Saturday, November 7, 2020

It''s a Two-for Kinda Day!

 ≥÷l;opikjuh  - That first 'word' was brought to you by my 15 week old puppy, Cooper. The reason just about everything I do is late! So I'm here again with a late post but, I have both Wednesday and Friday's FB live links. Let's start with Wednesday HERE. As you see we had a guest host on Wednesday, our own Stitcher/Card maker, Kim! Like many of us Kim enjoys doing multiple hobbies. Like me, she's a cardmaker, stamper AND a counted cross stitcher. CCS (counted cross stitching) is very easy to learn and do and you can make beautiful things with it. Waffle Flower has adapted the idea to card making by making a set of dies with holes punched in to create your own blank CCS background on paper. Kim has shown, in the video, that you can use the patterns on the Waffle Flower site or create your own, or use any of the pattern books you cross crafters may have to embellish your cards. I do recommend you use 110 lb paper. Our 80 lb is too thin to bear the tension and the closeness of your stitches. If you would like to learn CCS to use on your cards, I'd be glad to give anyone a basic lesson that will get you started. Just let me know through the comments or call the store on a Thursday afternoon or Saturday and I'd be glad to help.

Our second FB video from Friday is HERE. As Sharon explains at the top of the video, the Saturday video she normally does was changed to Friday this week because we have our first in-store Stamp Camp on Sunday! WOOHOO!! We will be having a small number of people in the store for our Holiday Stamp Camp. We also have ZOOM SC coming up. As of Thursday afternoon there were two kits left but they may be gone by now. I hope everyone enjoys the cards Sharon has come up with. They are really lovely. 

It's a class kinda blog post today. I don't have product photos but I do have upcoming class photos. All the dates are on the calendar and should be in the product description section of the website soon if not already. Only the Mama Elephant class still has dates to be assigned. 

First up is Penny Black. This will be an in-store class and a technique class. To color these beautiful images you will use a watercolor painting technique with Tombow or Tombow-like watercolor marker.  

Next up is a Kaiser Book Class that will be on ZOOM Class. You will create a portfolio using a Kaisercraft paper collection. Learning any of the book/portfolio classes we offer is a great way to learn a technique that you can then use to create another using the papers you love and have collected for a more personalized gift or for your own use.

Next up is Pion Christmas. Always a popular class because of the classic, vintage images Pion uses, this is a wonderful class if you are itching to get back to card making or just starting and want something relatively easy to begin with. This is also and in-store class. Check your emails for dates and times all three of these classes.

Last up in the new class department is this cute Mama Elephant whimsy card class, Snow Much Fun! Dates will be posted soon. This is a three card class, a shaker, a slim-line and a gnome card will be completed. Coloring is done with Copics and shading is Distressed Oxides. 

That's about it for today. Everyone who is signed up for tomorrow's Stamp Camp, Welcome Back! and ENJOY! Here's my funny for today. Seriously, have you seen my living room??

Oh, and Cooper insisted on his picture being posted as he did contribute to the blog this week...

Everyone have a great week, Happy Crafting and STAY SAFE!

1 comment:

sharon said...

Cooper is adorable. So happy for you that you have a new puppy.

Hugs, Sue