Friday, July 4, 2014

Garden of Gratitude

Hello friends!  I've been digging up lots of fun with a Darcie's Heart & Home stamp set called Chin Up Buttercup and SRM Stickers' We've Got Your Border - Thank You. There's some gardening going on, but my hands only got dirty with ink!

Oops, this sample is missing its Tin Pin!




I apologize for the inferior photos ('cuz these guys are pretty cute, if I do say so myself).  We'll make these and more at The Stamp Addict on Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 a.m. and there are only TWO spots left!  So if you're in the San Diego/La Mesa area this weekend, stop by and join us!  Call (619) 667-5060 to reserve your spot.

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!!




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Thursday, June 12, 2014

In the good ol' summertime

Yep, it's almost officially summer...yay!  This is going to be a fabulous summer and I'm ready for it to begin.  So, to kick things off the crafty way, I've got some cards inspired by the impending solstice.  These are samples from a class I'm teaching at the end of June.

Most of these cards' simple beginnings came from my giddy love for the patterned paper I've incorporated.  They're just so whimsical and fun, and they sparked summer memories for me.

This card reminds me of our camping trips to the Sierras when we were kids.  We started out with tents and quickly graduated to trailers (whew!)  These Lawn Fawn stamps and dies really make me happy.  I colored the car black cherry because that's the color of my current little Prius...mixing old and new.  I grew up in the 70's, so wacky, wild colors were "in".  Love the critters on this paper!

Lawn Fawn and Jillibean Soup

This super simple card below (I squealed when I saw this paper) makes me think of the Lucy and Desi movie The Long, Long Trailer.  Can't you just picture Ethel and Lucy popping their heads out of these vintage campers?!

Jillibean Soup, Fresh Squeezed Stamps, Lawn Fawn, Silhouette

Thanks for stopping by and I'll have more to share soon.  I hope you're looking forward to a wonderful summer -- it's on its way!



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Saturday, May 31, 2014

KITS FOR SALE - Hanging Out With The Girls

Whew, I've had so much fun meeting LOTS of new ladies around San Diego this month teaching my Hanging Out With The Girls classes!  Today's class at The Stamp Addict in La Mesa was so much fun -- it was packed and these ladies were so much fun to stamp with!

I have a few kits left from this class.  Everything you need to make the three cards PLUS the bottle tag are inside, including envelopes!  All the pieces are stamped and ready for you to color and assemble.  There's also a supply list with color photos of each project.  The price includes shipping in the continental U.S. (international orders are accepted, but please CONTACT ME to get a shipping price).

Here are what the cards will look like:



PLUS you'll get the stuff to make the bottle tag shown below, too:



The shape of the scroll on the tag may vary, and you'll need to add your own enamel dot on the birthday cake card, but I'm sure you have a few pieces of spare *bling* laying around :-)

OK, first come, first served -- and remember, price includes FREE continental U.S. shipping and envelopes!

SOLD OUT


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Girls ROCK

Happy Memorial Day and I hope you're enjoying your long weekend.  We had a blast this past Saturday at The Making Place creating, laughing and having fun coloring to our heart's content!  We love meeting new stampin' friends - thanks, everyone, for coming out!

BUT WAIT! This was so much fun, I'm doing it again {with a twist}!  Seriously, if you want a relaxing, crafty few hours away from home, the kids, the TV, etc., please join me this coming Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. at The Stamp Addict in La Mesa.  Your class includes everything you'll need to create these hilarious cards perfect for sharing with your girlfriends.  As I mentioned previously, there's a BONUS project included, too!


Grab a friend, a cuppa' coffee and your basic tool kit and get ready to rock your next Saturday!!  See you at The Stamp Addict!


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Friday, May 2, 2014

Hey, Girlfriends!

Just a quick note to remind my San Diego friends that I'm teaching another fun card making class with a "girlfriends theme" at two local scrapbook stores this month.

The card samples below will be made at The Making Place in Escondido on Saturday, May 24 at 2:30 p.m.  Please call the shop and register with the lovely ladies there -- what a great way to spend some creative time during Memorial Day Weekend!

Join us at The Making Place

And then again on Saturday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. at The Stamp Addict in La Mesa we'll make a very similar set.  I'll let you in on a little secret...we'll also make the awesome bottle tag (similar to the one shown above) at this class, too!  Be sure to call the shop and reserve your spot ASAP...

Near La Mesa?  Let's get together at The Stamp Addict!

We'll color to our heart's content, just like when we were kids :-)  Some paper patterns at either/both classes may vary, but you're guaranteed super adorbs cards and a fun tag to share with your favorite gal pals.  I'd love to meet up with you at one of these great LSSs!


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Saturday, April 5, 2014

A Toast To Friends

Tossing in another Girlfriends card for the Art Impressions' challenge. These ladies make me smile, and I especially love the sentiments in this set.  I guess it's not one of AI's newer sets, but like wine, the older the better!


I stamped the sentiment on cork -- thought it was appropriate -- and gave the girls some "tiny bubbles" (aka sequins) to add excitement!  Hope your weekend involves time with good friends and good cheer!


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Trying new things -- I like to do that. At the recent Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA I picked up a couple Art Impressions Girlfriends/BFFs stamps because they made me think about the long-lasting relationships I have with some of my own girlfriends and BFFs. It really is all about having fun!

I decided to try the Magic Pencil technique because I love to color...have done since forever!  I really enjoyed using my colored pencils and Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) to create a smooth, blended look. Still perfecting this technique, but I had lots of fun giving it a go!


Barista BFFs

Did you notice the strip of corrugated coffee cup sleeve I used behind the sentiment?  I thought it was a nice touch. When I checked out the Art Impressions blog I noticed they had a Girlfriends weekly challenge, so I decided to join in the fun!

I really had a good time with these ladies -- you may see more of them here on the blog and, perhaps, in a card making class near you!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in...



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