Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spotlight on the Holiday Expressions Catalog Blog Hop!!

for stopping by to enjoy our 
Spotlight on the 
Holiday Expressions Catalog
Blog Hop!

Today, 30 consultant artists are sharing artwork 

they've created using products from this catalog:

 If you've just arrived here from JEANIE's BLOG
then you are on the correct path.

One of the stamp sets just I fell in love with when I first saw 
the catalog is this set, Harvest Wreath D1662 (shown on page 13).
I immediately saw that this set could be way more versatile than it first appears. More than just a "Harvest" and "Thanksgiving" set, I knew that these stamps could easily be used to make a "Christmas" wreath and wreaths for many other occasions as well.

So first, I created the obvious, a traditional-looking Thanksgiving card:
This standard-size card (above) features the White Pines X7200B paper collection that is also featured in the Holiday Expressions Catalog. The ink colors I used include Champagne, Chocolate, Fern, and Sorbet. I loved discovering that these papers could so easily be utilized for more than just Christmas as well!! By adding just a little bit of Sorbet ink and Coral shimmer trimmer to the card, I included enough of an orange hue to give the card a more "Autumn-y" look and feel. 
And, how cute are those pears?!! lol. I just love them.

 The next standard-size card I made (above) also features the White Pines X7200B paper collection. This time the ink colors I used include Champagne, Chocolate, Fern, and Cranberry. I used the "Good Cheer" sentiment that is included in this stamp set, but could have also substituted a more Christmas-y sentiment from a variety of other stamp sets if I had chosen to. The pomegranates were stamped with Cranberry ink using the second generation stamp rolling technique.

Lastly, here is a side-by-side view of both cards (below) so you can see how similar (but different!) my cards are. I love to use one card layout design in multiple ways to come up with a variety of different cards. It's just so fun and easy to do!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my creations!
Now you can continue on with the hop
and be inspired by more creative ideas
by visiting MICHELLE's BLOG next.
Enjoy the hop!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Frame It Up! (for Halloween) Class!

Come join us to create this "frightfully cute"
one-page decorative layout, the perfect home decor!

Monday, October 12th (2pm-5pm)
at Jen's house in Barstow Heights.

-or- you can Order your "Kit-TO-GO"
if you will be unable to attend in person.
(I deliver free to local customers.
For mail-order customers, the exact cost of postage
to send the materials to your location will be added).

For $35, your kit will include one of our "Designed Decor" shadow box frames (choose Black or Colonial White) to show off your 12x12 artwork! The high-quality frame has a hinged back (magnetic closure) that opens for easy loading, so you can change the decor inside as often as you wish. The theme this month is HALLOWEEN, and the page we're creating can be customized to fit your favorite 5x7 or 4x6 photo
(tall or wide). Please bring/purchase from me your own adhesive, including glue dots and 3-d mounting tape, to use.

Class attendees also have the option to: 
* Make the single-page layout only for $7!
* Make the companion page also for $5 more ($12 total).
-or- * Choose a shadow box frame, plus
Make both pages for $40 total!

The companion page (above) is faster to put together than the first, and it coordinates with the framed page, so that when you change/replace the page in your frame with another, you will have two pages that can go into an album together.

In early November, we'll create another page for our 
frames (FALL-themed) that you can make with me
(or purchase a kit-to-go) for just $7 each, 
$5 more ($12 total) to add the companion page, 
and/or $35 or $40 if you want your kit 
to include another frame.

In early December, 
I'll offer another (CHRISTMAS-themed) page,
and so on and so on...
I'll keep offering new pages each month
so you can change your frame decor to fit
each upcoming holiday/season!
These frames make great gift items too,
so you may want to consider creating
more than one with me or invite a friend!

Space is limited to no more than 10 guests this first time!

Payments to reserve your class materials are due ASAP
or will be accepted at the class 
(as long as I still have kits left-over to sell).
Pre-payment guarantees your spot (sorry, no refunds).
If for some reason you are unable to attend the class,
you will still receive all materials pre-cut,
stamped, and ready-to-assemble.

Cash, personal Checks, and PayPal
(online payments to 
are accepted.

You can also RSVP online here:

THANK YOU to my fellow consultant friend,
Joanie Stanclift, who designed this 0h-so-cute framed page,
and who so generously shared this amazing
class idea with me!