Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Dashing Deer/Rooted in Nature Gold Shaker Card. Cardmaking Made Easy!

Hello, Stamping Friends!

If it's August, we've been making Christmas cards for the past month!  I really love this one!  It's so much easier than it looks (thanks to the wonderful, unused adhesive circles that I found in my adhesives baskets.  Lots of gold everywhere--so pretty and elegant!


The Gorgeous Grape Piece of Cake card below is super simple.  We didn't even use the punch!  Just a few stamps, a few Stampin' Blends and Voila!  A pretty card.  (The inside sentiment is: Cut the cake! and some stamped birthday candles.) Another featured favorite is the beautiful Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  It's nice and stretchy when you go to make a knot or a bow!


Check out our calendar on the side and join us if you're in Central Florida.



Saturday, July 13, 2019

Better Late Than Never! Come Sail Away!

Hello, Stamping Friends!!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend wherever you are!!  I also hope you're having some creative time as well.  I'm featuring a few of the pretty cards we've worked on in our classes these past couple of weeks.

Yes, better late than never.  I purchased the candy jar ensemble st the very end of the Occasions Catty!  I THOUGHT I didn't care for it but we've had the most fun with it all, making our shaker cards! I hope to make a different shaker card in the near future!!


I just love the new Sailing Home Ensemble--Designer Papers, Stamps, Framelits and down to the adorable anchor and wheel embellishments! I see more sailing and lighthouse cards in our futures!!!

Have a great upcoming week!
Stampin' Hugs and Smiles!!



Friday, July 12, 2019


Hello,My Stamping Friends!

Yup!  A lot has been going on but I do believe I'm seeing a glimmer of the light so here we go!!  Lots of stamping classes and sweet Stampers and lots of pretty cards and great creativity too!  ( We've had all manner of rescheduled classes due to..hmmmm......
.auto crash, Nate's bout with dehydration, the next day our sweet doggie, Sunny, had dehydration and landed in the vet hospital to receive fluids and oxygen, I had the first cataract operation--one down,one to go and...YOU know how it is. Life is an adventure or nothing!!
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Our Art Gallery Cards Classes are up and running at the Cocoa Village Library now. What a great facility and a wonderful, welcoming staff. We are so, so fortunate!! If you haven't taken a class there, please do!  It's so convenient to shopping and nice restaurants.


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Before we look at some of the projects from the past few classes, I'm happy to announce this year's Christmas Card's Workshops!  We'll make 6 cards at each workshop and different designs each time!
2019Art Gallery Christmas Workshops!
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Friday, Oct. 25, 9:30-12:30 pm. Cocoa Village Library. All classes are 2 each of 3 different designs for 6 total cards.

Friday, Nov.22, 9:30-12:30 pm,Cocoa Village Library.

Saturday,Dec. 7, 10 am-1pm at the Oasis(my home).


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We are just wild about Magnolias!  Aren't you????
And then, there are those darling birdies!!
Here is our Class Schedule for July and August!  
We hope to see you!!

Cocoa Village Library
Mondays:  July 15, 22 29
August 12, 19, 26
2 classes:  10-12 noon and 1-3 pm
2 fabulous projects, $10

Cocoa Beach Library
Wednesday, July 31
Wednesday, August 28
9:30-11:30 am

Titusville Library
Wednesday, August 21
10 am-noon
(We'll be back to 2 Wednesday a month, starting in Sept.)

Enjoy your summer activities and I'll have a new post soon!

Stampin' Smiles and Hugs,

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Still Love the Lillies!

Hello, My Stamping Friends!

Just a quick note on the happy, busy Easter weekend!  It's hard to believe Convention was a week ago.  It was such fun and inspiration!!  I loved it!  I made new friends and spent some time with Oksana and Cindy too!

The swaps are amazing and presenting me with such inspiration! I thank everyone that swapped with me!

This week, I have 3 classes--2 at the Cocoa Central Library on Monday and 1 at the Titusville Library on Wednesday.  If you are in the area or a seasonal visitor, just email me to sign up!!

Here are a few pix and then I'm off to get one of our projects for tomorrow ready!!

This is one of the projects for this week, inspired by one of the swaps pictured below.  Thank you fo Janice from Canton, Ohio for the inspiration!!
Here is one of last week's cards!  This set is already retired but I think I'll be hanging on to it!

 Convention swaps!  Aren't they pretty??
 More Convention swaps, including a number of great 3-D projects. (The inspiration for this week's second card is in the picture above.


Have a wonderful Easter and as they say in Spamalot, ''Always look on the bright side of life."

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Mermaids, Vellum and a REAL Mermaid!

Hi, Everyone!

I hope you are well and enjoying some creative time.  This past week, our classes in Cocoa and Titusville have enjoyed making these fun cards.  The Magical Mermaid card is one we did a year or so ago but we updated it with softer colors and a little more stamping.  It's a great way to introduce students to heat embossing!

Of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to include my little mermaid, granddaughter Emma, from a couple of years back.


I just love this card, if I do say so myself!  It's the Beauty Abounds stamp set and lots of Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks!  The belly band was inspired by a video sent to me by sweet stamper Jacqueline.  This is embossed vellum and a couple of favorite retires punches!




 Don't forget to take advantage of the "Last Chance" sales.  Say goodbye to our In-Color pretty color palette.  Boo Hoo!
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Have a wonderful week!  I'm headed to Center Stage tomorrow in Charlotte NC!  Can't wait!  Come and stamp with us!