Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Creative Colors Class - Boom di Ada Paper

This week is the start of my Creative Colors Classes. I choose a great color palette with some versitile hues.

The class is $5 and included in this kit is 2 sheets of 12x12 Sweet Leaf cardstock, 1 sheet of Hollyhock cardstock, 1 sheet of Scroll, B&T (Background and Texture) paper, 1 sheet of Stripe B&T paper, over 24" of large Hollyhock Ricrac, 5 Arrow photoclips with brads and 5 assorted buttons. And my examples of what you can make with this kit are as follows...

This is a cute little card using pieces of the kit including the card base made out of Sweet Leaf cardstock. I just pumped up this card with a Close to my Heart Rub-on that says "You're Special".

This card was inspired by the lower layout and has a great pattern called 'Done Right' which is found in the new Close to my Heart Card Confindence Program Book called Wishes!

I love this pattern and it works sooo well for every paper. I also have a Cricut that makes cutting circles a breeze and not a pain. I also added the safety pin to the center of the knot to break up the pink!!!

This cards took alot of time because of all the stiching...but it is my favorite of the group, sometimes doing more means MORE. I think it turned out super well and would do it again and again.

This is the same pattern as the flower card, 'Done Right', just turned for the way I wanted the card to face. I heat embossed all the background which I think makes it look super elegant. I did add my own pearls to pump it up to the next level but I think it made all the difference.

This layout is of my little one and her Uncle Cody during easter in 2008. I thought the colors matched so well that is just flowed together. I think with the idea of the layout and what I had to work with this layout took less time than most of the cards...Looks great though! I think this class will go very well and the price works for my area. If you are in the Denver Metro area, drop me a line if you want to attend any of my classes. I hope to post all the creative ideas from the ladies tonight using the same kit!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Last Minute Valentine's

Here we are, on Valentine's Day and Dance Class is tomorrow for my 4 year old. So we quicky went downstairs to my workshop and punched out these cute valentines for her classmates.

If you couldn't tell, I let my daughter glue and put on all the jewels, so they might be a bit crooked but a piece of her helped me make these. I used an older paper pack I had called 'Hey Sugar' from Cosmo Cricket. I love this paper pack but as we all should...I am trying to make way for new and interesting paper and ideas. Just a little valentine's love is all people need today. Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

For the Girls

I did an awesome project with my friend Kim for her 2 girls who are off to college already. They both love to journal, so we thought we would dress them up a little and send them off to the girls.

This notebook is for Emily, an avid writer and the most recent to be pushed out of the nest. She is a classy gal with timeless style, kinda like the notebook. She likes to write books or novels for enjoyment so I think that she will get the most use out of these books. We chose SEI - Poppy Collection for this book because of it's classic appeal...I hope she enjoys it.

Can you tell how different the sisters are? Brittany is fun, lively, total girl and the life of the party, just like this fun notebook. Before Brittany left for college I made her a great 'office' set with the same paper. Check out that post here! So of course we continued this line of paper and had a ton of fun picking just the right papers. If you like this paper it is SEI - Chocolat.
I hope they appreciate these books, I could make a ton of them I just don't know what I would do with them. Any Ideas?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Love those 5 for 5's

So when this year started, I did not make a resolution but I did make a goal! A goal to grow my business down here in Colorado. The last year I have had no luck making contacts, anyone being the least bit interested or making friends with the same interests. Needless to say, I have felt like a failure...but, now being here a year, I have met some new contacts and friends who, like me do enjoy to create every now and then. Next hurdle, no one want's to spend any of thier money, so here is the idea...apparently if you keep your classes under $5 with lots of stuff in them... people will decide to join you. So above is a picture of my 5 cards for $5. Easy simple cards that are ready for assembly and super simple to make. In the past year I have had to cancel class after class for 'no interest'...now I have 6 ladies coming, all ready to make one or two sets. I hope this keeps up for my next workshop, another 5 for 5...Baby Cards. Any insight as to why ladies are now interested in doing classes would be greatly appreciated. Happy Valentines Day.