Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hello from the Heart card

This is a card that I just made tonight. I just love our double sided patterned paper. It's one of those things that I just never was interested in until I used it at convention! Now I've ordered a new pack everytime I've placed an order since! I'm hooked! I used Taken With Teal cardstock for the card, the Petals & Paisley patterned paper for the next layer, Purely Pomegranate for the smaller layer with our watercolor paper on the top layer. I used the Old Olive 5/8" Grograin Ribbon in between the Pomegranate and the watercolor paper layers. I used a craft knife and cut out the little heart that was on the vase so the ribbon would show through. The stamp set is Vases in Vogue - it is a hostess set and is very fun to use. If you have any other questions, just email me! Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, September 24, 2007

World Cardmaking Day Event

As promised, here are the details on the World Cardmaking Day Class that I will be hosting. I'm very excited about this and hope that you can make it. The projects are so fun to make! I'm posting pics of the Christmas card and the the Home decor item -- as for the Halloween project, you'll just have to wait and see! There has to be some element of surprise, right?! I posted a few different ones of the home decor item just to show that you can do it with any holiday/theme/color, etc.

Saturday, October 6th
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
3 projects (details below)
3700 S. 14th Street (this is Rob's office)
Registration Fee: $10.00
Please RSVP!

Call or email to reserve your spot now!

At the class, we will be making 3 complete projects for you to take home and for your family to admire and ooh and ahh over your talents! The projects that I have planned are:

1. Halloween project - with the Halloween project, you're going to get lots of extras! This project will be easy for you to reproduce at home for your very own little ghosts and goblins to hand out to teachers, friends, neighbors, etc.

2. Christmas card - never too early to get ideas to make your own Christmas cards to send out to your loved ones. We have lots of really beautiful Christmas sets in the catalog that I'm excited for you to see.

3. Home Decor - we will be making these cute little home decor items that can be used for Christmas ornaments, Halloween decorations, or for any time of the year. I will have several kinds of our fabulous double sided designer paper for you to choose from so you can make it for whatever season/holiday/design that you want it.

PLEASE pre-register for this event! You don't necessarily have to send me your registration fee, but I do need to know if you're coming so I know how many people to prepare projects for. I will have everything pre-packaged as well as pre-cut and scored for you so it's important that I know how many are coming.

Thank You, thank you, thank you!

You guys rock! My new catalog open house was a big success! I think that everyone had a great time playing with the new "Three for You" Punch box. Some of you even ordered one. You guys did a great job on the make and takes also. I am going to hold another event on "World Cardmaking Day"! It's a National holiday - as it should be! LOL! This is what it's all about:

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season
The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.
The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.
It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

Now doesn't that sound special! Don't miss out! I'll be adding another post with more details and some pictures of a couple of the projects that I have planned for you. I hope that you can make it!