Monday, November 30, 2009

Nothing better ....

.. than a long weekend full of family, friends and fun ... and getting lots accomplished!

A little shopping on Black Friday ... just can't say no to some of those opportunities ... a new Christmas tree and decorations up on Saturday .... and studio playtime on Sunday.

When I saw this stamp at Frenzy Stamper on Friday, i just had to color it with Copics! And when I saw the "whatever ..." stamp ... well ... they just went together at the moment. It just makes me laugh!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Through good times and bad, we all have so many things in our lives to be thankful for!

I wish everyone the most fabulous day, spent with loved ones, with plates full of food, and a day to focus on everything good.

May God bless each and everyone one of you!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Discover Copics!

I'll be teaching a basic class using Copic markers at Frenzy Stamper, Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Come play with me! Get a Copic in your hand and discover why everyone is falling in love with them!

They are great for making your Christmas cards and gift tags!

For more details or to sign up ... call Debbie at 480-946-0007

Friday, November 13, 2009

One happy dog!

Two happy dogs .... especially when they get to go for their walks! Every morning they give us the "look" with those big dark eyes .... sitting, staring, waiting for the sign that we're heading out.

Now Wesley is 14 1/2 years old, and his eyesight and hearing isn't quite what it used to be. But he still loves to go for walks, but he was spending more time sniffing every tree and bush along the way than he, or we, were walking ... so here's how we resolved that issue! We got him a pet stroller ... best thing ever!! (thanks Claudine Hellmuth for that link) Wesley took to it without any issue at all. Now he walks a little, rides alot, walks a little more ... and he's happy as can be .... and now we're all getting better exercise.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great class!

I took a class with Zana Clark from Stamp Zia on Thursday evening at Frenzy Stamper. A couple friends who are quite familiar with her products highly recommended her .... and I'm so glad I did.

This is what I made. We started with watercolor paper, and applied numerous of her products, in layers, to create this look.

She's demo-ing at the Mesa Stamp show today, if anyone is heading out there.

Check out her products .... they're pretty cool!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Practice, practice, practice ....

After watching demonstrations, for years, at CHA ... knowing full well that I could get totally hooked ..... I finally caved and started my own collection of Copic markers .... and I'm loving them!

The easy flow, the blendability, the beautiful colors .... yep, I'm hooked!

Here's one of my first efforts ......

I have to thank Debbie at Frenzy Stamper for bringing them into inventory ... makes it much easier to feed my addictions!

And speaking of addictions ..... SPICA pens! Spica pens are high quality glitter pens .... they're like Stickles with precision! They are part of the Copic marker line and go hand in hand with them ... many beautiful colors! Debbie was so nice to bring the entire color line of Spicas into inventory too!

These pens just color my world!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Days!

A very busy, productive weekend .... my favorite kind!

Frank was busy playing golf, watching ASU football, and the Yankees ... he's a die hard Yankee fan from growing up watching them as a little boy. He's hoping they finish off the world series tonight!

I was busy making this ....

Its a plain little wood chest that I got at Hobby Lobby when I was in Wisconsin. Its covered with 10SS pearl metal, highlighted with Rangers dimensional pearls acrylic paint, which gave it a very cool marbled effect. There's close to 180 smokey topaz gems on it ... and it just sparkles in the light! The drawers have cork lining on the bottom and distressed papers on the sides.

And of course the back has to be pretty too ...

And my Copic markers and 10SS tools fit perfectly in the drawers!

Frenzy Stamper has Copic markers in stock now!! If you haven't played with them yet ... oh, yeah, you really should try them out!

Hey Phoenix people!! Do you know that we now have two more Hobby Lobby's that are having a grand opening today?? One is on Cactus and Tatum, the other Ray and I-10 .... both, much closer to me than the others!! I won't tell you how many times I've been to the one on Cactus and they've only been open a week!! Oh, I'm in trouble!

Have a great week!