Life is what you make it

"LIFE should not be a Journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body but RATHER TO SKID IN BROADSIDE, THOROUGHLY USED UP, TOTALLY WORN OUT and LOUDLY PROCLAIMING WOW WHAT A RIDE" many authors

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Sunday to you

After church today I assembled the backs of the broaches my GAs (1st - 6th grade girls) made for the elder ladies of the church. They are giving them to the ladies at our Annual Tea. I am very proud of the work the girls did and how stunning they did indeed turn out. They did 70 tiles in total..

Recently our stamp club took a field trip to a scrap store in Naples and we did these two projects.  Lunch was provided and it was a great and fun afternoon. The butterfly card is from a popular paper company named Kan Ban.  Great stuff.

THEN, this week I received some fun mail! Love fun mail. My friend Hayley owner of made me this. So cool.  I am so glad that the letters R A T also spell "Art" :D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Classes went great!

We had a great time getting all creative yesterday.  There were a few that had not stamped before and they rocked it! Everyone's projects looked great. I had a friendly face from the past when I taught at PJ's and met a great group of ladies.

I am greatly looking forward to May's classes and hope to see you all then.  Pictures of May's class samples are 2 posts down from this post.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Please bring to Class on Saturday

If you already have the following items please bring them.  IF you dont own it and dont know what it is, no worries, you can use it in class and see if you like it before you buy it. ;)  Having your own supplies just speeds up class. Looking forward to Saturday. See you then.

Bring to class: Basic kit. be sure to include scissors, Beacon's  glue, heat gun and any of the materials that I have listed below that you own and want to use in class.
Materials used
·         Stamps  :Stampers Anonymous stamps V2-920  (leaf botanical), Tim Holtz collection U3-1159(lace), U5-1160 (flourish) and V4-1096 (cart postale)
·         Stazon inks :Timber brown and Olive
·         Stickles glitter
·         Golden or Liquitex Gel  medium : Heavy Gel Gloss
·         Tim Holtz alcohol inks (pinks , purples, yellows, oranges , brown and greens
·         Tim Holtz Distress inks ( pink, straw, peeled paint, walnut, antique linen and old linen)
·         heat gun
·         hand towel/ craft towel that can get stained,  to wipe off hands
·         gold leafing pen
·         Color Box Stylus and foam tips
·         Beacon's glue

For the Distress/Crackle class
Bring to class your basic kit plus be sure to include scissors,  heat gun and any of the materials that I have listed below that you own and want to use in class.

Materials used:

    ·         Tim Holtz Distress inks: Mahogany, peeled paint, straw and walnut
·         Stazon on : Timber brown and Olive
·         Tim Holtz alcohol inks : meadow and yellow
·         Stamp : Stampers Anonymous  J3- 976 (Life is not measured)
·         Edge distressers
·         Light colored acrylic paints in very pale cream, sage and white pearlescent
·         Beacon's glue
·         Heat gun