Showing posts from June, 2011

Christmas In July Class

Beat the stress of the Christmas season by getting your gift card holders, gift tags and bags done now! On Monday July 25th join me for some Christmas music, Christmas candy and get a head start on your Christmas projects. You will be all ready to put your gift cards and gifts under the tree or in the mail.

Here are the gift card holders you will be making:

The gift tags will use die cuts, heat embossing and stamping:

These gift bags are perfect for gift certificates, candy or small gifts for teachers, neighbors, etc.

One more gift bag will be created!

Mark your calendars for July 25th from 6-9pm. The cost is $15 and all supplies are provided. Must pre-register by July 15th. Contact me at

Gift Bag and Card Pack

Seth bought me the Spring Holiday Card Cartridge for my Cricut a month or two ago and I finally opened it today! It had some super cute cards, bags and boxes on it so I decided to use one of them to make a small box for a card pack for a birthday gift.

I used the Spring Holiday Card cartridge for the bag, the umbrella is from Life is a Beach and the sun is from H2O.

The cards are from scraps in my stash!

This is going to be a birthday gift for a good friend this week. 
I was hoping to work on my own scrapbook this week, but we decided to head to Portland in a couple of weeks so I need to get 2 rag quilts done for my niece and nephew!

Card Workshop

Whether you are an experienced card maker or are a true beginner and don't even know what a glue dot is, this class is for you! In three hours I walk you through making 10 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to send to your friends and family or use the set as a gift.

I have redesigned my cards for my card classes for the next month or two, so here is a sneak peak at 8 of them.

For $15 you will walk away with these 8 beautiful cards and 2 surprise cards. I provide all supplies.

My next class is Monday June 27th from 6-9pm. Location to be determined based on number of participants.  Please e-mail me if you are interested or register directly on my blog through paypal.

Digital Scrapbooking-Close to My Heart Style

Either you are like me and are so far behind in scrapbooking that doing some of your layout's in digital helps you progress quicker or you are not into playing with paper, but want the beautiful look of scrapbooking with out having all the "stuff". Studio J from Close to My Heart is for you then.

There is nothing to download to your computer and you can either pay per layout or become a member and for $99 a year you get complete access to dozens of kits and half price printing on layouts. I am an annual member and enjoying getting layouts done so quickly. All you do is upload your pictures, pick a paper kit (complete with embellishments), pick a design and you are done. You can of course customize by lightening, distressing or overlaying any items. You can add ribbons, buttons, tags, titles, sayings, etc to your layout also.

Best of all, this month you can try it for free. You can log on to: Studio J, create a layout and download it to your computer to share with frien…

Mini Card Class-June 22

Join me Wednesday June 22nd from 6:00-8:30 to make these 15 fabulous mini cards. Each card is 3x3 and comes with envelopes. These are perfect to go with a thank you bottle of wine, attach to a gift bag or send a quick thank you note.

The cost is $8 and all you need to bring is your adhesive. Please e-mail me at to register.

I hope to have the cards for the June 27th card class posted in the next few days.

Random Cards of Kindness

For those who have followed my blog for awhile, well since January when I started it, you know that one of my New Year's Resolutions was to strengthen my friendships with more personal touches. Unfortunately in the day of e-mail and Facebook, remembering to send a birthday card, thank you card or just because hard gets lost.  I believe I have successfully hit all my friend's birthdays (for those who I socialize with regularly and have mailing addresses for) so far with handmade birthday cards (if I forgot you it is not because I don't care about you, it is just I was not organized enough this year but promise to do better next year). However, I have not been as good at sending out just because cards. I believe in the last 5 months I have sent out exactly one! That is about to change though.

Today is June 3rd and every week now for the next 3 months I am going to send a card out to someone either just because, get well, thinking of you, thanks for being a good friend, etc.…

Birthday Cards

One of my New Year's Resolution's was to send birthday cards in the mail to my friends.  I have sent many birthday cards the last five months and have gotten quite a few thank yous and it was so nice to get personal mail comments.

I have spent today making more birthday cards for the month of June and wanted to share some of the one's I have sent over the past five months. I hope you can use them as inspiration to send birthday cards to your friends and family.