Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday Fun & Riley The Moose Blog Candy!

Hello everyone!

Today, was so wonderful. I was able to sneak away to Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio to take a card class given by Joe Rotella and his amazing staff: Joe Morgan, Betty Scott, and Amy Day(and her hubby Phillip even helped with all the technical stuff). We also had Tanya K. from Riley and Company give us some "on air" tips on coloring Riley. Tanya K. gave away 2 prizes each about $100 in Riley the Moose Stamps AND lots of little wooden mounted Riley stamps that were special additions(not for sale). I won one!!! WOO HOO :0)

We made the 4 cards shown and the one with the blog candy is the inside of the one with the tree. Cutest little pop-up card. One of the things I liked most about the class was the extra tips given all thru the class. I've been stamping since 1993 and I still learned a few things. Joe and his staff are all so helpful. All I can say is if you live in the area and are able to take even just one class you won't regret it! Joe is a consummate teacher, talented artist and just lovely to be around. His whole staff is so considerate and check on you as your working. I hope they know how much I appreciate all their hard work and effort into putting on a top notch card class. They even stayed late helping everyone. It was a big crowd! (I was so lucky to get a spot at the very last minute) Thank You again to Tonya at Red Letter Journals for letting me know about the last space! I love ya!

Joe has a blog you just have to check out. It is called Create & Craft and I have added a link here on my blog. And don't forget to check out the link to Riley and Company. They have some new stamps coming this Thursday. I have to say these will knock your socks off! Joe also brought some of his art pieces in to share. Hopefully he will be adding some of these projects as classes.

Well, to say the least I have fallen in love with Riley the Moose! He is such a charmer. And you can find him doing just about any fun thing you can imagine! I hope you find him as fun as I do.

The blog candy is courtesy of Joe Rotella of Create & Craft(stamps) and the paper, greeting cards and stamp pad are courtesy of Tonya of Red Letter Journals of Grove City, Ohio. Thank You so much for your kindness and in believing in my blog. I know I am just getting started but I feel so encouraged and inspired by all the stamping and scrapbooking artists! It makes it that much more fun!!! :0)

So to win the Riley Blog candy all you have to do is answer this question:

Stop by Riley and company(link is here on my blog) and let me know what 2 or 3 stamps you liked the best. (hint: this will help me pick a fabulous and I do mean fabulous blog candy prize for December)

I will draw the winner on Friday September 30, 2011. Good Luck!

As always my friends, I wish you time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

PS...I have one more Blog Candy I will be posting tomorrow! Don't forget to come back and check it out!!! It is worth $85!