Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lots of Happy ... 2 Ways ..... I've been zapped by a kit again!

Enjoying creating the Lots of Happy Card Kit 2 ways is kind of like having your cake and eating it, too.  For a former 'ho hum' kit maker, I've been zapped once more.  This is more of a 'wow' kit than a yawn maker.  We enjoyed making these cards at my February Scraps and Prayers class and they were a huge hit!  Prior to the class, I made 2 of each of the cards.  My first set was colored using the Watercolor Pencils that come in the kit.   For my second set of cards, I used our new Stampin' Blends for the coloring.  I like both of my card sets ... a lot! 









As you can see, all the cards are really nice and truly fun to create.  The kit includes all the materials you need, including the ink and stamps, and you can get a refill kit, as well.

If you follow my blog regularly, you know that at the end of each card class we always share which card was our favorite.  If you are wondering which one was chosen - unanimously -  here it is!  It was my favorite, too:)
FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Upcoming classes and events:

March 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.
We'll be doing a Mixed Media project --- decorative wooden letters.  Bring the letter of your choice with you and I'll provide all the remaining supplies.  If you'd like the sides of your letter painted, you should try to do this at home, prior to the class OR drop your letter off and I'll paint it for you.  I'll need your letter ASAP, to have it ready for class.  If you have any special embellishments you'd like to add to your letter, bring those with you.  I'll have various embellishments here, as well.

March 18 / Spring Open House / 2:00-5:00
Come and join in on the fun, see displays and demonstrations of our new Stampin' Blends and Brusho products.   RSVP by March 16, to help me prepare for our super fun party.

April 9 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.
We'll be making some beautiful Spring cards, using some fun coloring techniques on them.  You'll love them!

April 21 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.
Brusho!!!  We'll make a Swatch Book and a couple of beautiful cards using this gorgeous new product.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Last Few Projects from 2017

I'm wrapping up loose ends and sharing the last few of my 2017 projects today.  With all my health issues, I just didn't get them posted earlier and still thought you might like to see them ... and they can easily inspire you to create new projects using these design ideas.
Any of these boxes and bags can be created for most any occasion.



These little 1" artist canvas cuties can also be created for any holiday or occasion.  I attached the DSP using clear, matte Gesso and then attached the darling little houses, snowmen and trees.  There is a 1" piece of CS attached to the back of each canvas, with a strong magnet sandwiched inside.
I love making these large gift bags.  They hold a lot, even class kits.
FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

Upcoming classes and events:

March 12 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.
We'll be doing a Mixed Media project --- decorative wooden letters.  Bring the letter of your choice with you and I'll provide all the remaining supplies.  If you'd like the sides of your letter painted, you should try to do this at home, prior to the class OR drop your letter off and I'll paint it for you.  I'd need your letter ASAP, to have it ready for class.  If you have any special embellishments you'd like to add to your letter, bring those with you.  I'll have various embellishments here, as well.

March 18 / Spring Open House / 2:00-5:00
Come and join in on the fun, see displays and demonstrations of our new Stampin' Blends and Brusho products.   RSVP by March 16, to help me prepare for a super fun party.

April 9 / Scraps and Prayers / 5:30-7:30 / $15.
We'll be making some beautiful Spring cards.  You'll love them!

April 21 / Saturday Stampers / 1:00-4:00 / $20.
Brusho!!!  We'll make a Swatch Book and a couple of beautiful cards using this gorgeous new product.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Mini Coffee Cups? I've made a few of those:)

Even though it's past time to make Christmas gifts, I still have a few I'd like to share with you.  I'm hoping some of these may inspire you to adapt them to new uses and ideas and add some of our wonderful, new products for creating them.  Enjoy!

I've made so many of these cute little mini coffee cups that I could probably make them in my sleep.  I've had quite a few people ask for my source to order them and here it is:
THE LIDS:
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/choice-4-oz-white-hot-paper-cup-travel-lid-pack/999L4W.html
THE CUPS:
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/choice-4-oz-white-poly-paper-hot-cup-pack/9994W.html
ALSO:
https://www.webstaurantstore.com/search/mini-coffee-cups.html 
You can buy 50, 100, even 1000 or more, so you can make as many as you'd like:)
There are many sites online that share lots of ideas for various holders for these little cups, if you want to step it up.  I really only scratched the surface for possible project ideas.  Any of these would be wonderful for Valentine's Day, for sure!!!  The little 'deer' holder on the right above is actually for a K-Cup.
We had so many cute little embellishments this year that it made it easy to add some great finishing touches to my projects.
Tip:
Look through our current catalogs for embellishment ideas.
Look at our framelits and thinlits for inspiration for embellishments.  The smaller ones can be the perfect finishing touch to add to a project.  Be creative!

Mini coffee cups aren't the only idea for a little treat to drink.  How about some cocoa?  I got this idea from https://thepaperpixie.com/ online.  I love her blog and have gotten a lot of inspiration from it!
Need a little treat to go with your drink?
These would be so cute turned into Valentine's Day treats!
 
I have a few more little project ideas to share with you in some upcoming posts, with the idea of inspiring new project ideas from them.  I'll have a lot of new product/project ideas as well, so I hope you'll come back and see them.

FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I'm So Ready to Have A Class With You!

Our Scraps and Prayers class for February is coming up this Monday, February 12 and I absolutely can't wait!  We're going to be using a card kit that I think is really fun.  I chose it for several reasons:
- First, I think it's really pretty and a lot of fun.
- There are a variety of card shapes and sizes.  I love them all!
- Also, it saves me from a lot of the prep work, so I can be sure to be ready.

My shoulder is doing very well, but I want to keep it that way.  If you've not been able to stamp for a while, kits are a great way to get back into some creative fun.

I'll show you a little sneak peek, but you'll be in for a big surprise when you see how I made two different versions of each card - using two different coloring techniques.
It comes with stamps, ink and everything!!!  I especially like that you can get a refill kit and make another 20 cards.
Tip:
Some of the cards and envelopes are not the right size for mailing.  You can use those for little 'surprise' notes or gift enclosures or slip them into larger envelopes that can be mailed.  I love options! 

Here are the images of the stamps that are included in the Lots of Happy card kit.
FEBRUARY HOSTESS CODE:


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Monday, January 22, 2018

How would you like a free class, along with some free products?

I am getting better and better each day, as my 'new' shoulder heals, and I've been planning a special class that I'd like to offer.  This will be a coloring techniques class -- all about working with our new Stampin' Blends!
If you purchase all the new markers, etc., through me, I will plan a special class - just for you!  I am not going to set a date for this class, but rather leave this open from now through the end of May, with classes starting in February.  Once your order of the new Stampin' Blends arrives, we will plan a date together that works for us both.  You can look forward to a free class --- just for you!  You'll learn how to color like a pro and go home with several beautiful focal pieces, on some absolutely gorgeous cards!!!

Here's what your order will look like:
As you can see, you'll also be earning 2 Level One  or 1 Level Two Sale-A-Bration products --- if you order before the end of March.  You'll also get a reminder that, if you add an additional $17.50 to your order (your choice of products), you'll qualify for free hostess product - not to mention another SAB choice (through March).

I will schedule classes as orders come in, so you will be enjoying a small or even private class.  By scheduling this way, I can guarantee you a lot of personal help and attention.

With tax and shipping, your order will come to $157.05 (unless you add more to your order).  If ordering online, order through my web site and use this Hostess Code:
X7BQECQR
I'll give a new Hostess Code for each month.  That way, orders will be going in at the end of each month.  If you'd rather place your order online yourself (through me), you can still do so using this same code.  Your order will be sent directly to you.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it!  I'm looking forward to a lot of coloring fun!!!  There are, of course, lots of other coloring techniques, using other products.  Several of these techniques will be used in several of my upcoming classes.
 
- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Little Cards Are So Cute and So Much Fun

While I continue to recover from my shoulder replacement surgery, I have a cute little card AND a cute little video for you to enjoy.
Click here to see the video.
A Sneak Peek at 2018:

Scraps and Prayers will remain the same ...
     - We'll meet on the second Monday of each month / 5:30-7:30
     - Begins in February.
Saturday Stampers will change ...
     -  I have been rethinking our schedule for this class.  One thing that's clear is that November turns out to not be a good month for a Saturday class.  It seems to be as busy as December.
In 2018, we will be meeting on alternating months --- February - October.

I already have lots of exciting projects in mind for us to enjoy together! 

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's A Great Time to Be Creative!

This will be a short post because I'm still only able to use one hand/arm and I'm not very good at typing with one hand.  Our Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog went live today and they're chock full of fabulous products.  Click on the PDF links over on the left and see for yourself.  While I'm waiting for my shoulder replacement to heal, I'll have to be content to try to write plans and make sketches for my own future designs.
Here are some great links to see a lot of our fun, new products in action.  Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/4mZCNlRHT4w?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/tPxqktE2zqw?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/XUl89_oCps4?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/lVaGaV2Eko4?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/YVypp0eycHw?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/k_8OpgIytV0?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/M6_JZKLTk1A?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/erds0hwc0lo?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/Y0C65SUa060?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/wi5cEPpaObQ?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

https://youtu.be/GHFJD1FawxQ?list=UUaytKFValhfW2z3T0jsdemA

A Sneak Peek at 2018:
Scraps and Prayers will remain the same ...
     - We'll meet on the second Monday of each month / 5:30-7:30
Saturday Stampers will change ...
     -  I have been rethinking our schedule for this class.  One thing that's clear is that November turns out to not be a good month for a Saturday class.  It seems to be as busy as December.
In 2018, we will be meeting on alternating months --- February - October.

I already have lots of exciting projects in mind for us to enjoy together!  You can enjoy them through my blog or, if you live in the area, in person.

- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come back often for more creative inspiration.
- Let's create something beautiful today.
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