Classes at Great American Stamp Store (Jan & Feb)


A show of hands at the Great American Stamp Store in Westport, CT:

Aren't those inky fingers fabulous!?!?  I taught 14 people in two art journaling classes on Saturday, and we had a great time. Most people were new to art journaling and everyone came away wanting to do more of it.  I met so many creative people… it was a great day!  Here are some pics from the morning class:  

DSC01591Me, Susan, Betsy, Patty, Debbie  


Amy from Plucking Daisies


Betsy from Just a Pharmgirl


Paula ~ brand new to art journaling, and totally hooked!

DSC01586Suzanne (sorry your eyes are closed but your smile is as bright as your creations)

Debbie (such gorgeous pages ~ but check out her water misting bottle ~ we were scared!)

Evelyn (rocking out on Dyan's ghosting technique)


Me with Amy and Leslie

And some shots from the afternoon class:

DSC01605Loretta, Maria, me, Alison, Kerry and Susan

DSC01598  Alison (a member of the All Things Tim yahoo group!)


    Loretta (love those layers!)


Kerry (that tag positively glowed!)

I forgot to take a picture with Judy, the gracious and lovely owner of the Great American Stamp Store ~~ but I'll have another chance when I return to teach an all-day class on Saturday, February 23rd.  We'll spend the whole day
creating pages that reflect your mood, style, and feelings.  We’ll work with layered pages, create spaces
for hidden and private journaling, and learns ways to increase the appearance
of depth and dimension in your book.

Seating is limited and several seats were booked on Saturday when those classes ended, so please call the store to register.  Thanks!

Wishing you a wonderful week with time to be creative, however you wish that to be…







Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. Great class – well done on giving everyone a great experience! xx

  3. These are all so awesome, Marjie. I wish I lived closer, I would love to take one of your classes. I’m terrified of breaking out the colors like that – I need a breakthrough – LOL! Looks like everyone is having a blast!

  4. Wow Marjie looks amazing – would have totally loved to be there!!

  5. It looks like you all had such a blast. I can imagine you teaching…. and what a wonderful, encouraging teacher you would be! 😉 So fun following along on your journey!

  6. I want to play too, whaaaaaa! So come to the west coast, I have a spare bed and LOTS of snacks…………..

  7. What a great class you did with all your lovely ladies clearly having a creative time!! Well done Marjie for all your inspiration! X

  8. That looks like such a fun class! :):)

  9. We all knew this would be such a success for you Marjie and your photographs prove it.
    Wonderful to see the fun in that room and don’t you just love all those inky fingers lol.

  10. You are famous now!!! What a turn out! So FABULOUS Marjie! They all look so happy! Fabulous makes too! I am so proud of you!

  11. That looked like so much fun….. I love that the class size wasn’t too many. Makes it so much more personal. So wishing I lived closer 🙂

  12. Looks like you all have had a lot of fun.

  13. Looks like all the students had a wonderful time in your class. Isn’t teaching the greatest!

  14. Oh how FUN!!! Wished I live closer so I could come to your classes, Marjie :). Is that not Amy Plucking Daisies?. You girls are having so much much, inky fingers or not :). HUGS.

  15. Now THAT looks like FUN!

  16. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time, created beautiful pieces and were obviously taught so well. Why are those plane tickets so darn expensive?
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  17. That looks like so much fun! I know your ladies were having a blast and creating some neat art! <3 Candy

  18. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time Marjie !

  19. Looks like you all had a fun and inky time Marjie. Love all the colourful makes. I bet it was great x

  20. Love the hands, love the art, there are some stunning backgrounds there! Just goes to show what a great teacher you are when complete beginners, as well as some with experience can create like that. Hugs, Anne x

  21. Oh Marji… how fun is this. Like I said on FB.. such a happy crowd and I don’t blame them. Look at all their art. Whew!

  22. It looks like you gave two great classes Marjie…all the ladies look so happy :-))
    greetings, Alie 🙂

  23. Er. . . . .should say such ‘fun’!! x

  24. Such for all those lucky ladies!
    Julia x

  25. Those guys look like they had so much fun with you. Way to go Marjie! You got their hands looking just perfect!! Hugs, Jenny x

  26. Looks like everyone had a great time! Wish I could’ve been there!

  27. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Lucky ladies……If you ever come to Chicago, I will be there!!! I LOVE the look of the pages the ladies created!!!

  28. It’s plain to see that everyone was having a wonderful time! All the creations look so happy!! I’m sure you are the most amazing teacher too. xo

  29. It all looks a hoot… those inky fingers are fabulous!
    Alison x

  30. Love all those inky fingers!

  31. Just a little fun is what the girls had! How fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the photos! Enjoy the week! Hugs!

  32. Had a great time getting inky! Marjie you are a wonderful and inspiring teacher 🙂 I’ll see you next class!

  33. Marjie….what beautiful creations! Everyone looks so happily absorbed in creating art! Yeah!

  34. How FUN!! LOVING all the photos!! So cool you got to meet Betsy!!

  35. looks like lots of inky fun was had by all..full of colour! trace x

  36. Looks great! Shame that there is nothing going on here in my corner of the world – no craft shop, no classes! Valerie