Saturday, November 7, 2009

A lot to say!

At least I gave you a warning right? I've been quiet for a few days, and now I've got to catch up.

The classes last night went great, but it is always so much harder than I think it's going to be. By the time we got done I was exhausted. I did want to show you the other card the ladies could make.


Pattern Paper: Jolly by Golly - Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: White, Real Red - SU
Stamps: Merry and Bright - PTI
Ribbon: White Grosgrain


And here's a few pictures during class (the first one is my mom... isn't she cute she turns 50 in just a few weeks):

 

 We really did have a blast last night. And ... once we got done with all of the cards there were tons of little dots from the Holly Card we made. So I thought I'd use all of those cute dots to make a card (are your tired of Jolly by Golly yet? I'm getting there.)

 
Pattern Paper: Jolly by Golly - Cosmo Cricket
Card-stock: White
Stamps: Merry and Bright - PTI
Ribbon: Pink Satin - Olfray

Okay, I'm almost done. Seriously. Remember a couple of months ago, I was asking for your advice about your favorite black ink. It was interesting to hear everyone's take, and since I needed three new black ink pads for the class this weekend I decided to test out some different versions. 

First I tried the "Let it Snow" image from the above card with the following inks:
Stazon
Memento
Versafine
Memories
Because I also want to use the same ink on my "cheap" stamps (aka not polymer). I grabbed the flower from an American Crafts sets.  


Hands down overall I think the VersaFine was the best. It even looks better in person. I'm going to use it on a daily bases of the next few weeks. I'll let you know what I think after that! 

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Only one day left for the latest Everything But The Kitchen Sink challenge (see link in my sidebar)! Oh and we have some news about this challenge coming out soon! I hope you'll be excited.
 

10 comments:

Janelle said...

Congratulations on a successful event -- looks like it was fun! Thanks for the ink comparison you did; the VersaFine does look the best and it was easy to see it with them all stamped out side-by-side.

Julie E said...

Thank you for the ink comparison - I am in the market for good black ink myself!

Kelley Eubanks said...

All of the cards look great Courtney! I am sure the women loved them! I hate that I missed it... I know I missed a lot of fun! I hope they do the same thing again next year. I think we should make that a 2 or 3 time a year thing since it is a stay at home event!! Maybe you could suggest that for me! :)

~amy~ said...

excellent cards and no, I'll never tire of jolly by golly...

thanks for the ink comparisons...I've been using memento but also have the versa fine...

jen said...

Glad you had fun with your class! And I'm not tired of Jolly by Golly yet- probably because I haven't played with it! :)
Thanks for the ink comparison- have you tried Brilliance ink? Still hoping to get a challenge card in today...! ;)

Dana Gustafson said...

Courtney! How cute are your cards. 50 ladies! That is too fun. I'll bet they loved your cards designs and cooking up some holiday fun. THe card casserole made with the leftover holly dots is too cool...and no, I am not tired of Jolly by Golly so keep em coming :)

Laural-Lee said...

I really like what you did with all those left over dots. I'll never look at itty bitty scaps the same way again! TFS

Karen said...

Looks like your event went well, even if it was exhausting. Your Mom looks Great! :> I am definitely not tired of Jolly by Golly paper, cards, and projects. Keep that fab inspiration coming! :> Hope you have a relaxing night to let your fingers rest to play and craft again soon. :>:>

Winter said...

So glad the class went well! These cards are so pretty! I love that paper and what a great idea with the circles! I have to try that ink too! :)

Kay Sibley said...

I'm glad your teaching event was a big success. I knew it would be!!! Love your Jolly By Golly cards!!! And thanks a ton for the ink research. I'll have to try the versa fine sometime soon! ♥♥ Kay