Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well here it is, Thursday, my favorite day of the week. Usually I stay in my PJs all day on Thursday because this is my stamp day. Nothing better than stamping in solitude all day in your PJs (well maybe “To Die For Chocolate” ice cream from Quality Dairy). Even when I go out to check the mail in my PJs, if a car comes by (which is rare), I just wave at them and let them think what they want (being a senior also helps in this respect because most people expect seniors to act weird, so who am I to let them down).

And today is a very special Thursday because I’m packing for retreat this weekend – Yippee!!! Maybe Tamie and I will stay in our PJs all weekend while we stamp (she’s not as old as I am, but she thought of it first). I still don’t know what projects I will be working on, but I will be taking some of Ronda’s and Melissa’s classes and doing the fabulous make’n-takes they have planned for the weekend. So that leaves me very little time to socialize, which is the biggest reason I attend retreat. I mean, really, with almost 60 females attending, who would not want to socialize and see what they are creating. This will be my 7th retreat weekend. I have attended all of them since Ronda Wade first started back in March 2008, and she has them twice a year. Every one has been awesome. So if you are interested in attending the next one (probably in October), leave a comment because people reserve their spots early (a lot will do it this weekend).

I suppose you want me to get on with showing you whatever new stuff I have been doing instead of how “happy” I am. As promised in my last post, today I have cards created for my last class event. I’m only showing 3 of them as I previously showed the 4th card (I do 4 designs and they make 2 of each). Okay, okay, okay – here they are:

This card is a CASE from one of the make’n takes we did at Ronda Wade’s demonstrator meeting. It is so gorgeous and was a real hit at my event. My 20 yr. old granddaughter had to leave early but had to make the “doll card,” as she called it before she left. Supplies used: Easter Blossoms Stamp Set; Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; and Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon.
This birthday card would be great for males. Product used: Bring on the Cake Stamp Set; River Rock, Not Quite Navy, and Whisper White Cardstock; Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper; Regal Brads; and Circles #2 Big Shot Die.

My Iris Fold technique card below was the “hit” of the class. We did this card together classroom style at the beginning. The first client who finished just kept sitting at the table, so finally I told her to feel free to start any of the other cards at the work stations. She just looked at me with this surprised look on her face, saying: “Oh, I thought after doing 2 of these we wouldn’t be doing any more because they were so beautiful.”  Now you just know she made my day. This is why I love doing events – to see the joy in their faces when they are done. I wish I would have had my camera to take pictures of their faces when they turned their card over to look at their Iris Folds they had created. They thought it was going to be so hard, and was amazed at how easy they were. Here is the card:

Product used: Elements of Style and Oval All Stamp Sets; Baja Breeze, Early Expresso, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper; and Basic Pearls.

I have to run because I need to get that packing done, make a challenge card, do my laundry, and take my nap (all in that order -- LOL).  Being as it is now noon, I doubt I will get my nap :(

Until next time (hopefully I can take pictures at retreat and post this weekend).

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you . . .." -- John 14:27


  1. Yes the doll card is a hit for me, love it. I have not used my tulip plate yet but now I can see I will like it if I do. Isn't that funny we both used the Big Wish stamp this week, I like the circles nice layout. Like I said on the phone I have not done an iris fold in a while but agree with you they sure make a good WOW card. Like how you did the sentiment in the middle, good job all around.

  2. I LOVE the Iris fold card! I have never done this technique...I know, what's wrong with me.
    Have so much fun at your retreat!
    Stay in your PJs all day Thursdays cause it's your stamping day? That's excellent. Maybe I will dedicate Saturdays as my stamping days.

  3. Love your Iris Fold. My ladies loved making Iris Fold Cards hope yours do too. TFS