Monday, December 22, 2008

A Little Something

These little cuties were made from felt cut with the Sizzix and sewn with embroidery floss. The boxes are from Target and stamped and filled with Lindt truffles.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

January ScrapClub Layout #1

Here is one of the layouts we will be doing for the new Scrapbooking Club in January.

This layout uses a lot of white space to help balance the weight and busy-ness of the photos-- lots of photos (6 on this one, but you could fit more depending on how you crop them). There's a spot for journaling. It was tempting to add more embellishments because the kit comes with so many, but I contained myself. There will be tons of extras for mini-albums, cards, and more layouts. If you would like to easily create 48 pages in '09, please email me.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Scrapbooking Club

I am currently looking for 6 people to join my brand new scrapbooking club. Here's how it works: Every other month you will order the scrapbooking kit and a pack of 24 sheets of assorted 12x12 cardstock ($33.25 includes tax and s/h). We will use the contents of the kit to create two 2-page layouts each month (the kit is good for 4 2-page layouts, plus plenty of leftovers for more projects; and the pack of paper is great for creating more layouts for your album). Each person will be given a month in which she can choose hostess benefits (a free stamp set and $15 in SU! merchandise). We will meet monthly and layout ideas will be provided for you, just bring adhesive, trimmer, and your photos. Layouts will also be posted on this blog in case you can't make the meeting. This is an ideal class for the beginning scrapbooker or anyone who would love the sense of accomplishment that creating an entire 48 page album brings.

Please email me to join. I would like to start in January.

Sale-a-Bration is Coming

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means a New Year is just around the corner. In 2009, Stampin' Up!'s annual stamp giveaway will run from February 1st through March 31st. During this time, ,you can receive free stamps in a number of ways:
1) by placing a $50 order (every $50 gets you a free set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog)

2) by hosting a workshop with sales totaling $300 or more (every $300 gets you a free set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, in addition to regular hostess benefits)

3)by joining SU! as a new recruit you can choose ANY stamp set in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog.

You can view the Sale-a-Bration catalog here. Call or email me to schedule your workshop in February or March.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retiring Stamps on Sale and Free Shipping!

I just wanted to let you know about two great promotions Stampin' Up! is currently offering. The entire list of retiring stamp sets is 10% off, so if you have had any of these on your wish list, now is the time to scoop them up. And you can get them shipped for free. All orders placed by 12/23 will be shipped free of charge. Stamps on sale and shipped for free--yippee! Email me to place your order, but hurry, this offer is only good through December 23rd.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Little Birthday Whimsy

Loving this new die from Sizzix: the Hello Kitty Birdie. I'll be making some cutie felt ornaments with this little baby.

One Sheet Meander Book Class

I am so excited to be able to offer this class to a larger group than what my stUdio can hold thanks to the super generosity of my boys' karate instructor.

Date: Sun. 12/14/08
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Place: T. Rose Karate Dojo

Learn how to create a mini album with pockets from just one sheet of paper. The book measures approximately 3 1/2” square and contains 14 pages to decorate (plus front and back covers).

Please bring a 12” trimmer with a scoring blade, adhesive, and a selection of photos and ephemera related to your chosen theme (see ideas below). An assortment of papers, embellishments and materials for binding will be included.

Cost: $10.00

These little books are a great way to document pieces of your life—make one for yourself or give it as a gift.

Ideas for your Book:

· Holiday traditions
· Gratitude Journal
· Baby Milestones
· A few of my favorite things
· Vacation Memories
· What I love about you

Note: Depending on the response, we may need tables and chairs. When you reply for the class, could you please just let us know if you have a folding table and/or chair that you might be able to bring.

Please let me know if you can make it; leave a comment here.