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FELT You Might Like These Card Class ~ September 5

Join me at Scrappin’ Time on Sunday, September 5 from 1-3pm

A full pack of Basic Grey Felties will be here on September 5th to greet you! Let’s get busy crafting, shall we?

Each unique card has been created with the warmth of a September evening in mind. I love making cards into one-of-a-kind shapes, so we’ll be making one of the greetings into a purse and another one into an octagon with hand-stitched elements!

Sunday, September 5

1-3pm

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive (such as Zip Dry) and a needle for sewing).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:
5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is VERY limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience). Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!

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Pretty in Pink Card Class ~ August 22

I’ve got another card class open and ready for sign ups at Scrappin’ Time!

Each of these fabulous 3D greetings were created with decadent black and hot pink. This collection is all about bold, rich colors and delicious textures: glitter, rhinestones and even velvet!

Please join me on Sunday, August 22 from 1-3pm and make a set for yourself!

Cost of the class is $25 and includes all the materials needed (please bring the basics: scissors, a strong adhesive (such as Zip Dry), pop-dots and a file).

Call the store at 702-898-7414 or stop by:

5915 South Eastern Avenue #106

to reserve your seat ~ space is limited!

Would you like to make the cards, but don’t have the time to come into the store for the class?

Kits are now available!!

When you call to reserve the class, just mention that you’d like the kit only and I’ll be sure to have it ready for you (along with pictures and detailed instructions for your convenience). Just pick it up and scrap at your leisure!!

Note: you can also purchase the paper.  It would look AMAZING on layouts, too!  You can pick up 2 sheets of each 12×12 print from my Etsy and ArtFire shops, too!
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Special FREE SHIPPING Destash Sale This Week!

Special destash sale:
FREE SHIPPING (U.S. and Canada!) on all orders over $10!!
***Sale good through Wednesday, July 14.  Orders must be made from my ArtFire shop.***
Free shipping code: FREESHIPPING
Thanks so much, and happy shopping!
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Cross Crafting

I’m a lover of crafts.  If I can make something with my hands, I’m all over it (except for cooking dinner).  Sometimes I just like to wander the craft store isles and find ideas for new crafts…until I remind myself of all the 1/2 finished projects waiting for me at home!
When two of my artistic passions come together, well, it’s just magical.  I’ve enjoyed merging my love of embroidery with card making.  Sure, each card can take a week to make, but it’s

a lot of fun to work on and I love that each piece is truly one-of-a-kind.

Here are some of my recent projects using embroidery in my greeting cards:
Really happy with this one. I used glitter and watercolor pencil on it as well. You can check it out on Etsy for more photos.
This was one of the first big embroidery project cards for me (more pictures on Etsy).  I had this piece next to my couch every night until I had finished the pattern.  This project took me through America’s Next Top Model and American Idol several times…
The power button card below has kind of a funny story attached.  I made it one night and showed my hubby when he came home.  I said, “Look!  It’s an X-Box card!  Isn’t that awesome?!” and he gave me a questioning look.  I said, “See?  It’s the button that’s on the X-Box!” 
He walked over to the computer and pointed to the screen, then the speakers, then the TV remote.  I hadn’t realized that it was the universal POWER button.  LOL! 
Well, to me, it will always mean X-Box (that’s why I chose the card stock and colors, too).
Such versatility with skulls now days!  Who knew???  🙂  This girly one was also embellished with watercolor pencils and bling.  I like the cupcake card stock and satin bow, too.
That completes my embroidered card tour.  Hope it inspires you to mix and match your favorite crafts!
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Paper Piecing Possibilities

 
Every once in awhile, I get into a paper piecing state of mind. I love the unique look that it gives and the flexibility it offers.

Here is a fun owl card that was made using brown and green embossed Bazzill card stock. It works so well with the Cosmo Cricket tree paper too!

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My die-cutter of choice when paper piecing is the Sizzix.  It’s nice to utilize a tiny piece of paper and to be able to cut through multiple layers at a time.
I also enjoy finding other crafters that can make one-of-a-kind paper piecing embellishments for me!  This special Alice in Wonderland card was made using the handmade die-cut from another Etsy selller, Kott Kreations.
This unique embellishment is completely pieced and penned by hand.  I wouldn’t have had the time (or patience…or know-how) to do it myself.  This can be a little more expensive than doing it yourself, but it’s a nice treat once in awhile and makes for an AMAZING card!
Here is another card in which I enlisted the help of a fellow Etsy crafter to make the paper pieced die-cut for me.  This darling owl was handmade by Lisa’s Handmade Cards.  Her listing just grabbed me one night and I thought of all the potential in this terrific embellishment!
Whether you make it yourself, or seek out the help of “professionals”, consider experimenting with paper piecing.  There are so many unique crafting possibilities in your future!
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Pack Animal

Late last night, I received a custom request for a sexy Jacob (Twilight) card that says:

“Once you go pack…you never go back!”

Hilarious!  I couldn’t wait to start on it.  I have been thinking of ideas for color and design all morning!  Finally, when both boys went down for their nap (hubby and son), I had a quiet house.  The fire and ink flew as I tore this and burned that.  Stitch here and distress there.

I still have ink on my nose, but here is the finished product.  I’m SO happy with it!

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I Think, Therefore I Scrap.

One of the things I like most about making cards is that the themes are unlimited!  I find that happening often as I become a more “experienced” crafter. 
A few years ago, if my hubby had come to me one night and said:
“My buddy at work is having a birthday in two days.  Can you make him a special card?  He’s a philosophy major and loves Descartes.  Go!”
I would have had a panic attack and threw together a birthday card featuring a duck and some left over glitter.
This time, however, I went with it.  I took a few minutes to think about what I wanted and made it happen (vs. making something happen around what I had on hand).  I’m totally into printing my own papers and images now and it has really expanded my creativity.
This card in particular, features Descartes (I think, therefore I am) and I did a play on it with this birthday greeting:
 
He took it into work last week and everyone went nuts over it (I love it so much when that happens.  It makes me feel all warm and squishy inside), so I decided to list it in my various stores as well. 
Wish me luck!  🙂