Pokadots & More 

Nov 7th, 2014

One of the members from our card club cirlce works part time at Polkadots & More out in Mukwanago, WI.  It's about 50 min from Milwaukee.  It's a bit of a drive, but then again, there aren't very many scrapbook and cards making supply stores around anymore.  Check out their Blog!  

Every now and then they host a craft and scrabook night.  You can have access to all their tools, ink pads, stamps, cutting machines and even some emblishments just for $10 and they provide Pizza to keep us from starving.  It's really a great deal.  I met some really nice ladies that night that were working on some fabulous holiday cards.

I used this time and space to start a design for a Thanksgviving card.  I even brought my Graze Snack Box, incase I got the munchies.  

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Needless to say, I was so overwhelmed by their selection of tools, that I was having a creative design melt down.  It happends quite frequently, doesn't it?  LOL  I was also trying to use this time to come up with some Holiday cards too.  Anyway, here is what I came up with for Thanksgiving.

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I had recently bought a series of Stamps from Stampin' Up and really like this "thanks" stamp.  I don't know what I would do with out my kraft card stock and Cherry Cobbler color coridates from SU.  They are a staple for me.  This stamp image was used with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  Decorative twine was from Spritz (on clearance at Target), mini eyelets, scallop edge punch and some designer paper that went well with this design.  Simple but to the point.  When ever I create cards I design to send out to several people, I make sure it's 'design' worthy.  Really helps to keep it simple when producing more than 3 cards.  

It never fails that I can't position card fronts properly after sticking it down with pop dots.  You can see the creases by the eyelets, this was from having to remove a placed card front and pulling it off to reposition.  Seriously drives me bonkers.  I've learned that positioning paralell objects, do it on an angle or upside down.  Something to do with the perspective of the edges of the cards versus seeing the card design face front.  Who knows.  It's the bain of my existence when assembling cards.  I may just need to use a t-square ruler for positioning.  LOL….

Thanks to everyone at Pokadots & More.  We had a really great time.  Look forward to comeing out again soon!


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