Monthly Archives: September 2013

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    new sizzix alterations & idea-ology laboratorie…

    today i definitely needed to take a break from the endless list of deadlines, and just do something creative in the studio.  i’ve been wanting to play with the new releases from cha including some of my sizzix dies and the new laboratorie paper stash from idea-ology.  i love when products have versatility, and the Continue Reading

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    thank you scrapfest 2013…

    what a great time scrapfest 2013 was.  my sincere thanks to all of my students for making me proud and being amazing with each and every one of you finishing the project and being so much fun.  thanks also to mario, patti, colleen, michelle, terry and the great archivers team in the rotunda for working Continue Reading

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    scrapfest 2013 here we come…

    well it’s been another busy week in the studio as kits were packed and shipped for our upcoming italy trip with scrapmap, and prep work continues for my upcoming online class creative chemistry 102 (both happening next month).  we leave bright and early in the morning to head to the airport and make our way Continue Reading

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    good mail day…

    have you ever had one of those days where something extra special shows up in the mail just for you?  today was one of those days for mario, and it couldn’t have made him happier.  the story: when mario’s son (MJ3) was in basic training he became friends with a buddy jeff zimmer.  well throughout Continue Reading

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    Creative Chemistry 102…

    I’m happy to announce my next online workshop with onlinecardclasses.com .  If you were part of the educational fun last year with Creative Chemistry 101, get ready to continue the creative adventure with Creative Chemistry 102.  Discover your creative inner “scientist” in this second installment of the popular Creative Chemistry course with me  as we explore Continue Reading

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    eclectic elements fabric is shipping…

    today was a good day around the studio.  i received news from coats that all 24 designs of my new eclectic elements fabric that debuted at quilt market earlier this year are in stock and shipping now!  that means all of the yardage, fat quarters, and design rolls are making their way to a local Continue Reading

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    new distress paint colors…

    i have some exciting news to share just in time for the festive fall season – new distress paint colors!  ranger has just release 6 new distress paint colors to coordinate with the wonderful autumn palette of distress inks, stains, and markers you already love.  the best news is these new paints are shipping immediately Continue Reading

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    12 tags of 2013 – september…

    i’m really excited about this month’s tag and sharing how i use my new layering stencils from stampers anonymous.  there is no doubt stencils have become a craft staple to many and why not?  their versatility to provide texture and imagery are a great creative tool.  there are also many ways to use stencils on Continue Reading