Birds & Words

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tim Holtz Tickets

I love pieces that are interchangeable and versatile and Tim Holtz has done it with these tickets!  This stamp set is called "Odds & Ends" and has 7 ticket stamps.  Its sort of a celebration as its Tim's 100th design for Stamper's Anonymous.  I can imagine that a lot of thought went into what would be that 100th design and I think we can see that with the coordinating products you can use for these tickets.  The stamps fit the ticket strip die.  You can use the strip as is as a border or use them as individual embellishments. Double click on this picture and you can see more detail in the ticket images.

Here you can see the blank (or mostly blank) ticket that you can add your own message to.  There are tickets for Christmas, Halloween and Valentines. 

THIS is cool.  The words in the Odds & Ends set fit inside these bookplate dies.  Here you can cut your own tags out of old file folders and have the same size tags Tim always uses for demos and for 12 Tags of Christmas.  The labels can be used with the tags or seperately.  GREAT set of dies you'll use over & over.

My head is spinning, is yours?  Ha! Lots of ideas, lots of ways to use these pieces.  Love it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gift Certificate!!

Here's an idea for a stocking stuffer! Any amount you like, and we'll tuck it into an envelope for you.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

6 in 60

Alright, new obsession.  I started (yes, STARTED) working on 6 in 60 yesterday and I'm loving it!  This class will begin with some prep work, not much.  Then we're going to go to work!  I'll set a timer (just for fun) and see if we can actually complete each card in 10 minutes.  At the end of our time, we'll have 6 lovely cards in 60 minutes.  Here's what you'll go home with:

This class is Tuesday, December 14 from noon to 2 pm at the shop.  Bring your basic kit.  Class is $22, all materials provided, except for your adhesive.  Call (970.577.1415) or email ( to sign up.  See you there!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

$5 Make & Takes, Friday and Saturday

If you're out & about downtown Estes this Friday & Saturday, stop by and do a make & take!  Two to choose from or you can do both!  Below is a pear (one of my favs) with black embossed flourishes on the background panel and a chipboard flourish, with gold or copper Perfect Pearls.  Very elegant!
 Love this little butterfly girl.  Double click on this card and maybe you can see, she's got some sparkle in her wings.  Love it.

Rocky Mountain Memories now has gift certificates!  If your sweetie needs an idea for you for this Christmas season, or if you'd like a stocking stuffer for a friend, stop by the shop and pick up a gift certificate.  Any amount you'd like, we can customize that for you.  It comes in a pretty envelope, all ready to give!

We've also got a selection of stocking stuffers, including stamps which ALWAYS make a great idea for those little items to tuck away into a stocking.  Come on down!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Father's Day & Valentine's for Soldiers

This is the Father's Day card we're doing for soldiers on Thursday.  I'm changing the trees I think. 
Here's our valentine.  Oh, wow, I love this one.  If you double click on it, you can see a larger image.  I used Stampington stamps, Distress Ink (of course), and Tim's embossing folder.

So, if you want to join us, there's still room.  On Thursday at noon to 2 pm,
we'll be having a creatively good time.  What will you be doing?  Hmmmmm?

Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas

Hey, if you're not checking Tim Holtz's blog these days, you might want to.  He's doing his annual 12 Tags of Christmas and they are awesome, as usual.  He began on December 1, so scroll back for a couple of days and get caught up.

Tim's blog is  REALLY.  Do it.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What's new?

We just got a shipment from one of my favorite companies.  These are really awesome wildlife images and sayings.  I can't wait to put together some samples.  Pine trees, and look at those little chipmunks!  Also some great sentiments stamps that are well sized and use great fonts.

This shipment has some "bookend" images that work beautifully with the alphabet for monograms.

GREAT alphas.  Its time for a new set and these come in two sizes, plus a coordinating numbers set.
I love it when I get an order in that I can't wait to rip into and get into the studio.  I hope you'll enjoy them, too.

I got a note from Susan today suggesting that if anyone would like to be put on a wait list for Saturday's classes, just let me know.  Its the cold and flu season, after all......  Email me @ or call the shop @ 970.577.1415.  Just a few more days till Susan's classes.  The weather is supposed to be 82 degrees and sunny.  Oh, wait a minute, that next June.  Saturday is 38 degrees and partly cloudy.  But now snow!!!  ;-)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cards for Seniors

Here's the card we're doing for seniors on Wednesday.  This is the basic design, but details may change a little.  Can you see the sparkle in the word "Joy", added with Stickles?  If you double click on the picture, you should be able to enlarge it.

Here's the card opened.  The top panel is attached to just the top "gate".  This is a gate fold card, turned sideways.  Its got some fun possibilities.....  I'll teach a few tips to make this a standard for you in your idea bucket!

Oh!  The shop was featured in a very cool blog:  Check. It. Out.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Graphic 45 and more....

For a while, I've felt like when I get brand new things in, I process the order and put things on the shelf and they sort of blend into the rest of the inventory.  Well, we put a display in just as you come in the shop that features NEW new stuff.  Things will rotate as appropriate, but I want you to get a shot at seeing the brand new shineys!!
Graphic 45.  The newest line called "Once Upon a Springtime".  So beautiful!  Classic G45 styling, but not so dark.  You'll recognize that tone all their papers have, but with fairies and Beatrix Potter images.  Yummy.

A new Sizzix clock die.  My mind is bubbling with ideas for this one!

More Tim Holtz dies.  These keep getting backorder because they're so hot.  Tim LOVES that rosette, he's using it a lot on his blog.  Ideaville.

Come check out the newness!  More to come......

Cards for Soldiers

We're doing it!  We had a great time last week as six of us got together and churned out 62 cards in 2 hours. 

We're making cards to send to soldiers overseas for them to use.  Its very cool to think of men & women serving in the armed forces having a beautiful handmade card to send to mom on her birthday.  So we're making them, using guidelines set by Operation Write Home, and sending them off.  Each time we meet, we'll do two designs.  One will be birthday, thinking of you, miss you, etc. and the other will be either Mother's Day or Father's Day.  We want to have a huge offering of those two cards, hoping there will be enough for everyone.
 Here is the Mother's Day card we made.  I think its lovely.  It uses a Penny Black rose and a shadow made just with an acrylic block!  So simple, but very elegant.  Hope it gladdens the hearts of mom's who receive them.
Here's our "thinking of you" card.  Here we have a Tim Holtz pinecone stamped with Brushed Corduroy.  Again, simplicity reigns.  Making this set presented a challenge, because of staying within the OWH guidelines.  But hey, a challenge is great for creativity, huh?

If you'd like to help, we're getting together again Thursday, December 9 from noon to 2 pm to make Valentine's and Father's Day cards.  There's no cost to you, and all materials are provided.  Bring your basic kit if you can.  Call and let me know you're coming so we'll make sure there's space for everyone.  I'll be posting the cards we're doing on the 9th soon, so stay very tuned.  Hope to see you there! Call me!

Anybody out there?  Leave me some comments!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Honoring our Elders

Stop in the shop next Wednesday, December 1 and join us in making Christmas cards for residents of Prospect Park nursing home.  We'll make one card each for residents and caregivers.  There are 30 residents and 25 nurses and aides.  55 cards!!  All hands on deck.  The sample will be prepared for you, we'll all do the same card.  Also hot tea & muffins. 

Hope to see you Wednesday.  :-)


Combine Webster's & B Line

Lots of lovely samples of cards combining Webster's Pages & B Line Designs stamps. Come by and get inspired!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


These are the ATCs you'll create in Kathleen Sigg's class, coming up Friday, November 19 at 10 am.  Kathleen is a lovely person and a wonderful teacher; guaranteed to be a fun day!!  Just $10 for the class; bring your double stick adhesive & scissors.  Call & sign up!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tim Holtziness

Just got some very cool new Tim Holtz in the store today. You've got to see his new seasonal papers & stickers. Also Lost and Found salvage stickers. Love it!

Also some new 7 Gypsies Avignon papers. My head is spinning with ideas!

Song for the day: You Really Got a Hold on Me; Smoky Robinson & the Miracles. I can't stop swaying. :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Having fun at the Ranch!

Here we are at the Larimer County Fairgrounds having a lot of fun &meeting the nicest people. Katheen Sigg is here demoing Gamsol & Prismacolor colored pencils.

And tonight I get Mexican food so I am one happy chicka!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cherri Robb - Afternoon Class

These are the cards Cherri will be teaching for the afternoon class.  You can come by and see the work up close & personal at the shop.  Class size is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!!

This Christmas card is a study in green using Penny Black stamps, laser cuts, brads, and Cherri's signature of inks & paints.  Lovely!
Call the shop @ 970-577-1415  or  email to sign up!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guest Teacher - Cherri Robb

We are so excited to welcome Cherri Robb to Rocky Mountain Memories as a guest teacher Saturday, November 13.  I have taken classes from Cherri and her excellence as a teacher is only excelled by the beauty of her art.  Cherri is a collage artist who will be teaching principles in collage technique as we complete collage card projects.  The morning class will include the two cards below.  The cards will feature Graphic 45 papers and Tim Holtz embellishments and dies.

You can see the cards close up at the shop.  The morning class will be from 9 am to 11:30 and the afternoon class runs from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  We are DONE with 3 hour parking, so no need to worry about parking your car all day for both classes.  Let us know when you sign up and you can purchase a box lunch from DeLeo's Deli, just a couple of doors down from the shop.  Choose from turkey, roast beef or ham, for $5 (BARGAIN!!).  RMM will provide chips & drinks.  We need to know by the Friday before if you'll want a box lunch and plan to pay cash separately for your sandwich.
The morning and afternoon classes will complete two projects each; one card can be used as a greeting card, birthday card or other purpose.  
The other is a Christmas card.  Cherri is going to show us how to use the Christmas interpretation to create multiple copies for your Christmas card list this year.

Each class is $27.  This includes all materials except for your adhesives and assumes you bring a Basic Kit.  (Basic Kit described on the RMM Event Calendar.)  Space is limited, so don't delay in signing up!!  A complete RMM Event Calendar is coming in your email boxes on Monday, October 18 and will include class materials for both of these workshops.  If you're not on our email list, send me a note at and I'll put you on our list.

Hope to see you on November 13!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Terrible Picture, Beautiful Dies!!

Just this morning got these awesome Tim Holtz dies.  Thank you, Mr. Holtz.
Very cool bare tree.  Works for Halloween, for snowy trees, for spring trees and green trees.  Add your own leaves & blooms.
On the Fence die.  I love this one.  Its great with my nature, botanical obsession.
Gardens & birds need a fence, do they not?  Yes, they do.

Yummy.  Come see.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New class at Rocky Mountain Memories!!

Fall classes are happening now at Rocky Mountain Memories!  These are three cards we will make from a single piece of 7 Gypsies "Conservatory" paper and embellishments.  Here are the cards individually:
Love this pretty one.  The grahic images on the paper are just magically positioned for a balanced collage background.

"Cross Your Heart and Fly" is an added B Line stamp.

Hello Friend.  Who would love to get this one for a birthday, an anniversary, a remembrance or any occasion?

No image, just words.  But lovely ones.  This stamp makes a really nice card.  And you can't go wrong with G45 papers.  Ever.

A Tuscan village scene you'll color and blend with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  Gorgeous note card.  We'll just do one of these because this card is a little more time consuming, but you'll learn how.  Lotso fun!

The class is $25, all materials included, for a total of 6 cards & envelopes.  Please bring your own double sided adhesive, bone folder, scissors, ruler; if you have colored pencils, its helpful for you to bring those, but not required.  Call the store to sign up 970-577-1415 or email me at  Class sizes are limited, so don't wait to sign up!

Friday. October 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13 at 9 a.m.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Elk Jam on the way to the Shop!!

This big guy has lots of girlfriends.  Jerk.
 Crossing the road at their leisure.  No worries.  We'll wait.  Don't hurry on our account.

More girlfriends.
I didn't have to wait too long.  This time of year is so cool, the elk really put on a show.  And this year, the weather has been GREAT.  Really nice for elk viewing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Susan Mostek Afternoon Class

These are the cards Susan will be teaching Saturday afternoon, October 2.  Both using Webster's Pages and B Line Designs, it is certain to be a lovely day!

Here's Rover, just sitting on a chair, thinking of you.  I wonder if he's supposed to be on that chair?  Shhhh......  I won't tell.
I am CRAZY about Webster's Christmas Pages.  B Line accents them perfectly.
Its not too late to sign up, there's a few spots left.  Come & play!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010


This is a lovely Christmas card, done in unconventional colors.  A special card you might want to special friends.  They'll remember this one for years!

Very special birthday card.  Birds are very popular now and these robins make a very nice bird-day card.  Someone you'd like to give a little extra love to on their birthday this year?
These cards are great for sending, but also for learning.  You'll have lots of ideas of how to reinterpret these cards using other images, other papers, other occasions and other sentiments.  Let the creativity begin!!

Shaker Cards

Here are the two shaker cards Susan is doing in her morning class.  I'll post seperate images of them open.