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Friday, October 30, 2009

November 7, 2009 Card Class

Want to get a jumpstart on your holiday cardmaking? Well, then you don’t want to miss this class. We will make 4 cards and a cardholder. Why spend $5 on one card, when you can get 4 (plus a holder) for just $15. Yes, for $15 you can make 4 beautiful Christmas cards that your family, friends, and co-workers would be happy to receive.

If that wasn’t enough, Michelle Jerome, our Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, will join us for a free session on tag making for the Holidays. You don’t want to miss out on making some really cool tags using the latest punches and stamps from Stampin’ Up.

To keep the cost down, I am asking that you BYOL&B (Bring your own lunch and beverage). I will supply snacks and a light snack for breakfast.

I hope that you can join us! The class is limited to 20 people and you can sign up by emailing me at to reserve a spot. The class will take place at the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College, 2900 Featherstone Road, Bloomfield Hills in Room F103.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

DP3 Challenge

Hello everyone!  I am posting my 3rd Bella & Bronte challenge entry.  I decided to use Mo’s Kai image to make seasonal calendar. 
View DP 3 Challenge Kai's Seasonal Calendar

Here's the finished product.  A desk organizer!

I wanted a calendar to use in my home office and decided to create my own using these cute images.  After looking through my HUGE collection of Mo images, I discovered that the Kai images were by season.  I don't know if Mo did that on intentionally, but it worked for me and for this challenge. The best way to view it is to click on the link above then click on slide show.  I apologize that some of the pictures may be fuzzy.  I have a new camera and I'm trying to figure out how to work it.  Anyways, thanks to Mo's DTs for their wonderful comments and for the challenges.  I look forward to next Thursday's challenge.

Hope you like it!
Happy cardmaking!!
Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DP2 Challenge #2: Fall Colors


Here’s my entry for Mo’s oops Bella & Bronte’s Challenge. 

I love this winter squirrel and have made four cards using him so far!

I hope that you enjoy it and I hope that I win!!

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Thanks for looking!

Happy Cardmaking!!

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, just opportunities for creativity.

I apologize…

Sorry I haven’t been posting on a regular basis, but grad school classes have me pretty busy.  I just finished one class and will start another next Friday.  Aarrghh!! 

SAVE THE DATE!!!  I wanted to let you know that I have another card class coming up on November 7th.  We will make some really cool Christmas cards and learn how to use Copic markers.  I will post more details later along with pictures of some of the cards we will make.

Here’s one card that I did for my friend Brenda to give to her sister.  The digi stamp of the dog is actually another Mo image that she created for the winner of the “purple” card challenge. 

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Well that is all for now. 

Happy Cardmaking!!

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, just opportunities for creativity.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DP2 Challenge

This is the card I created for Bella & Bronte’s “perple” card challenge.  I  LOVE purple too (hence the blog name). 

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Card Making Day!

I know that I have been posting a lot of pictures using Digital Stamps or digis and I wanted to take a moment to explain what they are and how they work.  Digis are illustrations by artist (like Mo or Dustin) and in my personal opinion they allow for more creativity than traditional rubber stamps (which I still love). 

Digis are easy to use.  Once you have purchased the digi stamp that you like, you can color them using a variety of different mediums, such as Copic markers, CTMH markers or even crayons.  If you want to see some beautiful creations using digis,check out and go to Mo’s Digi group.  The ladies that are apart of that group really create some awesome cards using digis.  This isn’t to say I don’t, but they are my inspiration.

You can save your digis on your computer and use them over and over again.  They are very easy to store,  which is another benefit compared to rubber stamps.  Another benefit is the versatility of digis, which you can see by looking through my gallery.  Again, I still love my rubber stamps and actually a lot of artist that started out creating just digis are now creating rubber stamps, so it’s all about your preference. 

Happy Card making!

Remember:  There are no mistakes in card making, just opportunities for creativity!

If you are interested in trying out digis before purchasing them, check out Elizabeth Dulemba website where she offers free images.  NOTE:  Make sure you read her “Angel Policy” before downloading the images.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

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We will find a cure!!

Sue Nelson and I

Sue Nelson and I
2009 Rubber Stamp Convention