Stampin' Up! Card Class - January 29th

Ladies- Sorry that I didn't get this posted before, but I wasn't feeling good. That stinking Bronchitis hung on for right on a MONTH! Ugh! But, I'm feeling so much better these last couple of days and I've been wanting to do this class. I feel the need to stamp! :)
So without further ado:

January Card Class (Stampin' Up!)
Place: Terri's House
Date: Thursday, January 29th
Times: (Morning) 9:30-Noon *OR* (Evening) 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $15

Join us as we make 3 each of 4 different card designs. Themes will include Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, Valentine's Day & Thank You. We'll use some new color combinations, and fun techniques to create great new cards! Everything will be cut and ready for you to Stamp, Ink and assemble. Envelopes are included in cost of class. Please bring your favorite adhesives and scissors. RSVP to reserve your space, class size is limited.

If you'd like to pay for class with a Credit Card, please click on the PayPal Link below to do so.

Thanks, and I hope to see you here!


Cord Camera Class Dates for February

Can you believe how cold it is outside? On days like this, I really long for Florida heat (specifically Florida in JULY)! And the beach, and all that that entails. Only 2 more months of winter... and while I don't like to wish my life away, I'm hoping that Spring comes quickly this year!

Here are the dates for the Disney Pocket Album and the February Cards Class at the Hilliard Cord Camera. Please call the store to register / pre-pay for your spot. 614-876-1122.

February Cards Class (See photo 01.08.09 post)
Date: Saturday, February 7th
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $15.00

For February’s card class you’ll create 5 cards: Valentine’s, Warm Winter Wishes, Thank you, Thinking of you, and Hi. We’ll use products and papers from companies such as BoBunny, Making Memories, WeRMemoryKeepers, Prima, Ellison & Cricut. Everything will be pre-cut for you and ready to embellish and assemble, envelopes for cards are included. In addition to your supply/tool kit, please bring: (optional) pop dots, Xyron 1.5” sticker maker or Zig two-way glue pen. Class kits are available for those who can’t make it to class.

Disney Pocket Album (See photos in 01.06.09 post)
Date: Saturday, February 21st
Time: 10:00-1:00pm
Cost: $22.00
Join us as we create this unique Disney pocket album from scratch. First we’ll use the Scor-Pal & Bind-it-all to make the album. Then we’ll use the Cricut Expression, and a variety of Disney papers & embellishments along with ribbons and trims from May Arts to finish. You’ll have 24 spaces inside the album to add wallet sized pictures or journaling later. The unique design of the album allows it to either tie closed (although a bit bulky) or fan out onto a desk or counter in a star design. In addition to your basic supply/tool kit please bring the following: Scor-Pal(optional), bone folder, 12” paper trimmer, a variety of glues including liquid glue, a glue stick, Xyron 1.5” sticker maker or Zig two-way glue pen, your favorite all around adhesive and (optional) pop dots. Space in this class is extremely limited, so you'll want to register early!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Stay warm ;)


Elijah meets Great Aunt Meanie

Some of the creative things I've been working on since Jan 1, 2009 are digital scrapbooking pages. I've been challenged to come up with a new page each day for the month of January. I can post the others if you're interested, but this one I really liked. It's my sister, Mary (who the older kids always called Aunt Meanie), *Just a side note: My brother Donald was always 'Uckie Donnie', but enough about him for now. This one's all about Elijah and Great Aunt Meanie and when they first met :)

Please let me know if you want to see any of the others!

See you soon!

shel date stamp from http:\\shelbellescraps.blogspot.com

Living the Good Life Kit from Connie Prince @ DivineDigital.com

Vector Flower Overlay from LeslieB @ Digikeepsakes


A February Card Class

This is what I worked on for the last couple of days. They're cards for an upcoming February Cards Class at the Hilliard Cord Camera. I'll be posting dates / times / costs for both of my Feb. Cord classes as soon as I get things finalized.
For those of you who've asked me how I'm feeling, I AM definitely feeling better. Still tired and achy but the coughing is pretty much gone. Thank you for all the kind thoughts and wishes :)
Thanks for stopping by. I'm cropping (stuff for ME :) tomorrow so I hope to have something fun to share with you when I get home. See you then!


Disney anyone?

The doctor gave me three new prescriptions today. Oy! I'm not feeling better yet, but I've got high hopes for tomorrow (or the day after? :)

Here's a pocket album I worked on today. This will be taught in a class at the Hilliard Cord Camera in February. I'll post the date & time as soon as I get them ironed out. The class will be limited to 10 people, I hope you'll be one of the attendees!

The first picture is of the front of the album, the ones below show various angles of just some of the inside pages. There are photo mats in here to hold up to 24 pictures! While the album will tie closed, I really enjoy it opened as a showplace for your pics. You can fan it out into a star album (see last three pictures below) and sit on a desk or counter so everyone can enjoy your Disney pictures. I used a WIDE variety of items to create the book. Hopefully you can stop by the store later this week to see it in person. As usual, it's tough to do it justice in pictures. I'm also working on a February Card class for Cord and hope to post that tomorrow. See you then!


Jan 05

Sorry, I've gotten several things done over the last couple days, but the Bronchitis is getting worse again. I just don't feel like dealing with uploading the pics and commentary. I've got a follow up dr appt in the morning... wish me luck!

See you soon!


T is for Terri :)

Today I took a plain, white letter T from ProvoCraft and altered it. I think this letter has been sitting in my scrapbook room for about two years, so it's about time I did something with it!

I used the following items: Paper from BoBunny Press, white letter from Provo Craft, flowers from Prima, Glitter Gel pen and Clear Glaze Gel pens from Sakura, Dew Drops & Rick-Rac- sources unknown.

Some things that I've learned while making these letters:

Covering the back makes the project look more finished.

Use a glue stick to apply the paper to the letter.

Trace the letters onto the paper with a pencil and then go back and erase the pencil lines from the wood letter before you glue the paper down.

Cut out, glue down, and then go back and sand the edges of the paper so that it lays nice and flush with the edge of the letter. I love my Basic Grey Precision file kit for this.

Here are some more pictures (click on picture to see greater detail):

See you tomorrow :)


Pretty in Pink

One thing I love to do in the winter is crochet or knit. It keeps me nice and cozy while I'm watching TV with the family. I'm way better at crocheting, I've been doing it off and on since I was five (and for those of you wondering... Yes, that means I've been doing it for about 15 years, LOL!).

This is the second baby blanket I've crocheted this winter. And it's the second one done with this quick pattern that I found on the internet. I just finished it a little while ago. I love how the pattern says that it works up quickly in about 3 hours. I'm pretty good at it, but there is no way in heck I could finish it in three hours. It takes longer than that for me to pick out the yarn! I did make it about 6 inches taller and wider than the pattern says. I'd say it took me about 15 hours to finish (after the yarn was chosen!). Here's a link to the pattern, you'll have to let me know if you try it and how long it takes you to make.

I have a couple other friends that are pregnant right now, so I'll probably be working on some more blankets down the road. And, if you're one of those girls (Jennifer & Leslie, hint, hint) and you don't like blue or pink, you'd better let me know now! :)
See you tomorrow!


A New Year

I know, I know. The last time I posted I told you I'd be back with gift ideas. But then I got sick, really sick with Bronchitis. And, I still think I may have to go back to the doctor for a different prescription for antibiotics. But, it's been more than two weeks and I'm starting to get some energy back, so here I am. (Those of you who know me in person know that I really talk like this. It's annoying, isn't it?!)

Did you set goals for the new year? One of mine was to create something everyday and to post it on my blog. Will I succeed? Probably not (how's that for honesty / self sabotage?). But, I know I'll do better if I write it down that if I just ignore it and hope that it happens.

What I've been working on today is not something that's ready for a picture yet, so I'm going to post a picture of a gift that I made for my nephew Jake instead. This was meant to be a Christmas gift, but we've had to postpone our family Christmas so many times that he doesn't have it yet. It's his birthday today, so I thought it appropriate that I post a picture for you. His mom, my little sister Mary, is probably going to read this at some point, so, Mary- if you show this to him before he actually gets it you're going to be in BIG trouble. Big, big trouble!

I used a 5x7 frame, Classic John Deere paper from Creative Imaginations, Solid Cardstocks from Stampin' Up!, Cricut Expression and the Doodletype Cartridge (love this one, it's my favorite font cartridge!), and antique brads from Making Memories. I think he'll like it, but just in case, I've got a Target giftcard for him too. You can't be too careful with teens :)
Happy New Year!!!
See you tomorrow!