Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Place Crop Day Layout

We had a wonderful time during the Crop Day last weekend.  I hope everyone accomplished MOST of what they brought with them to work on.  I know I saw several people that seemed to be making progress! 

I provided a special layout for my croppers to create that day.  This was a one page layout that featured new papers from Adventure Fundamentals and cuts from the new Flower Market Cricut Collection.   They got to choose the color combination they wanted.  Either Lemon/Lagoon or Raspberry/Pacifica combination.

The title of the layout - Happy Place is one of the many title images from the Flower Market cartridge.  It is a layered image but I only used the top layer for this layout.  "Laughter is the best medicine" is one of the many sentiments from the sentiment stampset that is included in the collection. Also, the flowers and leaves are all cut from Flower Market.  We used one of the background stamps that is included with the collection to stamp on the leaves.  See a closer shot of the leaves below.

Another new product that they got to use was the new Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder.
I'm not sure how well it shows up in the picture.  The 4x4 Lemon / Pacific cardstock are the pieces that we embossed with this folder.

Happy Thoughts Embossing Folder - Z3249

Flower Market Cricut Collection - Z3285
Adventure Paper Fundamentals Z3253

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Bingo Night 2016!

My 2nd Annual Bingo Night to introduce our 2016-2017 Annual Inspirations took place last Saturday night.   We had projects, prizes and a lot fun!  Today, I wanted to share the projects that we created that night.   Tomorrow I will share our prizes that were won and also later this week, a project that my Day Croppers got to complete!  

First up - a quick treat holder using the August Stamp of the Month , Purr-fect Halloween.  This was quick and easy!  We used Tangerine cardstock to create a simple folded holder. The cat was stamped with White Pigment ink onto black cardstock.  Next we stamped a hat and the banner onto Pansy paper from the Adventure Fundamentals  and cut it out.  The Black base was adhered to the holder and we used the mini stapler to staple the side.  Now just add a treat or two! 
Purr-fect Halloween Treat Holder

Next up is a card that uses some of our new Thin Cuts along with the bold striped paper from the Adventure Fundamentals.  Some people had "thanks" and some had "hello".  Since the paper is double sided, they had a choice of which color they wanted to use.  Also we had star thin cuts or heart thin cuts.   

Card featuring the new Thin Cuts

By now, I think everyone knows that the color of the year is Seaglass so I certainly had to show it off with the next card we created!   The Seaglass cardstock was run through the Confetti Stars Embossing Folder (Z3119).  We used paper and Ribbon from the Rustic Home Fundamentals, Seaglass Glitter Paper and a stamp from Birthday Sparkles.  We brushed over the stars with the new Shimmer Brush to give it a shimmer.  (You can't really see it in this picture!)

Our last project of the night was a 2 page layout using the Adventure Fundamentals and the Good Life Compliments.   For this project I chose 4 patterns from ONE paper pack per four people.   Since the paper is two sided, they chose which colors they wanted to showcase on their layout.  Next, I spread out one set of Good Life Compliments on their table and they got to choose their title and other stickers, die-cuts and vellum pieces they wanted to add.  There were PLENTY to choose from among the 4 people.  This was to demonstrate the versatility and abundance of paper AND compliments!   Here are three layouts that I had as examples.  (The 4th layout was completed by my downline helper and didn't get a picture of hers!)  We also added a bit of Adventure Ribbon to the layouts too.  There were plenty of compliments left even after these four layouts were completed!

On this layout, I sponged the title with Pacific Ink

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Back to School We Go!! Create a School Album!

I have really enjoyed seeing everyone's 1st day of school pictures! Before we know it, in May/June we will start seeing the Last Day of School pictures!  It is so fun to see how their children are growing. (Faster than I want though - WHEW! where do the years go?)

So where do all these pictures end up? On a computer, permanently posted on Facebook and social media?  Will your kids have these to go back and look at when they get older?  What about their kids?  Oh I would have LOVED to see pictures of my mom and dad as they went through school, growing up and changing. What did they participate in?  Art? Sports? Band?  Were they on the honor roll?  What kind of grades did they make?  

Don't let them get 'dusty' on a hard drive.....Let's put all these events in an album!  You may think... ugh.... I would NOT know how or where to began. This is where I come in and you will be surprised at how easy this can be!  PLUS I guarantee you will have fun doing it!

I'm so very pleased to offer this THROUGH THE YEARS - SCHOOL WORKSHOP designed by fellow consultant Dana Kessler!  You will create a 2 page layout for Kindergarten through 12th Grade!   After this workshop, you will have completed pages to add pictures as your child finishes each grade!  No more trying to 'catch up'!

Here is an example of one of the layouts - This is my daughter's 2nd grade layout.  Each layout features a Pocket Plus page to add even more pictures!  For these pocket pages I took pictures of a book that Kirsti wrote and printed them onto 4x6 photo paper.

This second picture shows the Pocket Page in the center turned to the left to show the entire right page layout.

This workshop will require 2 separate class times - once in September and then again in October. We will meet the first time to cut our papers and do a little bit of prep work.  The 2nd class we will put our layouts together.  Each class will be about 3 hours in length.

I will be splitting the workshop into two payments  - $55.00 each payment.  The 1st payment is required when you sign up.  The second payment will be required at the date of the 2nd workshop.

Here is what you will get for the TOTAL Workshop:
Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack (24 sheets)
White Daisy Cardstock (28 sheets)
Whisper Cardstock (4 sheets)
Pocket Plus Memory Protectors (2 sets)
K-6 School Compliments
7-12 School Compliments
1 Enchantment Ribbon Pack
Pre-cut Cricut pieces from various cardstock colors for your layouts (For example - the star and ruler borders, the 'torn' notebook page and the globe shown on the layout above)

I will be providing stamps, block and inks during the workshop.

What you will need to bring:
Page Protectors (if you don't have any, you can purchase some from me!)
Paper Trimmer

There are optional Add-on items that you can purchase to add to your layouts:
3x4 Flip Flaps  
5x7 Flip Flaps  
Red Enamel Gems 
Grey Enamel Gems 
PML Tabbed Journaling Cards
PML Overlays – White Frames 
Black Glitter Paper
White Glitter Paper 
Stars Thin Cuts

I will have additional cardstock that you may purchase by the piece if you want to add mats to your photos.

So what are you waiting for? Contact me today to sign up!   

This workshop will take place in September and October.  

Weeknight Dates 6:00 pm:  Thursday, September 15 & Thursday, October 13

Weekend Dates 9:00 am:  Saturday, September 10 & Saturday, October 8

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