Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Upcoming Classes and Events + Black and White with a POP!

My post for our last week of the challenge "Black and White with a POP! and/or graduations" is a card done by my Chicago sales rep Elaine Benedict. This is a sentimental posting for me because May is Elaine's last month of being my representative in the Illinois/Wisconsin area. She and her husband, Jay Benedict, will be retiring and moving to North Carolina. Of course I don't really accept that she won't continue being an asset to Dreamweaver Stencils in the capacity of card design...I actually consider her an honorary design team member. Elaine will continue creating beautiful cards once she gets settled and has a place to stencil. I have known Elaine since the late 80s when we were both members of the non-profit organization, SALI (Stencil Artisan's League, INC.). Later we connected with American Traditional Stencils and we were both sales reps for that company, at which time Wayne and I did our first Dreamweaver Stencil designs and Elaine asked if she could rep our product line as well. And I guess you would say the rest is history! Thank you Elaine for the many years you have dedicated to selling and teaching with our stencils. I have thoroughly enjoyed your addition to the Dreamweaver Team and wish you the best as you start your retired life with Jay in NC. When you are ready to design again we look forward to seeing your work again. As you can tell I am not really believing you are fully retiring from our team.

Elaine's card today was done using the new daisy background stencil (LX7014) with the Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP) on glossy black cardstock. And then she paste-embossed just a portion of the stencil design with the Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP) and the new Happy Birthday stencil (LS1010) with that same paste on a POP of hot pink. Once the wet paste was dry, she isolated one daisy by cutting it out and applying it with a black brad in the center. Thank you again Elaine for all of your wonderful creations over the years. Gorgeous work always!

Now a special presentation of upcoming classes, events and challenges too!

LL487 by Jennifer Dove

LL467 by Jennifer Dove

OK...I know, I know, this isn't graduation, but it is black and white with a POP! Jennifer Dove is a wonderfully creative teacher in ARIZONA who is teaching some classes in two different stores for Dreamweaver Stencils and here are two cards that she is doing. If you want to know more click HERE and this link will take you to her blog where she has listed the dates and times. Jennifer is well known for her seminars on Copics and is also on the Stampendous design team.

I will be doing a trunk show in Claremont California at STAMP YOUR HEART OUT on Saturday June 2 and demonstrating from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. One of the things that I will be showing is the Metallic F/X and paste-embossing technique, which has been very popular, plus the double glitter technique and so much more. Here is a sample of what I'll be demonstrating:

Dreamweaver stencils LG709 and LM248 HB

Another special occasion coming up concerning Dreamweaver Stencils is a cruise leaving from Long Beach in Southern California on October 19. The classes for this extended weekend will be taught by multi-talented teacher Rebekka Behunin is a flyer describing the event:

Now... just a reminder that we will be starting a new challenge next week and it will be all about Art Institute Glitter and Dreamweaver Stencils and/or Weddings. Be sure to tune in Friday when we post our winners for May's Challenge! You still have this last day to post your Challenge of Black and White with a POP! and/or graduation creations! Just link to mr. linky below and don't forget to hop to see what the rest of the design team has created.


Laura Drahozal said...

These are STUNNING! Just when I thought that I was done with the whole black and white thing, I am amazed by that Gorgeous deer card. I could deal with that color combo long enough to make that my Christmas card. WOW!
And Rebekkah is such a wonderful person and great teacher, I wish I lived in California so I could go on that cruise and learn from her. A really great post this week.

Louise said...

WOW!!! I don't even know where to begin! Jennifer those black & white with a POP are wonderful! So creative. Lynell, I love what you are doing at your demo, beautiful. And Rebekka !!! that invite is fabulous, what fun that will be, amazing!

Louise said...

Just saw the addition of Elaine's card, beautiful as always! You have been such a wonderful mentor on my journey with Dreamweaver, thank you. I will miss you, but good luck to both you and Jay on your new adventure!

Kristi said...

Wow...LOTS going on with Dreamweaver! That is amazing. Elaine's card is lovely of course. I know you wil miss her! Also the other cards are GREAT. Can't wait to get the glittler on!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow. Lots of cool new info this week! No way are we letting Elaine get out of creating with DW! She always creates the most fab artwork. Congrats to Louise!

Miriam Prantner said...

Phew! Just got one in. This was my first time playing along and experimenting. Next to get some of that fabulous paste!

sommrstamping said...

Elaine's card is just beautiful, I also want to say that the caards from those who have played along with our challenge are also fabulous.

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