Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Boxes, Bags & Tags, Oh My!

I've got the perfect class to get you in the holiday mood!  Now if you're like me, you love the holidays...the gifts, the cards, the baking.  But, I like to keep it simple and, well, awesome!

With that said, I'm teaching a new class at The Making Place on Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m.  It's called "Boxes, Bags & Tag, Oh My!" and we're going to make a nice variety of gift giving packages that will make your recipients squeal with delight, and will keep you sanely crafting without a lot of stress.  All the projects can be modified for ANY occasion, too!
...at The Making Place, Escondido, CA

We'll decorate a simple gift bag that will just need a swath of tissue paper stuffed into it and you'll be able to hand over those baked goodies, hand knitted scarf or any other little gift with pride and joy!

Then there's the super simple and super useful pillow box!  I'll show you how to use that new We R Memory Keeper's Pillow Box Punch Board.  You'll whip out a pillow box for EVERYTHING!  Perfect "wrapping" for a gift card, a little candy or whatnot.

Finally, this one is a favorite because it's easy to make, fun to receive and packs a lot of WOW!  This candy bar slider package comes complete with a little chocolately goodness...
(1) Closed                                                                   (2) Open -- what a surprise!

Space is limited, so be sure to call the shop and reserve your spot ASAP.  You'll just need a basic tool kit -- everything else is included!
Call (760) 739-8605 to sign up today!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy International Coffee Day!!  What's not to love about a steaming cup of joe?! I'm so happy to participate in today's Coffee Lover's Blog Hop along with about a gazillion other crafty peeps who share a "warm affection" for the caffeinated karma coffee provides.

Here's my ode to joe -- an Art Impressions favorite of mine -- Cathy Caffeine! I stamped her on a To Go cup-shaped card front made on my Silhouette Cameo and just smudged the edges with some Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters and Tea Dye to give the cup a well loved look.  Then I had to sparkle up the HOT JAVA logo with some Stickles.

Caution: the beverage you're about to enjoy is HOT...thank you very much! I love coffee, I prefer it simple and hot. While I completely enjoy trying specialties from trendy coffee shops, I'm happy with a simple brew (and even use my Keurig frequently - with Dunkin Donuts or Timothy's German Chocolate Cake pods)  :-)

There are loads of giveaways today and check out these awesome sponsors:

Be sure and check out all the fabulous coffee themed creations on the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop...thanks Chaitali and Amy!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

One shot or two?

Mmmmm, can you smell it brewing?  That lovely, hot beverage...maybe you pour it over ice...I like it with a big splash o' cream.  If you love coffee like I do, you'll want to join a HUGE group of crafty folks on National Coffee Day -- Monday, September 29.  We're celebrating this day with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

The perks of paper crafting...clever blog hops like this!

You can get more details by clicking HERE.  Hope to see you buzzing by next Monday!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Learn How - More Girlfriends

These are a favorite around my crafty cirlces -- the Art Impressions "girls" simply make us smile, and maybe giggle or even chuckle out loud.

On Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m. I've got another great selection of the gals in a variety of all occasion handmade cards. Here are some of the cards we'll make -- there's a bonus card we'll make as well, but...sssshhhh...it's top secret!
Beach babes with their toes in the sand and a drink in their hand!

smartphones + girlfriends = good times

Everything's better with pink frosting and sprinkles!

All levels of paper crafters are welcome. We'll get back to our childhood love of coloring, so bring your favorite tools to color with (pencils, Copics, markers, etc.) We'll also try our hand at a few cool techniques!

I'm teaching this class at The Stamp Addict, so be sure to call (619) 667-5060 right away to reserve your spot. I'm hoping to see all of my "usual suspects" over in La Mesa, so get your name on the list before space fills up!

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