Monday, March 13, 2017
My friend Liz is a Stampin' Up demonstrator and she has the best cardmaking days every month. She's super organized - each sample card is set up with a box with pre-cut papers, plus all the stamps, tools and embellishments you need to make it. We each pick a different box to start and then we rotate them around the group so everyone has a chance to make the cards they want. I used watercolor pencils to make this background for the dragonflies.
Even though I love her designs, I usually go rogue and create my own. This ice cream stamp set is super cute!
I love an 1/8" hole punch - perfect for the center of the green flowers - and this gold glitter cardstock is delicious. So fun to play with all her stamps, punches and tools!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Finally getting around to posting some of the greeting cards I've made recently - once a month I get together with a few friends at a local coffee shop to make cards - today was that day, so relaxing and fun. Crafting is indeed therapy.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
I just love this little chipboard dress form embellishments. They look great plain or with heat-embossed stamping. Stripes and zig-zag washi tape make a cool contrast and black/white/kraft is a great color palette, too.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I enjoyed creating patterns with single stamps for these handmade greeting cards. The mandalas look great floating across this thank-you card. The chevron stamp looked cute and casual with alternating colors, as did the heart stamp.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
You're probably seeing lots of safety pins since the election - people wearing them, social media profile pictures and the hashtag #safetypin.
After the election, people decided to do what the UK did after Brexit and use a safety pin as a symbol of safety for their fellow neighbors, especially those people in our society's marginalized groups who might feel scared or unsafe with our country's recent surge in overt racism, xenophobia, homophobia and misogyny. When you see the pins, you know these people eschew hate and are safe to talk to, sit next to or walk beside.
I will be selling my handmade cards at a small craft fair tomorrow at the Wild Hair Salon (10am-4pm) in Concord. I wanted to do something meaningful for a local organization that helps people, so I made a special batch of cards with a safety pin embellishment. I plan to donate 100% of the proceeds from these cards to the Rainbow Community Center here in my town.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Monday, November 07, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
I'm teaching a fun photo cube ornament class on Tuesday, November 29th (5:30-7:30pm) at Mimi's Cafe in Concord, California.
All supplies for making this ornament are included - I'll have a nice variety of papers and embellishments to work with. Plus a signed copy of my craft project book, Craft Your Stash, is included, too! Ordering food and drink from the restaurant is optional and no-host.
This makes a great gift or a cute addition to your holiday décor. Plus we'll be eating, drinking and having fun - visit the Art Happy Hours site to register. Be sure to use the FB30 discount code at checkout to save 30%!