Fall Blessings Sampler

no glare

Would you like to make this beautiful Home Decor item for yourself?  Or for a gift?  Have any friends or  family members with Fall Birthdays?  This would be a fabulous gift, made from the heart, and we all know those are the best kind of gifts!  In addition, kits are available, but you will need to purchase the stamp set “FOR ALL THINGS” in order to stamp the images.  This is the ONLY stamp set used on this project, and it is available for sell on August 28th.  My first class for this project is Tuesday, August 26th.  Depending on the response, I will consider an additional class date for those who can’t make it to this one.  In addition, I will do a class for YOU, at YOUR designated time, if you will gather 4 or more friends for the class.  You can have it at my house, or yours.  Contact me to arrange times for you and your friends.

Fall Blessings Sampler Class

Tuesday, August 26th

6:30 p.m.

$15 Class Fee (frame included)

$10 Class Fee (no frame)

Kits:  $10 for all pre-cut and punched supplies (but you will need to order the Stampin’ Up! stamp set  for $19.95)


For photo purposes ONLY, the glass was removed from this sampler above.  I couldn’t get a good photo without a bad glare.  However, the glass DOES fit, and it doesn’t crush all the details.  I was very happy with how it looked under the glass, as well as without.  The choice is yours.  This frame has an opening of 8 1/2″ square, and the outside dimensions are 10″ square.  However, if you wanted to frame this in a 12×12 frame, you could mat this project with a 12×12 piece of cardstock for a nice look.  It would just have a larger mat around the squares.  Hope that all makes sense.


Easter Blessings Class coming soon!

Hello friends!  I am sorry to keep you waiting so long….I’ve been unable to find all the wonderful photos I took earlier this week…….so I’m giving you a sneak peek with the ONE photo I have from my iPad.  I took all sorts of angles, and showed all the dimension and colors…..rats!  Not sure what happened!  This photo isn’t the greatest……but I’ll post more after I get back from a weekend retreat.  But I wanted to show you my new little sampler for the Easter/Spring Season, and I love the tiny little details on it.  I hope you will join me to make this framed project AND 2 Easter cards.  I will show you the cards next week — along with high quality photos of this project!

Easter Blessings frame 1


Dawn’s House, Lorena, TX

Friday, March 21st,  6:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 22nd, 10 am

$20 includes all supplies and frame

Please bring your own favorite adhesive.

RSVP to Dawn so that she can prepare the supplies you will need to make this framed project and 2 cards.

Bring a friend, and enjoy some time creating Easter Blessings!  

My next class: All Through the Year Home Decor Item

I hope that you will join me for my next class!  You will really like the beauty of this Home Decor project, and I know that many of you will want to make it for a Christmas gift, as well.  I am offering 2 sessions so that hopefully everyone can attend.   Please see the class details below.

Plate Home Decor Class

You will create NINE stamped items for your glass plate.  Of course, you can always make even more on your own.  How about a Birthday one for special days?  I can imagine all sorts of goodies to add.  You will have an “All Occasion” design (shown below) to display on your glass platter (included in the class fee) and 8 additional items for the seasonal changes.

Plate All Occasion

I will have most everything cut and ready for you to easily assemble, just like always!  Please provide your own adhesive.  I recommend some Sticky Strip and Glue Dots in addition to your favorite paper adhesive.  I am NOT going to include the stand, but these are found at all hobby places, and many times you can use a 40-50% off coupon and get one at a very good price.    Here are the class details:

WHEN:  Sunday, December 1st 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


  Monday, December 2nd 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Dawn’s house

CLASS FEE:  $30 includes 9″ glass plate, all paper, ribbon, buttons, and other accessories

EDITED NOTE:  Class fee is only $20 if you place a Stampin’ Up! order when you come to class.  We have an amazing Holiday Sale that ends on December 2nd.  Come to class for $20 and stock up on some supplies, or take advantage of sale prices! 

Plate All Seasons 1One more look……..and please note that in some cases, your Designer Paper might be slightly different than mine shown.  However, it will be very similar and not affect the overall image at all.  Everyone’s projects will be amazingly wonderful 🙂

Give Thanks Sampler and Card Class

Many of you have already signed up for my Sampler Class, but I still have a few openings.  If you are planning to attend, please make sure you call me or email me TODAY so that I can make sure I have enough packets prepared.  There are LOTS of things to cut and prepare, so I can’t accept “last minute” guests for this class.  If you missed the original post with all of the details, please see THIS POST.

In addition to the THANKS Sampler, you will create 3 fall-themed cards.  I have done everything except the stamping of the leaves, so you will have plenty of time to assemble your projects.  Please bring your own favorite adhesives to the class.

The “grateful” card shown below uses the same pumpkin from Block 4 in the sampler.  So, you will quickly assemble 2 pumpkins — one will be added to this card.  The “grateful” words are retired, but one of my personal favorites that I have held on to for quite some time.

pumpkin card 2

pumpkin card

The “thankful” card uses the new Expressions Sizzlets.  You will learn how to use these script letters so that you do not have to struggle with  them and risk tearing the letters.  You will be amazed at the quick and easy trick I’ll teach you.  This set of dies includes Thankful, Merry, and Love.  I can’t wait to use all of them!  These words are so impressive that you can make the simplest of cards  look fancy!

thankful card 2

thankful card

And how about a Happy Thanksgiving card?  You’ll wish you have several of these to send to family members.  The “Gently Falling Leaves” will make you think of the cool, crisp air outside, and put you in the mood for Thanksgiving Dinner!  The burlap ribbon is one of my favorite new accessories from the Holiday Catalog.

thanksgiviing card

thanksgiving card 2

And one final look at the THANKS sampler — it combines stamping, Big Shot Dies, punches, and accessories.  I will send you a kit without the frame for $12 plus shipping.  Contact me via email or phone if you’d like to purchase a kit.

THANKS frame

Give Thanks Sampler Class

My next class will feature this “Give Thanks” sampler and 3 Fall-themed cards.  The cards will be posted later this week, but you will use some of the same elements for the both the Sampler and the cards.  You will be able to assemble all of the projects quickly and easily because I will do almost all of the prep work for you.  All cardstock, letters, and materials will be pre-cut and ready for you.  You will do a little stamping, a little punching, and then assemble.  You will be amazed how quickly this all goes together!   Come make one for yourself and one for a gift.  You can’t go wrong with the season of Thanksgiving quickly approaching!

EDITED NOTE:  You can purchase the kit for the framed project only (not the cards) if you would like to do so.  I will sell them for $12.  You will need to get your own 8 1/2 x 11″ frame.  Contact me via email to order and set up payment.

THANKS frame

Class details:

Tuesday, November 5th

6:30 p.m.

Dawn’s House

$20 for Sampler and 3 Fall Cards (Frame included)

$10 if you want to make an additional Sampler

RSVP by November 3rd, please!

FAMILY Framed Home Decor Class

Are you ready for the first Home Decor class this summer?  I can’t wait for you to see this framed art!  I hope that you can make it to my class, and please invite your friends.  This is a very simple project that “non-stampers” can attend and enjoy.  These FAMILY frames will be great Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, shower gifts, or wedding gifts.  Come make one, or several, the choice is yours!

Family Name Frames Class

2 sessions:

Friday, June 21st 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22nd  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee:  $15 for the first frame

$10 for each additional frame

You can choose your colors from my 3 color samples:

Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, or Coastal Cabana

You can choose “FAMILY” letters or a last name with 5, 6, or 7 letters only.

All supplies and frame included, but bring your OWN adhesive.

You MUST RSVP by Wednesday, June 19th

Hope to see you at my house for one of these sessions!

Here is the first color choice:  Island Indigo.

Island Indigo Family Frame

Additional note:  there will be a variety of frame finishes for you to choose from.  Shown below:  Cherry Cobbler

Cherry Cobber Name Frame

Below:  Coastal Cabana, one of Stampin’ Up!’s newest colors!

Coastal Cabana Family Frame

Two Valentine Classes you don’t want to miss!

Thanks to special friends who provided the inspiration, I am offering TWO special Valentine classes at my home.  You can also order kits for these classes.  These two home decor items are the perfect gift for someone special — or keep them for yourself!

Art of the Heart Class 1

“Art from the Heart” (shown above) details are on THIS BLOG POST.   This class is at my house on Monday night, so I am preparing all of the supplies this weekend.  If you want to attend, or want to purchase a kit, please let me know RIGHT AWAY.  I have supplies for 20 kits, but they are going fast!  This class does not include the 12×12 frame.  You can get those at your local craft or big box store for $5-$15, depending on the quality you want, and the coupons you have.

The second class will be on Sunday, February 3rd from 2-4 p.m.  All supplies will be pre-cut and ready for you.  You will have a choice for the “wording”.  You can choose “HEARTS” or “XOXOXO” as shown in the photos below.  Cost is $20 and includes the frame.  Please RSVP right away so I can cut and prepare the paper.

hearts 1 hearts 2

I’m not sure why my blog was deciding to be difficult today.  It kept flipping this photo sideways!  I decided to show this to you because my friend Jen did this one in her classes yesterday with a few minor changes.  Her ladies loved the “XOXOXO version” and she sent this idea to me.  Your embellishments provided will be like those shown above, but you can cerainly adjust your letters to your liking.  How wonderful that we can each be creative in our own way?  I love it!


So here are the details……..please don’t forget to RSVP by next Friday so I can get all the supplies ready for you on Saturday!

What?  More Amore Valentine Class

When?  Sunday, Feb. 3rd, 2-4 p.m.

Where?  Dawn’s house

Fee?  $20 including the frame. 

Kits Fee?  $20, includes free shipping if needed, but NO FRAME

Kits can be mailed on Monday, Feb. 5th