Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cards for Heroes Crop was a HUGE SUCCESS!

I want to THANK everyone that came out to SUPPORT our TROOPS! Our objective was to make blank cards they can use to write home to loved ones. We mailed out 272 cards! Can I hear a Woo-HOO! This cause was so well received that we will be adding 2 days per month dedicated to making cards for our Heroes. Mark your calendars! The 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Thursday will be dedicated to Cards for Heroes Crops. If you cannot join us, drop off your homemade cards and we will add them to our mailings. Watch your incoming box for specific cards we will be making and mailing and drop them by or better yet, join us for an all day crop. We look forward to seeing you and supporting this wonderful cause!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

September Card Class

Hi everyone! I've just finished the sample cards for the September card classes and I think you will enjoy making these. They are made with acetate and so many variations can be used with these. We will make 4 different cards, however, I'm only showing pictures of two of them here. The other two will be embossed using the Cuttlebug and an embossing folder. I have scheduled two classes: Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m. I hope you can make it to one of them. It is a fun idea using acetate and I know you will have a great time.
Give Traci a call and sign up early for one of the classes. We had a full house at our last class.
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
bone folder
scoring tool

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Waterfall Card Class

Hi everyone...we had a full house at our waterfall card class! Everyone had fun learning how easy this technique really is. As you can see, they were all busy as beavers working on their cards. This was a fun class!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Gatefold Card Class

Hi everyone! I've been dreaming up new ideas to bring to you, however, one of the September classes will be a revival of the Gatefold card. Those of you who have taken this particular class know how versatile this card is. There are so many ways to "dress" it up! I have scheduled the class for Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. Above are the samples of the cards we will be making.

Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
bone folder
scoring tool (Scor-Pal if you have one)
adhesive (any kind)
tweezers (if you have them)
Be sure to call Traci and get your name on the list for this class. You'll be glad you did! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Playing with Sand & Snowflakes

Hi all! Thought I would share some pictures of today's Shaker Card class. We had a full house and everyone enjoyed making the Shaker Cards. We had a few "leaks" with the sand-filled shaker card but we got it sealed off! This was a great class and everyone's cards turned out beautiful.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I want to THANK Amy Patterson and Wendy Pitts for taking care of the store and all our customers while I was on vacation last week. It is very comforting being out of town and knowing that everything was being handled!



The UPS Driver was just at Scrapbooks & Etc.and dropped off 11 New Styles of Cuttlebug Embossing Folders!

Come in and check them out before they are gone!

August Technique class - Stickles!!

Who remembers playing with glitter as a child? Remember how you would end up with glitter everywhere? You won’t have that problem with Stickles!! It’s a wonderful glitter glue that keeps the glitter where you want it! This month we are going to explore the uses of Stickles. It comes in too many colors to count and even in colors to match your Distress Inks! We will talk about the different kinds and I will even have some samples of several so you can see the difference. The first layout is titled “Off We Go” so bring 4-6 photos of a fun vacation. (You will get to choose between a plane, car, or truck chipboard shape). The second layout is titled “Cute”. It was originally meant to be a pet layout but can be just about anything you want it to be. Bring 4 4x6 photos of friends, family, pets, or just about any photos you have that makes you think “cute!!” One bottle of Stickles will be included in your class kit.

Please remember your basic class supplies:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen

***You will also need your black and brown inks and sponges or Tim Holtz ink applicator, craft mat, pop dots (also known as 3D Dots). Paint will be available for use and a bottle of Stickles will be included in your kit.***
Here are a few close-ups of my favorite pieces:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cards for Heroes Crop

Cards for Heroes Crop
Thursday, August 20th
10am to 4pm
Call to sign up!

Have you heard of Their mission: To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Join us in making blank greeting cards that can be used by our service men and women to send notes home to their loved ones. Check out the website and see where all the cards are sent.

Making cards is a great way to use up all those scraps. Not sure how to make cards? Just bring in some of your scraps, adhesive, trimmer and scissors and we will have some easy cards you can copy.

This is the very least we can do for those who risk their lives for us!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Our Happy Place!!

Some of us met up at the store this past Thursday for a day crop and had so much fun that we left all our stuff there over night and came back on Friday! See what you're missing?