Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Class Share!

Hello!  I have been busy trying to get my August class cards done.  It is actually a lot earlier than I normally have them done, but since I had some ideas, I wanted to work on them and once I start, I want to finish them.  I absolutely love how they turned out.  I am back to my typical class of fun designs matched with fun and interesting card folds.  I also love my class title ..."Just Beachy"!  Let me show you ... enjoy!

First, a magic card.  I taught this type card probably a year or more ago.  I found an improved version that I think will be much easier to teach and understand.  From the front, you just see an uncolored image ...

 
 And then you pull up the tab .... and the magic happens ...

 
 Next, is a gate fold type card.  Here it is closed ...

 
 And then you open it up, and there is whole "sea of fishes" ...

 
 And last but not least, we are doing a lever card.  Here is the card closed showing our "babe"...

 
 And here it is opened ...



 
Here are the class details if you are interested. Remember, I always do kits for those who can't come or aren't local, just call the store to sign up. 972-923-3151.
   
"Just Beachy"!  Wed. August 26th 11:00 a.m. and Sat. August 29th 2:30 p.n. $28
This is the last month for fun summer cards, as next month, we will start our fall and holiday card making.  This month you will create three adorable fun folded cards with a beach theme.  First, is the magic card which is a new and improved version, and for that one we are using the penguin set from MFT.  The other two uses stamps from Inky Antics.  One is a fun gate fold with a "sea of fishes"!  And lastly,  a hilarious beach lady for the lever card creation.   All three are fun to make and will "wow' the recipient.  Please bring adhesive to include scor-tape (1/4" is fine), pop-up dots, detailed scissors, and your preferred coloring medium.  All other supplies will be provided.  Copics  I used (for those that have asked to know them ahead of time): Card 1: C7, Y35, YG45, E15, G000, BG000, R14, Y08, Card 2:E33, E35, BG000, BG57/BG01?, YG95/YG03? (question marks indicate other colors might be better), BG45, Y38, B37, Card 3: BG45, R81, R85, Y21, YR07?, RV10, BG000, E00
 
I am back to working on some birthday cards for a lady at church, so I will have a few cards to show you next week. 
 
See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  Look, I am on time with the share between Debbie and I!  I also finished my next class cards, so look for another post in a little while for that.  But, for now, I will be showing you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!



My Card

Debbie's Card


The Sketch
Even though I love the gnome stamp on my card, I wasn't that crazy about the sketch, but ... when I got Debbie's card, I thought wow, I love the sketch.  So, it is interesting to me that it can depend on what is used as to how you like the "look"!  Since, as you know, I own that teacup set, I might just be "casing" her card.  I am working on some birthday cards for a lady at my church that buys them from me and that one would be perfect.  What do you think?  Do you like this week's sketch?
 
I will be back a little later with my August class share!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Saturday Sketch Share (On Tuesday!)

Hello!  I was so late in getting my weekly card in the mail to Debbie that I put off showing you the share until this week.  This sketch is one of the "tall and skinny" ones which means the size for both of our cards are 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". I will be showing you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card


Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I liked this one and I thought it would work will as a wider card as well as this skinny version.  The stamps I used is a set from Darcies that I bought back in January that I not inked up yet.  I love those owls!  Too cute.  Do you like the sketch?

I am working on my next class samples so I should have them to show you later in the week.

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You Make My Tail Wag!

Hello! Usually, on Saturday you see my Saturday share post. Well, it's gonna be late.  This was my teaching week so I didn't get to it until yesterday.  And then I missed the outgoing mail pick up, so I put my card in the mail for Debbie today.  She should get it on Tuesday so, look for the share here on that day too! 
 
No worries since I have a fun card for you today.  But, first I have to tell you the story behind it.  It's kinda long, but it's a good story. If you follow me on Facebook, you already know the story.  but if you don't, then here is my story about our new dog.  It was last month when I was in the middle of prepping for my class, I took a little break and saw on Facebook that a friend from church found a Chihuahua and was trying to find a home for her.  They had figured out where she lived before, but a neighbor told them that the family had left 2 weeks before for Florida.  We have a Chihuahua and we love her (of course) but she is 13 and we had been somewhat thinking about getting another. We went and met the new dog, who is a sweet one, they were calling her Sweet Pea, for good reason. That same week we brought her home.  She was in heat so a appt. was made to get her fixed.  Now, Natalie was told by the vet that she was about 5 or 6 years old.  We had her in our home a few days before her appt. and so when I took her,  I asked if the vet could check her eyes, as we thought maybe she was blind or partially blind, as she occasionally ran into stuff.  However, we could tell she is very smart and a great listener.  But, really just wanted to know more about her.  Well, when the vet called to let me know that she was out of surgery and doing fine, he also said yes, she was critically blind, and that it was not something that could be fixed.  He also said after looking at her closer, that she was more like 8 to 10 years old.  I told him I am not giving her back.  We are so glad that she is ours and really believe she was meant for us.  I mean most people would not want to take a 8 year old, blind dog.  I guess we are not most people.  She really is a great dog. We did change her name.  We changed it to Foxy because she is red and white and one of the first days she just looked like a fox all curled up.  I guess we could have named her Lucky, but we are the lucky ones and Foxy is too!  Now, on to my card .... I have been waiting for the store to get in these dog stamps and dies from My Favorite Things, but I decided I couldn't wait anymore because I really wanted to make Natalie a thank you card.  I made it from Foxy ... Enjoy!


 Here's Foxy ...


Thanks for letting me tell my story and I hoped you liked my card.  I want to make some more cards with this cute set of stamps.  Hopefully, I can do that this next week, well, that is after I make my next class samples!  (which I have no ideas for ...yet!)

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share!

Hello!  I am back today for the share between Debbie and I.  Let's get right to it.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!



My Card


Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I really liked this sketch.  But, I did have trouble deciding what I could do.  In the end I decided it was a great sketch to highlight a sentiment.  It is simple but still has some interest.  I even made one more with similar papers.  I thought it would be a good one to try to sell. 

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hope Your Day Is As Cool as You Are!

Hello!  As you know, for the last several months, every time I need a special card, I think of making a shaker card.  I needed a birthday card last week, so I did it again.  I might be a little addicted to these fun cards!  A friend of mine had an order sent to my house because she was going to be out of town.  She said I could stamp them if I wanted.  You saw one of the penguins from the set on Tuesday and this card shows another. (thanks again Karolyn!) Here is my fun shaker card ... enjoy!


I love how this one came out!  Don't you? 

Wow, I love that you have seen creations every day this week!  I will see you tomorrow for the Saturday share!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Victory is Possible!

Hello! Last week and this week I have been trying to get caught up on sharing cards that I made a couple of months ago that I had not shown you.  Today, I have the last two of that group.  They are basically the same card, but are different colors.  Enjoy!


 
Isn't it funny that a card can look different just by the colors you use?  The main part of this card is that wonderful quote!  So true and so inspiring! 

See you soon!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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