Saturday, February 9, 2013

Did You Miss Out?

If you did, then you may be in luck.  We  have another date for a second All Day Card Class.  We had confirmation yesterday for Saturday April 6th once again in the Community Room at Independent Grocers.  So if you missed out on the first class and would like to attend the second class, drop in soon or call us to register your spot.  From the waiting list we are already half full, so don't delay and be disappointed again.

The Garage Sale is taking off very well.  We have more vendors signed up this time than we have before, so could be an opportunity for some great bargains.  Have you marked it on your calendar?  It's February 23rd.

We had a great time at class on Thursday.  Although due to the weather conditions a couple of people weren't able to come, those that were there had a great time.  It always amazes me how attentive the ladies are and  how many small things they learn along the way.  Perhaps a better way to ink up their stamp, how to get a clearer image, how the embossing buddy works better if you take it out of the bag first....LOL.  

Oh we do have some fun at Technique Class and yet manage to complete three cards each time.  

This week we played with Distress Inks, water and a paint brush to increase the brilliance of the colour and then added some pencil crayon to the image to create shadows and shading.  Very different for some of the ladies, but they were all up for the challenge.  Here are the cards we made.

 It's always more difficult to create a masculine card, so the woven strips and the bike not only work nicely for that, but also offer you the opportunity of using up some smaller pieces of card stock.

The ladies loved the stark contrast of the purple and mauve floral card which could be used for many occasions from birthday to wedding card.

It was the beautiful bold butterflies that got the most attention on Thursday though.  When the butterflies were first stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink, they looked a little flat.  However with just a wet paintbrush, a brown pencil crayon and some Stardust Pen the butterflies really came to life. 

Now this card would also suit many different occasions. Maybe even a Valentine card.  Have you made a sweet card for your sweetie yet?  Here are some words that you may be able to use...

Hope everyone managed to dig themselves out after that nasty storm.  We had a lovely gentleman in the store yesterday who offered to dig out our driveway if I didn't have anyone to do it for me....such a kindly offer.   Once again in Muskoka we were more fortunate than many.

Emily made mention of the fact that last week they only went to school on Friday because of the three days of bus cancellations and one day scheduled as a Professional Development day for the teachers.  This week however they went every day except Friday.  She thought that was kind of neat.  One week of schooling in two weeks.

Rachel and Jonathan seem to be having fun on their french exchange program in Quebec.  Struggled a bit to begin with with the language, but still having a great time.  It's one thing to be able to speak the french language with anglophone students, but quite different struggling to comprehend it being spoken much more fluently by francophones.   The teacher's send text/email updates and have commented how proud they are of all the students participation with their "twinned" student.  How well they are interacting with them and the language too.
Here's a photo that one of the teachers sent as the students were waiting to go into the Cosmodome program.

Lent is almost upon us and it will be sure to bring back special memories for my one sister as it was on Shrove Tuesday that she met her husband for the first time, and yes though I'm not sharing, there's a story there too.  Here's a link to the Kraft Food website where you can find recipes for making your own pancakes instead of the boxes of ready made mix..  

Don't forget to move on registration for the second card day class if you're wanting to join us.

Happy Crafting


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