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Perpetual Desk Calendar

With the events of the last week being so disturbing and depressing, I for one am glad to turn to paper crafting and stamping for a much needed diversion.  Before I share with you my latest project, I want to show you a card that Harriet (one of our teachers) created based on my recent post of cards inspired by Michelle Zindorf’s techniques.  



Harriet’s cards features a tree designed by Dave Brethauer for Rubber Moon.  Isn’t it wonderful?  Her shading is really well done.




Here are a couple more cards that I made using the same technique:  




If you are interested in learning this technique, I am teaching it on Saturday, Oct 18 from 2 to 4pm and on Saturday, Oct 25 from 10 to noon.  Just give me a call or email to register.

Winter-Birds-Barn-OwlSpeaking of Harriet, here’s another of her cards that I haven’t shown you before.  The barn owl stamp (another wonderful clear stamp set from Inkadinkado) is stamped on snowflake paper from Reminisce.




Felicity has been working on samples for her class with all the new goodies from Just Rite.  Take a look at these:


Jelly-Jar-lg  Jelly-Jar-Lid-lg  Merry-Xmas-card-lg


On the card at left, Felicity used the new 3 ¼” stamper and the Christmas borders and centers set.  On the top of the jelly jar, she used the “Enjoy” stamp from the new 2 5/16” Stampers II Ensemble.  The hang tag on the jelly jar is made from a new Cuttlebug Card Combo featuring four trees.  

Gift-card-1-lg    Gift-Card-4-lg   

Gift Card Holder front cover         Gift Card Holder inside pg. 1


This is a gift card or coupon (coupon and sentiments stamps from Hero Arts) holder that uses the new Trompe font set and the medium size oval stamper on the cover.  Inside she has constructed a gift card or coupon holder that is embellished with a dove from the new Dove Cuttlebug Card Combo.  Isn't this the cutest way to present a lucky someone with a gift card?  I can't wait to see what else Felicity creates!

Gift  Holder inside pg. 2

Jeri has been busy too stamping all kinds of chilis!  Fall in the Southwest means bright red chili ristras so Jeri has made chilis the theme of her class this Saturday, Oct 18 from 10 to noon.     She used several techniques including resist on these cards making them a perfect refresher if you haven’t stamped in a while, are new to stamping or just love chilis!  Call me or Jeri and come have some "chili" fun!


Got-chili-lg  Prismacolor-chili-lg 

Ristra-lg  Warm-Wishes-lg


November-lg   This week I finished a Perpetual Desk Calendar which will be the project for our upcoming Spa Day at the Stamp Act on Sunday, November 2.  Spa Day means stamping, paper crafting, eating and laughing all day!  It’s a day to inspire and refresh you and we invite you to join us for all the fun.  For the calendar you can choose the paper you wish to use as well as the color of the binding wires.  You will also receive a special goody bag (worth $20 retail) plus lunch, snacks and beverages. 

January-lg As I mentioned above, the calendar is perpetual so you can use it from year to year.  The pockets on the right hold tabbed cards for each of the months in the quarter.  On the back of each card you will have room to record special dates during that particular month.  I used the darling Penny Black number set to create the numbers on the left side of the calendar.  All the paper is from Graphic 45 papers.  I hope you will consider joining us for this fun day.  Just give me a call or email if you have questions.  NOTE:  I am not sure it will last all day so if that’s an issue let’s discuss it.

In honor of my birthday, let me give you a present!  For this week only (Oct 14 through Oct 20), buy one clear stamp set and receive a 10% discount; buy two sets and receive a 20% discount; and buy three sets and receive a 30% discount!  WOW!  That's a great savings!  We have mnay sets in stock from Hero, Stampendous, Inkadinkado and many others!  Don't miss the savings -- hurry in this week and mention this blog post.  I hope to see you soon!


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