Just back from a wonderful weekend at Crop & Create
sponsored by Scrapbook & Cards
magazine. I took wonderful classes from 3 of the great women in scrapbooking - Becky Fleck, Vicki Boutin and Kimber McGray. The classes were all based on techniques and I learned so much that I'm eager to try.
But first I want to share a card that I made for one of the weekend contests - Why Hello There
. And I am so proud to admit that my card was chosen by Kimber McGray
as the winner! Being selected as a winner by someone who has published 4 books on scrapbooking and card making was a total thrill! But enough of the bragging ... here is the card:
I used a couple of new toys for this card - the Grand Madison Window die cut
from Memory Box and the Flowers & Leaves die cut
from Marianne Design Creatables. The cutie patootie puppy is a front & back stamp from Art Impressions
- he is so
adorable but I have to admit he's being sitting in my drawer because I've been intimidated about colouring him. I've been working on my colouring though and I'm actually pretty pleased with him. The toughest part of this card was aligning the window and dog on either side of the acrylic so front & back matched up. One last thing to add, I didn't want any writing inside the card to show through the window so the inside of the card actually opens up to the right (the buttons are kind of a handle) so that I can write a nice note.