Saturday, January 14, 2012

A fun day and a card!


I meant to do this post yesterday, but time escaped from me.

But we had a g-r-e-a-t day!

Nothing a boy likes better than throwing rocks in a stream.  He could've done this all day long. 

We went to White Water Preserves, which is off the 10 FWY between Cabazon and Palm Springs/Palm Dessert.  Its a great Wildlands Preserve and it's completely free!  It has 3 good size Trout ponds with HUGE fish begging for food - it's clean, the bathrooms are great, the hiking trails are well marked and the whole time that we were there we only saw 1 piece of trash.  It's a great place for a picnic, hike or just to get a peaceful feeling.

Or to throw rocks.  Not very peaceful, but certainly a good activity for a little boy!

Okay, switching gears - onto a new class that I'm doing!  I was scanning blogs last week, or 2 weeks ago and stumbled onto an idea.  An October Afternoon design team member explained that, in order to get a good amount of cards done at one time, that she takes 1 sketch and creates 10 cards from it.  Fantastic!  I'm a huge fan of sketches!  So, I decided to design a class based off the same idea! 

I used a very simple sketch and created this card from it.  For this card I kept a very literal translation of the sketch, I want to show how you can add layers on your cards to change them from the sketch, so for every card in the class I'll explain how I got from the sketch to the end result!

I used OA's Farmhouse line for this card.  And I know it's a little hard to see, but the middle heart is layered.  Here's a better look.

If you'd like to sign up, please call CJ's and reserve a spot in my 1 Sketch, 6 Cards class at the end of February.  I'm very excited!  I've been trying to think of a good card class for a few months and feel like I've finally found it! 

Have a great Saturday!  I'm going to tea at Barbara's Victorian Tea House today to celebrate my cousin's upcoming nuptials!  Yay, Susan!


1 comment:

  1. That place looks beautiful. I am going to have to check it out. I may even like throwing rocks in the stream. ;)