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Thursday, February 25, 2016

March 2016 Stamp Club

The technique card for March is this fun "spinner" card using the March Stamp of the Month - "Sunshine Birdies".

You will select one of these two cards to create.

There are four versions of this card, but you will decide which one you will make.  You can mix and match the papers and critters based on what works for you.

Notice that each of the critters is mounted on a spring for some added fun!

In addition to the cards seen here, there will also be a tag project.

Cost to make all 4 projects is $20.  Pre-stamped kits are available for an extra $3 if you are unable to attend or are out of the area.  Shipping is extra.

Class meets on these dates:
Tuesday, March 1
Thursday, March 3
Saturday, March 5
Monday, March 7

Please email me to register at least 3 days before the class you want to attend.
Kits must be requested no later than March 4.

Paper Players Up, Up, and Away Challenge

Our oldest son celebrated his birthday today.  He is in graduate school in New Mexico now, but I just had to use this stamp for his card.  When he was a little guy, he would put on his grandfather's round goggles and say that he was "Pilot Jon."  I think that works for this week's Paper Players challenge of "Up, Up, and Away."

The little "Air-Boy" is a Penny Black stamp.  I used my Shin Han markers to color him.  Everything else I used on the card is retired product from my stash - CTMH and Stampendous stamps as well as My Mind's Eye background paper.

It was fun to decorate not only the inside of the card, but also the envelope!

Be sure to check out the other airborne greetings over at the Paper Players Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by - and enjoy your upcoming weekend.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


We will be completing two layouts at our February scrapbook workshop.
The layout above uses the new Charlotte papers and Springtime Wishes stamps/die set.
The layout shown below uses the La Vie En Rose papers and several stamp sets with Cricut cuts.
You can adjust photo sizes as you wish, and there will be other options for titles for both layouts.

 You can see some of the details of the flower embellishments.

You will be provided with sequins (Charlotte layout) and gemstones (La Vie En Rose layout) to add to your project.

Workshop dates are:
Tuesday, February 23
Saturday, February 27
Workshops meet in the craft studio in my home in 
Prescott Valley, AZ
If you are unable to attend either of these dates, 
or are not in the area, kits can be purchased.
(Shipping will be added for those out of the area.)

Please register by emailing me at
at least 5 days before the class you want.
Kit requests must be received by February 25, 2016

"REJOICE" for Pals Paper Arts Challenge 286

Click on the photo for a clearer picture - the cross is faded out in the post, but looks better when you see the closeup.

This filigree cross is just beautiful, so I wanted to keep the card simple to focus on the image.  The sketch at Pals Paper Arts this week was perfect for that!  I love the split panel for the background of this card - adds interest without detracting from the main element.

All products I used are CTMH
Rejoice (A1184)
Whisper, Thistle and White Daisy cardstock
Whisper and Thistle
Silver shimmer trim (Z1799)
Floral embossing folder (Z1994)
Thin mounting foam (Z2060)
Clear sparkle assortment (Z1752)
(center colored gem from my stash)

Here is another version of the card.  I like the canary yellow cardstock, but was afraid that it was too bold for the card.  But, it may grow on me!  Just thought I would share it as well.

Be sure to check out the other creations with the sketch at the Pals Paper Arts blog.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

SPRING CRITTERS for Freshly Made Sketches

CTMH has come out with thin cut dies that coordinate with the stamp sets.  This is one of those sets - Spring Critters (C1638 stamps and Z3207 dies).  I love the variety of little critters that are in the set - and the variety of sentiments that coordinate with them.  And, in one instance, I was able to just write my own greeting in the banner space provided!  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for this card.

The background paper on all of the cards was in my stash - I remember buying it years ago when it was on clearance at one of the scrapbook stores, but had never made use of it.  The smaller print paper is from the new "Penelope" papers (X7207B) from CTMH, with cardstock that coordinates with the background piece.
This card will be part of my March Stamp Club groups.  It's nice that there are so many options that people can make a card that suits their needs.  It can be a friendly greeting like the little fox above, or a "Hoppy Birthday" wish as seen below.
Of course, March is also the month of Easter, so there are several options for that as well.
One other note - all of the critters are popped up with the thin spring, so they wobble!  Very fun.

"Hop" on over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other cards created with this sketch.

If you are interested in making these cards with me next month, send me an email at scrappingailaz@gmail.com or watch this blog for an update.

Thanks for stopping by!