Christmas Card Workshop 2012

Yesterday, over 40 ladies attended the Christmas Card Workshop hosted by myself and 3 of my fabulous peeps, Judy, Mary & Mary Ellen.  It was a great day and our customers enjoyed, sharing ideas and making new friends.  That’s what stamping is all about.  Meeting new people and creating beautiful cards.  Here are some highlights of the day for you to see how much fun we had.  A big thanks to Judy, Mary and Laurie (our "business manager") who spent countless hours preparing the card kits while I worked.  This is what friendship is all about and I am blessed to have them. 


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Posted on : Oct 07 2012
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Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Yesterday, 10 amazing ladies gathered at my home to make Christmas Cards for our country’s Soldiers.   We had a great time making 165 handcrafted  cards that will be distributed to some 39 locations worldwide by From our Hearts out of Jefferson City, MO.   

This mission is very near & dear to my heart having two career Air Force brothers.  They’ll both tell you today that knowing the folks back home were supporting them was something that helped their morale especially during the Christmas season.

Enjoy these cards & let them get your creative juices flowing  for making your Christmas Cards.  Speaking of this year’s Christmas Cards, 3 of my peeps and I are hosting our 2nd annual Christmas Card Workshop on October 6th.  Our attendees will make 24 cards (4 each of 6 designs).  If your interesting in joining us, please let me know and I  will send you a brochure.

Thanks to all my peeps who helped support this mission.  I can’t wait for the next Cards for Soldiers event where we will be making Valentine cards.

On a personal note,  we sure did miss my brother Dave yesterday who would have taken pictures and cheered us on.  Unfortunately, duty called.

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Posted on : Jul 29 2012
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Holiday Wrap-Up

Here are some final projects made during the Holiday season. I had a wonderful time stamping with great friends. And can now say, all supplies are back in their place and I'm ready to start making Valentine cards.

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Posted on : Jan 04 2012
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Bright Hopes

This card was inspired by Lee Conrey. I just couldn’t get it to look as good as hers,   I was considering it as one of my Christmas cards but decided on a different direction.   Still a very elegant card.
Bright Hopes

Stamp Set: Bright Hopes

Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue & Silver glitter paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Pewter embossing powder, Bashful Blue 5/8” satin ribbon, dimensionals  & adhesive.

Posted on : Dec 22 2011
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The Tin Can Challenge

Each month the Pieces of Heart SU demonstrator group get together for dinner and a challenge.  This month Patti Schnell challenged us to alter a tin can—probably from a can of vegetables.  I Googled and Googled trying to find an idea.  I looked under paint cans, coffee cans, soda cans etc. with no luck.  I even looked under bed pans.  Then one afternoon I was browsing thru my mail when I came across a Macy’s ad.  The envelope had an just the  image of a Santa belt with a red background.  BINGO—I was inspired.  The Santa punch art was inspired by Patty Bennett.  Here is what I came up with:



Posted on : Dec 21 2011
Posted under Christmas, Punch Art |

Pines & Poinsettias

This card is a variation from our Up-Upline, Penny Thomas.  I couldn't wait to use this stamp from the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set.  I love using markers to color a stamp.  This card has such a delicate and elegant look, I was afraid to touch it.  Thought it might break. 

This is is the last card from our Christmas Card Workshop.  I haven't chosen a favorite.  I really, really love them all.  Do you have a favorite?


Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias, Hand-Penned Holidays
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Expresso, markers – old olive, real red, early expresso
Tools: Big Shot, Snowburst EF
Other:  Very Vanilla Satin ribbon (12”), double-sided tape
Inspiration: Penny Thomas 

Very Vanilla card base = 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” and folded in half


Very Vanilla embossed strip – 1-1/2” x 4-1/4”

Posted on : Dec 19 2011
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