Saturday, July 23, 2011

Elegant & Useful Cards - Card 1 (ST349)



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     I'm looking around in my studio and loving it's new arrangement - but I'm flinching at the same time because it isn't finished and I promised myself I would move everything else around this weekend! (yuck-poo!) Up until this time my husband and I have been sharing this space and now we are moving his office to a spare bedroom and moving the servers to the basement as well. Which means I will be offline for a bit.  (hopefully only today).  So why is hubby at the local Best Buy this morning...hmmm???  I shouldn't bug him too much as I myself am not currently cleaning anything at this exact moment!!! :)

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Location: Lizzy's Studio - Call: (810) 966 - 9664
Date & Times:  Tuesday Morning August 2nd at 11am
                        Thursday Evening August 4th at 7pm
Fee:  $18
SUPPLIES:
ink:
Adirondack Latte
Papers:
Bazzill Fourz/Tutu Pink / 1-126
My Mind's Eye / Portobello Rd "family" / Item #LF1025
My Mind's Eye / Madison ave "Pretty" Polka Paper / Item #LF1070
My Mind's Eye "Cherish" Pintuck Paper / Item #LF1055
Good White 80lb Cardstock
other:
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape / Symphony
KaiserCraft / Rhinestones / Champagne 
Dusty Rose Paper Blooms
KaiserCraft / Rhinestone Flourishes Classic Champagne
Happy Birthday Greetings Twill by Creative Impressions / #80471
Sheer Grey Ribbon / May Arts / WS31-3/8"
AccuCut Die / Album: Mix & Match / CC106NHJC
Brads by Basic Grey / Glazed

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Copic Townhouses - Card 2 (RW348_2)

 

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Do you realize that in a month or so...kids will have to go back to school again?  I haven't even planted flowers for the summer! (not that I'm a planter per se!!)  It would be more correct to say that I haven't tried to plant anything in my desert - which is what I call the long garden bed right in front of the studio.  Typically, that is where I plant all my good intentions and then watch (out of the corner of my eye every time I enter the house) as the flowers die slowly.  They never had a chance since the rain can't reach them and my calloused lazy self heartlessly never waters them! Phooey!

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following date:
Location: Remember When Scrapbooking - Call: (586) 598-1810
Date & Times:  Thursday June 21st, 11am  DAYTIME
Fee:  $18
 
SUPPLIES
Stamps:
Claudine Helmuth / CSH28505/Dwelling/Clear
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper
Adirondack Latte
Copic Markers:
Y11 Pale Yellow
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
B23 Phthalo Blue
E31 Brick Beige
E35 Chamois
E37 Sepia
W1 Warm Gray No.1
W3 Warm Gray No.3
W5 Warm Gray No.5
0 Colorless Blender
Other:
Glossy Accents/Inkssentials
KaiserCraft/Posies/Chanteuse/EM960
Cardstock:
Prismatics/Sueded Brown Med/19-9291
Bazzill Smoothies/Ocean Breeze/7-7121
PRINTABLE:
the "Sun" image does not come with the Stamp set
Use this PRINTABLE:  RW348_Suns

Monday, July 18, 2011

Copic Townhouses


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Printable Card Recipe for "Copic Townhouses" - Card 1
Class Pictures HUGE! ( RW348 )  ...print this one if attending class!

Vacations....hmm...Love 'em...but...
My pdf's stopped working because my domain name expired,
Blogger changed their format and I'm not used to it...
...and I keep refocusing my efforts because I haven't shaken off the
holiday feeling!!
So a bit of a rusty start today!

My son Michael went to a week long film camp at the New York Film Academy for his graduation present (ok...he's a trifle spoilt!...in a nice way!).  As the time drew near...Hubby and I got more and more antsy about whether or not we could let him go to the Big Apple all by himself!  (18 is still close to 17 you know??!!)  At almost the last minute we decided to tag along and hotel at a different location so as not to take away the "independence" feeling for him....but we did walk around with our cell phones in our hands!  By the third day...he didn't bother communicating anymore!  Darn it...he flew out of the nest!!!
 I have to say I truly did not understand what "rat race" meant until we found ourselves vying for space on the sidewalks trying to get to our next location!  It's like some sweaty, hot, mob of people rubbing past each other on their way to somewhere with taxi's honking and whisking by so that you feel the air from the vehicle brushing against your legs!  So when I say vacation??.....I really meant "The Amazing Race" New York!


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Location: Remember When Scrapbooking - Call: (586) 598-1810
Date & Times:  Thursday June 21st, 11am  DAYTIME             
Fee:  $18


SUPPLIES
Stamps:
Claudine Helmuth / CSH28505/Dwelling/Clear
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Old Paper
Adirondack Latte
Copic Markers:
Y11 Pale Yellow
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
B000 Pale Porcelain Blue
B23 Phthalo Blue
E31 Brick Beige
E35 Chamois
E37 Sepia
W1 Warm Gray No.1
W3 Warm Gray No.3
W5 Warm Gray No.5
0 Colorless Blender
Other:
Glossy Accents/Inkssentials
KaiserCraft/Posies/Chanteuse/EM960
Cardstock:
Prismatics/Sueded Brown Med/19-9291
Bazzill Smoothies/Ocean Breeze/7-7121
PRINTABLE:
the "Sun" image does not come with the Stamp set
Use this PRINTABLE:  RW348_Suns

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Just Rite" Birds with Colored Pencils - Card 2 (RW344)


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Printable Card Recipe for "Just Rite" Birds with Colored Pencils - Card 2
Class Pictures HUGE! ( RW334 )  ...print this one if attending class!


I literally have nothing to say!....Usually I've got something burning on my brain that has to get out and make an appearance! But maybe my brain has been fried? (not a good sign...but probably something to be expected!...the belly protrudes...the brain rots...you know!)  So I will leave you with another card and no ongoing commentary to muddle your life with!


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
1st Location: Remember When Scrapbooking - Call: (586) 598-1810
Date & Times:  Thursday June 23, 11:00 - 1pm  DAYTIME
                        Wednesday June 29, 6pm - 8pm  EVENING
Fee:  $18

2nd Location: Lizzy's Studio - Call: (810) 966-9664
Date & Times:  Tuesday July 5, 11:00 - 1pm DAYTIME
                        Thursday July 7, 7:00 - 9pm EVENING
Fee: $18


My Suggestion for attending a Class with Colored Pencils:
It would be great if you could bring your own colored pencils! Bring the ones that you have.
They do not have to be Prismacolor Brand.  However...You must make do with the ones you bring.
I will bring my set that I used plus any extra that I have to share with you...but you will be sharing with any others who also do not have a complete set.  I'm sure we can all bend a little to make it work!! :)
(your fellow attendees are not required to share their personal set!)

SUPPLIES
Stamps:  
Just Rite Stamps / Backyard Birds Set
Ink: 
Time Holtz Distress Black Soot
Colored PencilsWhite
PC924 Crimson Red
PC935 Black
PC922 Scarlet Red
PC963 Warm Grey Light
PC912 Apple Green
PC911 Olive Green
PC1084 Ginger Root
PC946 Dark Brown
PC992 Light Aqua
PC1094 Sandbar Brown
PC1074 French Grey 70%
Other:
Glossy Accents
May Arts Silk Cream Ribbon 1/4" SK01
Clear Rhinestones
Signo White Pen
Cardstock
12 x 12 Graphic 45 Spellbound #4500286
12 x 12 My Mind's Eye #LF1055 / Madison Ave / Cherish
Bazzill Smoothies / Kiwi Crush / 5-5126
Bazzill Smoothies / Maltball 9-985

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Just Rite" Birds with Colored Pencils - Card 1 (RW344)

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June should illegal....Now that the roller coaster has stopped...I'm getting off and back to Cardmaking.  I feel that the world should revolve around cards!  Ok ...maybe that's not realistic...but it's certainly easier to understand!

What is it about Just Rite Stamps?  They are wiggly and hard to stamp with!  They make great images...but I often get ink on the rims and if you don't attack with a wet wipe first...you get extra ink on your paper. Darn it...  But when you finish it off ?...somehow it all comes together.



If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
1st Location: Remember When Scrapbooking - Call: (586) 598-1810
Date & Times:  Thursday June 23, 11:00 - 1pm  DAYTIME
                        Wednesday June 29, 6pm - 8pm  EVENING
Fee:  $18

2nd Location: Lizzy's Studio - Call: (810) 966-9664
Date & Times:  Tuesday July 5, 11:00 - 1pm DAYTIME
                        Thursday July 7, 7:00 - 9pm EVENING
Fee: $18


My Suggestion for attending a Class with Colored Pencils:
It would be great if you could bring your own colored pencils! Bring the ones that you have.
They do not have to be Prismacolor Brand.  However...You must make do with the ones you bring.
I will bring my set that I used plus any extra that I have to share with you...but you will be sharing with any others who also do not have a complete set.  I'm sure we can all bend a little to make it work!! :)
(your fellow attendees are not required to share their personal set!)

SUPPLIES
Stamps:  
Just Rite Stamps / Backyard Birds Set
Ink: 
Time Holtz Distress Black Soot
Colored Pencils
PC1034 Golden Rod
PC946 Dark Brown
PC922 Scarlet Red
PC930 Magenta
PC963 Warm Grey Light
PC935 Black
PC912 Apple Green
PC911 Olive Green
PC1084 Ginger Root
PC941 Light Umber
PC946 Dark Brown
PC992 Light Aqua
PC1094 Sandbar Brown
PC1074 French Grey 70%
White
Other:
Glossy Accents
May Arts Silk Cream Ribbon 1/4" SK01
Clear Rhinestones
Signo White Pen
Cardstock
12 x 12 Graphic 45 Spellbound #4500286
12 x 12 My Mind's Eye #LF1055 / Madison Ave / Cherish
Bazzill Smoothies / Kiwi Crush / 5-5126
Bazzill Smoothies / Maltball 9-985





Friday, May 6, 2011

Mountains, StampBord and Embossing! - Card #3


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out. Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: DMgetMay_3

I have been reading and learning about taking photos and hope that I have been able to apply a little more (a very little more!) expertise to their creation.  In any case, it gives me hope that I now have a plan of execution that will bring some better results over time!  You know you're being selfish when you keep back cards from a store for the sole purpose of trying to take better pictures instead of giving them in a timely manner so that folks can see the cards and make a decision about whether or not they should take the class! Ridiculous! 
....and yet??...I very naughtily did just that!!


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following date:
Location:  Destination Marysville - (810) 388-0500
Date & Time:  Saturday May 14th, 9am - 3pm (lunch included in the class)
6 hour class.  The first 3 hours or so is a "scripted class" where you will make 3 cards. 
The remaining time is for lunch and open season on the Stampscapes!!!
Fee:  Not sure??  Please ask when you sign up.

SUPPLIES
ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Adirondack Denim
Adirondack Stonewashed
Adirondack Slate
Adirondack Pesto
Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink
stamps (all Stampscapes):
Cloud Space - 276G
Curvilinear Road - 145F
Boulders w/Lichen - 205F
Waves (med.) - 287E
Sailboat - 153B
Papers:
Bazzill Prismatics Spring Willow Medium / 19-5431
Bazzill Prismatics Black / 19-10281
Glossy Paper: Mohawk Kromekote C1S - Xpedx (outside card)
Good White 80lb Cardstock (inside card)
other:
1x2" Stampbord
Exacto knife or Scratch Knife
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator ("timmie")
Signo White Pen 
Versamark Ink
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Tombow Marker #847 (good red)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mountains, StampBord & Embossing! - Card #2


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out. Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: DMgetMay_2

 I actually have nothing to say today (don't get too excited hubby!).  I'm sitting here saying to myself..."work, silly girl, work!".  So I'm slogging along checking things off the list.  Slow and steady wins the race right??...Hmmmm... I'm pretty sure I get more done when I'm running around with my head spinning...but we'll see...
I'm still messing with my camera and lighting.  So far...meh!  Maybe it's time for a photography class!

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following date:
Location:  Destination Marysville - (810) 388-0500
Date & Time:  Saturday May 14th, 9am - 3pm (lunch included in the class)
6 hour class.  The first 3 hours or so is a "scripted class" where you will make 3 cards. 
The remaining time is for lunch and open season on the Stampscapes!!!
Fee:  Not sure??  Please ask when you sign up.

SUPPLIES
ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pine Needles
Adirondack Stonewashed
Adirondack Slate
Adirondack Pesto
Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink
stamps (all Stampscapes):
Seaside Dwellings - 249E
Pebbles - 256A
Water Grass - 304A
Ducks in Water Lg - 026B
Waterside Bluff Rt. - 149F
Waterside Bluff Left - 148F
Leafy Branch - 277F
Shimmering - 286E
Sedge Cluster sm - 265D
3 Rocks & Grass - 299B
Papers:
Bazzill Prismatics Herbal Garden Medium / 19-5501
Bazzill Prismatics Black / 19-10281
Glossy Paper: Mohawk Kromekote C1S - Xpedx (outside card)
Good White 80lb Cardstock (inside card)
other:
2"Circle Stampbord
Exacto knife or Scratch Knife
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator ("timmie")
Signo White Pen 
Versamark Ink
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Shimmering - 286E
Sedge Cluster sm - 265D
3 Rocks & Grass - 299B

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mountains, StampBord & Embossing! - Card #1


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out. Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: DMgetMay_1


After laboring mightily and adding as much work as possible to a single card...I feel ready to make innocent and unsuspecting ladies sweat and grieve over the amount of work these cards will cause!  See me cackling quietly and sneakily to myself  hoping that I will trip these talented people up at last!  har har har !!!

If you haven't had a chance to try StampBord...and you delight in the details...I think you will enjoy trying your hand at this nifty product from Stampscapes.  I hadn't done it for a couple years and had to steady my shaking hand hoping I wouldn't screw up.  But I had forgotten how easy it is to use and to repair.  Can't wait to see what folks will come up with when they finish the cards and do their own thing!! It'll be awesome!


(Couldn't help adding some detail cutting as well...I can see you glowering now!)

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following date:
Location:  Destination Marysville - (810) 388-0500
Date & Time:  Saturday May 14th, 9am - 3pm (lunch included in the class)
6 hour class.  The first 3 hours or so is a "scripted class" where you will make 3 cards.  The remaining time is for lunch and open season on the Stampscapes!!!
Fee:  Not sure??  Please ask when you sign up.

SUPPLIES
ink:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot
Adirondack Stonewashed
Adirondack Slate
Adirondack Pesto
Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink
stamps (all Stampscapes):
Twisting Leaves - 274G
Rocky Peaks - 188F
Pine Row - 150E
Twisting Leaves Sm - 275D
Rocky Peaks Sm. -211C (didn't use - but wish I had on the Stampbord, lower left)
Geese in Flight - 040B
Geese in Flight - 039A
Papers:
Bazzill Prismatics Spring Willow Med. / 19-5431
Bazzill Prismatics Black / 19-10281
Glossy Paper: Mohawk Kromekote C1S - Xpedx (outside card)
Good White 80lb Cardstock (inside card)
other:
2x2" Stampbord
Exacto knife or Scratch Knife
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator ("timmie")
Signo White Pen 
Versamark Ink
Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hedgehog Happiness - Card #2


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: DM338_2


I'm feeling a little bummed today because I've put up some photos that are below par. Can't re-do them though...darn.  So I'm taking some good advice from some ladies at class yesterday and hope that I can represent the cards better in the hopes of adequately advertising for classes.  I framed this card with a matching color to help it stand out a little...but unfortunately the card is already at Destination Marysville and I won't be able to take any more photos just now.  I'm seriously thinking about going to Troy and redoing the Long Stampscapes cards.  They look a little boring don't they?  They did not photo well at all.  Sigh....I'm going to consider that for a bit today and make a decision later.

Who knew that blogging and teaching would require so many new skills?  I hope this counts towards those brain exercises they say you should do so you can still think clearly when you get older!!! If I learn to work my website will that make me smart???  Please....pretty please....!


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Location:  Destination Marysville - (810) 388-0500
Date & Times:  Wednesday May 18th, 12-2pm
                        Wednesday May 18th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Due to Connie's (owner) surgery on the 16th -  These two classes are on the same day at two different times.
Fee:  $18

SUPPLIES:
Ink: 
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Stamp:
Penny Black Inc. 4058J "yearning"
Copic Markers:
0 Colorless Blender
YG03 Yellow Green
YG63 Pea Green
R35 Coral
R81 Rose Pink
E000 Pale Fruit Pink
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
C1 Cool Gray No.1
C3 Cool Gray No.3
C5 Cool Gray No. 5
E31 Brick Beige
E33 Sand
Others:
KaiserCraft Pearls / SB786 Rose
Sakura Black Glossy Pen
Spellbinders Nestabilities / Labels Eight

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stampscapes...a little longer - Card #3

  CLICK ON THE PICTURE to get a bigger view!
 Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.

PRINTABLE: MCR371_3


I was so pleased when I was able to explore this "business size" idea for Stampscapes.  Mostly because I was chicken that I wouldn't be able to achieve a simple/elegant solution.  Today I'm blogging and turning my head over to the side where my worktable is and hoping against hope that I will have success coming up with a great idea for a Stampscapes Getaway.  The Getaway cards need to push the envelope to keep the interest of the very talented ladies that I hope will attend the class.  I love a simple card...but a 6 hour class demands more.  More techniques, more visual complexity...basically a "headache" card.  I feel a big headache coming on.  3 days and the mojo has not sparked.  2 or 3 ideas have fallen behind me in a ashen heap...sigh.
This is usually the point where family and friends start suggesting ideas and offer help...but that elusive thing in my head is not giving up the goods!  darn it....I even tried a bath yesterday...all I got was wrinkly skin!


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
**NEW** Location:  My Craft Room - (248) 879-3360  (Hi Joyce!  Thanks for letting me come there!!)
                                  6020 Rochester Road
                                  Troy, MI 48085-1301
Date & Time:  Friday May 13, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
                       Saturday May 28, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
Class Fee:  $23.00  - Sorry Folks!  I increased the fee for gas and for time spent driving!!  :(


SUPPLIES:
Ink
Adirondack Espresso.  (I would invest in a re-inker as is takes alot of ink to make a great impression in this color.)
Paper
80 lb good white Cardstock
Bazzill Smoothies / Hot Fudge / 9-986
Bazzill Metallics / Gold / 12-1272
Stampscapes Stamps - GO to the Website!
Tropical Tree - 098E
Ledge - 054F
Ledge with Brush - 055F
Scenic Sentiments Sheet #4 Plate 30B
Other
Gold Leafing Pen

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hedgehog Happiness - Card #1






Time to take a break from Stampscapes and slip in a hedgehog! Let's all go outside right now and lounge around like he is!!....darn...it's raining!  It's also the time of year that if you did lounge outside all you would see is all the things you need to do to tidy up the yard.  Squeezing your eyes shut really tight and pretending, doesn't really work!...it's all still there in the morning!


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: DM338_1


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Location:  Destination Marysville - (810) 388-0500
Date & Times:  Wednesday May 18th, 12-2pm
                        Wednesday May 18th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Due to Connie's (owner) surgery on the 16th -  These two classes are on the same day at two different times.
Fee:  $18

SUPPLIES:
Ink: 
Tim Holtz Distress Black Soot
Stamp:
Penny Black Inc. 3782J "lazy days" 
Copic Markers:
0 Colorless Blender
YG03 Yellow Green
YG63 Pea Green
R35 Coral
R81 Rose Pink
E000 Pale Fruit Pink
Y21 Buttercup Yellow
C1 Cool Gray No.1
C3 Cool Gray No.3
C5 Cool Gray No. 5
E31 Brick Beige
E33 Sand
Others:
May Arts Ribbon / NX14 /  3/8" 
KaiserCraft Pearls / SB786 Rose
Sakura Black Glossy Pen
Spellbinders Nestabilities / Labels Eight

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Stampscapes...a little longer! - Card #2

 CLICK ON THE PICTURE to get a bigger view!
 Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: MCR371_2



It's warm outside today and I have to admit to being lethargic and Lazy!!  I could go outside and rake and clean....And I could get some more classes done...which I Will!!  I will!!!  i will! .....Self hypnosis ..that might work... 


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
**NEW** Location:  My Craft Room - (248) 879-3360  (Hi Joyce!  Thanks for letting me come there!!)
                                  6020 Rochester Road
                                  Troy, MI 48085-1301
Date & Time:  Friday May 13, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
                       Saturday May 28, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
Class Fee:  $23.00  - Sorry Folks!  I increased the fee for gas and for time spent driving!!  :(


SUPPLIES:
Ink
Adirondack Espresso.  (I would invest in a re-inker as is takes alot of ink to make a great impression in this color.)
Paper
80 lb good white Cardstock
Bazzill Smoothies / Hot Fudge / 9-986
Bazzill Metallics / Gold / 12-1272
Stampscapes Stamps - GO to the Website!
Blooms & Bridge - 221G
Shagbark Hickory - 242G
Quaking Aspen Sm - 237E
Tree Cluster sm - 266D
Scenic Sentiments Sheet #4 Plate 30B
Other
Gold Leafing Pen

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stampscapes...a little longer! - Card #1

CLICK ON THE PICTURE to get a bigger view!  This size doesn't really work for the blog does it??)
Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: MCR371_1


So...you know how the Post Office wants to overcharge you for having a square card??!!  That's just wrong!
Drives me nutty!  How come business mail doesn't get charged more?  Who's bringing the old fashioned, snail mail and traditional communication back into existence?  Card Makers!!  That's us!! Traditionalists!  You might even call us the Renaissance Card Maker.  The Profound and Classic Conveyor!

I say - "let's take back the mail system and claim business size envelopes as ours!!"
You heard it here folks!
 


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
**NEW** Location:  My Craft Room - (248) 879-3360  (Hi Joyce!  Thanks for letting me come there!!)
                                  6020 Rochester Road
                                  Troy, MI 48085-1301
Date & Time:  Friday May 13, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
                       Saturday May 28, 2011 at 10:30 - 12:30
Class Fee:  $23.00  - Sorry Folks!  I increased the fee for gas and for time spent driving!!  :(

You're going to love this....hardly any supplies!!  Surprise!
SUPPLIES:
Ink
Adirondack Espresso.  (I would invest in a re-inker as is takes alot of ink to make a great impression in this color.)
Paper
80 lb good white Cardstock
Bazzill Smoothies / Hot Fudge / 9-986
Bazzill Metallics / Gold / 12-1272
Stampscapes Stamps - GO to the Website!
Leafless Limbs Lg - 053F
Hikers m/f - 161A
Ledge with Brush - 055F
Ledge - 054F
Tropical Tree - 098E
Cloud Strips - 281F
Other
Gold Leafing Pen

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Delightful Dolls - Card #3


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: RW336_3

Picture me typing in slow motion since my fingers are frozen! (creaking, squeaking...interesting weather...) I'm seriously debating whether I should burn some wood in the fireplace right now....nope...I'll get dirty and won't be able to make cards!  You can use that excuse for anything right??  Nope...can't clean the kitchen, I'll have to wash my hands before I make cards.  Nope...can't rake leaves from last year...I'll get grubby and I won't be able to make cards... 


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Thursday Apr.28, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Thursday May.5, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Saturday May 21, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
Class Fee:  $18
We will add another Thursday and a Sunday as soon as we can coordinate some more dates.
  

SUPPLIES
Ink
Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink (have your Refill Ready!)
Copic Markers
0 Colorless Blender
G21 Lime Green
G24 Willow
V01 Heath
V12 Pale Lilac
Y11 Pale Yellow
E00 Skin White
Stamps
CL297 / Clear Design / Four Dolls
Paper
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / 10-1048 / Pepper
My Mind's Eye / Lost & Found / Portobello Glitter Road "Party Looking Glass" / Item #LF1005/backside
My Mind's Eye / Lost & Found / Portobello Glitter Road "family" / Item #LF1025 / backside
Bazzill Prismatic / White / 19-10031
Bazzill Fourz / Spring Breeze / 5-5101

Other
May Arts / 361-01 / Cotton Lace
Liquid Pearls / White Opal
KaiserCraft Pearls SB785 / Lavender
KaiserCraft Rhinestones / SB707 / lime green
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
May Arts Ribbon / SK05 / 1/8" Lavender Silk Ribbon
PRINT the sentiment out for Yourself!! CLICK!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Delightful Dolls! - Card #2


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class 
might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: RW336_2
 

It's the 18th!!!  I haven't blogged since the 18th!!  :(  What happened to April any way?  Maybe I think it's March because it's SNOWING outside!!  I'm going to use a snow machine to drive to my next class!  Strap a box on the back and let Taco my dog come along for the ride...yeah...it has potential! The sentiment on the card isn't an accident!

I always have fun teaching classes - but yesterday, I have to say, I had a blast!  I was over at Shannon's from Remember When Scrapbooking with a bunch of neat ladies where a 2 hour class morphed into 4 plus hours because we spent a large portion of the time cackling like chickens over what seemed extremely hilarious at the moment!   I had tears coming out of my eyes at one point ... I was laughing so hard.  It was awesome!  Even if I could remember exactly what was so funny - I'm sure it wouldn't translate enough to make anyone chuckle.  It was just one of those great moments in time! Thanks you guys!! (okay - they were ladies...just an expression...sheesh!)


If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Thursday Apr.28, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Thursday May.5, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Saturday May 21, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
Class Fee:  $18
We will add another Thursday and a Sunday as soon as we can coordinate some more dates.
  

SUPPLIES
Ink
Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink (have your Refill Ready!)
Copic Markers
0 Colorless Blender
G21 Lime Green
G24 Willow
V01 Heath
V12 Pale Lilac
V17 Amethyst
Y11 Pale Yellow
E00 Skin White
Stamps
CL297 / Clear Design / Four Dolls
Paper
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / 10-1048 / Pepper
My Mind's Eye / Lost & Found / Portobello Glitter Road "Party Looking Glass" / Item #LF1005/backside
Bazzill Prismatic / White / 19-10031
Bazzill Fourz / Spring Breeze / 5-5101

Other
May Arts / 361-01 / Cotton Lace
Liquid Pearls / White Opal
KaiserCraft Pearls SB785 / Lavender
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Crystal Stickles
Toothpick!
May Arts Ribbon / SM31 / Silver String
PRINT the sentiment out for Yourself!! CLICK!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Delightful Dolls - Card 1


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.
PRINTABLE: RW336_1


In an effort to Not Do another Copic Class using flowers....I turned to these sweet little Asian Style Dolls from Hero Arts...which brought on another creative belch problem that stymied me for a couple of days.  (I'm always coming up with these amazing reasons why I can't get my cards done in a timely fashion!).  Should Copic Classes include intense sessions in conquering various techniques???  I grappled with that thought for a bit and decided that I had no Art Major Degree nor 400 classes taken to equal one - so I had no business saying that I possessed enough technique to actually share!!!  Once I figured that out...I'm pretty sure that any value I offer would be making some classes that people could attend and have a great time together...both as friends and collaborators in Card Making!  Whew!....Belch...I now feel justified and righteous in making that statement.  Of course... having said that...no-one can actually peg me as saying that I know what I am doing!  What a relief!!!




If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Thursday Apr.28, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Thursday May.5, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
                       Saturday May 21, 2011 at 11am - 1pm
Class Fee:  $18
  
SUPPLIES
Ink
Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Ink (have your Refill Ready!)
Copic Markers
0 Colorless Blender
G21 Lime Green
G24 Willow
V01 Heath
V12 Pale Lilac
V17 Amethyst
E00 Skin White
Stamps
CL297 / Clear Design / Four Dolls
Paper
My Mind's Eye / Lost & Found / Portobello Glitter Road "family" / Item #LF1025 / backside
My Mind's Eye / Lost & Found / Portobello Glitter Road "Party Looking Glass" / Item #LF1005/backside
Bazzill Prismatic / White / 19-10031
Bazzill Fourz / Spring Breeze / 5-5101

Other
May Arts / 361-01 / Cotton Lace
Liquid Pearls / White Opal
KaiserCraft Rhinestones / SB707 / Lime Green
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
PRINT the sentiment out for Yourself!! CLICK

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold Card 3


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_3

Wouldn't you know it!....the last card you make for a class looks the best and makes you wonder if you shouldn't burn the other two and start again!  If this was my only responsibility this coming month - I just might do it and take the butterfly thing off in a different direction!  Alas...press on!  Maybe people will think this is the ugliest card of the three and the other two look better!!!!   Ha! (there's no accounting for taste right?)

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18



SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
Ink
• Adirondack  Latte
• Adirondack  Pesto
• Adirondack Espresso

• Tim Holtz Distress / Victorian Velvet
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous and forgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Fourz / Malted Milk / 9-944
• Gold Embossing Powder

• Gold Leafing Pen (Krylon)
• Sissix Folder / Birds, Flowers & Branches Set / #656503
• KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones / Champagne / RS404
• Brayer!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold Card 2

(I'm bummed that the gold in this picture looks so brassy....but I'm using this picture anyway so that I can get going on the final card....am I starting to lower my standards???....no...I'm just not good at photography!!)

 
Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_2
 
I'm looking at this card and thinking that it is not remotely "Stampscape" like...and yet if you look at Kevin Nakagawa's (owner of Stampscapes) work...there is a lot of whimsy as well.  Especially all the unmounted Symmetry Sheets   I've seen folks add fairies, spaceships, planets, lightning bolts, and all manner of seemingly unrelated images to their stampscapes....and enjoyed it all thoroughly!  Why not right??  And although I've always wanted to be Commander Spock on Star Trek making my way through the universe...I can't get my brain to accept Spock in the bushes on my Stampscapes card!  When I lived in Alaska they had a massive stamp store there that actually had a huge collection of  Star Trek images on Stamps.  You'd think I would have grabbed them...but no!  I like the tv episodes but not on my cards!  I'm not sure why....maybe for the same reason I would never buy a uniform!  (I'm a closet Trekkie!)  ...very closet!.

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18

I should probably tell you that I've also accepted an invitation to teach at a really neat store in Troy called "My Craft Room" !!  Some wonderful ladies at Remember When Scrapbooking passed on some of their class cards and my blog to the Joyce the owner of My Craft room and I was lucky enough to get a nice email from her.  My first class will be close to the end of May...more on that later.  I'm grateful for this opportunity but also have little fears (okay...really massive!) about not being able to pull new designs out of my diminishing head space...(I have been repeatedly calling my Kids "Taco" which is our dog...Tristan is not impressed by this).   Anyway....I'm excited and hope that my brain comes through for me and that I will become more creative instead of less.  The good news is that there will be more kits to package!  (yay!!! right Demra??..Demra?....right?....ummm...call you later!..hmmmm)

SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
• Tonal Applicator - 084E
Ink
• Adirondack / Espresso
• Tim Holtz Distress / Victorian Velvet (love this color...thanks Beth!)
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• May Arts Ribbon / SF32 / Eyelash Ribbon
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous and forgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Prismatic / Hot Fudge / 9-986
• Gold Embossing Powder
• KaiserCraft Self Adhesive Rhinestones / Champagne / RS404
• Brayer!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Entry Level Stampscapes: Victorian Gold


Use this pdf to save this card idea or print it out.  Those taking the class might like to bring a copy for convenience sake.  
PRINTABLE:  DM334_1

 If you've ever watched "Pride & Prejudice" the long BBC version with Colin Firth (is there any other version that matters?)...There is a bedroom that Darcy stays in that is Old light blue (robin's egg blue) with Gold accents.  I've seen an old decorated egg with the same coloring.  It's Gorgeous!  I've tried several times to imitate that Old World "I've got boatloads of money so I don't care that the gold accents are real" Color.  So here is my latest attempt using a favorite set of stamps from Stampscapes - a fantastic Company I love to buy from!!! (can never have too many Stampscapes!)



There's a nifty swirly swirly accent stamp (a few actually) that comes with the set.  Very easy to make a matching inside with.  Check out the actual Unmounted Stamps!

If you would like to sign up for this class - it will be available on the following dates:
Date & Time:  Monday Apr.11, 2011 / 5:30 - 7:30pm
                       Wednesday Apr. 13, 2011 / 12-2pm
Class Fee:  $18


SUPPLIES:
Stampscapes Stamps
• Plate 32B / Scenic Sentiments Sheet #6
• Symmetry Sheets / Butterflies / Sheet 3
Ink
• Adirondack / Latte
• Adirondack / Stonewashed
• Tim Holtz Distress / Walnut Ink
Other
• Alcohol Ink Applicator "timmy"
• May Arts Ribbon / SF32 / Eyelash Ribbon
• Seed Beads and other beads miscellaneous andforgotten!
• Glossy Paper
• Bazzill Prismatic / Nautical Blue Light
• Gold Embossing Powder

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Blooms - Card 3


If you would like to have a printout of this card to save the idea or to bring to the class ...please click the following pdf.  PRINTABLE: ST333_3  (by the by....you can just save the pdf too...look Ma...no paper!)
(I'm excited to tell you that I have recently updated my pdf writer.  The file will be a lot smaller and therefore faster on the upload!)

I'm a big fan of May Arts Ribbon and have always loved being able to add so much to my card with so little expense!  It's like the ultimate in Embellishments.  I own waaaay too many ribbon spools and can easily justify yet another spool of ribbon... .(insert happy sigh).....!




If you would like to attend this class...I have moved it to the following date (I was knocked up with a yucky ear infection this last week. I'm still speaking too loudly!)

Location:  My Studio (1303 Washington Ave, Port Huron, MI 48060)
Times:      Tuesday Apr.5, 2011 at 11am - 1pm 
                Thursday Apr. 7, 2011 at 7pm - 9pm
Fee:          3 Cards for $12
Phone:      (810) 966-9664

SUPPLIES
Paper
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / Pirouette
KaiserCraft / Candy Lane / Sherbert / 12 x 12
Ink
Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress
Stamps
Best Wishes & Blooms / Unity Stamp Co. UK-455A
Other
May Arts Ribbon / AE11 / Sheer Ombre / Watermelon & Parrot Gr.
Fiskars Ribbon Punch

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blooms - Card 2



For the convenience of my customers or to save this Card Idea
Please print out the following pdf
Does anyone else remember "DOTS"??  I do!  It stands for "Dozens of Terrific Stamps" and was the precursor to the  "Close to my Heart" Stamp and Scrapbook Company.  I used to be a consultant back then when I was in my first blush of stamping!  I really enjoyed it until I realized you couldn't actually make money being a consultant!  All my "profits" were used to supplement my new addiction and any classes that I was lucky enough to book!  Now I realize I'm still doing it!! Except I'm working for myself.  Somehow that makes if different...well....hmmm.....

This card took me back there yesterday and I couldn't post it because I got so emotional.  I disappeared from our living room last night and went to bed to feel sorry for myself.  (Don't ask!) DOTS was all about "stitches".  They made lots of stamps with hand drawn stitching on it and when I finished this card it absolutely looked like the typical DOTS card.  So I like it and I don't like it.  Go figure!



This card is part of the "Blooms" class at my studio this month!
Dates:  Tuesday Apr.5 at 11am ~ $12.00 (3 cards)
             
Sign-up Online!
             Thursday Apr.7 at 7pm ~ $12.00 (3 cards)
              Sign-up Online!
             (810) 966-9664

SUPPLIES
Cardstock:
Bazzill Dotted Swiss / Pirouette
KaiserCraft / Candy Lane / Sherbert / 12x12
BoBunny / 12" Olivia Cashmere / #12OC617 (backside)
Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress / Black Soot
Stamps:
Unity Stamps Co. / "Best Wishes & Blooms" / UK-455A
Colored Pencils (Prismacolor):
PC914 / Cream
PC1012 / Jasmine
PC1021 / Jade Green
Other:
May Arts Ribbon / AE28 / Sheer Ombre / Peach & Yellow
Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner
Paper Stumps
Fiskars Ribbon Punch
Zva Creative Pearls / Pewter / PEC-02CB-102

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