He’s making a list…

Are you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year? Me? I don’t know… it might be too early to tell! lol. This is another card that the crew at my Holiday Card Class earlier this week got to make. The Santa is from a tried and true favorite — Jolliest Time of Year. I’m not sure but I may be getting sick of Christmas already! Too bad for me as I’ve still got a ways to go before I can pack up the holiday until next year. It’s funny because I always gripe when I go into a store and they have Halloween items out in late August, or Christmas in early October or Valentine’s Day in December — but guess what? I do the same thing! Well, in my defense… if folks want to hand-stamp a special holiday card they need to order supplies in advance — so therefore, I need to have samples done in advance! You see? Don’t blame me… it’s an occupational hazard I guess. Hope you are having a great week. I had the best two days today and yesterday — First, I was off from work both days and I had a stamping

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Sending Christmas Cards….

Just a quick stop today to show off another one of the cards from tonights Holiday Card Class. I’ve got a full house attending tonight so I’m sure it will be lots of fun! This card is not your traditional Holiday Card, but I really like it. Rather simple, but cute. Who says you can’t use hearts on a Christmas card? This is a busy week for me with tonights class the first of three events! Of course, I’m not done planning the other two yet (I only finished planning tonights this morning!) — some things will never change — even though I say I’m going to stop procrastinating. Maybe I’ll stop tomorrow!

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Dang technology…

I had planned on showing you some of the other pre-made scrapbook pages I made for a customer, but alas technology is against me. For whatever reason, the three other pages I took pictures of are fine on my computer, but when I load into blogger they turn sideways — it’s driving me nuts! So sadly, I don’t think I’ll be able to show them to you (I only have the one picture and I’ve already given the pages to their new owner). So, instead today I am sharing a full sneak peek of a card from next week’s holiday card class. I showed a glimpse of it the other day, but this is the full card. Isn’t it cute? This is an old stamp set called “Punch Pals” — I thought I’d pull out an oldie, but goodie. There are still a couple of spots left for next week if you are interested… we’re getting together at 6 p.m. at the Chatham Community Center and will make 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) for $18. Supplies for this card are simple: Old Olive Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock; Punch Pals Stamp Set and Teeny Tiny Wishes;

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More holiday cards….

Here’s another card we made in my holiday card class last week (if you get my e-newsletter, you’ve already seen this card. If you would like to receive my e-newsletter sign up in the box to the right). This stamp set is called Angelic Joy and I embossed the angel image with white embossing powder. I think this stamp set works really well with heat embossing. If you’d like to join us and make 10 holiday cards, I still have space for my Oct. 19 class at the Chatham Community Center. This card also uses the square lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot — I LOVE those embossing folders — they make such an impact. I got the idea for this card from a recent card swap I did with fellow demonstrators. The demonstrator that designed it (Thanks Sharon Cline) used a different stamp set, but the same design. I think it is simple, but elegant. Here is another card using the same Angelic Joy stamp set. This time a heat embossed the image with gold embossing powder. It’s actually a similar card layout, but very different look (or at least I think so 🙂 Well, that’s all for

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Happy fall…

Well, it appears the summer disappeared with Hurricane Earl a couple of weeks ago, huh? I actually don’t mind the fall… except that I really don’t look forward to the winter… at all! However, I do enjoy the cool, crisp sunny days of fall. Plus the colorful pumpkins, leaves and scarecrows of fall are beautiful color inspiration for crafters like me! lol… Fall also means that it’s time to start planning for the holidays… it’s never to early to start, you know! This card here is a sample from one of my upcoming holiday card classes. The first one is on Wednesday, Sept. 29. There’s still time to RSVP if you’d like to come … just e-mail me ASAP. It will be held at the Chatham Community Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Each guest makes 10 cards (2 each of 5 designs) for $18… and a head start on the holidays… priceless! 🙂 I’m really excited about this fall. The new holiday mini catalog is fabulous with lots of new product including fabric, which works great with our Big Shot die-cutting machine. Keep an eye on the old blog-o as I will be featuring a fabric project that I

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Spring Card Class this week

Just “hopping” on today to remind all of my blog readers about a spring card class I am hosting on Thursday (Feb. 25) at the Chatham Community Center. Class attendees will make 10 cards for $18 (2 each of five designs, includes envelopes). This class will feature Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day and a Birthday card. Don’t worry if you’ve never stamped before. These cards are very simple and I will provide complete step-by-step directions. The class runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and you work at your own pace. You may stay the entire three hours to finish your cards, but many people don’t need that much time. If you’d like to register for the class please call the Chatham Community Center directly at 508-945-5175 or e-mail swinkfield@chatham-ma.gov. Hope to see you there!

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