Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall Workshop Photos

Thanks to everyone who came to the Workshop!!!

We had great fun! Heard lots of good comments!

I managed to snap a few photos on my lunch break. My apologies to any demonstrators or workers that I didn't catch in a photo!

Here's most of our of demonstrators..........

Dianne, Faith, Linnea, Deb, Shannon H, Jodi, Robbie, Robyn, Mary Jo, Shannon B Sally, Judy M, Judy H

Not in the group photo: Kathy, Doreen, Mary, Nicole, Gabby, Tina

Judy M, Kathy's sister-in-law, runs the "store" at the Community Center. She does a fabulous job! It's her twice a year job!

Shannon H helps a stamper with the Medallion Wedding Card.

Robyn has a big grin as she overlooks her table of stampers making the Fall Pumpkins card.

This is Mary Jo who created and taught the Peony Card.

Robbie gives personal help to 2 stampers making the Serendipity Barn Card.

Doreen helps at the table where stampers created the CHF Snowman Believe card.

Lunch time......
The high school senior class served hot chicken sanwiches, chips, soups, veggies, bars and beverages as a fund raiser for their class trip.

Shannon B takes a break for lunch. She helped with the Halloween Card.

Linnea works with stampers creating the Grungepaper Birthday Flower card.....lots of steps to that card. And messy, too!

Deb watches over 2 stampers who work on the Fall Leaves card.

Smiles from Dianne as she helps with the Crafty Secrets Holiday Postcards! This was a popular table.

.......the table of door prizes! At this point, some had already been given out.

In the background (right corner) are Faith (peach shirt) and Gabby(white top). Gabby helped with running supplies from FM store to the Community center and from table to table. Faith taught one of the projects. (I didn't catch her at her table in any other photo.)

Gotcha, Doreen!!!!

Since Kathy was busy at the real Fond Memories store all day.....I caught her after the workshop while she and Doreen worked at the checkout counter.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

#12 - Merry & Bright

This card offers a little different twist of colors for Christmas. The verse is from a JustRite set of holiday images. Papers are new from Graphic 45.

Graphic 45 Renaissance Foure Collection
Enlightened Patterned Paper
Romantique Patterned Paper
Royal Fiber Balsa cut to 8 ½” x 5 ½” (card base)
Bazzill Guacomole Cardstock
Versafine Black Onyx
Distress Ink – Aged Mahogany
Justrite: A Merry Little Christmas Set 1 5/8” Wood Block
Spellbinders – Ribbon Tag Trio 2
Foam Tape
May Arts Ribbon (1” Sheer Teal) cut to 2

#11 - Peony Card

This card was created by Mary Jo with a tiny bit of advice from Doreen. Isn't it beautiful? The Reminisce papers all have shimmer. The flower is cut with Spellbinders Peony die set.

Hero Arts Everyday Greetings Set
Reminisce Autumn Harvest Fan Leaf (patterned)
Reminisce Autumn Harvest Floral Brocade (Gold)
The Paper Cut: Echo (dark brown shimmer)
Balsa Fiber Cardstock (CS)
Spellbinders Peony Die
Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch
Bazzill Brown Paper Brads 20mm
Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Spray
C04 1” Teal Ribbon
Spellbinders Tag Trio Die
Inks: Espresso Ink
Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy

#10 - Fall Leaves

This is another card created with the JustRite Autumn Blessings stamp set. The beautiful leaf paper from K & Co. made this card easy to create.

JustRite Autumn Blessings stamp set
JustRite Oval block -2 ¼ x 3 1/16”
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small
Paper: K & Co. Leaf paper, Bazzill Pinecone, Classic Crest Natural
Inks: Adirondack Espresso, Distress Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
Clear Embossing Powder
Brown Sheer Ribbon
Eclipse Mask tape
Cut n Dry Foam

#9 - Serendipity Barn Card

Stamps: Serendipity Barn Stamp Set
Hero Arts Everyday Sayings Set
Technique Tuesday Birthday Set
Copic Markers: R27, YG63, YG67, W3, W5, E31
Paper: Graphic 45 Botanical News Gingham
Fiber Balsa Cardstock
Ivory Linen
Black Bazzill
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Distress Brushed Corduroy
Foam Tape

#8 - JustRite Sympathy Card

....another card created with stamps from JustRite.

: JustRite Thinking of You stamp set
JustRite Oval Block - 2 ¼ x 3 1/16”
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small, Lace Border
Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria Fountain and Wind Chimes, Classic Crest Natural
Inks: Adirondack Oregano, Distress Old Paper
Cream Ribbon
Cut n Dry Foam
Envelope: Bar 5

#7 - Cornish Snowman

Cornish Snowman Stamp
Amuse ”Believe” Stamp
Copic Markers: YG11, YG 41, Y15, BG10, BG72, R29, W5, E31, E33
Spellbinders: Circles Large & Tags Trio
Paper: My Mind’s Eye Paper: Peppermint Stripes, Santa’s Forest, Pajama Plaid

Bazzill Powder Blue Cardstock
Solar White CS
Ribbon: Offray C18 Rust, May Arts SM01 shimmer cord
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento

Prisma Gitter
Glue Pen

Foam Dots

#6 - Holiday "Postcards"

Project #6 is an assortment of vintage postcards from Crafty Secrets. The set includes 6 images, clear stamps, 6 die cut matboards plus little pieces for embellishment. Doreen added the ribbons, glitter and stamping on the back.

#5 -Hollyday Cardinal

This is one of several projects that debut JustRite stamps at Fond Memories.
The Christmas Treasures set was used for this card created by Judy. There are 3 other centers plus 3 more borders in the set. Papers are new from Graphic 45. The cardinal and birdhouse are colored with Copic markers.


JustRite Christmas Treasures
JustRite Round Block – 3 ¼”
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small and Large – 3 ½”
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo, Distress Antique Linen
Copic markers: E35, E37, E42, R29, W3, W5, YG03, YG63, YR04
Paper: Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection: Holly, Plaid; Classic Crest Solar White, Bazzill Red
Green Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Eclipse Mask Tape
Embossing Stylus
Paper Stump

#4 - Birthday Flower

This birthday card uses Grungepaper for the flower. See how it holds the curl on the flower petals!
Judy created this card using stamps from Studio 490: Alphabetically Art and Card Art Essentials. The flower is colored with Broken China and Dried Marigold Distress inks. The stem is Peeled Paint. Dried Marigold was used to add color to the card front, too. The tiny flower background is stamped with Weathered Wood. The chunky glitter on the flower center is Distress Broken China Stickles........yes, that's Distress Stickles! Much chunkier and not quite as shiny as regular Stickles.


Studio 490 stamps: Alphabetically Art, Card Art Essentials
Paper: Bazzill: Aqua, Canvas; piece of file folder
Inks: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Distress Broken China, Dried Marigold,
Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Black Soot
Distress Stickles: Broken China
Plaid Ribbon
Hole Punch – 3/16”
Cut n Dry foam

#3 - Fall Pumpkins

Did you guess this card when you saw the sneak peak on Day 2?

Another great card created by Doreen.
Papers are from Graphic 45.

Pumpkin Set by Darcie’s
Happy Fall by Amuse
Graphic 45:
Ode to Butterfly
Birds in Paradise
Eden’s Symphany
Royal Fiber Balsa
Versafine Black Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Gold Ribbon 18”

#2 - Halloween Card

Isn't this little witch cute?

Doreen created this card using stamps from Crafty Secrets.
Spellbinders Dies
Labels 3
Classic Ovals Small
Halloween Fun Set by Crafty Secrets
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Hero Arts Black Gems
Foam Squares
My Minds Eye Paper:
Boo to You!
Candy Dots
Haunted Trees
Black Cardstock (CS)
Cougar Opaque Natural CS

#1 - Medallion Wedding Card

Good Morning! Workshop Day is finally here!!!

.........and here's the first card created by Doreen.

What a beautiful wedding card! The pretty medallion was cut with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis die set.

White Cardstock (CS)
Black Linen CS
Versafine Black Onyx
Hero Arts Small & Medium Accent Pearls
White Satin Ribbon
Foam Tape
Spellbinders: Fleur De Lis Die, Label One

Friday, September 25, 2009

Name Tags....

......all lined up ready for the demonstrators.

All these cute flowers are created out of Grungepaper using stamps from Studio 490 "Dimensional Rose Art". Each flower was stamped with a background from either Dimensional Rose Art or Alphabetically Art and colored with Broken China Distress ink. The flower center was cut with a Spellbinders circle die, colored with Dried Marigold Distress ink, shaped a bit and mounted with foam tape. Distress Dried Marigold Stickles adds a bit of sparkle but not too shiny. Peeled Paint Distress ink colors the leaves. Each name was written with a black Glaze pen on a little strip of paper tinted with Dried Marigold Distress ink. A couple loops of plaid ribbon add the finishing touch.
All the projects will start posting Saturday at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Count Down - Last Day!

Last day of sneak peaks..........

Tomorrow you can see what the rest of this project looks like! As well as all the other projects!

For those of you coming to the FM Workshop........

See you there!!! We'll be having fun.......creating!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Count Down - Day 7

Hmmmm..........what in the world is this???

One more day of peaks.......then it's Saturday.....

FM Fall Workshop Day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Count Down - Day 6

Well..........this looks like something for the holidays...........???

Just wait until you see the rest!

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Count Down - Day 5

.....aha! Looks like a leaf brad!
What about the rest of the card???

....a bow? What else???

We're getting closer. The FM girls are soooo busy. Cutting paper, and more paper, and ribbons. Counting envelopes, checking all the supply lists........
Remember, Saturday is the big reveal!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Counting Down - Day 4

.....looks like some glitter???
Stay tuned for more....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Count Down - Day 3

What's this??? A bit of lace?

How about this? A star & trees?

Be sure to come back to see full views on Saturday!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Counting Down - Day 2

More sneak peaks..........

What's this???

And how about this???
Stay tuned for reveals on Workshop day!
7 days and counting....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Counting Down to the Workshop

Are you coming to the FM Workshop?
It's only 8 days and a wake up away!
There are still a few or email FM.
We're all busy with preparations: cutting paper, ordering stuff, reordering more, filling boxes for each project, writing directions, checking lists, running around mumbling to ourselves and none of us even pays any attention!

We're having fun!!!
* * * * *

Now for some sneak peaks!

Can you guess what this project will look like when you see the whole image?
Keep guessing......

How about this one? Any ideas?

I'll be posting more sneak peaks through next Friday.
On Saturday, September 26th, I'll post all the projects. Check back then to see how these sneak peaks fit into the whole projects!

See you there!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Learn to Pause...

This card was created by Kathy(Judy's sister) using stamps from Tim Holtz' set, Life Adventure. The verse is from Just Thoughts.