Birds & Words

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tin Birthday Card

Check out this adorable birthday card that's hardly a card!  Constructed using a tin container and embellished with Prima papers, this is a card that's really a gift. 

Inside is a removable booklet, ready for your journaling and photos, pockets, tags, and a collage inside a super mega bottle cap.  How fun!!
A close up shot of the bottle cap.  These make really fun little frames to include an extra little bundle of details.  I'm teaching this class Saturday at 10 a.m. and there's still space, so call the shop 970.577.1415 or email if you'd like to join in.  $25, please bring your RMM basic kit.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Studio 490

I LOVE Wendy Vecchi new Studio 490 releases this summer.  Stamps sets filled with wildflowers & bugs (how could you not love that??), and Art Parts to match, also Studio 490 Stencils with Wendy's familiar flair.

I've been using Studio 490 in my notebooks and love the result.  This Art Girl works as my paper doll to add glasses, glossy lips, hats, whatever strikes your fancy!

Here's my personal daily planner I created to catch my life, my way.  Covered in Sticky Back Canvas, sprayed with Dylusions Ink Sprays and adorned with Studio 490 stamps, Art Parts, and Blossom Bucket embellishments.  Keeps all my notes & lists contained!  Yay!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Surviving July

Whew!  Very warm weather (which I personally LOVE) and super busy month!  Lots of people coming from all over the country and the world to enjoy the cool air in the Rocky Mountains.  I haven't blogged this month so I'll be catching you up on several things over the next few days.  I have been working away in the studio and teaching classes AND planning events for the fall.  SUPER excited!  I'll give you a sneak peak at the end of this blog.

Our neighbors next door at Colorado Hats asked me if I'd make a card they could use to tuck in a CD of photos and give to a friend.  No words or sentiments.  This is what I came up with for them to share.  Its sort of a varied version of a project we're doing today and tomorrow at Metallic Flowers and Ranger Nation.  I'll share those designs tomorrow.  I rather like the way it turned out!
So here's your sneak peak:
Martha Vaughan teaching a class in July and who walks in?  Ronda Palazzari!  Everyone was so happy to see her, but Martha did backflips.  Not really, but sort of.  ;-)  So did I.
Ronda is going to be at Rocky Mountain Memories in October to teach her awesome techniques featured in her book "Art of Layers". 
Ronda is one of the nicest people I've met and you'll love taking her classes.  Mark October 12 and 13 on your calendar and plan a fabulous weekend of scrapbooking, journaling and technique classes.
Check out Ronda's blog at Help Me Ronda.