Saturday, July 13, 2019

Wreath Builder with a *TwIsT*

Hi there!

Here's a quick update -- we have just THREE (3) spots left in our July class in either Escondido or Fallbrook. If you'd like to try your hand with the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder template using some fun new stamps by Ellen Hutson & Jenn Shurkus, click HERE for more information and register now!



Stay cool, San Diego!



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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Toes in the sand...

Another wonderful vacation in our favorite summer location -- Cape Cod! My mom and I try to spend a bit of time each summer on the Cape because it's such a special place in a million different ways. We have our traditional haunts, which almost always involve ice cream or shopping. We don't mind a line when the reward for the wait is Almond Bliss ice cream!

Favorite Ice Cream Parlor on Cape Cod -- Polar Cave, Mashpee

The last couple visits to the Cape found our home-away-from-home in Sandwich, MA at this little gem...


We are always amazed at the green trees, grass and the beautiful plants and flowers. Big white dogwood trees and many other white flowering bushes seemed to dominate the landscape this summer.

There are pretty pink versions of this tree as well.

I checked off a must-see for me -- the beach boardwalk in Sandwich. Seemed right out of a magazine or picture book!

Sandwich Boardwalk -- 1,350 feet in length, crossing Mill Creek and the marsh then leads to the beach.

Beautiful misty afternoon at Town Neck Beach, Sandwich
Beth's Bakery & Cafe on Jarves Street - delicious lobstah bisque kicks off our Cape Cod visit.
The village of Sandwich is at the "beginning" of the Cape on highway 6A. Since it's also our home base, we've become quite familiar with this little area. After lunch at Beth's we like to walk along Jarves Street and see the old familiar and brand new shops. My favorite in Sandwich is The Spotted Cod where I always find a treasure or two. My favorite breakfast joint in Sandwich is Cafe Chew -- so many great homemade goodies. I had an amazing Apple Dirt Bomb this year and was blown away (get it?!)

I joke that I can make my way up and down 6A blindfolded and that's because it provides days of delights by simply pulling off the highway. We try to get lost so we can discover new places! We've been meaning to try this spot for a few years and finally made it. It's called Eat Cake for Breakfast. Why.......OK!

Earlier this spring they had a car drive into their front door, but it's all fixed now!
One of the 33 pieces of fun, sandy art on the Sand Sculpture Trail this year.
It's fun to find some of these amazing sand sculptures each visit. As we continued east along 6A, then merged onto the BIG two-lane highway 6, we stopped in Wellfleet for more retail therapy (great clothing stores!) and then swung through Truro on our way to Provincetown (or P-Town) for lunch at Bubala's. Great fish & chips and Mom's favorite is the lobstah roll! A stroll along Commercial Street is a real treat -- lots of shops, people, doggies, shops, bakeries, pedi-cabs, pirates...you never know who or what you'll run into in P-Town!

Bubala's By the Bay, Provincetown

Pilgrim's Monument, P-Town

A P-Town landmark - Lobster Pot
We try to get to all the main spots on Cape Cod - north, south, east and west! The main "city" is Hyannis. You may have heard of it because of the Kennedy connection. You can catch the ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from here.

The JFK Museum in Hyannis

You just never know what you'll find when you "get lost"...

Can't believe we'd not discovered this awesome shop before - sits right between the railroad tracks, really!

Hope your summer is going well so far and that you have lots of fun adventures before Labor Day!

Don't forget to drop me an email if you're going to be in the San Diego area later in July - click on the CLASSES tab above to see what we're creating!




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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In The Good Ol' Summertime...

While yesterday might have been the unofficial first day of summer, please note that it was warmer in South Dakota than San Diego! What gives?!

But never fear, we're still planning on pulling on the ol' swimsuit and hitting the beach with our FUN June Card Class (and kit, too!)



If you're going to be in the San Diego area mid-June and want to join our super awesome community of paper crafters, click on the CLASSES page above for more details. This month we're also throwing in an Echo Park "Summer Splash" 6x6 patterned paper pad along with these amazing cards!

I'm looking forward to summer vacation and dreaming of Cape Cod...


"Friends, sun, sand, and sea -- that sounds like summer to me!"


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Rainbows Make You Smile

April was filled with all kinds of crafty adventures and May promises to bring more! This month's card class is filled with colorful cards made by using a variety of cool techniques...most inspired by my mid-April adventures at Taylored Expressions' Stamp Joy West Coast event.


Click on the CLASSES tab above for details on how to attend this class in the San Diego area or purchase a kit.

And here are some photos from our Great Yosemite Stamp Escape last weekend:

Adorable water tower in Kingsburg's Swedish Village

Nola Chandler's Card Workshop

Nola Chandler creating whimsical, hand-lettered envelopes

Theresa Momber's gorgeous ink blended landscapes were amazing!

Libby Hickman and Hero Arts

"Stop howling, Thelma, and hit the gas!", said Labrador Louise

Wishing you a fabulously creative month of May!



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Monday, April 1, 2019

Busy, busy, busy!

Is your calendar filling as fast as mine? April's barely arrived and it seems my weekends are booked...with loads of awesome crafty fun-ness!

I'm headed to Taylored Expressions' Stamp Joy West Coast event on April 13. This is their first Stamp Joy here in California, and I LoVe their original event in Iowa, so my fingers are crossed that California will be an annual event!

Then there's our Paper Made Bakery April card class. We're combining our groups for a whopping workshop on Saturday, April 20 in Escondido. Here is a sneak peek at some of the fun things we're making...

Inspired by Gina K. Designs, Dear Lizzy/American Crafts, and My Favorite Things

We're taking on techniques this month and picking up some design tips and tricks, as well. Get more details by clicking on the CLASSES tab above.

Finally, I'm rounding out April with my first visit to The Cat's Meow The Great Yosemite Stamp Escape. I'm looking forward to spending time with my mom in a beautiful setting, making loads of awesome cards! What could be better?!

Hope your month is filled with all kinds of crafty goodness -- maybe we'll run into each other somewhere!


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Monday, March 4, 2019

March's Class + Kits = Spring Fling

(c) Taylored Expressions
It’s a Taylored Expressions Spring Fling! We’ll make five adorable handmade cards for lots of occasions. There are plenty of sentiments to customize your creations and lots of color and inspiration, too. Join your crafty friends this month for an afternoon of fun and laughter! 

Bring a basic tool kit with a variety of adhesives & your favorite coloring tools. Register for this class by pre-paying via PayPal on the CLASSES page at www.papermadebakery.com. Can’t make it to class? We have kits available this month – ready to ship to your doorstep!

Click on our CLASSES tab above for more details -- hope to see you soon!


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Monday, February 4, 2019

February's Class - Girlfriends

I've posted updated class information about our upcoming February card making classes here in San Diego county. Please click on the CLASSES tab above for details and registration.

We'll make four girlfriend inspired cards using several fun stamp sets and Authentique's Dame patterned paper. Each participant gets their own full 6x6 pad of this patterned paper, so you'll be able to make lots more cards on your own, too!

copyright Taylored Expressions, My Favorite Things Stamps, Stamping Bella + Authentique

Be sure to click on the CLASSES tab above to be taken to the registration page -- To Go Kits are available for this class in case you can't make it! Also, use the CONTACT ME page to send me any questions.



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