Sunday, October 19, 2008

Card Class and Craft Fair

Yesterday, Saturday, 10/18, I taught my first card class here at the mobile home park where we live. I thought I was going to have to cancel it due to no one responding to the flyer I had posted at the clubhouse. Our park manager and her son's girlfriend were the only ones that said they wanted to do it and then the park manager had a short hospital stay. I saw Betty, the park manager, one day last week and she said she was looking forward to it. As it turned out, there were 5 of us there. Betty, Lisa, my friend Michelle and Michelle's niece who was visiting from Oregon and is in the 3rd grade and myself, of course. We had a great time and they were pleased with the cards they made. This was Lisa's first time stamping and I think she enjoyed herself. Betty has made a few cards and Michelle stamps. Her niece Kelsey did a fantastic job. Kelsey's mom actually signed me up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator a few years ago. I no longer am a demonstrator and I am not sure if Kelsey's mom is still a demonstrator.

We made 2 fall cards and 3 Christmas cards. All of the stamps are from A Muse Art Stamps. We had a little chuckle, Lisa actually placed her pumpkins on the second fall card where I was intending to place them on my sample. On my sample, they are suppose to be closer together with one of them slightly touching one of the wheat stalks. Without using a stamp positioner and having not stamped before, Lisa got them placed perfectly!!

On the Tom Turkey card, I used my new Creative Memories oval cutter to cut the white oval. I think I am going to love those cutters. I bought the circle ones too. My daughter, Denise, is a Creative Memories consultant. I had a hard time using the cutters at first, however, I got the hang of it. Denise told me I needed to get the newer blades which are larger in size. The blades I have I bought several years ago.

This Christmas card was their favorite. It is hard to see, there is a stamp right beside the dove on the left side. It is called Madeira. The pattern of this note card is Madeira and the stamp is an exact replica of the pattern on the note card. This is from A Muse. We put some glue on the dove, sprinkled it liberally with prism glitter and then heat set the glitter with a heat gun. It is so nice and sparkly. Of course we had glitter all over ourselves afterwards. I must say I love the combination of these 3 stamps. I will be using them a lot this Christmas.

After I made this sample, I decided I didn't like the size of the card so I pulled off the layers and cut it down. It went from a card size of 4.25 x 5.5 to a 4.25 square card. So that is why the sentiment is crooked. There are red Stickle dots all around the outside of the Ivory circle and gold stickles for the star on the tree. The small oval is edged with red chalk ink. There are 2 different sizes of snowflakes stamped on the card base with Versamark ink. The ribbon is a narrow red edged in green.

This little guy is so adorable. It's actually a robin, although by not inking his tail, he could be a penguin. The thing Betty, Lisa and Michelle liked most about these cards are that they are all very simple yet very nice. They want to do another class so after the first of the year we'll pick another date to do a class. I was a nervous wreck before the class, my stomach was bothering me, yet I was glad that we went ahead and had the class. It was a lot of fun!! And they did a fantastic job on their cards!!
Craft Fair:
November 8th is the day for the craft fair at church. It was going to be held at the elementary school gym across the street from the church. However, the school would not open their facility on a weekend so the fair will be held at our church. I will be one of the vendors. I have just a few short weeks to get some things done so I will probably be at my craft table night and day. Michelle made some bookmarks for me using some scraps I had from the baby shower invitations I did a couple of weeks ago. She did a fantastic job and I will post those at a later date. I'll include them in my items to sell at the craft fair. Thank You Michelle!!!!

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