Kaisercraft “Home for Christmas” Card Class

New Christmas Card Class…

I will be teaching “Home for Christmas” at The Paper Forest in Washington, Illinois.

Home for Christmas Class

Home for Christmas

We will be making a set of Christmas cards featuring the “Home for Christmas” collection from Kaisercraft.  Come have fun, get in the holiday spirit and maybe pick up a new technique or two!

The Paper Forest

Thursday, November 12 from 5:30-7:30

Cost:  $22.00

Contact The Paper Forest http://www.thepaperforest.com or call 309-745-3440 to sign up for the class.

Warm Wishes 9720 Have a Holly Jolly Christmas 9721 Love Joy & Peace 9726 Merry Christmas Poinsettia 9731

Shoot for your Goals

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This is one of my favorite Soccer pictures of Nicholas taken by his daddy last Spring.

Today was a big day for Nicholas…

First Day of Pre-School

First Day in a new Dance Class and…

First Soccer Game of the Fall Season.

He’s one pretty busy boy.

 

I made my Soccer Frame for my Deflecto Design Team Project using:


Deflecto Beveled Frame, Metal Knobs, 5 x 7 Inches (799593CR)*

game on

Kaisercraft’s Game On Collection P1496 First Place

*Disclosure:  I am a Amazon Affiliate.

 

“This is a sponsored post. As a member of the Deflecto Design Team I have been provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions.”

My trip to CHA Paper Arts in Chicago

Last week, I got the opportunity to attend CHA Paper Arts in Schaumburg, IL.

I hadn’t been able to attend a CHA Show (Craft Hobby Association) since the last time

it was in Chicago a few years ago.

As you can imagine I was excited to go.  (any excuse for a get-a-way)

I knew going in that it was going to be a small show.

But…by being a small show, it gave me the opportunity to mix, mingle and really get to know people.

I got to meet, in person, a few online friends, was able to make a few more and make some really

great connections.  All in all I was satisfied.

Back in it’s hey day, when I had my store, I remember spending three days walking the show

and still not being able to see everything.  (those were the days…)

On the first day of the two day show, I did remember to take a few pictures.

I wish I had taken more.   Enjoy!

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First off in the Sizzix Booth was dies from Stephanie Ackerman. 

I’ve been following Stephanie’s blog, Homegrown Hospitality, for years.

She’s a real Superstar in my books.

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 New House Dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix

I love the little house dies from the always popular Tim Holtz.

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Tim Holtz Holiday Canvas

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Ken Oliver of Ken Oliver Crafts

Ken’s another one of my Favorite Superstars.  Here I am with Ken and The Paper Forest girls.

They had just taken a picture with Ken and was rubbing it in my face.

So… I made them take another.

Ken Oliver's Color Burst

I finally got the opportunity to play with Ken’s Color Bursts. 

It only took a few minutes to create this masterpiece.

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Eileen Hull’s Vintage Camper, Scotty on The Paper Trail at CHA.

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Such a cute little camper.  You can read about Eileen and Scotty’s Adventure here.

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Eileen Hull’s Samples made using Sizzix Dies.

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More samples from Eileen.

I met Eileen a few years back and she’s such a sweet and personable lady.

You can’t help but love her.  And her dies… they are just too cute.

If I had her camper, I just might enjoy camping.  (well maybe)

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Another picture with The Paper Forest girls at the Graphic 45 booth.

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Graphic 45 World’s Fair

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Graphic 45 Mon Amour

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Kaisercraft

Ready for Christmas Crafting?  I am!

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More Kaisercraft Christmas…

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Kaisercraft

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Little B LLC Christmas

Little B 2858  I fell in love with Little B’s New Christmas Washi Tape.

This is another one of those booths where I got talking and forgot to take more pictures.

Ikea

As a reward for all my work (aka…having fun).  

I ended my adventure with a trip to my favorite Big Blue Store, IKEA.

 

Spellbinder’s Captivating Squares Class

Spellbinder's Captivating Squares Card Class

There is still a few spots open for Saturday’s Captivating Squares class at The Paper Forest.

In the class we will be using Spellbinders dies and Kaisercraft’s Rustic Harmony Collection

to make these four cards.

The Paper Forest in Washington, IL

Saturday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cost of the Class:  $22.00

Students Bring:  tape runner, scissors, foam mounting squares, Vintage Photo Ink, Ink Applicator

Contact The Paper Forest at 309-745-3440 to sign up.

Captivating Squares

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I will be teaching a new card class in April at The Paper Forest called Captivating Squares.

In the class we will be using Spellbinders dies and Kaisercraft’s Rustic Harmony Collection

to make these four cards.

The Paper Forest in Washington, IL

Saturday, April 18th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cost of the Class:  $22.00

Students Bring:  tape runner, scissors, foam mounting squares, Vintage Photo Ink, Ink Applicator

Contact The Paper Forest at 309-745-3440 to sign up.

Live Laugh Love 1714 Live a Beautiful Life 1706

Enjoy The Little Things in Life 1718 Love Card 2085

I used Spellbinders Captivating Squares* on these cards.

Click on picture for ordering information from Amazon.*

Disclosure:  I am a Amazon Affiliate.

“Dream Big, the Sky is the Limit” …with Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Tag 2

All this week on the Clear Scraps and Imagine Crafts Blogs we are combining efforts with one Big Creative Blog Hop.

My “Dream Big… the sky is the limit”  tag features a clear acrylic butterfly from Clear Scraps along with a variety of StazOn Inks for a wonderful effect.  I love how the ink works so well with acrylic.  And… that Wedding Dress irrRESISTible colored textured spray, LOVE!!!

Products Used:

  • Butterflies Embellishments  (Clear Scraps)
  • Stazon Inks:  Orange Zest, St. Valentine, Spiced Chai, Jet Black, Blue Hawaii  (Imagine Crafts)
  • Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray  (Imagine Crafts)
  • GlazOn   (Imagine Crafts)
  • L751 Marbled Background  (Serendipity Stamps)
  • “Hello Sunshine”  6 1/2″ Paper Pad  (Kaisercraft)
  • Alpha & Word Stickers Teal  (My Minds Eye)
  • 2″ circle punch
  • Kraft cardstock tag
  • white acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • ribbon and trim
  • sponge
  • black cardstock
  • adhesive tape runner

Directions:

  1. Dab with a sponge, Orange Zest and St. Valentine’s inks onto the clear butterfly.  (allow to dry)
  2. Ink marble background with jet black ink and stamp directly onto the butterfly.
  3. Paint the center of the kraft cardstock tag with white acrylic paint.
  4. Gently rub with a soft craft sponge Spiced Chai ink around the edges of the tag.
  5. Spray surface of the tag with Wedding Dress irRESISTible colored textured spray.  (allow to dry)
  6. Lay circle onto tag to use as a mask.  Gently sponge Blue Hawaii ink around circle.
  7. Layer and adhere tag onto a piece of black cardstock.
  8. Add strips of scrapbook paper with the edges inked onto bottom of tag.
  9. Glue butterfly onto tag using GlazOn.
  10. Finish embellishing tag with ribbon, trim and word stickers.

Clearscrap Stazon Butterfly Close Up

 

 

Craft Ideas Magazine

Craft ideas magazine cover

The other day I received this magazine in the mail.

At first, it stumped me.  Why am I getting this magazine?

When I finally got the chance to sit down and look at it I noticed the name had changed.

Craft Ideas was formerly Crafts n’ Things.

Fall Addition!!!  I immediately knew what I was looking for.

Craft ideas Magazine Everyday Moments

Ta Da!!!  Here I am on pages 56 & 57.

My “Everyday Moments” accordion album with all the instructions so you can make one too.

Another thing that makes me happy:   they used the photographs I took for the article.

Always Dream Big

Kaisercraft Dream Big Card

Just a quick share today.  (waiting on paint to dry on another project)

Here are a couple more projects that I made for The Paper Forest Design Team

using Kaisercraft’s Dream Big Collection.  (Inside it says:  anything is possible)

I’m really loving the color softness of this collection.

This card could be using for a Graduation, Retirement, New Job…

Candle Make Over

Why give a boring candle when you can make one over with a few left-over scraps of paper?

Small Candle from Bath & Body Works.

Kaisercraft “Dream Big”

Some of you may remember my family pictures that was taken on Easter.

Easter Layout #2

I love all the silly shots we got that day.  I think “captured” really fits on the layout below.

The caption reads:

Somebody got a little excited as Mom ran back and forth setting the camera on the tripod.

Easter Layout #1

These layouts were made with Kaisercraft’s Dream Big Collection.