Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bokeh Technique Background

It is not too late to attend today's on Wed's Mojo Class at one.  We will be making two different types of watercolor background cards.  This one uses the Bokeh technique made with a homemade stencil.  It is so soft and beautiful.  Call and let me know if you are interested in attending!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mojo Time!!

Here is another card we will be making using a technique called Velveteen stamping.  It is so easy but gives a really cool look to you card and the feel of this card is really great too.  It actually feels like velveteen.  Let me know if you are planning on attending.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Mojo Class

It is time for February Mojo Class!! We will be making this card with the stamp included on the card!!  Can you find it!!  You will be stamping with the hand made stamp and then attaching it to the card.  Fun!!  Let me know ASAP if you will be attending, so far it is looking like Tues and Wed afternoons are the going times. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

In Memory of Arden

This past weekend we gathered to say goodbye to a dear friend and amazing artist, Arden Palmer (1930-2015).  She has been a friend of mine since the mid 1990's and was a member of our rubber stamping group named, The TAC-eee Ladies.  We have been getting together monthly to rubber stamp or craft since the late 1990's.  Arden was an amazing artist and her sense of color and coloring techniques always were beyond belief.  She naturally had the instinct for adding shading and just the right touches of colors (purples, blues etc.) to birds and flowers to make them look like they do in nature.  I admired her for independence, willingness to help others and strong sense of self.  She came into my life when I needed a strong independent person to look up to and she helped me so much.  She spoke her truth all the time and talked with everyone she ran into.  I loved to hear her stories of the people she met at the grocery or post office and the unusually conversations they got into.  They always made me laugh and taught me little things along the way. Arden was my Gabby's, my blind dog, best friend and was her babysitter for many years when I went out of town.  I learned so much about birds, flowers, cooking and God from her.  She has and will continue to teach me my own life lessons. I have resolved this year to be more like her by speaking my truth more, talking to strangers more and living in the moment.  Arden will be missed greatly here on earth but God sure does have a great painter for our sunrise and sunset that all of us will get to enjoy.  God bless you Arden!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Velveteen Stamping

Quick and easy card I love!!  This one is just that plus it has a really cool velveteen feel to it too!  Stamp are from Hero Arts.  I forgot to put a greeting on it but I think is looks OK without.

DIY Stamps 2

Can you find the stamp here too? It is on the card!!  I am thinking about putting this card in next months Mojo Class.  What do you think?  Die is  from My Favorite Things Designs.

DIY Stamps

 I finally  tried making my own stamps using fun foam!!  Love the look and I then added the stamp to the card itself.  Can you find the stamp on this card???  LOL  Die cut for rubber duck is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.