Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Double Decker Stack the Deck....

The pattern is up on my website.

We started it on today's Ustream show and will be working on it on Friday, Saturday and next Wednesday's shows.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fancy New Footwear!

I went to the Dr. last week about the pain in my foot. Those of you who watched my Friday show know that I was diagnosed with Plantar's Faciatis and a neuroma. Well, I went back to the doctor and I found out today that, while this is happening in my foot, the pain is actually caused by a stress fracture. Thus, I get to where a boot cast for the next 4 to 6 weeks. Hey, at least it's not my hand!

Now that I have the doctor appointments out of the way, I am back to finishing up the Double Decker Stack The Deck pattern and hope to have it up later today.

It's always something.....


PS I am thinking it may need some bling!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2012

This time last year I pressed the "Publish Post" button on my audition for the Graphic 45 Design Team audition with excitement and a bit of nervousness....okay, A LOT of nervousness! I must admit, I am feeling much the same way right now!

I was over the moon when I learned that I was chosen to be on THE best Design Team in the industry. I was also very honored and humbled. Graphic 45 is an amazing company. My opinion has not changed, it has grown. Having spent the past year working with them, I can truly say that Graphic 45 is one of the most respected and admired companies in the paper crafting world for good reason. They run their company as a family, with integrity, generosity, and a heart! I was, and am, honored to be associated with such wonderful people.

When I took on the commitment of working on the G45 Design Team, I went in with the intent of being involved for just one year. This has been such a rewarding experience and the current Design Team is so supportive and caring, I just don't want it to end, so I decided to give it another go.

So it is with excitement and hope that I once again submit some of my Graphic 45 projects for their consideration!

Thank you to Diane, Charee, Aimee and the rest of the gang at G45. It has been a blast! And I hope the journey continues.....


PS The slide show is running in reverse order. I have spent 2 hours trying to get it in the correct order to no avail!!

Ustream Videos

Relax everyone! I have downloaded ALL of the videos from Ustream BEFORE they removed them yesterday. I have found what I think is a solution and will test it out later today. I looks like it is priced within my budget to keep the videos free for viewing. I hope to have them up and available sometime this week. PLEASE be patient while I get this set up.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Twist and Tag....

Tonight on Ustream we will work on the Twist and Tag Mini Album Tags and embellishments that I had planned for last Wednesday.

We will Start the Double Decker Stack the Deck albums on Wednesday, Feb 29 - a bonus day for this year! The sample is taking a bit longer than I hoped, but it is nearly done and I will post a video this afternoon and show it during class tonight. The pattern will be up over the weekend.

See you at 7pm Pacific!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ustream today...

I need to cancel today's Ustream class. Some things have come up that I have to do today. I hope to show some of the tags for the Twist and Tag album on Youtube soon. Thank you all for understanding.

I have the sample and the pattern for the Double Decker Stack the Deck Album for Friday's class (Look Before You Leap) nearly done and will post the photo's later today. The pattern will be up before the class. We will use the same pattern for the following weekend using the Echo Park Charming (boy) and Graceful (girl) collections.

Thank you! I will miss you all today!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Double Decker Kits

The kits for the Double Decker Stack the Deck are up on my website. I will post photo's of the album tomorrow.


Friday, February 17, 2012

The pattern is up!

The pattern for tonight's class is up on the website....

Twist and Tag Mini Album

Tonight on Ustream (Feb. 17, 7pm Pacific Time) we will be starting on the new Twist and Tag mini Album. Fun, fast and it uses my Stack The Deck binding method that you all seem to love.

For class you will need:

12 or more patterned papers (single sided is ok)
Card stock for tags (or #5 and #8 tags), photo mattes, and binding
Chipboard for covers
Any embellishments you want to use.

We will be finishing the album on Ustream on Saturday morning (Feb 18, 10am Pacific) and then will embellish the tags on Wednesday (Feb22, Noon Pacific time) during my regular show.

I have sent the pattern off to my web person and it should be up later today. There won't be kits for this one.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Memories box...

Here is the Valentine project that we made on Saturday and Monday on Ustream. I put together a pattern for those who prefer the instructions in that format. It is available on my website. Ustream has been being very difficult lately and I appreciate all of you hanging in there!

The sides of the box are removable and hold a cascade of pages for photo's and journalling. there is room inside the box for memorabilia or treats.
Happy Valentines Day!


The paper used in the soft colored version is "Promise Me" by SEI, the darker version uses cardstock and "Engraved Garden" by K and Co.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines Bonus class

I am holding a special bonus class today at NOON Pacific Time to finish the Memories Box project that we started on Saturday. The pattern will be available later today on my website. Ustream was the worst I have seen it on Saturday, so cross your fingers that it is better today.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stack the Deck TWO!

The Stack the Deck Two Mini Album Series pattern is FINALLY up on my website!

Thank you all for your patience while waiting for this delayed pattern. It includes directions for 3 albums - Mix and Match Album, Fold Over Paper Bag Album, and the Gatefold Envelope Album - and an alternate cardstock version of the Fold Over Paper Bag album.

We will start the Gatefold Envelope Album tomorrow during our regular Ustream class at 7pm Pacific time.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Home Again!

Feeling a bit like I have been run over by a truck, but it feels good to be home again....and back to internet service that works!!! The connection at the hotel was AWFUL (and that seemed to be true at most of the hotels!) so I wasn't able to post as much as I wanted. I also had no luck getting the videos I shot off my flip and on to my laptop. It took most of today to figure out how to get to them and finally did it!! They are now up on YouTube and I have posted them below. Geez, I called both the Graphic 45 booth and Tim's booth by the WRONG name. I only mess up the ones I have samples in I embarrassing...but in my defense I was BEYOND tired. I had run all over filming 7 videos in a row!

I will also do a video of my projects tomorrow. I hand carried them all back home....the trunk had not traveled well, so bringing it home myself seemed for the best.

CHA was a blast! My favorite part was meeting so many of you!! I had at least 60 or so people recognize me and come up to me to say hello. You all made me feel very special!! (Of course, being home has brought me down to earth with a thud!) I saw lots of great new goodies, ordered product for 8 to 10 projects (yes, the camera and the trunk are among those ordered), and got to meet so many wonderful people. I have new projects, new opportunities, and lots of new ideas in the works....and I can't wait to share it all with you!

Friday night will be a review of the CHA experience, so drop in to chat a while at 7pm Pacific.