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December 12, 2010

in Tom Holtz 12 Tags, Uncategorized

Hello to all my CLM Tim Holtz fans.  Here are the other tags we will be creating this week in class. I still haven’t seen Trisha’s final offering.  It will be a surprise for all of us!!  I know it uses TH’s ornament die.

On Monday, Trisha will show us how to make this tree tag:

tree 2

And I will be teaching this tag:


Then on Tuesday, we will be making the awesome looking Santa/Stocking tag by Trisha that is shown on this week’s email contact.  The second tag will be this snowman:


Lastly, on Wednesday I will be teaching you how to create this Partridge in a Pear Tree tag:


I’m sure it will be a I’m sad it’s over/I’m glad it’s over kind of day!!  But we will be cheered by the knowledge that we don’t have to wait a whole year to make Xmas tags again.  We will definitely be doing the 2010 12 Tags of Christmas in July, 2011. And remember, it’s not too late to sign up for Tuesday’s or Wednesday’s class.  So call the store at 541-469-2187 before these classes are gone.


Allene card

I just love this card.  Simple but really fun to make.  The tree stamp is from Hero Arts.  First press Broken China Distress Ink onto the stamp, then add a bit of Faded Jeans to the edges.  Lightly spritz with a mini-mister loaded with water and a bit of pearl Perfect Pearls.  You could use Glimmer Mist Pearl for this step.  Then stamp on watercolor paper.  Lovely, don’t you think?  Repeat the process for the second tree. Once dry, cut the trees out.  Stamp the snowflake using Stazon opaque white or Brilliance moonlight.  The blue cardstock is one of the Hero Arts hues.  Cut or tear a piece of white for the snow at the bottom.  Stamp the text “Merry & Bright” (also Hero Arts).  Adhere the trees.  The one on top is attached with dimensional adhesive.  Those star gems by Hero Arts add just the perfect finishing touch.  Love this card.  Thanks Allene for teaching us how to make this card.

Now for the special savings part: mention this blog and get 25% off mini-mister 3 packs, any distress ink pad, or any perfect pearls set.

Three cards still to go…see you on my next post!


Chris card 1

This is a stunning card designed by Chris Liles that uses the Hero Arts flourish stamp.  The stamp is embossed using white powder.  A simple ribbon, button, and felt snowflake combine to make a beautiful card that is quick and easy to make.  Check out how this looks with just a simple color change:

Chris card 2

With this card, we just turned the card on its side and added Hero Arts flowers to make a faux poinsettia.  Just like the previous card, the flourish was embossed with white but this time on berry paper.  What a simple but beautiful change.  I could easily see myself making 25- 50 of these to send all my friends and family, while keeping the holiday card making stress-free.  We sold out of this stamp on World Card Making Day but more have been ordered.  Call the store and reserve yours today!  Mention this blog and get a 25% discount off the stamp and the flowers!

Happy stamping….


New Goodies

March 24, 2010

in Uncategorized

I thought it was time to share with you some of the awesome new stuff that has arrived in the store just this week.

Check out these Vintage Buttons by Bazzill:

vintage buttons

Next, I got in an order from Technique Tuesday, one of my favorite companies.  They have more wonderful chipboard for scrapbookers like this:

technique tuesday 12x12

I love the way they include page layout ideas right in the package.  For those of you who take Jacki’s class on Saturday morning, be watching for a great page kit she picked up to do in her class.

Technique Tuesday has also come up with these great card kits.    each kit comes with all the supplies to make 5 cards.  You get pre-cut papers, clear stamps, acrylic block, ink, well everything you need to make the 5 cards shown on the front plus some extras to make something of your own design. I will be teaching a class next month using one of these kits.  This one is for sale now:

technique tuesday cards

I am loving the new Smooch spritz sprays by Clear Snap.  We practically sold out of the first set of colors.  We got in the new set of colors plus more of the first set.  Here is a picture of that new set (the “Wine” is a very nice color):

smooch spritz

The last thing I’d like to share with you is a new set of Easter cling stamps from Our Daily Bread.  If you are looking to make some cards for Resurrection Sunday, you will love these:

easter 1

easter 2

easter 3

Tomorrow is Make ‘n Take Thursday.  We’ll be making a card using an adorable bunny stamp by Inkadinkado (thanks Dottie for the card idea).  For the demo, we will be exploring a watercolor technique using Gelly Roll metallic pens and Outline Stickers (another new product that came in this week).  You will love this coloring option for your stamped or scraped projects.

Wishing you a day filled with ART.


For the past three years, I have been a fan of the “One Little Word” idea.  If you aren’t familiar with the concept, the idea is to select a word – yep, just one word – and let it be your guide/inspiration for the coming year.  I love doing something new with the New Year.  So this is a small thing to do  that you can keep to yourself or share publicly.  It’s really up to you how you use it.  For more information on the topic, check out Allie Ewards’ blog here.

As I said, this will be my third year to pick a word (or perhaps it is that the word picked me).  My words so far:

2008: Glorify

2009: Joy

2010: Hope

It is sometimes helpful to find something to remind you of your word.  Last year I found this cool not-so-little word block JOY on sale at Fred Meyer.  It was even 50% off since it was part of their after Christmas sale.

2009 one little word 2009 one little word

Now as the year draws to a close, I plan to do some piece of art that expresses what I have learned about Joy this year.  I’m thinking a scrapbook page but more to come as I complete that project.  But for now I just want to encourage you to check out this idea and see if it might not be something you want to try this year.

And here is by “reminder” item for my 2010 word.

the higher our hopes the brigher our days the higher our hopes the brigher our days


Where are your tags?? Where are your tags??

Well, it was a decidedly crazy and fun time making Tim’s 12 tags of Christmas 2009.   Fun to play with all those new techniques with some of the best friends a girl can have.  But crazy trying to get all the cool supplies in and all that with Christmas fast approaching.  So what I want to know is, what have you done with your tags?  I got this great idea from Dottie; she even gave me the swag.  I put the swag over the bar in my house as it  seems that all of our windows have shades that need to be pulled down when the sun hits that side of the house (yes, even though we live in Oregon we do occasionally see the sun). I think they look great hanging on the greenery.  Plus they are on display for everyone else to see and enjoy.

Here’s a close up:

oh pretty little tags oh pretty little tags

So tell me, where have you put your tags?  Take a picture if you can.  And thanks, Dottie, for the great idea.


Halloween Tags

October 21, 2009

in Uncategorized

Halloween tags in the window

Halloween tags in the window

Aren’t these tags just too darn cute for words?  This is what Dottie made me.  And this is what you see in the window looking in from the outside.  each tag has a letter on it to say “Halloween.”

now for the inside….

tags in 1

tags in 2

tags in 3

Each one is different and so stinking cute.  I feel so blessed to have a friends who support the store like this.  I think Dottie needs to teach some classes, don’t you?


Happy Halloween

October 20, 2009

in Uncategorized



We made these bag toppers at the free demo on Thursday.  We used the “Get Rollin’ ” wheel.  This clever roller has an adhesive strip that allows you to stick any clear stamps on the surface and make your own wheeled design.  Well, of course, they need to be small enough to fit.   I used a Hero Arts leaf set but wouldn’t this work great with flowers, or butterflies, or snowflakes, or…check out your clear sets and see what you have.  I love a new product that uses what I already have, don’t you?  This project is easy enough for kids to do.  Pick out two or three colors of dye ink and get rollin’!  For the snack, I used caramel corn and Crunch n Munch but I bet chocolate candy would be good too.  And if it was wrapped, you could give it away as a “treat” on Halloween.

Wait ’til you see what Dottie made for me.  I’ll take photos today and post it tonight.  And to think I don’t even like Halloween.


Make n Take

September 6, 2009

in Uncategorized

fall make n take

We made a terrific fall card on Thursday.  I just wanted to post it so you could all see a nice simple idea for a great looking autumn card.  I even like the way the leaves look a little curled just like the real things.  And the glitter looks like rain, don’t ya think?  We used brilliance inks and some of the Prism card stock.  Join us this coming Thursday for another fun time at Creating Lasting Memories.


Intro to Quilling sample card

Intro to Quilling sample card

Robin gave me her card sample for the Intro to Quilling class today at church.  It is so beautiful.  I’m going to have to see if I can get someone to cover for me on Friday, August 21, 2009, so I can take the class.  Robin has these delicate little fingers and I can just see her making these sweet little flowers.  This is a great class for any afficionado of detail.