Friday, February 13, 2015

Lucky charms

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by loads of lovely craft products that make me think about a charmed upcoming holiday (very near my birthday). To get all of us in the mood, here are some samples of the cards we'll make in Fallbrook at our next crafty get-together.


Naturally, we'll use Authentique's newest line called Lucky...


And a brand spankin' new stamp from Art Impressions...


More adorableness from My Favorite Things Stamps...

My inspiration

And then from left field we'll get all Tuscan and dream of Florence! Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy this weekend's holidays filled with chocolates, smooches and presidential pomp.


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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fancy meeting you...

Saturday I taught the first two sessions in a year-long series of card and tag making classes at The Making Place. We had a BLAST!!

First, this happened...

Gloria stopped by The Making Place to check out our classes!

Graphic 45 designer, Gloria Stengel, the artist that actually designs the cards and tags in this series, dropped in to say HI! Gloria is a lovely person, very warm and personable. She chatted with us for a bit and told us a little about the upcoming March projects. HINT: there's a bonus project included!

Next, seven fabulous, creative, fun and hilarious women spent the day creating eight beautiful cards and tags. Here's Mary with Gloria - check out the cool artsy stuff all over the shop, too! Now, I really could kick myself for not taking more photos while we were crafting, but we were having so much fun I completely forgot! 

Gloria and Mary

I promise to share more photos as we go along -- join us at The Making Place for our next card and tag class featuring March-inspired projects designed by Gloria Stengel and Graphic 45's Time to Flourish.

Saturday, February 28
11:00 a.m.
330 W. Felicita Ave., B-4
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 739-8605

Space is limited, so call early to register. This weekend's class was sold out!


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Ah, Friday

I'm getting ready for those crafty gals in Fallbrook this weekend -- it's a Super Bowl card making workshop! On "offense" we have some iconic, and maybe just a little snarky creations...

Click HERE for my inspiration


On "defense" there's the super sweet stuff...



And finally, well, a "touchdown" with just some good old-fashioned adorable!


I'm spending Saturday kitting for my TWO upcoming Graphic 45 Cards & Tags classes beginning on February 7 at The Making Place. Hope you have a SUPER crafty weekend!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Back by Popular Demand

If you're in the San Diego area this weekend, we've got just a couple more spots open for the "More Girlfriends" class at The Making Place on Saturday, January 17. This is one of the coolest paper crafting stores around!


We're using four different Art Impressions stamp sets, as well as lots of fun techniques -- "magic pencil" and watercolor, just to name a few. Bring a basic tool kit and all the rest is ready and waiting for you.


You'll have all the fun making four terrific cards, but your girlfriends will LOVE receiving them!


Call The Making Place at (760) 739-8605 to reserve your space - bring a friend and we'll make it a party!




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Thursday, January 1, 2015

This Gets Graphic...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I'm wishing you a creative, inspired and fulfilling 2015...

It's the first day of the new year and I'm pretty excited about a new monthly card/tag making workshop I'll present at The Making Place in Escondido. I'm using the **gorgeous** new line by Graphic 45 called "A Time To Flourish" to create two cards and two tags each and every month.


Samples will be at The Making Place soon, as will the schedule for these monthly classes. I'm really looking forward to getting a great group of creative makers together for this series. More info coming soon!


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Challenge Me

Thank you to those who commented about card sketches (see post below) - I love to find new resources for inspiration. To show my gratitude I've got a little packet of paper crafting goodies to share with one lucky crafter...


So the prize goes to Julie Tucker-Wolek! Drop me a line with your mailing address and I'll get that packet sent off toot-sweet!

Thanks again, everyone, for stopping by. Hope you'll be back soon...


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Seems Sketchy To Me

Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the merriest of holidays...

I thought I'd share a few cards I made as class samples. My theme is using sketches to inspire card making. My group of enthusiastic "students" in Fallbrook appreciate a little motivation, and checking out sketches is how I'm often influenced.

There are lots of great places to find card sketches. I've used some for this month's class from My Favorite Things' Wednesday Stamp Club, where they offer free sketches every week.


I purchased the Victoria Park line from Lily Bee Design's going-out-of-business sale (awesome deal), so another motivation for me was to use as many of the papers as possible. Perhaps the gals will want to use their cards as a gift set for a friend or family member?





And this last card was inspired by a sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch...


Thanks to all the folks that create sketches - we raise our glass to you! I'd love to find out your favorite online source of card sketches, so leave a comment below to share. I've got a little blog candy squirreled away, and will randomly choose a commenter on Sunday, December 28 at 9 a.m. PST.

Here's to 2015 being another fabulous year of creative card making!


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