wooly winter

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Are you ready for class Saturday morning?  I sure hope so!  We will meet at The Hen House for a morning full of technique and flowers. 

We will color with Copic markers, watercolor with the Brand new Distress Markers, and do embossed resist using distress ink pads and foam applicators.  I'll also show you how to use Perfect Pearl in white to add sheen to your "paint"!

Bring your Distress Markers if you have any, and  foam applicators for Broken China, Peeled Paint, and Mustard Seed if you have.  You will also want to have your own paint brush for water coloring. So much fun!!   And as always, your basic kit including foam adhesive.  I can't wait to share these techniques with you.  I will have the new Ranger watercolor brush for you to try out and see what you think!  Charlene has a great supply of these also.  See you Saturday morning!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Have you heard the buzz??  

The Hen House Paperie is hosting a Swap Meet this Sunday afternoon from 1-4 where you will be able to shop other people's used supplies and goodies!!  In addition to being a great crafting yard sale, there will be make and takes occurring inside as several of us Design Chicks will have cards or tags that you can make for about $5 each. The card above is the one I'll be teaching.  It will include the new Mr. Huey spray mist, MME Indie Chic paper and Washi tape!!  Hope I see you there!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Rides......repeat class!

How cute is this sweet camper!!  Growing up, my parents, brother and I would go camping in a camper built by my grandfather that looked just like this!! There were only five feet in it from floor to ceiling, and as my brother and I got older, we soon couldn't stand straight up in it!  Just a step inside of it in the spring would confirm that we had grown since the fall's last camping trip.  So of course I fell in love with this Unity stamp the moment I saw it and knew I would have to use it in a class this summer.

Here are the other two cards we will make Saturday........

Aren't these images fun?? You can join me Saturday morning at the Hen House for this class!  I will teach you how to draw inspiration from some beautiful My Mind's Eye paper and how to use that inspiration and turn it into a card! We will be using Unity bike stamps and their adorable camper stamp to make a versatile set of cards. I hope to see you there!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Flowers to wear!!

I promise this is the last family photo!!  But I thought it was too cute to not add!! My mother plays the marimba in church every time they have a service, and my father plays his alto sax with the singing.  So after church last night, we were just having fun making "a joyful noise" together, like old times. Now onto the cards and classes........!

 Do you remember the fabric flowers we made awhile back?  Well, while I was laid up unable to move from my back problems, I played with more fabrics, rolling and twisting them into flowers.  Then one night I began playing with these flowers while my mind was thinking about ways to wear them.  In just a few minutes, I had a lovely bib style necklace laid out and I was in love!!
 I wore it the next day and can't wait to share it with you on Friday at China Phoenix 2!  Class will be from 1:00 - 4:00. Cost of this class is $40 and will include all of your materials. If you have taken my handmade flower class either last winter or earlier this spring, you get a $15 discount on this class!!

We will use all new and different fabrics in this class, and learn different ways to embellish your flowers to stand alone, top a special gift, or whatever your imagination wants to do with them.
Burlap, anyone??

Maybe you have a special piece of fabric, or a vintage trim or finding you would like to incorporate into your necklace.....bring it along and I will help you!   I can't wait to see all of the beautiful pieces that will be made by the end of class Friday!!  Make sure you call Nancy to get your name on the class list!

I'll be back tomorrow with the details of Saturday's card class at the Hen House


Hello Minnesota!


Guess what?  I'm in the Twin Cities visiting my parents! I'll share a few photos with you before I go on and tell you about my classes that are coming up this weekend.  If you don't want to see the family pics, scroll on down and nobody will be the wiser ;D

Me and my brother whom I hadn't seen in ten years!!

The four of us...

And now for the crafty chapter!

Well.....Blogger is telling me that it isn't feeling well so I'll be back in a bit to see if I can add more pics and show you class samples.