Sunday, September 10, 2017

September Shoebox Cards

Hi everyone!!

Wow this month snuck up on me!!  Happy Fall!!  Enjoy our creations!!

This is my card, using the current Constant Campaign From the heart card kit.  The layering is really nice and beautiful.  Lovely stamp set!!


Anita's fun Birthday card is perfect for anyone!!  Who doesn't love balloons!!  We also made an envelope for this card that was Anita's own creation!  Thank you for sharing it with us!  


Julie's card was super fun to make...  and loved that we used Anita's smiley face that was brought for the balloons, on this card too!!  It's a 4x5 card that telescopes.


Here it is open!!


Melani's card is super cute and fun!  Love the minions!!


Here's Shannon's fun creation... it was from a leftover kit and we all had similar pieces, but all created something different.  She brought the embossing folder and the extra leaves and the twine.  I love this fun card!!


We missed a couple of our regulars, Kathy is traveling and Roxxy is attending classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings now. The next Shoebox cards will be Tuesday October 3 at 7:00 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Prickly Pear

Hi everyone!!

This summer has flown by!!

We had great fun creating layouts using CTMH Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way!!  It was not one of my favorites, but The layouts are just amazing!!

PS this kit is only available through August 31st!!  So hurry up and place your order!!


This is the hostess club layout and it is based on Make it From Your Heart (MIFYH) volume III.  This is Pattern 2 and uses bulk paper. It's a quick and easy layout... easy to swap colors and even add more to it.  It would be fun to put some shimmer trim on the side cactus papers...  and even a big cactus would be fun to put on the page.  


Tina Lovell is such an inspiration.  I love love love this layout.  I love the combination of blues and greens and the sea glass and emerald.  It's such a happy layout out!!


This layout is inspired by Liz Johnson!  She shared her version on facebook the day I was working on this for club.  It was so light and fun... I had to try it!  I love how it came out!!  


This is another great layout!  It's quick and fun and festive!!  This lovely layout was inspired by Laura Fairbrother!!  I love the little details that really make this layout pop! (Side note, Theresa did some flipping of papers and they looked great!!)


This is another layout inspired by Laura Fairbrother!! I love that this paper layout looks so amazingly different from the other layout.  I love the flowers and the orangey freshness to it.  


And the last layout... for now anyway... uses the rainbow paper that is so bright and fun!  This layout is inspired from Susan Williams!  and it has fun written all over it!!  The best day is a 4x6 flip flap.  The white part on the very right is actually three 3.5x3.5 photos. 

These are all great layouts and were fun to do!!  Hope you will try them!!

Our next class will be Tuesday, September 12 and will feature Jack WYW.  If you want to join us, please place the order by 8-31-17.  The new Holiday Expressions is here!  LMK if you want your copy!!

See you soon!!

DB~

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone,

Hope this summer has been as enjoyable as it can be for you!!  Can't believe that it's August though!!  

Well, here are some of the amazing creations from Shoebox Card Night!!  We had a small group again... and hopefully this fall we will have more people joining us!  We missed those of you who were not able to come last night. 

I love the "No Worries" Scrapbooking stamp set and saw a lovely card by Jennifer Smith on pinterest and had to recreate it!!  Love this card... it uses a reverse circle stencil and sponge daubers to create the background (hint... do the yellow first).  The thank you if from a different stamp set.


Julie's super sweet card is "Beary" nice.  The heart was stamped for us... in a very light tan color allowing us to add color to the image.  She also had stamped the bears and cut them out for us.  I neglected to cut a slit around the flower that should have been in front of the card (Oops).  It looks much cuter when it's done like that.  Sweet Card Julie!!


Bears my be in the air tonight... here's a second card featuring a bear.  Melani's darlin card makes a for using two  sided paper.  And the trick is to cut the paper up 1.5-2 inches in the middle.. then simply fold the paper up... revealing the other side of the paper.  We also used watercolor pencils to color the bear and she had pre wetted cotton swabs for us to quickly outline the bear and quickly color him in.  Love this cute little card!!


Roxxy is the queen of thin cuts!!  This is a beautiful card... copper and seaglass.  It was a labor of love to find the pieces and put them where they belong.  The black paper is sparkly and the top layer is white glitter.  Such a pretty card!!



We love our crafting and card nights... Join us Tuesday September 5th for the next Shoebox card event!!  

D~

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July Hostess Club "No Worries"

Hope you all are keeping cool... This has been a warm July!!

Here's the Amazing creations using "No worries"

This one is the layout for Hostess Club Layout and it was inspired by Laura Fairbrother.  I really enjoyed this striped paper.  I loved stamping on this layout as well!  It was a lot of fun to do!!  


This is another layout inspired by Laura Fairbrother.  Another great layout and I used the stripes but it looks great with the palm trees as well!!  So try both sides and see what you think!  Love the two sided paper.  The Get Away is a PML card that was cut out with the new circle thin cuts. 


This fun layout was inspired by Nellie Bligh.  It's been changed up a bit and it feels to beachy.  One of my favorite layouts.  Love the lagoon and sapphire color combination.  


Here's another great beachy layout inspired by Michelle Snyder.  Lagoon and craft paper really has a lovely beach feel.  The compliments really make this layout come to life.  


Saw this layout on Pinterest and had to make it.  This layout was inspired by Jean Johnson.  I had already used the B & T paper in the kit, so I used the star fish stamps from the cardmaking stamp set to stamp the background.  I just found this layout so fresh and intriguing that I had to make it!!  LOVE!!


And the last layout was another layout inspired by Michelle Snyder.  I loved the idea of using a row of palm trees as the border.  They are one inch in size. and the palm trees and the strips came out of only one sheet.  Love this one too!!  


As you can see, we have a lot of great layouts and a good time making them!  Join us for the next class which is Tuesday, August 15th and door open at 5:00 PM. Prickly Pear is the featured kit... and remember, you can work on whatever kit you choose to work on.  

Saturday, July 22, 2017

July Shoebox Cards

Hi Everyone!!  

It's Summer!!  And so our numbers are small this month!!  We missed our friends who weren't able to attend and hope to see them in August.

Here are the amazing July creations!!

This is my simple card... it uses the new flower market cricut cartridge.  there are several layers and by adding a second color, it was really fun to create these fun flowers.  


Julie Huebner created this fun card.  Great colors... and great fun fold!  This is the front view...


 And here is the open view... the greeting will stick through the opening.  Be sure to only put adhesive on the half of the greeting and wait to adhere until the rest of the card is complete.


Melani's creation is an explosion card... so here's the front!!
This is a great card!!



And here it is open!  Thanks a bunch!  It consists of three pieces, the card itself, the "mechanism" and the display.  It's amazing that it all folds back to a regular sized card.  What a fun card!!


Anita's card is a wonderful wedding card.  We had three pieces of "cake" that was embossed with a flower motif.  We added some pink sponging to enhance the card and then added flower or bling.  Lovely card!!


The next class will be Tuesday, August 1st at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Hostess Club, Little Dreamer


Here's the creations for June

Little Dreamer was actually quite a bit of fun to work with.  




Here is the hostess club layout and it was inspired by Sue Nielsen's Live Beautifully Layout.  I really wanted to do the dots on the back side of this, but really liked the blues.  I love this color combination!!  Make sure you order this kit soon!  It's a great kit, perfect for a new baby!!


This was a super fun layout and was inspired by Brenda Rose's layout!  I loved adding the star border on the bottom and it uses so many fun papers.  


This layout was also inspired by Sue Nielsen's Live beautifully collection.  It is one of my favorites from this kit... just a sweet and simple layout.


This layout is inspired by Michelle Snyder.  I love how the PML card fit's perfectly!!  This layout could also be done with the dots as well!  Always love it when the reverse sides works with a layout too!  


This layout is my favorite one.  It was inspired by Susan Williams live beautifully layout.  It was fun to embellish with stickers!!!  



This layout was inspired by Melissa Laverty.  I love that this is a more subtle look.

What do you think of these fabulous layouts?  Amazing right!!  The next kit will be No Worries and because the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday, Hostess Club will meet on July 18th this month!! Join us for this fun day of creativity.  Doors open at 5:00 PM.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June Shoebox Cards

Welcome Summer!!

We were a small group on Tuesday... but we had a great time!!

Here are our amazing creations!!


My daughter is due to have a baby in the next couple of weeks, so this card is in honor of them.  The card is a tall card and scored at 5.5 and then put the fold on the two inch mark of the cutter and cut.  Also make another two in strip for the bottom.  Decorate, then lay the bottom piece at the bottom of the card and line up the sides with the "giraffe" piece.  Super fun and cute!!


Julie's patriotic card was super fun!  The silver fireworks is dryer tape!  How clever.  
Stars and stripes are perfect for this fun card.  We started off with a normal sized card 8.5x5.5 and score at 4.25 then, cut one inch off the top.  Fold one side of the card in half and the opposite side of strip.  Decorate and adhere the one inch strip and glue only in the first half and the last half.


Here is the side view.  (oops it was pigment ink and it got smudged).  The section without the decorative paper is left blank intentionally for a place to sign the card.  

Super fun card and love the the twist!!


Melani's card was super fun and had lots of folding.  The box is tied with a yellow floss and is a great match to the yellow border and sun burst.  There is a message inside and also something small can be put inside too.  The link to the directions will come.  

What a fun and surprising card!  Definitely having a bone folder is a good idea for this project!!


***Because the first Tuesday falls on the fourth of July, Shoe Box Cards will meet Tuesday July 11. So join us in a nice cool basement for a delightful even of card making, chatter and good music too!!

The next Shoebox Card Class will meet Tuesday July 11th at 7:00 PM!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful

Hi Everyone!!  Hope you have been enjoying a beautiful spring!!  Here are the layouts we did for CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful kit.  While this wan not a kit that initially wowed me, I have to say, it was really fun to work with!!  So check out the amazing layouts and create some of you own!!

This is the hostess club layout!  I loved the bright colors and it really does feel like it's a welcome summer layout out.  This layout was inspired by Judy Eccard.  I love this layout and the bright colors.  It was fun to create and it will be fun to add photos to it as well!!


This first layout was inspired by the amazing Chris Robertson's Halloween layout.  I also wanted to do something more masculine since many of my clients have sons... and this kit can tend to go girlish.  I loved this first layout!!  The black accents really pop on this layout!!


So yeah... I went there... let's do a girlish layout too!! This marvelous layout was inspired by Jen Mahan!!  It was a super fun layout to create and I love the You and Me (& is from the sticker pack and the words You and Me were stamped with the E1032 Typography Alphabet.  


Here's another Jen Mahan inspired layout!!  I loved this layout because it wasn't girlish.  The pink circles were punched out and cut in half and added a bit of fun to this super cute layout!!


Lynn Como inspired this layout!  And it's adorable!  I couldn't resist!!  I loved using the PML cards... especially the black with pink eyelashes.  And this layout came together very quickly!  


I loved all of the black textured paper in this kit and wanted to do another layout that would be less girly... and loved how this one came out.  This was inspired by a layout from pinterest, but it didn't have a name on it.  


These were such fun layouts to do!!  We had a great time!  The kit for June will be Little Dreamer.  Can't wait to see what comes from that kit!  Join us June 13th ... Doors open at 5:00 PM!  

May Shoebox Cards

Here are the wonderful cards we did in May!!

This is my card and features a two toned dragon fly on washi tape!  Cute and simple or quick and clean card!  




Here's Anita's lovely card... we trimmed the flowers and the semi circle paper, added some stamped leaves and cut one out.  The double layer really frames this card well.  
With Shannon's thoughtful idea, we added glitter to the word "Happy" and a few sequins with sparkle in the middle.  Gorgeous card!!




Julie's graduation card was a bit tricky, But super fun!  She had the tassels done for us!! so that was wonderful!  We did a lot of scoring and cutting.  Check back soon for more information on this crazy great card!  Here is the link to the directions.

Closed


Open... three folds.  This was a challenging and unique card and we were all successful!!




This is Kathy's darling card... She has found some adorable thin cuts while shopping and loves to share them with us!  This card features textured waterish paper, wave scissors, and washi tape!  And we stamped the envelope too!  What a fun and encouraging card!!


Here's Melani's card... it's an elegant card with a couple of layers... She cut half the card off and embossed it, added some fun flowers to swirly stamp, and some purple and yellow thread, then inside... 


a greeting with more flowers, careful to line up the front flap with the greeting... 


and finally one final greeting with another flower!  Lovely card!!





Roxxy's card uses a layered thin cut and it was a little tricky to line things up, but she told us to build up the pieces first, then do one little section at a time and then add our background so that when it was flipped over, it would look wonderful!!  What an uplifting card!!  LOL!!





Shannon's sweet card was fun and used little flower embellishments... some with bling and some without bling... the purple flowered paper was a perfect compliment to this sweet card. The bottom purple piece has a slight wave to it.  A very thoughtful card!! 

Join us for the next card class Tuesday June 6th at 7:00!!  We always have a lot of fun!!