Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rockin' Boris

A few months back I made several soldered pendants for the Henderson Craft Fair. Caleb has been after me to make one for him for some time now with his favorite Rock Star Stamp - He chose Boris for the back. He stamped - we both colored. He's happy so mom is happy too!
Stamps - A Muse 2-6095D Rock Star, 2-2637E Boris
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Accessories - Copic Markers, Simply Swank Soldering kit (available at Serendipity)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Baby Penguin -

This baby penguin makes me happy!! These are the very first A Muse images we got at Serendipity back in January of this year. I had so much fun making lots of projects with them. I made cards, bookmarks, post-it holders, cocoa packet holders, a gift bag, 1/4 sheet notecards and little treat bags -
To this day the large skinny oval is one of my most favorite A Muse stamps - so versatile! I use it all the time!

Stamps - A Muse 7-3098B Baby Penguin, 3-5011E Skinny oval bl, 3-2043C Simple snowflake, 8-8347B Just a Note, 9-8244B Just because, 3-8172B Merci hand
Paper - Doodlebug Design Bon Bon Sugar Coated Cardstock (I just love this sparkly paper!!)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Road Trip!!!

Kim and I headed off to the wilds of Mt. Juliet, TN on Saturday to attend the Jenni Bowlin Open House - we had such a good time! Jenni is very nice and she and Kim had lots to talk about! There were loads of great vintage things for sale - My favorite purchase was 3 sheets from an old ledger dated 7/1/1863!!! Several of the line entries are hoop skirts!

We asked the front desk guy to take our pic with the sign - We were not the first ones that day to do so! Apparently his finger got tired cause the pic is pretty blurry - - -

After we left Mt. Juliet we headed to Clarksville to Memories in Bloom - Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink fame lives nearby and this is the ONLY retail location you can buy her stuff from outside of the website. I was looking at the PTI samples when I realized that these are the actual ones that Nichole made herself for her blog! That explains my crazed look - Nichole does that to me!
Kim and I had a great time - hope to do it again soon!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


This is a fun little card - Learned how to make the banner in Seattle - It is a good thing I made one right away cause now I'm having trouble recreating it again (sigh)!
Stamps - A Muse 3-2107D Mitts, 8-8454B You're Cool
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Paper - A Muse 4-bar Vintage - Black
Accessories - Amuse Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Swiss Red, Clear Spica Pen, R39 Garnet Copic Marker

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cupcake Social - What a blast!!

We had so much fun at Serendipity today - I was able to demo the Copic Markers so many times! Here is a little slide show of the ladies that made cards with me today!! Thanks so much for coming to the shop!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cupcake Social!!!

Tomorrow is the Cupcake Social - Kim and Randy have so many great things planned! I will have a fun Make & Take that includes a Copic Marker demo - I know many of you have lots of questions about these fabulous markers. There will be a drawing for a beautiful handmade tote filled with loads of great papercrafting items. There will be a "decorate your own cupcake" table. Roni Ramsey will be teaching a fun cupcake related class at 2PM (Roni is also the seamstress of the tote - I have one and LOVE it so much!).
Here's some paper cupcakes to start the fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Elephant & Baby

I've been playing with my Copic Markers - I still have a LONG way to go but this image is a good place to start- I used my Classic Rectangle Nestabilities to cut and emboss on the pink card. I used a felt flower and a Maya Road Sheer Blossom (I ran it through my Xyron and dumped glitter on top - LOVE it!!) - both these types of flower are available at Serendipity!
I think the soft blue card is so cute - wish I'd had cards like this when my boys were babies!!
Stamps - A Muse 2-3019H Elephant & baby, 8-8306B Come play, 3-0039B Thanks script
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Paper - A Muse Square notecard Sorbet - Blue Raspberry Tin Plate
Accessories - Copic Markers, Nestabilities, A Muse Sheer Ribbon, Maya Road Flowers, Creative Impressions Medium Felt Blossoms & Leaves

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Group Shot - Part II

Thought I'd post another group shot from Seattle - I'm in the front row - second from the right -