Hi everyone - I hadn't been to a store card class in quite a while but I wanted to do something with my sister Tami who's been getting more into card-making. We went to a class at Scraps of Love, a fun stamping and scrapbooking store in Peoria AZ. Tami lives in AZ full-time but I enjoy visiting when the weather gets too cold in MN! I was there from 3/1 - 3/13 so we got a lot of card-making done! Plus I basked in the warm, sunny climate!!
The class involved water coloring and all the images were pre-stamped by the instructor. I don't know who manufactured all the images but I know the little girl image was from Penny Black, called Kisses. Of course the store was out of them by the time I got out of class! Here are the cards:
Sorry - don't know who manufactured the papers either. Just loved them though, plus the fun trims and ribbons she brought. We brought our own pencils so I had just a limited set of Prismacolors I keep in AZ at Tami's house.
After class I couldn't resist one of Penny Black's critter clear sets, Critter Time. I end up with one of these every few years because I can't resist - her hedgehogs, mice and cats are adorable!! I had to make a card right away with this set - loved this little mouse. Here's the card:
The "grass" was repurposed from a sushi tray from my local market; I added this when I got home since something seemed missing without it. I always rinse off this fun plastic "grass" and save it, just for cards like this - thought it looked so cute. I sent the card to my brother and sister-in-law who took me to the airport and picked me up when I returned. Thanks D&D!
Something I don't mention enough, my Sweet Adelines singing. My chorus City of Lakes had a retreat last weekend which is why I cut my AZ trip short. We worked with the amazing Joe Connelly, a four-time quartet Barbershop Harmony Society champion, most recently with Old School Quartet. We are getting ready for a show on April 5th, featuring Love Notes, the current Sweet Adelines International champion quartet. Can't wait for some gorgeous ringing chords - if you're in the area, come to the show - details on the chorus website.
Hope you're having a crafty weekend! Thanks for stopping!!