Monday, August 12, 2013

Swallowtail Class projects (July Class

I totally forgot to post the projects from the July class.  This class featured the stamp Swallowtail.  I love this stamp!  I know after the class, alot of people fell in love with this stamp too!  Here are the projects!  I tried to make all of the cards have a 3-D effect.

This card featured the chevron embossing folder and washi tape.

We made 5 tags using the Chalk Talk dies.  These tags remind me of the closure for a loaf of bread, I love them!
As a bonus, we made this cute tag using the deco label frame lit die and then punching a large oval at the top.
Thank you to all of the ladies who attended my class.  It was so nice to see everyone again after a long absence.  I sure did miss this monthly gathering, but taking care of Dad was top on my priority list.  I know that everyone understands why I had to stop the classes, it was tough.  My Dad, who also loved my classes, was there in spirit cheering me on and was smiling to see all of ladies enjoying themselves too.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

August Class switchout! NEW PROJECTS!!

Well, here I am with an NEW post for the August class.  Sometimes it's hard to guess what kind of projects customers want to make and I guess being that the star book was something we made in the past (I can't even remember what year we made it, but it was quite a long time ago), the interest was not quite there.  But that's okay!  Initially, I was really bummed that I selected the wrong project to make, but I'm didn't want to give up.  I am determined to get back on track with hosting one class a month.  It's really hard to re-establish what I had before I stopped to take care of my Dad.  I heard him tell me to not give up so I went back to the drawing board and created ALL NEW projects!  I'm hoping that there is still some interest for a class with these new card creations.  These cards were really fun to make because I used a lot of new products including the Deco Label frame lit die as well as the Apothecary Accents frame lit die.  These cards will feature heat embossing as well as the dry embossing (using the embossing folders Modern Mosaic and Beautifully Baroque).  Although I love all of these new creations, my favorite is the pocket card!  Here is a little sneak peek of the projects that we will make!
The class will remain for Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 am at my home.  Please RSVP (via email) as soon as possible as I will need to cut all of the kits this week.  The cost is $20.00 and will include all of the materials for the projects.  Demonstrators cost is $10.00.  Please be sure to bring your tool kit.
Note:  for the two ladies that did email me about the star book, you can still do the star book at this class instead of the cards.  Please let me know!
Well, I'm hoping that that these cards appeal to some of you and that I will get some interest.  Thanks for stopping by today to read my new post!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August class sneak peek!!

 August is here!  It's been so hot lately, it's so hard to drag myself into the craft area since I have no windows in that room, so I'm depending on my fan.  The fan pretty much just blows around the warm air - ick!
This month, the class project will be one that I made a really long time ago.  This is the mini star book.  I love this book!  Here is what the front cover looks like.  We will be using the stamp set Zoo Babies and Happy Day.  We will also be using the Polka Dot Parade DSP and candy dots!  Please note that the kits will be cut using all of the colors from the polka dot parade designer series paper so each kit's color will vary.  The kits will be handed out randomly.  Just wanted you to know ahead of time the color variation.  All of the colors are so pretty!  I know you will love the color you get in your kit!
 This is what the book looks like when you tie the ends together, a star!
Here's the info to sign up for the class...The class was originally supposed to take place on Saturday, August 17, but I just realized that today is the 7th and there is no way that I will get it all together in 10 days, soooooo, I will move the class down a week and it will be on Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. at my home.  Cost for the class will be $20 and will include all of the materials to complete this cute star book including your own pack of candy dots!  Demonstrators pay only $15 for the kit, which will also include the pack of candy dots.   If there is any interest for kits to go, the cost will be $35 which will include all of the materials prepped, instructions to complete the project and the package of candy dots as well as shipping cost.
Please RSVP via email no later than August 13 to reserve your space to attend this class and then send in your payment.  Be sure you bring your own tool kit.  Note: for this project, you will need to bring a roll of sticky tape or some form of tape on a roll.  The roll adhesive will stick better on these pages since we are making a book.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again!  We always have so much fun at the class and I'm sure this month will be no different!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Thinlits Card Dies are here!

The products get better and better!  The new Thinlits Card Dies just released on August 1st!  Isn't this cool?  I remember back in the good ole days when I figured out how to make something similar to this.  It was a lot of work measuring and cutting, talk about sweating it out!  Stampin' Up! has made life easier for us to make some cool cards with the new Thinlits Card Dies!  There are two styles available - the circle card thinlit #133480 and the label card thinlit #133479.  Cost is $32.95 for each die.  I just ordered my die, so will be posting what I make when I get it!
To watch a demo on the new Thinlits Card Dies, check out the Stampin' Up! video on my sidebar to the right of this post.  I hope it works, all of this technology is new to me!
Thanks for stopping by to read my post today. 
Next post will be the sneak peek for the August class!!