Sunday, April 19, 2009

Upcoming Classes

I'll be teaching three classes coming up soon at Wiggles and Giggles in Wethersfield:

May 9 1:00pm - Sliding Suprise Card 2 hrs
This card is fun - when you pull the ribbon on the left side, a surprise panel opens up on the right side where you can put a second message, or attach a gift card.

May 30 1:00pm - Double Pocket Fold Card 1 1/2 -2 hrs
This is a card that is made from one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" double-sided cardstock. You can customize it all kinds of ways.

June 13 12:30pm - Scrapbooking with Photo Mosaics - 4 hrs
Here I'll teach the technique Tami Potter uses for those great mosaic pages. We'll do one page together with photos I supply to learn the technique, and then I'll lead the group into customizing their own 2nd page with their own photos.

This is not the page we will do, but it gives you an idea of the technique:

My First Publication!!!!!

Just got the news Friday that I'm going to be published for the first time! Woohoo! Scrap and Stamp Arts is publishing my Outlines Splash card. It will either be in Scrap and Stamp Arts or Just Cards! - don't know which yet, but I'm thinking Scrap and Stamp Arts because the call was for beach themed items. This is the card that was accepted:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Layout

I had an assignment with the design team for my local store, Wiggles and Giggles to use some of the "Are We There Yet?" papers and embellishments. I had taken some video of my granddaughter, Leyda, last Christmas singing in the car and thought it would work well for this one. She had gotten an iPod for Christmas (who in the world gets a 7-year-old an iPod? Anyway, she was singing all the way down the road at the top of her little lungs "I Wuv Wock n Woll!" and "Big Guwls Don't Cwy!"

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New printer/scanner!

I just got a new all-in-one and it will accept document sizes of 11.7x17 - so you can finally expect some scrapbook pages to get in here now! Woohoo! I can't wait to start scanning!

My Daughter Got Her First House!

My daughter and her husband just bought their first home. They are so excited! I made this to hang in the living room. In the very small print you can barely see in this photo, I put "For my daughter's first house" on the left, and my initials and date on the right.
One kind of heart-breaking story about this. I had pondered and pondered about whether I wanted to say Welcome to our Home, Welcome Friends or Welcome to The Marshalls'. I decided the Marshalls would make it more personal. Well, Judy's oldest, Leyda, has a different daddy and her last name is Sanders. When Judy opened the package, and Leyda saw it, she said "That doesn't include me." Oh- heart-wrenching! I'm going to have to write her a letter and tell her that it VERY MUCH includes her!!!