Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Here are the last of my samples from my card class last Saturday and pictures of my two-page album spread for my scrapbooking class.  We really had a lot of fun, even tho the class size was small.  I actually like it when there are less attending, as I can spend more quality time with my clients.  I am posting these a different way today, directly from Picasa -- so far, so good.  I hope it will bring in all my notes for each picture.  I'll let you know at the end of this post if I like doing it this way or not.

This was a new card layout for me, called a Flip-Flop card.  My inspiration for this card came from Rhonda Griffin, who was kind enough to direct me to different blogs to get the directions.  For some reason, I kept reading the directions wrong, missing the key sentence to create the heart.  Finally after many attempts, the lightbulb went off and I had my "DAH" moment.  It was so easy after that, and really a quick card for my class (the ladies loved it).

This is how the inside of the Flip-Flop card looked.  Supplies: I (Heart) Hearts, Holiday Best, & Tiny Tags stamp sets; Very Vintage Wheel; Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die; Medium Jewelry Tag Punch; White Satin ribbon, Twine.

I just loved this little "Love Bugs" card.  Perfect for your significant other.  Supplies:  Love Bugs & I (Heart) Hearts stamp sets; SU Markers; Dimensional, Heart to Heart Punch; and Whisper White, Basic Black, and Real Red Cardstock.

Sorry, I had already added my pictures/Christmas Cards before I took these pictures for the scrapbooking class, but I think you can still see the layout.  I always add our hand-made cards we receive each year to my Christmas album -- there is no way I could ever throw them away.  I know the time and attention each of these cards took to create and they are all beautiful (I have lots more to add to additional pages -- these just fit on these pages the best).  This is Album Page 1 for Christmas 2009, with one of my Christmas Cards I did in the top left.  My sister, Kathleen's, card is in the bottom right.  Supplies:  Soft Suede & Real Red Cardstock; Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Paper; Go Go Boots Embossing Folders; Ornament Punch, and Gold Cord.

This is Album Page 2 for Christmas 2009 with my sister Lois's Christmas card top right, & another of Kathleen's Cards bottom left.  I did a little experimenting with the stencils (after I did this page) and came to the conclusion that it was much easier to apply the red acrylic paint with the sponge attachment on my brayer (the sponge is no longer sold by SU, so I am so glad I got mine before they discontinued selling).  My clients really enjoyed trying this new technique, and I learned a lot for future layouts or applying to my walls.  Supplies:  Soft Suede & Real Red Cardstock; Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Paper; Go Go Boots Embossing Folders; Vintage Ornaments I Decor Stencils, Christmas Greetings & Tree Trimmings Stamp Sets; and Two Tags Bigz Die.
Well, I didn't figure out how to import my notes from Picasa (so did a copy and paste).  I will have to experiment a little more -- or maybe somebody out there will take mercy on me and post directions in my comments?!?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  It's back to our freezing weather again -- drats!
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  1. Sandi, I really like your flip flop card. Isn't it fun to find new ways to do a card other than the typical 5 1/2 x 4 1/4? I also love the way you did your album pages for the Xmas cards.I never thought of doing this way. Looks so much nicer than in a photo album. Very nice work and TFS.

  2. Like the Love Bugs card do not have that stamp set, simple but cute. I also like how you displayed your Christmas cards this year in your scrapbook what a neat idea never thought of doing it on a scrapbook page. Still thinking "outside" of that box. I guess I am just "inside" covered up with this nice snuggly waiting for winter to pass.