Birds & Words

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Look messy? It was. It was a fabulously messy day as Ronda taught us to use paints & sprays with Crafter's Workshop templates.

Each student had their own pallet of Liquitex paints they applied on their tags with makeup sponges. The colors are so vibrant and easy to work with.

Ronda brought a ton of stencils for students to experiment with and we also used common household items to apply color such as bubble wrap and plastic doilies.

Gorgeous variety of colors, patterns and textures on these tags. We can't wait to have Ronda back to teach again. Warning: wear your grubbies!!

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Location:Day Two with Ronda

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day One with Ronda Palazzari

SO much ink was flowing at Rocky Mountain Memories Friday afternoon! The class made an adorable mini album, except it wasn't really mini! Lots of pages, tons of techniques and loaded with embellishments. The fun continues today with a mini tag booklet this morning and and a technique free for all in the afternoon.

These girls are having a blast. The amount of fun had is directly proportional to the height of supplies on the table. That's a mathematical fact.

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Location:140 Moraine Avenue, Estes Park, CO

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October Birthday Cards

Here's this month's cards for our Birthday Card class. Our ladies card uses an Impression Obsession bird, part of a beautiful collection of birds with flourishes, flowers & music details. Embellished with battenburg lace and an embroidered rose. The men's card could be for anybody. Featuring a Memory Box die, Tim Holtz On the Edge die, Tim Holtz Falling Leaves and Maya Road embellishments, it's ideal for a fall birthday or note card.

These full classes will happen today; if you'd like to attend future classes, we do this every other month on the second Tuesday of the month. (December, February, April, June, August, October) These classes fill quickly and I've added an afternoon group, so we can accommodate double the numbers!! Some people sign up for the whole year. Call 970.577.1415 or email if you'd like to join us!

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Location:Rocky Mountain Memories

Friday, October 5, 2012

Ronda is Guest Artist with Basic Grey!!

Ronda Palazzari

One more week and Ronda will be here teaching at Rocky Mountain Memories.  You can see her work as she featured on the websites of some of our favorite companies.  She just posted on her blog this morning that she's the guest artist for Basic Grey!  

 Here she has a featured project on the Ranger website.  She attended Ranger U this past session and learned the latest from Tim Holtz, Dyan Reavley& Claudine Hellmuth.  Ronda has LOTS of pins on Pinterest; just do a search of her name and you'll catch all kinds of fancy Palazzari goodness.

There is still room in the Saturday classes, so call 970.577.1415 or email me.  You can see the project and supply lists on our website.  Hope to see you next weekend!!

Birthday Card Club

I should know by now that when I feel stuck and the creative juices seem to have turned to molasses, when the breakthough comes (and it always does), the result is something I really like. Overcoming problem elements with ink is the best!!
Birthday Card Club is happening Tuesday, October 9 at 10 am and at 1 pm. There are 2 spots open in the morning and lots of space in the afternoon. Call me if you'd like to sign up at 970.577.1415 or email me. Hope to see you there!!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Good morning, big guy!

So I'm just cleaning up after breakfast this morning and I look up and see this guy hanging out. It's very cool this time of year with the elk everywhere. It seems like there are larger numbers than usual this year. Autumn in Estes Park is exciting!

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Location:Cherokee Dr,Estes Park,United States

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hep Me, Ronda!!

No, that's not a typo, that's how Texans say "Hep me!!"

Maybe you need Ronda to hep you spur on your creative juices with this sweet little mini album. I am....... what? How do you see yourself? Like others see you? I am a wife, a mother, a store owner, maybe more.

Or maybe a verb goes there. I am..... thankful. Hopeful. Anxious. Trying not be be anxious.

Join us for a fun and, maybe, provocative time October 13! Saturday morning still has a few spaces left, but they're filling up so call the shop if you'd like to be here. 970.577.1415

I am.....done with this blog.

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Location:Moraine Ave,Estes Park,United States