New Catty Kick Off Class

January 18th, 2009

I had planned to share my three class projects over three posts Saturday, Sunday, Monday…but my weekend didn’t go quite as I had envisioned.  Class Friday night was a blast and I had a full house!  Then Friday night I woke up sick in the middle of the night – ugh.  Saturday morning still not feeling quite right got off to a very slow start.  Finally got showered a dressed and decided to have a little lunch before I started tackling my weekend *to do* list (including photographing projects) when I got a call from my Uncle’s next door neighbor.  My uncle had tripped on his back porch and fallen pretty hard and he was bleeding.  The neighbor assured me there was no need for panic, but that he would need stitches.  So Curt and I took him to urgent care – fortunately we only live a couple of miles away.  Poor guy  – he had a broken nose and needed stitches on his hand and nose.  He’s 88 years old (but very spry and independent) – we are just sooooo thankful that it wasn’t worse!!!

So anyway – here I am late Sunday evening – so I’ll just go ahead and show you all three of my class projects in this post.  This promises to be a crazy week, so not sure how much chance I’ll get to blog.

Our first project was a hinged card using Sweet Stems and Raspberry Tart dp – it was inspired by a card I made for TECC49 a couple of weeks ago.


We stamped the flowers on Shimmer White cardstock, watercolored them and punched with the scallop square punch.  We also created a matching Build-a-Brad.  Ribbon is Kiwi/Vanilla Satin.  Cardstock colors are Regal Rose and Rose Red.  Here’s a view of the finished inside.


Our second project utilized the Love You Much Bundle available at 20% off through the end of January.  We used the Faux Embossing Folder Technique of punching shapes out and adhering them to matching cardstock to create a background with a dry embossed look. – it may be a little hard to see int he photo, but it’s pretty cool IRL.


This card was inspired by one Britta (camsmom) made for my most recent swap (view it here).  I loved how she used a heart punch to cover the flower and also how she used DD Glitter over the letters.  Cardstock colors are Pink Pirouette, Rding Hood Red and Very Vanilla along with the Candy Lane dp.

Our final project was a little See’s sucker with a coordinating 3×3 love note.  If you’ve never had a See’s sucker, they are square and super yummy!


The sucker idea came from one of my swappers who sent me a similar one when I hosted a swap last Fall.  I loved this simple idea!  For this project we used Love You Much and Loads of Love with real Red and Pretty in Pink cardstock.


I was REALLY on a pink roll with these projects.  But in my defense I was thinking Valentines!  I promised everyone I’d use some other colors next month!  LOL!

As CHA quickly approaches, this promises to be a busy busy week.  Tomorrow I’m supposed to finally get the permanent crown put in for the tooth I broke over a month ago.  Not looking forward to that time in the chair, but I’m so ready to be rid of this temporary crown!  And then of course I’m hoping the Dr. can squeeze my Uncle into his schedule.  And so the week begins.  I hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by!


3 Responses to “New Catty Kick Off Class”

  1. bolha Says:

    Gorgeous cards and well done on the projects.
    x Natasha x

  2. Kathy Says:

    Love the projects Jami!

  3. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Awesome projects Jami. Hope you’re feeling better this week and so is your Uncle. Take it easy so you don’t get sick again.

Leave a Reply