Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I've said it before, but I'll say it again...there are some very creative people out there. Just take a look at these two photos, please.
In July I introduced the ladies at Stampfest to Washi Tape, and it was a huge hit, but the ladies at Stampaway loved it even more. All of my sample boards have unfinished edges, but just look at the difference a border of washi tape can make. Sheesh.
The little bird is of course from Coffee Break Designs, as are the butterflies in this next photo.
And Lorraine took a shine to that very same phrase. Guess I'll add that to my next set of rubber stamps!
Some were happy with the process throughout, while some questioned their choices. But in the end, we were quite the happy bunch.
Lots of time was spent working quietly, eating candy, cutting, pasting, coloring...
And then I discovered one who didn't want to use the boards at all, preferring to use her own tags that could be added to the pages of her journal.
The finest quality of all.
I don't know about you, but at my house we don't buy new cars...we buy previously owned and loved cars. I like that someone else pays that sticker-shock price, takes great care of the car, and then passes it along to me to enjoy. We have 4 such cars parked in our garages.
But having said that, can you imagine what it must have been like back in the day to enter a dealership with marble floors, columns, grand staircases, fabulous, decorative ceilings, and lighting fixtures to die for?
We visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana during our vacation, and I have to tell you, it was pretty fabulous.
We also included The Longest Yard Sale, connecting the drive in Crossville TN, and continuing up through Kentucky and into Ohio. Would I do it again? Nope. But then, I'm not a yard sale kinda girl. I like antique stores and festivals far better.
But that's just me.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I've been telling my friends who zentangle (yoo hoo, Sharon & Mary) how cool it would be to do rubber stamps of their doodling. Well, Just For Fun has done just that and they're fabulous!
The 2 photos above were stamped on colored cardstock. What could be easier?
But if you love to color, these will be perfect for you. Stamp with black ink on white cardstock, color, do a bit of cutting, layer, add a verse, and a card is born.
I bought all of these images, plus a few more, so guess what we'll be doing at my stamp club meeting next Thursday night?
Sorry the dragonfly is less than crisp...I was so excited to see it!
Seriously, how much do you love these images?? I'm teaching a card class at Stampaway and already decided we're going to be forced to include a few of these in the class.
Guess that means I'll need to pack some water reservoir brushes or markers for sure.
If you're local and attending the Stamp Scrap Art Tour convention in Winston Salem NC on the 27th & 28th of this month, head straight to their booth!! That will be my first stop for sure.
And if you're joining me for Stampaway in Cincinnati August 7-10, look for their booth at this show too.
And just in case you think I'm over my infatuation with houses, think again. I'm just as excited about this stamp as any of the others...possibly more!
Makes you want to go stamp something, doesn't it?
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I don't want to say that I provide too much in my goodie boxes, but I do. Here's Donna, with a maze of play things scattered around her.
These clever lasses packed ephemera galore to adorn their masterpieces. Just check out the wooden cigar box one photo up...why even I wanted to rummage around in there to get ideas for things I could include in future class kits.
And this is Tammy, the Steampunk Queen, who insisted she didn't know what she was doing. Of course I didn't believe it for a minute...she excelled once she relaxed. In my classes you should never over think the process...just have fun...like I do when I'm designing these projects. It works every time.