Thursday, September 30, 2010

Upcoming October Happenings

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is October. Time sure has flown by this year. I do love this time of year…you know “sweater weather”. Speaking of sweater weather, I recently purchased two sets of clear Penny Black Winter/Christmas themed stamps and there is one that has a cat in a big oversized sweater and another where the cat has holly around his head. They are the most adorable stamps. I am looking forward to using my COPIC markers on these stamp sets…they are SO CUTE! I will try to get some pictures up to show you soon.
Speaking of COPICS…I am going to Chicago to take the Intermediate Certification Class. This is the first Intermediate Certification that they are offering. I am really looking forward to learning new things and being able to share some new techniques in my classes.

 This is a busy month of classes and/or events. Here is the rundown…

  •  10/3 (Sunday): Scrapbook Store Bus Tour – If you haven’t signed up yet, do so. I hear it’s lots of fun.  I am always there but working not shopping.
  • 10/6 (Wednesday): Scrap More Layout & Card @ The Inspiration Station
  • 10/14 (Thursday): Fall “Autumn Harvest “ Album @ Wiggles & Giggles
  • 10/22 (Friday): COPIC Intermediate Certification Training.
  • 10/28 (Thursday): Picture Perfect Pages @ Wiggles & Giggles – Sample coming soon…still waiting for new product to arrive.
  • 10/30 (Saturday): COPIC 101 & 102 classes as well as Embossed Expressions cards using a pumpkin brass stencil

 Enjoy your days and I hope that you are finding time to create!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

September 2010 Class Sample Pictures

I loved putting together and journaling about Jake in my "in loving MEMORY" Picture Perfect Pages layout.  While I cannot say there weren't any tears throughout the process, it brought back a lot of wonderful memories about him.  I also had forgotten about a stamp that was just perfect for this layout.  I had bought it a while ago (over a year) and never used it before.  Yikes, that seems to be normal for me.  I am trying to be better about that.  My scrapbook room is bursting at the seams right now.  Maybe that is just because when I am creating it ends up being "messy" as my husband would say, I choose to call it "creative chaous".  Thankfully, I am in a cleaning mood today so I am organizing and weeding out things.  While I should be outside enjoying this gorgeous cool day, the windows are open and I am enjoying the breeze indoor.  Tonight will be a great night on our patio for a fire, staying warm with a nice big sweatshirt,  roasting the perfect brown marshmallow (no burnt ones for me!).  I love fall weather.  Hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

Here are some pictures of some of my upcoming classes:
Cards done Just Rite - Saturday 9/11/10 @ 10:30am (Wiggles & Giggles)

Picture Perfect Pages - Thursday 9/23/10 @ 6pm (Wiggles & Giggles)

Picture Perfect Pages - Thursday 9/23/10 @ 6pm (Wiggles & Giggles)

Family Nest Accordion Album - Wednesday 9/29/10 @ 6pm (The Inspiration Station)


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 2010 Classes

I cannot believe it is the first day of September already!  This is the time of year with kids heading back to school and getting all the new school supplies...I love new supplies!  Maybe you feel like taking a class as well.  Here is a listing of my September classes:

  • 9/9: COPIC 101
    @ Wiggles & Giggles
    Only ONE spot left!  Learn the necessary basic information needed for COPIC markers. Begin practicing and learning about blending techniques. Get three markers to use during class and take home with you (over $19 value)
  • 9/11: Cards done JUST RITE
    10:30am @ Wiggles & Giggles
    Make three detailed cards with many layers of paper, various Just Rite stamps and Spellbinders dies. During class you will use your own colored pencils or your own Copic markers to add color to these stamped images. Various techniques will include Copic airbrushing, adding dimension to your images and masking.
  • 9/11: COPIC 102
    1:30pm @ Wiggles & Giggles
    Be sure to sign up soon!  Learn more blending techniques and well as colorless blender techniques. Get three markers(*) to use during class and take home with you (over $19 value). Bring your other 3 markers from the COPIC 101 Class. COPIC 101 is required prior to taking COPIC 102. (* = different marker colors from will be used in 101 & 102 classes)
  • 9/23: Picture Perfect Pages
    6pm  @ Wiggles & Giggles
    Make two 12x12 layouts and 1 card during class. This class will focus on making your own pattern papers using cardstock. Various techniques will be used. The title of this layout is "in loving MEMORY of", but can easily be changed to be a layout of any memory that you would like to scrapbook.
  • 9/26: Simple Sentiments
    11:30am @ Wiggles & Giggles
    Create 8 easy cards for different occasions using Lasting Impressions papers, preprinted sentiments and embossing folders.
  • 9/29: Family Nest Accordion Album
    6pm @ The Inspiration Station
    Create an accordion album that is just perfect for capturing family memories.  With the holidays coming fast upon us, this would be a great gift.
Other upcoming classes to be announced soon:  Fall themed album, Fall embossed cards, Christmas Clipboard, Christmas Albums, Winter themed cards.  Check back for more information.