June Class

June 26th, 2012

Happy Tuesday! So last week was really crazy!  A quick run-down: Wednesday early afternoon I ended up in tears at work (yes it can happen even in a job you love and even at a church, although I must say it had nothing to do with anyone from our church), Wednesday later afternoon the copier broke again just when we needed to run bulletins and programs for the weekend. Thursday (the day I’m supposed to get off work at 12:30) the copier tech didn’t come until 11:00 am and didn’t finish until after 3:30 at which point the choir aide needed the copier.  Curt had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon at which time he found out that he has 2 new kidney stones and will need another lythotripsy procedure.  🙁 Thursday night I went back to work and didn’t get home till 9:30 pm. *deep breath*  Thursday night/Friday morning at 2:30 a.m. we had a huge power surge and then a power outage which fried our microwave, dishwasher, air conditioner and some other things.  Friday night I taught stamp class (started creating samples and prepping at 1:00 in the afternoon.)  Saturday was somewhat of a quiet day and then Sunday we had church in the morning and in the afternoon thCurt participated in the church Patriotic Musical as well as performing in the Old-Timey Gospel Band (on mandolin) during the BBQ that followed.

*PHEW*  Am I ever thankful that Pastor Jeff gave me yesterday off, so I could get some bills paid and get caught up on some things!

Now, on to what this post is really all about…the class I held Friday night.  I just wanted to share the projects we created.  First up is a pretty card featuring Forever in Bloom from Taylored Expressions.

We used shimmery white cardstock and colored the image with SU water-based markers directly on the rubber before stamping.  The background panel was run through the Cuttlebug with a Sizzix embossing folder and then aged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink.

Our second project featured my newest TE set Bikes & Trikes along with Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6×6 papers.  🙂 (I say “my” because it was my concept, wonderfully illustrated by Emily Burger!!)

The girls had a choice of which image they preferred and also which sentiment.  A lot of my girls don’t care much for coloring, so most of them chose the old-fashioned trike.  We also used the grass border and cloud duo Taylored Dies along with Spellbinders circle dies.

I messed up this sample as the sentiment should have been on the left to balance out the clouds on the right.  I had to tell the girls to “do as I say, not as I do!”  LOL!  I love how the black in this design makes the card pop – my old adage…when you’re not sure what to do, fall back on black!

The idea for these 2 cards came from one by my friend Melody Rupple. I absolutley LOVED this card she created and had to figure out how to adapt it to make it work with supplies I had for class.

It was so great to see almost all of my regular students Friday.  I had missed teaching a class in May and even though I was pretty spent on Friday night after a crazy week, I wouldn’t have missed it!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of the TE July release which is happening early!  Please come see me tomorrow. 🙂

2 Responses to “June Class”

  1. Shannon White Says:

    Oh My Word, what a stressful week you had Jami! Wow I think I would have been in tears too!.. So glad the Pastor gave you a much needed day off. Goodness! Well it will be abetter week this week for sure! I just Love your cards! the first one is soo pretty love the hydrangea and Pretty embossed BG. And your Bikes and Trikes cards are soo Adorable and Cheery, just can’t help but smile! 😎

    I am jst so thrilled to be joining you guys on the BD DT! Yay! 😎

    Big hugs & Happy Tuesday!

  2. hermes bags Says:

    I absolutley LOVED this card she created and had to figure out how to adapt it to make it work with supplies I had for class.

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