Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Prairie

Greetings Fond Memories fans!

It's been awhile since I've written here. Looking back, I can't exactly say what took all my time. I know I had a couple weekends spent with family........a very good reason not to have time to blog! Today, I had a chance to take some photos at the store. With luck, I'll get them all loaded tonight so there will be new posts for the rest of this week. Yeah!!!

To start off, here's a couple cards featuring stamps from a Cornish Heritage Farms set called "The Homestead". We love this set because it so depicts pieces of scenery that seem to be snatched from the countryside surrounding Walnut Grove. The little girl could easily be Laura Ingalls as she walked to or from school. Can you just imagine it?

This card was created by Mary Jo......

....and Doreen created this one.

Be sure to check back soon as I'll have photos of new papers and new embossing folders from QuicKutz.

Happy Day!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Butterfly Kisses

Happy Birthday To You....
This is a card that I recently created for Kathy for her birthday.
The stamp is called Coneflower from Serendipity Stamps. I used the new copic markers (E31, Y11, Y15, Y38 & YG03) to color the image which I stamped in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Workshop Photos

Our wonderful group of helpers!

Faith works with the Sunflower Card!

Shannon H teaches the Studio 490 Butterfly Card!

Mary helps out over lunch!

Linnea works with the Tim Holtz Bird project!

Sally teaches her Cupcake Card!

Shannon B teaches Frolic the Cat Card!
Judy M runs the cash register as stampers make purchases!

Shoppers at "The Store!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Workshop Product

We hope you enjoyed all the card projects from our Spring Workshop.

If there are any stamps or supplies that you'd like to purchase and can't come to the store, please feel free to email - or call - 507-859-2929. We'll be happy to mail the product. All project directions are available in a Word document that can be sent by email.

Spring Workshop Card 12

The last card......
Doreen created this card using stamps from Nature's Art by Studio 490.

Spring Workshop Card 11

A spring flower card!

The flowers & vase are colored with Copic markers. The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Papers are from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane collection. Verse stamp is from Penny Black.

Spring Workshop Card 10

A card created with stamps from Tim Holtz' Urban Tapestry set.

The background is created with new colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Riptide & Tattered Leather. The verse is from Cornish Heritage Farms Motivational Centers.

Spring Workshop Card 9

Frolic the Cat!

Sally created this fun card with stamps by Penny Black. Papers are by My Mind's Eye.

Spring Workshop Card 8

A birthday cupcake!

Cupcake created with a Spellbinders die. Verse is from Technique Tuesday. The pink paper is Bazzill's Dotted Swiss.

Spring Workshop Card 7

A sunflower of a different color!

Doreen created this card using a Spellbinders die set. The verse is from Penny Black.

Spring Workshop Card 6

Another Crafty Secrets Garden Girls card!

This scene was created with 4 of the stamps all aligned on one block & stamped at once. Easy! The color from the stamped lines is spread over the image with a water brush. The edge punch is Arc Lattice from Martha Stewart. A little silk ribbon finishes off the design.

Spring Workshop Card 5

A vintage birthday card!

Isn't this little girl sweet? The stamp is from Garden Girls by Crafty Secrets. It's a wonderful set of vintage images.

The embossed frame is from Tattered Angels sprayed with Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mist. I rubbed Vintage Photo ink over it. The edge punch is Double Scallop from Martha Stewart. The lace and silk ribbon fit in so well with the vintage frame. Copic markers were used to color the girl.

Spring Workshop Card 4

Here's a cute Spring card!

The stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Doreen used a Spellbinders oval die to cut the window in the Bazzill Swiss Dot mat. She used Copic markers to color the image.

Spring Workshop Card 3

What a quick set of notecards! Just add a little glue and sprinkle on Flower Soft to these printed cards. Dianne added a stamped verse using a little Technique Tuesday set.

Spring Workshop Card 2

Dianne created this card using another Thomas Kinkade stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. The dimension on the little flowers showcases a new product at Fond Memories, Flower Soft. This product is so easy to add to any design, a little bit of glue & sprinkle on the Flower Soft.
Just imagine the possibilities!

Spring Workshop Card 1

It's here......the workshop day!
We're ready for a full day of stamping. We hope you're as excited about our projects as we are!

So here's the first project......

Doreen created this card with a Thomas Kinkade stamp. Wouldn't this make a great Father's Day card?

Lots of Name Tags!

Name tags for all our Workshop helpers.....

...created with a new flower die from QuicKutz.

.....a closer look!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sneak Peak - Day 12

Last sneak peak.......

We're down to the last details!
Yesterday, all the project stations were set up at the Community Center. We also worked on setting up the "store"......all the products for the workshop are available to purchase at the Community Center. Some of the demonstrators came to make the cards & learn how to teach their project. Others will stop in today.

See you at the Workshop!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sneak Peak - Day 11

Only 2 days until the Workshop!

Is your curiousity up for what all the projects really look like?

Today, our demonstrators will have a chance to make all the projects. We'll find out if we forgot any supplies. It's a great trial run for Saturday.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sneak Peak - Day 10

Day 10........

.......we're almost ready!