Friday, February 28, 2014

Dahlia Tags

I had a great Garden Club class last week where we made Susan's Gardens Dahlia die and put them on the largest tag from Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags die. We colored the middles with Gelatos to give them some depth and definition. The purple and orange are on regular Bazzill cardstock and the dark pink is on Bazzill metallic cardstock- love the shimmer! I really liked the way the tags turned out- they would be so fun to give someone on a plate of goodies or a basket of pampering items, don't you think?

The wonderful ladies in the morning Garden Club- so much fun to be with!

Next month we will be making the Pansey/Violet die..perfect for spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Design team!

I'm so excited to share the news that Elizabeth Craft Designs has officially announced the first ever design team and I was invited to be part of it!  This will be my first time participating in a design team and I am thrilled and honored . I have been using and teaching with ECD products in my classes for so long I can't imagine crafting with out them. I'm looking forward to working with and learning from all the other super talented ladies on the design team. It's going to be an amazing creative journey! You can read about it on the ECD blog here 

The team will begin posting on the blog starting March 1 so stay tuned!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Hearts a plenty

Hi Everyone!
 I had two great classes last week! Everyone did so well and had a lot of fun. Here are two of the cards we made.

The first one uses Karen Burniston's new Heart Pivot die and Elizabeth Craft Designs Bird die. I thought they would go so well together to make a valentine card. The great thing about Karen's thinlet type pivot die is that they can be placed in any size card- just as long as it has a fold and the die fits you can add the heart pivot. For my card I cut a 12 x 12 sheet of  Bo Bunny Head over Heels paper to 3 - 4 x 12 cards. The double sided paper worked perfectly. I used Bazzill metallic paper for the pink hearts and added a few jewels as accents. The pink and black accessory hearts are included in the pivot die set.

The second card I wanted to share was this purple pattern paper heart card. I love these Maja Designs papers! Its so much fun to mix the patterns since they all go perfectly together. The roses are made from tissue paper circles stacked up and secured with a brad in the middle- then each layer is scrunched up tight around the brad to form the flower. I love making these-they look so delicate and are so economical. The vintage look of this card would be great for almost any occasion, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today. I'd love to hear from you so feel free to leave me a comment! Have a great week!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Warm Hug

Hi Everyone!
It's been a while since I last posted. Life has been crazy busy- you know how it is, right? I can't believe its 2014! It's been a great year so far- I'm teaching a lot more at Scrapp'n Savvy and enjoying it very much! I have three classes going on- DistINKtive cards- my technique driven card class, Copic Cards- where we color images together to practice and improve Copic coloring and put them on simple cards ( its all about the coloring in this class) and The Garden Club- where we make one of Sizzix Susan's Garden flower dies a month- I teach you how to use the dies and construct the flowers. So much fun!! I've been teaching non stop since my last post so I have lots of cards to share with you over the next few weeks. Thanks for hanging with me!

The first card I'd like to share with you is like a warm hug- it's a sweater card! I've seen this design floating around the blogsphere for a while and couldn't wait for it to get cool enough here in Texas to justify making it :-) in class.  The key to this one is the embossing folder- you can change up the look of the sweater with whatever embossed design you like. I went traditional with the argyle look for this one. The center strip, collar and pockets where crimped for texture. I added a tiny flower in the pocket for some color and also added tiny stitch lines with a red Spica pen everywhere there should be stitching. The collar is made using your favorite edge punch. Pearl for buttons and you are all done. With the current chill outside I think I need to make some more of these and send them out to my loved ones! Everyone can use a warm hug...

These are the roses we  made in the January Garden Club. Aren't they lovely? The look so realistic and beautiful! You could use them anywhere you would use a silk flower. Perfect for wreaths, centerpieces or decorations on packages and gifts. They take a little time to put together but are well worth it.  Next month we will be making Dhalias.

Thanks for stopping by! I Love comments!!  Have a great weekend!