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~ adventures in rubber stamping & scrapbooking ~

Monday, April 16


I've been tagged by the Queen of A Muse herself ... miss Linda!

So, here are some blogs I enjoy reading. They are places I visit when I'm in need of inspiration, or sometimes just a good laugh. :) These ladies all have such rockin' personalities, making their blogs seriously fun to read. Some of these may have been tagged already, but that's only because they're such superstars!

1. A Muse News (Linda):
I'm tagging her back (don't worry Linda - you don't have to play again!). Linda is one of the sweetest ladies, and quite possibly the smartest businesswoman I have ever met! This blog is the place for A Muse fans to keep up on the latest A Muse News! Linda posts fabulous sample cards with great tips and tricks. There are also contests every once in awhile - who doesn't like the chance to win something, especially A Muse goodies? (be sure to check out the current contest!)

2. Jennifer Pebbles:
JP is SO FAB! When I met her in Seattle waaay back in November of 2005, I just knew she was someone to watch. Sure enough, she is popping up all over the place it seems! Her work is so inspiring, and she's a ton of fun - what could be better? (and if you're in to digital scrapping, be sure to check out her new digital goodies!) This is one uber-talented chick.

3. Julie Ebersole:
I had the pleasure of touring CHA Winter in Vegas in 2006 with Julie - she is one seriously spunky, sweet, and super-smart chick! Lots of creative energy flowing through this one. If you haven't run across her blog yet, you are totally missing out. So go - RUN - check her out!

4. Sarah Vrolyk:
Sarah is an A Muse designer whose work always catches my eye! I've been following her blog for some time now, and her designs always blow me away. I would love to stamp with her for a day! Or weekend. :)

Last, but certainly not least, a person whose work I have enjoyed ever since she first popped up in the scrapbooking world. I'm sure you've seen her blog - if you haven't ... get rid of that big rock you're living under! :)

5. Elsie Flannigan:
Elsie's style is so much fun - so inspiring to me. I just purchased two prints (open and peace) from her Etsy shop - going to frame them to hang in our living room! (Geoff is going to call me a hippy, I'm sure!) I would so love to take one of Elsie's classes someday. I'm sure my head would be spinning!

Check out these blogs! I also enjoy the other blogs I have linked over on the right side ---> of this blog.

What blogs do YOU enjoy reading? Post a link to them (or to your own!) - I always like finding new blogs to enjoy.

AND ... I'd like to post a big shout out to my fabulous students from yesterday's Just for Friends class at Memory Mania. What lovely ladies! I love seeing new faces in my classes, and especially love seeing my "repeat offenders". ;) See you all again soon!

Thursday, April 5

Busy Bee

Whew, I've been busy-busy-busy - creating cards for some upcoming classes.

Speaking of upcoming classes ...

Just for Friends Sunday, April 15 - 1:00-3:00 pm
$22 for one person / $36 for two friends (each saves $4 on class fee)
5 cards & envelopes
(call Memory Mania to sign up - 651-731-7766)

Cardstock, Stamps, Twinkle Sticker - A Muse Artstamps (Margarita is from new Cinco de Mayo release!), Palette Hybrid Ink (Noir), May Arts Ribbon (Black), American Crafts Ribbon (Lime), Stampendous Ultra Fine Irridescent Glitter, Sakura Glue Pen, Prismacolor Marker (Pink), ZIG Marker (Kiwi)

Spring Bling Tuesday, April 17 - 6:00-8:00 pm
$22 - 5 cards & envelopes
(call Memory Mania to sign up - 651-731-7766)

Cardstock, Stamps - A Muse Artstamps, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Chestnut Roan), May Arts Ribbon, Signo White Gel Pen, Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Punches (Mega Scalloped Oval, Super Jumbo Oval), 3M Foam Tape, Stampendous Ultra Fine Irridescent Glitter, Xyron Sticker Machine, Prismacolor Marker (Sky Blue Light), Marvy Uchida Marker (Orange)