Monday, February 9, 2015

My First Blog Hop! And February Technique!

I have been invited to participate in my first ever blog hop!  I am featuring my monthly technique class cards and invite you to "hop" over to my friend, Linda Wiese's blog:

Before we begin, I was asked to answer the following questions:

Answer these 4 questions:
1. What are you working on?

 Every month my class involves me learning a technique, creating two technique cards for 

the class and also creating a fancy project card and finally teaching that technique and

project to my two monthly classes of wonderful ladies who not only enjoy getting together

but also like to stamp and have become my friends.
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?

My class has gotten me to "step outside the box" I am learning techniques and creating 

more and enjoying making cards right along with my friends. 
3. Why do you create what you do?

I have learnt what kind of cards my class like and what kind of cards they LOVE!! I try

to come up with cards that are easy and simple to make BUT have alot of WOW!! I want 

my ladies to go home at the end of the evening and think, "I can make that at home now!"  

4. How does your creativity process work?
 I have learnt that keeping to a schedule, taking a break and enjoying what I do makes 

 me more creative!

Let's get started, our February class technique is a "blast from the past" and a "let the class decide"  the technique is one that I did three years ago.  It was so popular then and still is, I changed it up a bit and was so very happy with the results!  It is called the Shaving Cream Technique.

Card 1 – Butterfly Beautiful
Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Perfect Plum Reinkers; Basic Grey, Old Olive & Perfect Plum
Paper:  Perfect Plum 4 ¼ x 8 ½ (Base), Blackberry Bliss 4 x 5 ¼ (Layer), Irresistibly Yours DS 3 ¾ x 5, Whisper White 4 x 5 (Inside)
Accessories:  Shaving Cream; Butterfly Thinlits, Banner Framelits (Inside), Jewel, Dimensions, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder

Card 2 – Sheltering Tree my Friend
Stamp Sets:  Sheltering Tree, Kinda Eclectic (Inside)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delite
Paper:  Pear Pizazz 5 ½ x 8 ½ (Base), Cajun Craze 4 x 5 ¼ (Layer), Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 & 4 x 5 ¼ (Inside)
Accessories: Shaving Cream, Reinkers – Marina Mist, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delite, Soft Sky; Candy Dots Brads

I call this a card inside a card; the outside is like a “I’m Sorry” and the inside is the sunburst and everything is going to be okay.

Fancy Project – Lotus Blossom Card & Bookmark
Stamp Sets: Lotus Blossom (SAB)
Ink:  Calypso Coral & Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Calypso Coral 5 ½ x 8 ½ (Base), Crisp Cantaloupe 4 x 5 ¼ (Layer), Whisper White 2 ½ x 4 ½, 2 x 5 & 1 ¾ x 4 (Bookmark) and 3 ½ x 5 (Inside)
Accessories:  White Organza Ribbon, Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Punch, Dimensions

 Here is the inside of the card and below shows the detachable bookmark.
I hope that you enjoyed the cards that we made for class this month.  Be sure to tune in March for a new technique (to me) Brokeh Technique.  If you live in my area, pop me an email to join our class, we love stamping and meeting new people, you are going to love it!!

The class is also available to our out-of-town friends and is available as a kit.

Remember to visit Linda Wiese's blog:
Sarah Simon's blog:
and Kelly Acheson's blog: 

Happy Stamping!!

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