Monday, July 28, 2008


I forgot to post the credits for my class project is a list of supplies:

Ledger background paper (lumiere): from La Paperie No. 1 Paper Pack by Jen Wilson
Yellow vertical paper (definingflowers): from Nostalgia No. 1 Paper Pack by Jen Wilson
Blue patterned paper: from Keeping Up with the Jones - Home kit by Trish Jones
Striped patterned paper: from King Me kit by Katie Pertiet
Red paper strip: from Meaning 4 Elements pack by Jen Wilson
Flourish frame: from Shmootzy Frames, Vol. 3 by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Flourish brush: from A La Mode Brush Set by Mary Ann Wise
Hemp tie ribbon: from Star Chasers kit by Katie Pertiet
Jewelry Tag: from Tiny Tags set by Linda Gil Billdal
Button: from Barcelona kit by Lynn Grievson

Thanks to all the amazing designers for there wonderful creations.

I Caved In!

I haven't been posting lately because I seem to always be on the Fair Access Policy threshold. I caved in and went to a higher bandwidth so now i have a little more freedom to post. I was saving my bandwidth for my (Fabulous) online classes at I have taken an ACDSEE class with Heidi Vanyo and a Photography class(which is still going on) with Candice Stringham and now a Digi:In Deep class with Jessica. I also have stamped a few times with my stamping friends plus have been making save the date cards for 2 nieces and working on a wedding favor for another close friend. I thought I would show you a little of what i have been up to lately.

This card is using a new SU! up and coming hostess set and new cardstock color....more info coming soon!

Carolyn came up with the next card. She used a SU! set called Embrace Life with Mellow moss, Groovy Guava & I believe we used Ruby Red. The sentiment is unknown. Thanks Carolyn for such a nice card.

Marie came up with the brown card, I cheated & used another up & coming SU! set and the flower is from Happy Harmony, another SU! set. The corners were cut by Sam on her Cricut.
Another nice card...Thanks Marie.

Here is a layout using a tutorial I found on Jessica's blog. I wasn't going to post this but my friend Jenn is making me do it so she can see it. The paper is by mzimmerman from smiles & Joy the flourish is AVictoria web challenge103 at Designer Digitals. I apologize I am not familiar with all my fonts & I should have written this down.

Rachele came up with this Watermelon card folder that I said I would post but haven't yet so here it is Rachele......and by the Way who said you could be in Calif on your birthday. I was all set to bring you your birthday goodie & Jenn told me to save my gas because you weren't home. Happy belated Birthday!!!! I will get your goodie to you now that I found out you are back.
The next two cards were inspired by Michelle Wooderson . I love her blog. She always has the best stuff to inspire & case. She doesn't know it but i am a frequent lurker on her blog. Well work the visit.

I saw this card in an old Creating Keepsakes magazine & tweaked it a tad but not much. Sentiments were done on the computer.

This is the awesome class I took today at Jessica's. i started this class at 6am & worked on it until 2:30 in the afternoon. I did stop for lunch & a couple of breaks. What a challenge, i think I will need to do this layout a few more time(many more) to remember all the steps that we were taught today. I love this class! Tons of classmates were saying WOW! and they are right. Anyway thanks for looking. Hopefully I will post a little more regular now that i have a little more freedom.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Jessica Sprague ShaZAM Challenge

Jessica Sprague has a photo challenge so I took it.

She has a wonderful tutorial on how to make your pictures POP and is giving away a custom made camera strap....go check it out here.

Jessica offers several tutorials for pictures & photoshop on her Spraguelab site but the best is her classes. I am sad because today is the last day of our Now we're Rockin' class. I have learned so much from her and it just makes me want to learn more. I am also taking a photography class taught by Candice Stringham through Jessica's site so I will keep busy until the Deep in Digi class starts.

I know, I know....I do have some cards to post, I just need to capture them on the camera first.

Have a super Sunday!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

2 page spread

We haven't been stamping lately so all I have to post is my last class lesson which is a 2 page spread. I loved this class at . If you are thinking about trying your hand at learning Photoshop, I highly recommend taking Jessica's class. She truly makes learning fun and easy. You have access to her video tutorials forever so if you forget you can go back and review as many times as necessary. I can't wait for the next class & then there is 1 more after that. I hope she continues to come up with more classes.

Yellow paper: from the Bohemian Summer by Michelle Coleman
Green paper: from
Beautiful Journey paper pack by Michelle Coleman
Scalloped mask: from the
Serendipity Element Pack by Michelle Coleman
Flourish brush (brown): from the
Boho Flourish Brush set by Michelle Coleman
Swirl brush (white): from the
Delightful kit by Michelle Coleman
Oval tag: from the
Apron Strings 2 kit by Leora Sanford
Twill ribbon: from the
Twilled Phrases set by Jackie Eckles
Alpha: Jessica Sprague

I did try one more page on my own using the supplies from my class to show you what else has been going on here. My daughter, her husband and my 3 grandsons are staying with us til they find a house and their dog had puppies.....6 of them, so between my four dogs, her 2 dogs and 6 puppies.....(YEP, that's 12 dogs) we have been busy. The pups will be 6 weeks old next week so they will be finding new homes soon. They sure are cute and playful.
Well I am going stamping today. I will post the cards later.....including the project I finished that Rachele came up with. (She didn't think I finished it) Happy hump day to all!