... it just makes a nice finish to the pages.


This layout is based on the CTMH's WYW.  
We edged the white pieces to help them stand out a bit.  
The blue print is so pretty!!


This layout was inspired by Chris Robertson... my favorite part is the tabs going across the top.  We also used a couple of the PML cards when decorating this page!!


The next hostess club will be Tuesday September 13th and we will be creating with the Magical kit!! Come join us for a night of fun!  Doors open at 5:00 pm!!  see you then!!

D~

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!!

(open)

 closed!!

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.