Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shaker card

Spring is on it's way! Really! My next A Muse class is called Spring Fling. It has been really strange to make Spring themed cards in the middle of Winter. Today the wind chills are going to be in the 20 below 0 range. Brrrrrr! I think I will stay inside and pretend that the grass is green and the birds are singing.

My card today is one that I will be teaching at my class. I used a little shaker cup made by Impression obsession. They are nifty little cups that have the adhesive on them so it makes a super easy shaker card that isn't very deep. I used up some of my paper scraps and punched out tulips, butterflies and birds for the stuff inside. Stamped the zinnia flower and put it all together. Then I made a little frame with my circle Nestabilities. Easy, right?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Space

A few weeks ago, I ordered some adjustable craft tables. I have been having some problems with my back hurting after a day of crafting and I thought if the table was higher, I wouldn't be hunched over while making cards. Well, as you can see, the tables arrived! I got a good start at getting all my stuff reorganized and set up again. Guess that explains my absence from blogging. I am hoping that this new, more comfortable craft space is going to get me back to making some fun things to show you. I did get my Valentine class all designed with the new Sea of Love A Muse stamp release. These stamps are so much fun and a welcome break from the usual hearts and lace Valentine images. Hop on over to the A Muse Artstamps website and see for yourself and then sign up for one of my classes! Thank you for being so patient with my lack of blogging over the holidays but with my daughter being home and then the reorganizing of my craft space, I just haven't had time to do it all. More fun stuff to follow, I promise!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wow, where have I been?

Can't believe it has been so long between posts! I guess I had a good holiday and just let some things go. My daughter was home and we had plenty of fun with her. After that, I had a big New Year/post Christmas party here at home. All my relatives came over to my house on a bus from Green Bay. Yup, I said bus! It was really fun and thanks to some of my online friends, Jill, Heather, Kim, Rhonda and all the gals that sent recipes, everyone had a great time eating and talking the night away. But to have this party, I had to take down all my crafting stuff. I know! It was a nightmare but I have it partially set back up and am ready for some cardmaking fun.

Starting the new year out with my calendar. It is always so much fun to design my yearly calendar class. Had a bunch of fun ladies take it this year. Always makes me smile to see everyone have a good time stamping and chatting. So now I am sharing it with you all. If you would like to download the template go over to the A Muse site. You can download the calendar for a small donation to Water 1st. It is a very worthwhile cause. While you are over there, check out the new Valentine release. There are a ton of new stamps! I will be posting some of my cards soon so stay tuned.

Hope everyone had a great holiday and has the best New Year!