Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Goodies!

New stamps from American Arts Stamps have arrived! Yahoo!
And . . . new stamps and paper from Rubber Soul should be here soon!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stuff Shari Made

Shari attended Julie's Mixed Media class . . . just look at how beautiful this piece turned out!

And, she also attended a class with Tim Holtz while we were in San Francisco and made this:

And a few cards from the Impression Obsession class:

And a cute little notebook at the 7 Gypsies booth:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What I Did . . .

. . . in San Francisco.

Soooooo, last weekend (after Julie's Mixed Media Class --- which was a blast!), Shari & I jumped on a plane and headed up to San Francisco. . . remember? I promised I'd post pictures of the projects we made . . .

(pssst . . . hey Shari! I need your stuff so I can take pics!)

Well . . .here they are:
This little house was designed by Alma De La Rosa. We used stamps from American Art Stamp. Do you love that tree stamp, or what?! AND . . . the house actually OPENS!

Oh baby . . . this was a marathon of a class! Eight cards in 90 minutes! It was great fun and I felt as though I had been re-introduced to Rubber Soul. . . nice clean lines, easy to work with, and great quotes. Yep . . .lots of stamps (and more paper --- egads!) are on the way.

This treasure box was made using Cosmo Cricket stuff . . . yes, I ordered the paper. (I admit, this got a little bit munched on the plane ride home . . . but I'll be able to fix it!)

A Travel Journal using stuff by TPC Studios. I really like their embellishments and paper . . . yes, I ordered their paper . . . and embellishments . . . where am I going to put it all?! Perhaps that's why the spinner landed on "frantic"?

It's a Dog Tag . . . using stuff from Ten Seconds Studio . . . LOVED this stuff . . . lots of it is on the way!
A Junk Journal using stuff by 7 Gypsies. Their Binderie Punch is something else! Battery operated and goes through board book like butter!

A keychain using stuff from Hampton Art . . . they have a great Glue Pad . . and I was quite sparkly when I was done with this project . . .glitter, glitter everywhere, on my face, in my hair . . .you get the idea.

Finally, my Grungebook. I'm very proud of this project . . . by the time class was over, I thought I was going to fall over . . . . Mr. Tim Holtz (yep! he was the instructor, LIVE and in person) said that this may have been a little ambitious for a 90 minute class . . . he was right. The class lasted 2.5 hours . . . and worth absolutely every second!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Journey . . .

into Mixed Media with Julie Prichard!

Oh what a fantastic class this was! If you missed it, don't worry . . . she'll be back with more classes!

Wanna see and read more about her class? Of course you do! You just gotta see what the "students" created . . . ready? Click here.


I'm home! Did you miss me?

Yep . . . I took off over the weekend and headed on up to San Francisco for some "training."
True definition would be: play with ink, stamps, paper, Grungeboard and metal!

Shari went with and we both took some super classes . . . I'll be posting pics of the projects soon.
Oooh oooh . . . . wanna know what I have on order? Lots and lots of new cool stuff . . . ready?

Here's a brief list:
Stuff from 10 Second Studio -- OH my! This stuff is gonna knock your socks off!
Paper from the Paper Company -- GREAT patterns!
NEW images from Rubber Soul, Impression Obsession and American Art Stamp -- CUTE, cute cute stuff!

And . . . my brain is still on overload, so I'm sure I forgot to mention something . . .

Oh, hey! What are you doing this Saturday? Wanna take a class? Terry Medaris will be here teaching colored pencils . . . and there are only a few spots left. Sooooo, if you've been thinking about attending, HURRY! Registration closes on Thursday.

Monday, April 20, 2009

More April Showers?

Hmm . . . looks like Changito is expecting some rain. But doesn't he look oh-so-handsome in his new slicker and rain boots?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Be Joyful

I've been wanting to make a banner for a while now . . . I thought I'd make one for Christmas . . .missed that boat! Then, I thought I'd make it for Valentine's Day . . .missed that boat, too. Then, I thought I'd make one for Spring . . . and then I realized, I wanted one that can stay up all the time and be a reminder to "Be Joyful" everyday . . . so, without further adieu . . . here it is:

May you have a Joyful day today!

Click here to see each pennant individually and for a list of supplies used.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cupcakes & Hearts & Houses, OH my!

Another batch of Maya Road has arrived . . .

And new Hero Arts, too!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Just look at all the flowers (and a house). . .

I created these cards using stamps from Studio 490. I love the fact that the sets come with idea sheets . . . they're great for inspiration, but also makes it easy to copy!

Other supplies used:

Distress Inks
Memento Ink
Ink Blending Tool
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Grungeboard & Grungepaper
Tim Holtz Foliage Embellies
Maya Road House Chipboard
Maya Road Foundation Buttons
Prism Cardstock
Jillibean Soup Cardstock
Memory Box Cardstock
Border Punch
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Got Grungepaper?

If not . . .you need some. This stuff is so great! You can ink it, paint it, stamp it, Cuttlebug it, Nestabilities it . . . .
Come and get it!

Welcome Cupcake

A few more projects using Maya Road goodies. I just love their stuff!

Click here for a full list of supplies used.
Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Beautiful Sight

New goods have arrived!

Lights & Brights Alcohol Inks

New Nestabilities

Storage Solutions are back in stock