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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sneak Peek of my Christmas Card Workshop

Here's a sneak peek of my next workshop!
Make 3 of each design except for the green one on the right, you'll make 2 for a total of 20 cards!

Pre-cut, U-Cut & Consultant ready-to-teach kits will be available to order on October 1st!

Our new snowflakes look amazing when cut with our silver glitter paper.  Each kit comes with a full 12x12 sheet of glitter paper!

Leave a comment below with your email address (I won't publish your comment) if you want more details when this kit is fully released!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Leap Into the Holidays!

Every year, I say to myself, "I need to get a jump on the holidays."  This year, let's do it!

1st Leap Day:  Saturday October 8, 2016  10-3pm in Everett at Pinehurst Baptist Church.  
2nd Leap Day:  Saturday, November 12, 2016, noon-4pm at my home in Everett

If you want to attend the October leap, please RSVP by October 1, 2016.  There's no crop fee, but you will want to bring a snack and or potluck lunch item to share and your craft tools & supplies.  We'll be joining a few ladies from the Pinehurst Baptist Church crafting group.  

The plan is to bring or order kits to work on of your choice.  I won't be teaching a specific workshop.  I will have a small basket of adhesive & other items to buy.  Please plan & pre-order. 

The Close to My Heart Holiday Expression debuted last week and has some wonderful kits and of course I've cooked up a couple of my own.

Everyone can order these kits, even if you're not local or attending.  Shipping may vary and some items may actually be a little less if directly shipped to you if you have a lower sales tax.  

Fall Themed Workshops

Swan Lake 18 card kits (not pre-cut) includes stamp set.  I designed this kit and will email you the cutting and assembly guides (PDF).  You'll receive a cardstock pack, cards, envelopes, ribbon and stamp set.  
I posted them here on my blog last week.  
Includes Autumn Wishes stamp set $29.75

Includes Thankful for You stamp set $34.50, with dies $48.85
You'll need 3D Foam, Peacock, Goldrush, Poppy, & Saddle Inks for the Pumpkin set and Peacock, Goldrush, Poppy, Fern & Whisper Inks for the Swan Edition.

Create Kindness Card Kits (Only available in September)

Order the kit, cards or stamps now to have for next month.  Kindness never goes out of style.


Each stamp set is $2.95 for $3.50 with Tax & Shipping

You'll need 3D foam tape, black archival ink (included in the full kit), markers or colored pencils to complete this kit.

Workshop Your Way Kits from Close to My Heart

These two kits contain cardstock, embellishments, cards & envelopes for 10 cards along with supplies to make a few more.  You can see exactly what's in each kit on my shopping website.  

These kits are $19.95.  With shipping & tax they are $23.50 when shipped to me.
Workshop Your Way kit available on my website
You'll need Whisper, Raspberry & Blossom Inks to complete this kit.

Workshop Your Way kit available on my website
You'll need Emerald, Sea Glass, Raspberry & Whisper Inks to complete the cards as shown.

Workshop Your Way kit available on my website
You;ll need Fern & Cranberry inks to complete the inks as shown.

Cut Above™ 'Tis the Season Kits
Everything is pre-cut, coming from Close To My Heart.  M-sized stamp sets are designed for these kits and are sold separately.

Cut Above™ 'Tis the Season Card Kit  available on my website as well

Cut Above™ 'Tis the Season Tag Kit available on my website

These stamps available on my website in English, French and Spanish!

Custom Christmas kits (not available on my shopping website)

3 burlap bags & 3 tags with poinsettia  $5  These bags are on clearance and this kit is available for less than the original price of the bags.  Bags are 4" x 5.75"  Natural Color Muslin bags are also available.
This project was on the Make It From Your Heart blog earlier this week.  
Other flowers can be substituted for a non-holiday bag.  You can also the bags separately on my website

City Sidewalks 20 card workshop
Like the Swan Lake card workshop, I designed this kit and have it available as an un-cut kit.  I'll email you the cutting and assembly guides (PDF).  You'll receive all the paper, cardstock, glitter paper cards, envelopes, bling and your choice of Mini stamps shown above.   You can order additional stamps as well. If you're coming to my workshop, you can use my thin cut snowflake dies but I'm sure you'll want to order your own set to make more later.  

Materials to make 20 cards, 1 stamp (not pre-cut) $24, with Snowflake dies, $39.00
Extra stamps $3.50
Paper & cards to make 20 more cards $15 (additional gems and stamps not included)
These kits take about 30 minutes to cut if there's no distractions.  You can pick up your kit in advance to pre-cut or take your time at the 5 hour craft day.  

Keep reading to place your order for any of these kits

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Meet Swan Lake

Oh my goodness, are you ready for fall?

Meet Swan Lake.  It's GORGEOUS, elegant with a bit of whimsy.

Swan Lake paper with Thankful For You stamps & Thin Cuts


Swan Lake paper with Autumn Wishes stamps

Notice something wonderful about these two card workshops?  The cards are the same.  It's just the difference in the stamp sets.

Sometimes having a whole pack of paper is overwhelming.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to have just what you need?  This kit also includes cardstock that is now sold separately.  

What's not to love?
  • A full color instruction guide.
  • A full color cutting guide to make 18 cards (or 72 if you use the whole pack of paper)
  • My kits include embellishments and all extra cardstock needed to make the 18 cards, 6 designs, 3 each. 
  • Very few scraps left over!
Pumpkins (Autumn Wishes B1530) 
Swans (Thankful for You with Thin Cuts Z4007)
Or both!  Each kit make 3 of each card design. You can make both designs!

Have you noticed the new Black Shimmer Ribbon?  It's soft and so easy to work with.  It lays flat for cards too.  You'll get a full roll of this ribbon with each card kit.  

This quarter pack card kit includes
  • 5 sheets (6 x  12.5") of the Swan Lake paper pack. The extra 0.5" is for the zip strip at the top
  • 3 sheets of cardstock (6x12"), one each of Poppy, Peacock & Goldrush
  • 2+  sheets of White Daisy cardstock (6x12").  
  • Additional White Daisy Paper 24 pre-cut pumpkins for Autumn Wishes or 2 (6x12") sheets of White Daisy for stamping the swans and floral elements of Thankful For You (You will not receive pre-cut swans)
  • 1 roll of Black Shimmer Ribbon Z4012 (3 yards per roll)
  • 20 card bases & envelopes from X254 bulk card bases & envelopes.  I'm giving you a couple extra just in case.  
  • Electronic copy of the Cutting Guide for the 18 cards.  (This is NOT a pre-cut workshop)
  • Electronic copy of the Full Color Assembly Guide.
And your choice of one of these options:
  • Autumn Wishes B1530 (Pumpkin stamp set)
  • Thankful For You (Stamp set only C1655)
  • Thankful For You with Thin Cuts Z4007-This is what I used.  
  • Or both stamp sets (Swans & Pumpkins).  (This qualifies you for the GORGEOUS September Stamp of the Month for $5)
Here's a look at the stamps.  Aren't they all wonderful?  I love the September Stamp of the Month and I'm so happy to be able to offer it to you in this kit.  

Place your order now for kits to ship by 9/21.  
Orders after 9/15 will ship approximately 10 business days later.  

Select from the following options as noted above to order your kit.  Or shop my website to receive the electronic files for free.  Sister consultants, please keep reading!  There's a bit for you too!

Workshop kit pricing based on stamp set selection.  Kits will be shipped for $7
Pumpkin Edition

Autumn Wishes
Swan Edition

Thankful For You (stamps only)  
Thankful For You with thin cut dies
Both Swans & Pumpkins
Add on Stamp of the Month

*Ahh the joys of blogger.  This table cannot make up its mind if it's going to have lines or not.
Swan Lake Card Kit--Local Pickup

Select Your Stamp Set

Swan Lake Card Kit--Shipped 
$7 will be added to cover shipping

Select Your Stamp Set

All orders placed by September 15th will ship around September 21.

Are you a Crafty DIYer or Consultant?

You can recreate this workshop with your friends and customers too!
Place a $25 order on my website and I'll email you the cutting diagram, assembly guide and consultant release (saying you can copy this workshop) for free!
Not up to ordering from my website?  You can order the guide for $20 USD through this PayPal button.

Order the e-files here

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Summer's End Blog hop

Hello friends!

Summer is winding down but I thought I'd leave you with a sweet taste of summer with these cards I created using the One in a Melon stamp set that's available for just a few more days.

If you're joining us from the Summer's End Blog Hop and came from Katy's blog, welcome!  Thank you for stopping by.

I love the cute little pineapples.  This is a Cricut shape on the Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  

Orange You Great! 
I used our now - retired Sunset Ink to make this simple yet wonderful card.  Our Rose Gold Foil Tape goes forever and ever and it's still available, for the next year at least!  I think you could make about 90 of these cards from 1 roll!  

Recognize the smaller melon?  It's really the orange slice!  

All of the watercolor backgrounds were made using our fabulous new medium round water brush and one shade of our watercolor paints.  It couldn't be easier and cleanup is super simple!  

Be sure to get your One In A Melon Stamp C1650 Set before the end of the month!

Thank you for stopping by, if you're hopping, your next stop is Amie's blog Mimi, Myself and I.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Funny

Sometimes we just gotta clean.  

While I was mopping on Friday morning, this came to mind.  
"My home is so clean you could eat off of a paper plate."
I dislike mopping because I just know that a sticky messy catastrophe will come before the end of the day.  On Friday, it wasn't a full glass of lemonade spilled, but enough...!

While I only have 1 boy, he really does live up to the definition of boy that I saw when he was a baby. 

Anyway, back to crafting!

This is a 3D daisy from the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.
I stamped the center with one of the background stamps that comes in the bundle. It's super easy to put together, just a dab of glue between each layer!