Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Toy

I like tools.  Throughout the years I've collected a lot of tools.  I'll bet you're nodding your head in agreement about that statement.  When I go to a Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show I'm like the proverbial kid in a candy store.  It's Nirvana for paper crafters, and any other kind of crafter for that matter.  Being in "the business" affords me lots of opportunities to try out quite a few of them each year.

With that being said, lately I've been so busy with other things that I haven't purchased many new toys -- er, tools.  I even waffled back and forth on this one for quite a while, but I finally broke down and used The Coupon to pick one up.

We R Memory Keepers

I've had a blast making little envelopes for every reason I could invent.  I made little Christmas cards for my office mates just so I could use this cool tool.  If I win the lottery and can stay home and craft all day, my challenge will be to make a card for every measurement this baby has on its platform!

Until then, here's one with an envelope ON the card -- the best excuse I could find for making two envelopes for one project!

FSS Stamp Set:  Everyday Expressions

It's also a great way to use up scraps, too.  Thanks for stopping by -- have a wonderful weekend!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

new, New, NEW!

It's been a while since I've posted anything new in a while, so I thought I'd share a couple new things with you today:

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If you live or visit the San Diego area you should know about a fantastic NEW paper/mixed media/fabric/crafting shop called The Making Place.  It's located in Escondido, CA (north San Diego county) and is owned by a lovely mother and daughter team, Cheryl and Nicole.  The shop is filled with awesome paper crafting & stamping products (and TONS of brand new CHA goodies are arriving every day!), lots of cool vintage tchotchke, mixed media art goodies, fabric, wool, soldering, and every kind of trendy, super fun crafting products you can imagine!  And the best part?!  I'll be teaching card making classes there beginning Saturday, March 29!

I love teaching -- it's what makes me happy.  Sharing even the simplest tip or technique, or even better -- a favorite stamp or paper company, with newbie and veteran card makers is my passion.  It's fun to watch folks get together, sharing the excitement and anticipation of making something, then finding yourself looking at the clock and wondering where three hours went!  I hope you'll join me on March 29 at The Making Place (or check out my class calendar above) for a bit of creative fun sometime.  Feel free to send me an email or get in touch with me on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by -- I promise to get back to my personal blog more frequently (it's all about sharing, right?!)  I'll leave you with a card we made yesterday at our Fallbrook class. Have a crafty day, friends!

FSS Stamps -- You Said It, Sister & Breath of Fresh Flair

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