Sunday, February 9, 2020

February Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone, 

It's been a while!  Hoping to catch up... or at least keep up going forward.

Here's our Shoebox cards for February!  

This masculineish card was inspired by Stampin' Pretty.  It was fun to make this card with glitter and bits of red glitter paper.  The red heart is stamped on the black heart and the red heart in the greeting is colored in with a marker.

Anita's creation is a fun 4x4  with a gem to do a pop up to hold the greeting.  The pastel colors makes this card so soft and sweet.  A wonderful card for anyone!!

Here's the open card.  Anita also colored the gem with alcohol markers!  Love it!!

Beth's card is a shaker card!!  We embossed the wooden paper and it embossed the paper and cut the paper at the same time.  We added some brown ink to enhance the embossed images.  She had also pre embossed the thicker sticker paper and taught us step by step how to do this process.  We took the back sticky paper off and stuck it to the blue cardstock, then added the confetti and coffee beans, carefully as they stick to the top sticker, then took of the top sticker paper and aligned the sticker sheet.  We did some trimming as well. Wow!  What a fun Card!!

Julie's card was really fun to do... there were two parts, 3x6.75 and 5.5x6.75, scored at both scored at one inch and two inches, but they are reversed when you put them together.  when the card is folded up, the pop up is hidden.  Glue the left most fold of the smaller section the the left side of the big card.  Then glue the right part of the greeting to the right folded part of the card!  It's darling and makes me smile!

Melani's creation was a slide card! We used thick foam tape cut into strips... four pieces at the top and the bottom and on either side of the slide, giving plenty of room to slide.  The big heart is cut in half and adhered to the edge of the gutter.  cut the gutter (1/2 inch), about 1 inch from each end from the left.snip the ends (Right side can be rounded).  Also cut a vertical slit at the left end for the slider to slip through.  Make sure the message is readable and further to the right.  add a smaller heart to the exposed part of the slider (3/4 of an inch by about 5... will need to be trimmed) close the slider and add the matching heart half to dimensional tape to the slider.  add the paper to the front of the card.  This was a fun card to make!!  love the fun glitter hearts!!

Open Slider.

Pam's lovely Asian inspired card with fun folds.  We are pretty good at folding the corners!  The Kimono is my favorite one so far!  The kimono was slit to add the belt and so was the bottom of the kimono, to show off the under piece.  

We missed a few of our regulars.  Our prayers are with Roxxy at this time.

Come and play night will be Tuesday, February 18 and the next shoebox card night will be Tuesday March 3.  

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

July Hostess Club

Hi Everyone!  Here are the creations from the July Hostess Club featuring True Love Workshop. 

This the hostess Club layout using the Floral thin cuts.  It's a very simple layout, and the flowers added a bunch of fun!  The words Enjoy Life are cut using the Alphabet thin cuts.

The first layout was inspired by Lynn Como.  It's great that this kit that was designed to be a wedding kit, is easily adapted for other purposes.  This layout celebrates friendship!!

Another layout inspired by Lynn Como!!  This is one of my favorite layout!!  I love the stamped sentiment and also the letters for family were cut out using the letters thin cuts.  Lovely layout!!

Here's yet another layout inspired by Lynn Como.  This would be a great page for a sweet little girl. This uses lots of cut outs from the bonus page!  

This layout was inspired by Jaime Llewellyn and was a quick layout.  It used a few things from the cut out paper and the sweet hint of green is a zip strip!  

Join us for another hostess club! Usually on the second Tuesday of the month!

Monday, September 2, 2019

June Shoebox Cards

Oops... Here are the June Shoebox Card Collections!!

This card was so much fun!!  It's a tent card and uses washi tape on the side.  The dandelion was stamped in Pebble ink on a 3x5.5 cardstock and lagoon strips were added to the sides, ribbon was added and then mounted to the card.  Make a wish was embossed on the lagoon with a pearl silver.  A lagoon button in the center of the dandelion makes the image pop.  This card was inspired by CTMH.

Anita Whitson's card feature two stamp roses and leaves.  She taught us how to stamp in a lighter color with the more solid image... or to stamp off on scrap paper then stamp the detailed image in full strength.  There were lots of lovely layers in this card.  The ribbon needed to be added before adhering the dark pink layer.  It's lovely birthday card!!

Beth Barber shared this sweet card!!  It says you are the sweetest and the jar has a lid with a pretty red and white twine wrapped around it.  This was a quick cute and clean card!  

Beth had two cards this month!!  Love this monochromatic balloon card with the perfect sentiment!  Just a note to lift your spirits.  The embossed background of clouds is the perfect backdrop for the Hot Air Balloons!  Adding the little bit of ribbon makes this such a lovely card!!

Melani shared a new technique tonight... using scraps of paper to add dimension to the background.  Often we have odd shaped scraps and bits... by adding them at different angles, it's a great way to use up scraps and add an interesting background.  What a fun card!!

Shannon's sweet card features a frog image, double layered for impact.  Also there are cut little flies stamped in green on the green background image.  The sentiment is Have a toad you lately... We also added glitter stickles to the cat tail!  What a great card!!

Thanks to all the gals for sharing their creativity and time!  It's a joy to spend time making cards with you!  Can't wait to see you next month!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July Shoebox Cards

Wow!  It's July already!  Here are our July Shoebox Creations!!

What a fun card this was to create.  It uses border thin cuts and cricut shapes.  We used the cropadile to add eyelets to this card.  Remember the old days where we needed to punch a hole with an anywhere hole punch and a hammer... it's fun to bring some of those things back!  I love the colors on this card!  This card was inspired by Silke Ledlow.

Anita's ethereal card was super fun to create... She had prestamped the card and the inside was printed on the computer, so we needed to cut the card down to fit everything on the card. The fairy was colored in with colored pencils and used a blender to blend the pencils.  A pretty little gem was added to the wand and a golden oldie ivy stamp was added on the edge along with sponging on the edge.  Gold stars completed the whimsical imagery.  Fun card!  

Beth gets the OA Award this week!!  (Over Achiever) as she offered two cards this month. This card was quick and a lot of fun.  The Happy Birthday was stamped in the white circle and the shoe was already cut out.  We added a bit of ribbon on a paperclip.  All of the cards looked different... we all had different shoes.  It was fun and quick!!

This next card was so much fun!  Beth is a dietitian and likes to bring that into her cardmaking world!!  "I truly RELISH our friendship"  and inside it says "I miss you... Let's KETCHUP soon".  Just darling... The back ground makes it feel like a picnic table cloth.  We did color cut and paste and it was super fun!!

Holly  joined us for the first time and was so thoughtful that she brought cards to share with us!  I love the combination of blue and green!! Love this cute card!!  Looking forward to her joining us in August!!

Kathy brought lots of fun items and passed them around to create a collage card.  She passed around 5x7 cards and offered either blue or green background sheet as the base.  She passed around gems, stamps, ribbons, stickers flowers, washi tape, shimmer spray, buttons, die cuts and such.  I found the blue heart and loved it and built around it... And of course, all of the cards looked so different!!  We enjoyed playing with Kathy's supplies!  

Last month, Pam came as a guest!  So this was her first creation with us!  The card base was hand made paper with a matching envelope.  The "Tea cup" was colored in and cut out.  there was some debate about cutting the steam or not, mine is cut out... someone else used a diecut circle and some chose to cut them off.  Inside, there was a was a pocket with tag that said "Come and share a pot of tea...My home is warm and my friendship's free"  There was some side discussion about adding a tea bag in the pouch and that led to someone saying don't put a used tea bag in there... and we laughed and laughed.

Many of the regulars were unable to attend as it was getting close to a holiday weekend.  Hopefully they will be back to join us in August.  We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM!  

Monday, July 8, 2019

June Hostess Club

Hi Everyone,  May and June were super busy months in the Bowman household, so the blogs are a bit behind.  Thanks for your patience!!  Thankfully the July 4th weekend offered some respite time!!

Here are the lovely Sweet Girl layouts.  

This is the hostess club layout and was inspired by Close to my Heart!  Sweet Girl was cut on the cricut.  This is truly a sweet layout.  

This quick layout shows that not every girly layout needs to be pink!!  This lovely layout is inspired by Jennifer Smith.  It was fun to just use the blue and gray tones.

This layout holds many photos!  It's a great quick layout!  There's a fun feel with the animals and the circle paper.  Also, a zip strip grounds the layout.  This layout was inspired by Brenda Rose.This is a quick quick layout!!

Finally here is a sweet PINK layout.  There is some pops of blue and gray in this layout.  I love the individual letters saying Sweet Dreams.  This layout was inspired by Tina Lovell!  This is my favorite layout using this kit!  

Please join us for hostess club!  It's a lot of fun and it's a great way to get up to four layouts created.  Hostess Club meets on the second Tuesday each month!  Join us for lots of fun and creativity!!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

May Hostess Club

Hi Everyone!!

Here are the layouts featuring So Much Happy!  This was such a fabulous kit!  One of my favorite kits to be honest.  

Here is the hostess Club layout.  We used lots of cricut images on these layouts!  This layout was inspired by the folks at Echo Park.  Also thin cuts were used to make the yellow border.  Love this bright and flowery layout.  Also this layout would accommodate a 6x12 flip flap or pocket pages to add more photos.

As a teal lover, this is a fabulous layout.  Thanks to Kathy Corson for the inspiration for this amazing layout!  Shimmer trim always adds a lovely pop of sparkle to any layout!  

This daisy paper is so gorgeous!!  This lovely layout is so much fun and the large daisies really make this layout pop!  Julie Carriere is one of my favorite scrapbook/cardmaking artists and she is the inspiration for this layout!  

The third layout uses the fun flowered paper in such a lovely way.  I love how the paper is used in that it allows the paper to shine, but also allows us to use both sides of the paper.  This is another layout inspired by Kathy Corson.

Hostess Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month and doors open at 5:00 PM.  There is always a layout for everyone who comes to make and also, at least three layouts using the featured kit.  Hope to see you join us for the next class!!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

May Shoebox Cards

May is always such a busy busy month!!  It's been nice to see the sun today!  It's a gorgeous day today!

Here are the creations from May!  

Cactus just fascinate me!  This was a fun card to create!  The words say Stuck on You!  the green cactus in the pot is stamped and then cut out with a die. The little flower is hand cut and the green stitched piece is a fun die set called decorative borders!  Check it out... it's lots of fun!!

Beth's sweet card is a lovely window scene complete with curtains and flowers in the window box.  Beth's cards are always so thoughtful.  The brick background also makes it feel oh so homey!

Julie's card is a graduation card!! The hat and the numbers make this a classy card!  The colors are striking!  This is called the impossible card... It makes a great graduation card!

Melani treated us to two cards.  The images were stamped, and we used chalk and makeup to add color to the images.  There was a variety of backgrounds and ribbons to use as we pleased.  The stamped images were animals with a play on their words.  It was fun to color and create!

Shannon also treated us to two cards.  Both were thank you cards, one for teachers and one for nurses.  There were cuts stickers and bling to make the cards pop.  The stethoscope was precut and preglued for us making these quick and cute thank yous!

We missed some of regulars, Roxxy who was off caring for her father and Anita knee has been bothering her for sometime.  And Kathy who has been irregular for the last little while.  Hopefully they will be back in June!!  Good onya's everyone!!