Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2!! Day 1

Yesterday was Day 1 of On Line Card Classes' Summer Card Camp 2. I love Jennifer McGuire (as you know) and Krystina Werner is also a fave of mine. The class goes for 3 weeks and I have completed my first card for the class.

The fun trick on this card is learning how to pick a phrase and stamp it in a chevron. It's actually easier than it looks. I stamped "thinking of you."  The "Happy" is letters from Thickers by American Crafts. Jennifer used a wonderful die that says "hello" on the sample but I don't have that die or anything like it so I chose these letters from my (dare I say it?) abundant stash!

The banner on this card lifts up and says "Birthday" underneath. It definitely is a Happy little card.  I'd like to make another one doing things a bit differently. But heavens I might not ever post anything that way!

This was a great way to use up some bling that has been hanging around for way too long with no good purpose until now. Wahoo!! Who doesn't like to use up their (abundant) stash?

Well I've got to get a move on since officially the rest of the class is on Day 2!!


Monday, July 8, 2013

A Sailor 4th of July Card

We just got back from the San Francisco Bay Area where we visited with family and good, dear friends. We enjoyed a HOT day at my Brother-in-law and Sis-in-law's celebrating our country's independence on the 4th. The next day we went to Carmel and Santa Cruz, where the weather was much cooler and in fact at Santa Cruz it was glorious! The next day we cheered the Giants on as they beat the Dodgers (just because we had come all the way from Oregon ;-). It might have had a little bit to do with Mad Bomb pitching for the Giants, I guess, and there was some hitting going on for our team too! Yes it's been a while!!

This is a card I made for my sailor for the 4th of July. The Anchor stamp (anchors and maps make me so happy) is from Michaels brand Recollections. Isn't it the coolest?? The ribbon is from either Joann's or Michaels. I think a set of notecards with just the anchor stamp would be great for my sailor son to write home on, don't you?