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Monday, December 26, 2011

Stampscapes Rubber Stamp Class Sun. 1/29/12

At this time I think I will be good to go at the Stables Community Center off Boyds Creek in Sevierville, TN. on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 for my next class.  This is my most popular class which is Stampscapes.  We will be creating some beautiful Stampscapes cards using Kevin Nakagawa wonderful stamps.  Winter and water is the theme.  I know our weather has been mild here in East TN. and I hope that will hold true on Sun. Jan. 29.  They are remolding the community center and it should be finished just in time.  This is one of my largest classes so don't delay to make your plans to join us.  You can pay for your class at my website using your paypal account or contact me through the website if you would like to pay by check.  We have a great time and I am expecting a lot of new students to join.  I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy Stamping in the New Year!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


If you are not signed up yet and you are in the east TN. area you better hurry up.  I have 8 seat left and I would love to fill them.  We are doing 3 cards and having a Christmas party to kick off the card making season.  If you miss this class you will have to wait until January to join us.  Please visit my website and make you plans to join us today for my class this Sunday November 6, 2011  DO LET THIS PASS YOU BY!
Below is the waterfall card, which is the third card we will be making in this class.  The other two cards are in an previous post.

Don't forget the time change is this weekend and you can sleep in and spend the afternoon with us.  Also you can pay for your class at my website using you paypal account! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011


My last class was so great!  I had 16 students attend and my next class on Nov. 6, 2011 will be just as great if not even better.  I have two of the four sample cards to post today and I am so thrilled at how well they are turning out.  I already have people signed up for this class so if you would like to join us please visit my website .  We will also have our annual Christmas party with lots of great treats to share.

                                                               Clothes make the man.

                                                                       A Star Is Born

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oct. 9, 2011 New and Unusual Background Technique Class

I have only one seat left for this class!  If you are interested please contact me through my website .  We always have a good time and it is beautiful in East TN. this time of year.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oct. 9, 2011 Class Shaving Cream Technique

I have finished the last sample card for the Oct. 9, class.  The leaves are stamped on paper that has been dyed using shaving cream and reinkers.  The leaves were stamped with the new Stazon Metallic Copper ink.  If you would like to join us please visit my website where you can pay for your class using paypal.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oct. 9, 2011 New and Unusual Background Technique Class

My next class will be on Sunday Oct. 9, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Stables Community Center off Boyds Creed in Sevierville, TN.  If you would like to join this class please visit my website or email me at will be working with bleach, Oxi Clean, shaving cream, dye and alcohol inks.  Here 3 of the 4 cards we will be doing.

This is Crazy Glass using alcohol inks.

This is the polished stone technique using alcohol inks and then bleaching the leaves.

This is the Oxi Clean distressed technique.
The final technique will be done with shaving cream, dye and alcohol inks.  I am still designing that card.
If you are going to be in the East TN. area and would like to join us please contact me.  We have a great group of ladies who regularly attend my classes.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


There are two seats left in my class on Sept. 11, 2011.  The theme is men's cards using the Northwoods coloring technique.

                                          Cabin by the lake

                                          Gone Fishing 

                                          Deer by the lake

To join this class visit my website  We always have a great time!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Today I am starting a new segment of my blog called ask Janet.  If you have a question about Rubber Stamping or Scrapbooking I will be happy to answer them.  Submit your questions by clicking on comment below the blog.  We are also planning a series of you tubes about your questions.

I have a  two questions for you.  I am planning a new DVD and we would like to know what technique you would like to learn more about?  I would also like to plan a two part Copic marker class and would like to know who would be interested in taking this class?

Please click on comment below to ask a question or answer one of mine.  I look forward to hearing from you and I value your comments.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I have been home for a week now and I have not yet gone through all my purchases from the convention.  I did purchase a lot of stamps to use in the coming months in my classes.  I had fun making my trades and trading with fellow stampers before the show opened.  Below I have posted a pick of my trade this year.  The vendors were great and I especially liked seeing all the new vendors this year.  I hope next year for their 20th that they will make it even bigger and better.

The classes were very good.  I just wish that the good classes weren't all scheduled at the same time.  Also why are there no classes scheduled for Thursday night any more.  I would rather sleep in and start later and have classes in the evening.  Others who are local or who have to travel on Thursday to get to Cincinnati would like to take classes on Thursday evening.  My sugesstion is more classes.  I would also like to teach a Stampscapes class there next year but I just don't know how to go about it!  This is something that may take me a while to figure out.  Teaching 40 to 50 is a lot different than teaching 20.  I would need help that is for sure.

I didn't feel well before I went and I had some more health problems while I was there but I have feeling much better now that I am home and back in the swing of things.

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while!  I will try to do better job in the future.  Please forward my blog to follow stampers and please feel free to comment.

Monday, July 4, 2011


We have extended the 25% off sale on both of my DVD's.  Check them out at my website  The sale will now end on July 25th.  Pick them both up at this price they make great gifts for people who want to start stamping and making their own cards. As always shipping is free.  The Stampscapes DVD is featured in the stamp section of the Stampscapes website and also was reviewed in the News section Sept. 2010.

Stampaway Is Just 5 Weeks Away!

Just 5 weeks left and I haven't completed one trade yet and I plan to make 75.  I think I have them in the final stage of design.  I have changed it 5 times now.  I am waiting for some watch gears that I ordered which I hope will finally make me happy.  When I have a finished sample I will post it.

I had planned to take a class a Marco's Papers in Kettering, OH. while I am at Stampaway but they have not put out the class info yet.

The classes I am signed up for are Advanced Cards for Men, Stamp the Night Away, Ranger Shaker Ornaments/Pendants and Inky Spinners & Sliders.  This years class selection was not the greatest in my opinion.  I have heard this from many other stampers who are planning to attend the convention.. They can't make us all happy I understand that but the selection left me very disappointed.  That is not going to stop me from going.  The techniques and the new product you get to see in the booths every year is so worth the trip even if you don't take the classes.

My next class will be Sept. 11 and I will teach the Advanced Cards for Men.

I need your comments!  I need your feedback!  I am planning another DVD and I want to know what would interest you.  More Stampscapes, Beginning Scrapbooking,  A Technique Video with several different stamping techniques.  Please feel free to comment or you can email me at  Please I would really like to know what would interest you.

Finally one of the best parts of going to Cincinnati for Stampaway is eating my home town food.  Cincinnati Chili Skyline or Gold Star, Graeters Ice Cream,  Montgomery Ribs, Frisch's Big Boy with the real sauce,  Grippo Pretzels and I could go on and on.  I am trying to loose a little weight so I can pig out while on vacation and enjoy Stampaway.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


If you go to the you can read my new article about Stampaway USA rubber stamp convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

I am working on my trades which are stamped creations which you can trade with other stampers.  I think I am going to go with the logo theme which is steampunk.  Steampunk involves gears, and turn of the century (1800 - 1900) style items.  Steampunk trends is becoming very popular in scrapbook paper and rubber stamping.

Please take a minute and read my new article about Stampaway!


Very busy again getting ready for my next class which will be Christmas in June not July.  This is another request class.  We will be doing the Stampscapes Ornament card and the all over glitter ornament card also using the Stampscapes stamps.  Both of these cards were made using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament die which for some strange reason they have discontinued.  I have tried to buy some more but they have jacked the price because they are now in high demand.  We will also be making a card using Flower Soft and last but not least a House Mouse card using the Gamsol pencil technique.  I will not be teaching during the months of July and Aug. so I hope to have more time to blog.  I also plan the start blogging about my trip to Cincinnati and the Stampaway USA Rubber Stamp Convention.  I get so excited every year to go and see whats new in the world of rubber stamping.  I will also get the chance to visit my family because Cincinnati is my home town.  Below you will find sample of three of the cards we will be doing on June 12.  If you would like to join my class just visit my website

I don't have the House Mouse sample finished yet.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


If you would like to pick up my DVD's now is the time to do so.  I am running a sale from now until July 4, 2011 25% off both.  Visit my website and check it out.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 15 class Butterflies & Blooms

I have been really busy preparing for my next class Butterflies & Blooms which will be held at the Stables Community Center off Boyds Creek in Sevierville, TN.  This is what I would call a request class.  I asked what my students would like to learn more about and this what I have put together.


The card is done using the harlequin stamp AZ 123 by Artlenz and I also used the silhouette butterflies by Northwoods rubber stamps.  The flower is silk colored with Marvy ink pads and misted and then finished off with stickles.

                 Faux fabric technique which I learned from Split Coast Stampers

I stamped and heat embossed the apple blossom image by Stamp Affair and then I bleached it.  I then embossed it using a lattice Stampin up folder.

We will also be doing the faux fabric technique with vellum and metal flowers using crackle accents by Ranger.  If you would like to join this class please visit my website  You can pay for the class using your paypal account or you can contact me for info to pay by check.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Stampscapes Class on April 17, 2011

I have been busy trying to plan my next Stampscapes Class on April 17, 2011 at the Stables Community Center in Sevierville, TN.  from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  In this class I will be teaching the coloring technique which is featured in the beyond part of my DVD Stampscapes Brayers & Beyond.  If you would like to join this class please visit my website where you can pay with your paypal account or just email me for the class info.  Here is a picture of one of the cards we will be doing.  I will try to post the rest of the pic's on the blog next week.

We are also running a special when you purchase both my DVD's you can save $5.00.  Get Stampscapes Brayers & Beyond for yourself and give Rubber Stamping Basic Tips & Techniques to a friend who wants to start rubber stamping.  This is also available at my website

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hot Air Balloons and Backgrounds

The Theme of my next class on March 20th is Hot Air Balloons and Backgrounds using kraft paper and the Cuttle Bug and Big Shot.  If you would like to join this class please visit my website  Below you will find two sample cards that we will be making in this class. 

                     This card was inspired by a card in Paper Crafts Magazine

This is a Stampscapes card using kraft paper and hot air balloons stamps.  The balloons and background were stamped on glossy paper.  The mountains were stamped on kraft paper and double popped to give more dimension.  The large balloon was single popped and the small balloon was placed flat on the background.  The background was brayered on and then stamped.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Great Class for Feb. on to March

My class this past Sunday was another great success.  I would like to thank all of the ladies who attended.  Everyone made some beautiful cards and helped me plan my next two classes.
In March we will work on backgrounds using the Big Shot and the Cuttlebug.  We will cut and emboss using folders and Spellbinders dies as well as some other background techniques.  I will also introduce to hot items in the stamping world right now.  Hot air balloons and kraft paper.  I have one of the sample cards done for next month which I made with kraft paper, paper flowers and a cuttlebug folder.

I am also including some pics. from my last class.

If you would like to join my next class please visit my website

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Feb. 20, 2011 Technique Class

                                                        This is a stand-up pop-up card.

                         This is Black Magic Technique from Splitcoaststampers

This is Flower Soft

Here are the pic's of three of the four cards we will be doing on Sun. Feb. 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  If you are interested in joining this class you can get all the info at my website  

I am writing a column for the Examiner

I have been preparing for my next class on Sun. Feb. 20 at the Stables Community Center in Seymour, TN.  This is a technique class.  We are working with Outlines posy stamps,  Flower Soft, Black Magic and Pop-up card techniques which I got from Splitcoaststampers.  I will post  pics. of these cards later today.

I have also written my first column for the Examiner Knoxville.  I picked paper crafting so as to appeal to a larger community of crafters.  Although my main interest is rubber stamping and scrapbooking I am trying to branch out into any kind of paper crafts.  My first column is on getting started making your own greeting cards.  I will do a column about the store where I work (Your Scrapbook Superstore).  Then I am hoping you will give me ideas about what you would like to see in my column.  Please interact here and at the Examiner!  I really need you comments!  You can write you own column for the Examiner on any topic you chose and from any area of the country.  I hope you will use me name as your re-feral.  Check out my column

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stampscapes Class on Jan. 23

My class last Sunday was my best class yet!!!  We did four cards.  Three were pre-stamped and we worked on the coloring technique with the colorbox stylus.  The last card is one we did from start to finish.  Stamp placement and coloring.  I am including a picture of the that card.
I also have some pictures from my stampscapes class last summer which were taken by my very talented friend Jamie Miller.
My next class Feb. 20 will be four different techniques with flowers as the main theme.  If you would like to join my class please visit my website for all the information

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Preparing for my next class.

I am teaching a class next Sunday and I have been busy preparing.  This class I will be teaching a coloring technique using Stampscapes Rubber Stamps.  We will work on pre-stamped images and also do one card start to finish.  This is one of my most popular classes.  If you would like more info visit the class section of my website you can also pay for the class there using you paypal account.

I also would like to share a card and a page I have done recently using Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink and Stampscapes rubber stamps.  I did the polished stone technique on the background of both the card and the page.  I heat set the ink because I was working on glossy paper.  Then I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder the pine tree several time as well as the words at the top.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Let it Snow!

Great day to rubber stamp in the south.  Snow, ice and freezing rain.  I have been very busy getting ready for my next class stampscapes coloring technique which will be Jan. 23.  You can check out my website for all the info in the class section
I am posting a simple stampscapes card I did in a class last Nov. which is a technique discovered by one of my students.  Thank you Doris!  This card has sold a lot of stamps and glitter for the store I work in.
The stampscapes cabin by the lake is stamped on plain white card stock with dye base dark blue ink .  Heat set the ink and then run it through the Xyron create-a-sticker machine face down so the adhesive goes on to the image.  Use a bone folder or ruler and rub it across the image several times before you remove it from the sticker   paper to make sure the adhesive is completely covering the image.  Remove the sticker paper and place the image in a coffee filter and sprinkle with Glamor Dust or fine glitter.  I really like the Glamor Dust.  Now you are ready to mat you image and attack to your card.  Try this technique with other stamps.  The over all glitter effect is very impressive.  You can stamp and color your image just make sure you heat set the ink.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a great holiday!
I am ready to stamp.  How about you?  I am posting today a birthday card I did for an employee at the store where I work.  It was done with Outlines rubber stamps, vellum and Bo Bunny Paper.  I stamped and embossed the flowers on vellum and I used a glitter pen and jewels to embellish the petals and center of the flower as well as the butterfly.  It's tied with ribbon so I can add pages so everyone can write a birthday message.