Sunday, April 14, 2013


Nanci inspired us all on Saturday during the April Tag Class.  The tags were beautiful and we learned some more great techniques.
We learned how to use the new distress paints with the new metallic distress paints to make this cool marbled background.
This is my tag with the marbled background.  Our theme this month was inspiration, so Nanci gave us all an awareness ribbon to use.  Since my Mother is battling kidney cancer, I used my distress inks to color the ribbon orange.  Love learning all of these wonderful techniques!
Karen Hackney used some of the Stampendous fragments for this stained glass effect on her butterfly wings.  She also used some of the new metallic paints to paint some wooden butterflies.  Love those Stampendous fragments.  If you haven't played with some of those, you need to.
Nanci also showed us how to make a fabulous embossed brick background using the brick embossing folder and our distress inks. 
This is Phyllis' completed tag with her brick background and beautiful butterfly.  Love the blue she used and how she tore the brick so that it looks like a brick wall that is falling down.  Phyllis did such a great job!

This is Patrice's tag as she is inking her butterfly.  Love the purple flower and the colors of her butterfly.  We all get inspiration from each other as well as from Nanci.
Karen Hackney was inspired to purchase one of these Creative Options totes to hold all of her new distress paints distress stains, and gelatos.  She also "upsold" these to several other people and Cat had to restock the shelf.  Great job, Karen!
Several people attended this Mother's Day foldout album class prior to the tag class.
We were busily cutting our paper and gluing it onto our folder bases to make these wonderful albums that Cat designed.
Karen took a few minutes to sweetly talk to her husband while we acted crazy in the background.  While we were making our albums, Cat was busy putting together kits for those who couldn't make the class and purchased kits. 

We all had a great time Saturday and went away with so much inspiration.  Thanks Cat and Nanci for the wonderful classes and inspiring us to stretch our creativity.


  1. Sounds like a great day! Wonderful examples of what you created. Way to go Karen selling those totes!

  2. Sounds like a great day! Wonderful examples of what you created. Way to go Karen selling those totes!