Saturday, December 29, 2012


Have you got your Spring Mini Catalog yet?  WOW oh WOW.  I almost hit the "I WANT IT ALL" order button but did control myself somewhat.  Here are 4 cards we made in December using new stamps, punches, paper, and accessories. 
This card uses Ciao, Baby! stamp set.  Print Poetry DSP stack, Raspberry Ripple cs and ribbon. Also, from the SAB catalog is the Petite Curly Label punch (a must have).

This card uses the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Comfort Cafe DSP, Soft Suede cs  

This card uses the Paper Doilies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies, Bitty Butterfly punch and Cloudy Day Textured Embossing Folder.  Pool party cs and ink, International Bazaar DSP, and scraps.

This card uses the Secret Garden stamp set and framelits dies.  Also, crumb cake cs and ink, midnight muse cs and ink, whisper white cs, and marina mist cs and ink and Print Poetry DSP stack.
You can start ordering from the Spring Mini on Jan. 3rd.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


Here are my classes for January.  Start out the new year by attending a class.  Get your creativity re-inspired.  Lots to choose from.

SOMETHING SPECIAL – Wed, Jan. 2, 7 pm
This class will feature something different each month such as the Big Shot, Simple but Elegant, Seasonal, or something new.  It will consist of 3 projects.  For January we will make 2 cards depicting Winter and a 3D item with the Big Shot.  Cost of the class is $10.  Bring your own adhesive, scissors, paper cutter and clear blocks.  RSVP by Dec. 28.

SCRAPBOOKING CLASS – Thur, Jan. 10, 7 pm
Tonight you will make a 2 page, 12x12 scrapbook layout designed around the season, holiday or occasion.  Cost is $10 for the class.  A 12x12 page protector is included with the class.  RSVP by Jan. 7.

VALENTINE’s – Mon, Jan. 14, 7 pm
Valentine’s Day is just a month away.  Tonight we will make some lovey dovey Valentine’s cards/projects.  Of course they will feature pink, red, lace and other items from the Spring Mini.  Bring your own adhesive, scissors, paper cutter and clear blocks.  RSVP by Jan. 11.

WOW PRODUCT CLASS – Wed, Jan. 23, 7 pm
This class will feature some product from the Spring Mini.  We will make 3 cards and you will take home the Bitty Butterfly Punch on pg. 13.  Cost of the class is $20.  Bring your own adhesive, scissors, paper cutter and clear blocks.  Not only will you have the 3 cards, you’ll have the punch to make more cards/projects.  RSVP by Jan. 7.

TECHNIQUE CLASS – Thur, Jan. 31, 7 pm
Techniques are back for the New Year.  You will learn 2 techniques tonight.  You will make a technique sheet to put in a book and a card using the technique.  Cost of the class is $10.  Bring your own adhesive, scissors, paper cutter and clear blocks.  RSVP by Jan. 28.

Reminder – If you RSVP for a class and cannot attend, you are still responsible for payment.  Product and/or projects will be available for you to pick up.  Payment is due with your RSVP.

Jackie Bottomley
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

What a wonderful day.  A white Christmas in northern Michigan, my son home, wonderful gifts and a yummy dinner.  I hope you had a beautiful day and enjoyed it in your own personal way.  Stamp-a-stack coming up Thursday. RSVP soon.  More later..

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December 9 Remarkables Blog Tour - Affection Collection

I am so excited to be a part of this one day blog tour.  Check out all the participates for some great ideas on using the Affection Collection stamp set.  This set to me is vintage but the hearts with the wings makes me think of motorcycles.  Go figure where that came from.  I hope you like my 3 card designs will inspire you.

My first card I created with a motorcycle theme in mind, but with a feminine touch.
Pink Pirouette cs and ink, Basic Gray cs and ink, Real Red ink, whisper white cs, Labels Collection Framelits, lacy Brocade Embossing Folder , rhinestones, dimensionals, snips, snail and 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

My second card could be used as a wedding card or anniversary card.

It uses Elegant Eggplant cs and ink, Whisper White cs, Gumball Green ink, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Everything Eleanor stamp set, snail, dimensionals and large pearl.

My last card I was trying to go for the vintage look.  Of the 3, this is my favorite.
Riding Hood Red cs and ink, Very Vanilla cs, Natural Composition Speciality DSP, Crumb Cake ink, Early Expresso ink, distressing tool, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, snail and dimensionals.

Hope you have enjoyed my 3 samples.  Great cards to make for a class or workshop. Ideas were inspired from other great SU demonstrators.  Thank you.  Now continue on your tour by clicking the box below.  Stop back soon.