Saturday, December 20, 2008

January Workshop Leftovers

Here are the additional projects I made with the supplies I had leftover from my Emporium paper packet and Emporium My Stickease that are used in the January workshop.

January Workshop

I hope everyone can join me for what I hope will be the first of many workshops. I will be hosting a workshop at my house on Friday January 23 at 6:30pm. We will be making a 2 page layout using the Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet and Emporium My Stickease from Close to my Heart. After making the layout, participants will have lots of leftover paper and cardstock stickers that they can use to make addtional layouts and cards. I put together the layout that we'll be doing at the workshop and was able to make two more 2 page layouts plus three cards with the leftovers, and I still have paper and stickers left!!! How awesome is that?!?! The picture at the top of this post is of the layout we will be doing. Look for a seperate post showing all of the things I made with the leftovers! This workshop will teach you a beautiful brayer edging technique (that I've fallen in love with BTW) and the rock and roll stamping technique. The cost for the workshop will be $25. All participants will receive 10% off of any order they make the night of the workshop. Reservations must be made by Monday January 12 in order to allow time for me to get enough supplies for everyone. Please contact me by phone or email to reserve your spot, hurry space is limited!!! If more people are interested than space allows I will consider booking a 2nd date. If you are interested in the workshop but are unavailable on the 23rd, please let me know and I will notify you should I book a 2nd date.

National Papercrafting Month

Guess what! January is National Papercrafting Month! And, of course, what would a special event like this be without a special promotion to go with it? Now through January 31, 2009, Close to my Heart is offering a special Key to My Heart kit in honor of National Papercrafting Month! The set includes and beautiful Key to my Heart level 2 paper packet featuring the gorgeous new colors: Juniper, Tulip, Sorbet and Creme Brulee. I love these colors and have been using them A LOT! The set also includes a brand new E-size stamp set. What a great, gotta have it collection! You can purchase the set for 47.90 or you can get it at a discount! With a purchase of $75 you can get the Key to my Heart set for only $20 or with a $130 purchase you can get the set for FREE! Check out the link on the left for the current idea book/catalog.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Placecards

I got my Big E on Wednesday and have spent a majority of the last couple of days playing with it, that is of course, around getting ready for my family Thanksgiving shindig. I hosted the party this year so I had to accumulate extra tables and seating so that we could accomodate everyone, I had to figure out how to do a turkey (which turned out fabulous BTW, thanks to a Giada de Laurentis recipe on, and as if that's not enough I decided to make these little boxes for placecards which in my own personal opinion turned out adorable. I used TBBM, SYM, and WIMG cricut cartridges and I also used the ATB label maker for the names. The adults thought they were cute and the kids, not surprisingly, were just excited about the m&m's I had placed inside.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Alright, here goes, my first real post. Okay, I know, I'm a little late to the party, everyone else has been blogging since what? last century? I set up this blog about 11 months ago but never did anything with it. I've decided to finally get going on it. I'm using this space more as a personal diary/place to post pics of my own personal craft/scrapbook/card projects so that I can remember what I've done long after I've given the craft away as a gift. Should someone else glean inspiration from whatever I have posted, then that's gravy. If you do like something I've done, please let me know. A little gratuitous praise never hurt anyone. But for now, its Thanksgiving week and there's not much going on around here so I'm back to playing with my baby bug and waiting on the arrival of my Big E.