Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Reallllllly Big Week!

Hi, Stampin' Gals!  It's been a great week--4 workshops in 3 days and I can't wait for my next classes this coming Monday!  This coming Monday we'll make theeeee cutest Easter bunny card everrr, with thanks going out to my good friend and fellow stamping demo, Linda Williamson in NC and we'll make a beautiful and elegant card, with a shout-out also to Monday stamper, Debby Perl, who shared the design with me!

Here is my Sunday through Tuesday evening in pictures!

How do you like our designs?  Creativity reigned!

Stampers got to "do their own thing"!
Monday morning stampers at The Gallery:  Gerri, Barb, Mary, Bea, Mike and Jane.
Monday after noon gals, busy, busy!  From Left top:  Helen, Gail, Lavinia, Phylis, Valinda, Nancy, Debby, Joan and Jo.
Can you believe all of these pretty dresses?
Monday afternoon gals from another angle!  Jo, Joan, Debby, Nancy, Valinda, Phylis, Lavinia, Helen and Gail.

Tuesday night SOS Stamp Club.  From Left:  Trudy, Alice, Claudia, Barbara and Susan.  We missed Annemarie (business travel) and Donna G. (home nursing duty) :-)
(My apologies to my Open House Sunday Stampers!  Did I not take pictures????)  We had a great afternoon with Alice, Phylis and Sydney.

It's been a great week!!  (Am I lucky or what!!  I get to share my hobby with so many wonderful gals!)
Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mojo Mondays Creative Cards February 11 and 18

A bit different, a lot the same!  It's so fun to give stampers the latitude to add their own sense of design to their creations!

Be sure to check our calendar of events for February and March!

Here's our beautiful and elegant Stippled Blossoms "Thinking of you" card.  Simple but beautiful with two-step stamping using Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder ink pads.  (I snagged some Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon from the Stampin' Up Clearance Rack!  Visit it for some really great deals!)
So sparkly!  We used clear embossing powder with a dash of dazzling diamonds (hmmmm...good alliteration.  Can you tell I'm a former language arts teacher?:-) for a pretty, sparkly effect with our gorgeous Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  
Here is our first project, the birdhouse, using  punches, sponge daubers, embossing folders and a little imagination!  We loved Helen's little bird helping to "feather the nest".  Some birdies were visiting and some were even smooching!  Such fun!
Here's our morning Monday class.  (Sorry that I missed getting Ginger, who had to leave a little earlier, in the picture.)
Left to right:  Jane, Mary, Peggy & Mike (hidden) :-(, Dianne and Barb
Now we see you!!  Left to right:  Mike, Dianne, Barb, Jane, Mary and Peggy
Our afternoon class.  We do the same projects at both classes.
Left to right:  Gail, Jo, Debby, Joan and Helen.

Back by popular demand!  Our sweet birthday card using one of my favorite retired stamp sets.  We colored our cherry blossoms using blender pens and water color crayons.

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Surprise! Pop Up Card and a Whale of a Fun Valentine!

Our whale card complete with inside stamping.
As always, we had a blast making our Mojo Monday Art Gallery Cards (12) in the afternoon and a relaxing 3 in the morning class.  (Lots of pictures below!)

I can't help it!  I love a challenge and I pass that on to the ideas I bring to our classes.  Our first challenge was a pop up birthday card that used lots of Big Shot Dies, punches and watercolor techniques.  

We also made use of the Sizzix machines for our cute whale valentine with embossing folders for texture, edgelits for our waves and the cutest ever clearlits whale die-cut.  We used sponge daubers and Whisper White Craft Ink for our clouds.  I have an Art Gallery Stampers bag for the first person to comment or email me.  Thank you for reading our blog!!

Many thanks to everyone and to our huge afternoon class, thank you for sharing, helping and patiently waiting for equipment!

This coming Monday will feature a return appearance of the large swallowtail butterfly stamp and.......(Actually, I'm going to a workshop on Saturday and we'll do one of the 7 cards from the workshop for our second project.  

Happy Stamping Everyone!  Email me at to pre-register for our ongoing Monday classes!

Here are our creative chicas from last Monday:

Mike's pop up birthday card!  Too fun
Helen, Lavinia and Nancy!

New student, Jacalyn, visiting from NY.
Phylis, Dianne,  Becky, Jo, Jane, Debby (You can't hide, girlfriend! :-)), Joan and Chris.
Our AM gals:  Barbara, Mary and Mike.

Thank you for visiting!!  Ree

Friday, February 1, 2013

This Week's Stamping Classes! (1/28/13)

SOS Tuesday night stampers!  We had a great time making our pretty valentine and covering the 2 year pocket planners below.  Pictured from left:  Claudia, Donna, Trudy, Donna, Susan, Kristy (all smiles!) and Annemarie

Yay!  More valentines with the Art Gallery Monday Stampers!

 Our Top Note gate valentine, complete with gold embossing.

Our newsprint valentine features lots of Big Shot techniques and a pretty bow made with out terrific bow-makers.

Our intrepid stampers :  Jo, Joan, Helen, Phylis, Dianne, Debby and Jane.  We were happy that Nancy was also able to join us for the second project!  Welcome back, Nancy!
Sorry so fuzzy!