Thursday, December 19, 2013

San Jose CA Road Trip & Card Making Class

Earlier in the month, I went to visit my friend Emi Kume in San Jose CA. She is the founding editor of "Love My Memories" magazine, a Japanese papercrafting magazine, and is credited for bringing scrapbooking to the forefront in Japan. I am fortunate to be a contributing writer for the magazine.

The first thing we did once I got to San Jose was a visit to Scrapbook Island - one of my "must go" places on my list and I wasn't disappointed :) LOVEd that store!! AND I finally got to meet Laurie...we talked like we were old friends! Love that!

On the first day, we did a short tour around San Francisco...OMGosh, it's been over 20 years since I last visited! What a beautiful city! In about five hours, we covered the Painted Ladies (Alamo Square), Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Treasure Island...WOW! LOL!!





During my stay, I had a fabulous opportunity to do a card making class with her Japanese students, using Spellbinders® die templates and some techniques to kick it up a notch! This is what they created...






I love how you can mix and match different die templates to layer, to ink, to fold & tuck, to stencil....so many different techniques! (Pictures taken by Emi)





Here are the lovely ladies who participated in the class! THANK YOU & お疲れ様でした~!楽しい時間ありがとうございました。また、カードを一緒に作りましょう。


BIG THANK YOU to the following manufacturers who made this possible: Spellbinders Creative Arts, WorldWin Papers, David Tutera for Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, JustRite Papercraft, Graphic45, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L, IMAGINE Craft/TSUKINEKO and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!!

It was such an amazing time and the much needed break from the intense CHA (Craft & Hobby Association trade show) prep! LOL! Thank you for an amazing time, Emi & family!! xo

Thank YOU for reading this far :)
MargieH

11 comments:

Tegan said...

Such pretty cards! Looks like you had fun!

lil gik said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time! Gorgeous cards, always so intricate!

Lisa Echerd said...

Oh, I'm so jealous. You got to go to one of my favorite places in the country and make beautiful cards, too. They are all lovely!

Valerie Andrieux said...

I really like the blue with the orange flower. Nice cards.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awewsome opportunity and it looks like you all had a fun time! totally awesome cards

Melissa Smith said...

My goodness what incredible cards!

Tammy said...

What a fun trip! I haven't been to San Fran in years. Love that city! And your cards are gorgeous. I especially love the poinsettia one. So pretty! :)

Ange said...

Fun! Wow, those cards are awesome!!

Toni From said...

Your cards are so beautiful, I just started following you :-)

Solange J. said...

Such a beautiful collection of cards, my favorite is the first one, so elegant !

Sarah Webb said...

Just beautiful!