Tuesday, March 24, 2009

JRS Gift Set Class

Last week I had the privilege of teaching two JRS monogrammed classes. As usual a good time was had by all! 16 people are now ready to go conquer the world of monograms! The world will be a better place for it!! (Where would Superman be without his S??)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Amuse-Bouche - Deux

Hee hee - I sound so french don't I?? Oui oui!
Here is my second sneak peek of the new A Muse Love Blooms release - I dug out my Tsukineko Glue pad to bling up the new Damask stamp. I love the look of soft pink and black. I was just at a wedding yesterday and apparently came home with wedding fever and had to make a card. I accented the black strip with a Cuttlebug folder and added a couple pink twinkles for just a little added bling. These new stamps are going to see a lot of ink!!
Stamps - A Muse 2-4138E Damask Solid, 9-8549C Mr. & Mrs.
Ink - Momento Dye in Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black
Paper - A Muse 4b notecard in Blush
Accessories - A Muse Twinkle Stickers, A Muse Sheer Ribbon in Pink Tutu, Essential Glue Pad, Cuttlebug and folder, glitter, Nestabilities - Labels

Friday, March 20, 2009

Amuse-Bouche, anyone??

What's an amuse-bouche? It's French for APPETIZER! How do you say it? Click to HEAR it pronounced. It is time for some sneak peeks of the new A Muse release - Love Blooms! I got inspired by the liquid soap that was in my bathroom cabinet. I remember thinking that it reminded me of the new stamp that was in this release. So when my "happy box" of stamps and supplies hit my doorstep today it was time to play. (There is no end of scary things in my bathroom cabinet that could have inspired me - so glad the soap caught my eye first!!!)
Stamps - A Muse 2-4143G Blossom branch with bird, 9-8064B Little things
Ink - Momento Dye in Tuxedo Black
Paper - A Muse 4b notecard in Kitchen Red
Accessories - R35 Coral, W2 Wrm Gray Copic Markers; A Muse Stitched Black Ribbon

Monday, March 16, 2009

JRS Gift Set

Here is a gift set that I made for a dear friend that recently got married - what could be more fun than stationery with the bride and groom's initials? I took a box I purchased from Hobby Lobby - you know the kind - the boxes with all kinds of junk all over the outside. I pulled off all the paraphernalia and spray painted the box black and covered with my most favorite patterned paper of all time - Hannah's Story - Botanical by Cloud 9 Design. I've purchased every sheet of it I can get my hands on and I would purchase more if I could. I am enamored with how it is so modern/retro at the same time and the colors are earthy, which I love!!

I filled the box with matching stationery and made the gift card/bag to match too with the same patterned paper and A Muse and Stampin' Up! stamps.

I also decorated the envelopes - the monogram on the back flap and a strip of paper along the left front side - I need to make a set of these for me!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Sneak Peak - March's JRS class

Next week I'll be teaching a monogram notecard class. I've had my JRS monogram stamper for over 2 years now and that baby has seen some action!
Anyone thinking teacher gifts? bridesmaids gifts? just because you are my friend gifts?
I've always loved monogrammed things so this stamper has been just what I needed! Not only will we make monogrammed cards but we will make a matching case to store them in that has a magnetic closure. Isn't this Basic Grey paper gorgeous??!! There are a few openings left so call Kim at Serendipity to sign up! See ya then!
BTW - I'm just lovin' how these cards match my blog!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Copic Class III

I'm continually amazed at the excitement that Copic Markers generate!! I know that I love using my markers - the colors are so vibrant and the blending is loads of fun. It is obvious that you love them too since I taught my 3rd Intro to Copics class on March 7th and had 12 students!
Happy Coloring!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring is coming!!

Look what I found in my backyard!!! I LOVE the first flowers of the year! It is windy and balmy today and feels like Spring! I'm working on my A Musing Spring Cards for my April class and the daffodils are spurring me on! WHOO HOO!