Monday, June 27, 2011

Attention Bay Area stampers, check out these amazing workshops!

Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today's post is actually geared to readers who live near San Jose, CA, I will post again later this week with the usual links..

Last Saturday I was visiting one of my local scrapbook stores (research for an upcoming Examiner article) and stumbled upon Irina Blount (La-La Land Crafts) who was hosting a workshop.  You can read the article I posted about her and the workshops by clicking here.  If you are facebook I would appreciate you "liking" the article as well, and subscribing to me at

If anyone is interested in taking one of Irina's workshops, let me know (email Jacquie at afterhoursstamper dot com) as I want to take a workshop and thought it would be fun to meet some of you who are local.  While the workshops are not cheap, they are value added, and when you see the crafting that Irina does, and the projects for each workshop, well, you will be as excited as I am : )

I also bought a couple of her stamps (Irina draws them herself), and made a couple of cards this weekend, here is one of the cards I made:

I used "Capri Marci" and colored her with Copics.  I also added some glitter to the shirt, Viva Decor Pearl Pen to the pants, shoes, flowers and the butterfly.  The shapes were cut with my new Cricut Create (and yes, I am absolutely LOVING the machine, more about that later).  I embossed the shapes using the Cuttlebug.  The butterfly has glittered wings ( tape was put behind the shape, sticky side up, glitter sprinkled on top).

Background paper was stamped (and clear embossed) using an Impression Obsession background stamp, and then I layered paper on the card base (card is 5.5 square).

Ok, that is it for today, hoping to see a few emails of other locals who want to take Irina's workshop : )

See you again later this week : )

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