Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tattered Floral Challenge

An alcohol ink Tattered Floral....all in peri right through eggplant....stamped with Jet Black Archival.....and a ticket stamped with a favorite saying....didn't photograph too well, but it is beautiful in person....I think it is the metal background reflecting in the camera....of well...I am entered!  Happy St. Patrick's Day all!

March Tim Holtz Tag Entry

My take on the March my Christmas version...which actually looks better in person than in the photo...not sure why....oh get the idea!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Tags and Page Classes

March Tag Class
Saturday, March 23rd, 10-Noon
Make Tim's March Easter Tag and a cute Christmas tag too!  We'll play with the new Distress paints and the tinsel - as well as a little alcohol ink - can you spot it in the picture?   Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft mat, sanding block, and adhesive.   Only a few spots left!!

January Page Class
Saturday, March 23rd 2:15-4:00
Yep, the Janaury Page - and the March page too - see below!!

We'll play with Dylusions sprays, Distress inks, and lots of Idea-ology!  Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft pick, craft mat, sanding block, distresser, heat gun and adhesive (including lots of pop dots).   If you would like to add your photos in class, I used a 5" x 7" main photo and a 4" x 2" complementary photo.  If you have the following things, please bring them along:  distress inks in iced spruce, stormy sky or broken china, rusty hinge, distress stains - the metallics and Tim Holtz mini stapler. 

Distress March Page
Saturday, March 23rd 12:30-2:00 pm
This page is based on Tim's March Easter tag!!  We will play with the new Distress paints as well as Dylusions sprays.   Please bring to class:  Scissors, brown distress ink (vintage photo, tea dye or frayed burlap) and blending tool, craft pic, craft mat, heat gun and adhesive.  Think bunnies, little metal flowers, sprayed get the idea....doesn't sound too grungy, but it 's fun!  If you have a distress ink called Mustard Seed, please bring that and a blending tool.  The page was designed for a 5" x 7" photo, although I had to crop mine down to 5" x 5"; I think it might look better with a 5x7.  Two 4"x6" stacked to form an 8" x 6" might work too.  Hope to see you in class!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Secret Garden Book Class

The new Graphic 45 Secret  Paper finally arrived on Warwick Street and I have designed the spring book class.  It is an hand stitched accordion book filled with flowers and butterflies all in lovely pastel palette.  The book has eight 5"x7" panels on each side.  There is plenty of room for adding photos and journaling. Below are two sets of panels from the pink and blue side of the book.  As always, there are lots of ribbons, gems and little surprises throughout the book.

The book would make a fabulous Mother's Day gift, a gift for any gardener in your life, a tribute book about a loved one or a special treat just for you!  The class is being taught on three Saturdays in April at my favorite stores:

Scrapbooks, Too
Bloomington, MN  952-884-0885
Saturday, April 6th
Class one:  9:00 am -12:30 pm  (only two spots left)
Class two:  2:00 pm - 5 pm

Anchor Paper
St. Paul, MN 651-783-5955
Saturday, April 13th
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Crafters Haven
Minneapolis, MN  612-729-9035
Saturday, April 20th 
11:00 am - 3 pm

Please call the stores directly to register for the class.  The price is $60. 
You will need to bring to class a scissors, your favorite adhesives including glue or tape runner for adhering pages, pop dots for elevation and micro dots or a glue pen for tiny things, Tea Dye Distress Ink and a blending tool, a craft mat if you own it, and finally, a craft pick or gem tool.  If you do are not sure what these things are or do not own them, the kind people at the stores will be more than happy to help you buy them.  They are all basic scrapbooking tools you will use again and again

Your class kit will include all the papers, ribbons, gems, embellishments and die cut pieces you will use to make the book.  You will leave class with a finished book – ready for you to add your own photographs, titles and journaling.  

I would love to see you in class and hope you can join us for a fun event!