Monday, August 22, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop Samples ....

Here are the samples of the cards that we'll be making at the Christmas Card Workshop.  The patterns & colors of the papers may vary but they all coordinate so the creative possibilities are ENDLESS!  Here's how it's going to work.  Let me know how many of each card that you want to make so that I can get your papers cut for you. The images that are stamped are able to be changed to your liking, I will have several different stamp sets available for you to choose from!  If there is a specific stamp that you'd like to use, let me know and I can get it or if you own a stamp that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it!

There are 2 different options available for the Christmas card workshop.

Option A ~ $20 ~ Make 25 Christmas cards *You will need to specify which layouts you'd like to do*

Option B ~ $30 ~ Make 50 Christmas Cards (some of these can be turned into Holiday themed Thank You
                             Cards)  *You will need to specify which layouts you'd like to do*

You will need to bring your own adhesive.  I recommend a glue pen/ tape runner and glue dots.  You will also need scissors.

If you plan on shading your cards (referring to the Santa hat & Ivy on the card) you will need to bring or purchase a blending pen (p. 132 ~ $3.95) .

 Bitty Sparkles were used as an added embellishment on the stocking and Merry Christmas card.  If you want those, they come in a package of 100 for $3.95.  **Bitty Sparkles and blending pens can also be shared between friends!**

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Payment for the Christmas Card Workshop needs to be submitted no later than October 3rd.  The workshop will be on October 22nd (and I still have to choose another date for those who cannot attend the workshop).

Card #1 ~ Christmas Trees
** Stamping, sanding and liquid applique**

Card #2 ~ 4 Corners Horizontal
**Shading the image of your choice using the blending pen**

Card #3 ~ Tri-pattern
**Mixing and matching patterns along with stamp shading**

 Card #4 ~ 4 Corners Vertical
**Simple stamping and embellishing**

 Card #5 ~ Photo Card
**This card holds a 3x5 photo.  The photo just slides right in!**

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Input wanted for Christmas Card stamps ....

If you're planning on doing the Christmas Card Making Classes this year, please send your input as to which stamps you like to see! I plan on having at least 4 different stamp sets for you to choose from but they're YOUR cards so let me know what your thoughts are! If you have a favorite holiday stamp set from the Idea Book that you'd like to vote for, please message me with the name of the stamp and the page number that it can be found on!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monthly Clubs (for grown ups!)

Monthly clubs will be set up once again starting in September.  Commit to spending $29.95 (before shipping/taxes) each month and you'll get to be the hostess at least twice/year (once/Idea Book).  If you'd like to be the hostess more often, you can reserve 2 spots and order $59.90/month.  Clubs will be limited to 6 participants and they are filling up QUICKLY! 
The orders will be due by the 25th of the month.  I'd like to get a schedule set up and emailed out to everyone so that you'll know which month will be your hostess month and you can plan on getting extra orders to earn more free product!  Keep in mind, the new Idea Book increased the number of items available for Hostess Rewards. 
If you know someone who would like to join the club with you, please let me know ASAP so that I can put you in the same club as your friend! 
Please email me back quickly to reserve a spot...they are on a first come, first served basis!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Name Banner .....

I just LOVE all of the My Creations projects that are showcased in the current Idea Book!  I purchased the My Creations Banner ($5.95 on page 131) and the Sophia paper packet.  The colors in the paper packet will match the baby's nursery PERFECTLY. I made her name banner using the Sophia paper pack, the ribbons are from the pink collection ($7.95 on page 124) and the banner previously listed above.  We'll be using these banners in another form during Crafty Kids so keep your eyes peeled for the versatile projects that this banner kit has to offer!  

Countdown To Christmas activity for Grant ....

I made this countdown to Christmas activity for Grant.  Every day, starting on December 13th, he'll find the card with the corresponding date and do the specified activity.  He is VERY excited about it.  I used the Mistletoe paper packet from CTMH from last year (trying to use up excess paper) and the SOTM for November 2011 (I LOVE this stamp set!!!)  If you'd like to make one of these, you can purchase the MyCreations Memory Game for $9.95 on page 131 on the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.  There is a sample design on page 54 of the current idea book as well :) Just thought that I'd share my latest crafty project with everyone :)

Above is the entire set of cards.

It's in reverse order but I wanted to show the detail of the stamp and let you be able to read the activities.  

Friday, August 5, 2011

More info. on Christmas Card Workshop .....

The Christmas Card Workshop is just around the corner! I hope that by now you have all received your new Idea Book (if not, let me know and I'll get it sent out!). If there is a holiday stamp that you'd like to vote for to be used with the cards, please let me know! I'm in the very preliminary stages of planning the workshop so now is the time to give me your input.

Also, to anyone who did the class last year, please let me know if there was anything that should be changed or could have worked better (I'm already planning on having more ink pads this year) I love getting only helps to make things better for you!!! I am working on getting a larger space than my kitchen as well :)

The tentative date for the workshop is Saturday, October 22nd. You will need to pre-register/pre-pay no later than October 3rd. The cost will be $30 for 50 cards. A nice little twist that I'm going to add this year is the ability to turn some of your 50 cards into thank you cards :)  If you have friends that are interested in joining you at the workshop, just let me know!