Crafting with Karen Burniston, I’m inspired!

I was so excited to be in a class with Karen Burniston, the designer of “Pop it Up” (TM) dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs this past spring. She is a very talented crafter and I’ve purchased several of her die sets as well as some of the peel off stickers that make coloring a breeze! I was so happy to give my Copic markers a workout in this class!



Old School forever??

I’ll be trying my hand at an on-line class next week.  As an ‘old school’ student, I’m convinced that brick and mortar, physical attendance and face to face interaction with teacher and student is how to learn.  I enjoy ‘old school’ and I believe ‘old school’ works, but some times you just got to suck it up and try to learn using ‘new school’ methods.  The week or so leading up to this class has been inspirational!  Students world-world wide are signing up for this class.  While it won’t be “interactive” or “real-time” the training videos are posted and there will be forum to interact with the instructors for each lesson.  I thought I’d pick a class that was low stress and something I would enjoy, a craft class.  Don’t laugh! Yes folks, a craft class!  I’m looking forward to learning new techniques and improving my coloring skills.  I told you not to laugh!  I enjoy coloring , but this isn’t just coloring, it’s coloring and blending with alcohol based markers.  The marker brand is called Copic – pronounced with a long o as in coping (CO-pick).  The brand has been used for years by animators, and fashion designers and more recently by crafters. More on my addiction to Copics later!  I’m talking about the on-line class here, so, as a treat to myself – I’m going to learn how to color better and learn some new techniques in the next two and a half weeks.  Stay tuned – I’m going to be posting my lessons and inspirations throughout the class!

Thank you card!

Using a Magenta stamp on watercolor paper, I stamped the image twice on opposite corners with Versamark ink. Embossed with StampRosa detail white and colored with Copic Markers. A color wash over the watercolor paper where the sentiment was adhered with pop dots. The sentiment was stamped on white paper and detailed cut. The card is happily on it’s way!

A thank you card for a special friend

A thank you card for a special friend

Inspired Creations

I thought I would try my hand at blogging.  Publish writings and some of my crafty handiwork.  I took a while for me to come up a name for my blog. I thought Inspired Creations would sum up my activities here very well.  I’m inspired to write, I’m inspired to craft, I’m inspired to do a lot of things in my life.

Considering today is September 11, 2014 – 13 years ago my life was inspired by tragedy.  To be stronger, to be more loving and kind. I hope that I will continue to live and be an inspiration to those around me.  My corner of the word is expanding with the start of this blog across the World Wide Web, so I expect those around me may not be my neighbors in the same block, but will be virtual neighbors.  Enjoying the little pleasures and triumphs that our Blessed Lord brings to our lives every day.

I look forward to this new adventure and ask that you overlook my new blogger fears and boo-boos.  Bear with me WWW, KAM is Inspired!!