Thursday, August 30, 2007

I'm on vacation again!

I'm in sunny Florida Celebrating several milestones. My mother in-law turns 80 this week and we spent a few wonderful days with her. My nephew Josh is getting Married to a wonderful girl named Sara. The card below is one of two that I made for the wedding. I will show you the other one tomorrow. (if I get time to post) We are in the midst of getting everything ready. I enjoyed spending the evening making bows for some beautiful flower arrangements my sister-law Kathleen made for the wedding. And if that is not enough My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this week. Hard to believe we are such old married folks!!
Paper Always Artichoke, River Rock, Brocade Designer series paper
Ink Versa mark, Always Artichoke, River Rock, Certainly Celery
Stamps Baroque Motifs, sanded
Accessories Fire brads, Gold embossing powder Stamping dimensionals, distress tool
I think the hardest part of this card is lining up and off setting slightly the flourish background, I had to practice a few times. the gold edge of the center circle was done by rolling the edge in Versa mark and then embossing in Gold EP
thanks for looking! Virginia

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Framed again

Hello next up is Carolyn C. I love the color combination she used for her first fame the flowers coordinate nicely. The streaks of color in the decorative pretties flower pulls together the colors in her second frame very nicely what do you think?

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Next set of frames are by Tammy A. Her color choices were very strong and work well with the paper selection. Tammy is very hard on herself and I was pleased with the out come and also happy she liked what she did!!What do you think!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Frames Again

Pam Mead is creator of these frames. Two very different frames but both have a wonderful sense of color. She took to this watercolor technique like a pro! Her concentration and intensity is shown here by her masterful command of this technique. I think she is ready to become a Stampin'up demonstrator. Pam was so helpful to others around her! What do you think?

Frames and watercolors again!

Frame workshop again. Wow it is amazing how great the frames turn out Every student has such a different look but each and every one is successful. This frame is Laura curries my mentor who hosted the workshop for me in her studio. tomorrow i will sow you some of other class work!
I love Laura's color choices the always artichoke and almost amethyst work so well together. She used a touch of groovy guava to make the centers pop! love love love it!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Sunflower Card

As I told you yesterday I spent Sunday afternoon with my upline and we did a new watercolor Technique. This is the second card I made when I got home and played with the technique. I have gotten such a great response I have decided to run another frame class with this technique sometime in October. If you are interested you can E-mail me. I will be posting fall class schedules shortly.

Stamps: Serene Sunflower, itty bitty backgrounds, Sanded
Paper: Always artichoke, whisper white, river rock
Ink: Morning marigold Chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
Accessories: Stampin'up ribbon in creamy Carmel gingham and Chocolate chip taffeta

New Watercolor Technique

I spent Sunday afternoon with my upline and we did a new watercolor Technique. I just loved it! The technique suggested flowers so I went right home and played around with it. I made this card with the technique we learned today with a slight twist, I have another card tomorrow.
I will run another frame class with this technique sometime in October. If you are interested you can E-mail me. I will be posting fall class schedules shortly.
I love visiting my upline. In case you are wondering what an upline is it is the person who helps you with becoming a demonstrator, very much like a mentor. It is one of the greatest benefits of becoming a demonstrator with Stamp'up. Having an Up line means there is always some one to help you plan classes design projects anything you can think of as well as a shoulder to cry on. In case you didn't know my upline is Laura Currie, she is so wonderful and always has such great ideas! When you become a demonstrator with Stampin'up not only do you get great support and free stamps but also you make some great friends! So if you are interested I would love to mentor You!

Wild Rose, itty bitty backgrounds, Sanded
Paper: Always artichoke, whisper white, river rock
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Marigold morning, Always artichoke, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories: Stampin up gingham and taffeta ribbons in certainly celery

Back from vacation

Well not only have I been on vacation but so has my brain!! Sorry about the missing picture and incomplete post the last few days i was just on vacation, but I am back and excited to begin stamping again. I did sneak some stamping supplies on vacation and played a bit. I have to photograph some work to show you what I did over the break. Meanwhile here is a card I made for convention thanks to the help of my sister and my wonderful niece Alyssa. She is a great task master, she single handily kept me focused and helped me make over 100 cards like the one above. The card uses Garden Silhouettes hostess set. The reason you make so many cars is that you trade with folks at the convention. I received so many wonderful cards in trade for this card. I have so many wonderful samples and If you book a workshop I will bring along those samples. I also have a book of techniques. I will be posting classes for the fall shortly and feel free to contact me if you are interested in either a workshop or a class.


Stamps - Garden Silhouettes, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Rough texture wheel

Inks - Always artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Bayou Blue

Paper - Always Artichoke, River Rock, Whisper White

Accessories -Blender pen

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Last chance to Sign up!

Wow I can't believe August is already half over. Where does the summer go! If you have been following the blog I have been showing frames made by some of my friends at a frame and watercolor class. I have one more class this summer and it takes place next week at Laura Currie's Studio in Tully. We will make 2 frames and the coordinating watercolors to go in the frames. All supplies are included and the cost of the class is $25.00 If you would like to be part of the fun please sign up here or e-mail me

Friday, August 10, 2007

Punch a bunch Promotion!

Ever notice that good things happen in threes! Stampin' Up!'s Three for You Punch Box in no exception!

Wow this promotion is great! Stampin'up has created a Punch bunch promotion and pared it with love notes! You won't be able to resist punching a bunch of beautiful projects when you see what's inside the Three for You Punch Box!

This fun keepsake tin holds
  • The exclusive Trio Flower punch,

  • A coordinating 9-piece die cut Three for You stamp set,

  • Three Stampin' Spots in Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, and Basic Black. (a great way to try some of the new in colors!

But there's even more to love. During August, Stampin'up is throwing in an exclusive package of 30 textured Love Notes (a $12.95 value) free when you purchase the Three for You Punch Box! Create Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi notes and other on-the-go projects using the Three for You Punch Box. You'll find it's such a cinch that you'll want to punch and stamp bunches!

As an added incentive if you purchase by the the 26th I will give you free shipping on the punch box. E-mail me if you are interested!

Below is a cute little note made with the set!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Scrapbook page

Hello I am starting a group of scrap-bookers in Tully this fall. I am very excited about the process as it is very fun to scrapbook. We will be making pages every month during the scrap booking stamp ten. There are so many possibilities with a larger page. Here is a sample of a page I made at convention. One of the things I learned was that designing your colors around the photograph colors makes it easier to create a cohesive design. If you are interested in Joining our group here is a link to the sign up sheet

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Playing with my new sets!

A card with one of the new sets I got at convention! I am enjoying playing with all my new sets

Frame a thon Continues

Next frame up belongs to Euphemia Gallipeau. She chose A combination of Designer Series papers in Always artichoke. She also used some Pretties kit flowers. I love how she layered her Flowers to give it an African violet look I would never have thought of that! She use a ribbon that I had that adds a nice zing and I love her tight color scheme everything works well together.


Paper-Designer paper in Always Artichoke

Ink - Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate

Stamps - Art of Life

Accessories - Pretties kit flowers, check ribbon

If you are interested in signing up for a class in this technique you can sign up here. Next class is August 21st in Tully.

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