Flowering Zinnias Class

Yesterday's class started at ten and it was pouring!  I appreciate everyone who attended ~ Cyndi, Lynne H., Rusty, Dixie, Judy and Lynne G. ~ who came out in the rain to make cards using the FLOWERING  ZINNIAS SUITE!  Here are the cards that we made and if you would like the class handout just let me know and I will email it to you.

This card uses the WANTED TO SAY dies on page 167 AC.
This card uses the Simply Zinnia dies in the bundle, #163480, $52 ~ an online exclusive.
The designer series paper is very colorful using 12 Stampin' Up! colors!
This is a slimline card and fits into a business size envelope.

Yesterday's Brayer Class

EF 1
One of the techniques enjoyed in yesterday's Brayer Class in the Cat/Art Studio was using the brayer with embossing folders.  We used the Layered Florals 3D embossing folder on page 65 in the Mini Catalog.  

Layered FLorals 3D EFUsing the brayer we added Starry Sky ink to the logo side of the embossing folder and ran it through the embossing machine with a piece of Starry Sky cardstock.

EF 2We trimmed this piece to the right size for our card and then added a light touch of White Craft ink (page 137 AC) to the raised images of flowers.

EF 3Here is another card created with the same technique.  This one uses Moody Mauve cardstock and ink.  It is a swap card created by Natalie Travis.

EF 5

Brayer Tips

Brayer with Sweet Sorbet ink over DSP



I am glad to see the brayer back in our stamping tools. This is a great tool and has many uses.  You can find it on page 18 in the January Mini Catalog.  

I compared the new Stampin' Up brayer with the old one we had several years ago. The roller on the old one is softer than the new one. The new one is silicone in a bright red orangish color.  The roller on the new one is longer than the old one. The new one does not seem to stain as easily and can be cleaned easier if cleaned directly after use.  The new one has 'feet' to prevent the ink on the roller from getting on the wrong place on our projects ~ ever have that happen???


1. Make certain that your brayer is clean of dust or lint.

2. Since the new brayer is wider, when inking, hold the ink pad side to side instead of bottom to top.

3. Swipe the ink on to the brayer in one direction. Do not roll it back and forward. Test on a scrap paper to check if the ink is on the brayer evenly.

4. Always use a well inked pad.

5. Before applying ink to your paper make certain that the surface is clean as well as the cardstock.

6. Clean your brayer after each use with a damp cloth.

Play with your brayer and try using it with different techniques. Practice makes perfect.  I have a BRAYER CLASS scheduled in the CAT/ART STUDIO on Saturday morning, February 17, at ten.  Let me know if you are interested in joining me for some stampin' fun!


Saturday's Valentine Class

So nice to see Katy, Diane, Rusty, Dixie, Cyndi and Lynne this morning for my Valentine FUNdraiser Class for CHKD!  Thank you all for joining me and supporting the East Beach Circle of CHKD!  Here are the cards that we made.  I have project sheets for each of the cards ~ let me know if you would like me to email one or more of the pdf's to you.

Split Bee Card 2


Lavender Valentine CLASS CARD

Tripod or Tiger?



2024 CARD CLASS & FUNdraiser


CLASS FEE:  $30 to create FOUR fabulous Valentines (or, Thinking of You) cards for family and/or friends.  All supplies furnished, fees collected will be donated to the East Beach Circle of CHKD ~ relax and enjoy a crafty morning with friends.

Text me to sign up ~ 757-641-9354 or email me HERE

Christmas Class FUNdraiser today.....

FUNdraiser Christmas Card Class this morning to benefit CHKD.  Marti, Mary, Barbara, Sunny and Diane all made these holiday cards to send to friends and took home persimmons to snack on.  I still have more if you would like some...

CLASS 1This card uses gold foil and the Shining Brightly Specialty Designer Series Paper (#162378).

CLASS 2This card uses the Sparkling Snowflakes Bundle (stamp set & punch) on page 39 in the Mini.

CLASS 3I think that this is my favorite card.  It is a very simple card using the Fragrant Forest background stamp on page 27 in the Mini Catalog.  We used Shaded Spruce ink to cover the stamp ~ it prints so beautifully!  I was amazed at the detail and texture of the trees.  Let me know if you are interested in the project sheets for these cards.  One more tomorrow!

Christmas Card Class

Class Card Sept 2023

You can find the JOY OF CHRISTMAS SUITE COLLECTION on page 28 ~ 31 in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog.  So much to choose from ~ so much to create with.  Let me know if you have questions about any of the products.  My next Holiday Card Class is Saturday, November 18, beginning at ten.  It is a Card Making FUNDraiser for the East Beach Circle of CHKD ~ I donate all the class supplies and the money raised from the class fee, $30, goes to the Circle.

Test 757-641-9354 by Friday, 11-10, to join the class and create cards for friends!



2024 Calendar Classes



 I have two 2024 Calendar Classes this month ~ Sunday afternoon, October 22, and Thursday, October 26. The Sunday class is at 2 PM. The Thursday class is at 10 AM. I will have all the supplies for you. You pay $25 for one calendar. If you want to make 2 or 3 each additional calendar is $20. After that any you make are FREE to you ~ bonus! When you sign up for the class you need to let me know how many you are making so that I have all your supplies ready for you. PS: If you are a member of a monthly stamp club you will be creating one calendar this month in class.


Sunday, October 22, 2:00 PM and Thursday, October 26, 10:00 AM



Text 757-641-9354 to reserve your space!


ENJOY ~ reserve your space ~ text me @ 757-641-9354