Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jennifer McGuire class

The first pic is a given....Jennifer McGuire and I. She is so tiny and I am....wellll....not so tiny! But really, she is very tiny and VERY sweet!!!

The green, flower card is one of my favorites. I made a HUGE blunder on it but will not point it out to you. If you notice what it is, you notice it. It was too late to fix it once I caught it and I am not going to give it to anyone anyway. I never give my class cards away...EVER. It is still one of my favorites we made....if not my very favorite one!
Her little boy, Colin (I think he's 3) helped on this card. She had a video on her blog of him and his Daddy rounding the corners off of some cards for a class. She asked if anyone saw the video and I said I did (of course I did, I check her blog EVERY DAY...LOL) she said this was the card they were punching. He is the cutest little boy!!
Anyway, on to the card....she cut the edge off and we re-attached it to the edge. The flower stem is cut from the Silhouette, the loops are a Martha Stewart punch (love it!....and already bought it!!!) and the background stamp has a story of it's own. She found a letter her grandfather wrote to her grandmother. It was written in German. Her mother translated it and she said it was all very respectable. She took it to work (Hero Arts) and they made a stamp out of it....that is the background to this card!!! How cool is that??????? I think the proper name is Old Letter Writing.

My next favorite card is this blue and brown card. we used a cling stamp and perfect pearls on white cardstock. Stamped in versamark, dusted with perfect pearls and misted with water to set. Sanded the background a little to bring out some white in the cardstock and embellished. The 2nd pic is a close up so you can see the design of the stamped image and the 3rd pic is actually how the card opens. I really like this card, too. Very cool!!!!

Jennifer McGuire card class

These are the rest of the items we made at the card class...arent they GREAT!!?????!!!! She is so talented! We used many techniques with these...I will touch on them with each card.
top card: glossy card stock and alcohol inks were used to create the background. The cardstock was ran through a Cuttlebug and then the image was lightly sanded. The button is a clear button but touched on the back with alcohol ink to match the colors!
Tree card: colored pencils were used to color in the tree. The red dots were made by putting the tip of the red pencil down on the cardstock and spinning the cardstock to make perfect little circles! How nice is that!!
Butterfly card: (1st one) Hard to see it but the entire image glistens. We mixed perfect pearls in water in a mini mister and sprayed the stamp after inking it with distress inks. When it dried it is pearlized....VERY pretty!! The background is one stamp stamped with various colors at once. The ribbon is to die for!! I have to have some of it. It is made by Creative Impressions and it is silk ribbon!
Butterfly (2nd): This is heat embossed on sticky backed canvas (I already bought and received is a must have). We frayed the edges, inked it with distress inks and then applied distress stickles on it (the little gold flecks). I love it! Oh, already bought the distress stickles, too.....they are really neat!!!!! Spread them on with your finger and let them dry, you see little flecks of color....they are soooooo cool!!!!
Treat bag: This is so cute. The branch is cut from a Silhouette (yes, now I want one of The owl is actually a stamped image we cut out and used the reverse side...wings, too. (The image was stamped twice). I have to draw in his feet...keep forgetting Poor owl!
Hope you enjoyed looking half as much as I enjoyed making!!!!!

lame, lame, lame...

I have been being very lame (lazy??) with my blog. I have been addicted to Facebook and have been spending waaaaaay too much time on there! I got hooked on Farmtown and that is not a good thing either....VERY addicting, but VERY fun!!
I have been around...went to a card class in Cincinnati with Jennifer McGuire...posted my cards on my FB, but will post them here as, sorry for those of you who have already seen
Went to Knoxville to see my grandbabies...they are getting sooo big! They are changing so much, I hate being so far away from them. Maybe someday....I have not given up hope...I never will (neither has Kevin, my husband). He just told me one of the guys he works with just got a good job in Knoxville so maybe he can help him get a job there! It's hope!! AND a sign that he really wants to go, too!!! That is a good thing. It will be hard to leave our families, but we can travel to see them, those babies cannot come up and see us. It is about a 7 hour drive so it's really not horrible.
I will get to posting pics of my class with Jennifer now....
....Sharon :)