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Monday, October 10, 2011

When in Vancouver...

Once or twice a year, my husb and I spend a week or so in British Columbia. Doesn't mean I have to go an entire week without playing with rubber stamps! :P There's a rubber stamp store on Granville Island, I'm Impressed, that offers a Coffee and a Card class every week. For a $2 donation to charity, participants enjoy a cup of Starbucks and the chance to make a card. I've been three times now. 




That's Eleonor facing the camera. She comes up with the week's card design and leads the class. 




That's me, gluing (too much of) the ribbon for the day's card. 




Putting the card together...




...and the finished product.
Whenever I bring one of these cards home, I always like to try it again, with my own personal slant. So here's my version:




I needed a thank you card for our cat-sitter, so I used colours that are a little more me, and different images. Music and flowers are related, right? 
Happy Thanksgiving or Columbus Day, and thank you to the many participants in the past weekend's blog hop in support of Julie Ranae! 


Supplies: white & Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red cardstock, Local King Rubber Stamp music background stamp, Hero Arts thank you stamp, Riding Hood Red & Brilliance graphite black ink, clear embossing powder, Cuttlebug tiny flowers embossing folder, Stampin' Up scallop border punch, Doodlebug Designs eyelet, dollar store ribbon Pin It Now!

10 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Lindsey! What a GREAT idea to have this stamp class for $2!! I'll be there MANY times if I live close by! LOVE your cards from the class! PS: You have very delicate hands! :)

Jen W. said...

Now that's my kind of vacation activity! LOL! Love both the cards but especially the second one with the bold colours and cool font. :)

Angela said...

Coffee...cards...what's not to love? I think your take on the design is Linds-perfect, too :)

Meg said...

Two cool cards, but of course your version is the coolest! Love the embossed flowers and yes flowers and music go together perfectly!

I think we all need to move to BC and invade Coffee & a Card every week.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very nice, Lindsey! It's a simple design, but so pretty! I always love that! The ribbon going down adds a lovely line to the card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful cards, Linds! Yes, I agree that they should have coffee and a card places here. Maybe you and I should open one up... if we win the lottery. LOL

marilynprestonn said...

I just love your cards. Both designs are so pretty. Love your spin on it too.

Lucky you, you went to Vancouver!!!I have to say that you got me think of my sis' when talking about Granville Island. It was one of her special places to go and sit and write. We visited last time I was there to see her and I had the best Chicken quesadilla in the world.

Thanks for the memory and the fine work you do. :)Peggy

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Sounds like a super duper fun time!!! Love it.

Jocelyn Olson said...

What a cool class! Sounds like fun. I love the card you made in the class, but I love "your" card even more! The music score and the red are so fun. What a fab card!

Donelda said...

What fun to go away and take a class where you are staying ... might need to give that a try! I love your version of the card ...yes, flowers are the music of nature ... right??!!