Well, this past week was my husband's birthday. It was on Tuesday and on Monday I came down with a case of shingles. Yep, shingles. This is the second time I've had it, the other being when I was pregnant with my second child. Both times I have gotten it, someone special to me had just died. I know that people say that you get it when you have a lot of stress in your life. Well, I guess I've been pretty stressed lately. I had this idea in my head of the card I was going to do for Josh, but when it came down to it, I was completely zapped by the shingles. I made this card instead, it was super easy. I am not saying that I don't like this card, I just think I would generally use it for someone younger. My husband loves all things sports, so it does apply to him. My son LOVED it. I am also listing photos of the cards that Ian (5 and a half) and Addison (almost 3) made for daddy.
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Here are the details for the basketball card: Stamp set - Sporting Goods (retired) Card base - Sahara Sand Layers on front - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Taken with Teal Inks - StazOn Black and Black Craft (for the embossing of the basketball) Twine - Black Twine (retired) Tools/Extras - Spiral Punch, Dimensionals, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Lumiere (retired) mixed with rubbing alcohol to make the spray that is on the Basic Black cardstock. Techniques - Watercoloring and Embossing
Yesterday was my upline, Jamie's, birthday. I made this little set of goodies for her. This is the first composition book that I've altered, I will definitely be doing more of them! I also "decorated an RSVP pen by putting paper in it, re-purposed a baby food jar as a candle holder and decorated a box of matches (one of my trademark pieces). There is no stamping involved here, just some flecking/sponging on the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. The paper is a retired Stampin' Up! DSP, Green Tea. Also, the ribbon on the composition book is Stampin' Up!'s Chocolate Chip grosgrain. What do you think?
Here are a couple of samples of the cards that I will be offering at my class on April 30th. We will be making a Mother's Day card, a Father's Day card, two birthday cards plus two birthday cards for children (one boy and one girl). The class fee will be $15. This fee includes all 6 cards and envelopes. As usual, you will need to bring your own adhesive (tape runner) and scissors. If you need to order either for the class, please let me know ASAP. Please RSVP by April 20th so I have plenty of time to order supplies. I will have a special gift for all of you who pre-pay by April 26th. Class size is limited to 8, but if the class on April 30th gets filled I will schedule another one for the following week.
So, let's review... April 30th - 7:00-9:00/9:30 - My House - RSVP no later than April 20th - Free Gift when you pre-pay by April 26th - Bring your own adhesive and scissors. Any questions?
I went to a class held by my upline, Jamie, this past Saturday. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed having some time out. I only made two of the four cards she was offering, and put my own spin on things. If you want to have the details of what was used, please email me.