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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
I'm a self taught Mixed Media Artist, I Love to take various art classes. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I'm retired and loving every minute of it

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Card for Cottage Stamper "Lunch Date"

Once a month we meet at Cottage Stamper in St. Charles, Il  for a LUNCH DATE. 
A group of women get together to swap cards from a technique given to us the previous month by the store owner.  Not only do we have fun swapping, but enjoy a very nice lunch.  We talk, play and share ideas. Oh, a little shopping too!  It's a great way to meet new people who have the same interests.
The above card is my swap for September.   I used a Michael Strongs stamp (love him), Tim Holtz Distress Inks, White and black embossing powders and a stamp from for the background by Hero
Can't  wait to see next month's technique.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Thanks to Helen Shafer Garcia and her class I took at CREATE,I've been busy experimenting with monotypes. I went thru the entire process, but I think I filled it in too much .  It looks more like a

watercolor painting than a monotype.  I guess I need to do more of them to get the feel of it.
Actually I'm enjoying it so much, I'm going to Dick Blick's to get more Rives paper today.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011


As usual, the summer is speeding by.  A few more weeks and we will be viewing all the beautiful fall colors(my favorite).

I'm attaching a photo of our September ATC SWAP.  It was a small group because of the Holiday. As usual, we had fun.  The Technique for September was Zentagles.

I'm a bit dissapointed that our community Craft Show was CANCELLED!  The reason being our Association will not allow children under 18 and it can not be open to the public.  Doesn't that suck?
I have spent the past few months focusing on creating items for the show. Now I have all kinds of stuff to sell.  I guess I need to find another Venue for it.  I'm selling bracelets, guardian angel zipper pulls, purse jewelry and note cards, as well as some Christmas gift card envelopes and tags.
Oh well, I guess I need to be more pro-active in selling. Any ideas?