Last weekend was our August Cards and More Class. In this class we make nine cards, three each of three designs, plus a bonus project.
This month’s class used cards I either made, or swapped for, at the Stampin’ Up! convention in July.
This beautiful card was a swap from Angi Hayes. It uses the Flower Patch Bundle and the new Fluttering TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder).
This was another swap from Karen Page. It uses the Big News stamp set, Oval Framelits, and the Cherry on Top DSP (Designer Series Paper).
Our last card, and my personal favorite, is from a shoebox swap with one of my best buds, Sue Parker. It uses the Gorgeous Grunge and Hello Life stamp sets, Circle Framelits, and the Tree Builder Punch for the “seeds”. How cute and refreshing is this!
Lastly, our bonus project, designed by me, is a simple little tag. It uses the Beautiful Bunch and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets. This tag was inspired by my 91 year old dad, who lives with us, and planted sunflower seeds he had picked from the bird feeder.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what we’ve been doing in class.
I am blessed to have a wonderful group of friends who support me, both in my business and in my personal life. They are known as the Bluegrass Stampers, and I don’t know what I would do without them. One of the things we do as a group, is support our local Veterans by making cards for them.
For the last ten years, I have taken boxes of Valentines to the VA Hospital in Louisville to let our Veterans know that their sacrifices are appreciated. I received Valentines from stamping friends all over the country! This year, we made 674 Valentines!!
For the last couple of years, in addition to taking Valentines to the VA hospital, we also took Valentines to the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) at Fort Knox. This is a facility that helps our wounded warriors get back to their lives.
Last week, I received a request from the WTU for cards that the soldiers could send to their friends and families. They asked for an assortment, and especially “miss you” types of cards. Several of the Bluegrass Stamper members stepped up immediately to make cards! I’m just so proud of them! I’ll be sharing some of these cards with you in future posts.
If you are interested in making cards for our Veterans and soldiers, we’ll take all the help we can get. Just contact me, and I’ll let you know what we need.
Now that I’m getting the hang of posting (Sue told me it was easy, and I’ve found that she’s always right….lol), I’d like to connect with some of you out there in blog land. At the beginning of September, I will draw a name from everyone that is signed up to follow my blog by email. I’m not sure what I’m giving away yet. I’ll show you that in a future post. So, sign up to follow my blog, and you’ll be entered in the drawing!