Saturday, March 21, 2015

Julie Ebersole Card Class

I've never spent 7 hours straight making cards before.  Julie Ebersole's two card classes that I attended yesterday were meant to be two hours each.  Ha!  Julie packs so much into her classes that the idea of making 6 to 7 cards in two hours is hilarious.  She is just so likable, talented, funny, creative and generous that I can't wait to take another class or two from her next time she is in Sacramento.

Here's what I made.  My execution is not the greatest but we all worked furiously to get all the cards completed which I did.  I learned a lot of new tricks and looks that I will try on my own.

13 Cards:

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One Die - Five Ways to Use It

This is a challenge going on currently over at Paper Artists Online.  It's late so I'm not explaining them just yet.  Maybe later when I'm more alert, LOL.

The die is Cherry Blossom from Darice

Thanks for looking and your comments.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Way Behind

Though I've been busy making a variety of cards I just haven't made time to post them here.  SO...since it's just a few hours until March arrives I decided to have an end-of-the-month gallery review.  You will see I've been a little busy with challenges, grandkid cards, Valentine's Day and many more.  So here is what I've been making since my last post.

Grandkid cards for a collective birthday party.  The card base is from Stephanie Barnard's Step Up card die and the critters are from Paper Smooches.

The next three are two card samples I created with the sketch I made for the March PAO Card Sketch Challenge.  The sentiment stamps are from My Favorite Things, the hydrangea is Stampendous and the flower border is Unity Stamps.  Hydrangeas were colored with Copics.

Of course I always have to get some coffee cards of my favorite card subjects.  Stamps and dies are all from Taylored Expressions.  

The next 5 cards are a continuation of the "Kill the Kit" challenge on PAO.  I didn't totally kill the kit but I definitely used up a lot of that paper pad.

One of my goals (and challenge thanks to my friend Jen) this year is to make 5 holiday cards a month so by the time December rolls around I have a pile in my arsenal.  This particular group of 5 was made from gorgeous cocktail napkins!  After peeling away the excess layers leaving the printed layer left, they are then glued to white card stock.  These 5 were all embossed with various folders for more texture before adding them to card bases.  I really feel like I have cheated if I don't involve some stamping. 

This next card was made for a friend and co-PAOist who is moving soon.  All stamps are SU.

This darling bird from Hero Arts was stamped in a year old ink pad I made myself.  It has really held up well.  The flowers from Stampendous were embossed in green embossing powder and then colored.

This card was one of those cards that just hit me and I knew exactly what I wanted to do, even though  it hit me a tad late.  This is a birthday card for my friend Jen's husband.  He is keen on vintage cars as well as keeping up with what is happening on Wall Street.  I couldn't have been luckier to have this paper from Graphic 45 of the New York Stock Exchange.  I found the old Pontiac somewhere online about a year ago and have just been waiting to use it.  I printed it out in red and then cut it out on my KNK.

 And finally Valentine's Day cards.  The first two were for my grandkids.

These last two for my dear friends Jen and Nancy.

Well that pretty much summarizes cards for February.  I hope to be more on top of posting cards for March.  

Thanks for looking and your comments.