Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Layouts, Cards and more.

Things have been extremely busy around here.  4-H has started, Dillon has started Baseball Practice, the older two are job hunting, and Tony just had his birthday and is making sure I know he can get his permit in 6 very short months.  Not to mention that I still need to get Robbie album done.  I also vendored a crop all day Saturday, and had a scrapbooking and cardmaking class at Warren Township.  Tonight was an experiment.  I had both the scrapbookers and the cardmakers there tonight, and they each got to chose what project they did.  They got either a 2 page layout or 4 cards for $5.00.  I had 2 scrapbookers and 4 cardmakers, Other than the fact I was still cutting paper at 5:50 pm and the class started at 6pm, things went smoothly, and I think we might do it again.  This is good cause then I can satisfy both the scrapbookers and cardmakers especially since they both want to do it every month and I don't have enough hours in my schedule to fit in 2 classes a month, so we might just try it again next month.

Here are the projects they had to chose from tonight.

First is the layout.  I used the Miracle Bulk, Bamboo, Garden Green and Colonial White Cardstock, Bingo Alphabet, Rustic Alphabet, Yeehaw (retired) stamp set. I sueded the Bamboo cardstock by gently rubbing the Bamboo ink all over the cardstock.  In case you didn't notice I am using the monthly classes to work on Robbie's scrapbook, so I have a few pages down by his graduation.

Left side

Right side.  the picture of  Robbie leaning against the fence is one of my favorite ones of him.
Jimmy took the picture, "by accident" not realizing how good it was.
 These are the cards we did tonight.  I try to have at least 1 new technique with every class, for the layout it was sueding your paper.  For the Cards I showed them how to make a new flower, plye we made both an easel card and a criss cross card.  Sine those two are a little more complicated I used something simple for the other two cards as they get to make 4 cards, and also have the option of buying more kits.

The for card they made tonight.  the 2 on the ends are the Criss cross card
and the Easel Card.  The middle two are the simple cards.
They are based on the "Delightful Dots' Card in the Wishes book.

These are the girly cards we made.
The Blues ones use Magnifique, and the other is Sophia with a little Sweetheart.
If you notice above I am actually showing 5 cards instead of 4, it is because I wasn't quite satisfied with the first blue one I did so 15 mintues before class started I was frantically trying to get a card done that I liked. I actually finished this one at the class while they worked on their first card.  I still don't quite like the outcome, the flowers need leaves but I left my circle punch at home and wasn't hand cutting the leaves, I did cut leaves for the Sophia card as the Pear leaves were needed for a complete look.
This was my first attempt, I loved most of it, with the exception of the white
space around the sentiment.  I loved the Prisma Glitter, but thought it would be too messy.
I didn't have any Pear cardstock so I took a piece of Kiwi and inked over it with Pear to
get the Pear colored leaves.
Materials Used;
Magnifique Paper, White Daisy, Pacifica Cardstock
George and basic shapes cricut cartridge
Blue Buttons from JoAnn's,
True Friends Stamp Sets
Prisma Glitter

This is the card they made.
I really wanted leaves for it, but since I forgot my punch we left them out.
Materials Used;
Magnifique Paper, White Daisy, Pacifica Cardstock
George and basic shapes cricut cartridge
Blue Buttons from JoAnn's,
True Friends, Playful Flourishes Stamp Sets

My favorite card of the evening.  It is a Criss Cross Card using Sophia paper
with a touch of Sweetheart. 
Materials Used:
Hollyhock, White Daisy and Cotton Candy, Kiwi Cardstock
Hope, Card Chatter - Birthday Stamp Sets
Ribbon from stash
Black Button Brad
Black, Hollyhock, Baby Pink and Pear ink.

Here is a close up of the flower.  I got this idea, from Rebecca Ludens
Scrapbooking Guide It was featured in their latest e-mail.

Guy Birthday Cards using Fan Fare, Enjoy Life, and Card Chatter - Bithday

The simple guy birthday card,.  It is based on the Delightful Dots
Wishes card template.
Other materials used:
White Daisy, Cranberry, Sunny Yellow, Sky and Pacifica Cardstock
Pacifica ink

Easel Card - Closed. 

The inside of the Easel card with the Easel propped up.

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