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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SCAL class update

Hi Everyone,
For those interested in the SCAL class ..... We started school this week so I've been busy getting my routine down with the carpool situation and such.  And next week I have family visiting for a few days.   So, the first date I'm available to do a SCAL class will be August 10th. Here's the info:

SCAL Basics Class
When: Tuesday, August 10th at 10:00am PST
Cost: $20 USD

This is a live, online class. This class is intended for beginners or infrequent users of the SCAL  program who need a refresher. I will be using SCAL 2 but if you have SCAL 1 you are still welcome to join us. We will cover the basics and more, with a brief tour of the most used SCAL functions, the differences between pages and layers, basic welding, shadowing a welded word, creating your own cutting file from clipart and more. There will be time for questions and answers. The class will run 60-90 minutes.

To join the class click the Buy Now button below.
Please note, if you pay by e-check you need to allow 5 days for processing (it is not immediate). 
Information on how to access the class will be sent to you upon receipt of payment.
Space is limited.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Class: SCAL Basics

Hi everyone,
I've been promising a SCAL Q&A or class for a while.  I'd like to put a live one together as soon as possible. I want to set the class date and time so that it works for you. I need your feedback:

  • What day of the week works for you??   
  • Do mornings or evenings work best for you?   (please include your time zone)

Class cost will be $20
It will last about 90 minutes with question and answer periods.

Chat with you soon!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Paper Flowers... not just for cards or scrapbooking

Smiley from millan.netSeveral of my friends wear decorative silk flowers in their hair.Smiley from millan.net Since paper is my thing, I decided to see if I could make something comparable in my medium.  I've made paper flowers before but usually they are quite small. Maybe 1 1/2" to 2" in diameter.  This flower is quite a bit larger at 5 1/2".

I didn't have any hair clips to attach it to but the cardstock base was strong enough to use with bobby pins. I'll have to run to the store to get a better hair clip if I intend to wear it again in the future. After church was over a few women stopped me because they wanted to touch the flower. They couldn't tell if it was paper or fabric.
Smiley from millan.netSpecial thanks to my 5 yr old son who is getting very good at taking pictures, don't you think?  Smooch for you, little boy!

Hope you're all having a super Sunday!

  • Cricut machine, Mini Monograms cartridge
  • Paper: page from old book, White cardstock (Georgia Pacific), Vellum
  • Stamp: Free Spirit -Boy (WaltzingMouse)
  • Other: Shimmerz Spritz, pearl embellishments, Versamark ink, Chalks (pink, yellow, purple, green), Ink (olive), glue

Saturday, July 17, 2010

WMS Blog Hop - It's Your Day Dude!

Hi everyone,
Today is WaltzingMouse Stamps Blog Waltz. I've been so busy with my little buddy being home from school I haven't had much time to play. He wants to help with every little thing.

Don't get me wrong, it makes emptying the dishwasher a game. He enjoys putting the silverware away and while he's distracted doing that I can quickly get the glass items out of his reach. {Phew!} Smiley from millan.netVacuuming is a completely different story. He doesn't quite have the strength or the body  weight to push and pull the vacuum. He wants to help but then gets super frustrated when he can't seem to accomplish the task. So that lovely task falls to me or my sweet hubby.

Smiley from millan.netSo.... there may be a few dust bunnies in my home since my 5 yr old's dusting style isn't perfect, but I let him help every way possible so that he doesn't grow up thinking MOM is the only one that can clean the house. Smiley from millan.net 

I guess I could stop rambling about my housework and chat about the card, huh? I used the tattoo stamps to create the pattern on the white cardstock and then layered the topper with some patterned paper. The blue and green from the octopus pattern was perfect, but it needed a bit of a kick. So I added a reddish surfboard and a red frame around the sentiment for the front.

The ribbon came from a $1 find at the craft store that I purchased at least a year ago. It was the perfect color combination! (Well of course! I knew I bought that ribbon for a reason. Smiley from millan.net) I layered a couple scraps to finish off the inside and called it done.

I showed it to my hubby to see what he thought... He said the colors were too soft for someone like him. It was a nice card but more for a kid than an adult.  Ok, I can live with that I guess.

That's all for now.  Smiley from millan.net Happy waltzing! Smiley from millan.net

  • Stamps: Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments (WaltzingMouse)
  • Ink: Olive, Prussian Blue (Colorbox); Aqua Mist, Melon Berry (PaperTreyInk)
  • Cardstock:White (Georgia Pacific); Green (from my stash)
  • Patterned paper: All About Boys (DCWV)
  • Other: Brads (OTC); sewing machine; Ribbon (Michael's)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Strengthening Home and Family

These little cards are specifically for the women I visit each month from my church. I don't always take them a treat when I visit but I want to change that. It doesn't have to be a sweet treat but I may make some Nestle' tollhouse cookies to go with the card since the theme is about Strengthening Home and Family.  (Get it? house --- home ?)

After using embossing folders to give the cardstock some texture, I inked it with a bit of Antique Linen. And then filled in the windows with some glaze to create the "glass."  I also glazed the heart just for fun.

Inside the card is a little pocket with a tag inside. The sentiments on the outside banner and inside the card are quotes from the message that we will be talking about. The tag can easily be used as a bookmark or as a magnet.  I chose the red, white and blue color scheme because of the 4th of July holiday.

Hope you all have a fantastic day! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Cut File Available:** Home shape card created using Cricut, DS, Zooballoo cartridge (Provo Craft)
  • Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Bubbles embossing folder (Provo Craft), Square Lattice embossing folder (Stampin Up!/Sizzix)
  • Cardstock:  White (Georgia Pacific), Red (DCWV), Blue (Paper Co.)
  • Other:  Ribbon (Michael's), Glaze (Ranger), Markers (Bic), Ink (Ranger)
** Refer to Cut File link to see how to get my files. .Cut or .Gypsy format only

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th... again

Holy Moses! Check out the pipes on this girl! She ROCKS the national anthem better than most celeb singers I've heard:

Happy 4th!

Today is the 4th of July!  Smiley from millan.net Lots of flags are out along our street and at the entrances to the small neighborhood where we live.  It's so nice.  The people that put them out set up 6-8 on each corner at each entrance into the development so as we were driving to and from church this morning we saw all these wonderful flags waving.  It's a grand site. Smiley from millan.netThe flags only make an appearance on special holidays (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day and July4th)... Our son loves the flags. ("Look mommy! I see flags!") I wish we could fly them all the time but I would hate for them to lose their specialness.  So instead we fly our personal flag at our home year round and count the days for the next big FLAG holiday.

I hope and pray you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend with your families. I give thanks for those brave men and women who traveled over the Atlantic from the "old world" to come to this wonderful new country and who stood up against their oppressors.They gave all they had to bring about the birth of this new nation. To them and to those that continue the fight for freedom every day I say, Thank you. I will be forever thankful for your sacrifice.
Smiley from millan.net