Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy New Year!

My dilemma today was either to post all the workshops I didn’t post at the end of last year – or to start fresh with January’s workshops???? Guess you figured out what I went with…yup starting fresh and will catch up my missed posts within the next couple of weeks. Yes, you will see Halloween pages, Christmas tags and more out of sequence…oh well.

For the first Mojo Monday workshop we had to do a calendar. I wanted to do something simple but colorful. So, I used the fun Peacock from the World Treasures set and stamped it on vanilla card stock, then colored it with SU markers. With backing the vanilla with Pumpkin Pie card stock, that’s where the colorful comes in. The image is slipped into a magnetic photo frame and the monthly calendar is attached to the outside for ease of flipping to the next month. I think this will be a great calendar to place on your refrigerator, desk, or your craft area. Maybe I should have highlighted the next Mojo Monday on everyone’s calendars.

The next two cards were made using a couple of stamp sets from the new Spring Mini Catalog.

The first one uses the Collage Curios stamp set and I thought collage…hmm, a collection, assortment, mixture, and hodgepodge of sorts, so I mixed up this card with a collage of DSP papers. The papers used are Storytime, World Spectacular, First Edition, and Polka Dot Parade. This card could be used for various occasions; birthday, friendship, thank you and so on. So, I did not stamp a sentiment inside the card. Instead, I used the new Talking Tags stickers. They are an exciting new product that allows you to record a message and attach it to your project. You get 10 stickers for less than $8.00 and the app is free to download to your smartphone. How cool is that?! Your own personalized message on your handmade card!

Our last card is a bit of a Valentine card but could be used for a friend too. Maybe it is all the males at my house, but I just didn’t feel like doing a lot of lovey-dovey heart cards, go figure.  This card uses the Feels Good stamp set, the More Amore DSP and the cute little Scallop Envelope Big Shot die. The coordinating card stock is Pool Party, Primrose Petals and Black. Added embellishments are Sycamore Street ¼” ribbon, Pool Party and Primrose Petal Stitched 3/8” ribbon, and Pool Party embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by, see you real soon.