Monday, October 27, 2014

What a beautiful day . . . sunny and blue skies! Don't you love the fall?

Our best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery to our friend Sue Coen. She has been in the hospital with some kind of respiratory issue, and her mom, Jeanie, has been with her every step of the way at the hospital. We send hugs to you both!

We had lots of fun in the Shadows of Halloween class on Saturday. The pop-up box card took up most of the time because they wanted to embellish and had a difficult time 'stepping away'! Seems there is always something more we might want to add to get it just right. These are all considered "works in progress" awaiting some additional finishing work and/or embellishments at home.
by Paula Gilpin

by Cari Rhoades

by Marcia Garner 

Additional cards were made but the 'photographer' forgot to take the photos. Thank you Marcia, Cari and Paula for sharing your works-in-progress with our blog readers.

Marj loves to use washi paper for die cutting. And she's so good at it!
by Marj Marion
In this card, she first stamped Magenta flourish (40.188 K) with Delicata Gold Ink over the front of the white folded A-6 card. Marj used Dreamweaver Snap and Peel double sided adhesive tape sheets to adhere all the die cuts. This makes it very easy to attach small die cuts to your project. She used Dreamweaver die set Nested Tea Cups (DG 683). Marj cut three tea cups from the Washi paper, and one little cup out of a swirled gold card stock. From the same gold card stock, Marj cut two decorative corners (Cheery Lynn's Lace Corner Deco A -- B 161), again using the Snap and Peel tape sheets. She hand- cut the swirls of washi paper to resemble steam. Finally, Marj stamped Tea is a work of Art (B 13224 Work of Art by Impression Obsession). Marj likes this Nested Cup set from Dreamweaver, as it can be used for both her Tea friends and her Coffee friends!

And Marj also shares a Christmas card that is so gorgeous! This card was part of the Dreamweaver Stencil class by Lynell Harlow at Art 'n Soul last week. Marj took it home to finish and this is what she created!
by Marj Marion
Dreamweaver Holly Swirls Background Stencil (LJ 891)
Dreamweaver Holly Swirls Die (DL 3005)
Black Stencil Paste over the "Merry Christmas" Dreamweaver Stencil
Dreamweaver Pins with Pearl Head
Green Silk Ribbon
Marj especially loves the new Dreamweaver Pins with Pearl Heads, which sold out while Lynell was at the store. Dreamweaver is on 'open catalog' status right now and you may order more of these Pins from Dreamweaver . . . I know I'm going to!

By the way, Marj's class on Tuesday, November 11, only has two spots left. If you want to be a part of this marvelous class, then stop in or call the store right away to sign up . . . 360.357.6820!

Tuesday, November 11, 1:00 pm to 4 pm
Come join the fun on Veteran’s day (state holiday) enjoy your day off, and come
join Marj  in making four cards (and maybe one or two bonus cards) using a
variety of interesting techniques and products. The cards are suitable for both beginning stampers as well as those with more experience. You will learn
some techniques with watercolor, die cuts, embossing folders and washi tape. Sign up early, as class is limited to 10 students, and no repeat class this time!
Please bring your basic kit, small trimmer, and if you like to use your own die
cut machine, you may bring it.  This helps reduce wait time for the machines,
but it is not required to bring it.

Heather Telford's watercolor card on the Penny Black blog is stunning. The vibrant color just pops out at you.

by Heather Telford for Penny Black

This one is for you, Linda B.

That's it for tonight. The rains have returned and if I want to keep my pumpkin carriage dry, I had better turn in. See you tomorrow!

I didn't know what these were until I looked at least 3 times!
Baby crocodiles catching a ride with mom!

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