Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

February Techniques

The 4 techniques for the month of February -

Watercoloring - featuring Just Buzzin By (pg 102 of catalog)

2-Step Poppin' Pastels - featuring Flight of the Butterfly (pg 108 of catalog)

Chalkboard - featuring Baroque Motifs (pg 131)

Crayon Resist - featuring Greenhouse Garden (pg 94)

If you plan on attending, kindly let me know by the 16th of February. However, if you chose to join and have already registered there is no need to RSVP!!

Technnique Class Announcement!!

New Club/Class Starting!! On the 3rd Thursday of the month I will be holding a Technique Class at 6:30, my house beginning February 18th and running for 6 months until July 15. The details are as follows -

** To "join" the club will cost $20 - which will cover the cost of a 6X6 linen ring album with 16 page protectors ...(catalog value $19.03, so you are getting free shipping).

**It is not necessary to "join", you do have the option of coming and learning the new techniques each month if your schedule permits. Each month I will post the 4 new techniques on my blog and also send an email during the first week of the month. You can then decide if you would like to join us.

**You will make a "recipe" card with instructions and small sample for your album and a card with the new technique to either keep as a sample or use.

The cost for the monthly class is $15 (that's less than $4 for each technique!!). There is NO ADDITIONAL ORDER REQUIRED!! You can simply come, learn the new technique and leave with tons of new ideas!! However, if you chose to order the class is FREE with a $25 order (before shipping and sales tax).

** In six months, you will learn 24 new ideas!!

** In addition, you are welcome to bring a friend along at any time. Your friend will receive the new technique and card in page protectors with the option of purchasing the album to keep them in and you get 50% off the class!!Please let me know if you are interested by the end of the month so that I have plenty of time to order every one's album. Also, I would LOVE to offer this class while the kids are in school too. If I have 3 people interested, I will also hold this class at 11 am on the 3rd Thursday of the month. As always, I will provide drinks and a light snack.

I look forward to hearing from you!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

October Club Projects

Here are the other two club projects that we will be creating -

A votive holder using a Definitely Decorative sample flower. The shade template can be found here.

A Joy Fold card featuring the Level 1 Hostess set Patterned Pines and the new Shimmer Paint (it's hard to see in the pic, but it's beautiful up close).

Saturday, October 3, 2009

PPA 10

This weeks challenge is a Theme Challenge: Gratitude and Thanks.

I found this tutorial and thought they would make cute place card for Thanksgiving. The possibilities are endless - Halloween treat baskets, little Easter baskets....... I did alter the measurements slightly to make a larger basket.

If you are in any of my monthly clubs, this is one of your projects this month. Here is the recipe - Kraft cardstock stamped with Woodgrain background stamp in Soft Suede and cut into strips - 6 ea 3/4" x 6 1/2", 1 ea 7 1/2" X 3/4" for the handle & 1 ea 9 1/4" X 1" for the trim and sponged all pieces with Creamy Caramel. I used Autumn Meadows DSP for the trim piece as well, 9 1/4" X 3/4". The handle also has a piece of Soft Suede Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon (it's hard to see in the picture). The tag is colored with Soft Suede and Dusty Durango Markers using the Holiday Best Level 1 hostess set and I punched it out using the Wide Oval Punch. The basket is finished off with a piece of 1/4" Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon and a gold brad to attach the tag and handles.

Hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions!!

Introducing Card Kit of the Month

I am going to give something new a try and see how it goes. A few of my customers have asked me about kits. Each month I will post a new kit that will be available only until roughly the middle of the month. Here is this months kit with all the details.....

Featured Set: “Berry Christmas” and Featured Accessory: Red Bead Duo

You’ll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design shown above – so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of “alternative” cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you’ll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. This month’s card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15.

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by October 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for October! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, “Berry Christmas” and the Featured Accessory, “Red Bead Duo” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:

6 Pieces of 8 ½” x 5 ½” Kraft Cardstock
6 Pieces of 8 ½” x 5 ½” Old Olive Cardstock

6 Pieces of 5 ½” x 3” Old Olive Cardstock
6 Pieces of 5 ½” x 1” Chocolate Chip Cardstock

6 Pieces of 2” x 3 ½” Whisper White Cardstock
6 Pieces of 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” Real Red Cardstock

6 Pieces of 3 ½” x 5 ½” Chocolate Chip Cardstock
6 Pieces of 3 ¼” x 5 ½” Real Red Cardstock

6 Pieces of 2” x 2” Chocolate Chip Cardstock
6 Pieces of 1 ¾” x 1 ¾” Whisper White Cardstock

6 – 12” Pieces of Mistletoe Double Stitched Ribbon
6 – 12” Pieces of Mistletoe Taffeta Ribbon

24 – 4” Pieces of Gold Cord
36 – Gold Brads

12 – Whisper White Envelopes

Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:

Old Olive Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Real Red Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)

Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Encore! Gold Ink Pad ($8.95)Ticket Corner Punch ($6.95)
Stampin’ Sponges ($3.50)

Four the Holidays Stamp Set ($13.95)
Berry Christmas Stamp Set ($22.95) $18.36 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Red Bead Duo Originals ($9.95) $7.56 with the
purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:

Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive ($3.95)
Bone Folder ($6.95)

Paper Snips ($9.95)
Mat Pack ($9.95)

Paper Piercer ($3.50)

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Contact me today to order your Card Kit!

April Walters/

** Please note - if you are one of my club members and wish to take advantage of the special pricing offer, it may be included with your monthly club order. The hostess will still receive full credit for the order!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Scrapbook Club - September & PPA9

This is the single page we created this month for my scrapbook club. I used the baby wipe technique on the vellum leaves (saw this on LeeAnn Greff's blog) and carried it through on the Very Vanilla cardstock.

The color combination was taken from the Autumn Meadows DSP, which can be found on page 13 of the Holiday Mini Catalog. I used the Big Shot Simple Serif Alphabet Dies to cut out "Fall". Thanks for looking - Have a wonderful weekend!!