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Friday, February 11, 2011

Introducing Suzanne and Barbara!

Hi everyone!
It's getting that that time where we want to formally introduce our design team members!

Suzanne Czosek

Suzanne Czosek currently lives in Northern Illinois with her husband, three children and two dogs. She works full time as a project manager. Suzanne has been stamping for the last 5 to 6 years and currently designs for several teams and teaches classes at her local stamp store.
You'll find Suzanne's work published in Carts N Things, Just Cards and Stampington Publications.

This is a sample of Suzanne's work!

These are the instructions to make the card:
Stamped two times using StaZon on acetate.

Cut frame from 5 x 7 white cardstock.

Stamp sentiment using StaZon on frame.

Cut out second set of butterflies. Pop Dot and fold. Accent with gems.

Barbara Washington

My name is Barbara Washington, but you often see me signed as Barbara W.
I'm the mother of two wonderful grown daughters and the grandmother of two delightful grandchildren. I've lived in the windy city, ie Chicago all of my life.
I'm a retired College librarian.
Crafting has always been a part of my life, but I discovered stamping about fifteen years ago. Since then this fun activity has turned into a real passion. My style is somewhat eclectic. I love trying new techniques, trying new color combinations and love using texture. Cards are my usual creations, but I also love tags, atc's, 4x4's, dimensional projects, making books, and so on.
The beautiful thing about this art world is that we can share and learn from each other.

This is a sample of Barbara's Work!

These are the instructions to make the card:
The background uses the Butterfly Background stamp.
It was stamped using the Tissued Color technique from the latest issue of Technique Junkies.
Apply the ink to the stamp using tissue paper, the stamped image has a softer, distressed look to it.
I used Adirondack inks in salmon, stonewashed, and eggplant.
The focal image and its background were stamped with stamps from the Angle Butterfly set.
First stamp the butterfly and masked it.
Then stamp the butterfly words at an angle (so they were straight behind the butterfly) over the masked image.
The butterfly was colored with a yellow ochre Copic marker and the words were stamped with cloudy blue.
The center was die cut with Spellbinders label nine.
The sentiment was a stamp from Butterfly Square.

Welcome to the Class Act/Chapel Road Team, Ladies! :)


  1. I am really looking forward to creating with my Chapel Road stamps and sharing with everyone! Happy to be designing with all the wonderful designers on the team!

  2. AWESOME! Here we go ladies! Time to show your stuff and get this design team rocking the blog! Well done! :)

  3. Your cards are gorgeous ladies. This is a new experience for me and I am looking forward to working with everyone and learning soooo much.
    Sue Allen

  4. Wonderful intro cards Suzanne and Barbara. Can't wait to see what we all come up with using these great stamps....

    Dawn Bennett
    Class Act DT

  5. Lovely cards! Looking forward to working with you on this new design team!

  6. Great cards! It will be so fun to see the different takes we all have with these cool stamps.