Tuesday, June 24, 2008

July Scrapbook Class/Kit: Summer Fun

I'm excited to offer these Summer themed scrapbook pages for my July Scrapbooking Class & Kits. This class will be held on July 1st at 6:30 in my craft studio. We will be making 6 scrapbook pages (2 complex and 1 simple double page layouts). If you can't make it to the class but would like to have these pages assembled for you or in kit form, reserve them now. I only have a fixed number of kits available, so don't wait! Click here to reserve your kit/pages now. Please specify in your email whether you plan to attend the class, are ordering a kit, or are ordering assembled pages. If you are not attending the class, your kit will be sent to you via Priority Mail and your payment will be made through Paypal.

Class Fee: $15 (doesn't include adhesive)
Kit Fee: $15 (unassembled kit, precut and stamped with the exception of titles) +$6 shipping
Pages Fee: $18 (assembled pages, title elements unstamped) + $6 shipping


Below you will find pictures and details of what the kit includes.

LAYOUT 1: Fun in the Sun - 2 page layout
Paper: Stampin' Up! cardstock and double-sided patterned paper
Colors: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: American Crafts Double Sided Ribbon, Flower Fusion Felt flowers, Cardstock flower punchout, Rhinestone Brad, Silver Brad

LAYOUT 2: Our Little Garden - 2 Page Layout
Papers: Stampin' Up! Cardstock and double-sided Patterned Paper
Colors: Lavendar Lace, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: May Arts Polka Dot Organdy Ribbons, Brass Brads

LAYOUT 3: No Work, All Play (Simple Layout)

Paper: Stampin' Up! Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Double Sided Patterned Paper
Colors: Pink Passion, Pumkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Light Yellow, and more in patterned papers
Accessories: Pink Polka Dot Ribbon by RaffitRibbons

Sign up for the class or reserve your kit/pages now. Supplies are limited!

Friday, June 20, 2008

July Events & Kits/Projects for Sale

Our Technique Club is taking a break for the month of July, so instead I'm scheduling a daytime card class for all those stampers that find it hard to get out at night. I'm also holding my monthly scrapbooking class, it's hard to believe I've been teaching scrapbooking classes now for over 3 years!

This month I'm also going to begin officially offering my classes as "kits". This way, those who don't live near me and those who just can't make it to the class can still make the projects. I will post pictures of the pages online so you will know what you are purchasing of course. If you are having your kit mailed to you, you can either send me a check or pay through Paypal. Just email me to order your kit and I will send you a Paypal invoice.

July 1 - Summer Fun Scrapbooking Class (6:30pm) - 3, double page layouts including 2 advanced layouts and 1 simple layout. Class includes all paper supplies and embellishments except adhesive. Class fee is $15. For those not attending, the following are available:
  • Class Kit: Stamped, precut, unassembled kit for $15. Stamping does not include titles. $6 shipping fee.

  • Finished Pages: Stamped, assembled pages available for $18. Stamping does not include titles. $6 shipping fee.

July 16th - Pun Fun Card Class (9:30am)- Make 5 adorable cards using the Stampin' Up! set "Pun Fun." - all supplies provided including envelopes. Class fee $10. This is a casual daytime event, and therefore children are welcome to attend. For those not attending, the following are available:

  • Class Kit: Stamped, uncolored, unassembled kit $10. $3 shipping fee.

  • Finished Cards: Stamped, colored, assembled cards $12. $3 shipping fee.

Click here to sign up for the class or order your kit

Quick Card Dump

I just made a bunch of cards today for the new Sunshine Coordinator of my local Moms Club. She'll use these to correspond to some of our members on behalf of the club. I've been feeling like paper piercing lately so all my cards seem to have that type of enhancement. I've also included 2 cards that I made in preparation for a shoebox swap I participated in recently. Everyone always asks me what a shoebox swap is....it's my favorite kind of swap! Everyone participating designs a project and precuts the supplies for all the participants to make the project themselves at a gathering. That way everyone gets to make the cards themselves, but each person only has to design one card. It's a lot of fun...if you haven't tried one with your friends, you must!

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Nurser Letters (wheel)
Inks: Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Bashful Blue, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue Textured
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain, dimensionals, large star punch, paper piercer and template
Obviously this is the same card, just with different colors for a girl.
Inks: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose Textured
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, dimensionals, large star punch, paper piercer and template

This is a generic card that can be used for almost any occasion.
Stamps: Live your Dreams
Inks: Mellow Moss, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
Papers: Afternoon Tea DS, White, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Accessories: Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Piercer and template
Notes: Uses direct to paper technique to create a dark edge on patterned paper with a chocolate chip ink pad.
Stamps: Fine Lace background, Close as a Memory
Inks: Lavendar Lace, Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Garden Green
Papers: Mellow Moss, White, Lavendar Lace
Accessories: Moss grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer and template

This is the card that I used in the shoebox swap. Can I just say that I love scallops!
Stamps: Embrace Life, Warm Words
Inks: Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Ginger Blossom, Groovy Guava, Mellow Moss Textured, So Saffron, White, Kraft
Accessories: Moss Gingham ribbon, Scallop Punch, Slit Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Green Circle Rhinestone Brad, Paper Piercer and template
Note: the flower punch was used to create 2 different flowers and I layered them on top of each other before joining them with a brad.

And here's the final card that I made for the shoebox swap, but didn't actually use. It's almost a copy of a card that's in the Spring/Summer Idea Book with a few very minor changes.

Stamps: One of a Kind, Canvas background
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Craft, Pretty in Pink
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoal, Rose Red Textured, White
Accessories: Pink brad, Boho Blossoms Punch, Pink Taffeta ribbon, Paper Piercer and template

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

June Scrapbooking

Last night I held my monthly scrapbooking night. It's been so hot here lately that it felt fantastic to spend a couple of hours in my basement scrapbooking and chatting. This month's pages were pretty simple, using dinosaur and summer/beach themes. I was so excited that this month I was actually able to put pictures in my pages before the class! The first layout uses pictures from our spring trip to Disney World's Animal Kingdom. My son Avery loves dinosaurs so it was fun to have some dinosaur pictures to scrapbook.
Stamps: Prehistoric Pals, Big Deal Alpha, Best Friends Lower Alpha
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke
Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke, White, Summer Sun, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Circle Punches, Brass Brads, Ticket Corner Punch
This next layout is a "water" layout that can be used for any pool or beach pictures. It uses this flower printed rik-rak that I discovered last year when my local scrapbooking store was closing.
Stamps: Polka Dots & Petals, Best Friends Lower Alpha
Inks: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Papers: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Flowers for You DS, White
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Turquoise Flowered Rik-Rak, Double Sided Turquoise/Green May Arts Ribbon, Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Die
This last layout is a beach layout that I used for more photos from our Florida vacation. I don't have "beach" stamps, so I used some beach colors and floral images...so this could be used for lots of different kinds of pictures. I also used more flowered Rik-Rak in a different color.
Stamps: Best Friends Lower Alpha (letters & saffron flower images), Big Deal Alpha
Inks: So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
Papers:So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Smal and Large Circle Punches, Yellow flowered Rik-Rak, White Flower (Pretties Kit), Saffron Brads
Note: I made the brads look larger by putting a small sahara sand circle punchout underneath them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June Technique Class: Reinker Techniques

This month, all of our techniques required the use of reinkers. It was a fun way to end our 6-month club getting a little messy! The first card was made using the Shaving Cream technique. This is one of my favorite techniques, but I don't do it often because of the mess involved. All you need to do is fill a paper plate with a layer of foam shaving cream and drip a few different colors of ink onto the cream. Swirl the ink around in the shaving cream and then apply your paper to the shaving cream. Remove the paper and wipe off the excess cream and you'll discover a beautiful swirly pattern to use in your project.

I thought this technique was perfect for use with the skunk image from "Pun Fun." Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Papers: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, White, Basic Gray
Accessories: Celery Grosgrain ribbon, ticket corner punch

The next card we made used a version of the baby wipes technique. I saw this technique first at a Stampin' Up! Regional conference. The technique requires you to put stripes of ink on a baby wipe and then smear the wipe across glossy cardstock to create a striped pattern.

I was thinking that this card might be nice for someone working in an office giving a card from the whole group of people. I was happy to use the birds from Zoofari because I don't use them too often. I wanted the striped pattern to be the focus of the card, so the remainder of the card is rather plain.

Stamps: Zoofari, Family Phrases
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Papers: Glossy White, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Large oval punch, turquoise grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin grosgrain ribbon, black brads

The next card was made using the Polished Stone technique. All you need to do for this one is soak a cottonball with alcohol and then add a drop of 2 different colors ink and a metallic ink. Then dab the cottonball randomly on a piece of glossy cardstock. The result is a "stone" or "marble" finish.

Stamps: Pun Fun
Inks: Pink Passion, Bashful Blue, Silver, Going Gray, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black
Papers: Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion, White, Glossy White
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Silver brads

Sweet & Simple

I just got the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder and this is the first card I've made with it. I considered creating a stamped image for this card, but it looked elegant without one. So this card actually required no stamping!

Papers: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue Prints Paper
Accessories: White Taffeta ribbon, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, ticket corner punch, white "happiness" rub-on from SAB Love & Happiness Rub-ons.