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It's Hot and It Is Humid but no Irene Here Just Dirt

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Yesterday, I took a class at Tina's home. It was a fun lots to try, experiment and learn class. Tina created a 8x12 album with lots of different techniques for us to try. Her goal was to show us that there is a million things you can do and use that you already have lying around. And yes I have lots of millions of things lying around my house.
Tina always goes way out to ensure not only do we learn but we are treated to her famous decor or themed events and yummy food. Her choice was perfect for the muggy muggy hot day. We were transformed into an island paradise with the most scrumptious food to sustain us as we created. The day was relaxed and we all enjoyed trying stamp carving (I am horrible at it) painting with different objects and lots and lots of visiting. I did manage to complete my cover and a few of the pages but will post pics of my album when it is completed.
To round off our day we were again treated to another round of wind dust and NO RAIN, although I hear…

Dominos Anyone???

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Saturday was a fun relaxing class with Judy Wood at Craftfusion. It was beginning altered dominos.
We were greeted with yummy doughnuts and juice to start our creative adventure. Judy had brought in several of her domino collages to provide inspiration. It was a morning of learning her techniques for altering dominos and creating our own little collages. We all left with a completed collage

Hard at work

My completed collage


Dave's collage


Susan's collage

Thanks Charmaine and Judy for a great day. I have dominos swirling around my brain.

Saturdays class

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Yesterday I was able to take a class with Mike & Lesley (Jack and Cat Curio) at a newly opened Mixed Media/scrapbook store in Chandler, Craftfusion. Charmaine is a sweet lovely lady and makes all of her customers feel so special. It is remarkable in this financial climate that she jumped in with both feet to realize her dream. Love her store. It is bright and cheerful and has a wonderful classroom. Plus it is really really close to my house which could be trouble! If you have the opportunity pop in and say Hi!
I took the "The Invention � Steampunk Debutante & Altered Cigar Box" yesterday. It was a full day of painting, staining, learning lots of new things with modeling paste, alcohol inks and getting really grubby. My fingers still have evidence of black Staz on, black alcohol ink, white and turquoise paint as well as brown stain. Love it. I really really had a great time and love my altered cigar box. Charmaine even served us lunch. Pizza and paint …

Happy Happy Birthday Vick Guys

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40 years ago Friday Tal and John entered into this world. Now separated by many miles, Washington State and Az, they remain as close as every. Jennifer laid the ground work to bring them together for their 40th birthday celebration. From the save the date cards from Starbucks. to the invitations and ending in a dinner for family and friends, she planned it all. It was a wonderful tribute to Tal and John enjoyed by their closest friends and family.

So last nite was the final hooray at CIBO Urban Pizzaria. In downtown Phoenix on 5th Ave this is a quaint very popular place. The restaurant looked like it had been an old house and we were lucky enough to be seated in the carriage house behind the main building. It landed just the perfect atmosphere for a celebration. Good food, wine and great friends and family helped John and Tal welcome in the big 40!

I will warn you all now there are a lot of photos as friends and family unable to join us requested pictures. It seems my camera wa…