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Thursday, July 14, 2011

CKC Valley Forge and Charoloote

I’m totally excited about teaching at CKC Valley Forge and CKC Charlotte this summer. My class is Picture Perfect Convention Pages. It’s a technique-driven workshop that uses a pocket-filled layout with inventive ways to use 15 4”x6” pictures or more. The best part is that all you’ll need to do is add the photos when you get home. People who take my classes will have a choice between an inchies or collage punch-around-the-age project as well as an accordion mini-book, tags, folders masking, stamping and more. All these are wrapped into two compact 12”x12” pages! I hope to see you at the convention. Be sure to visit my website ( for more information.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Copic Classes Scheduled

Once in a while you come across a product that you know you will use for the rest of your life. For me, that product is Copic.

So now it's official. I have Copic classes scheduled for Tuesday, July 19 from 10 AM to 12 PM at Michaels in Rehoboth Beach and on Friday, August 5 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Michaels in Dover, Delaware. I'm hoping the classes go well because I have thoughts in place for the first seven techniques-driven workshops:

SESSION 1: We will learn three blending techniques: Common, feathered, and tip-to-tip. This is a display board that I've developed for the first session.

SESSION 2: We will continue our lesson with some whimsical pieces which introduces pallet blending, revisits common blending and color lifting.

SESSION 3: We will focus on skin tones.

SESSION 4: Working with grays

SESSON 5: Shading, shadowing and light sources.

SESSION 6: Scenery and stills

SESSION 7: Airbrushing

I will introduce five new marker colors with each sesson. We will be working with stamped images which can be used on cards, scrapbooking pages and wall art. The continuation of the programs at Michaels in Rehoboth and Dover (Delaware) strictly depends on enrollment. I hope to also make these classes available at several conventions.

The classes cost $25 plus supplies. If  you take all seven classes, you will have incorporated 45 of the 60 colors that Michaels carries into your personal inventory. Sign ups are at the stores.

I have even more plans for the Copic markers for those who want to go above and beyond the Michaels inventory. I will share these a bit later.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Copic Floral Card Class

 I'll be teaching my first Copic class at Michaels in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 AM. In the first class, we'll do some common blending, feathered blending and maybe even some tip-to-tip as well. We'll be doing three cards and focusing on floral techniques. Our focus will be on the blending techniques, so your copic supplies and white Recollections paper cardstock are the most important. I will also be providing instruction sheets to actually finish your cards at home if we don't have enough time. I'll be posting more on this a bit later. If you're in the Rehoboth Beach area and want to take this class, sign ups should be opening the week of July 4th.


 0 – Colorless Blender

 B21 – Baby Blue
 YG 03 – Yellow Green

 YR 00 – Powder Pink

 YR 07 – Cadmium Orange

 YG 67 – Moss (Optional)


 Recollections White 8 ½” x 11” cardstock

 Recollections Soda Pop 8 ½” X 11” cardstock paper pack

 Recollections Glitter Shapes

 Recollections Glitter Tape, Silver

 Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles

 Celebrate It Sheer Creations Blue-and-Green Ribbon (387344)

 1/8”-wide Gold Metallic Ribbon

 Ranger's Glossy Accent

I have these tools and will make them available during our workshop.

  Inkadinkado 60-377 Floral Expessions Acrylic Stamp Set

 Acrylic Stamp Clear Blocks

 Martha Stewart Border Punch (I used Punch Around the Page Deco Shells)

 Circle Punch, 3”

 Circle Punch, 1 ¼”

 Paper Trimmer

 Sizzix Texture Boutique

 Sizzix Dotted Swiss Embossing Envelope

 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad

 Potter’s Clay Memento Stamp Pad (Part of Dew Drop Collection

 Inksenntials Blending Tool

 Decorative Scissors or Decorative Rotary Trimmer Blade

 Crop-A-Dile or small hole punch