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April 2010

Announcing the "Painted Roses" Class, April 23 & 24!

Oh, my goodness, I can't wait to show you this gorgeous new class I am offering later this month! It's called "Painted Roses", and uses the "Fifth Avenue Floral" set which is on sale this month as part of Stampin' Up's! "Two-Step Into Spring" promotion!

Without further ado, here it is!

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At this class you will be making 4 cards (sorry I can't show them to you right now, but trust me, they are beautiful but easy, works of art!) and this gorgeous box to present them in! I LOVE it!

I wish I still had a Mom to give this to for  Mother's Day, but I am very excited to share this class with you so you can give them to your Mom, mentor, best friend, or maybe just to pamper yourself!

Here's the class details:

Class location: My home, Bonnie, IL, (approximately 11 miles south of Mt. Vernon, IL, immediately off of Route 37 South) Contact me for directions if you've never been here before!)

There will be three sessions of this class, but seating is limited to 8 per session, so contact me soon to reserve your seat!

Session #1: Friday, April 23rd, 6:30 p.m.

Session #2: Saturday, April 24th, 10 a.m.

Session #3: Saturday, April 24th, 2 p.m.

Class Fee:

Option #1: $25 fee includes 4 beautiful cards with envelopes, an adorable presentation/storage box, plus you will receive full-color instructions, a 3-section paint container and your very own Aquapainter to take home with you! You will be all set to recreate these beautiful cards on your own after this class!

Option #2: Place an order of $50 at this class and your class fee is FREE!

Please contact me by phone or email no later than April 15th so supplies can be ordered & prepped!

My phone: 618-237-6281

My email:

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You will be learning the "Painted Roses" technique, also known as "Reinker Spread" and "Floating Reinkers"! We will be using several Big Shot Dies, as well as Heat embossing, Textured Impressions embossing and the Aquapainter! Lots of techniques, lots of beauty, LOTS of fun! You will be able to customize your cards for birthday, anniversary, sympathy, thinking of you, etc., with several additional available stamp sets.

Please Note: This class will replace my regularly scheduled "Express Yourself" Stamp Camp this month. This project ensemble is just too beautiful to have to wait for! These classes will resume on May 28th & 29th with the "Rolling With the Punches Class!

Hope you can come stamp with me!

More Big Shot Purses!

Thought I would show you a few more of the purses we will have kits available for next Saturday, April 10th!

This was my original Big Shot purse. I made it a couple of months ago and have been carrying it ever since! It's the 6-panel one we will be making at our class, and amazingly holds everything I need and it's not too deep that I can't find what I want! If you have been a customer or hostess of mine lately, I'm sure you've seen this one!

Purse pink and black

This is the purse I gave to my dear friend and downline, Jan, so although I don't have a sample anymore, SHE does, so you will be able to see a finished example at the class!

Purse purple 

This is a larger version of the 6-panel purse. We will have 6 panel kits available for this fabric design! The handles for this beautiful turquoise and brown is actually Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip 1 inch Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon with 1/4' Tempting Turquoise grosgrain zig-zagged on top!

Purse brown and turquoise

This purse is a miniature 4-panel that is perfect for little girls and tweens! We will have a 6-panel kit of this one too!

Purse flowers

This beautiful roses purse I gave away to another of my downline, Sandy, so although we won't have the actual example on hand, we will have kits of this gorgeous fabric!

Purse rose

If you prefer greens and blues, this purse is the one for you!

Green and blue purse 

Or if you like birdies better, you can have your green and blues with birdies!

Purse birdies

Before I go I want to show you some cuties I gave to my granddaughters, Maddie Kate & Ava! We won't have kits for these, but I have to show them to you anyway!

Maddie purse 

Purse butterflies 

Maddie red and black

That's it for now! I need to get crackin' on the finishing details for this class! Contact me soon to reserve you spot in the 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 6 p.m. class!

Annoucing the Scallop Square Purse Class, Saturday, April 10th!

Isn’t this just an adorable purse? Want to make one like it? You can using the Big Shot Die-cutting machine, the Scallop Square Die, and a sewing machine!

Pink and brown


I am so excited to share this easy-peasy purse with you! All the fabric squares are cut uniformly with the Scallop Square Die and the Big Shot machine, which makes it a snap to sew together! The flower pin uses the Bigz XL Flower Folds Die and the Big Shot, and goes together in a breeze with a low temp glue gun! (This class will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete your purse and the flower pin)


When: Saturday, April 10, 2010


Choose one of THREE Session times scheduled: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. While this is an easy project, space is limited to 6 participants per session, so RSVP soon to reserve your spot!


Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 1601 Salem Road, Mt. Vernon, IL Contact me for directions. (This is where we held the “Spring Into Stamping” event in February of last year!)


Two Class Fee Options: 

Option 1: $35 includes all fabric, batting, supplies, and instructions to make this adorable purse, AND the detachable flower pin! You will have access to our Big Shot & sewing machines, so you can complete your purse at this class!  (alternate fabric choices will be available at the class for you to choose from)


Option 2: $20 when you bring your own fabric. You will need to purchase at least three different coordinating fabrics (or whatever YOU like!), at least 1/3 yard of each. Everything else listed above will be provided. (helpful hint: Option #1 is your best bet for speedy assembly!)

The ONLY way to register for this class is by phone: 618-237-6281

Here are just a few of the additional fabric kit choices that will be available:

I love the bright, bold look of this one:


And I love the "shabby chic" look of this one:

Megs purse

Can you tell I want them ALL??!!

This purse has been made with 9 squares, however, all of the kits for this class will be for the standard 6 squares as shown above. We will have kits available at this class in this fabric combination for the 6 square purse:

Valeries purse 

Photography does NOT do this purse justice, the fabric has a beautiful gold accent to it!

Additional Kits will be available for purchase at this class at $35 each.

CLASS ONLY SPECIAL: Order the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Scallop Square Die at this class and you can choose one additional purse kit for FREE!

Contact me today to register for the session time of your choice!618-237-6281