Monday, October 26, 2009

Confessions of a Slacker!

I will admit that sometimes I work best when under pressure. I had two brayer classes last Thursday and on Wednesday afternoon I still needed to come up with a third card. So feeling inspired by Halloween and wanting to include a masking technique in class, I came up with this tree sillouete card. I literally just cranked out my sample, not putting to much thought into it so that I could move on to prepping the materials. Well wouldn't you know, everyone in both classes raved about it and declared it their favorite of the three cards we made.

This just goes to prove that sometimes it is best when you don't overthink things and just do what you know and like and trust your own creativity. I need to apply this method of thought to my scrapbooking as well, then maybe I won't be so far behind!

Also, the dates have been set for The Christmas Card Factory; Thursday, November 12th (1o am & 7pm) and Thursday, December 3rd (10am & 7pm). Please call the store to register, hope to see you there!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stampscapes

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Fall!

I cannot believe that it is already October! Fall is here and it will soon be time for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween! Things have been a little upside down in our household with school beginning, work, classes and all the other crazy things life has thrown at us lately. I am so ready to get back into a creative groove.

I have some great classes coming up this month at Stamping Memories and they are already filling up, yeah! I am busy planning my classes for the upcoming months and soon the paper will fly. There are so many great new holiday stamps that it is hard for me to decide what I want to use, I want it all! There will definately be another Copic class and a Holiday Card Factory class, where we will really get into the holiday spirit and make 20 cards! More details to come soon.

For now, I will share these really cute cards from my last Copic class. I just love Stamping Bella and my Copics. Everyone who took the class did a great job and really loved the stamps. I hope you like them too. Remember, when it comes to Copics...practice, practice, practice!

~ Julie D.

Stamp Credits: Stamping Bella

October Class Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 15th (10am & 7pm)
Paper Piecing: Piecing decorative paper into stamped images to add pattern and texture. We will make three cute holiday cards.

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd (10am & 7pm)
Brayer/Stampscapes: A perfect combination! We will make three seasonal cards using our brayers and some favorite Stampscapes stamps. BYO brayer.

Thursday, Oct. 29th (10am & 7pm)
Copic/Penny Black: We will make three adorable cards using holiday stamp sets from Penny Black and practice our blending & shading techniques with Copic markers. I am Copic Certified!

All classes are at Stamping Memories in Belmont, NH.
Please call the store to register.

You can see a sample for each class at or drop by the store. Hope to see you there!