Scraps of thoughts, photos and art


Hello there! I love the Card of the Month (COTM) classes that I teach at Cherry Blossom Studio because they use one of my favorite products (BasicGrey) and the cards are great! We always incorporate some 3-d thing like brads, buttons or ribbon which makes it fun and interesting.

I’ll be teaching Capella on May 10th and June 11th from 7-9pm.

I’ll be teaching Max & Whiskers on May 17th and June 14th from 7-9pm.

Go to Cherry Blossom Studio to sign up! For just $25, you’ll make 12 cards AND keep all the extra supplies for yourself!

BasicGrey Capella

BasicGrey Max & Whiskers

at Cherry Blossom Studio! Come and make 12 cards with me using 2 of the most popular recent collections! Both classes sold out the first time around, so here’s your chance if you missed it!

Sugar Rush Collection, 7-9pm, February 15

Origins Collection, 7-9pm, February 22

We have a lot of fun and 12 cards in 2 hours is definitely do-able, trust me!

Hope to see you there!

Every time a new BasicGrey collection arrives, I always think that I’ll be able to resist buying it. Yeah right! I’m lucky enough to be teaching the Bittersweet Card Kit at Scrapbook Central in February – just in time for Valentine’s Day, weddings and those thoughtful “thinking of you” occasions, heck maybe even a birthday! If you’re in the area, come on by for the class on Wednesday night, Feb 4th, or Saturday afternoon Feb 7th to experience a “Bittersweet” class including stamping. Yes, I always need to include some fun in there and yes, you can stamp on BasicGrey without disrupting the beautiful pattern. In fact, you’ll think that the stamping belongs there! I hope to see you soon…

BasicGrey Bittersweet

coming in November and December to Scrapbook Central! I’ll be teaching the BasicGrey Wassail Card Kit Class and 2009 Calendar Class while sharing all my tips and techniques along the way. These kits are sold out at BasicGrey, so they are limited editions and will not be printed again. Reserve your class spot today at Scrapbook Central to make sure you get your spot!

BasicGrey Wassail Card Kit Class

BasicGrey 2009 Calendar Kit Class

BasicGrey 2009 Calendar Kit Class

BasicGrey 2009 Calendar Kit Class

Such a fitting way to end our totally FABULOUS weekend with Tim! A 12×12 canvas painted and covered with grungeboard pieces, crackle paint and a custom made beach sand. Yes, it looks like sand, but is a mixture of UTEE, Perfect Pearls and Glossy Accents!! Thank God that Tim helped me with my background painting – I was much too linear when it started out! I love the look of it now. Envision a gorgeous picture where the chipboard frame is – that would make it complete. My word for the year is “potential” (thanks Ali Edwards for the inspiration), so what a fitting canvas to use don’t you think?

Paradise Found, pic 1

Paradise Found, pic 2

Paradise Found, pic 3

Paradise Found, pic 4

Highly anticipated because we would be working with Prima’s Paintable Transparencies, acetate covers and Zutter’s Bind-It-All, Words & Windows was super fun and a great way to start Sunday off. Did you know that you could paint with alcohol inks? Part of the class included custom paint palettes of dried alcohol inks that could be used with a water brush filled with Blending Solution for painting – quite remarkable and oh so fun! This project is my most incomplete one since it needs some love by adding pictures and alpha rub-ons. The front cover will say “love” and the internal pages will say “me”, “you”, “two” and “friends”. I especially loved the jazz music Tim put on while everyone was painting, awesome touch and made me feel right at home with Sunday Morning Jazz Brunch from Watercolors on XM channel 71.

Words & Windows, pic 1

 Words & Windows, pic 2

I wasn’t sure what to expect with this class – canvas covers and a hand-sewn binding – but I LOVED IT! Talk about getting in the groove sewing with waxed linen thread, ohhhhh baby! The canvas covers were a blast to make using paint dabbers and some collaging with wax. I really liked this color combo of Cool Peri and Citrus. I can’t wait to add some Ideology goodies to the front for more embellishing!

Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 1

Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 2

 Nostalgic Memoirs, pic 3



Some Odd Girl

Sizzix Blinkie

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