Saturday, December 25, 2010

December Card Class

December is turning out to be a very busy month hence the late post on this month's card class.

It was my annual holiday party card class so it was filled with games, food and crafting; a very fun class.  Thanks to everyone that brought their favorite holiday treat.

This month was a technique class and due to every one's busy schedule we only made 4 projects.  The techniques were Retiform, Serigraph, Smooch Spritz Resist, and a waterfall card.

Below are photos from the class.

Group shot of all cards


Smooch Spritz Resist


Waterfall Card

Check out my website to see my craft schedule for both my home studio and the Mesa Art Center.

Take care and hope to see you in class...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cabaret Belly Dance Bra Cards

I've been busy making 18 cabaret belly dance bra cards for a customer in VA.  It's been awhile since I've created anything flashy :-)

I hope this weekend to create some new bracelets and pendants I'll post them when they are done.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Friday, November 12, 2010

November Card Class

Our unusual card class is tomorrow, boy were does time fly???? 

We will be making 4 unusual shaped cards and 1 cute little box!  This month's class will include an apron to hold a recipe card or what ever you'd like, cute little onesie card perfect for a new arrival or a shower, a purse with a surprise inside that will also hold a small gift like a gift card, a hexagon petal card and a cute little box.

Below are photos of all our projects.

Group shot of all our projects

Apron card to hold recipes, invitation to a barbecue, place over a bottle of wine with a note and so much more

Purse card open

Cute onesie card

Hexagon petal card closed and open view

Great little box to hold those small gifts

Enjoy and next month we will be learning new techniques and having our holiday party.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Belly Dance Art

I've been busy creating new belly dance art.  Some of the items are old favorites like my magnets and some new creations, candles!

I took some photos of all the new things I've been making and will hopefully get these posted on my Shimmy Bliss website for purchase soon.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Holiday Card Class

I finally had some time to start creating the cards and boxes for this years holiday card class on October 9th.

Today was crafting day and I made the origami box, gift card holder and one of the cards.

I finally had a chance to take photos of the finished projects.  I've added the vintage card, match box and diaroma card.   

Origami boxes

Close up of the size we will be making in class

Gift card holder

Close up of outside of gift card holder

Postcard stamp holiday card

Close up of postcard holiday card.  It is difficult to see the iridescent shimmer over the image

Photo of all the projects

Diaroma card

3 match boxes

vintage tag holiday card

I have one more card, the shaker card to take a photo of I can't believe I forgot too!

Enjoy your week...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Belly Dance Bra Cards

I finally had a chance to create a new line of belly dance cards.  My friend Rachel came over on Saturday and we started making both cabaret and tribal bra cards.

Also on Saturday Kyla, Kelley and Debbie were over working on their altered books; Kyla is almost done with her Vampire book it's looking really cool.

We were only able to get 6 of the bra cards done on Saturday since we took a break and went to have Thai food and then we needed to get ready to go see the USA Belly Dance Queen competition held that night.

I finished up the bra cards yesterday making more tribal than cabaret although I did make one cabaret card :-)

Below are photos of our creations.

Cards from Saturday and Sunday

Close up of my cards

Rachel's cards are on the right column; my favorite is her tribal card top right corner!

First cards that Rachel made; thanks Rachel for the help I couldn't have done it without you.

I have 10 corset cards folded and ready to be embellished I will post them as soon as I get them finished.

Enjoy your week...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mesa Art Center Box Class

Wow what a fun and very stressful class at the Mesa Art Center!  The week started with being interviewed by Jessica Testa a reporter from the Arizona Republic.  You can read the article online at

This is the first class I have taught for 17 students!  It took me all day Sunday and all day Monday to prepare for this class cutting, scoring and designing all the boxes. 

Thank goodness I had help from Rachel the night of the class I know I wouldn't have been able to do it without her.  Rachel, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!  You rock girl :-)

It was so worth it the students were wonderful and so much fun!  The puffy box is not an easy box to grasp when making the template and I was so pleased the entire class had no problem with this box at all; ladies you were awesome!!!

Thank you for such a fun time I hope you enjoyed the class and are making lots and lots of boxes.

Below are the projects we made.

Group shot of all boxes

Starting to the left the bright pink boxes are the explosion boxes then the triangle box with one of the puffy boxes at the bottom right corner 

Box in a bag is top center with triangle box in the center and puffy boxes at the bottom

Mini pizza box with the small window treat boxes at the bottom of photo

Puffy boxes and window treat boxes

The next paper craft class at the Mesa Art Center will be on Monday August 20th with more card techniques.

Have a great week...

Lots and Lots of Flowers - August Craft Class

We did something different for the August craft class we made 6 different style flowers and 3 projects.

This was a fun class although there was a little bit of whining about having to do a little sewing :-) The class loved the project and flowers that involved a needle and thread; thank goodness I was a little worried about these flowers.

Below are photos of the flowers and projects we made. 

Group shot of all the flowers and projects

Carnations using tissue paper

Sewing project and flowers.  A cute vintage look using felt to create a gift card holder with gathered lace to create the flower

Two different style flowers one using ribbon with news print flower and scalloped news print flowers

Roses made with scallop flower punch

Paper rosettes with envelope gift holder

My favorite project was the felt gift card holders and I see making lots of these for Christmas.

Next craft class will be on Sept. 11th.

Altered Book is Finished; almost :0)

My altered book is finished inside now I just need to finish up the cover!!!

Below are photos of the rest of my book. 

Key page with turning wheel displaying 4 different images

Pop up page with side pockets holding postcards

Bubble wrap painted page with tags

Painted edge page with bottle caps

Filmstrip page

String art page

My next altered book will be of our new puppies Nitro and Blue.  I'm taking lots of photos and I can't believe how fast they are growing; they are almost 4 months old now.