Thursday, September 29, 2011

How do you create?

I am embarrassed to say, I am a very messy creator. When I get going and I’m in “the zone”, stuff starts flyin’ around, hours whip by and before I know it, it’s time for dinner but nothing has been cooked. That is what today was like. I paused for a moment and looked at my desk. When I saw the damages, I decided to share my dirty little secret with you. Hope you had a productive day too! XOX


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I’m on a Roll!

I have been posting very regularly and I would hate to mess up my momentum so I thought I would show you another honeycomb card that I created. I love the saying on the front of the card. It is from a retired SU set called “Humor in High Heels”. I love the set and just can’t bear to part with it so, I pull it out every now and then and play with it. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gift Cards, Always a Perfect Fit!

I love giving and receiving gift cards. They are always the right size and color and in style! I have even traded gift cards before, when I received one to a store that I didn’t shop at. LOL! Last week, I paid for a stamp set, from another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, with a gift card. That was a first for me but that’s what she wanted.

Anyhoo, this is a sneak peek at one of the gift card holders that we will be making at the Gift Card Class on the 2oth of October from 6 to 9. We will make 4 different holders that you will be proud to give. The cost of the class is $15.00. Basic tool kit is needed. Don’t forget your H2U member card to receive 10% off the price of the class.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The Stockings Were Hung…

I must say, I am really lovin’ all the fun ways to use the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set Stitched Stockings and the coordinating Stocking Builder punch that are in the Holiday Mini Catalog! The ideas are endless!

I love these new items so much that I am offering a free card class when you purchase these items from me. That’s right! On October 29th, from 10 till 2, we will make four cards with coordinating envelopes with these products and many more.

Here’s a little teaser of what we will make at the class. If you would like to come to the class, please R.S.V.P. by October 20th.


Hope you can join us!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Going Batty for Treats!

Have you seen the Shaker Frames #124155 that are in the Holiday Mini Catalog? They are on page 38. They are made from the same strong foam adhesive that Stampin’ Up! has been making their dimensionals with for years. You get a total of 36 circles: 6 each of nested circles 1/2”, 3/4” 1”, 1 1/4”, 1 1/2” and 1 3/4” and are 1/8” thick.

I used one in the center of my “bat” that was made using the Owl punch and the retired bat punch. The main treat holder is 2 tags.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween Honeycomb Cards

I have a confession to make. I am totally addicted to this fabulous honeycomb paper! I have been cutting and gluing shapes inside cards to see what I can come up with next.

Here is my latest. I used some Halloween papers I have had laying around the studio for a couple years just collecting dust. How embarrassing! Anyway, the trick or treaters' were already on the paper as well as the spider web that's on the inside. I just cut the honeycomb paper and added glittery black legs and voila! I love it!

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If you can’t find the honeycomb paper but you have a Dollar Tree store close by, check their decorations and you might find these little pumpkin centerpieces that work great too!

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A Few More Goodies Added to the Banner

I just can’t stop myself. I am having so much fun adding ephemera to this awesome banner. I wish you could see it in person. I just can’t get a picture of it that does it justice. Hope you like it!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Something Spooky to Create

Spooky Halloween Banner Oct 15th 10AM to 2PM:
If you’re like me and love to decorate for Halloween, you will want to make it to this class.

This banner is very multi dimensional, colorful and makes a suitable addition to your annual spooky decorations. Products featured are Stampin’ Up!, Making Memories, Ranger, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Girls Paperie, and many more.

Each participant will receive a kit with plenty of materials to make this banner or any variation with plenty of goodies left over.There will also be a buffet of products to choose from to give your banner a personal touch.

This class requires a basic tool kit. The cost of this class is $25.00.


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Please R.S.V.P. by October 10th. Remember to bring your H2U member card for 10% discount.

Friday, September 16, 2011

"Create with the Cricut" Class

For the first "Create with the Cricut" Class, we are going to use the following cartridges:
George cartridge, for those of you with the original Cricut.
Plantin Schoolbook, for those of you with the Expression.
Don Juan, for those of you with the Cricut Create.
We will make 4 cards of various themes. You will get full color instructions with photos of the finished projects and step by step directions according to the machine and cartridge you are using.
You will need to bring a basic paper crafting tool kit and a Cricut tool kit, if you have one. You will also need a white gel pen and a black thin marker. I like the white gel pen at the local craft store by Inkssentials. It seems to not clog up like the others. For the black thin marker, I like the ones that are from CTMH or CM. They have a set of various tips in black. But, bring whatever you own.

The class is on Sept. 23rd 10AM to 1PM and Oct 1st 2PM to 5PM and the cost is $25.00. H2U members get a 10% discount. Please remember your H2U card to get your discount. Please R.S.V.P. by Sept 20th for the class on the 23rd and by Sept. 28th for the Oct. 1st class. Space is limited to 8 people per class. Remember to let me know what machine and cartridge you have when you R.S.V.P.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Let’s Get Stampin’!

Here are the classes that I have coming up at the Paper Rose Studio
I hope to have pictures of all projects up by the end of the week.

September / October Calendar of Events

Beginner Cricut Class Sept. 22nd 10AM to 1PM and Oct. 1st 10AM to 1PM:
Do you have a Cricut electronic cutter but haven’t taken it out of the box or have it out but it is collecting dust? This class is for you! Learn how to work the buttons and dials on your Cricut, choose sizes, figure out what your blade needs to be set at and so much more. This class is 3 hours and is packed full of information. The cost of this class is $25.00.

Create with the Cricut Sept. 23rd 10AM to 1PM and Oct 1st 2PM to 5PM:
Do you have a working knowledge of your Cricut but need help in the creative process of projects? Then this class is for you. We will make 3 projects using one cartridge. You will have full color instructions and photos of the finished project. The project sheets are suitable to put in a binder for future reference. All papers and embellishments are included in the cost of the class. You will need to bring a basic tool kit as well as your Cricut personal cutter and the cartridge we will be using. The cost of this class is $25.00

Halloween Cards Sept. 15th 6PM to 9PM and Oct 9th 10AM to 1PM:
This is a fun card class with 5 spooky cards to delight Halloween lovers of all ages! Please bring a basic tool kit. The cost of this class is $15.00.


Spooky Halloween Banner Oct 15th 10AM to 2PM:
If you’re like me and love to decorate for Halloween, you will want to make it to this class. This banner is very multi dimensional, colorful and makes a suitable addition to your annual spooky decorations. This class requires a basic tool kit. The cost of this class is $25.00.

Gift Card Holders Oct. 20th 6PM to 9PM:
This is the age of gift card giving so, why not give them in style? In this class, you will make four different beautiful gift card holders with a Christmas theme that can be given as they are or hung on your Christmas tree. You will need a basic tool kit. This class is $15.00.

Free Card Class with Stamp Set and Punch Purchase Oct. 29th 10AM to 2PM:
In this class we will make 4 fabulous cards using the new stamp set Stitched Stockings and Stocking Builder punch from the Holiday Mini Catalog. For wood mount stamps and punch, the cost is $48.00. For clear mount set and punch, the cost is $39.50. Basic tool kit is needed.

R.S.V.P. to or (941) 423-4799
If you need a map or directions to my classes, please email me and I will send you one. For samples of classes please check my blog

Basic tool kit includes the following:
Sharp detail scissors, tape runner, bone folder, ruler, scor-tape or other strong double sided tape, pencil, pen, adhesive eraser, personal paper trimmer, scor-pal (not mandatory but helpful).