Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunny Days of August

The sunny days of summer are beginning to wind down, but we celebrated August at The Making Place this Saturday, creating beautiful cards and tags using Graphic 45's Time To Flourish. I met lots of new crafters and we had a fantastic time together...

Katie and Sue
This mother and daughter team won the prize for traveling the furthest to attend -- they live in Albania!!

Kim and Joann
The dynamic duo from Murrieta once stopped to shop, then came back for more! So glad they decided to join us. Who knew chocolate would play such a big role...cheers!

Michelle, Madeline, Sandy, Geri and Carol
Carol brought her friends on a road trip from Norwalk, and although they didn't win for traveling furthest, they're a great bunch and it was a pleasure to work with these ladies. And don't forget Sandy peeking from behind the "kilted" tag sample!

I thoroughly enjoyed spending my afternoon with this group of creative women. We had a sold out class today at The Making Place in Escondido and our next one is scheduled for Saturday, September 5. Be sure and call the store (760-739-8605) for more information and to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Back To School

Next week our kids go back to school (at least in my school district). It's hard to believe that summer in nearly over! But, at least seasonally speaking, that means autumn is just around the corner.

HERE's my inspiration
We're gearing up for fall colors, turning leaves, cooler weather, and maybe even a sweater or two [NOTE: unless you live here in San Diego where it's nearly 100 degrees and those things are simply happy thoughts!]

So, if you're in the San Diego area and want to enjoy those fall feelings, why not join us on Sunday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m. at our Playful Birthday cards workshop? We've got space for you and a friend to enjoy an afternoon of "playful" creativity and you'll go home with five handmade birthday cards!

Click on the CONTACT ME tab above and let me know to reserve a spot or two for you! Space is limited, but we'll squeeze you in!

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer Vibe Pocket Album Workshop

My family and I just got back from our Cape Cod vacation and I can't wait to add our photos to my Summer Vibe pocket album! You can make this album, too, just CONTACT ME and I can reserve a spot for you next Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m. or I can ship the kit & instructions to you!

Here are a few more sneak peeks at the project...


Inside Cover

One of my fave pages!

Love the POPPED bottle caps!

This album has so many pages and elements, with loads of interactive flaps, pockets and goodies!! This is gonna be the perfect, easy-to-make album for your summer photos -- you'll show off this album to all your family and friends!

Here's to more *good times* this summer...

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Garden Mystery

Here's another set I used at last weekend's stamp camp. I loved the simplicity of the image and sentiment, but I'm not sure what this flower is.

At first I thought it was an amaryllis, so I went with a coral scheme...

Then I thought maybe it was a rhododendron so I switched to purple/magenta...

I have one more to color -- what is this flower and what color should it be??

Have a terrific weekend and get out to enjoy YOUR garden!

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Stamp Camp

I had a great time Saturday at Gail Reed's Ghost Host Stamp Camp in Poway. Met lots of fun, creative ladies and made lots of pretty cards. I especially enjoyed the Market Fresh stamps...

Had to grab those and the Farmers Market DSP, along with a couple embossing folders and the bow builder punch!

I'm spending my summer vacation making cards *for me*, which is something instructors like myself rarely get to do. I love this craft!! Heading back to Laguna Niguel this week to spend some time at Susie Q's. Come back soon to check out the new additions to my collection.

Thanks for stopping by -- have a terrific week!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Get Your Summer Vibe On

Got a BIG order from Simple Stories in yesterday...SO excited!

Summer Vibe collection...brand new YELLOW SN@P album...just beachy!

Spent last night making the cutest darned photo scrapbook sample EVAH! Wanna make one, too?! Join us in Scripps Ranch on August 9 or in Fallbrook on August 23. Check our CLASSES tab for a few more details and "watch this space" for some sneak peeks!

Happy Fourth of July! Be safe and have fun...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015


We've just had one spot open up for our Seaside card making workshop, which has been sold out for weeks!

If you'd like to join us in Scripps Ranch (San Diego) on Sunday, July 5 at 1:00 p.m., please CONTACT ME. We're making NINE cards and the class fee is just $25.

Your kit includes everything you'll need (plus a little extra!) Bring your basic tool kit that includes a 12" paper trimmer, a variety of adhesives, and your favorite coloring tools (colored pencils, Copics, markers, etc.)

Here are a few sneak peeks at the cards we'll make...
Try-Fold Card...
Cape Cod boutique-ish

Join the fun -- or order the kit! Space goes to the first person to respond :-)

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