wooly winter

Monday, April 30, 2012

Enjoying today...

What a beautiful day it is in Albuquerque!!

This morning started out awful for me as I was sicker than a dog with a migraine.  I couldn't even walk straight, but needed to get this last card done.  Nothing was looking right, but eventually I held my head still enough, got enough medicine, and was fortunate enough to whip out this card.  Now I'm enjoying my day a lot ;D  

The cluster image on the tag is such a fabulous image!  I could stamp it all day long. Yum!

Stamps are Unity (bike and Enjoy....) and My Mind's Eye's "Be Amazing" (cluster, today, starts at bottom).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Faith and Flowers

I have a couple of cards to share with you!  The first card features the Fleurette stamp from Hero Arts and Crate Papers's gorgeous papers.  There is also a new Prima stamp that is a strip of three adorable tickets!!  I just had to use those too!  They just magically jumped onto the card and wouldn't get off.....sigh....do you see them peeking out at the bottom? 

The next card uses the Unity stamp Move Mountains.  I love that verse and couldn't wait to get it incorporated into a card class.

The gorgeous papers are from Authentique, and the ink is Momento.
I love that both of these cards use handmade flowers, made using the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone die!

Not only does this die made beautiful pinecones, it makes dainty little flowers with just a few tweeks in your tecnique!  I can't wait to show you how to make these and practice them together so you can gain and leave with confidence, knowing that you can do these yourself!!  This class will be tecnique heavy so we are only making the two finished cards.  However, you will master those sweet flowers that are so on trend right now.

Class is scheduled at the Hen House Paperie for Next Saturday afternoon at 12:30.  We will Cinco de Mayo the early afternoon away, playing with paper, adhesive, Copics, and Vintage like goodness! You can either email me at krosecrans@comcast.net or call the Hen House at 221-6366 to reserve your spot in the Hen Coup.  Hope to see you there!!

It happened!!

Its been a good three months now that I've been walking to strengthen my back after surgery.  These are mostly daily walks that are 2-3 miles.  Friends have told me how I will love how the endorphins make me feel.....and I keep waiting and waiting, only feeling fatigue at the end of a walk and a sense of " I got another walk out of the way and lived to tell about it". And my back is happy.

Well that all changed for me on Wednesday's early evening walk. I noticed a new pep in my step, and a song in my heart....was this one of those endorphins they talk about that magically occur when you exercise?? I happily finished my walk, showered, felt even better, then got energized enough to design and stamp a card!  The Mojo was HOT!!  I sure hope this is a new trend for me and that tonight's walk will bring TWO endorphins my way;D

Here's the card I made after that walk.  Stamps are Unity and My Mind's Eye. Inks pads are Momento and Versafine black.  Toss in a few Copic markers to dot the flowers and that's it! Oh I want to go for a ride on THAT bike this evening!!

This is one of a set of three cards that will be taught at the Hen House Paperie in June called "Summer Rides". The first class will be Tuesday, May22 at !0:30am, and will be offered again Saturday morning, June 9 at 10:30!!  More pictures will be coming.  As always, you can sign up by emailing me at krosecrans@comcast.net or by calling the Hen House Paperie at 221-6366.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Thank you to all of the wonderful ladies who came and made flowers with me at China Pheonix 2 this weekend.  We had a lot of fun and made lots of flowers.Of course there was a lot of laughter as well:D

This Saturday morning, we will meet again at China Pheonix 2 and make cards that feature some beautiful Hero Arts flower images. I can't get enough of the wonderful Hero Arts flower stamps!  They are so yummy!!

Class will be from 10:00 until noon.  We will use a variety of coloring techniques including distress inks, paper piecing, and Copic markers.  If you would like to join us, call Nancy at 884-8217 or email me at krosecrans@comcast.net.  Spring flowers....here we come!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's been awhile...

Edited to add:
It would be helpful if I'd actually included a photo of the flowers we'll make!!

It's been a long, long time since I've sat at my little PC and written a blog post.  My back has recovered wonderfully from surgery in January, and I get cleared in a few days to get back to teaching card making! I have really missed this part of life and am excited to get back to doing what I love. Thank you for all of your prayers and support as I have been recovering.  And a huge thank you to Maggie for helping out and taking over my blog while I was out!  She was also a fantastic nurse to me!!

The first class on my calendar will be at China Phoenix 2 where we will learn to make all sorts of fabric flowers to embellish your cards, scrapbook pages or as part of a gift wrap embellishment. When I offered this class last year, it filled up quickly and was very popular.

Once you learn how to take trim, a favorite fabric scrap, old seam binding, or even wired ribbon and turn each into beautiful, unique flowers, you'll find yourself fiddling with these and making flowers when you should be cleaning house or cooking.  

Class will be this Saturday morning from 10:00 am - noon.  Bring your buttons or brads to add to your finished flowers.  You will also want to bring a small bottle of Fabri-Tac adhesive to secure your flowers.  Perhaps you have some ribbon, trim or fabric that you would like to see turned into a flower.....bring it along! I will be bringing needles and thread, but you may prefer to have your own. Don't wear anything fancy!  We will have thread all over us by lunchtime, but we will be so happy ;D

You can either call Nancy at 884-8217 to sign up, or contact me via email at krosecrans@comcast.net   I look forward to seeing you and making beautiful flowers on Saturday!