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Cherry Blossom Studio

at Cherry Blossom Studio! Come and make 12 cards with me using 2 of the most popular recent collections! Both classes sold out the first time around, so here’s your chance if you missed it!

Sugar Rush Collection, 7-9pm, February 15

Origins Collection, 7-9pm, February 22

We have a lot of fun and 12 cards in 2 hours is definitely do-able, trust me!

Hope to see you there!

One of the projects that I completed from this past weekend’s cropping was a set of ATC’s (aka Artist Trading Cards). These 2 1/2 x 3 1/2″ scraps of paper end up being some beautiful pieces of art! So much fun and I always love using my scraps and bits of leftover scrapping embellishments on them. Can’t beat it!

What do you do with them? Well, true ATC collectors do just that, collect them for trading purposes. ATC’s are NEVER sold, they are given or traded. I have been known to use them on a card front, but for the past couple of years, I’ve saved all of them in little mini mailboxes. I have quite a collection!

This month’s theme with the Oasis ATC Club that I belong to (local artists), was “Your Heritage”. Hmmmmm, that could bring a lot of different ideas out for sure! Use the colors, use images, even a map maybe? I opted for the images of the culture. Take a peek and see if you can guess:

My Heritage

SU! cardstock & stamps
Tsukineko Memento ink
Copic coloring
Distress Stickles
Eyelet Outlet wine eyelet

Want to hear something really cool?? I’m starting an ATC club at Cherry Blossom Studio!!!! We’ll meet once a month to trade cards and to work on the next month’s theme. I’m really looking forward to it, so stay tuned for more details as it comes into being. Woohoo!!

If you’re a follower of my blog, you probably remember seeing 6×6 recipe pages here and there throughout the year. Well, one of my fav things to do is to create these small gems (similar is my love of ATC’s) using scraps and stamps. I trade them online with a Yahoo group of fellow recipe swappers.

Each month, different themes are presented to the group and you can sign up for as many as you want (only 3 or so are offered usually) or none depending on the themes and your schedule of course. I usually make 8 pages (2-12×12 pieces of cardstock = 8 pages, why waste 1/2 sheet right?). Six are sent to the coordinator, I keep one and have a spare to trade elsewhere or giveaway. In a short span of time, a great little 6×6 album gets full of these babies! They make great shower, family or co-worker gifts!

This month, I opted to play twice with an October recipe and “Tuesday is…” recipe. The October one just needed to have October written on it somewhere like the title, in the patterned paper or stamped on. No problem, I have lots of month stamps!

October Recipe

SEI patterned paper & SU! cardstock
BoBunny stamp
Tsukineko Memento ink
PK Glitz glitter, Sticky Tape & Wonder Film
Staples paper clip

Now the next page needed to fulfill the “Tuesday Is…” requirement. I totally made up that Tuesday is Casserole Night in our house, but hey, it could be this week right?? The object was to plug in an appropriate item like Chicken Night, Chili Night, Crock Pot Night, Hamburger Night, … I thought mine would work just fine and I would actually do it sometime soon. 🙂 So anyway, here’s the result of the mini page.

Tuesday Is...

SEI paper
Hampton Arts stamp
Tsukineko Memento ink
SU! hemp
Spellbinders die
Fiskars border punch

So there you have it! OHHHHHHHHH, something really FUN?!! Cherry Blossom Studio is starting up a Recipe Page CLUB! How fun will that be?! Stay tuned for the details and come and join us! I know I’ll be there!



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