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Monday, July 19, 2010

Great class!

We had a great class Thursday night.  There were seven ladies in the class.  I'm so glad they are excited about adding rubberstamping to their cards.  We had some really creative ideas floating around.  They were also ready to tell me some other techniques and items that they are interested in making.   Lots of neat things happening in this area for scrappers and stampers!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Croppertunities, July 15, 6:30PM

This is the third card we will be making at the card class Thursday night.  Introducing many of the participants to rubberstamping.....and some to card-making.  Hoping for a big class.  ")
INSTRUCTIONS:  Fold a piece of 8 1/2"X 5 1/2" decorative, double-sided cardstock in half.  Punch out a 2" circle and use reverse side to stamp sentiment with black ink.  Use a craft knife to cut a slit 5/8" long about 1/4" in from top and bottom of the circle.  Cut a piece of blue gingham 1/2" ribbon 6" long.  Slide ribbon through the back of gthe circle.  Use a tacky glue to glue the ends over to the inside of the card....leave open until dry.  Attach the gold butterly slight over the ribbon.  Add tiny gems to the dots around the large flowers and one to the center of the little black flower.

Croppertunities, July 15, 6:30PM

SUMMER BLOOMS RIBBON-SLIDE CARDS This is another card that we will be making in the class Thursday night at our local scrapbook store, Croppertunities, 12 West 2nd St, Sand Springs, 918-246-9674.  After the class, I will be posting instructions.                                         INSTRUCTIONS:  Fold an 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" piece of decorative, double-sided cardstock in half.  Using the reverse side of the cardstock, stamp a butterfly with VersaMark inkpad and cut out.  Outline the wings of the butterflies with clear Stickles and let dry.   Also, cut out a 2 1/2" X 1 1/2" ribbon slide.  Use a corner rounder at each corner of slide.  Using a craft knife, cut a 5/8" slit at the top and bottom of the ribbon slide.  Next, cut a 1/2" blue gingham ribbon 6" long and slide through the back of the ribbon slide.  Attach the ends over onto the inside of the card with a tacky glue.  Do not close card until glue is completely dry.  Glue one of the butterflies to the upper right-hand corner of the card.  Fold the wings of the remaining butterly up along each side of the body and attach directly over the other butterfly with glue dots.  Add large amber jewels to the centers of the three large flowers at the bottom of the card.  (I chose to put the jewel on the left directly on the ribbon.)

Croppertunities, July 15, 6:30PM

I'm teaching a card class at our local scrapbook store.  My husband's nephew and niece just bought it!  Not many rubberstampers in this group, so I'm starting with some basic cards.....I have already taught one class (Father's Day) at this store and we had a great time.  So, I'm looking forward to teaching there again.                                INSTRUCTIONS:  Fold an 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" piece of decorative, double-sided cardstock in half.  Use a green inkpad to edge the entiere card.  Use clear Stickles to outline all the black flowers and set aside to dry.  Punch out a 2" flower from a scrap of yellow cardstock.  Use a black inkpad to stamp the bird image in the certer of the yellow flowers.  Outline the flower with clear Stickles.  Using the reverse side, cut a 1 1/2"X 1 1/2" square and stamp the sentiment with black inkpad; trim the corners with the rounded corner punch.  Edge the square with green inkpad.  After the Stickles is dry on the flower, use a craft knife to cut 5/8" slits at the top and bottom of the flower.  Cut a 1/2" blue gingham ribbon 6" long.  Slide the ribbon through the back of the flower ribbon slide.  Use a tackly glue to attach the ends of the ribbon to the inside of the card; let dry completely before closing the card.  Add a clear jewel to the little red flower in the lower right-hand corner and to the tiny black flower on the left side of the card at the top.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beautiful Summer Night

Our first-born and her husband celebrated their first anniversary by throwing a party for family and friends.  These are the lights and lanterns they had strung above their deck for the "after party" with close family.  It was an intimate setting and everyone had a great time............esp. our Uncle Bob (77yrs) and Aunt Susie!   Uncle Bob is the youngest of 5 brothers in my Dad's family.   He is the only surviving member of his family....and he is a heart-transplant survivor of 19 years!   He is also quite the character!   Pretty much says what he wants to say to whom he pleases.  I love him dearly, and Susie.  My husband, girls, and sons-in-law love him dearly.   I'm thankful for the great night we had with them.