Monthly Archives: September 2010

Sunflower Postcards


I  ran across one of my favorite stamps the other day and it inspired this month’s Postcard Night selections. The giant sunflower by Sandi Miller designs is the background layer and then I used some of my favorite Invoke Arts tickets for the main art. Distress inks and decorative papers used in different ways make for colorful cards I can’t stop looking at. I hope you like them too. Join me at Postcard Night, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A. Call (310 391-0466 for directions), 6:30-8 p.m., Cost $10. Materials supplied by instructor Jessica Hollowell. Hope to see you there. P.S. This will probably be the last Postcard Night for the year. I may do a Holiday Postcard if there’s a place in the schedule.


Polished and Pretty


Polished Stone cardEver bump into an old friend you haven’t seen for a while and the conversation just seems to pick up where you left it? Well, that’s kinda how it went the other day when I ran across some beautiful background papers I made while visiting my friend Cherri in Colorado a couple of years ago. I was so taken by how pretty these papers were that I dusted off the box of Tim Holtz polished stone inks and went at it. Aah, the colors!! Add some new Magenta collage images — butterflies, old-fashioned faces and flowers — and a little embellishment with antique lace seam binding and my, my, I was a happy little camper. You can be one, too, at the Make-It/Take-It at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., (call  (310) 391-0466 for directions), Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $5 a card. Make as many as you like as supplies last. All materials supplied by instructor Jessica Hollowell.  You might want to bring rubber gloves, especially if you just got your nails done.

Cream & Black ATCs


Cream & Black ATCI just love color, but I decided to return to the simple and always smart combination of Cream and Black for this month’s Artist Trading Card. (What’s an ATC? Check out the page link on this site to find out.) These cards feature some of my favorite stamps: the Tim Holtz ATC backgrounds and the birds/flowers Inchies clear stamps. And of course, we’ll be using my favorite ink: StazOn Jet Black. Join Cream & Black ATCus at ATC Night, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place, L.A., (call 310) 391-0466 if you need directions). We start at 6:30 p.m. and go till  8-ish. There will be a short demo and then you will make 2 cards. All materials are supplied by instructor Jessica Hollowell. Cost :$10. If you want to trade cards, please bring 12 or more–one for each person trading, one for me and one for Karen’s collection which stays at the store. Trading is optional!! Hope to see you there.