Saturday, April 2, 2011

So Grateful!

   Today I'm so grateful for all the things my paper crafting hobby has given me! Who would think that a few art supplies would provide such a  great creative outlet to share with others, beautiful artwork, relaxation and enjoyment, and best of all, the wonderful friends I've met and grown to love? 

     Our monthly Stampin' Club meeting was fabulous last night! All the projects were absolutely stunning! We worked on a mother of pearl card technique and painted some fabulous roses. These cards truly were individual works of art!

     Jae Lynn joined us for the first time last night and did an AMAZING job! Look at the hang tag on her card that she hand cut! Totally awesome!

     Two of my very bestest homies, Erika and Jennifer. Their projects are almost as gorgeous as their amazing hearts. Erika introduced me to paper crafting a few years back, so you can all blame her. :) Love you girls!

     My darling and amazingly talented sister, Gia, and another awesome new member, Melinda! Welcome Melinda! You do amazing work, and we're so excited to have you in our group. You are truly a kindred spirit!

     My darling friend Cassandra came and created beautiful art with us as well! She has an awesome creative spirit, and I love watching her shine! Amazing job! Love you, C!

     Here's a photo of the project we did last night. The Elements of Style set is my favorite set of the month :), and I can't wait to experiment with all the amazing watercolor effects these roses can produce. 

     I hope your weekend is as full of fun and friends as mine has been! If you have a crafty group of friends, I would love to add more clubs to my schedule. Email or comment with questions! Thanks for stopping by!

Materials used (all supplies from Stampin' Up):
Elements of Style Stamp Set
Staz on Ink
Aqua Painters
Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, and Whisper White Card Stock
Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, and Old Olive Classic Ink
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Color Spritzing Tool
Chocolate Chip Marker
Tulip Frame Embossing Folder
1" and 1 3/8" circle punches
Linen Thread
Vintage Trinkets
Whisper White Satin Ribbon (hand-dyed)


  1. Beautiful work dear friend!!! I so missed being with you!!

  2. Loved it loved it loved it. How long till the next time you teach us something???