Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Cards For class in Sponging

Want to learn to distess with sponges?  Come to my next class at the scrapping sisters creative center on Sept 14th.  Time is from 6pm - 8pm  Cost is $10.  You need to call them at the center and let them know you are coming.  They are located on Inverness Blvd in Inverness.

Kusudama Flower Ball

I made this pretty flower ball with Stampin up Tempting turquiose paper at a all day crop.  It took me most of the day but I felt good when I got it put together.  One of the Artisan Award winners had made a layered cake decorated with these beautiful flowers and I just wanted to see if they were easy to fold.  I managed to find a great tutuorial on line and was able to do this one all by my self.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Zindorf Day!!!

Loretta and I  in class

My BFF Loretta and I headed down to Venice FL to attend a brayering class with Michelle Zindorf.  She is an Artist that I have been following her blog for quite some time.  I had always wanted to attend but never was able to get into her class. Another good friend of mine had planned to attend but ended up selling her ticket to me.  Boy am I thankful for good friends.  The class was amazing and Michelle is very organized funny and a great teacher.  She is so skilled in creating amazing pieces of art with nothing more than stamps ink and paper and of course the magic brayer and sponges.  If you get a chance to take her class I hightly recommend it to you.  She offers many beginning classes and a limited number of advanced classes.  I so want to take the advanced class now.  I have included some pictures of the day and Athough the class is expensive the experience and tips and tools we recieved were worth every penny spent.   We even got to visit the beach while we were there.. here is a link to her blog 

Loretta at Beach She is a master Gardener so of course she has to view these blooming Sea Grapes plant.

Loretta and Michelle and I with Inky fingers!

Another great pic of Loretta Michelle and Debi

Loretta at Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota

Debi at Siesta Key Beach

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stampin' UP! Artisan Award Finalist List!

If you missed this announcement here are the Artisan Award Contest Finalist List
Deborah Paise

Cindy Beach

Heidi King

Melissa Riker

Sandra Farrell

Lynsay Mahon

Beth Prout

Ellen Raymond

Amy O'Neil

Jennifer Thomas

Ilina Crouse

Ashely Van Camp

Ann M. Fitton

Jan Tinklenberg

Deborah Pippin

Rochelle Gould

Staci Lynch

Amy Bollman

Mary Bieber

Lynn Pratt

Jennifer Picard

Jennifer Diercks
These are not the winners but the next catagory down.  We were recognized on Award night of the convention. I was wildy clapping for my friends and all of a sudden realized my name had flashed up.  That means we were each within the top 32 out of possibly a thousand entries.  I vow to try again next year. I was very impressed with the boards again this year and it is always nice to see your entries on display.