Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Iris Folding Card Class at Scrapology, Jan 15, 2011

I will be back at Scrapology in Lakeway on January 15th at 2:00 with more iris folding cards. We will make three cards using a technique called iris folding (like the iris of a camera or eye). We will create a heart with ribbon, a camera with Accucut die cut and a musical note. We will be using stamps by Texana Designs. Be sure to bring your scissors and a full roll of scotch tape (we'll use lots). Also bring a strong double sided tape like RedLine, Scor-Tape or Pioneer Mounting Tape and a bone folder is helpful but not necessary. We hope to be able to repeat the iris folding class each month featuring new designs and ideas each time. Janet will be offering a frequent class bonus for anyone taking three classes you'll receive a free iris fold kit.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wonderful Retreat

A special thanks to everyone for a wonderful retreat. It was great to get away with old friend and make some new friends too. Pam, Linda, Janet (the other Janet) and I drove up to Milford for a long weekend retreat at Our House. Angie and Ann took great care of us and fed us good.

I shared my fork bow-tying technique with lots of folks.
Here's the printable copy of the instructions.

I'm already trying to figure out when I can go back ;).

P.S. Thanks for the retreat picture & video Pam!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tea Bag Folding Class at Scrapbook Haus on Sat, 10/23/10

Join me on Saturday, October 23rd, and go home with two wonderful tea bag folded. We will feature the kite fold. Everyone will make the the wonderful snowflake card complete with glimmer and starburst. Next I will show you how to use a Gemlet (an acrylic tea bag tile guide) and mini stamps to complete a unique medallion. You will have your choice of three different designs (Halloween, Christmas or Ladybug). The fold is so easy and versatile that you won't want to miss this class.

Jimmye Sue Mitchell will be teaching a great 2011 calendar, but her class is already full!!!! Way to go Jimmye Sue!!!

There is also a crop from 4 to 11. Call Scrapbook Haus at 830-627-CROP to reserve a space.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Iris Folding Class on Sept 11th at Scrapology

2:00 - 4:30

More holiday cards created with paper folding. This time we will make three cards using a technique called iris folding (like the iris of a camera or eye). We will make a bat for halloween, a pumpkin for fall and a tree for Christmas. We will be using Graphic 45 and Creative Imaginations papers and stamps from Texana Designs or Deadbeat Designs. Be sure to bring a full roll of scotch tape. We'll use lots. Most should complete the class within 2 hours, but we've allowed 2 1/2 hours if needed.

Tea Bag Folding Holiday Cards at Scrapology in Lakeway

10:30 - 1:00

The holidays are fast approaching. Get a jump start on some unique cards for Halloween, Fall & Christmas featuring a triangle folded tea bag tiles. We will be using some great papers from Creative Imaginations and Graphic 45. Stamps used in the class are by Texana Designs and Jimmye Sue will be on hand for a trunk show. A silk bow? Don't worry about not being able to tie a perfect bow. This one is simply made with a fork for perfection every time. Check out my prior post here. We should complete the class within 2 hours, but we've allowed 2 1/2 hours if needed.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tea Bag Folding Card Class at Lone Star Retreats

featuring Texana Designs Stamps

I will be teaching a class on tea bag folding Saturday afternoon at 2:30 on August 28th at Lone Star Retreats. This will not be your ordinary tea bag folding. You will be stamping and using a tea bag guide to create unique tea bag folding tiles. Then you will create a medallion using the square fold variation of tea bag folding. You will have your choice of a sentiment by Texana Designs for your cards. You may choose to make the star card for $10 (approx 1 hr) or both cards for $18 (approx 2 hrs). The class is open to anyone interested, but space will be limited. You will want to sign up as soon as possible. Email: for registration or questions.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Oh my...

where does the time go? Here it is already July and I haven't posted since May!!! Sorry about that folks. I've been busy creating new card classes. Last week I was at Stamp Salado, the week before I was at Wendaful's. Prior to that Jimmye Sue and I made a trip south to Scrapbook Haus. My next adventure will be in Georgetown at Lone Star Retreat on August 28th, then Lakeway at Scrapology on September 11th and back to New Braunfels on September 18th. Hope to see some of you along the way! Check back soon to see samples.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tea Bag Corner Tile Guide - Step by Step

I've taken my tea bag folding to the next level. I've designed acrylic tiles so that I can use any small stamp to create unique tea bag folded medallions. The pictures below show how to use the tiles. Click on the image if you would like to view a bigger image.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Great Day at Scrapbook Haus

I just wanted to say "Saturday was a great day!!!" A full day of scrapbook classes at Scrapbook Haus, New Braunfels. I had a super day and met lots of neat ladies.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tea Bag Folded Kite

This card design was used for a class in February at Scrappin' Good Time. I took it a step further here and colored the posts and grass of the cool fence stamp available at Texana Designs. The kite was in two colors and I used stickles to give it a little sparkle. It was a get well card for Joyce, who created the stamp. It's a pleasure to be surrounded by such wonderful talent!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stars of Texas

This is one of the cards that I taught at Stamp Salado last month. It was hard to choose which design I liked best. I enjoyed using the Texas Stamps from Deadbeat Designs. They were the perfect finishing touch.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Spectacular ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, April 17th, 2010

Spring Spectacular

McNeil’s Project Graduation
The alcohol and drug free
All-nighter sponsor
for our senior class.

April 17, 2010
McNeil High School
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission is Free

Great place to shop for gifts;
get jewelry, kitchen items, stationery,
and other beautiful items.

Come eat lunch from one of
our food vendors.

I will have lots of cards for sale and great card kits for those of you who want to learn how to make tea bag folding cards or iris folding cards. Marie from MyTown Papers and Jimmye Sue from Texana Designs will be there with me. Be sure to come see us!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Next Class at Scrapbook Haus

I will be back in New Braunfels on May 1st to teach another tea bag folding class. This time you will learn the basic square fold and the square fold variation one. You will make three cards using the same basic fold, but for three completely different looks. One card is an easel card that will show each of the four stamps on the tea bag folding cube and the basic square fold medallion. The next card will be on acetate where both sides of the stamped medallion can be enjoyed. The last card you will learn how to use any small stamp to make a symmetrical stamped medallion. We will use an acrylic Gemlet to position the stamps. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another Easel Card

Here is another easel card I made. This one is to welcome home a new baby, Sadie. I made a fan-fold medallion and a layered butterfly cut with a Quickutz die in my Cuttlebug.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Iris Folded Easter Egg

This is an iris folded card that I designed for a class in Temple at Wendaful Scrapbooks. I used a pack of Doodlebug papers that coordinated beautifully. The egg and the grass were Accu-Cut diecuts available at Wendaful's. I hope everyone finds all the Easter Eggs the bunnies left for ya.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

Here's the Easter card that I sent my nephew this year. I love the new stamps at Texana Designs!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tea Bag Folding Stamps

I love the tea bag stamps from Impression Obsession. One of the cubes comes with four different butterflies. This easel card displays all four stamps and a medallion from one of them. I'm teaching a class similar to this card Sunday at Stamp Salado. I'd love to see you there.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Promise of Bluebonnets

A little cold weather and sunny afternoons brings thoughts of Texas bluebonnets soon to follow. Texana Designs has a wonderful bluebonnet stamp in miniature. I took the stamp and created 8 square tiles for tea bag folding. I love how it turned out!!

I also love the easel cards featured on Splitcoast Stampers a few weeks ago. What a wonderful way to display cards.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Three Hearts @ Salado

Here are the cards I made last week at Stamp Salado. The instructor was Sally and she started the class with the ABCs of card making.

A - always measure twice and cut once
B - back, always sign the back of your card/artwork
C - copy - photograph or scan your creations, print and put them in an album for reference

I've been collecting the stuff for this embossing templates for a long time. We did the dry embossing on vellum. We did the embossing paste. The third card was double embossed with part of the embossing heat embossed.

Thanks for a great class!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Scrappin' Good Time class

I'm going to be one of three instructors at Corsicana's Scrappin Good Time on February 27th. I can't wait. I will be showing how to create three totally different designs using only one tea bag fold. I'm really looking forward to it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010!!!

May you always make the right moves.
May your cup runneth over with love.
May you always find shelter from any storm.
May you remain good looking and looking good!
May you find the perfect diet for your soul.

May you find perfect balance in the company you keep.

May you have as much fun as you can before someone makes you stop.

May the worst thing that happens to you come in slobberry pink and furry tan.

May you manage to MAKE time for siesta.

May all the new folks you meet be interesting and kind.

May your accessories always harmonize with your natural beauty!

Should your mouth ever be bigger than your stomach, may you have a chewing good time!

May you always know when to walk away and know when to run.

And may your friends always bring you joy!