Friday, December 17, 2010

Pure Innocence Class at Crop Girls January 15th

Hi Everyone-

I am so excited about my new endeavor as a teacher at Crop Girls that I just couldn't wait to post these pictures. I will be teaching this class for my "west-side friends at Crop Girls on Saturday January 15th. My first official class after my "Create-N-Take" tomorrow. As usual, the class price is $25 and includes 4 cards and a get well Cup-a-Soup giftable project. I just couldn't resist these stamps and had a great time designing. The samples will be in the store starting tomorrow December 18th if you would like to see them in person. If you are ready to sign up, please give "the girls" a call at the shop at 623-972-0600.

Just an FYI. . .For my "east-side friends" at Stamp Works. There is tons of fun to come in January and I will be posting my samples very soon!

Happy Stamping!!


Crop Girls Create-N-Take Event Tomorrow 10am-3pm

Hi Everyone-

Well tomorrow is my big debut at Crop Girls. I am so excited (which I guess is why I am posting to my blog instead of getting a good night's sleep). I will need tostore up a lot of energy for tomorrow- - -over 30 sign-ups- - -THANKS EVERYONE. I am looking so forward to meeting some new west-side friends!

Here is what we are making tomorrow:

This is the perfect little hostess gift or last minute gift for pretty much anyone. Let's be honest, who doesn't like chocolate??!!

Wish me luck tomorrow!!

Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Favorite Things Class November 20th

Hi Everyone-

I wanted to go ahead and post 4 of the 5 samples for my upcoming "My Favorite Things" at Stamp Works on November 20th at 1pm. As usual, I have had a blast creating these cards. I hope you enjoy the pics.

There is still one more sample to come using a SUPER cute winter bunny image. We will color the bunny using both Copics and Prisma pencils for shading. Yeah. . .A new technique!!! Can't wait to share it with you!!

See you soon and Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cutie Patootie Sample #5

Hi Everyone-

Here is the last sample for next Saturday's Penny Black Cutie Patootie class:

If class wasn't just limited to 3 hours (probably 3 1/2 for this class), I would just keep making cards for you. I can't get enough of these stamps and I still have images I didn't use!!!! I am sure you will see more of my handiwork with these stamps soon.

I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday at Stamp Works. Call the store at 480-899-5958, if you would like to reserve a spot.

Happy Stamping!!


CCEE1041 Challenge-Faux Wood

Well today is the day for challenges! I decided to go ahead and post my latest owl card. The stamps are by Denami Design and they are just so ADORABLE!! The "faux wood" paper is by Amuse.

If you would like to join in on the challenge, click here to see the details.

Happy Stamping!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

My Halloween Box-Stamping Royalty Challenge #41, Creative Craft Challenges, and 2Sisters Challenge Blog

Here I am again today. . .Can you believe it???

I wanted to share my Halloween treat box in the Stamping Royalty Challenge this week, the Creative Craft Challenge, and the 2Sisters Challenge. I had so much fun making the box (after I figured out the correct template). I hope others enjoy it too.

Happy Stamping!!


Crazy4Challenges #C4C59

Hi Everyone-

Thought I would join this week's Crazy4Challenges Autumn Card Challenge.

A card using stamps from Denami Design. It's almost impossible to see in the picture but I used Crystal Lacquer to coat each of the main image squares after I colored them so that they look like tiles. It really gives the card a different look. Check it out for yourself:

It should look familiar to those of you that took my Fall Denami class last month.

Everyone have a great weekend!!

Happy Stamping!

One More Cutie Patootie Sample & Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi Everyone-

Here is another sample for my Penny Black Cutie Patootie class next Saturday, October 23rd at Stamp Works in Chandler. The cost is $25 and the class has 5 cards total. Two cards are Christmas/ Winter themed and the others are everyday cards that you probably won't want to give away after you make them. I know I never want to give my cards away. I need to get over it, right?!!

Enjoy the new sample and check out the blog later this week for the last sample. If you missed the previous post with samples for this class,
you can see them here.

To check out Krafin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog, click here.
Happy Stamping!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Day In the Garden

Hi Everyone-

I know that I have mentioned in class that I joined a community garden in Gilbert, AZ and that I would be working hard to get all the "crops" planted in October. Well, it finally happened this Sunday. My whole family was involved including my Mom, my sister Colleen, my niece Mackenzie, my nephew Josh, and, of course the main gardener, my hubby Tyler.

I don't think my Mom has ever even stepped foot in a garden and certainly never had any intention of getting actually dirty in this whole gardening endeavor that I signed her up for. Same pretty much goes for the rest of my family. On the other hand, I thought I would be a SUPER GARDENER, that is until I fell into a back bend position over one of the garden beds. Yep, that's right, I fell backwards off the "garden chair" that was supposed to make the job so much easier but instead it almost killed me!!!!!!!! My family said I screamed like I was in a horror movie. Instead of helping me up, they were all laughing hysterically except for my 14 year old niece who immediately starting taking pictures and texting them to everyone she knows. NICE, HUH???

I have attached a nice peaceful picture that my husband took of us but I am not sharing the one of me on my back, no one will ever see that picture again if I can help it.

All in all, we had a great time and then went back to my parents' house where my Dad had lunch ready for us. He was smart enough not to join us for the dirty part.

More stamping stuff soon. I am getting over a virus this week so production has all but stopped since the weekend.

Happy Stamping!!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cutie Patootie Class Samples

Hi Everyone-

I have been working hard to put my stamping room back together after the "Denami Spectacular" because by the time I had everything cut, packed, and ready to go, my whole house looked like a tornado hit it. By the way, I HAD THE BEST TIME and I would do it over again in a minute.

So over the last week, I have actually been working on my projects again. YIPPIEE!!!!!! I missed it!
So I have created 3 of the 5 cards for my class at Stamp Works on Saturday, October 23rd.

Here is the class description from the newsletter:

Penny Black “Cutie Patooties” with Kelly
1:00pm – 4:00pm $25
Have you seen the lates Mimi and Betsy Bluebell images by Penny Black?AMAZING!!! I just couldn’t resist---I have put together a 5-card class using these new super sweet “Cutie Patootie” little girl images. This class will be a mix of three all occasion cards and two Christmas cards (I can’t believe it’s that time of year again!) Come join us for some fun. It is sure to be INK-CREDIBLE!

Here are some pics of my first few creations for the class:

My cupcake creation. . .I am really liking shaped cards lately. This one is really easy to put together and super fun to make.

Here is Betsy Bluebell delivering presents for a birthday:

This is Mimi starring in one of the two Christmas cards we will be creating in this class. It was so much fun finding the perfect green combo to perfectly shade the Christmas tree. I used flocking for the white on Mimi's outfit and Crystal Lacquer on the ornaments for a 3D effect. SUPER FUN!!!

If you are interested in signing up, give Nic at Stamp Works a call at 480-899-5958 and reserve your spot. I hope to see you all there!!!

Happy Stamping!!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

"Delightfully Denami-10 Card Blitz" Samples for Class on September 25th

Well I did it- - -all 10 cards are complete. I am so happy!!

What a fun class to design!! I just love all those whimsy Denami images.

I hope you all can join me in class next Saturday from 1-5. It should be an absolute blast.

Don't forget, there is a whole weekend of fun next weekend.
Saturday Morning is the Denami Fall and Halloween Extravaganza
Saturday Afternoon is the 10-card Blitz Class featured in this blog post.

Sunday Morning is the Denami Christmas Spectacular
Sunday Afternoon is the Denami Devine 10-card Blitz class. Featuring another 10 totally different cards than you see here.

You can link click here to view the Stamp Works newsletter for full class descriptions.

I hope to see you all soon. Thanks for visiting.

Happy Stamping.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Denami Fall and Halloween Extravaganza Samples

Hi All-

The Denami Fall and Halloween Extravaganza class will be held on Saturday September 25th from 9am-12pm at Stamp Works. I am so excited to share. . .

Here are 4 out of the 5 projects we will be making in the class. The 5th card has yet to be created but I am vigoriously working on it!!!

Below is the cutest candy box filled with 12 delicious Hershey's Nuggets. This project is so versatile. You can change the theme to Christmas, Birthday, Baby Shower- - -the list goes on and on. We will be making the box, belly band and also labels for all 12 candies. You won't believe how easy it is!!

Here is another Halloween card that can be given with the candy box or to another lucky recipient.

Here is a somewhat traditional Thanksgiving card that I made unique by turning regular stamped images into 3-D tiles that are arranged along the left side of the card. Super cool when seen in person!!!

This one is a fun Fall card using various apple images and crystal lacquer to make those apples SHINE!!

I hope to see you in class. Keep checking back- - -more samples from all the classes will be posted throughout the weekend.

Thanks for looking and HAPPY STAMPING!!!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Few Denami Samples

Hi Everyone-

I just wanted to quickly post some Denami samples tonight before bed. Yes, I know it's early but 5:00 AM comes quickly so bedtime is right around the corner for me.
Here are two samples for the Delightfully Denami 10-Card Blitz which is on Saturday 9/25 from 1-5pm:

Here is a sample for the Denami Devine 10-Card Blitz which is on Sunday from 1-5pm:

Isn't this such a cute baby card? This class will have more of the traditional elegant flair that Denami does so well. I will make sure to give you plenty of different types of cards in both these blitz classes so they can work for all your special occasions!
I will continue to post samples over the next couple weeks of these all occasion cards. I will also be posting samples from my Fall and Halloween Extravaganza Class (Saturday Morning 9/25) and the Denami Christmas Spectacular Class (Sunday Morning 9/26).
Keep checking in. . .I haven't even started bringing the brand new Fall and Christmas stamps into the mix. I can't wait for this long weekend, I will be creating like crazy!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Gift Set: 4 X 4 Note Cards

I needed a birthday gift for Jeanne for today and I thought she would appreciate something handmade. I absolutely love this note card set with matching storage box. I chose SEI paper and made 6 cards total with matching envelopes. I saw this a tutorial for this gift set online and I just think the possibilities are endless. It took some time but I think if I had to do it again, I could do it pretty quickly. This would be a great class, don't you think???? I didn't do much stamping in this example (only one or two things) but really all the cards could be beautifully stamped and we could really have an awesome stamped project at the end.

So here are the pictures. Note that I made two of each of the three cards shown for a total of 6 cards with 6 matching envelopes. Can you tell I love the envelopes?????

It's so cute to keep on top of your desk, isn't it? Knowing me, I would never use any of the cards because I wouldn't want to break up the set. I hope Jeanne uses them and I hope she has the best birthday yet!!

Talk to you soon.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Two More Stampavie Class Samples

So, as promised, here are two more samples for the class on the 28th. I will post one or two more samples as I create. These stamps are SO CUTE, the cards are super fun to make!!

I went into Stamp Works yesterday to drop off the three samples I have so far so they are available to see close up in the store now too. I just love going to the store. . .Isn't it the best?? I looked at all the awesome new inventory, bought some goodies for class, and had a great chat with Nic. The perfect Saturday afternoon since my hubby was at work.

Hope you enjoy the cards.

See you soon!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby


It was Tyler's birthday last week and while he always loves my cards, I wanted to give him a little surprise. Stamping isn't always quite so innocent nowadays. I came across this image and I thought it was perfect. Tyler loved it and we both had a good laugh.

If you can't read it, the background paper is stamped with a "Hey Sexy" sentiment from My Favorite Things. "Make a Wish" is by the same company. The main image is by Bugaboo Stamps. The large dot and mini confetti dots are both from Stamps by Judith. I used Copics to color the image.

Have a great day everyone.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stampavie Precious Moments

Hi there-

I know some of you have been looking for card samples for the August 28th Stampavie class. I am planning to finish up a few more samples within the next couple days but in the meantime. . .here is the first card!!!! I think you'll agree that it's very appropriate given the weather lately. These little girls are so cute and what you probably can't tell from the picture is that this card is SUPER GLITTERY!! I just love Stickles!!!

Anyway, more to come very soon. I can't wait for class!!!

Have a great night!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sneak Peek 2-Bodacious Bees and Butterflies

Blogging two nights in a row???? I bet you can't believe it.

Anyway, here is my second sneak peek for the week. . .

Bodacious Bees and Butterflies
MAY 29th at 9AM at Stamp Works

It's official. . .I am addicted to Stampendous. The little animated bee and butterfly stamps used in this class are so SUPER CUTE. We will be making 5 BODACIOUS all occasion cards in this class including a patriotic themed card in honor of Memorial Day. I have had a blast making these cards and look forward to an awesome class!!

Check out my samples. . .

Come join us for a SUPER FUN class.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sneak Peek-Moments in Time

Here is a sneak peek of my class at Stamp Works on May 15th at 9am:

Moments In Time:

Class Description:
Stampavie has become one of my favorites and I can't wait to share my latest creations with you. The gorgeous little girls and whimsical garden settings featured in designer Sarah Kay's stamps are sure to steal your heart. Come join me and practice techniques using Copic markers and Prisma colored pencils with Gamsol to color these amazing images. These cards perfect for every occasion!!!

Hope to see you all in class.

Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fun Class. . .Fantastic Group

The Spring in Nature's Garden class at Stamp Works was yesterday and I had a blast. I hope the group did too. We had so much fun creating cards and getting to know each other. Thanks to everyone that attended. Here are a few pics of when they were elbow deep in stamps, ink, and paper:

Hey Melodie-Where were you hiding?????? :-) I'll try to catch you next time!!

I never posted the last 2 cards that I designed for this class. So here they are:

I introduced several new techniques in this class. I hope everyone enjoyed it. I sure did.
I will be posting pictures of the stamps I will be using in my upcoming May classes hopefully early this week. Stay tuned.
In the meantime. . .
Happy Stamping!!
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