Friday, June 29, 2012

Flamingos and Sea Shells!

Here are Helen and Lavinia with our finished Bee-yooo-tee-ful sea shell cards.  Clean and simple.  What is difficult to see is the hazy, sparkly finish created by gluing (yes) a used dryer sheet over the blue "sea" and sprinkling very fine iridescent glitter over the dryer sheet.  
Here's project #2!  We used blender pens to color our  flamingos and their cute straw hats!  These ladies are so artistic!  I love that they are all the same, yet different here and there!  The beauty of art!!

Next week a beautiful butterfly easel card and another lovely greeting card!
Email Ree at reenathan@bellsouth.net to reserve your seat!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kids' Camp In Progress!!

Here are 7 year-old Alexa's birthday cards, created at this week's Kids' Camp!   Such a capable, artistic, lovely student!
Great job, Alexa!!
Next week we're creating birthday gift bags and enclosures.  I'm thinking French poodles for the girl's bag and some rad surfing images for the boy's bag. (LOL)
Come join us at the Gallery!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yummy!

Hello, Creative Chicas!

This past Monday at the Gallery was fun as ever!  Barbara, Christine, and Christines's lovely daughter, Anne, who was visiting from Texas joined us for a fun two hours.  We started by making Petite Purses.  We used a Big Shot die for the purse and then accessorized with rhinestones, silver glimmer paper, hearts, and cabbage roses.

We then used stamp pads and sponges to transform half circles into yummy looking watermelon slices.  Our seeds are actually each "half a heart" punch.  There was talk of a watermelon seed spitting contest in both classes but we did refrain.  LOL

Barbara, Anne and Christine hard at work!
Helen and I repeated the morning projects for the afternoon class.  Wow!  It certainly makes a day fly by.  If you are in the area and haven't visited the Art Gallery of Viera, you don't know what you're missing.  There are seriously gifted and talented artists here!  (I'm a crafter.....They are artists!)  They have lots of cool events and a fine calendar of classes.  Check them out at www.artgalleryofviera.com

Our fashionable little handbags, perfect for favors, sweet treats, or bling!!
Mmmmmmm--Made us want to stop at Publix for watermelon!!

Next week:  By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea.......  Sea shells and flamingos!  Join us!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Preview of One of Monday's Projects--The Petite Purse!!

Hello, Creative Chicas!


Yes, we'll create one of these adorable petite purses this coming Monday!  They hold 3 Dove Chocolates, 3 Nuggets, your choice.  Perfect for party favors and a sweet little gift for a good friend.


I am super-excited about this coming Monday because we'll also be creating one of my original designs.  We'll be sponging pretty inks and we'll be creating a really tasty card!


Don't miss out!  Make your reservation today!

So many colors and designs.  So little time!  (Well, I guess you can tell I've used a little time here.  After the initial die-cutting, they are great "in front of the tv" projects!
Ree

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shadow Stamping

This past Creative Monday saw us scaling back from our over-the-top fun fold card to creating 3 pretty greeting cards.  They were pretty much identical except for colors and messages.  This is a quick way to add to your card stash in a hurry.  We made these 3 cards in just a little over an hour and were able to enjoy chatting.  Life lesson here for me.  It's really nice to have a relaxing lesson plan occasionally!  My apologies to Chris for not remembering to photograph her beautiful projects and her wonderful self!  

Come join us to stamp at the Gallery!
 

Creative Card Making and Gift-Making Classes
 at 
The Art Gallery of Viera 
(Near Coldwater Creek and Belk)
(Kids' Stamp Camp is Coming in June--Schedule is below!




Bring a friend and learn quick, fun and easy techniques in a relaxed setting to create quality cards and/or gifts.  We create greeting cards, gifts, and gift bags.
Beautiful, quality materials, including cardstock, decorative papers, stamps, inks, embossing products, die cuts and accessories are included in the $12 price of the class.  
Advance reservations are needed and may be placed by contacting Ree at 321-773-0095 or at reenathan@bellsouth.net

 June Class Schedule 
                 June 18 & 25  1:30 pm-3:30 pm  
June  18 10:30-12:30 pm class is available too!
 July Class Schedule
(Afternoon Classes Only)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  1:30-3:30 pm

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Kids' Camp Creative Explosion is Coming!

Kids' Camp Creative Explosion is Coming!
$15 per class includes all top quality supplies.  
Mondays, 10 am-Noon, Ages 7 and up
We'll create cards, gift bags, small albums and hand crafted gifts.
June 25:  2 Birthday Cards (His and Hers)
July 2:  Two Gift bags and matching enclosure cards for that next birthday party! 
July 9:  Envelope Vacation Scrapbook Album
July 16:  Surf's Up!!  Beach-themed birthday card and a "girlfriend" card.
July 23:  Fishy Friends cards
Sign Up at:  reenathan@bellsouth.net or call             321.961.2350      
Where:  Art Gallery of Viera Near Coldwater Creek          
Art Gallery of Viera •  2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 111  • Viera, FL 32940
321-504-4343


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Preview For This Mojo Monday

This coming Monday, June 11, we'll use a variety of beautiful colors for these two-toned beauties.  We'll make 3 cards in shades of pinks, greens and blues.  If my beautiful new stamps arrive our cards will be even more beautiful.  A variety of greetings will be available.  Of course no card is complete without inside "decor" and a matching envelope!!
Make your reservation for either the 10:30 am or the 1:30 pm class.  Bring a friend!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Just Playin' Around!

Afternoon With Cheri
Cheri Wenger, my original stamping mentor, invited me over for a lovely lunch, a tour of her Italy picture albums and tour guides, and a relaxing afternoon of  catching up and creativity.  It was like a spa day!!  You can see one of multi-creative Cheri's blogs at 

Cheri is also a graphic artist and professional photographer.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fun Fold Triangle Fold Cards At the Gallery

Okay!  I can learn!  I've always thought about having "free play" at a stamping workshop.  I visualized many similar projects with wonderfully individual creative touches.  However, my "free play" workshop (at the Gallery and at my Tuesday Evening Stamping Club) transformed into a "Hmmmm....how do I get started, conundrum"!  But my gals are good sports.  Some finished them up at home.  Some probably filed them "for future reference" and some came back to the Gallery to finish--Helen!  It was so fun for me to hear Helen's reaction to a new idea, color combination or design element.  (I have a sweet little stamping goody bag for the first person to leave a comment on this week's blog.)  Her card turned out fabulously as you can see below!  My thanks to everyone for your perseverance, patience and for not throwing your projects at me!  LOL!!

Helen and a few of the tools of the trade that she used to complete her Fun Fold card.

The outside of the card.

The inside

Completely opened!  A real surprise and WOW layout!

All tied up and ready to place in a pretty envelope.  Helen was able to use 3-dimensional embellishments since this will be placed in a padded envelope and mailed to a very long time friend that lives out of state.  Beautiful job, Helen!
Okay, so now I'm thinking clean, simple (Keep It Simple, Stamper!) for next week.  We'll make 3 cards  that are alike except for colors and greetings!  They'll be a nice addition to your trove of special cards for special people.  Peace, Ree