Friday, May 25, 2012

Make and Takes

Went to the Make and Takes at Life's Memories and More. Took my friend Lillian with me. I think she enjoyed it and will probably go back.

Most cards were geared to Fathers Day but since I only have one father, I used Happy Birthday. They will work for many of my male relatives.

And I have a shot of a card that I made at home while playing with my goddaughter Katie, an extremely talented paper crafter who is only 12! This card is made with a coffee snuggy (is that the right word) from Wawa in Virginia. Love Wawa! If you haven't ever visited one - it is a gas station and convenience store and it is clean and friendly and they make hot sandwiches and milk shakes and have the best coffee bar. Yum!

I used some distress paint and threw on some glitter while the paint was wet. Katie showed me the technique, btw. Told you she's a clever paper crafter. And a clever girl!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New cards with shadow stamp

Participated in another class at Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Here are some photos of the beautiful cards that we made under the tutelage of Donna Sledzik.
Kissing technique

very vintage

I like the colors on this one.

We didn't distress this at all!

Perhaps a better shot?
So, I cheated a little on my card and tea swap hosted by Fran Kawakami. The optional theme of red and green and flowers was met using this last card. There are flowers although not many; it is red and the stamp is aqua. That is kind of green, right?

Michael and I just returned from a week at Cape Cod so I didn't really have much time to make another card.

I do hope my swap partner in Hawaii enjoys the card. I didn't write in it so she can use it for someone's birthday in the future.