I’m back! *shaking the rust off* I’ve been so heads down the last week or two trying to get caught up/wrapped up on 2015 business stuff that I may have fallen a little behind on blogging. But I’m happy to report … no seriously, doing a total happy dance… that I am all caught up and starting to focus on all the new things I’m planning for 2016!
For example, I’m starting a NEW Technique Series! This is an updated version of my monthly technique classes but I’m expanding it! Each month, we’ll be discussing a specific technique or tool and a number of variations that you can do (just like before) but now we’ll be creating an album page with printed instructions and samples for each technique in addition to our projects! So, by the end of the year, you’ll have a complete book full of dozens of technique ideas! Here is the front of page we are making today:
- In Person – join me the last Monday of the month at 10am or 7pm at Panera in Redmond, WA
- Long Distance options – place a $40 order in my online store using the hostess code of the month (this month – TNCXV4MP) and I will mail you a completed album page plus the project supplies for the 2 cards we made in class!
Questions? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am really excited about this change and think this will be a lot of fun this year!
And before I go, I wanted to share with you a card I made recently for a swap for the new catalog. I LOVE this Sky’s the Limit stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog. It is a really fun set for love and for masculine cards! Plus, I love that you can get it free with a $50 order!
I grabbed some of my new It’s My Party designer paper and found a neutral pattern for my background piece. I don’t know, I guess I thought the yellow made me thing of sun or something. And then stamped some clouds from the Sky’s the Limit stamp set. Then sponge the edge with Soft Suede ink and mat it with some Soft Sky cardstock.
The thing that took a bit of work, was the hand cutting of the airplane. You don’t have to hand cut this plane for it to look great on cards… but I just loved how it looked like it was coming out of the card when you did and popped it up on the patterned paper.
Add a banner for your sentiment… helpfully punched perfectly with the Triple Banner punch and then sponge the edge with Whisper White ink. Yes, I know, it is totally hard to see the white in this picture, but I tried!
And I couldn’t let it go without a little bit of bling. This is a great way to use up those connected strands of pearls or rhinestones that come in the packs. They are always the last for me to use, but I love when I come up with things like this that are just perfect for snipping and using them up.
So, I hope you enjoyed this new project peek and the idea of my new Technique Series! If you are interested in joining me, either in person or long distance, just let me know!
Use Hostess Code PGHMVNJM at check out to get a special thank you from me!
Pick a FREE item with every $50 you spend! See the Sale-a-Bration catalog.
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