Thursday, February 21, 2008

I tried to add these pictures yesterday. I downloaded them, typed up what I wanted to write about, and stepped away from the pc for a few minutes. Unfortunately in that time, there was some sort of glitch, and what took considerable time to write the first time, I lost. goes again.

These 2 additions are from a card class I did last weekend. This first card was a super SIMPLE card. Gotta LOVE that kind!

Card Stock: So Saffron, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Fun and Fast Notes

How To's: Stamp image of choice on Whisper White with Basic Black Classic Ink. Color in using Watercolor Crayons and Aquapainter. Layer on Blue CS. Next, I cut a piece of chipboard to a size, slightly larger than the blue cs.
I placed the chipboard, under the So Saffron cs (Hint: Hermafix on the chipboard, helps keep it in place). Using an embossing tool, I embossed around the chipboard to create an embossed frame for the image. Voila!

This card ended up a bit more complicated. It started with a Pixie Pink base with Basic Black layered on top. The scalloped edge was created using the Slit Punch and then, using the handheld 1/8" punch, cut holes in each scallop. I stamped the flower using the SAB set So Many Scallops which works GREAT with the Scallop Punch . I then stamped a small flower from the Little Flowers Stamp Set for the center and punced out with 3/4" punch. The word set is also from the SAB flyer and I stamped that with Pink Passion to match the flower and punced out using large tag punch. (All these are linked to the same pages as above).

I wasn't thrilled about how this particular card turned out, but I guess the class liked it, as I sold 3 scallop punches.

I suspect the kids will be out of school AGAIN tomorrow (and possibly even earlier than the scheduled release time today). The weathermen are saying we are to get freezing rain later today. The temp is supposed to rise tomorrow, above freezing, but I suspect the kids will be off of school due to the frozen roads.

Here in KY, we've had a most mild winter. Cold temps, but just a small dusting of snow, when there has been snow. School has been cancelled 6 days so far. (4 for weather, 2 for illness) Those are days that will need to be made up at the end of the year. It's still only February, and I suspect those numbers will increase, before winter is truely over. If they are going to miss school for bad weather, it would be nice to get just 1 REAL SNOWSTORM. We have not had a really good snow for several years now. They miss for bad weather, but a "dusting" of snow does not really constitute for a Snow Day in my opinion.

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