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Monday, November 29, 2010

November Kit Submissions

Only 1 more day to vote on October's kit submissions. 

Come in and vote and don't forget to pick up the November kit due
by tomorrow (Tuesday) along with Reduce Challenge 101. 
Or, the jump right into the new Decembers kit. 

Remember, December's kit will be the first where points will be tracked. 
Pick up your kit early to get it in on time for full point value!

Double Page Layout Kits Available

All layouts may be done in the store or taken as a kit.  Cost is $6 each or 2 for $10. 
Kits include all pieces needed to make the pictured layout with all pre-cut pieces. 
Order ahead and add $2 to any kit for it to be pre-assembled.

There is a limited supply of these kits.  When they're gone-they're gone.

Layout 1-Marmalade
 Flower Close-up for Layout 1.

Layout 2-"I Do My Own Stunts" 
Alternative tags are available for this kit.

Layout 3-An Adventure 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Single Inspiration

I did another layout for myself.  I usually do double page layouts but every once in a while I just have a few pics.  I used a sketch from Soul-Scrappers.ning.com for this layout.  The first pic was the typical "mom has the camera out again" reaction.  Then Gabriel started to giggle and get his brother leading to the half-fake smile in the second photo.  Finally, they both smiled.  Yay!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Upcoming Off-site Crops

Clarksville Bible Church is hosting a crop to benefit their Women of the Word (WOW!) group.

This is a ever-so-casual pj crop January 7th and 8th (the weekend after the New Year.) Come Friday any time after noon and stay through Saturday at 9.  Food is not included at this crop.  It's a casua-bring-a-dish-to-pass event.  Still doorprizes and drawings throughout it's sure to be a memorable event.  More details to come....

Crop for a Cause in Greenville at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church to benefit the food pantry on January 28th and 29th. 

Come Friday any time after 6pm and crop the night away...and the next day until 9pm.  Meals, snacks, water, tea and coffee included along with great give-aways and other surprizes!  Register and pre-pay by January 14th to get the early bird rate of $30 and extra drawing tickets.  Late registration $35 and walk-ins are welcome until we're full.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Explorers Club

Remember that this Saturday is an Explorers Club day.  Come in any time between 10:00 and 2:00 to do a FREE! project.

Reduce Challenge

We need to get into the swing for the start of the new year when we will be keeping challenge points.  So here is the first ever Reduce Challenge...

Use a stamp you haven't used in a while.

Make a card or layout using only scraps except for the base

At least 3 buttons

At least 2 different ribbons

1 item of your choice

Remember the goal is to use up your stash of supplies so the main goal is to purchase nothing to finish!  If you don't have one of the items then exchange it for something you would like to use up and state the alternate item with your submission.

Submit your card, layout or other project by Friday, December 3rd.

December Card Class

December 2nd (Thurs.) at 12:30 or December 3rd (Fri.) at 6:30.

You will make 6 cards in this class (5 pictured here.)  $13. 
Sign up the Monday prior to any class and get $1 off.  All pieces pre-cut and provided, including envelopes. 
Don't forget to bring your favorite adhesives!

Table Top Display

My friend, Nancy, made the simplest little table display and I just had to try.  All she used is a 12x12 sheet of 2 sided paper, scraps and embellishments.  I used my Martha Stewart score board to score at 3, 6 and 9 inches and the turned the sheet and scored at 6 inches. 

I'm currently out of the score boards but have some on order.  Unlike the Scor-Pal at $39.99 retail, Martha's is only $19.99.  Of coarse at the 20% we give off retail here that's only $16.00!!

I cut 2 inches off for the tags to show, used a hole punch halfway at the top of each section to mirror the top of the tags and embellished.  The stamp set I used is the Mini Holidays 2 set from Tim Holtz.  (Retail $29.99 sold at the Garden for $24.00)  The more I use this set the more I love it.  I looked at some of the images and thought, "I'll never use that one."  I do.  I use them all!

Here are a few tags before pictures have been added. 

Used that little hole punch again to make the "make merry" tag look like a ticket. 

I plan on making these with the kids at our family Christmas.  Thought it'd be easy if I pre-made them and then let the kiddos add picures and embellishments.  They can be embellished to overflowing or left simple and either way they look festive and fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Monthly Challenge

This month's kit includes paper and tags from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The 2nd pic is the other side of the paper.  There are a limited number of kits this month so don't miss out!

For those of you who have already picked up the Challenge kit this month you have 24 more days to bring in your creation.  Be sure to check out what was brought in using last month's kit and vote.  Winner recieves a $10 store gift certificate.

Challenge points will begin the first of the year so make good habits and get those kits in on time!