Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dave's Classes

Hello Everyone!
On Thursday, July 22, we were very fortunate to have Dave Brethauer, owner and artist of Memory Box stamps come and teach 3 classes.
Here are a few pictures from the day.

This is a picture of the happy students from the first Colored Pencil class.
Dave was very informative and everyone learned so much. Dave then repeated the class for the next group of students.

Finally, there was the Watercolor techniques class. Dave is an excellent teacher and he had so many great tips.
I was so excited that I couldn't wait to get out my watercolor pencils and Twinkling H2O's so that I could try it over the weekend. What fun!!! (I made a few cards and will set up some watercolor classes, to accommodate those who weren't able to get into that class)

Here's the chocolate box and souvenir pin that everyone got at the class. I had a lot of fun making them and using "Fred P. Bear" stamp...........he is just too cute!

These are the cards that were completed. Aren't they wonderful!

Thanks to everyone for coming and making the day a great success.

Thanks for all of the goodies that everyone brought: Ann, your desserts were just fabulous as always, the blueberry bars were outrageous as was the zucchini bread; Soni, the chocolate strawberries were just wonderful; thank you Irene for the tasty, home baked pound cake; we had so much fresh, sweet fruit brought by Anna and Yvonne; and a sinful chocolate dessert by Sue; the goodie table was just overflowing! I was even reminded today that there's always so much good food at the shop!
Thank you Barbara for the extra table and chairs and thank you Maryanne for your help in setting up for the class!

I thank you again........for all of your help and support! I could not have done it without you!

I'm looking forward to the next event! Oh, yes, it's this Saturday!!! Hope you can come and celebrate the Store's Anniversary! There will be prizes and raffles, Make & Takes, refreshments and lots of fun........all day long!

See you soon,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tomorrow's the Big Day!

Well, the big day is almost here! Can't wait to see Dave and get all of his expert advice on coloring with pencils and watercolors!

Arrive early and get ready for a fun filled day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zero Calorie Cupcake Card!

Everyone knows that I have a sweet tooth, so I just couldn't wait to create something with this new cupcake stamp from Memory Box! I really like the font of the saying and the stamp also has the small version of the cupcake on the side; it's like getting 2 stamps in one!

Unfortunately, the scan doesn't show the pale pink air brushing I did with my Copic, nor does the glitter on the cupcake show up. (I even took photos of the card and it still looked washed out.) But I think you get the idea. Wouldn't it be fun to put a little cupcake in one of those clear mini pails (from Stampendous) and attach this gift card to it? Wouldn't that be a neat surprise for someone and brighten their day!

Hopefully I'll get to play with more Memory Box stamps in the next few days in the mist of also getting ready for Dave's classes......he'll be here before we know it! Today he was at "Your Maine Stamper" and they had lobster rolls and a strawberry kiwi trifle! WOW! I'm counting the days until the big day with Dave!!!

Have a wonderful day and
Happy Stamping,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Memory Box Cards!

I just couldn't wait to stamp with the new Memory Box stamps!!!! Here are 3 cards I already made.......and all of the cards are really simple designs; you will be able to make several of each of them to send out to friends! I can't wait to get back to work on Tuesday and make more!

This first card, I used the "old fence" and printed paper from Memory Box and air brushed with my Copic marker to get the column of light on the crow. It was so much fun. You can stipple or use a dauber to get a similar effect. The wicked stamp is from A Muse.
For the "Joy" card, I used Memory Box paper and Spellbinders Nestabilities to create the shapes. I colored the poinsettia with Copics and air brushed the background.
Lastly, this card was inspired by Dave.......he designed a similar card 2 years ago for Make & Takes. This time I added Fred P. bear, added a Design Adhesive for the glittered snowflake and lots of glitter and stickles. I just love that cute polar cub.......I've been using him on lots of little projects. Those who come to Dave's classes, will be treated to a surprise and will be the first to see him pop up all over the place!

Join the class on Thursday, July 15, at 1PM, and you can already have these 3 cards for the upcoming holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tomorrow's Make & Take!

Isn't this gift card cute! And it's so easy with just 2 great Memory Box stamps. The cute polar bear cub is the latest stamp from the "What's in the Box - Holiday collection". You can't see it on the screen, but you are also going to use the new, Shimmer Spritz from Tsukineko. It's a wonderful spray with just a bit of glittery shine that makes the card stock glimmer perfectly. And then of course, just a bit of stickles finishes off the card!

Hope you'll be able to stop by and make your first Christmas card of the year! (Coincidentally, the card is made up of patriotic colors!)

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!