Thursday, December 29, 2011

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 1/21/2012

Wishing everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Sneak Peak at some of the cards for Quick & Easy Class 1/21/2012
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Fun

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!
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Monday, December 12, 2011

12/14/2011 class @ CP2 (temporary location Scraps Galore)

Please note this is the last class until the new year. We will begin again on Wednesday January 5, and continue on Wednesdays until China Phoenix reopens. I did get the chance to visit with Nancy and she took me down to the store, there is still a lot of construction to be done and with the up coming holidays it may be a bit slower.
Will let you know as soon as I know when we will be back to Tuesdays!

This weeks card we're using one of the new Textured Impressions,
a combined effort between Hero Arts and Sizzix,
so easy to make a beautiful card, so many possibilities! 

Just your regular class kit today,
if you are so inclined, I used rusty hinge, wild honey & brushed corduroy
on the background with a foam applicator.

Monday, December 5, 2011

12/7/2011 class @ CP2 (temporary location Scraps Galore)

Hope everyone is saying nice and warm indoors, all errands are on hold ...
Being the generous person that I am, I made a donation to the Las Vegas economy this weekend!
So I'm back and ready for this week's card. We will be using the fabulous Tim's bird cage die, if you have seen any of his art, he hangs chain from the top with some baubles also adorns the bottom with a variety of hanging embellishments ... so if you have anything at home of that sort please feel free to bring it! See you Wednesday!
The usual class kit and
 vintage photo or tea dye distress ink pad and applicator w/ foam.
Embellishments for cage.

Monday, November 28, 2011

11/30/2011 class @ CP2 (temporary location Scraps Galore)

I think today's card was a subconscious desire to get away to a tropical locale ...  
we also get to play with the new spellbinders edgeabilities ...
For today's class make sure you have scissors and gold paint pen in your tool kit.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Updates ... 11/27/2011

I was quite surprised when I found out that many of you had not received Nancy's email, just ask her to put you on her list and you will be able to stay up to date ...

Here is the email that Nancy sent on 11/21.
Dear Stampers,
The morning of Wednesday, Nov 9th, I was awakened with a call that there was a fire upstairs at the store. I immediately dressed and drove down. 4th street was blocked off and the closest I was allowed to get was the parking lot at Samons. I was frantic about Binx, but not allowed to go in search of him. A fireman did find him and bring him out to me. Binx is looking good again and is still a very sweet cat in spite of the trauma.
The fire burned the upstairs that I have in the back of the building; it also extends over the back of the bakery.
The store has extensive smoke and water damage, as does the bakery. Partyline Florist and the antique store had a significant amount of smoke, but, fortunately, no fire or water damage. Cheryl has pictures on the blog if you'd like to check it out:
This has really renewed my faith in human nature. Everyone- policemen, firemen, investigators, insurance people, the restoration people, and you - my friends and customers, have all been empathetic, compassionate, helpful - just generally wonderful. Thank you.
The contractors hope to get started tomorrow; they have made CP2 a priority. The entire ceiling has to be pulled down and replaced, plus the walls need painting. I'm assured it will all be better than new. The firemen said that it was lucky that it was such an old building because it was so well built with concrete fire walls that prevented it spreading and very heavy beams that didn't burn all the way through!
I hope that I can reopen by the first of the year. BUT, I will not be sitting around eating bon-bons all the time! 
We are continuing classes, using the community room at Harwood Methodist Church. While I have to suspend my Wednesday card classes, Scraps Galore has agreed to host our Tuesday ladies' Paper Play on Wednesdays at 10:30am for the duration (another example of the kindness I've been shown).
MARK DECEMBER 11th on your calendars. That afternoon from 1 until 5, we'll celebrate the introduction of the 2012 Hero Arts catalog at Partyline Florist, 4200 4th St. There will be refreshments, Make & Takes, and the opportunity to buy some of the new products. I hope to see you soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Nancy Y
I hope to see you all on the 11th, I'm hoping to get a sneak peak on line, so I will know what I'm ordering ... haha!
I spoke with Elaine yesterday and she sounds wonderful and she is at home! Sherry is staying with her until support is in place with home health aides. She said it would probably be a couple of weeks before she can come back to class, but misses you all and can't wait to return.
I also spoke with Nancy Bruce who has a case of the yiks, she has been down with it for more than a week now, but was able to get out of the house for a little bit on Friday, so she thinks she's on the mend. We hope so Nancy, and if not GO SEE THE DOCTOR! *Ü*
Then I spoke with Bill, Sammie's husband and she's not doing well. She has been in bed since before the holiday. Hospice is keeping her comfortable. Their son and daughter in law were able to make the trip from San Antonio for Thanksgiving, and I hope that was a comfort to both Bill & Sammie.
Finally, did you need a cup o joe to make it through this novel ...
I would like to have our annual holiday luncheon and card exchange on a Tuesday with the hope that those people who have conflicts with Wednesday can make it on Tuesday, after all we are like a family ... maybe Nancy Y can join us for once, wouldn't that be fun!
So please leave a comment, I'm just going to throw a date out there, if this doesn't work tell me what will and majority rules! Tuesday, December 20, remember leave a comment so I have them all in one place, thanks!
Off to make smoked turkey enchilada's ... our traditional leftovers meal ... see you soon.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

11/23/2011 class @ CP2 (temporary location Scraps Galore)

Today's card is a result of reading Tim Holtz's blog a while back and the inability to find that post! So I racked my brain remembering we had done something similar quite some time ago! So this is the card we will be doing on Wednesday at Scraps Galore (until China Phoenix is open again) The technique is the card front, but with an added bonus of a gift card holder on the inside!
Once I decide who this is going to I will high light their age ...

For those of you that have been hanging out with me for some time now, here's the card I was talking about from April 2008 ...
For today's class along with your regular kit please bring
Strong adhesive (embossed paper need a little extra stick), foam tape,
and if you have it a foam blending tool and vintage photo/tea dye distress ink.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Card Donations

This Saturday November 19 will be the final packing for the Blue Star Mothers so I need all donations as soon as possible ... I will be at Scraps Galore on Monday and Wednesday of this week. I need to have the package ready for pick up on Wednesday, so cards need to be there 10 am, unless they are labeled and ready to be put in the box. Thank you for your support of this worthy organization and the soldiers do appreciate have cards to send home to friends & family.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

10/15/2011 class @ CP2(see changes)

So y'all have been receiving a gazillion emails from me ... sorry!
Without further ado, here is this weeks card!
Wednesday November 16, 10:30 am at Scraps Galore.
Please bring your class kit and foam adhesive/pop up dots and a corner rounder.
Birthday celebration for Sherry J & Sammie.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

11/8/2011 class @ CP2

In today's class we will be using sticky back canvas from Ranger,
I love the texture and the way it inks!
We will also be doing a bit of embossing & inking paper too!
Just the usual class kit for today.
Next week we will celebrate November birthdays (Sherry & Sammie)
and you will need to bring a corner rounder!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

11/1/2011 class @ CP2

Is it Sunday again ... here's the card we will be doing on Tuesday!
I love to recycle & reuse ... so here we go several ideas to repurpose into cards!
How many can you find ...
(hint ... I count 4!)
This week make sure you have foam tape & strong double sided adhesive in your class kit.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 11/19/2011

October is coming to a very quick end, time to start gearing up for the holiday season.
This will be our final class of the year, unbelievable!
Sticking with tradition we will be using the limited edition Studio G holiday stamps.
As our gift to you for being loyal consumers, we will give you a stamp set with each paid class or kit. We have also set aside extra sets so those of you in class can have the first opportunity to buy them. This class does fill quickly so if you are interested in attending or ordering a kit please
call Scraps Galore 858 1080 to reserve your spot!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10/25/2011 class @ CP2

Wells it's Sunday so that means it's time to post the sample for this Tuesday's class ...
Today we will be using a letterpress system. This enables you to print similar to
having something engraved. Great way to make multiple cards!
We will be adding a touch of color to the focal image with water color pencils,
so if you own some or prefer another medium please feel free to bring your own.
Other than than just the standard class kit will be needed.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

10/18/2011 class @ CP2

For the next two weeks we will be using our die cutting machines to create something other than plain die cuts! Today we will be using the new framelits by Sizzix in conjunction with Hero Arts!
These new products are stamps with coordinating dies.  
I used a Thanksgiving greeting but if you prefer you can use any sentiment you have, the label is approximately 1" x 3". We will also be using the new limited edition distress inks ... they are wonderful colors! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see y'all Tuesday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

10/11/2011 class @ CP2

Hello all hope your staying warm ... we're freezing since we haven't switched our swamp coolers over to the furnaces ... we also sprung 3 leaks in the house with the crazy rain we had a few nights ago!
Yes my craft room was one of them, it could have been a lot worse so I am grateful.
Now the mess is cleaned up and I'm ready to start creating again *Ü*
Here is this weeks card ... I just love those high tops!
Remember if you don't want to mess with the jumprings ...
bring some foam tape and just pop everything up!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

10/4/2011 class @ CP2

Speaking of Balloon Fiesta here is this weeks card ...
(masking & brayer)
Don't forget that we are celebrating October birthdays today ...
Nancy B and Bette ...
so bring your cards and eat light for today we have treats!

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 10/15/2011

September went by with a blink of an eye ...
but October brings us Balloon Fiesta, every year a breath taking sight. 
This has been a productive weekend for me and I have lot's to share!

Penny Black Holiday Sticker class is already 2/3 filled, so if you would like to attend or reserve a kit, call Scraps Galore @ 858 1080 tomorrow starting at 10 am.
Here are the samples ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rosh Hashanah 5772

Happy New year ... Shana Tova ...
may you be inscribed in the book of life
and sealed for a good year.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

9/27/2011 class @ CP2

Here we go the last of our holiday cards, I hope you have some ideas for your cards ...
time to get moving, October is right around the corner! 
Technique ... alcohol inks and transparency film ...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Card Donations

Yesterday I dropped of a 22 1/2 lb box filled with 747 cards that will be part of the packages that the Blue Star Mothers are preparing to send to our deployed soldiers. Their next and final shipment for 2011 will be in November. The boxes will be filled with necessities that can't always be obtained plus some holiday cheer for those serving throughout the holiday season. To find out more about this worthy organization and what they will need for the boxes please go to

So all my card making friends, while your sitting in front of the TV watching all the new shows, grab some of those cards you have received and just can't bear to get rid of and re purpose them. Cut off the front, adhere to a card back, place in an envelope and there you go, one more card that someone will really appreciate ... now on to the next card ... repeat ...
Drop them off at China Phoenix 2 or Scraps Galore clearly marked with my name or Blue Star Mothers! Now wasn't that simple *Ü* Seriously, thank you all for the donations, let's keep them coming. Any questions email me

Stay tuned their is one more charity that I support all year long but will be asking for your help during the holiday season! Coming soon ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thank you one & all for the birthday wishes via text, facebook & email ... it was a wonderful day! It started off with teaching at Scraps Galore, which we all know I love teaching only second to creating! Thank you for the cards, wishes, singing and sharing treats! You all made my day special. Then Evan, Alex & I went to see Brides Maids and had a good laugh, followed by dinner. Tonight the four of us will go out to eat again since Sami was working last night ... so the celebration continues! At the Tuesday class at CP2 we will be celebrating all the September birthdays so remember to bring your cards. See you then. Here's Tuesday card for those of you who like a sneak peak ...

Tim's water color technique with distress ink pads ...
speaking of DI did you see his limited release colors?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Q&E cards @ Scraps Galore 9/17/2011

Here we go Q&E class hot off the press ...
September 17, at 11am (my birthday *Ü*)
Reservations required, call Scraps Galore at 858 1080