Thursday, April 28, 2011

April's Great Cards

I soooooo love going to card classes.  So many talented demonstrators (April and Brandy), but today... this showcases April's cards.  The first three were from a friend of mine, Melissa F's card club.  Her daughter is getting married and she wanted "wedding" themed cards. (If you like the cards and want to attend one of April's classes, you can reach her at )

Then last night was Mother's Day/Spring card class.  I am in desperate need of  "other" cards, and that is a terrific quality with April, she is versatile, and ready.  So if you didn't want the card to say "Mother's Day" or " Happy Spring", she had additional verses on the ready.

Thanks April for the wonderful cards! Always great to see, stamp and talk with friends too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brandy's Card Class

Last night was so much fun at my girlfriend Brandy's house. She is a Stampin' Up demo and we made these terrific cards. If you are interested in taking any of her classes and live in the Dundalk/Edgemere/Baltimore area, you can reach her at .

Here are the fabulous cards we made;

The buckle card. I just love the buckle card!!!!

My mom is definitely getting this one! Great job!!!
And this adorable Easter basket, filled with candy. YUM!!!

Brandy, thanks so much for the terrific card class! I am looking forward to May already.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Orange you happy?

Today it has been raining, and it seems like it has been gloomy for weeks now. We have a day here and there where the weather is beautiful, but then *BAM*... Mother Nature throws these gloomy days in and says, April Showers.... and boy does she mean it. So today I played around with "Orange" today. Something bright, a bit cheery, and Orange you glad I did? HAHAHAH! This is from the Cricut Preserves cartridge. It's actually the grapefruit, but I was watching My Pink Stamper, , and she inspired me to get a little motivated. I actually had this ribbon on the orange card above, and thought, gosh, it's already so "busy". So.... don't let anything go to waste! I took it off and made another card with the same colors in it. I saw this technique on a YouTube video from Dawn5377, . It is using embossing resist. It's pretty much a cased card, I changed mine a little to match the ribbon and add the layer of close to cocoa, instead of full layers. But her tutorials are awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Japanese fan - Cricut Pagoda cartridge

Ok, what do you think? I honestly haven't played with my Cricut a whole lot.... and we now have Apple ITv. I can watch a ton of stuff from YouTube on there, and it has inspired me to want to do more. Especially since my DH just got me the Circut Expression. It was great, now that it is a 12x12 mat and I don't have to cut a piece, take it off of the smaller mat, put another piece of paper on it, etc... I was able to put all 3 colors of c/s on the mat. That was fun!!! I also used Stampin' Up! Asian Artistry set for the background. What do you think?

April 16th swap card

Ok.... what do you think? I made this for my swap card for the Bel Air swap coming up on April 16th. I honestly can't wait to go. It doesn't involve a lot of stamping, but I thought this was involved enough with all of the assembly. I have pre-embossed the wood background, used the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge for the 3 layers of always artichoke, night of navy and very vanilla, and pre-sizzixed the leaves. All ready to go! I can't wait... going to be lots of fun!

Easter cards

What another great evening stamping at April's house. She is one of my two, great demo's and friends. If you are in the Dundalk area and would like to attend one of her classes, you can reach her at .

Here are the great cards we made at her class;

Thanks April!!! I had a great evening!