Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #11

Art by Karen Pedersen

What a difference a circle can make! The repetition of the circle shape here brings a unique feel to this card. Layering of different colors and patterns tie in the holiday themes. And don't you love the poinsettia? It's just one of several beautiful embellishments found in our "Mistletoe Level 2 Assortment" - for just $4.95 (Z1330.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #10

What fun color! Pear and Lagoon are the two main colors here . . . both new to our Summer color season. The ribbon adds a great look along the left edge. The white thread is pulled to create a gathered section before gluing it down.

Art by Darlys Recker

Monday, October 25, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #9

Art by Shannon Law

Colored pencils give Santa a softly shaded look on this 3 x 6 card. A teddy bear with his tiny little ribbon bow gives balance to this horizontal design.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #8

Looking for some new Christmas color combinations? Try our "Hooligans" Level 2 Paper packet! At first glance, you might think it's just for Halloween . . . . . but think again! The purples and blues work great together for some holiday creating.

Art by Leslie Ann Chivers

Saturday, October 23, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #7

Art by Maggie Cameron

Another great little gift card features the teddy bear from this October Stamp of the Month set. Pewter Brads, and a Pewter Photo Clip (Pewter Mini-Medley Accents Z1243) attached with Waxy Flax dress it right up!

Friday, October 22, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #6

Art by Julie Reynolds

Making a little gift card is quick and easy with this stamp set. Using a partial image (just the top of Santa) makes for a smaller focal point - and a smaller card! This little gift card is just 3" x 4". Simple one-color stamping leave it festive but easy! Adding a Sparkle on his tassle only takes a second and finishes it off just right.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #5

Rudolph never looked so good! Colored in with our Exclusive Markers, he's a cutie. With a little Prisma Glitter adding sparkle to his nose, he's ready for the trip Christmas Eve! Prisma Glitter is such a quick and easy way to add shine to your holiday projects. Our Glue Pen (Z553) at $4.50 and Prisma Glitter (Z134) at $4.5 are a bargain that lasts for many holiday cards and decorations.

Art by Debi Gardner

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #4

Art by Renee Valenti

Bold colors give this card its striking character. Topiary (green) and Holiday Red show off the traditional Christmas color scheme. It's hard to decide which image here is the cutest . . . the snowman, with his features all colored in . . . . or the tree with its funky assortment of ornaments, including Sparkles and Pearl Opaques (not to mention the Prisma Glitter garland!)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #3

Look at the creative way this artist placed a light version of the tree image in the background, and stamped "Sharing the Magic" over the top. The tree is "second-generation" . . . meaning the stamp was inked, then stamped once on scratch paper before stamping onto the cardstock piece. This makes it a lighter version, which is great for a 'behind the scenes' look!

Art by Becky Mackenstadt

Monday, October 11, 2010

NEW - Workshops On the Go

Whether you're looking to learn a new technique or just want a little help to create beautiful artwork, Workshops On the Go projects are perfect for you! Each kit contains what you need to craft a 2-page layout OR six cards, including an exclusive stamp set, paper, coordinating accessories, and a full-color workshop guide. The kits are an amazing value, available to you at a discount off of the regular retail price. In addition, you'll find instructions online to complete a bonus layout or a set of cards using your remaining supplies.

When you attend a Workshop, I will help you through the steps; I can even recommend additional ink colors or tools you might like to use. And you don't need to rush! Because if you aren't able to finish everything during the session, you can take the last pieces home to complete at your leisure.

Take a look at Page 25 of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book to see the different kits, and the items you can make. You can view this online on my web site, or ask me to mail you a catalog.

How do you register? Email me to arrange payment, so I can order your kit for you to be here in time for the day of your Workshop. RSVP no later than 10 days prior Workshop date so that I can be sure to have your kit here in time!

What is the cost? $29.95 plus shipping & tax. That is the cost of each kit - and there is NO CHARGE for the Workshop time that you choose to attend! Remember - you have the exclusive stamp set and workshop guide so you can make many more projects once you're done with these :-)

Can you order the kit without attending a Workshop? Absolutely. You may order it online at or I can place an order for you - just let me know. I can have it shipped directly to you. All you'll need extra to complete your projects are the blocks and ink pads for stamping.

Here are the dates for the next two Workshops on the Go:

OLIVIA: Sunday, November 7 - 2 pm OR Saturday, November 13 - 10 am

MISTLETOE: Friday, December 3 - 6:30 pm OR Saturday, December 4 - 10 am

All Workshops are held in Julie's Art Room - Snohomish, WA.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

October Class Schedule

Christmas Card Extravaganza - Make 20 Cards!
Get an early start on your holiday cardmaking. Four Christmas cards have already been designed for you. All you need to do is join us and put things together! Make 5 each of 4 card designs, for a total of 20 cards at the end of the session. All materials are provided, including envelopes.
Cost: $20 or just $15 if you place a $30 product order that day
You pick your session(s:

  • Saturday, Oct 16 - 10am
  • Sunday, October 17 - 3pm
  • Sunday, November 21 - 3pm

Register ASAP to reserve your spot

Holiday Banner Workshop see earlier post for sample

We'll use our Mix 'n Mingle Album to create this versatile, double-sided banner. You'll use sanding, distressing, stamping ....... all kinds of fun things to make this lovely decorator piece.

Cost: $16 or just $12 with a $30 product order placed that day

You pick your session:

  • Wednesday, October 20 - 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 22 - 10am

Layout Workshop

New or experienced . . . Wherever you are . . . join us to make a 2-page 12 x 12 layout. All materials provided. Then take it home to add your photos at your leisure.

Tuesday, October 19

Cost: $10 or FREE with a $30 product order placed that evening

Friday, October 8, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #2

What a difference a color scheme can make!

The snowman from this October Stamp of the Month set is such a cutie - - and just look at this same basic card design, completed with different colors and different embellishments. The blue card is created with our "Magnifique" papers and the red and brown card is made with "Mistletoe."
Art by Kathy Corson (left) and Lynn Como (right)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October Stamp of the Month Art #1

This set brings some "retro" fun! It reminds me of images from when I was a little girl. Memories of the animated "Frosty the Snowman" come to mind with these designs.
Use this stamp set to create holiday cards, gift tags, ornaments - even your own gift bags or wrapping paper.
This card is created with our clear acrylic card as a base to give added dimension and shine to the designs.
Art by Karen Pedersen

Holiday Banner

Our new Mix 'N Mingle Album gives us so many options ........ I've used it here to create a Holiday Banner that can be used during Autumn all the way through Christmas. On one side, we have "Grace" featured in the Olivia papers. On the flip side, we have "Peace" featured in the Mistletoe papers.

This "album" contains 4x4 squares: 5 chipboard,with decorative edges, and 3 acrylic with coordinating borders. You can link these any way you desire with the enclosed jump rings. Make a little album when you connect them as pages. Or make a hanging banner like this one by connecting them at the top only.

When you come to this class, you'll see the magic of using the 2-sided acrylic . . . It's a hidden technique here, but you'll see it when you get your hands on it!
Choose your class:

Wednesday, October 20 - 6:30pm - OR -
Friday, October 22 - 10am
Both classes held in Julie's Art Room - Snohomish
Cost: $16 or just $12 if you place a $30 order that day (All materials included!)
Click here to register by Oct. 15