Sunday, August 28, 2011

Just About the Perfect Day...

Yesterday was just about a perfect day.  It started off with a couple of cups of coffee that my husband made for I love starting my day that way!
I met up with 2 wonderful girlfriends, Christine and Cyndi, for a mini card class at Archiver's.  It was great seeing them and sharing stories (I don't think I gave them much of a chance to talk yesterday as I had all kinds of stories about my trip to New England!).  We had fun in the class making 9 mini cards (3 inches by 3 inches) and got to use some new product and learned a few new techniques.  I generally like the classes at Archiver's...they are very well organized...they provide all tools and supplies and the prices for the classes are reasonable.  Plus you get to shop after!!!  Jennifer was our instructor yesterday and she did a great job.
Here are three of the little cards we made...
First was this Mickey Mouse punched card...very simple but cute with "Yippee" embossed with Zing yellow embossing powder.

We tied a little baker's twine around the top and that was it.  Really cute for a gift enclosure for a child or Disney fan, huh?  And I just loved the little touch of yellow with the red, black and white.
The second card was made on Kraft cardstock with a Unity Stamp:

No real new techniques here but I did like this stamp.  It's all in one...and stamped beautifully.  We distressed the edges of the Kraft cardstock, tied a little twine around it and stapled with the Tim Holtz mini attacher and added a bit of bling and that was it.
And lastly, for today, is this cute little card we made with one of the Inky Antics sets that were designed for use with Inky Antic's honeycomb paper.  You can see a card I made a few months back with those products HERE if you'd like (I used the inchworm set).

We colored and shaded with Copic markers which I have no idea what I'm doing with! LOL!
We used an EK Success border punch for the little pink paper and added some bling to it.
And here's the inside of this cute little card:
And what else made this day nearly perfect?  I babysat my two cute grandkids while my daughter and son in law had a night out to themselves.  They only went to dinner and were home within a couple of hours but at least they got a little time to themselves.  Since I belong to AG and AG only it is a bit difficult when NBG needs me as he does not like me picking her up.  But we had a little conversation last night about how NBG was sad and needed to be picked up but I was still his and he tolerated a few minutes.  LOL! 
Luckily NBG is already one independent little lady and is content to suck her fingers most of the time! :)
Here's David drinking my lemonade...
 And here's Taylor giving her Omie a little smile...(I changed this photo to black and white because she was wearing one of David's old sleepers and it was and she looked like a little boy!)
Happy Crafting!


  1. Looks like a fun day was had at Archivers & with your grandchildren. I especially like the Vintage phone stamp & the added bling is the perfect touch.

  2. Wow! I love your cards! They are just so cute!
    Your grandkids are as usual; ADORABLE!
    LOL at you for changing her pic to black and white! Bad Omie!

  3. Hi Susan,
    The cards are fabulous, I think I like the elephant one the best....The story of watching the grand kids so cute too. How sweet you belong you your grandson that's just precious.
    Have a great day...

  4. Sounds like a fantastic day! The kids are adorable and I love the cards!

  5. Sounds like you had a great time with your friends! Cute photos of your grandkids!

  6. Susan such precious photos you have shared and the cards are fab too



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