One more flower card….

I LOVED creating this card but it took lots of time to make so I didn’t include it in this month’s card making class. I had to share it anyway:

 

Embossed flowers on Kraft card stock using white detail embossing powder, whitewashed and then water color painted.

Embossed flowers on Kraft card stock using white detail embossing powder, whitewashed and then water color painted.

 

White embossing on Kraft card stock always looks so elegant!  I used an CTMH’s aqua brush to “white wash” the flowers with white pigment ink.  Then I used the same aqua brush to pick up smears of ink from the lids of the ink pads and watercolor in the flowers, blending shades of ink. I finished it off with some of CTMH’s retired seam binding ribbon. I LOVE that ribbon and wish they would bring it back. Luckily I bought 8 or 10 rolls of it before it retired, so I’m set for the near future 🙂

 

If anyone REALLY wants to create this card at the flowers card class this month, I’m happy to provide the materials and instruction to do that.

 

Thanks for looking!

March is for Blooms!!

Ugghh….    This morning’s latest snow event and yet another snow day off from school confirm my impression that Spring may not be here yet, but you can’t keep a girl from dreaming about warmth, sunshine and the floral blooms of Springtime! This month’s card making class features flowers:

Fun 5x7" card in Thistle, Pixie, Sunset and Chocolate  with Sparkles and Shimmer Trim. February Stamp of the Month.

Fun 5×7″ card in Thistle, Pixie, Sunset and Chocolate with Sparkles and Shimmer Trim. February Stamp of the Month.

Happy to be Friends stamp set with choice of inspirational sayings and March Stamp of the Month on sleeve

Happy to be Friends stamp set with choice of inspirational sayings and March Stamp of the Month on sleeve

Springtime all-occasions card using "A Little Note" daffodil stamp set and CTMH embossing folder

Springtime all-occasions card using “A Little Note” daffodil stamp set and CTMH embossing folder

Subtle Base and Shade stamping technique with white shimmer trim and edge punch

Subtle Base and Shade stamping technique with white shimmer trim and edge paper piercing

Watercolor flowers on embossed vellum top the gorgeous glossy embossed Fundamentals card stock used on this card

Watercolor flowers on embossed vellum top the gorgeous glossy embossed Fundamentals card stock used on this card

 

I’ve been playing around with all kids of fun techniques in creating these cards: alcohol markers, watercolor painting, embossing vellum, white wash on Kraft, paper piercing and faux stitching. I’d love to share these with you!  Join this month’s card class and we’ll make 2 each of these five cards for a total of 10 cards plus envelopes.  All ribbons, shimmer trim, sparkles and pearls provided, as well as precut card stock pieces and card bases.

Join me on Sunday afternoon, March 8th, at 2pm for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and crafting while we create these lovely cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Friday evening, March 6th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by March 5th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, March 8th at 2pm, or

Friday, March 6th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 10 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

A Hop, Skip and a Jump….

Brrrr!  Hope you all are snugged up warm today.  We are all home from school and work for a “snow day”!  allowing me to catch up on my posts and scheduling of this month’s card making and scrapbooking days…. come and join me for one or both!

My youngest daughter always wants to know how many more days until her birthday…. I want to know  how many more days until spring!  Hopefully both are just a hop, skip and a jump away.  What better paper to use in our family albums chronicling birthdays than the festive Hopscotch paper pack. The Hopscotch papers are the focus of this month’s scrapbooking pages:

 

My eldest daughter's birthday last year, complete with yo yo spinners

My eldest daughter’s birthday last year, complete with yo yo spinners

Same layout with the flip flap open to reveal an additional photo and a journaling card from the Chalk It Up PML set

Same layout with the flip flap open to reveal an additional photo and a journaling card from the Chalk It Up PML set

Youngest child's birthday with the retired pink felt letters for a title. I knew there was a reason I kept them!

Youngest child’s birthday with the retired pink felt letters for a title. I knew there was a reason I kept them!

A fun winter's eve while we were stuck waiting after a canceled flight. We had to scrounge pjs and somehow all ended up in pink pjs, even my 10 year old son!

A fun winter’s eve while we were stuck waiting after a canceled flight. We had to scrounge pjs and somehow all ended up in pink pjs, even my 10 year old son!

Easter at grandma's house.  Love to use of flip flaps to include more family photos without getting too crowded.

Easter at grandma’s house. Love to use of flip flaps to include more family photos without getting too crowded.

Hop4a

 

I’ve added 4 extra sheets of Colonial White card stock, an extra sheet of Hopscotch B&T paper,  Hopscotch Complements pack, and lots of flip flaps, all ready to go for you.

Come join me Sunday, Feb 22nd, 2pm, or Thursday, Feb 26th, 7pm,  to make these fabulous layouts.  (If neither of these days works for you, contact me to arrange a different time in February or a kit to take and do yourself at home.)

 

Cost: $25

The kit can also be ordered to go so that you may assemble the pages at home if you are unable to join a workshop. Contact me to arrange pick up or the postage amount.
RSVP: 571-276-5405   or mariefarson@juno.com

Don’t forget about this month’s Album Special to put your pages in!  Buy one of the incredible new Lagoon Chevron albums or the Ruby Floral albums, or classic back, in either the D-ring or post bound styles and get a second one at 1/2 off. These are amazing albums and very high quality, with easy to rings to screw the posts on and off and magnetic flap closures. See my website for more details.

SCRAPBOOKING CLUB OPTION

If you want to complete lots of beautiful layouts and keep up with your family scrapbooking, consider joining my scrapbooking club. We will complete 8 to 10 layouts (or even 12!) each month for the 10 months.  Cost is $25 to $35 for each month’s set of layouts. If you join us at least 8 of the 10 months,  you will earn a free set of page protectors to put your layouts in and the option of purchasing any album at half price.

Love Notes

This month’s Cardmaking class features 5 lovely cards suitable for Valentines, Anniversaries or just dropping a quick note to say “I love you!”

 

Feb cards

 

We’ll make 3 each of these five cards for a total of 15 cards plus envelopes.  These use the new Heartstrings paperback, plus the new Puffies stickies, thick twine, enamel hearts and January’s Stamp of the Month, “This Moment” as well as the “Heartstrings” stamp.

Join me on Sunday afternoon, February 8th, at 4pm for some tea and coffee, cake, cookies and crafting while we create these lovely cards. For those that prefer a weekday evening, you are welcome to join me on Tuesday evening, February 10th at 7pm and complete your cards then, or take a kit home to do yourself.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by February 7th so that I may have your materials prepared for you.

When: Sunday, February 8th at 4pm, or

Tuesday, November 10th, at 7pm

Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 15 cards with envelopes

RSVP: 571-276-5405

As always, you can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $25.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:

1-571-276-5405
Mariefarson@juno.com

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