Saturday, February 23, 2019

Art Gallery Divas Team Meeting! All For Fun and Fun For All!

Hello, My Stamping Friends!

We had a really great team meeting yesterday!  While we usually meet up, have a meal and a fun chat for a couple of hours, yesterday, we met at my house, had a Q & A session, shared thoughts and ideas, made make and takes (Thank you, Charlotte!), had a fun lunch (I baked ziti, made a salad, hot, crusty bread and a Texas Chocoalte Sheet Cake) and then more stamping and exchanging great ideas!

Here we are!  Want to join my team in Brevard County Florida or be a "long-distance" Team Member?  Just Email me at

We made a pretty kitty and a puppy card was a choice.

Lynn and Nancy.

Charlotte, my co-leader.  Left to right:  Lynn, Nancy, Charlotte and Ranell.

A beautiful anniversary or wedding card.

Hummingbirds and hibiscus.  Always a winner in Florida!

Each Team Member received a favor paper purse containing fine chocolates, sequins and bows.

The Team hard at work.  We all learned sooooo much from each other!  Thank you, Team Members!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Garage Gears and Gingham Gala! (Gotta love the alliteration!! :-))

Hello, Everyone!!

I hope you're having a good day (Good day for a fish or for a good nap, I'd say!) and enjoyed the lovely Florida sunshine while we had it.  Yesterday was so pretty, even though it was hair and nails day and I didn't get to enjoy it too awfully much!!!  I gave the doggies a bath at 10 am when it was warm and they survived even though they HATE a bath.  They do like the brushing part though!!

On to stamping.  Just one class this week!  We made 2 (I think) really great cards.  I've been trying to do a few more masculine cards lately and since we have wonderful tools to make those cards, let's go for it!

Our first card used the beautiful 6x6 papers from the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  The vases punch is from the Annual Catalog but there is a beautiful stamp set that coordinates, "Vibrant Vases".  I chose Balmy Blue for this week's card but if we use this card in the coming weeks with other classes, I'm going for the Daffodil Delight and the Highland Heather!

Gingham Gala 6 X 6 (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper  Vibrant Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hooray for Garage Gears!  Don't you just love the stamps, the framelits and the DSP choices that complement them perfectly!!

I also took advantage of the Happiness Blooms cards and envelopes.  They are Night of Navy with a jaunty striping on the inside of the envelope.  The kit comes with 10 large and 10 smaller notecards and envelopes for just $8.50.  What a timesaver!
Happiness Blooms Memories & More Cards & Envelopes

Oh the fun.......Click Here to see all that is new in the world of Sale-a-Bration!

Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Classic Cars and Beautiful Tea Pots!

Hello Friends,
It has been quite a week but, hey, it's Saturday and we've survived.  What doesn't kill you makes you stronger so!!!...some of us should be feeling pretty strong at this point!

In spite of a few trials and tribulations (And I do NOT mean to whine!) Every person that came to classes last week left with two really fabulous cards.  The classic cars card was stamped inside as either a valentine or birthday card.  The Tea Pot card gave us a chance to water color with ink from the lid of the stamp pad and a Blender Pen.  So pretty!

And yes!  I canNOT get enough of the Lace Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  It creates really stunningly beautiful backgrounds. the word to send to me for a fun stampin' item is dynamic. (Kathy P. saw this first and gets a fun stampin' prize!  Thank you, Kathy!!)  Here are our cards!

So many terrific elements!!  On Thursday, additional Sale-a-bration Coordination items go live.  I thought you'd like a look.  They coordinate with stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog!  I can't wait to get my hands, ink and Big Shot on them.  There are even some new FREE Sale-a-Bration items too. Let me know if I can help you to place your order!  Yes!   I see thinlits for the Cupcake and the Froggies and the Lily too! There goes my budget!! :-)



 Have a wonderful and creative weekend!!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Let It Ride and Meant To Be Valentines

Hello, Stampers!

I hope you've had a wonderful week and that you've been able to set aside a bit of time for YOU to be creative and crafty.  I am TRYING to do this myself.  It seems that I'm cutting paper and stuffing envelopes most of the time.  This comes from teaching 12 classes a week.  I love my stampers in each and every class but I do need to remind myself to have some time for me too!

This past weeks classes were so wonderful.  They were full of friendly and helpful stampers and we were giggling every other minute it seemed.  As I often say, I am such a lucky girls!!! 

Here are  our "cards of the week".  I was so pleased with them (even my less than professional "water coloring") and I'm so grateful to have supplies that make it easy for us to achieve such beautiful results!  Aquapainters, Stampin' Blend Markers, Framelits, pretty papers.....How could you go wrong!!

Have a wonderful week!!