craftwkshop0006.JPG Click to enlarge-WARNING: I look so tired and awful! LOL!

This is me, and Julia Aston. She decided to take a photo of her and I, in the class at the END of the day! LOL! So Im looking haggard and exhausted. She emailed me this photo yesterday! I did bring my camera but was SO busy I didn’t get a single photo :C

Well, as you can see I survived my classes at The Paper Tree!! I had SO much fun with the women there. I hope they had as much fun as I did.

I know many of you wanted to know how it went-more on that below. I really think HOW it went is up to the people who attended! LOL! But they seemed to enjoy the projects. That is the BEST part! Making people happy.

I am already booked for my next 2 classes! Keep in mind ALL my projects are new, not ever posted here on my blog-or any other online venue.

People wanted to make cards with me so………………….

Friday June 13th 7pm- It don’t mean a thing, if it aint got that BLING!

Its all about the bling these days. In this class we will make 5 cards that are sure to sparkle and shine. Each one will feature a different way to add sparkle to your creations. You will use new products and a few fun techniques! You really don’t want to miss this one.

Sunday June 29th 10am-Clearly Creative Cards

This class shows you a few more ways to use those window sheets! I love creating with acetate, and you will be hooked after this class.We will make 5 cards in that class that are “clearly” creative, fun and fresh ideas for your creations.

Here comes the ASK and you shall receive part: Michelle has received so many emails, on top of the one’s I have as well, about my Class Kits for my classes (WOW! Thanks everyone!!) and we are doing 2 class kits this month!I hope to get more in the works, but I do have design deadline’s to meet first and I have to complete my class samples for my classes!


We are offering these kits, which Michelle is starting to put together. They are going to be available in LIMITED quantities. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Supplies are limited. You can go to the Paper Tree website for kit details on Friday June 6th for specific kit details, and prices, then contact Michelle to order.

Also if you get your kit and have questions, you can email me directly 😀 That info will be provided with the kit instructions.Now below I will share the 2 kit projects.All Tied Up:

This boxed set uses a paper collection by SEI Chocolat. This paper is gorgeous. It glitters, and shimmers. The butterflies are embossed! Truly gorgeous collection to give away (or as many stated KEEP for themselves)

It also used the Flourish set by Inkadinkadoo-also included in the kit!!!

Note: we used Papilon paper for the outside of the box for the class, and the top is decorated. I had not completed the top for the photo, and we had to improvise on the paper due to availability. Michelle will include NEW! photos of this box, completed on her site Friday.

Box tied up


Top off box


Box united-4 cards in one side, 4 stamped envelopes, memo cube, and stamp holder. Space for you to add a note book or birthday calendar-whatever you choose.


The collection of cards you will make with your kit.


Next up we have the Make it Monogrammed class


Well we all know just how popular those Just Rite monogram stampers have become. I am sure we can ALL thank the lovely and talented Miss Debbie Olson  for that!! Well we did a class using them, and they are fun! I have the C-30 which fits your SU! 1 1/4 circle punch!!! I love that.

You can see that set-HERE!

It also uses the GORGEOUS Le Jardin , which is the sister set to Jolies Fleurs.

Now this class you will make 8 monogrammed cards and envy’s with  a GORGEOUS exclusive box I designed, that is really unique in the way it looks, and is put together!!! Everyone LOVED this box.

You will too!! Think Teacher gifts!!!

Now I will share my Favor It class-that will NOT be part of a kit.

We made 5 great, party favor’s for any occassion.

If you didn’t want to buy the Nestabilities after this class, then there is NO hope for you! LOL! I was surprised at how many people had NEVER see or heard of them! Lauren to the rescue! LOL! I even sold some Cuttlebug’s for AC Moore down the road after everyone got to try everything out! LOL!

flower-favor-bag.jpg Sunflower Basket

Now this was my personal favorite project.

We uses the Large Circle Scallop Nestabilties for this!!! Just snipped in between the scallops and layered! The center is a chocolate circle, that we used our embossing stylus to create a flower center!! FUN!!

Leaves are by Prima

Door knob hanger and Fold-n-go origami party pouch


The sentiment is Lizzie Anne-Sketched Sentiments

Party Chick is A Muse

Butterfly punch is EK Success.

Next up-

Dinosaur egg holder, and Rodeo Round-Up stick holder (lollipop holder)


You can’t see by the photo but the Cat’s Pajama’s is a lollipop holder! There are 4 holes in the top for the sticks to go! WAY CUTE!!

Stamp is Its a Western Thing

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO……………………….that is that.

I think it went well. The first one was a little hectic, and the ink on one of the projects wasn’t inking, and we had a lot of improvising! LOL! BUT, in the end it was great and I think everyone enjoyed it.

I really felt like I bombed my first class, but my gineau pigs were nice about it. I was much more on the ball the next 2 classes. 6 people had signed up to stayed for all 3! How sweet!!

Julia Aston wrote about her expieriecne HERE! AND, you have to see her blog because she has a photo of the most adorable tote bag she made for me out of cardstock!! What a nice thing for her to do!! I LOVED that bag. Its looks real! LOL!

She was funny because she got home and uploaded her photos and wrote all about it, then emailed. I wasn’t even unpacked fully! LOL!

Thank you again Julia for the super sweet tote/notecards gift and your super kind words of encouragement.

I didn’t realize how LITERAL people are when they stamp. I just sort of eyeball things. Someone asked how far up and in to punch holes for a particular project and I said “I don’t just eyeball it. It’s about 2 inches up and 1/2 and inch in” Well, everyone got out their rulers! LOL! It was hysterical to me!!

 So basically it was a fun time, and the day FLEW by! I am still recovering! My feet are killing me-next time its SNEAKERS for me! LOL!

OK Im off to rest.