Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Dream Pillow

This morning I attended Janie's Dream Pillow class. I actually sewed my very own dream pillow despite the fact that I haven't touched a sewing machine since 197*. Wow, it really was that long ago.

Of course I stamped on my pillow :-). Inside is a pouch of lavender as well as the essential oils Benzoin, Bergamot and Lavender (again). Together they are meant to help comfort, bring self acceptance and joy, as well as balance my mind .... yeah I need all of those!

According to what Janie taught me, I should tuck this little pillow inside my big pillow and let the essential oils and botanicals work their magic (ok, I added the work their magic part...). I'm going to go put my pillow away for a peaceful sleep tonight. I'll report back tomorrow to let you know. For those of you that don't know me, keep in mind that my sleep is much less than ideal at this point. I'm not expecting a miracle overnight.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

First class pictures

Alrighty! As promised, here are a pictures of a few of the cards we made in the first two classes. These are the first pics added, so I'm hoping they look o.k.

Ingredients for the first cards shown:
Bud Basics stamp set, Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel
Absolutely Apricot, Basic Black, Whisper White, Shimmery White cardstock
Irridescent Ice EP, Mellow Moss Grosgrain ribbon, Silver Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Mini Glue-Dots.

This second card shows more of the cards created stamping on acetate and tissue with Reinkers, water coloring with Aqua Painters, and using some of the new Stampin' Up!© Linen Print Designer Paper.

Check out my Stampin' Up! website to see upcoming classes.

Don't forget to check out my inspiration for starting classes- Jane Ann (aka Janie) over at Hands On Crafts with Jane Ann. She's teaching a wide variety of classes. Her first one is creating Dream Pillows. Yeah! If you know me at all you know my Dream Pillow will be invaluable. I'll post a pic of my pillow after class.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

It happened!

Well, I did it. We all did it, really. I'm proud to announce we've had four fun stamping classes in the new studio. There was a wide range of stamping experience present with fun had by all. The groups stamped on acetate using tissue and reinkers, water colored, embossed, embellished, tied, laughed and had a great time.

Check back in the next couple of days and I'll have some pictures of our cards and projects as well as dates for upcoming classes at the studio that will include Janie's classes (more about that later as well.)

Thanks to everyone who showed great talent and support during our first classes at the new studio, and thank you for checking out what's happening.