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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Spring Card Class with Scraps of Love

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:

Scraps of Love class

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:

Mousy Thank You

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!!


Lin said...

What happy spring cards, Linda! Lovely images and papers - lucky you to have a getaway where it's warm - I'm sure you've come home rejuvenated.

Cindy C. said...

The Spring cards are all so cute and fun!!! I love the repurposed grass on the last card! Ah such a relaxing scene!! Have a great weekend Linda!

Robin K. said...

Your card class looks like it was a lot of fun!!! And lucky you to get out of this never ending winter!!!!! I absolutely love how you repurposed the sushi mat in your card- so clever!