Monday, March 22, 2010

Creative Colors Class - Expedition

For March, I decided this class will follow the old wives tale, in like a Lamb and out like a Lion or vice versa. At least I tried to follow the Lion part, this months paper pack was Expedition, awesome desert colors in a Zoo or Adventure kit. This Creative Colors kit class is only $5 and comes with a variety of papers and accessories.

What is included in the Expedition Kit is 2 sheets of Bamboo Cardstock, 1 sheet of Autumn Terracotta Cardstock, 1 sheet of Distressed Olive patterned paper, 1 sheet of Safari Stripe patterned paper, Hemp or Twine, 2 Antique Copper Photo Corners, 1 Antiques Copper Ribbon Slide, 1 Antique Copper Bookplate, 2 Antique Copper Photo Clips(Arrow or Rectangle)including all the brads you need. All Antique Copper accessories are actual metal not plastic or resin painted to look like real metal, that is one of my favorite differences with Close to my Heart products. In this class you have the option of making either cards OR a 2 page layout, I have included some of my examples of what you can do with this kit!

This fun little monkey card was crafted with using the bare basics of the kit, just ink, stamps and some dry embossing was added to make this a kid and crowd pleaser.

One of my favorite sayings of all time is on this card. A little more interesting to say than, 'Stop and smell the flowers.' With a fun stamped background, and the awesome patterned paper this card will definately be sent out soon.

A fun cut out and tactile stitching make this card easy on the eyes. Super fast to make and easy cuts, I will make more with different papers!

Even though I didn't use Zoo pictures for my layout, our recent trip to the Garden of the Gods had the perfect colors for this paper. I ended up using all my accessories on this one page but I love the dark embellishments against the light background. I will post some other layouts I have done tomorrow with this paper and you can see the versatility of use. This creative colors class is on Tuesday March 23, 2010 at 7pm for those who want to join us, just email me and I am sure I can get you in if you are in the Denver Metro area.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vague Occasions Card Workshop

This month's card workshop is all about cards for any occasion! Sometimes we all need cards that aren't geared towards a certain event, this is that workshop. My 5 for $5 card workshop is an assembly only class with a room to be creative. Each card this workshop has a little something extra added to it to make that card unique.

This is a super simple card but I pumped it up with a cute flower to mimic the background and an adorable scalloped edge to finish it off.

This dark looking card is one of my favorites, other than loving stars, so easy to cut out, but I used some gold paint to make my stars POP! You may not be able to see it in the photo but in person, it shines.

The colors in this card draw me in and with a 3D Fleur de Lis and cute antique copper mini-brads I think this card is ready to send.

A fun card with bright colors, a perfect sentiment and cool twill across the bottom this card is sure to stay on someones mantel for quite a while.

Who doesn't want to celebrate with cupcakes? Sparkley cupcakes at that! Very simple but I love the sparkle this card gives.
I do have fun putting together these workshops but I also love seeing the creativity that others have with my pre-cut cards. I am looking forward to this next workshop, if you are interested and in the Denver-Metro Area, message me and we would love to have you join us!