Tuesday, August 10, 2010


So this summer has been pretty busy for me and an emotional one. So jumping back into my classes is really helping me.

Some of you may not know, but my mom passed away in June. It was a very difficult time for all of us as she had only been not feeling well for a few weeks. Actually, she had been recovering from 2 strokes that she suffered about a year and a half ago, but she was doing so well.  I thank God that I was able to make it their (to Florida) and spend just  4 1/2 hours with her before she passed from this world to her Heavenly home. I miss her so much, but I know she is with the Lord she loved and with her sons and also my son and I know that one day I will see them all again.

So with the summer months, we have really slowed down as far as classes as everyone is busy, but with that said I have had a couple of my faithful ladies want to keep going and so we have done some cards and crafty projects, also a few layouts. We’ve been doing the classes right here in my home as I never know if there will be 2 ladies or 8…so it makes it nice to be here and have everything right at hand!

This week we did two projects! We made a card accordion box  which can hold several types of cards, such as Hello, Thinking of You, Thank You, Happy Birthday, Sympathy, the box holds up to 4 tab dividers and probably could hold about 8 to 10 cards. We also made a sunset card using inking techniques and a brayer, adding a stamped image and sentiment, as well as piercing and brads. So I hope you like our projects. Enjoy!



So I was trying to get the pictures online tonight so you could see what we’ve been making, unfortunately, I didn’t have good lighting so you can’t see the detail on the cards, but they came out so good, and then on my cardbox, I decided to added a button to the one on the right to dress it up a little, and it wasn’t quite dry and just as I snapped the picture, the button started to slide off. So luckily it was still holding on when I snapped, it sits in the middle of the front pannel, and I added some natural hemp to the middle of the button, it really added detail to it. Enjoy!

Last weeks class, we also made two cards that were not only beautiful, but fun to make…I have one lady, who the past 2 weeks has said “I think this is the most beautiful card I’ve ever made” and then this week, she finished her card and again said, ““I think this is the most beautiful card I’ve ever made” too funny…love having her and the encouragement to keep on learning and sharing with all of them. So I hope you enjoy our cards!

Window frame card.


Easel Card






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