Friday, August 20, 2010

A week later...

Since last Friday I have taught 4 - 2 hour classes, and an all day class. next month I have scheduled the same amount of classes. So fun!

Here are some photos of the class projects we have completed this month in the Alcohol Ink Techniques class. No one guessed the technique, heck no one commented, heck I don't know if anyone is even reading this blog, but let's pretend there are tons of people out there reading my musings.

The technique: canned air & Alcohol Ink. This was a Tim Holtz video "How To". Love it. One thing that is cool, it really doesn't pop or look good until you add the stamped images or in the case of my cards & tag, the Cricut cuts.

I am trying to find cuts that mimic stamping with Staz-On. The new Oct. 31 Seasonal cartridge is my new favorite. The cuts are intricate and do look like I stamped them rather than cut them. I also love the intricate cuts in Home Decor. The cuts in my "Forever" card are from that cartridge.

Next month I am calling my Alcohol Ink Technique classes - "Uncovering a Masterpiece". I have so many ideas going through my head, so I know I will be completing the samples real soon. Stay tuned all you tons of peeps out there voraciously reading my blog. I know you get a little disappointed when you log on and it has been eons since I last posted, but isn't it worth it when I do blog away? LOL Blog you soon...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday the 13th...

Here is a cute Halloween card we will be making in my Saturday Alcohol Ink Technique class.
Can you guess the technique?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Getting Back to Normal...

  • ...or whatever that is! It has been a looooooooong 10 days, but I survived another Douglas County Fair. This year I was again in charge of the Crafts in the Exhibit Building and Floral Building. We were down about 50 entries in Crafts but up about 100 entries in the Floral.
  • I decided this is my last year. I love the fair but working it stopped being fun. I love my boss and she is incredible, but I am brunt out and ready to just enjoy Summer without this interruption. I can now enter stuff in crafts so I will start making things for next year.
  • My DH entered in Land Products form the garden. He just went out the day of entry and picked and picked and won 8 first place, 4 second place and 3 third place ribbons. He also won 1 first, 2 seconds and 1 third in the scrapbook division. He beat out some mighty fine, talented ladies in this area. He also entered our pickles, Apple Butter, Apple Pie filling, Tuna, etc and won quite a few 1st, 2nd & 3rd place ribbons too. He got a special award for his bread & butter pickles. BTW, he earned $77 from his winning all those ribbons. We are celebrating by going to Seven feathers Seafood Buffet this week!!!
  • Now I am getting ready to teach my Cricut classes (3) and Technique classes (2) this month.

Here's a peak at the Cricut class.

I am showing everyone how to emboss with the Cricut and use the Cricut pens. Above is a photo of my sample board.

Capadia's blog had a really cute Christmas card using an embossing folder that is sold out everywhere I checked. I did find a similar tree on my Christmas cartridge. We will complete that card in class. As soon as I make the sample this week I will post it. It is so cute.