What a treat! I went to the St. Paul CKC Convention on Saturday and took 4 classes… it was fun to sit in the student’s seat and learn from the pros. The time goes by pretty quickly and we only have 50 minutes per class, but I have projects to keep me busy at home. This project is ready to go in 2009 and just needs pictures. I really liked the concept, it’s an album that is 12″x6″. The teacher was Marnie Flores and it was sponsored by Simple Scrapbooks Magazine. It has 2 covers and 8 pages inside — my holidays are New Years, Valentines, Easter, Father’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
We used SEI papers on this project and some SU! mini holiday stamps on the tabs. I’m not sure about the stamps on the title. My favorite product of the whole bunch are the Making Memories mini alphabet stamps — they are a fun accent on this project.
I got this cowboy stamp two years ago in a bargain bin at a LSS, and used it for the first time tonight. I have no idea what company it’s from — there is no label or imprint on the stamp, but I loved the image when I got it, and I think he’s such a cutie! All the other stamps are CTMH October Word Puzzle, and the papers are also CTMH. I stamped the little guy, colored him in with markers and watercolor pencils/water brush, then masked him and stamped stars all around him… sponged on Goldrush and Desert Sand which is my favorite combo for antiquing… then I edged in Desert Sand. The ribbons and candycorn brads I just picked up along the way somewhere (?).
Card Sketch #2
Another card idea for a swap I’m in… here is my sketch — forgive the “sketchyness” of it, I’m not super-proficient at computerizing these and making them look more professional — hopefully you get the idea…
And here is my completed card:
This card is using all product from Close To My Heart. I’ve used the new stamp set “October Word Puzzle” as well as the brackets from the “Chocolate Alphabet – Large”. I’d love to see your work if you’d like to try this sketch! E-mail me a copy of your card and I will publish it on my blog and give you kudos for it. Happy cardmaking!