Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Year's Thank You

As 2011 comes to a close and 2012 begins, I want to thank all of you who have loved and supported me through my card classes and doodle classes.  It has been a great year, and I look forward to many new classes and opportunities to work with you and perhaps meet new friends too.  So...keep those creative juices flowing, and I hope to see many of you next month.  

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Ornament

Praise God the glitch got fixed.  I located the correct ink to make this ornament without the smudging, so here is your 4th choice for November Card Buffet. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November Card Buffet Class

 Yes, it is that time of year again.  We barely get out of the heat and we are already thinking Christmas.  Come and join us this month and create items to help you get ready for the season.  It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Merry Christmas!

Golden Pine Tree

Tags for your special gifts

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Stamping Retreat at the Crafty Hen House

Having a great weekend of stamping, relaxing, laughing, and eating with good friends and new friends.  We learned to make Junk Journals.  They are so much fun to do. 

                                           Busy, Busy, Busy!


 Making a Junk Journal.  To store all my thoughts and treasures.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Card Buffet

Fall - my favorite time of the year.  I miss the changing of the leaves, but I sure enjoy the cooler weather.  And with the cooler weather, comes the holidays.  What a better time to share your creativity with family and friends. 

                                                            Give Thanks

                                                        Bison Birthday

                                                        Christmas Joy

                                            Let Earth Recieve Her King

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Card Buffet Class, September 26, 2011

Fall is almost here, and it is my favorite time of the year.  After a very long and hot summer, the cooler temps are such a welcome relief.  I always look forward to Thanksgiving.  It has been a favorite holiday for a very long time.  We have so much to be thankful for.  Of course Christmas is not too far away either, so we will be getting a start on Christmas card making.

                                                          Give Thanks

                     Happy Birthday to all with a Fall birthday

        Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.

                                                    Glittery snowflakes

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Card Buffet Class, August 29th

Since we are all still melting in the Texas heat, it's a great time to come to Judy's "COOL" Stamp Shack for an evening of creativity and fun.  We meet at 6:30 until you are finished making your cards.  Without my planning ahead of time, the cards all seem to have ended up to be about "friendship".  The friendships of my stamping family have meant more than the world to me.  I am truly Blessed!

Friends are kind to each other's hopes
and cherish each other's dreams.

The language of Friendship
is not words but meanings.
-Henry David Thoreau

Heaven knows you're special.
(I know it too.)

You are such a Blessing
in my life.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Doodlin' Up with Stampin' Up!

What a fun and very relaxing new technique to add to
the Stampin' Up designs.  It's called Zentangle. 
It's Doodling on a grand scale, very easy and fun! 
This was done with the Flower Fancy set, using
Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Card Buffet Class - Monday July 25th

We'll use the Open Seas set before it retires in August.  We can
always use cards for the men in our lives or those world-wide
travelers we know (and envy).

Remembering the breezy, hot days of summer of years gone by.

"Friends are kind to each other's hopes
and cherish each other's dreams."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Always Time to Create

When I tell people "the possibilities are endless" with Stampin' Up, that is really an understatement.  Look what you can do with the wooden blocks from our rubber mounted stamps.  Thanks goes to our demonstrator leader Sharon Cheng.  What a creative mind she has!  And just think what you could do for the holidays or a child's room or your own crafting area.  Well...I"m off to create!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Card Buffet Class

It's time to beat the heat and share some fun at Judy's "cool" Stamp Shack.  Our next class is Monday, June 27th, at 6:30 p.m.  I hope you like the cards we will be creating.  Feel free to bring someone you may know who wants a "girl's night out" and is itching to be creative.  Please RSVP so I will know how much to prepare.

The Open Seas
Faux Silk Technique

Another new technique of applying ink directly from the pad to the paper

A garden of texture and flowers!

A perfect card for any bird lover.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One More Card

Here is the 4th card for the Card Buffet Class for Monday, May 23rd.

                                "The earth laughs in flowers."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Card Buffet Class

Our next class is Monday, May 23rd.  The last Monday this month is Memorial Day, so we will meet at Judy's Stamp Shack on the 23rd, at 6:30 p.m.  Summer is on it's way, so we will be making Father's Day cards and one for the 4th of July.  I'm looking forward to meeting with all of you again. 

                                                   Celebrate the 4th of July!

  I love the nautical look from the new stamp set "The Open Sea"

                      There's always a reason to tell someone thanks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In Memory

Big Skye Montana
January 11, 1998 to May 7, 2011

We will miss you, Skye.  You were our special boy and companion. We will miss your "smiling" face and wagging tail and our times of tug of war.  We were blessed to have you in our family.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Card Buffet Class

Our next class is Monday, April 25th.  That's only a few days away, but I'm sure we will all be ready after a wonderful Easter, to get together for some creativity, fun, and fellowship.  Here are the cards we will be creating.

       Spring is here with fresh blooms and beautiful butterflies.

                                 A little gift card for that special someone.

                                                           Inside view

                                                      Vintage charm!

Monday, April 18, 2011


I have finally taken another step into the technological world.  Big Thanks goes out to Joni Lawrence for walking me through the ins and outs of blogging.  There is still much to learn, but I think I have a good foundation now to share my love of stamping and card making with the world.

Each month I hold a Card Buffet Class where those attending make 5 or more cards from the four samples I have prepared for the class.  Like a buffet, you can choose which cards you want to make and how many.  It's a great time of creativity, laughter and friendship.  Check out the cards that were made in March.