Hi Everyone!

Great news! I will have some new classes coming up through the summer at Impress Cards & Crafts.  On July 8th from 11-1, I will be at the Tukwila location (120 Andover Park E, Tukwila, WA 98188 – 206.901.9101) and July 29th from 11-1,  I will be at the University Location (2621 NE Village Lane Seattle, WA  98105 – 206.526.5818).  Both these classes will be for Quilled Party/ Occasion Cards and you will make 3 cards to take home with you.  Registration will be through the store that you take the class at, so please call them to register.  There is still room in my class at Vintage Vino & Espresso on July 19th here in Maple Valley for Quilled Party/Occasion Cards also.  Check out all my classes here.

Emily’s Bites of Fun: “Quilling’s greatest attraction is that it is just plain fun.  With a little patience, a few pieces of colored paper and some instruction, you’ll soon discover that this craft is as easy to learn and as close to fail-safe as a craft can get.  A quilling mistake never costs more than a few minutes’ time to repair, and a quilling success is almost incredibly versatile: it can hang on a wall, decorate a box, embellish a gift card, be suspended from a window or doorway, or even deck a holiday wreath.”  (Taken from “The Book of Paper Quilling” by Malinda Johnston)

Personal Note: I have quilled for many years so please do not feel intimidated by the photos you see of my work.  Like Malinda says above, “a quilling mistake never costs more than a few minutes’ time to repair.”  My family and I have been in California for the last 10 days and I have gotten even more inspiration from the beach colors and the different flowers that grow here.  I can’t wait to let that inspiration take hold in some new designs.  How about you?  What is inspiring you these days?

See you soon!