Sunday, January 16, 2011

Alcohol Inks with a Twist of Valentineś

This might be one of my all time favorite cards although I am pretty sure the photo does not do it justice - LOL!

Not quite done...but here are the first for the other 3 on Tuesday morning!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vintage Card Class

A few new techniques, a valentine or two, and some inky goodness....2 of them based on Mr. Holtz´s 2010 12 Tags of Christmas....but now with a non Christmas theme! The printed paper is Cosmo Cricket - just love this line! I hope you can join me on Thursday, January 27th or Sunday January 30th at Scrapbooks Too or on Sunday, January 23rd at VIP Scrapbooks in Rochester!

This design based on one of the 2010 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas and tweaked just a bit, makes a nice card....or mount it on a piece of chipboard for a little decor...

Valentine goodness....hard to see, but the pocket holds about 6 little valentines which we will stamp and or emboss....then you could write notes to your sweetie on the back of them....or time maybe I will remember to take photos of ALL the pieces....LOL.

I did remember the inside of that embossed with a Tim Holtz Valentine stamp.

Based on a tag, but a love twist....simple, but a card a guy might like...and the inside has a little more stamping:

And finally, the bird design from Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas modified to fit a card and a mini rosette...just love those!

Sunday, January 9, 2011



Maybe next year. So I continue to struggle with the point and shoot and turning off the flash and the glare from the metallics in these cards. I think I have to take a class or something soon! In the meantime, here are bad pics of the great cards in this week´s Alcohol Inks with a Twist of Winter Class. They are beautiful in real life, the pics just do not capture it very well. At least you can get a sense of where we are going on this newest adventure. And there are several new techniques in this class, so join us on Thursday, the 12th from 10:30-12:30 or 6-8 pm or Sunday, the 16th from 12:30-2:30. Or in Rochester on Sunday, January 23rd from noon-2.

ok, you are wondering what this has to do with winter....well, I would like to spend my winter in Paris....and the colors fit in with this group!

fun new technique on these snowflakes....

try them on a new material...

have taught this technique in an advanced embossing class, but not an AI class....

these two techniques are from the Tim Holtz 2010 12 tags of Christmas series....adapted for a winter, rather than Christmas card. would make a fun birthday or blizzard card. Maybe we should start sending cards everytime there is a snow emergency!!

hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

meant to post

earlier today - Happy New Year! All decade long I have enjoyed interesting dates and today´s certainly qualifies: 1/1/11. Also, I have a new card class to upload and the calender to update....but that will wait until Sunday night! I hope this year is your best ever....