Monday, March 5, 2012

Great Time had at the All Day Card Class

Well we have another event under our belt and it was great least from our standpoint and we hope for all the ladies that joined us on such a horrible winter day.  With 16 ladies each making 11 cards, that was a total of 176 cards made on a very blustery Saturday, with one lady unable to join us due to the weather.
As often is the way, they seemed to have some favourites which I'll show you here and the others can be seen here.  With many different levels of card makers in our group, from well seasoned to quite new, they were all happily finished by the time three o'clock rolled around.

You can almost see the blustery snowy day outside and yet our dear ladies blithely work on regardless of the weather. 
We will have another all day card day later this year, so make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy a day doing what you love and going home with a variety of ideas to make more.

Well I promised you that I would try and share some beautiful scrapbook pages that my friend Edie has been making for her daughter.  She has graciously agreed to allow us to share them with you.  She is very talented and anyone receiving an album from her is extremely lucky.  Here are three pages I've scanned from her album.

Look at the interesting way that Edie was able to use the airline tickets.  Remember I told you how excited she was to learn how to cut borders on her Silhouette?  Well you can see a good example of one of those borders over the photo of the plane. Notice the arrow she cut too and how it directs your eye to the one photo.

This next layout I loved very much.  Such an unusual choice of paper for a Disney layout and yet how perfectly it works.  Great use of stickers too with the words on the left and right bottom and not to miss Mickey lounging there too.
This layout impressed me for a couple of reasons.  Once again Edie used very non-traditional colours for a Disney layout and also for a "boys" layout, and yet again the colours worked beautifully.  See how she cut the enlarged brackets on her Silhouette for both the journaling block and the Title photo.  The direction of them directs your eyes toward the other photos in the layout.
Edie created some perfect examples of how you can scrapbook beautiful pages without using theme paper.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent Edie.

It's hard to believe sometimes how fortunate we are in having such talented customers.  Here's some work of yet another very artistic lady.  Joanne is an avid cardmaker as you can see from these two lovely cards she shared with us and now we are able to share with you.

Joanne created a great boys card here and she was excited that she was able to use some of her "finds" from our garage sale.  The cord around the mat and on the fishing rod were some of her purchases that day.  Don't you love her colouring too! 

I love the whimsical look of these birdhouses and again a great job of colours and inking around the mat.    Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us Joanne.

Well now you can see why Linda and I love our job so much.  We get to play all the time...well not exactly, but we do get the joy of seeing firsthand the artwork of some very talented people.  How about you?  Do you have something you would like to share with others?  Have you made something of which you are very pleased?  We would love to show it on the blog if you would allow it.

Hope you all have a great week.  The days will soon be getting longer with the time change this weekend and the winter will soon be behind us.

Happy Crafting...