Sunday, May 13, 2012

Papertrey Ink: MIM #65 & PTPH Make An IMpression

It's been ages since I've been able to play along with any challenges.  But I was able to create a couple of cards this afternoon and did so with a couple of challenges in mind.

Here's my creation for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge #65
We were to create a background with paper scraps.  This is actually something I do a good bit of so it was right up my alley.  What I don't do often is shabby chic a la Melissa Phillips.  That's who I was thinking of when I was making this.  Don't think I came anywhere close to her gorgeous shabby-ness but I do see things that remind me of her.  The fabric flower with multi layers, the inking, the tiny little hearts from her Tiny Tags dies and the pins.  I'll leave the sentiment off until I decide what to use it for.

This is for Papertrey Playhouse's latest challenge - Make An Impression
Mary challenged us to use a PTI Impression Plate on our card.  I chose to deboss rather than emboss my card front.  No particular reason other than it was the opposite of what everyone else was likely to do.  :)   I stayed with the Just the Ticket product line and used the ticket die and stamps as well.  And to add a little more color and tie in with the stars in the oval I Die cut Spellbinders stars to tuck around the tickets.   I may just hold onto this for Mel's birthday in a few weeks.

If you're stopping by from the MIM blog hop, consider participating in the Playhouse's challenge too.

Have a great day!!

June class samples....

I'm a little bit afraid.  I have several of June's class samples already done!!  And they're posted on the Class Projects tab!  Just scroll down to see them since all items are posted in date order.

Here are a few teasers!

And Happy Mother's Day to all of us!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Class Concept....

Some time ago I blogged about a new kind of class I wanted to do.  Something fun, creative, with a little structure but not to much and most importantly, about ME.  Very few of the pages or projects I do each month are about me.  My stories.  My perspective.  My past.  My future.  So often if I try to do something about me I feel uncomfortable and abandon the project after a few stilted tries.

I've finally found something that's working.  And I want to share it with others.  But the challenge has been getting enough participants in any one area to make it feasible.  Well, sometimes the solution to a problem comes when you're not looking.  I got an email from Bonnie at Phoenix Scrap Cottage asking about teaching there.  After thinking about it for a little while I realized this could be the PERFECT solution for this concept.

I plan on meeting up with Bonnie and working out details and a schedule.  I'll update here once that's all been taken care of.

Hopefully I've peaked your interest in this project.  Here are samples of a few of my pages if you'd like to find out a little more.  You can also sign up for my monthly newsletter to get the latest.  Just relpy here (or email me) with your email addy and I'll get you on the list.  No worries, you can opt out whenever you like.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Paper Vineyard May class samples

I'm excited about the projects for May's Copic class at Paper Vineyard.  I hope you will be too.  :)

Each card features stitched detail as well as beautiful, thick paper from Authnetique.  This is my new favorite paper company.  I love the weight of the paper, the colors, the versatility of the patterns and pretty much everything about it.  Here's one of the cards we'll be creating in class.  You can see all FOUR cards on the Class Projects tab.

Beginning with May classes, all supplies and instructions will be grouped together for each card.  I will rotate the supply boxes between tables/students so that everyone can work at their own pace and create all four cards.  My markers will be available for use but will have to be shared.  Bring your markers to reduce the possibility of waiting.  Additional items needed to complete these cards include dimensional adhesive and a craft knife & glass/cutting mat.

Happy Birthday to my boy - LOTS of photos

Just want to post in one more place out on the world wide web that today is my boy's birthday.  I'm so proud of him and so happy for where he's at in life.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures of him thru the years.

Rocky Point 2006
Rocky Point 2007
family pic mid to late 90's
8th grade
dirty face & wearing the shirt he painted (yes, I still have this shirt) 1995/1996? 
Having to be just like dad - 1992
Zach's Birthday party - Bret was making sure he could open everything - 1992/1993
Varsity Football 2007
Family Vacation Mazatlan, Mexico 2005/2006
Photo on a project created at pre-school/day care - 1995 ish
Hands down a favorite photo from the wedding - Nov 9, 2001
the skateboarding phase 1998/1999?
Kindergarten 95-96
wrestling Sr year 2008
Dec 2004
Sr Prom April 2008
Happy Birthday!