Friday, September 30, 2016

Mike's Menagerie

My animal theme coloring book will debut at Creation Destination October 21-23. Most of the pages are variations of my stamp images with a few new designs included. After the event it will be available on my catalog page. This was so much fun to put together!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Blog candy winner!

Congratulations to Colleen Taylor of Nevada for being selected at random to win the new Cloisonne Teapot. Your stamp is on the way Colleen!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An extra goody.

Here is a little extra goody to go with my new Cloisonne Teapot. You can print out the accent panel which I designed to go with the patterns on the pot. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blog Candy!

Hi everybody,
Here's a little blog candy for you. It's my new Teapot stamp (check the catalog for a picture and a sample card). Just make a comment on this blog post and I will pick a name at random and send out my brand new stamp on Tuesday May 3. (this is a quick one because we are leaving for our Anniversary cruise in the Mediterranean on Thursday) Good luck!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Winter card challenge winners and Spring Challenge

Congratulations to Hetty Sanders, Laura Holm and Judy Smith for their beautiful and unique winter cards! Each of you will receive a vintage wood mounted Michael Strong Rubber Stamp as your thank you prize.
For our Springtime challenge I would like you to take inspiration for the photo below. This is a view from the famous Keukenhof Gardens in The Netherlands. Carla and I had the good fortune to visit the park on one of our trips to Holland. The floral beauty is overwhelming! Please consider the colors when you make your spring cards. Have fun and be creative!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March 2016 classes

Here are the places I'll be in March. Come take a class or just stop by and say hi!

March 2016 Classes

Wednesday March 16
Card making class at The Fallbrook Women’s Club - Fallbrook CA.
11:00-1:00 Signs of Spring

Thursday March 17
Card making class at The Making Place – Escondido CA.
1:00-3:00 Signs of Spring

Saturday March 19
Card making classes at Perfect Day Scrapbooking – Huntington Beach CA.
10:30-12:30 Special Occasion Window Cards
1:30-3:30 Tooled Paper Leather Cards (learn the technique of turning cardstock into realistic looking and feeling faux leather. Make 5 unique cards.)

Monday March 21
Card making classes at The Stamp Addict – San Diego CA.
9:30-12:00 Breakfast treats followed by Signs of Spring
2:00-400 Signs of Spring – 5 springtime cards

Saturday, March 26
Card making classes at Hearts & Crafts – Covina CA.
A day of techniques
10:30-12:30 Embossed and painted aluminum cans for card makers – 5 colorful cards
(please bring an apron and plastic gloves.)
Tooled Paper Leather Cards – 5 all new cards

April 2016 Classes

Here are the dates and locations for my classes in April. Fallbrook Women’s Club
Class subject matter to be announced.

Saturday April 9 Scrampers – Torrance CA.

Wednesday April 13 Fallbrook Women’s Club – Fallbrook CA

Saturday April 16 Perfect Day Scrapbooking – Huntington Beach CA.

Monday April 18 The Stamp Addict, San Diego CA.

Thursday April 21 The Making Place – Escondido CA.

Saturday April 23 Hearts & Crafts – Covina CA.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy (Chinese) New Year!

This year the Chinese calendar celebrates the year of the monkey. To mark the occasion, I indulged in a little monkey business in the form of this free digital stamp. There is also a scan of a card I'm including in my February classes using this little guy. You can download the traditional gift envelope template and make the card too. Ive included a monkey without the year 2016 on his tummy so you can customize him however you like. Happy New Year and enjoy!