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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Monday, June 29, 2015

Crafty Weekend

One of four pretty projects we made Saturday...

What an outstanding weekend I had! Saturday I was at The Making Place for our monthly Graphic 45 cards & tags class. We had a whopping 10 crafty gals in class and everyone loved the challenge and joy of creating such pretty things. I got the chance to meet several new people and that's one of the best parts about teaching around San Diego. Our next Graphic 45 class, featuring the August projects, is Saturday, August 22, so be sure to sign up early, as they had to turn people away this month! :-(

Sunday I was up in Fallbrook kicking off my Seaside card making workshop. We made NINE cards in all! The styles ranged from sophisticated, to whimsical, to flat-n-simple. I love these Fallbrook ladies!

Die Hard Carol - card making in a cast

Shirlee and Maria, start your engines!

So many awesome nautical themed cards...

Heading into Week 2 of summer vacation and looking forward to the Fourth of July weekend. Meeting a new friend for lunch, too. Did I mention the carpet cleaning? Yep, it's all good during summer vacay!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week ahead :-)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sizzix U

I had the opportunity to attend a Sizzix University workshop led by Stephanie Ackerman of Homegrown Hospitality. What a lovely day it was!

The classroom was so pretty and filled with fun, whimsical furnishings and loads of great samples on display.

Stephanie helped us create three projects using her dies she's created for Sizzix, including some super top secret dies being released this summer!

Check out this sample that she stamped with a clear stamp from her Flowers #6 Framelits with Stamps set and then STITCHED!! The set also includes thin metal dies (Framelits) for die cutting some of the fun flowers and leaves!

One of the projects we made with some of Stephanie's dies was this tag mini album. This is her sample -- from Mother's Day. Love the mixy-matchy papers!

This is a great little project to quickly scrap about a mini-event like a BBQ or a girls night out.

Needless to say, I placed a good sized order, so expect to see some fantastic projects coming up on this blog! And you'll likely find several being taught by yours truly in an upcoming crafty workshop (watch for updates in the CLASSES tab above).

Thanks Stephanie and Cheri and Jill and Monika and all the rest of the awesome Sizzix team who made the day so special! Oh, and a shout-out to Anita (the Krafty Wahine) was great to catch up with you!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

A Graphic 45 garden of beauties!

Pretty cards & tags made by fabulous crafty women!

Mary, Sandy, Marie and Katrina

Join us for July's cards & tags -- Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. Call The Making Place at (760) 739-8605 to reserve your spot (space is limited, so call sooner rather than later!)

Keep it crafty...

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