Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Direction















Happy New Year, everyone! Hope you all had a nice holiday season. The new year will bring a new direction for me. As some of you have heard, A Muse Artstamps has shut down their wholesale division and canceled contracts for their creative team instructors. Yes, that means I will no longer be teaching classes at the Stamp Shoppe here in Wausau and at Creations Galore in Green Bay. It sure has been fun to meet all of the ladies that attended my classes. I will miss you all! Some of you have been with me from class number one back in 2008. I want to thank all my students, old and new, for coming and making my days as a teacher fun. For now, I plan on continuing to create cards and tags and whatever strikes my fancy and post them here on my blog. I had good intentions of posting my holiday tags this year but didn't get it done. Maybe I will put a photo up in the next week or so and let you see what I made.


Just wanted to mention a little about the card I posted today. I was wondering if I should buy the snowladen stamp from A Muse. Talked with my friend, Heather, and she said I NEEDED it! She mentioned that she stamped the image in black and then outlined just the top of the branches with green and added stickles for a little sparkle. So, I ordered the stamp and when it arrived I stamped her tree idea and let it sit on my table for weeks. Yesterday, I had a little time, so I took that image and made this card. It is hard to photograph sparklyness but I did my best. I added the tiny cranberry pearls to the tree and some colorful layers and put it on slate A Muse cardstock. Seemed to need something else so I stamped stars and swirls from Great Impressions with versamark and embossed with Ranger red embossing tinsel. Guess this will make a great holiday card for next year. You can never start making those too early!

7 comments:

Kerry said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous!!! Happy New Year to you!

Frozenstamper said...

I love this Dawn! And your swirly do's. I love them, too!

Roxanne said...

We always had a lot of fun at your classes, Dawn. I know you put a lot of effort into your preparation and I'm going to miss seeing you every month. Best wishes for much happiness in the new year!

Lori Barnett said...

girl...you KNOW I love ya...and we will ALWAYS be the "oldies" hee hee hee. (((((HUGS))))) LOVE this card...and I know it has lots of sparkle just like you describe...because YOU sparkle :)

Jennie M said...

This is gorgeous Dawn! Happy New Year!! Hugs! :)

KO Reynolds said...

I love every part of this card, Dawn...the snow, the swirls, the sparkles. I want to make this card!

Jill Grace said...

Oh my gosh! This is so lovely - fantastic job! And big hugs to you, I think this is a bit difficult for all of us to leave our teaching posts.