Saturday, December 30, 2017

WE HAVE A WINNER - Cards and Coffee - Card #2

Congratulations to Watercolor Christmas Project kit winner - Daneke!  How exciting -  It makes a total of 20 cards and includes fun sequins and gold liners for your envelopes.  It will be perfect to get a head start on next years cards.  I have your address -so will be getting it out in the mail to you in the next few days!  (Sorry - I am a couple days late on this - as we have a crew down with the flu - one after another - now it's hubby and me!)
So today I'm going to share the second card from my November Cards and Coffee Class - It is such a pretty card - and has a neat Asian flare to it.  We used the Artistically Asian set and some of the beautiful DSP from the Easter Palace Suite.  
And of course we carried the theme through on the envelope - as I hate naked envelopes!
Such a beautiful thank you note for a beautiful person in your life!
Thank you all for your continued support - you mean the world to me!  ~Maureen

Friday, December 22, 2017

Merriest Christmas wishes -

So I guess I need to share a bit more Christmas - before it's over lol!  This is one of the cards from my November Christmas Cards class.  This is always a popular class - and I hold one a month all year, except December.  So my first one for 2018 will be in January - really!
We used some great products from the Holiday catalog - which, by the way ends on January 2 - so be sure to go to my website HERE and hit the SHOP NOW section to check it out before everything is gone.  We currently have many products on sale for the year end clearance.  The verse is from Watercolor Christmas which really became my go to set this year, because of the wonderful bold verses.  The amazing Leaf Punch and the plaid background is from our Christmas Around the World DSP.  The bow is our 1/8" Real Red ribbon.
We also used some items from the annual catalog including the Big Shot and layering Ovals framelits. These cards were quick and easy and really pack a punch!  Also - they seem perfect if you need that masculine touch.  Hope you like them - feel free to leave a comment.  You also have a few more days to comment on my December 14th POST for a chance to win a WaterColor Christmas card kit - so check it out!  See you soon!  ~Maureen
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Monday, December 18, 2017

Cards and Coffee - card #1

Today I'm still in a non-Christmas mood - just need a break.  I love this time of year - but I have been shopping, wrapping, stamping, writing, cooking, baking - and well, I'm sure you know.  So I'm sharing a card from my November Cards and Coffee class.  It has such a fresh and springy feel to it.  We used the Count My Blessings set from the Holiday catalog - and took it from Fall to Spring by changing up the colors a bit.  The leaves are from the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP.  I have to admit - it is hard for me to choose just one side of this paper - it is all sooooo beautiful.
The layout is very simple layers with a pop of color and ombre ribbon.  The flowers were colored with watercolor pencils and blender pens.
Then to really make it come alive we added Wink of Stella to the blossoms - who doesn't like a little sparkle!
You all know I despise naked envelopes - so adding a few black and white flower images just finished it all beautifully.  Hope you like it!  If so please leave a comment.  See you soon.  Always Stamping - Maureen
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Happy Card - Happy Day!

So it's almost Christmas - but that doesn't mean Birthdays stop - right!  So ... I love this color combo - Daffodil Delight, Basic Basic Black and Smoky Slate - how elegant is that.  This is pretty much of a case from a card I saw on Pinterest; and we made it at my October Cards class - that focused on birthdays.  It has some fun elements with the Yellow ribbon, and the gray gingham ribbon - as well as the black gems for accents.  Yellow is my favorite color - and this card speaks to me.
It uses several elements from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set on pg 77 of the 2017-18 Annual catalog.  I also love the way we layered the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, by stamping it and punching it out with the new Pretty Label punch, then punching a layer of black, cutting it in half horizontally and adding it to the back of the of the top layer to give it a border.  Then popping that entire thing up on dimensionals.
Besides the envelope - we added a little cluster of flowers to the inside of the card also to give it a fun finish.   Happy card - for a happy day!  ~Maureen
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