Thursday, December 5, 2019

November 2019 Sampler- Penguins Christmas Shopping.....

 The 2019 November Sampler Class is traditionally the class that we do a Christmas themed Sampler.
This year the Sampler is " The Penguins Go Christmas Shopping".    They're heading up the elevator at the North Pole Mall to see Santa. On the way they stop at the gift wrap department, the candy department, the toy department and just a stop to rest with their packages before getting in line to visit with Santa. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

October 2019 Sampler "TheFarmStand"

                                       This month's Sampler class theme was "The Farm Stand". Who doesn't  enjoy all the great, fresh items at a country roadside farm stand? Apples and apple picking, pumpkins and pumpkin patches, apple cider, corn stalks and all the wonderful Fall colors on the trees!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The September 2019 Sampler....Theme:The Witch's Night Out..

   This month's Sampler Theme is "The Witch's Night Out.  She has an invitation to an All Hallow's Eve Ball and a rose sent by a romantic stranger. Her gown, shoes and purse are ready to go and she's looking forward to a magical evening of dancing and champagne.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

August 2019 Sampler Theme....The Bake Shop.

   The Sampler Theme for August 2019......The Bake Shop......cakes, breads, cookies,
petit fours and macarons.....all in the tiny little neighborhood shop.

July 2019 Sampler Theme.....The Chicken Coop!

 The Sampler Theme for July 2019..........The Chicken Coop.  Chickens, roosters, eggs, carton and of course....the Chicken Coop itself.

June Sampler Theme.....Retro Campers.

 My theme for the June Sampler Class....Retro assortment of bright and happy campers!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

8x8 Penguin Plaque

                             An 8x8 wooden plaque featuring six little penguins getting ready for a snowball fight. Done in black and white Simple Stories penguin patterned paper for the background and frame...with paper pieced penguins in black, white and orange cardstock. Crisp, clean and cute!

November 2018 Sampler -Gnomes

                                The November Sampler for 2018 - Gnomes! The Gnomes are ready for the winter holidays with trees, deer, gingerbread and snowflakes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July Sampler Class.....Mermaids!

                 The July Sampler Class Theme........Mermaids.  It's hot outside....and all I can think of is
hopping into a cool body of water. Since it's important to use the buddy system when swimming....I would hope to find a friend in the water with me.... a Mermaid. One can wish....
                  Our Mermaid has brought her friends with her to play in the water....her mermaid sisters, two fishy friends and a seahorse. They can all play under the waves and at their sandcastle home.
                 The center unit of this Sampler is a scallop shell that opens....I thought it would be a good idea for sentiments or even a gift card, if this Sampler is a gift for someone special.
                  Happy Summer everyone! Keep cool and I hope that you find some Mermaid friends too.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Decision Day....

                         May 1st was decision day at Andrea's high school.....all the seniors made their commitment to the college of their choice.....Andie was happily pointing to Loyola University on the map...her chosen school.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cards For Chicago Area Rubber Stampers May Meeting....

      The theme for the swap cards for the CARS (Chicago Area Rubber Stampers) May meeting (Thursday, May10th) is Cake , Candles  or Cupcakes.
      The first photo shows the whole group of cards while I was working on them.
      The last photo is of a completed card....on the front...each little cake was hand decorated with flowers and 1/16th inch dots...on the inside is the sentiment "Bring on the cake!". The little awnings (That can be folded down to fit into an A2 envelope)... make the card fronts look like tiny bakeshop windows.