Monday, May 1, 2017

Create, Challenge, Encourage

Sometime ago the three words "Create, Challenge, Encourage" became my motto for the stamp classes I have been leading. We all learn from another. I love sharing things I have learned, challenging others to try new things and encouraging them in their daily lives. It has been a blessing for me to get to know a special group of ladies that had been attending my classes at the local scrapbooking store Altered Art Addicts.

We were all sad when the owners of the store announced that they were closing. Everyone wanted to continue the classes but I was going to have a conflict with the Saturday afternoon time. The group decided to try meeting at my house on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 o'clock in the morning. Saturday, April 29 was our first meeting. We had a great time.

Here are the three cards that I had prepared for the class to make --

This first card was based on the "Gift Card Holder" I posted a few days ago. The card base is Primrose Petal card stock with Primrose Petal designer series paper used on the inside. The birthday stamp comes from the Stampin' Up set called "Birthday Blooms". The stamp creating the design on the front is from the retired Stampin' Up set called "Fresh Vintage". The sentiment on the right side is a quote from Corrie Ten Boom; the stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs.

My goal for the next card was to create a card using only one stamp set. The set used was Stampin' Up's "Kinda Electic" which is being retired. Since this stamp set has no sentiments I pulled a stamp from "Flourishing Phrases". The card base is SU Pool Party. The inks that were used are Pool Party, Soft Sky and Smoky Slate -- all from Stamping Up.

Because Masculine cards are always a challenge, I wanted to include one. This card is on a white card base. Smoky Slate and Basic Gray with black accents make up the other card stock colors. The birds are from the Stampin' Up set "Wetlands". The backgound for the image was created with a stamp from the set "Gorgeous Grunge" using Memento Desert Sand and Sky Blue ink. These are such soft colors that they are ideal for adding color to a background.  The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The dots were made using a paper punch, gluing them onto the card and covering them with a crystal lacquer.

Thank you for your visit today.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning Dianne,
    I'm not sure if you realize it but your creations always give me that boost of creativity. Your sense of color and balance is what makes your cards so special.
    It is so important that, while we all enjoy the beautiful flower, feminine designs, we need to include the masculine influenced cards in our collections. You always do such a great presentation in both the male and female themes.