Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sneaky Sunday

I have a long list of layout kits to work on and I finally managed to sneak into my scrap cave and design one of them. Carta Bella has the cutest skiing paper so "Fun on the Slopes!" came to be. This will be added to the store for my upcoming weekend at Purity Springs. It holds five 4"x6" photos, more if you vary their sizes, and will retail for $12.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

I'm pretty sure the vendors were louder than the scrappers on Saturday night at Cool Crops Portsmouth 3. Cool Crops weekends are always awesome but LOLPIMPing into the wee hours plus friends to share amazing desserts with makes for an amazing weekend. 

As usual, I taught my 3 classes and the canvas ladies came up with beautiful work. Here they are proudly showing off their art.
There were also some new additions to the store...they're slowly coming in and it's so much fun getting deliveries. Next up are the new stickles colors and Nuvo's jewel drops.
And best of all, my baby turned FIFTEEN and we celebrated when I got home. Not quite sure how the years go by so quickly but I am hanging on for dear life and soaking it all in.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

Two Portsmouth's down, one more to go...and a different view of my store. It was another chilly weekend in the hallway, good thing I learned from weekend 1 and packed warmer clothes.
Class in progress pics are always good is a group of ladies in the middle of my Crazies card class. Inky fun at its best in this class. If you haven't yet, join me! ps. I'll be teaching this class on Friday at 3pm at Portsmouth 3.
Look who's here for Portsmouth 2 (and 3)'s Jen Pitta of Stampin' Up...and when we're together at Portsmouth, it's dessert time. So nice to have someone to share desserts with especially when the slices are GIANT!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Crazies Card Class

Join me and the Crazies (cats, dogs and mini cats & dogs) for a fun technique filled card class. You will learn to use distressed inks to color images and make fun backgrounds. No worries if you have taken my Crazy Birds class, you will learn different techniques. 4 cards in 1 hour of messy inky fun!
Class is $20. Class participants will receive 20% off their purchase of products used in class.

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Echo Park & Simple Stories Mini Kits

Echo Park and Simple Stories have been busy designing and trying to keep up with requests it looks like. Look at all these NEW kits that debuted at the last CHA...they're all finally in stock and at a reasonable price of $6.99. I am most excited about the Echo Park hockey mini theme set. 
 And for the dance and cheer mom's...Simple Stories has Dance and Cheer simple sets!!!
Let me know if you would like me to set one aside for you. I will be at Portsmouth 2 & 3, Purity Springs, Cool Crops Warwick and Point Sebago.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Weekend Wrap-up

One Cool Crops Portsmouth event done, two more to go! Teaching my usual classes - a layout class, the Crazies card class and the You Go Girl! canvas class. Here are the ladies (minus one who went home early) that were super happy with their canvases. Some of them weren't sure about the class and left happy, happy they took the class and totally in love with their canvases.
And just because I'm super excited about is my homemade table cloth. Homemade? That's iron-on vinyl designed by me and cut out on my silhouette :)

And a pic of the store all set looks so neat and tidy :)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sneaky Sunday

There were so many cool Easter/Spring lines to choose from, it took me a while to decide on a spring layout class. I finally decided on Echo Park's Easter paper line and came up with this 2 page layout. It is bright, fun and colorful. It also takes quite a selection of photos, specifically three 3x5, one 4x6, two 3x4 and two 3x3. If you take the class with me, I will also show you samples of a layout and a card that I made using the scraps. Cost of this class is $12 and won't take more than an hour to complete. I will be teaching this layout class at all three Cool Crops Portsmouth events as well as at Purity Springs' first weekend.

Friday, March 3, 2017

You Go Girl! Canvas Class at home

A friend of mine and I have been talking about me teaching her daughter and some friends my You Go Girl! canvas class and we finally settled on a date. I went over to her house last tuesday, vacation week here in MA, and had 2 mom's plus 6 girls in attendance. We set up a work table and a prep table. I got everyone started on their canvases and then helped them choose a doll, quote and outfit individually...I also did the stamping for them. It made for a very smooth class and everyone had a great time.
Each time I teach this class, I walk away so impressed by the talent and creativity that it brings out. No two canvases ever comes out the same even though they were presented with the same materials to work with. There's even one here that looks like it has a watercolor background!
If you are on the fence about taking this class, you really do not need any experience with the materials. You just need your sense of adventure and a willingness to get dirty. There's really nothing to get to try your hand at mixed media without having to invest in the materials and walk away with a beautiful custom canvas!