Friday, July 29, 2011

Cutest Card Ever Class and Latest Haul!

I just celebrated my birthday yesterday and for a gift to myself I bought two spots (one for me and one for my mom) in a card making class at my local scrapbook store Simply Scrapbooks. I was so excited to go because this was my first "crafty" class I have ever attended! I have taught them (I worked at a yarn and beading store and I taught many classes there) but I have never gone to any! I had a blast! The class was called "The Cutest Cards Ever with Holly," it was a basic Copic coloring and card making class. Here are the cards we made.
The name of this stamp is Pure Innocence - Pucker Up and it is from My Favorite Things; I just love this little entrepreneur.
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I love this stamp on this card but I really like the Die-Namics Dizzy Doily die Holly used to cut out the shape behinde the stamped image.

The second card was just as cute!!!
This adorible little guy is named Flopsy Fishing and he also came from My Favorite Things.
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I love how cute he turned out and the little fish is just adorable! On this card I learned about the "Out of the Box" technique that Holly used to to make Flopsy's ears pop out of the Nestablities die.

Last but not least:
Sunbathing Flopsy, again from My Favorite Things. I LOVE THIS CARD!!! The paper on this card from an Echo Park 6x6 paper pad called "Splash."
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I blinged out my sun and added a little Glossy Accents to Flopsy's strawberry daiquiri. I loved the way theses cards turned out and they gave me some great ideas for more cards to come!

Okay, so I bought some stamp sets....only a few, really :O)
Pure Innocence - Skater Boy by My Favorite Things
"Thanks" by American Crafts
Say Cheese by Lawn Fawn
Admit One by Lawn Fawn
Spiffy Scooters by Paper Smooches
Falling For You by Paper Smooches
Hang Ups by Paper Smooches

Whew...that was a lot of information!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My First "Smooch!"

The other day while cruising You Tube I came across Prairie Paper and Ink's video about Paper Smooches stamps...I AM IN LOVE!!! Because I don't have any of their stamps yet I used two of their "freebies" to make a card for their July SPARKS Challenge. ps sparks challenge banner
Here is my entry:

This was my "first" in soooo many ways.
First time using a Sketch. I used the sketch in the middle row all the way to the right.
First time using a specific color combination. I used the second row from left to right: Fawn, Lime, Sunshine, and Chocolate
First time paper piecing a stamped image! This one I am the most proud of. I love the way my little bee turned out!

I can't wait to purchase some of these stamps. Thank so much Paper Smooches for the Freebies and the chance to enter your awesome contest!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A "Cheery" Thank You!

As I have said before I am a cheer coach....I know I am forever busy! This year my high school Athletic Department paid for the NCA Cheer Camp to come to our school and teach a cheer camp. I decided to make a "thank you " card for my girls to sign to give to the Athletic Director.

While I was a Walmart the other day I picked up the Cricut Lite Cartridge Twinkle Toes. This is perfect for me!!!
Both the Cheerleader and "Cheer" title came from the Twinkle Toes cartridge.
Card Base - Gina K Pure Luxury Card stock in White
TUHS Papers - Stamping Station
Flower - I colored a white paper flower with one of my Copic markers and stuck a cute yellow button in the middle.
I finished it all off with a little Glossy Accents and Stickles. I am pretty proud of the way it turned out, I'll take it for my girlies to sign ASAP!