Friday, April 10, 2009

two cards and a page : )

My good friend, Barb owns a Scrapbook Store. She "sets up shop" at a retreat center twice a year. Last weekend was their spring retreat. Barb asked me if I would come up with some free EASY classes that she could offer to the participants of the retreat. She is really REALLY generous with the prizes and products for goodie bags that she donates to the retreat center so she asked me to try and be conservative for the free class products. I created the butterfly card using a design I previously posted here in March. I used "cheaper" paper and showed it two different ways - one using black ink and one using Versamark for the butterfly image. The participants chose which variety they wanted to do and then colored the butterfly with chalk. FYI all but one person chose the lighter version using Versamark ink. Interesting huh?
My second card was fun to make - combining my sweet House Mouse image with a clear stamp calendar image I purchased from Imaginisce. I stamped the mouse and then stamped the calendar. Because the calendar stamp is clear it was easy peasy to line up! the papers and ribbon on this card are by American Crafts. Love the mouse' expression in this image!
The Scrapbook page was more of a challenge. One of these days I should shoot pictures of my scrapbook pages. I have not done any scrapbooking in several years but I actually have a couple dozen Scrapbooks finished : ) This page, however, would not make it to one of my scrapbooks! at least not unless it could have some "more" something! pictures would help LOL. In an effort to keep the cost down I decided to leave it very open as a "palette" for the scrapbooker. I didn't place frames for pictures nor did I try to frame up a place for journaling but hopefully you can see it's potential : ) I admit that I was very disappointed with this page but it turns out that it was the hit of the retreat! we had so many sign up for the class we had to quickly cut some more pieces so that we could "calm some savage beasts" who were upset about having missed out on the sign ups! oh my!!
My photograph of this page is bad but I just wanted to show it because it was SUCH a BIG HIT!! People are funny! : )
Thanks for looking and I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Patti : )


ant me. said...

My two butterfly cards were created using the exact same paper! taken at the exact same time under the same conditions! Go figure : ) I think the card with the butterfly stamped in black shows the card colors more "true". Just thought I'd add this little tid bit.

: ) me.

scrappyyankee said...

Beautiful cards Patti.

Have a wonderful Easter!


GiftsByHeidi said...

Loved your story about the savage beasts!! LOL Glad you were able to appease them. Love both of those butterfly cards, I think I would have chosen the versamark one too but the image in black is very striking, it's gorgeous too. Great job, and how nice of you to help out!

Janice W. said...

Both cards are beautiful!! I think I like the versamark card as well. It is interesting how they can look so different. I am curious, do you like one more than the other?

Anonymous said...

Like Heidi stated. I laughed out loud reading your story when it came to the savage beasts part.
Funny stuff! I am on board with the others. I prefer the versamark. but both cards are very pretty.And I always love the house mouse cards you make and the scrapbook page is adorable. I'll bet your friend was thrilled with the outcome. You made it a success. You-Da-Woman! Or should I say Queen?!