Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Stamp-a-stack Class this week

. Mary and Debby's Holiday Class Schedule .

Shopping and baking and trimming the house,

wrapping the gifts as quiet as a mouse .

Sending out cards to friends old and new

Find the right gift when nothing will do

So much to get done and not enough time,

we're here to help you get ready on time .
Thursday, November 21   Stamp-a-stack Christmas Cards
6:30 - 9:00 pm               Fee $18.00
Make 12 fast and fabulous cards - 4 designs/3 of each.
RSVP by Nov 19

Friday, Dec. 6 Winter Shadowbox Class 6:30-9:00

Create a winter themed shadowbox suitable for gift, or to decorate your own home or office.

RSVP by Nov 25 Fee $15.00


Thursday, Dec. 12 Totally Awesome Tags 6:30-8:30

Create a dozen tags that will be too cute to toss.  (watch for photos coming soon)

RSVP by Dec. 8 Fee $10.00

Hope you can join us, just click the link above to sign up now. 
Mary Alice

Friday, November 15, 2013

Craft Sale in Mounds View on Saturday

RCCCA Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Drive
Mounds View, MN
Saturday, November 16
10:00am to 2:00pm
Come by and do some Christmas shopping, and be sure you check out all the fun things I've made for Thanksgiving, too.  There will be plenty of crafts and vendors.  Something for everybody. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It's sweet to be back


I recently made this card for a swap that I am participating in, and I could not be more tickled.  I had such a fun time creating this, but decided that coloring is really not my thing anymore.  My hands have gotten so shaky that's it's hard to stay in the lines.  My little granddaughter never criticizes my coloring when I am doing it with her, but I felt a little bad passing off these cards to friends!  I hope they just looked at the delightful, colorful design, and overlooked the poor coloring. 
I know I will have a bunch of fun with this new Halloween Hello stamp set, and can't wait to share more projects with all of you, too.  The paper is Witches Brew DSP. 

I think I will share this one with the Crafty Boots Challenge where they are looking for Sweet Treats.  The colors are perfect for the Nacho Average Challenge #58, and the Paper Players Challenge #166 Trick or Treat wants a Halloween card.  Hope they like this one. 
Stop back and see what other fun projects I have been working on.  I have been awfully busy, too busy to blog lately, but I hope to keep up in the future. 
I miss showing off for you all.

Mary Alice


Monday, September 23, 2013

Two scrapbook events this week

Scrapbook Class   
Thursday, September 26 - 6:30-8:30pm   
Fee: $10.00
These are the pages I designed for this weeks scrapbook class.  They are perfect for the trip you took this summer. 
We will be making 2 double-page layouts with fall themes for this class. They will be suitable for many occasions, so you do not have to have photos ready, you can add them later. So, grab your camera and hit the road to capture some fall colors.
RSVP by September 23
We are also hosting an all day scrapbook event on Saturday.  It's been a while since we have actually put pictures to pages, so Debby and I decided that we need to get back to scrapbooking, and not just creating layouts.  Hope you can join us, too.  Come for a few hours or stay all day. 
Back-ta-Scrap Day
Saturday, September 28 – 9:00-4:00pm       
Fee $15.00
 A day for you to come and craft all day.  Bring your scrapbook or make some cards, it's up to you what you do.  We will provide use of our products, including stamps, inks, paper trimmers, punches, Big Shot and all products, ie: dies, framelits, embossing folders, etc. 
You will need to provide your own basic took kit and adhesive. 
We will provide water, snacks and a light lunch.  We ask that you bring any other beverages that you might want. 
MUST RSVP BY September 24
RSVP here for either event, or leave a comment below. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WOW Card Class on Sunday, September 22

WOW Card Class
Sunday, September 22
3:00 to 5:00pm
You asked for it, and we heard you. You want to make some cards that make them say WOW! You can knock their socks off with the cards you will make in this class. We will have 2 card designs, one seasonal and one for general occasion. They will be a bit more challenging, but we will walk you through each step to produce a wonderful, WOW card. 
Here is the card I designed for the class, and Debby has a wonderful Halloween card to make.   
Fee $8.00
RSVP by September 18  Click on the EVENTS CALENDAR to register, or leave a comment.

Simple Card Class September 19


Thursday, Sept. 19
6:30 - 8:30

Triple Time Stamping, Washi Tape, Coredinations Card stock, and more new stamp sets to try. Four fabulous cards with fun techniques is what we have planned for you. Fun, fast and easy to make. 

These are a couple of the cards that we will be making in this class.  

Fee $8.00
RSVP by September 15   Click on EVENT CALENDAR on left of page to register



Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Classes

Mary & Debby's
Fall Class Schedule
We look forward to seeing you at classes this fall. We have lots of fun and exciting new products to show you, and new classes you've been asking for. New friends are always welcome, so please feel free to share this with your friends who might be interested, too. Regardless of whether you are experienced or not, there is always room in our class for you. We always say “You may come a stranger, but you will leave as a friend!”
Thursday, September 19 - Simple Card Class 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $8.00
Triple Time Stamping, Washi Tape, Coredinations Card stock, and more new stamp sets to try. Four fabulous cards with fun techniques is what we have planned for you. Fun, fast and easy to make.     
RSVP by September 15
Sunday, September 22 – WOW Card Class 3:00-5:00pm Fee: $6.00
You asked for it, and we heard you. You want to make some cards that make them say WOW! You can knock their socks off with the cards you will make in this class. We will have 2 card designs, one seasonal and one for general occasion. They will be a bit more challenging, but we will walk you through each step to produce a wonderful, WOW card. 
RSVP by September 18
Thursday, September 26 - Scrapbook Class 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $10.00
We will be making 2 double-page layouts with fall themes for this class. They will be suitable for many occasions, so you do not have to have photos ready, you can add them later. So, grab your camera and hit the road to capture some fall colors. 
RSVP by September 22
Saturday, September 28 – Back-ta-Scrap Day 9:00-4:00pm Fee $15.00
A day for you to come and craft all day. Bring your scrapbook or make some cards, it's up to you what you do. We will provide use of our products, including stamps, inks, paper trimmers, punches, Big Shot and all products, ie: dies, framelits, embossing folders, etc.
You will need to provide your own basic tool kit and adhesive.
We will provide water, snacks and a light lunch. We ask that you bring any other beverages that you might want.

MUST RSVP by Sept 23
Saturday, October 5 – STAMPING TO SHARE FALL FLAIR 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Join us for an all day event (lunch included) and make 24 cards (2 each of 12 designs) or 12 scrapbook pages. This event will be held at St. Joseph's Church in Lino Lakes, and will be hosted by Kay Kalthoff, and all the demonstrators from her Stamping to Share group. Watch your email, or our blogs for more information coming soon. 
Thursday, October 10 - Simple Card Class 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $8.00
We will be making 4 beautiful cards using fun new products from our new Holiday catalog. You can check our blogs to see what we will be making. As always, they will be fast, easy and fun. 
RSVP by October 6
Sunday, October 20 – WOW Card Class 3:00-5:00pm Fee: $6.00
WOW card class means you will be making amazing cards. You will be amazing your friends and family with the wonderful cards you will be sending them. You will wonder where all this hidden artistic talent came from?!? We wonder how we do it?! We have two great cards for you to make. You won't want to miss this one. Watch our blogs for photos. 
RSVP by October 15
Thursday, October 24 - Scrapbook Class 6:30-8:30pm Fee: $10.00
We will be making 2 double-page layouts with seasonal themes for this class. No photos necessary, you will add those later. These pages will be so much fun, you will be grabbing your camera to shoot pictures to fill them right away. 
RSVP by October 20
Sunday, October 27 – Back-ta-Scrap Day 9:00-4:00pm Fee$15.00
A day for you to come and craft all day.  Bring your scrapbook or make some cards, it's up to you what you do.  We will provide use of our products, including stamps, inks, paper trimmers, punches, Big Shot and all products, ie: dies, framelits, embossing folders, etc. 
You will need to provide your own basic tool kit and adhesive.
We will provide water, snacks and a light lunch.  We ask that you bring any other beverages that you might want.

MUST RSVP by Oct 23
We ask that you be sure to RSVP for all classes early so that we can be sure to have supplies prepared for you. Late registration is sometimes alright, we can usually accommodate you, but supplies do need to be ordered in advance. Easiest way to register is online at

Check our blogs for card samples, and you can RSVP there, too.
Debby Filiowich blog: phone 651-231-5923
Mary Alice Bellis blog: phone 651-353-4594
All classes are conducted by the two of us, for the express purpose of having fun, and sharing our love of stamping and paper crafts. There is never any pressure to purchase anything, but we are always happy to order products for your own personal use. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Halloween Happiness

In my past I used to do a lot of sewing, making clothes for myself, my family, and décor for my home.  I sewed products for craft sales for many years, too, and eventually I went to work in an alteration shop. So, I guess you could say I have a professional background, as well as a passion for sewing and all that is used to create things. 
Over the years, I started paper crafting with rubber stamps, and then scrapbooks, and creative home projects, and my passion turned from fabric to paper.  I have often said that paper crafting today has replaced fabric crafts of yesteryears. 
For years women strolled through a fabric store, to look and be inspired by the fabric, often buying without knowing what they would create with the fabric.  I have the stash to prove that!  Sometimes the pattern or inspiration came first, then the hunt for the perfect fabric, and trim, and buttons, ribbon, or lace came next.  Now, we get the same creative satisfaction using paper for our creative inspirations. 
I just get a terrific satisfaction when I can create something that uses paper that was inspired by fabric.  Sweater Weather DSP just gave me a warm feeling, like a new fall coat, when I saw it, and I could hardly wait to start cutting and creating.  Oh, Sweater Weather DSP, I have plans for you!! 
These cute little pumpkins, which is a single stamp called Halloween Happiness paired perfectly with my plan.  They each have their own little texture and is perfect with the plaid patterned paper I chose for this card.  I could not resist adding a couple of candy buttons to this project and a couple of ribbon like strips inside. 
Stop back soon, and see what else I have been working on.  Lots of fun things for fall.  I'll be stamping at the camper this weekend, if I can stand the heat.  We have had temps in the high 90's all week with high humidity, so I might find myself stuck in the trailer with the AC turned on.  (Don't know why I feel I have to go camping just because it's Labor Day, but I feel like I just have not had my fill of summer fun.)  Wish me luck :)

Mary Alice

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's all about the Candy

I have been busy preparing for my Open House tomorrow, making cards and projects with all the new products that I got from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I know it's still August, and I dislike posting Halloween cards already, but I just have to share the cutest card I made.  This new stamp set called Halloween Hello has all these cute little images that I used on these stamps.  I bought it especially to use on candy treats I plan to make, but I just had to put together a card.  I have to admit that I saw a similar card made by Linda here.  I changed mine up a little bit to fit the challenge at CAS-Colours & Sketches Challenge #39 this week.  I added a cute little banner with the greeting inside the card, too.  The printed stripe paper comes from Witches' Brew DSP. 
We have lots of new cards and products to show off Wednesday night, along with some great MakeNTake projects.  Stop by and you are sure to have fun. More info is here.   Sign up for some fall classes while you are there.  We will be making this card in October at our Simple Card Class. 
Stay cool, and enjoy this lovely day.

Mary Alice

Thursday, August 22, 2013

FALL Stampin' Up! OPEN HOUSE coming next week

You are invited to

Mary and Debby's

Fall Stampin' Up! Open House

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

at 101 Willow Pond Trail, Lino Lakes

Come to see NEW PRODUCTS and SAMPLES from the 2013 Holiday Catalog. Pick up a copy of our Fall Class Schedule and sign up for classes. We will have a fabulous fall Make-N-Take project for you to do. Take a look at all the WOW-wonderful cards and OMG-scrapbook pages we brought back from Convention, and tell us whay you would love to make. As always we will have food, drink, and a merry good time for you! Drop in any time, and bring a friend or two. If you do, we have a gift for you. 
Please RSVP by August 26, so we can prepare for you.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cards for a Cause - Coming up soon

I want to tell all of you about a wonderful event that is coming up in two weeks, but there is still time for you to join us.  This is going to be a great day of stamping and fun.  Kay has some wonderful card projects planned and the proceeds from this event will benefit the Concordia Academy's Dance Team.  If you cannot attend, but would like to participate with the Cards to Go option, I would be glad to recommend that option as well.  Come as my guest, and support this worthy cause.  I would love for you to come, and would appreciate you leaving me a comment so I know you are participating.  
                                                                                                                                         Mary Alice

Cards for a Cause”

Saturday, August 17 - 9am - 1pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

2131 Fairview Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113

Two Registration Options:

Option One - Create and Take - We will be making 14 cards; 2 each of 7 designs. Craft, create and share. Enjoy a morning of fellowship, take home beautiful cards and find delight in door prizes and other special gifts. $25

Option Two - Cards To Go - If you are on vacation or cannot otherwise attend our event . . . or maybe you just want to help the girls and get some beautiful hand crafted cards without actually hand crafting them yourself! Your cards will be assembled by members of the CA Dance Team with assistance from professional card makers. $25 (If you are supporting Cards for a Cause from a distance and would like us to mail the completed cards to you, please make your check out for $30)

$20 will be donated from each registration to the Dance Team at Concordia Academy.

Thank you for your contribution to help the team. It is their time to laugh, to sing

and to glorify the Lord with their talents. It is their time to dance.

Your RSVP in the form of a check for the full amount is due by Monday, August 12.
Please write “Option One” or “Option Two” on your check and make it payable to Kay Kalthoff
Mail to: Kay Kalthoff, 6259 Laurene Avenue, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Fundraising Coordinator for Cards for a Cause
In addition:

Please include your email address to receive a more detailed plan

of what you can expect and helpful tools to bring along to our Cards for a Cause Event.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stampin' at the Campgrounds

 I enjoyed a lovely day of stamping at the campgrounds on Friday.  The weather was a perfect day to sit on the porch and get creative.  We had a smoky little fire going in the yard, and I could sit in my screen porch and watch the birds all around me and the deer passing right through the yard eating the hostas, but the bugs could not get me.  Haha! 
I had a box of new stamps and paper to play with, and plenty of inspiration all around me, but I turned to a couple of challenges for inspriration, too. 
I had my new stamp set called Truly Grateful, that I wanted to play with first.  The first thing that struck me about this set was the slice of wood.  I truly wanted to play with that.  So, I opened up my supplies and much to my amazement I had forgotten to pack ink pads!!!! Oh, no!  What to do?  I had just four pads in my box, that were still packed from last Wednesday night's class.  I had a box of markers, and that was the extent of my color range.  I stepped up to the challenge, and came up with a beautiful idea to stamp the wood cuts in the two shades of brown I had, chocolate chip and baked brown sugar.  I used Pool Party for the background and stamped leaves with my new Magnificent Maple stamp.  I did a
whole page of stacked logs to play around with, staggering the colors, and stamping the Chocolate Chip twice for a lighter shade, too.  I colored the sheaves of wheat to make them look more like wild flowers, and added a happy message from Yippee-Skippee!
The layout I chose came from Technostampers Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 274, and I also planned to use the cue from CAS-ology #54, but I kind of got carried away and added all the leaves to the background which meant it kind of left the CAS realm, but I am going to share it anyway, just because I wanted to share my interpretation of CAMP.  THIS is what I see at my CAMP in the woods in northern Wisconsin.  This is what surrounds me as I sit quietly and stamp. 
I thought that this would make a nice guys card, especially since my husband really loved this card when I showed it to him.  He said it really depicted our campsite so perfectly.  So The Pink Elephant Challenge 210 said give them something MASCULINE, and the Just Add Ink challenge 176 said JUST ADD BLOKES!.  And, I can never resist sharing anything when a challenge says ANYTHING GOES!, so here's one for you at Inkspirational Challenge 31.  
I am heading back to the cabin (it's a trailer really, but I can call it what I want!  We also say it's at the lake, but it's really on a little river, the Apple River, but it's near the town of Balsam Lake, so that counts as going up to the lake.  And, that's the way we do it here in Minnesota-Wisconsin.)  It is 57 miles from my driveway at home to the driveway at the campground, so I run home to work my 5 hour shift, and stopped here to pick up some ink, and share a card with you.  
Have a great weekend, and I'll come back tomorrow and share some more camp stampin' with you.  

Mary Alice  
This is a peek at my campsite.  A little campfire, a beautiful stack of wood, the flag blowing softly in the breeze, and my granddaughter roasting marshmallows.  Life is good at the DN (that stands for Do Nothing!) Campground.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

You make me happy

We had a great card class tonight, with a couple of new visitors.  This is one of the cards that we made.  I designed this card last weekend while I was cooped up in the camper with the cold weather.  I was able to spend some time being very creative, and I especially like to play around with little stamps and make collages.  I used a bunch of different stamp sets for this card to get all the fun elements I could find.  The little collage pieces came from a new Hostess stamp set called Postage Collection.  I added a greeting from a set I got at convention called Hello, Lovely.  Inside was a happy greeting from Yippee-Skippee!
And, in case you noticed the spots in the collage, they came from Gorgeous Grunge. I just could not wait to play with all the stamps I got from convention.  The cute little bicycles came from Birthday Basics DSP.  I added buttons and bows and do-das all over the place.  I had plenty of time to play around crafting this pretty card. 
I'll share this one at the challenge 31 at Inkspiration, because the theme is Anything Goes!  I think I just used anything that would go together for this one. 
Hope everyone enjoyed making this one tonight.  At least I did not here any complaints. 

Mary Alice

Loving you is amazing

I have been so busy preparing cards for convention swaps, that I have not had any time to simple stamp and create for fun.  I headed up to the Getaway in the Woods last weekend with some creative energy to spare.  The cold weather with temps in the 60's (down in the 40's overnight) kept me cooped up in the little trailer trying to create at the small table, with some very bad tv to watch.  Not my best creative atmosphere, but I did manage to turn out some nice cards, so time was not totally wasted.   I used the Lovely Romance stamp set and the Venetian Romance DSP for one of my Over the Top card swaps, and I could hardly wait to do some more creating with this beautiful, romantic stamps and paper.  Because I stamped with Pistachio Pudding, it's hard to capture the images with my camera, but it really is very pretty.  I love the sentiments "I like loving you" on the outside, and "I think you are Amazing, I just wanted you to know" on the inside.  Just adding a few punched butterflies made such a delightful touch, and I was pleased with this card. 
Sentimental Sundays' challenge was anything "WINGS", so those butterflies qualifies this card for the challenge.
Enjoy a little time for yourself today, and be creative.

Mary Alice

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Smile, it's your birthday

 I made about 150 swap cards for convention, and on the last day before I left, I made this card to swap.  It was the day before I was leaving, and I put my granddaughter down for a nap.  I had sewing and packing to do, but I just wanted to make one more card to swap.  I had mistakenly cut paper to short for the insert on a full card I was making for a swap, so I had a stack of short sheets.  I put them to good use for this card front.  I had seen the idea for this card, done with a circular stamp design, and I thought it would be fun made with my new Simply Stars stamp set.  It was stamped in Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar.  The greetings came from Happy Day and Remembering Your Birthday.  It was fast, simple, and a big hit with the swappers at convention.  It was the first to go in my general swaps. 
This is one of the cards we will be making at our Simple Card Class tomorrow night, and if you let me know today that you are coming, I will make room for you. 
I am submitting this card for a couple of challenges this week at Seize the Birthday where "Anything Goes" Birthday is the theme, and the Pink Elephant Challenge is looking for something "Masculine", and I think that's what I had in mind when I made this card.  In fact, I was going to add some rhinestones to the card originally, but decided that it would look more masculine without them, so that's the way I made it. 
Hope you like the card, and stop back to see more. 

Mary Alice

Monday, July 29, 2013

Simple Card Class, this Wednesday, and it's not too late to join us!

 Simple Card Class
Wednesday, July 31
6:30 - 8:30 pm
101 Willow Pond Trail, Lino Lakes, Mn
Fee $8
Please RSVP by Tuesday, 7/30
It's not too late to join us. 
We would love to have you join us for our simple card class this week.  These are a couple of the cards I designed for the class, and Debby has 2 more fun cards, too. 
We have lots to show you from convention, and look forward to sharing all the fun we had. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SALE! 50% Off My Paper Pumpkin Kits -- only $10!

I was so excited when this was announced at convention, and I am sorry I did not share it with you earlier.  I am finally getting over the excitement (fatigue) of going to convention.  I have so much to share with you, but this is the best. 

SALE! 50% Off My Paper Pumpkin Kits -- only $10!

From now until August 31, get 50% off your new My Paper Pumpkin monthly subscription for your first two months!

and sign up with the following promo code: PUMPKINDEAL

to get My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month for the first two months*

This is your chance to try out this no-strings attached creative escape! Not happy with your subscription? No problem! You can skip a month or cancel at any time! You've got nothing to lose!

Each month's kit is a different surprise. We've had card kits, mini scrapbooks, and party decor!

Ready to give it a try?

and sign up with the following promo code: PUMPKINDEAL

for only $10 a month for the first two months*

*Here's the nitty gritty details
  • Price does not include tax, where applicable. Shipping IS included. 
  • After you receive two month's worth of My Paper Pumpkins kits, the price will go back to the regular price of $19.95/month.
  • Special pricing is only available for NEW customers and only for the first kit that is ordered. (If you order two kits/month, the first one will be discounted and the second will be regular price.)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • You Paper Pumpkin will be shipped on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kind & Cozy Swap

I have had a wonderful time at convention but I have been running on exhaust fumes.  I had a wonderful time wandering, observing and listening.  I have to admit that the highlight for me was the swapping.  I love meeting new people, and I love seeing what they made. Something's are very creative, and I hope that is what they said about mine. I know that is subject to opinion.  This is I made this card for an organized swap for new stamp sets.  I used the Kind & Cozy stamp set, a and this was a lot of work, but worth it. First I used the gingham roller to add Gumball Green checks to the card front.  Then I stamped the green gingham ring which I punched  with the 2 1\2 punch.  I embossed the card front, excluding the checked portion.  Next I layered that circle on the card front and cut the inside circle using circle framelits.  I layered a window sheet stamped with white Stazon ink to the center of the ring.  I stamped flowers on either side of the ring to which I added the molded clay flowers I made colored with Raspberry Ripple reinker.  Adding the green stitched satin ribbon created a nice accent.  I added a raspberry heart behind the window before I layered the front  piece using dimensionals to attach to green base.
I hope you enjoyed the card, and I will share more tomorrow.

Mary Alice

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stampin Up Convention

We arrived in Salt Lake City today for Stampin Up! Convention, and I am too excited. This is my first convention and and I am here with some fun friends and excited to meet many more.  We are in our hotel this evening working on finishing swap project.  Can you believe they are not done?
I am a great worker but a better procrastinator. I have worked on scrapbook pages and cards for several organized swaps that I will share with you during convention but I don't want to spoil the surprise for those who will receive them.
Sorry for neglecting you, but I don't have any excuse except for working on these secret projects.  More tomorrow.

Mary Alice

Sunday, June 23, 2013


We are having a Simple Card Class with simply beautiful cards for you to make this Wednesday evening 6:30 to 8:30.  Fee $8.00.  All you have to bring is yourself, because we supply all the fixings, the adhesives, and the beverages, and you just have to come and have fun.  We need you to RSVP by Monday evening so we have time to prepare for your kit.  We are making cards using lots of wonderful new stamp sets, paper and colors from the newly released catalog, and you are going to love seeing all the displays for our upcoming summer classes, too.  Hope you can join us.  Just click on the events calendar right above to register, or leave me a comment below, I will accept either as your RSVP. 
Mary Alice 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Baroque Beauty

I  I love the way this card turned out, and everyone's ooo's and aaah's when they see it.  It really is a beauty.  I think I will have some fun with these stamps.  I bought them for scrapbook pages, but I love the cards, too.  The big image is a stamp called Beautiful Baroque and the sentiments and images inside came from Happy Day.  Makes a lovely card for a wedding or anniversary done in the Soft Slate colors, and I love the Chevron Striped Ribbon and the rhinestone accents.  I could have blinged this out a bunch more, but the card has plenty of shine.  Hope it us enough for the Paper Players Challenge 156 to "Bring on the Bling", and the CAS-ual Friday Challenge 106 is "Over the Edge", and the ribbon over the edge of the card satisfies that challenge. 
Hope you like the card, and stop back again soon.
And, HI to all the fun new friends we made at Marketfest in White Bear Lake last night.  It was a gorgeous evening, and it was good to see friends, old and new. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Mary Alice

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Join us at Marketfest in White Bear Lake

Join us at Marketfest in White Bear Lake
Thursday, June 20  6:00-9:00pm
Find us on Banning Ave near 3rd St. Booth B-69

Debby and I are going to be hosting a booth at Marketfest tomorrow evening.  Looks like the weather is going to be fabulous, and we are looking forward to lots of fun, and meeting lots of people.  Stop by and say hi, shop around, enjoy some fun food and music, and partake of the Worlds Largest Ice Cream Sundae that they are making Thursday night.  We will have lots of fun cards, paper crafts, new catalogs, and classes samples and schedules. 

Marketfest is a free family festival held in beautiful downtown White Bear Lake that features live entertainment, fine art, a variety of foods, children's activities, a farmers market, a classic car show and much, much more.

This annual summer festival runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm from mid-June to the end of July rain or shine. In its 23rd year Marketfest continues to attract locals and visitors who are interested in a lively, family-friendly atmosphere.

Local businesses and vendors offer a wide variety of merchandise, art, and handcrafted goods. And there are numerous activities for children including a petting zoo and games.

Listen to a live concert at the Gazebo. Stroll though the downtown streets visiting local merchants and artists. Relax and enjoy a summer evening with family and friends.
Check here for more information on
Marketfest .