Sunday, October 30, 2011

November Classes

Come take a fun and relaxing card making class in November. Lots of SoCal locations to choose from!

Saturday, November 5
Card making classes at Debra’s Cottage, Costa Mesa
Call for reservation  949 362-0697
10:30-12:30 Mike’s Pot Party! Make five different cards using Mike’s Cloisonné Pot stamp.
2:00-4:00 Holiday Ribbons & Rubber Make five gorgeous holiday cards featuring Mike’s
stamps and beautiful ribbons. (Ribbon will be available to purchase)

Monday, November 7
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict, San Diego
Call for reservation 619 667-5060
9:30-12:00 Flight of the Cranes (5 cards - Japanese designs)
2:00-4:00 same
6:00-8:00 same

Saturday, November 12
Card making classes at Stampin’ From The Heart, Culver City
Call for reservation  310 391-0466
10:30-12:30 Holiday Ribbons & Rubber
2:00-4:00 Mike’s Pot Party!

Tuesday, November 15
Card making classes at The Fallbrook Women’s Club, Fallbrook
Email Jane Bongiovanni for reservations
10:00-12:00 Mike’s Pot Party!
1:30-3:30 Holiday Ribbons & Rubber

Wednesday, November 16
Card making classes at Stamping Details, Poway
Call for reservation  858 513-8024
10:30-12:30 Holiday Ribbons & Rubber
1:30-3:30 same
6:00-8:00 same

Saturday, November 19
Card making classes at Scrap & Yap, Monrovia
Call for reservation 626 357-2727
10:30-12:30 Mike’s Pot Party!
1:30-3:30 Holiday Ribbons & Rubber

Wednesday, November 30
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict, San Diego
Call for reservation 619 667-5060
 10:00-12:00 All new Holiday Ribbons & Rubber2
2:00-4:00 same
6:00-8:00 same

Monday, October 17, 2011


I recently turned 61. I did not know it was a milestone birthday. My friends Betty, Kiko, Joyce, Pat and Patty educated me about the 61st birthday in Japanese culture. When a man turns 61 a celebration called Kanreki takes place. According to Japanese culture, it takes 60 years for a man to finish a cycle on Earth. The 60th birthday is the midpoint between two eras of one's life (editorial comment:woohoo!)
The birthday person wears a red vest and a red hat to symbolize childhood. In japanese, red is akai, so the celebrant becomes an aka-chan or baby beginning life all over again.
I want to thank you ladies for the beautiful card and for giving me a really good excuse for acting like a kid again!
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Blog Candy!

This past weekend was our second annual Creation Destination paper crafting event. We had so much fun! I thought it would be cool to share my leftovers. My teaching partner SuzieQ Ingram and I had four projects each. You can see mine in the picture. There are two patterned folded cards (iris folding), a Craft Notes Notebook and a Tabletop Photo Gallery. Just make a comment on this blog post for a chance to win all the kits and instructions. I will choose a winner randomly after I receive 100 comments. Good Luck!
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Left ear

Here's a picture of the stamp I used for the October challenge card. The image has been reversed for you so you can
add a left ear to the little monster.
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October Card Challenge

Here's a little inspiration for our card making challenge for this month. I used the four required colors, black, orange, purple and green to make my dentally challenged monster. Can you guess what MSRS I used? For his hair I cut very thin strips of cardstock and crumpled them in my hand before attaching them to the back of his head with double sided tape. I used Pearl Pens for his pupils and warts! BOO!
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Card Making Challenge

This month I am challenging our Yahoo Group ( to use only four colors in their card entries, Black, Orange, Green and Purple. The card can be a halloween theme or not and there is no requirement to use a MSRS, An awesome prize will be awarded to three entries. Good luck and be creative!Posted by Picasa