Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ready for the 1st day of Summer!

Lisa and I have created the projects...
cut the ribbons

 and the papers
gathered the embellishments

stacked, checked and bagged the kits and we are ready!
See you Saturday for our All American Weekend at Girlfriends!
It is the perfect day for the first day of summer!
lisa and michele

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

hello Baby!

New Workshop!!!!
hello Baby!
Follow your baby, grandchild, godchild, son or daughter through their first year of life in this adorable book. 
The book measures 6" wide and 12" tall with over 36 pages for your photos, journaling and more!
JULY 19th!
Put it on your calendar!
11:00 am
Set your alarm clock!
Please join me for one of my favorite workshops of all time.  It is all about baby and being a parent or a grandparent.  It is a treasure for all time and it is available one time only!
Papers and embellishments from Simple by Girlfriends! 
It doesn't get better than this!
hello Baby!
(thought I'd just give you a little peek at the inside too!)


Gettin' Inky....the Tim Holtz Folio Project

We have been so very excited to do our Tim Holtz Folio Project.
There have been delays.
There have been hiccups.
There have been frantic phone calls but...
On July 12th we are
Gettin' Inky!
To be absolutely honest this workshop is completely sold out.  I really did think twice about putting up this post but I wanted to let those of you who cannot be in class know how wonderful these products are.
We start with the remarkable Folio by Tim Holtz.  This product is so much fun to work with and so easy to use.  I can think of at least another dozen or more projects to do with this.
For this project we also used the beautiful Wallflower Paper Stash by Tim Holtz.  I love this paper so much I have used it over and over.  You should see the Folded and Bound book created with this paper.  It is at the shop and you can stop by anytime to see it.
We do carry both these products at Girlfriends and of course our many samples will give you inspiration to help.
Upon opening your folio you will have loads of flaps, tags, pockets and more.  We have used a variety of materials for this including burlap, paper, corrugate, walnut stained tags and more.  As you are creating your own folio try not to limit yourself to one material or another....expand your horizons and try something new.
In order to keep our colors flowing thoughout the folio we used Distress Stains by Tim Holtz, Distress Ink Pads by Tim Holtz  and Distress Markers by Tim Holtz.  We used these products in worn lipstick, broken china, peeled paint, wild honey, vintage photo and walnut stain.  If you are lucky enough to be in this workshop please bring your inks, stains and pens with you.  I will bring my supply to share but I do not want you to rely upon me to provide them for you. This is particularly true of the stains and ink pads.

We will also be stamping.  We will be using a variety of stamps from Stampers Anonymous featured artists Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi.  If you have a black Archival Ink pad please bring it.

We are using loads of vintage seam binding.  If you have it use it!  We are going to do some staining and inking...I recommend this highly!
Paper is cheap!  There I have said it...use it...fold it....tear it...crush it...stain it...stamp it.  Paper is cheap...experiment with it!

Add the marvelous Industrial Stickers by Tim Holtz or any other sticker you like.  Add lace.  Add paper roses you make from your paper!  Add and add and add until you have it exactly right then add the most important things of all....
your priceless pictures,
your memories,
your thoughts,
all the things that will make this irreplaceable.

If you are registered for this workshop please use this link to  pay for your workshop.  If you want a kit to be mailed to you that link can be found here as well.
Folio 7/12/14

To order a set of four stains to complete this project please use this link. You will receive four full sized stains in the following colors: worn lipstick, broken china, wild honey, peeled paint. The cost for this set is $22.00.  If you would like to have them shipped to you that link is also here.

I Do! I Do!

We are doing an adorable interactive wedding mini album on June 28th at Girlfriends.
This book is created using the Simple Stories Wedding papers and it is wonderful.  It is black and white and gold and silver allowing you to add your own wedding colors.  It is a 5"X7" book and has many pockets flaps and tags to accommodate dozens of photos.
I have included a few pictures of the book including a couple of my favorite pages!
I hope you will join us!
There is a paypal link to order your kit (includes participation in the workshop if you would like to come) or to order a kit to be shipped to you.
Book cover

Inside pages


There is lots more to see...just stop by the shop and check it out!

I Do! I Do!

All American Weekend at Girlfriends

We are excited to present this All-American Weekend at Girlfriends!
Please join us by choosing one, two or all three of our projects for the weekend.
USA Wood Art Letters

USA Banner

USA Mini Album

Just thought I would show you a few of the inside pages to the little stinkin' cute!