Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Favorite #2, Paper Garden

I really struggled with the papers in this grouping. I decided to clear out the "old" stock to make way for "new". I really wanted to move this packet out, so I needed to come up with something-fast! Why fast? Had a workshop to prepare for! The card on the left, is actually a pattern from Close to My Heart's Originals Book (patterns for cardmaking). I have said that I need to distress my cards- see the chocolate Walnut Ink used on all of the edges of the papers?! Found the hat pins (Heidi Grace) at Big Lots and have fallen in love with a new embellishment to put onto my cards! The card on the right was inspired by a 9x9 display album. K&Company stamps for the butterfly, cut out and pop dotted (hard to see from this angle). Scallop scissors are my next new fave tool- use the big and small ones just about all of the time! These were cardkits in my last workshop and only a few were left to make for the fundraiser I am vendoring in March. "Why a few left" you ask? Well, there were almost 40 card designs and about 325+ kits to purchase from, I am guessing guests wanted a little of everything!LOL!

This particular workshop was a hit! I was completely shocked by the number of responses that came in- was up for many nights preparing kits, designing cards (which went from the most basic of cards, meaning no stamping, I heard that "gasp!", to cards that were quite detailed in stamping, tearing, distressing, and assembling). So much positive feedback that I am preparing for the next one in April, just not as big or elaborate. My husband still hasn't recovered from the last one- there was so much estrogen floating around in this house.....between 3 girls, 3 female dogs, 17 women......I was lucky that he returned home to me that afternoon- LOL! Don't want to push my luck, at least so soon.....
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Kristen Swain said...

ugh- blogger just ate my comment-
trying again- i love both these cards! the flower paper really sets them off- love the distressing and that butterfly stamp! you'll have to bring that with you when you visit!
beautiful work!!

Jenn Logue said...

Your blog looks great & I especially love these two cards!!! You are extremely talented, Kelly!!!
Jenn L. :)