Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Look What We Made!

This week I started our personalized name frame class, OH MY! This was SO much fun and everybody came up with SUCH cool pictures! Two ladies made three pictures! And I stayed up until 1 a.m. last night making my own I got so inspired... So here are a few examples for you to peek at. I am doing this class again next Tuesday at 10am or 6pm, both sessions are close to full already so please let me know ASAP if you'd like to come along and how many pictures you'd like to do... The cost is $20 for one or $17.50 for two or more, including frames.

Some are framed already and the bottom couple aren't mounted or colored yet. I did the bottom picture as a Christmas gift for my 2nd grader's teacher, it took ages to do all the little people but I love how it came out!
Please let me know if you have any questions, have a wonderful week, Brenda

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Two Similar Cards

I've had this stamp set for a while and haven't really played with it much, this month I pulled it out for a couple of specific cards I needed, a get well card for a man, and a congratulations card - I love these old fashioned images! They're not my usual style but I the little pun expressions that go with them lighten them up. They come with the words right below the image but I cut the words off and mount them on the end of the wooden block so I can stamp the picture separately from the words when I wish.

I sized these cards to fit in the open end envelopes, it's fun to use a different shape sometimes. I added felt flowers and the new wide stripy ribbon, I like it so much I keep hoarding it so I'm proud of myself for opening the roll :-)
Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Digital Studio

As demo's we were able to order this a little early and I've been playing with mine this week. It's my Dad's 70th birthday next month, he's in England so I won't be there and I wanted to send a special present - I decided to make him an album about his life so far... it's a secret so don't tell...

Here is a sneak peek ;-) I don't think I'm done with this page yet - I think I'll grow the picture a bit bigger and I need to add the date - I am having so much fun with the program! The hardest part has been gathering the pictures and a lot of them are old so I've had to scan them but my Mum scanned and sent me some and I have a big batch of originals my Uncle Ian sent me so I have plenty to play with. I love how you don't have to get all your stuff out, it's so convenient! And they've made it super easy to change the size of your pictures and crop them etc. That's the kind of thing that usually takes me AGES to figure out on the computer - this seems very user friendly to me so far...
You can purchase the program for 1/2 price during October or November if you host a qualifying workshop - please let me know if you are interested...
Have a great week, Brenda

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Framed Name Class

I'm starting a new series of classes called "Make a Gift Monday".
Every year I say I'm going to make more home made gifts and then, around December 9th, I start, get in a panic and have to rush out and buy something expensive instead!
So, this year, I'm starting early, and I'm inviting you to join me!
I'm going to do a different class every two weeks offering a variety of different gift ideas.
I'm starting on Monday, September 28, with a name frame class. Above is a sample.
You have lots of choices when it comes to making these frames, some suggestions might be:
  • Baby's Name
  • Child's Name
  • Family Name
  • Brothers
  • Family
  • Cousins
  • Sisters
  • Friends
  • etc. etc.
The word can't be longer than 12 letters or you'll run out of space.
You have your choice of background paper, colors, people, accessories and embellishments.
Make one picture for $20 or 2 or more for $17.50 each, frames included.
This class will be held Monday, September 28 at 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP right away so I know how many frames to buy!
Have a GREAT weekend, Brenda

Friday, September 11, 2009

Just Mail It!

One of my new resolutions is to actually SEND some of the cards I make, I'm TERRIBLE at just hoarding them. Case in point is the adorable framed baby name I made for my friend Becki - the baby in question is now a toddler and they have never even SEEN the picture! My bad. It's got to the point now where I'm too embarrassed to give it to them... now I'm writing it down I feel REALLY bad - I'm going to face up to my faults and deliver it! You can check back and see if I did...

OK - so I made this lovely card for my Sister In Law, Janet, who turns 40 tomorrow! She's in England so I probably should have mailed it already but I figure if it's postmarked on the big day that should still count, what do you think? At this rate if it actually hits the mailbox it will be a major achievement! I'm so sad I won't be there to hang out with my nieces and play on the bouncy castle with the rest of my family :-(