Birds & Words

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.

Shaker Cards

Here are the two shaker cards for Susan's morning class. I'll post pics of them closed separately.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Susan Mostek class

Next Saturday, October 2 Susan is teaching shaker cards in the morning and this sweet three tiered slider in the afternoon. There's an additional Christmas interpretation of the slider card using NEW Webster's Pages. Watch the blog tonight. I'll post shaker card photos on tonights post.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NEW Webster's Pages

Anyone who has been around the shop at all this year knows about the mad crush I have on all things Webster's Pages.  I just got new papers in and I am lovin' it!  I've got the stacks pictured below, but pictures never do them justice, you've got to see and touch them.  The colors are gorgeous.  They are the same WP style, but different colors, flowers and feel.

Here's the Christmas paper.  The line is called "Waiting for Santa".  So, so pretty.  Susan Mostek will be using some of these for her class on October 2.  If you haven't signed up for Susan's classes, by the way, don't wait.  You'll like what she's doing.  Call the shop to sign up.  970-577-1415
This one is called "Hollywood Vogue".  I wasn't sure how much I'd like this one, but its really great.  As is typical with WP the second side is awesome.  So pretty, its debatable which is the featured side and which is the "second side".  ;-p
Wonderfall.  I like saying that word.  Delicious.  Fall colors, fall flowers, some "back to school" themed stuff, vellum, scalloped die cut like the one on top of the stack here.  And birds.  Did I say birds?  I should have said birds.  Love, love, love it.  Come see!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fire in Loveland

A new fire burning west of Loveland. It's about 12 miles due east of Estes. It was moving pretty fast earlier, but seems to have slowed down tonight. They never closed hwy 34 which is a good sign. It's official: I don't like fires!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Flower Soft Class

Here is the lineup for the Flower Soft class September 17 at 9 am.  I love the variety of techniques using a product I'm having a lot of fun with.  We'll two each of the three cards, mostly for the sake of time.  This first card has layers of inking and embossing before the final application of Polar White Flower Soft.

Polar White Flower Soft makes a lovely Christmas scene.  This card uses a Tim Holtz pine tree, snow resting on the branches.  Snow is still falling against a blue sky.  Snow Soft would be a better name for this card!
This card has been a hit all summer.  We'll use a Penny Black stamp to create cattails on a distressed ink background.  Very simple, very elegant.  You can use a different sentiment, if you like.
The text is the focal point here.  Touches of Autumn Flower Soft frame a familiar scripture set on scalloped oval Nestabilites.  We'll even emboss the scalloped oval the words are stamped on. 
So here's the set.  One card uses a sculpting technique, one a spare and random application and one uses a heavy application that dominates the card.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day off

Sort of. I'll go in around 2 pm. Got to get some housey things done but I'm excited to get into the studio. Creative ideas are bouncing around and I have to EXECUTE when that happens. If it evaporates, it's gone! For me at least.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Elk in the shadows

We spotted an elk resting under a tree this morning as we walked home from church. He was most likely one of the "lonely boys", my term for the males who just weren't tough enough this year to have a collection of ladies for themselves. Poor lonely boys. Maybe next year.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Here's what can happen. LOTS of cool stuff. Less space in the garage. You've been warned!!!