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Monday, August 29, 2011

A Muse | Studio My New Stamping Home

I don't know if anyone follows my blog anymore, but I have big news to share! TAC has closed its doors making me find a new stamping home! I signed up with A.Muse Studios as an independent consultant. They have unmounted stamps (the indexing is already on the back of the stamp!) and no more cutting. They also have beautiful paper and inks! I will keep you updated when I get my stamps and catalogs!!!

Will be starting up stamp camps again! Hostess Clubs! Will figure what to do about card club, not sure may incorporate it with the Hostess Club!?

Check out my Amuse Studio website: https://www.amusestudio.com/gwen

More later!
Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The New Puppy- Maddy

Hello all,

This is not stamp related at all but here are some photos of our new puppy Maddy. She is a small Lab mix and is approx. 5 months old. She is from a dog rescue based out of Bowie, MD called MJ's Animal Sanctuary.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Card Club Continues

Hello all,

It has been a long time since I have updated this blog. I was busy taking care of my Mother before she passed away. The stamping just took a backseat!

We are still getting together on the third Thursday of the month and making cards. We have members sign up and design cards. The members who do not do a card bring something for the pot luck, food, drink or wine!

A good time is had by all! Please email me if you would like more information. I am hoping to have photos to share the cards that we make!

Take care,
and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Introducing Stamp Club!!

Hello all,

I have been very busy with my family and work.  I have decided to not do stamp camps for a while.  The time
 commitment is huge!

I am missing all of you and want to plan a stamp club.  
This club is FREE!  The plan is to have everyone bring a shoebox project to share, those who can't bring a project will
 donate money for the club expenses or it will be donated to charity.

Everyone will also need to something to share for refreshments, the club will
 supply the paper products.  I hope to start a yahoo groups so that we can communicate and
 have sign up sheets for who is going to bring what.
The club will be monthly and we can discuss what to do during the summer and holidays etc.  I would like the date to be the week that my mom doesn't have chemo.  I will donate my house for all the meetings unless someone wants to have it at their house for a month. 

Those of you who don't know she was diagnosed around Jan/Feb.  She is doing well, but has chemo 3 weeks in a row and then one week off.  The week off she feels really good!!  So for now that is when I want meet.

The plan for the first meeting is THURSDAY MAY 28.  We will schedule around her chemo until she is done and then we will have a regular date like the "last Thursday of the month".

Please let me know if you are interested!  I would love to see everyone!!!


Thursday, October 16, 2008

November Stamp Camp!!

Hello Stampers,

I have really missed you all! I have been busy with family and work. Things have settled down a little so I have planned a stamp camp. We will be making 5 cards. Dates are Thursday, November 6th (7 to 10 pm) and Saturday, November 8th (12 to 3 pm).

Save the date for Black Friday 2008!! Friday November 28th from 11 am to 9 pm, stamp all you can!!! It is a blast!!!

For those who want to know what has been happening since the last time I blogged, my Dad who has been being treated for Kidney Cancer, ended up in the hospital for emergency surgery to repair his perforated bowel. He spent over 2 weeks in the ICU and then to the regular floor. As a nurse myself I was very involved in his care and did lots of running back and forth and managing his care. He is doing as well as can be expected, working on being able to stand again!
This has been very hard on my Mom, and if she is reading this we need you to take care of yourself so you don't get sick!!!

Well hope all is well with everyone! Blessings to All!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fall/Winter 2008 Inspiration Book and Catalogue is here!

The New 2008 Fall/Winter Inspiration Book and Catalogue is here!!
I just had to share that it is here.
The dates for the Open House will be announced soon!
Call or Email me with questions!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Recycled Photo Card- Tutorial

I was cleaning my room to get ready for the new 2009 Catalouge and Idea Book from TAC and stumbled on these old photos. This is not a new technique, I did it a few years ago, but with some of my new TAC stamps I had to make a few. Here is how to do it:

Here are the supplies needed: Bad photos or photos that you are ready to throw out. Staz on Black ink, black and white cardstock (the white is for inside the card), stamps and ribbon.

First stamp your images on the photo to cover the photo with black staz on ink and set aside to dry for at least one minute. Stamp sets used were Floral Dingbats and More Elegant Sentiments from TAC.

Do the same for the piece of photo for your greeting. Layer all pieces to complete the card.

Here are some samples, you can use ribbon or cardstock to accent the card.

Hope you enjoy!

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