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

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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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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Good Tidings

Wishing you all a Christmas filled with joy, family & friends, and the spirit of the season!

Put up the "big tree" and it's filled with memories...

Oh my! Can't wait to try these decadent treats from Kristin...my first San Diego "snow day"!

Katie in our new digs...Merry Christmas!

I'm looking forward to an incredible new year filled with creative friends and new adventures. Now, off to my craft table to design card samples for my monthly card classes starting in January -- check out the CLASSES tab above for details!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

What's New?

It's been a while since I've posted -- not because I had nothing to share, but because I've been SO busy!

So, this happened:

Gina, Rina and Mishy
Gina K and I...she's so sweet and petite!
Wreath Builder tools and kit
Since I missed meeting Gina K at her shop in Wisconsin last June, I hit the "spontaneous button" and flew up to San Jose one Friday morning to meet Gina K and her daughter Rina at The Island's Creative Escape in Los Gatos. I was so excited to learn how to use the awesome Wreath Builder kit from Gina herself! Got back on the plane a few hours later and was home in no time.

And then Mom and I enjoyed celebrating Taylored Expressions' fifth Stamp Joy event in Ankeny, IA:

Wow! One of the food stations at the Friday Night Gala
Taylor's Make A Splash watercolor class
We learned so much and created beautifully colorful cards
From Susan Block's Get Stenciled class
Debbie Olson shared some Copic tips-n-tricks
Outside Memory Bound Scrapbooks -- SO funny!
Spent a snowy Sunday afternoon at AR Workshop...
...creating a Christmas centerpiece box like the one above.
We made 22 handmade cards this weekend, plus a vintage Christmas mason jar and greenery arrangement, and then the wooden Christmas centerpiece box, too! Mom and I definitely got our craft on this past weekend!

Now I'm preparing for our October card making classes here in the San Diego area. Check them out by clicking on the CLASSES tab above -- we've got six gorgeous Christmas cards lined up at the end of this month.

Keep it crafty, San Diego!

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