Thursday, July 23, 2009

I think she read my blog

I think Cleo must have read my blog, because she's moved from my desk to the top of the refrigerator. This afternoon, she almost fell off. That will teach her to sleep in high places!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Doesn't she know......

I have work to do?????

Cleo is very happy now that she's come to live with me in San Diego. She is especially happy to spend her days and nights lazing around on my desk. Of course, it's hard for me to get any work done and now there are cat hairs on all my projects. But it is nice to have a cat purring next to me again. I missed her.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Tim and Wendy rock the house!

I had a chance to go up to the Carson Rubber Stamp Show today. I try to make it there at least once a year, or more if I can. Tim Holtz usually demos with Stampers Anonymous (the distributor for his rubber stamps). This month, both he and Wendy Vecchi were not only demo-ing, but were doing make n' takes through-out the day. This was a first and WOW is all I can say!

In the morning, Tim was teaching a small Christmas pin/ornament that had soooo many doodads for such a small thing. The foundation was a 1" piece of memory glass with frame, both from Ranger. Inside the frame, we put a Memory Capsule (also from Ranger) with some glass glitter, patterned paper, a little printed word and a tiny acrylic star. We hung two tiny bells with a small bow (Thanks, KIM! You're the best bow-tie-er ever!). The top of the "house" features Tim's new metal corners from his Idea-ology line along with a trinket pin and jump ring. This cute little pin could be used as an ornament or pin; also the concept could be adapted for other holidays, Mother's/grandmother's photo pins and whatever..... Love it, Tim!!! For all of the Make n take's from the show, go visit Tim's blog

In the afternoon, Wendy Vecchi taught the most gorgeous flower pin created using Tim's Grungepaper and stamps from Wendy's newest stamp release. We cut out pieces, inked, stamped, and curled them and finally assembled the pieces to form this most beautiful flower! Be sure to visit Wendy's blog for more inspiration.

And speaking of Wendy's stamps....Oh My!!! Her new releases are gorgeous, as are their older siblings. Of course I shopped.... Wendy's stamps come on 6x12 storage sheets. These are 3-hole punched and Wendy also has a FAB-u-lous acrylic album set-up in which to store them. You can decorate the acrylic however you want. When I get mine done, I'll share it here.

The stamp sets also come with a full color sheet full of Wendy-style inspiration. I don't know where the girl gets her inspiration. She probably never sleeps.

Anyway, Carson was a total blast, made even better by two terrific make n' takes taught by two of the best teachers out there!

As Wendy says, "Make Art" to which Tim would add his sage advice, "Don't over-think it!"