It’s Time for July’s Art du Jour!

Join Kate, Kim, and me next Tuesday, July 17th, for our monthly Art du Jour workshop at The Queen’s Ink! This is your opportunity to add to your greeting card stash and be prepared for any pop-up occasion. Drop in on your lunch hour, or on your way home from work, or come for the whole day (10:30 – 4:30)! At only $3.00 per project, it will be easy to build an entire card “library.” Work at your own pace, choose the styles that fit your taste and needs, and chill out with us…no tools required! Check out this month’s versatile offerings (below), then plan your day at The Queen’s Ink! Here is a peek at the cards on deck for Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | One in a Chameleon by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Party Essentials Digital Stamp from Power Poppy

Party Essentials by Power PoppyI’m notorious for sending cards late, assuming that I even manage to get them in the mail at all. You’d think that a card maker would be leading the campaign to bring snail mail back into everyday life. But I seem to have a real disconnect between making cards and actually sending them. It’s not like I hoard them – once I make them, I rarely look at them again. Furthermore, I’m not one of those people — and YOU know who you are! — who expects the recipient to lovingly cherish and proudly display my cards forever in a place of honor on the fireplace mantle.

I send it. It’s yours. Do with it what you want. End of story.

So it’s hardly a surprise that I still haven’t sent a birthday card to my oldest friend whose birthday was June 12th. My saving grace is that she never sends mine on time either. It’s our thing and it’s a natural part of the rhythm of a nearly half century friendship.

Luckily, Marcella included some fun birthday images in this week’s release as part of Power Poppy’s Digital Blitz. This image is from the Party Essentials digital stamp set which also includes two other images and four birthday related sentiments, none of which I used here. Why? Well, because I forgot to add one of the sentiments from the set when I printed the image so I had to rummage through my stash and rethink my original design. So I added one of the sentiments from Cozy Cupfuls  (which is actually a winter holiday stamp set) to the front and picked a sentiment from Layer Cake for the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Party Essentials by Power Poppy

Bottom line – I get to show off one of Power Poppy’s new releases AND I have a birthday card that might actually make it into the mail.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy; Happy Hooray by Pebbles
Stamps: Party Essentials (*) by Power Poppy; Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Layer Cake (*) by Power Poppy
Inks: Versafine in Onyz Black
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, YG13, BG10, B000, B01, B05, RV11, RV13, RV14, BV000, BV00

New Class! Rain or Shine Cards – June 28 & 30 – Photo Scraps

Join me on either June 28th OR June 30th for an all weather Copic class at Photo Scraps. In this class, we’ll make three cards featuring the BB Rain or Shine stamp set from My Favorite Things and products from Tim Holtz and Lawn Fawn. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE: $26

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

COPIC MARKERS

  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • G09: Emerald Green
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • B21: Baby Blue
  • B23: Phthalo Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E41: Pearl White
  • E43: Dull Ivory
  • E44: Clay
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER REQUIRED SUPPLIES

  • Distress Ink (or Distress Oxides) pads in Twisted Citron, Antique Ivory, Faded Jeans
  • Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Tape runner adhesive
  • Liquid glue
  • Foam tape squares
  • Scissors

See What You Missed! Cool, Calm and Colorful at The Queen’s Ink

We had another great Copic class last Tuesday at The Queen’s Ink. As usual, everyone packed their good cheer and enthusiasm along with their markers so a good time was had by all. It was also Ramsey’s birthday (happy birthday Ramsey!) so we started the afternoon class with a rousing rendition of happy birthday to get the class rolling.

My next class at The Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, May 1st. I haven’t yet decided on the images, but will do so in the next few days so keep an eye here for the next class announcement. If you subscribe to my blog, you will automatically get an email every time I add a new post, so you can stay in the know about new classes, new stamp releases, special events, and other projects as they happen.

Don’t forget – Tuesday is Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll have two simple, but cute (if I may say so myself!) cards featuring images from Dylusions. Kate and Kim will each have two new projects as well so stop by any time between 10:30 and 4:30.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for Tuesday’s class projects. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Va-Voom by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Red Devil
Stamps: Va-Voom by Penny Black; Letter It Clear Stamp – Celebration by Ranger
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11 (skin); Y32, Y35, Y38 (dress); B32, B34, B37 (bow); Y32, Y35, Y38, R35, R37, B32, B34, B37 (hat); W1, W3, W4 (dog); B32, B34, B37 (dog’s sweater); B34, R35, R37 (scooter); W2, W4, W6 (tires)
Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Full Bloom from the Little Women Collection by Graphic45
Stamps: Breath by Penny Black; Grateful Heart by Penny Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20, RV10 (skin); E51, E53, E57, V20 (hair); B32, B34, B37 (pants); Y32, Y35, Y38, V20 (shirt); Y35 (shoes, flower); BG0000, B0000, 0 (background)
Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday Ballons by Penny Black Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Off to the Races from the Kentucky Derby Collection by Graphic45
Stamps: Birthday Balloons by Penny Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E21, V20 (skin); E51, E53, E55 (hair); V20 (blouse); B32, B34, B3 (pants); (R35, R37, R59, B32, B34, B37, Y32, Y35, Y38 (ballons)

Join us for April Art du Jour at The Queens Ink featuring Dylusions, Ranger, and Lawn Fawn Stamps

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, April 10th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone(301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature stamps by Ranger with sentiments by Dina Wakely and Lawn Fawn. I will have markers on hand for you to share, but if you would like to bring your own, here’s the list of colors: Y32, Y35, Y38, B11, B13, B15. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions