Did you get Fall Seasonal Distress Inks last year? Well, they aren't available again, but it might be a good idea to snag some reinkers. These are truly limited edition; when they're gone, they're gone. Ranger sent me a message this week saying they "have no plans to rerelease Seasonal Distress Ink Pads." So, just sayin'........
We had an awesome time with Beverly Seymour this past weekend at Rocky Mountain Memories! She was so generous with her demo time and we had lots of people come in to watch her create. Her creative use of B Line Stamps with Distress Inks and Stains resulted in some great sample tags you can still see at the shop. I'll be blogging some of the techniques she taught on this blog later this week.
Some of Beverly's biggest fans stopped by the shop to see her and a few came in who had no idea she would be here. It was such fun when they got to meet her in person and see her demonstrations.
Beverly's Ladies Reflections book was a big hit! We all agreed it was quite an ambitious project for Saturday afternoon, but the students did an awesome job of understanding and completing the construction of their books. Everybody's work was substantially finished with additional inking and embellishing to be done on their own.
We're already dreaming about next year and another visit from Beverly. The trunk show gave us a great opportunity to choose from huge variety of stamps and see how Beverly used them. Our Grand Prize basket was won by Ben Englehardt of Estes Park. Congratulations Ben!
An added note, the elk are REALLY putting on a show in Estes Park right now. We took this pic near our house on the way to the shop Saturday morning. We keep seeing him around the neighborhood with all his girlfriends. He's very protective, sort of obsessive, really. We give him and all the bull elk a wide berth this time of year!!
Beverly Seymour will be at Rocky Mountain Memories next week teaching classes and demonstrating technique and her special B Line flair! I'll blog pictures I've received, giving you more depth & detail of the projects she'll be teaching.
On Thursday Beverly is teaching her popular card B Line Blitz class, combining B Line stamps and Graphic 45 papers. They go together beautifully!
On Saturday, Beverly will bring her BeAuTiFuL Ladies Reflections book. You'll learn lots of techniques and go home with an amazing 33 page book. You art journal fans will love this one! Here are pictures of the cover and some of the interior pages.
Friday's class is a Trifold Shadow Box card. You'll make two of these, one predesigned and an additional one, up to you to bring your creativity to your project. Here's the cover and an inside shot.
If you're close enough, stop by the shop in the next few days and you can see the projects and examine them for yourself. Still just a few spaces left; call us 970.577.1415 or email to sign up!
"I don't worry about the wounds. When I go up there, which is my intention, the Big Judge will say to me, Where are your wounds? and if I say I haven't any, he will say, Was there nothing to fight for?" - Alan Paton, Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful
Love never fails. - Paul, the Apostle
God seems to be far less concerned with where I'm going than with who I'm becoming. - Mark Batterson
Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado greatly influences me as a mixed media artist. For me, the Rockies are much more than granite and elk. The birds, the wildflowers, the smells and sounds cooperate and harmonize into something that soothes and settles the soul. Bring together the hard edges and the soft flutters, the dark shadows and the sparkling light, the strength of the bull elk and the delicacy of the lupine and you'll find the beautiful contrasts that move me.