Back in Brighton

After several years, I am finally teaching in Brighton again!

I am so excited to be teaching at my friend’s new shop, Green Door Studio. They are located at Hacker Road and Grand River Avenue in Brighton — just a few miles from where Scrap Tales used to be!

I have three classes scheduled so far with several more in the works. Here’s a peek:

Copic Baby Candy SpiegelLearn how to color skin with Copics while making an adorable baby card.



Learn how easy it is to make scrapbook pages using the Mosaic Moments system.


spoon_candy_spiegelAnd create an adorable fall decoration with this alerted spoon.

Click on my calendar on the right to find out more about each of these classes. Or visit Green Door Studio’s site at

They are also on Facebook. Be sure to like them!



Beyond pink and blue

In the scrapbooking world, nearly everything made for babies seems to be either blue or pink. I suppose that is fine in some cases, but I would imagine a new mommy would get tired of opening dozens of cards in pink or blue. So, I challenged myself to make a card that didn’t use either of those colors.

This is what I came up with …

I used an embossing background die by Dies Direct and then inked it with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

I added Stickles in some of the flowers and mounted it on green and then put on a white card.

I used brads and a button from Bo Bunny, a strip of paper ribbon by Basic Grey and a flower “button” made with a die by Dies Direct to finish it off. The mini font used to write A Baby is also from Dies Direct.