Sunday, October 25, 2015

Is it autumn?

Most people wouldn't be able to tell if the season had changed to autumn here in San Diego, but we residents notice the cooler temps and appreciate them greatly. It was a fantastic day to gather with creative friends and make handmade cards and tags using Graphic 45's Time To Flourish line.

Sample Board - Designs by Gloria Stengel

This group of women is the best - Sandy, Kathy W, Kim, Joann, Julie, Kathy, and Katrina. Each brings their own special charms and talents, and our afternoon was filled with laughs and good conversation.

Cutting Cut-Aparts & Concentrating



It's hard to imagine this is nearly the last workshop in this monthly series. Our final class is Saturday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. I have a feeling that we won't have an open seat. Will you join us? Click HERE for details and store phone number.


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Thursday, October 22, 2015

You're in luck...

We have TWO spots left at this Saturday's Graphic 45 Cards & Tags class at The Making Place in Escondido. Don't miss out -- this is a rare event -- so grab a friend and join us for an afternoon of crafty friendship. Here are the pretty autumn projects we're making:


Call the store at (760) 739-8605 and register TODAY!

You'll need to bring a 12" paper trimmer, bone folder and scoring board, a variety of adhesives (tape runner, foam tape, strong quick-dry glue), sanding block, scissors, ruler, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink (or similar).

Hope to see you there!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crafty Is As Crafty Does?

I love to make cards -- love paper, stamps, ink, ribbons, my Silhouette Cameo, the whole nine yards, enchilada, and all that stuff!

When my sister told me about the birthday party my 9-year old niece is invited to next weekend, she said Macy needs to dress like her favorite movie star. Well, Macy doesn't really have a favorite movie star, but she sure likes...


Taylor Swift

We figure out where to pick up the cute heart-shaped sunglasses and a near-enough hat, we gather the beaded bracelets and grab a pair of black shorts. What's left? The t-shirt. This looks like a job for SuperCameo!

Work in progress

I whipped out some Silhouette heat transfer interfacing and a swatch of black cotton from my stash, found a suitable (purdy dern close) font, and went to work.

The prop

While this is surely not a work of art, I love that I could be a part of my niece's life in a creative way. I won't get tired of hearing "That Auntie Shan is pretty crafty!" Stay tuned for a follow up photo of the starlet Miss Macy at her first non-Halloween costume party. I can't wait!


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