Here are a few projects I've been working on. I have always loved
Graphic 45 paper, and they have really out done themselves with their
newest collections. I particularly love Le' Romantique and On the
Boardwalk. Hope you enjoy!
I'm in the middle of a mad dash to get all of my classes finalized for the spring quarter. I'm finishing up samples, and coming down the home stretch. I'm working on some really exciting stuff!! I have two very special day long workshops, and I lost count of how many card classes. I'll be doing a class on the Pop-up Round Mini Album that's going to be published in the April issue of Scrapbooking.com Magazine, so stay tuned for that. I can't unveil anything yet, but I thought I'd give you a tiny glimpse. Spring Class Kickoff is Saturday, March 13th from 10am until noon at Memories Galore (Brandermill) and 1:30pm until 3:30pm at West End location.
the Winter Olympics this week has been exciting... and tense!
With each game's start you can't help but to share in the moment
with the athletes and somehow feel like you are in Vancouver.
While the medal counts and record-breaking results make news
headlines, it is the behind-the-scenes stories that matter
Interviews with athletes--both who won
and who didn't--give us insight into the journey that they have
taken and how it felt... either great elation or defeat.
However, there has been an amazing sense of pride in the athletes,
as each has said that they came to do their best and leave it
all at the Games.
There's a lesson we can learn from
this... do we approach each day to do our best and leave it all
in those precious hours before we retire for the night?
Do we take the time to relish in the moments that we have been
given and pay respect for the blessings in our lives through
memory perservation? An interesting perspective indeed,
but a relevant analogy, don't you think? We may not ski
moguls or perform triple axle jumps, but we do capture and save
memories... leaving our families with a sporting chance to know
and remember what mattered most!
Here's to the sport
of scrappin', Angela and Michele
all cardmakers! Get out your bone folders and Scor-Tape,
Memories Galore is having a Card Challenge! Each
month we'll announce a new challenge such as sketches, themes,
designer papers, and more! Make your card creations to
meet the challenge, return them to Memories Galore by
the required date, and be eligible to win fun prizes! The
winning entry will be displayed at Memories Galore,
and all entries will be donated to a non-profit charitable organization.
Ready, set, let’s go…
February is the month of love and romance,
and nothing is more romantic than Graphic 45’s Le’
Romantique paper collection. Create a card using any of
Graphic 45’s newest collections (Le’ Romanitque,
On the Boardwalk, or A Proper Gentleman, all available
at Memories Galore) and include any embellishments that
you like. Your card will be judged on creativity, design,
technique, and use of Graphic 45 designer paper. Return your cards to either Memories
Galore location by Sunday, March 7thin an envelope marked “Febuary Card Challenge: Melissa Samuels.” A
winner will be annouced in the March 14th newsletter.
This month’s prize is a $10 gift card to Memories Galore!
Good luck and happy cardmaking! Card entries cannot be
returned, but will be donated to a non-profit charitable organization.
to be truly impressed and delighted by the public recognition
bestowed upon our talented teachers! Our card teacher extraordinaire,
Melissa Samuels won the card sketch challenge on BoBunny's blog with this beautiful card. She is very
modest about the card's simple elegance and humbled by winning.
The card uses BoBunny's Flutter Butter collection and captures
the essence of elegant sentiments. Congratulations, Melissa!
I wanted to share this beautiful Valentine card I received from Anne B. Of course, as the card teacher, there's nothing I cherish more than a handmade card! It's so adorable! On the back of the card beside her "Hand Stamped by Anne" stamp there is a cute little stamp that reads "Made With Kitty Supervision" and a paw print. How cute! Anne, thanks for the card & the heart-shaped peppermint patties with the pink center, yummo!
My good friend, and partner in crime, Melissa T. sent me a text yesterday to let me know Memories Galore just got in the new colors of Tim Holtz distress ink and Rock Candy Stickles. Everyone who knows me knows that those are my two favorite scrapbooking things in the entire world! I was already teaching a class, and in the mood to shop, so this is what happened. I HAD to have Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet, and Pumice Stone distress ink along with the new Clear Rock Candy Stickles, right?!!!
Then I saw these super cute Lucky Bird Imaginisce Snag 'em Stamps for
99 cents (yes, you read that right less, than a buck!) and had to have
The bird one is absolutely adorable. Well, that meant I needed
some of their coordinating papers, too. Then, I started thinking I'm
going to need a new album for all the distress inks, stamps, and
papers... If I'm going to make an album, I HAVE to have rub-ons.
Okay, so you get the idea. I had tons of fun, bought all the fabulous new Tim Holtz stuff, and it's all a great thing because after being snowed in for so long I was getting a little low on scrapbooking supplies...okay, maybe that's a stretch, but I can always use more. And, at the rate we've been going, we could get snowed in again, and I need to be ready with plenty of scrapbooking supplies!!
My husband is the sweetest guy on the planet! He saw one of my round albums in my studio, and replicated it in a heart pattern to give me as a Valentine's Day gift. He told me about it yesterday, because he was so excited he couldn't wait. Last night while I was teaching he added photos to it, and gave it to me this morning. He's the greatest!!
Every day that I have a class I wake up and feel like it's Christmas morning, because I know it is going to be a wonderful day! Today was no exception. We had so much fun making cards (& eating donuts)! I truly have the best job in the entire world.
Buzz and Kelly Carol and Karen Anne and Brenda Becky and Anne Michelle and Kathy Sue and Kathy
This is my response to BoBunny's Card Challenge Tuesday. This week's challenge was a card sketch. I used Flutter Butter papers, cutouts, rub-ons, and jewels. This is my first card challenge, and it was a lot of fun.
This is what happens when it snows, and I'm stuck inside...the creative juices start to flow. This little round mini album is made from Graphic 45's Le Romantique collection. I am hoping to dig up some wedding photos to print in sepia to add to this little album.
I feel so fortunate to have met so many loving and talented people since I've been teaching. Here are some cards I have received from my students that I love, and will always cherish. Thank YOU for all that you have given me!
This beautiful shaker card was created by my very special friend Brenda F. She is such a sweet and thoughtful lady, and just a delight to be around. Thank you for your work of art, Brenda! Love it!
This gorgeous card was created by my dear friend Kathy G. Thanks Kathy for always making me feel like a rock star! I love your beautiful creation (and I think I really need that punch)! :)
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