Monday, April 14, 2014

Pinch Me! Pinch Me!

Hello friends!

As you know, I am without computer hook-up until we get our office/studio set up (should be up and running by early May), and I don't type well on my phone, but I had to make a trip to the library to share this news!

I had a day of classes taught by none other than that super-talented, high-energy, always inspiring, Paper Trufflez, Hello Monday, gal with the contagious laugh, favorite of mine - Julie Ebersole! I was so excited that I couldn't sleep the night before. It was like Christmas Eve, my 16th birthday and the Fourth of July all rolled into one! Yes, she is even MORE amazing in person.

Her classes were taught in the over-top-perfect paper store in nearby (about 30 minutes) Sacramento called The Paper Garden. Too cute - not just great stamps, wonderful paper, inspiring samples, but also really unique little gifts (the hand-made soaps look good enough to eat!). The owner, Stephanie, is so sweet - she gave me such a warm welcome. Her customers love her and she gives excelent personal service. I am so happy to have found her and her lovely store.

I took 2 two-hour classes from Julie. One was called "Die-Namite Designs" with some great die-cutting techniques. Some were much more tricky than others, but they were all super-neat and new to me. The second class was "All A Sparkle" (doesn't that just sound like Julie?) with some great glittery and glistening gems. I didn't even wear home as much glitter as I usually do. And, there was a bonus card! We made a total of 15 cards during this knock-out day!

It was so special, so fun and so inspiring. The other ladies in the class were super-nice and friendly. I plan to return to the store for more classes and supplies. In the meantime, here a few shots of some of my favorite cards (sorry, I haven't found the ideal photo spot in the new house).

Thanks, Julie and Stephanie! You inspired me and made me feel so welcome. Now I'm not home-sick any more!


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