... just a few of the many things I MUST get done!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Date change

I have changed the date for October TECH to October 6 (a week early), so that I can travel with my mom and sister.  My Aunt Edith (who is also my God-mother) has recently moved to a new house, in a new town in Northwest Arkansas.  Both of her children, and their families also live in this town, and I've never been there.  My sister is taking vacation for the week so we can go up there!  NW Arkansas (and the Ozark Mtns) should be lovely in October!

I'm back from my Retreat ...

I spent the weekend at the Rockin' R Event Center, just north of Temple, with my friends from the Heart of Texas Scrapbook Club.  We had a GREAT time all weekend, and I actually got a lot of stuff done!  I might even have some to post soon!

We loved the Rockin' R so much that we want to go again.  My manager Paula Kay and I are Co-hosting a Retreat at the Rockin' R on Jan 7 - 9.  We will be a small group from the local area!  We would love to have you join us for a fun weekend.  Typically, a Rockin' R weekend is $199, but since all of the participants are our friends we want to be a not-for-profit weekend!  Your final cost will be discounted.  Contact poki for a figure.

If you think you might be interested - HINT:  Give it to yourself for Christmas! - please let  poki know as soon as possible.  We have to commit to a certain number by Wednesday, Sept 8.  After that, the seats we commit and pay for  are the only seats available to us, and everyone else will have to register with Rena at $199.

Check out the event center here Rockin' R  We hope you can join us!

Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm back from lunch, and working again!

Here are the cards for the August Christmas Card Club meeting:

One of my favorite Christmas stamps from TAC - Vintage Santa.  It is a vintage image that TAC has used with permission!  You might just see it other places (I saw it as a decorative graphic in a Christmas craft book last year!)

This is my favorite one - you know how I like lime green!  The pinwheel looks complicated, but it isn't, really.  You will want to duplicate this look on other projects, I'm sure!

Ornamental Joy has been around awhile.  I like it both matte finish ink (like this one) and also embossed - we've done that before (just can't remember when.  I guess I'm getting old or something)

I loved the sanding we did last month, so thought we would try it again, this time on a shape! (I just got the CB stars, so I HAD to use them!)

Remind me to show you the original TAC Black & white download that I used to create this background.  (I colorized it in Paint Shop Pro - photo editing software!).  You can't tell from the picture, but the ribbon is actually a BOW that you don't have to tie!!! Amazing!!!

I've been busy ...

Christmas Card Club is Wednesday - and I haven't scanned the cards yet!  I'll try to get that done tonight!  I stay BUSY all the time.  Most recently, I've been working on digital layouts ... and getting ready for the Heart of Texas Scrapbook club's End of Summer Retreat.  Planning my work list:
1.  Digital  (finish my Garden Calendar, and my Colors of Wild Calendar which will be Christmas presents when printed.
2. Practice coloring with Copic markers (I picked about 6 stamp sets to practice on!) and will be doing some sample coloring.  I'm taking my Prismacolor pencils too to practice
3. A few jewelry projects I've been putting off!  I want to make some interchangeable watch bands (I've packed supplies for at least 2 of them, and some other things too!)

It should be a busy weekend.  I leave on Thursday afternoon, and will be back on Sunday!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Yes, I'm still alive ...

In case you were wondering ... yes, I am still alive, just incredibly busy right now. 

We had TECH Squad on Wednesday - we made a cute little box purse using Mia's Cottage that is just the right size to store either your handmade A2 cards!  Or you could use if to hold all of the directions cards (also A2 size) which I make for you for our projects!  I had a full count on Wednesday night - 6 happy scrappers!  Currently, I don't have anyone taking advantage of the afternoon class.  I will continue to offer the class at 2:00 p.m., but I will not be disappointed if no one comes.

This afternoon I made 3 of the 5 cards for the Christmas Card Club on Wednesday, August 25.  There is still plenty of time to sign up.  Remember, there are 3 options for taking this class:

1.  Class $10 - your kit will be cut to size, and then you come to poki's house on Club Wednesday to stamp and construct your cards!

2. Kit $12 - your kit will be cut to size, pre-stamped (but not colored), and you construct your cards at your convenience.

3.  DOUBLE THE FUN - $18 - You receive a CLASS pack (#1) to construct at poki's house, and you also get a KIT pack (#2) to make at home! 

Take all 5 classes and you will have 25 cards by November 17.  DOUBLE THE FUN and you will have 50 cards made by November 17. WOW!

As soon as the last two samples are done I will post some pictures ... probably Monday since I have plans all weekend - with my family and Mike.

Hope to see you soon!  p