Thursday, October 23, 2014

Feelin’ Like Fall

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It was a hot and dry summer here in Oregon, but it’s now feeling very much like fall.  It’s cool, gray, and rainy.  I never thought I’d be happy with that weather forecast, but we really need the rain.  Anyway, with cooler temperatures comes changing leaves.  I love seeing all the pretty leaves.  Most are still on the tree, but they will be in their fall splendor pretty soon.  (And that’s your unofficial Northwest Fall Foliage Report!  lol)  Eventually the ground will look like this:
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My dog looks so happy to be wearing his “Gentle Leader” collar. lol 
Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get Ready for halloween

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You still have a little time to get cards and treats made in time for Halloween.  If you are looking for a fast solution, here’s a good idea.  I only stamped the greeting on this card.  The rest was just paper.  I did cut out Frankenstein and popped him up so the card would have some dimension.  However, if you need to make a bunch of these in a hurry, you could easily skip that step.  The card took almost no time and I think it’s cute.   

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Let’s Get Together!

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When:  Friday, December 5th from 5:30-9PM
Where:  Corvallis Chamber of Commerce
Cost:  $15 plus a dessert to share
Space is limited & registration will close on December 1st.
Let's celebrate the season together while making Christmas cards and eating yummy treats!  I'll have cards prepped and ready for stamping and assembling.  You just need to pick the ones you want to make and bring your own adhesive & scissors.  (Envelopes will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own to stamp a coordinating envelope for your cards.)  Your class fee will allow you to make 6 cards.  If time permits, you may make extras for only $1.50 each. 
The cost of the class is $15 plus a dessert to share!  Registration will close on December 1st, so be sure to contact me soon if you'd like to come.  svzhong@gmail.com

**PS - I know you're thinking I've posted this early, but the holidays are just around the corner!  Also, I'll need an idea of how many people are attending so I will know how many cards I'll need to get ready.  See?  I'm not really crazy to be planning this weeks in advance!  hehe**

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Scary Monsters!

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Actually, not really.  I just have one monster on this card and he’s more funny than scary!  This was one of those cards that didn’t exactly turn out as planned.  It’s busy, but I think it’s fine for kids.  Also, when I stuck down my hexagons of candy corn, the glue oozed out and left shiny spots on my card.  I was ready to trash it, but then I decided to ink up the entire top of the card with Versamark and emboss it with clear powder.  It make the entire card shiny so you can no longer see the glue spots! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Deals of the Week!

Here are the things on sale this week!  Also, there is a new Photopolymer Stamp Set available this week, so I've added it to the list.  So pretty!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Snowflake Card Dies


I think this die creates such a pretty card.  It's fairly easy to make and yet it really will wow your recipients!  (And I wondered how to cut out the white snowflake layer, so I found this really helpful!)

In other news, my parents are now back in Florida after spending 2 weeks with me.  I sure do miss them and look forward to their next visit.