Saturday, October 04, 2014

where have I been?

OOOPS.. I see another couple of weeks have gone by since last posting... ARGH. Well, was at work all of last week... way too many hours. Then, this week I have been off. Which sounds like a good thing, loads of fun lined up, etc...Right? WRONG. It was spent with some eye & doc appts, antibiotics, etc. Knew that was coming since my one day off the week before was spent in doc appts so planned very little for the week off except self-care. On the plus side, looks like surgery is not required so I am really happy about that! In spite of a migraine (weather is beautiful but the barometer change for that to occur usually knocks me for a loop) I made it to the St Patrick's annual Blessing of the pets. Callie went with me this year, carrying a photo of her sister, Abigale. She was not at all thrilled to be there and volunteered Abigale to go next year in her place.

Today is World Card Making Day!! I will be making a few more. Spent last night and some of this last week scrapbooking our July Waterfall vacation trip... almost done! I took over a 1000 pictures so you can imagine what an undertaking it is. Here is another card I made, holiday theme.

See ya soon!

Friday, September 19, 2014

UTEE can be hazardous to my health

Well, had a crafting accident today...bummed. On the upside of things I have 4 penpals to reply to so now I have the time. I did get the project finished but it was the only thing I have finished today. I was using UTEE and embossing ink alternately on a pumpkin diecut using tweezers. All was going well, right up until it fell from the fine point tweezers and onto my hand while still in the flux state. Blisters, yup. Not to mention having to peel the embossing powder off my skin. So I have poured some lavender essential oil on the burns and my hand is sitting on an ice pack while I type one-handed. I was going to type then post a tutorial... but here is the card I made for it. Tutorial may need to wait a bit.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Tutorials from last night's card class

Taught a card making class last night and several people were absent due to football and travel, so here are the 2 cards I taught ... If you would like to have a one-on-one for these, just let me know... available during weekdays to meet up as well :-)

Fold & Flip Card
• Double sided Card stock cut to 5.5x12 inches (if don’t have 2 sided, can glue two thinner sheets together, white side to white side to make double sided and thicker)
• Adhesive, both glue & dimensional (pop dots, foam tape, etc)
• 3.5x5”Solid color card stock (inside panel mat)
• 3x4.5” Lighter color card stock (to write on)
Score (landscape oriented) card stock @ 2” 4” 8” & 10”
Fold inward on the 4” & 8” lines to make a “gatefold” card
Fold the 2 front flaps outward on the 2” & 10” score lines
Open card completely and mark 2.75” down from top edge
Line 2.75” mark AND the top of the 4” score mark up on cutter blade (or use a ruler and X-Acto) and cut off top triangle. Do same for the other side, from the 2.75” mark to the top of the 8” score line, cutting off top triangle.
SAVE THOSE PIECES as they can be applied to the bottom outer corners … flip them around and see how you like the look using both sides of the card stock. You can put them on front or back of card. Or you may like how your card looks when folded just fine without these pieces. Entirely up to you!
NOTE: there is no real front or back of this card until you decided which way you like it best. However, you need to decide that now, before you continue to next step 
Decide which way your card is going to be and then unfold to expose what becomes inside panel of card. Adhere 3.5x5” mat to center inside panel and then adhere 3x4.5” mat on top of that.
Fold card to the closed (mailing) position.
Place embellishment on front of card using use dimensional adhesive. Only adhere to ONE SIDE of the card, leaving room to tuck other side of card under embellishment to hold card closed.

The other card was what I sent as a thank you to my priest for her support during Mr Buoy's transition from this life to his next...

If you would instructions for this one, contact me and I will show you.

Have a blessed day!