Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sad News

I was so sad to open my email this am to find out Strictly Scrapbooking store in Cerritos, CA is closing it's doors. It was/is my favorite and first scrapbooking store. I took my first class there from Mary Ann. Sophia the owner, my friend Joe have always been so supportive and inspirational in my creative journey I am so grateful for them. Support your local scrapbooking/crafting store.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Brandi, Tim and I

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take two Tim Holtz classes up in Elk Grove, near Sacramento at Stampers Corner. It was a blast! I went with my good friend Brandi, we had a great time. Tim is an amazing teacher and Mario did an amazing job keeping us organized. The staff at Stampers Corner did an amazing job with the event! Brandi and I took two amazing classes, "Exploring Alcohol Inks" on Saturday and "Nostalgic Metal Memories" on Sunday. The Sunday class was 4 hours long! It was like two classes in one. The first class was about making hand made books. The second part was learning about working with embossed metals from
Ten Seconds Studio. We had a fantastic time.

My first handmade book and the sample we made during the Exploring Alcohol inks class.

A detail of the cover of my handmade book, made with embossed metal and Tim Holtz embellishments.
And last a detail of my hand stitched spine of my book, using Tim's "kettle stitch".

And today I signed up for an art journaling class from Orly Avineri at the South Bay School for Adults. I am really excited to start the class next week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Care For A Cup 'o Tea?

These are some tea cups for an itty bitty book group I belong to. I did some stenciling for the background and then added my image, I also added some Tim Holtz Crackle Paints to them as well. These were very labor intensive because I had to cut out each individual image, front and back. They were a LOT of work but worth it in the end. I just sent them off. I can't wait to receive my book when they are finished, I will show you when I receive it. Click on each image for a larger view.