Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spooky Banner Class!

UPDATE: I've rescheduled this class for Sunday, October 21st. Please join me!!

For the past few years I've taught a hugely popular class at a local craft store and we've made Christmas banners that say "Joy" on them. I call it the "Joy Banner Class". Everyone who sees the banners absolutely LOVES them and I get a lot of requests for that class. I'm going to do a series of seasonal banner classes and I'm SO excited about these classes! The first one will be in October and will be for Halloween. Thus the Spooky Banner Class title. Then we'll do the JOY banner in November. We'll take December off since it's always so crazy for everyone and pick back up in January with a LOVE banner for Valentine's Day. In March we'll do a spring banner (not sure yet what it's going to say - SPRING or some other "springy" word, lol!) and in May we'll do a USA banner for 4th of July. At the end, if you attend all 6 classes you'll have 6 beautiful banners to display in your home nearly year-round! Each banner will be designed a little differently, different sizes and shapes and, of course, colors. But best of all - they're completely customizable! From the papers I provide you'll get to choose your favorite and then you'll also get to choose coordinating accessories so every banner will be different and made exactly the way YOU want. The price is $20 for each banner, and if you attend 3 classes you get $5 off the third. And even better, if you bring a friend who hasn't stamped with us in the past year, you both get $5 off the class fee! So, do you want to see what the Spooky Banner looks like?

Space will be limited, so be sure to call or email me today to reserve your spot. The class is on Sunday, October 21st at 2 p.m. at my house. You can click the "Email Me" button just under my picture in the right hand column or you can RSVP by finding the event on the calendar on my demonstrator website.

If you can't live without a banner but can't make it to my class, I'll sell you a pre-cut kit with everything you need to assemble your banner at home for the same price. Just Ask!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fitting Occasion Floral District Birthday

I'm back to share another card from my Stamper's Club last month. I feel like every card I make lately uses the Floral District Designer Series Paper, but I love so many of the patterns in that paper! This one uses the fun Rose Red and Tangerine Tango floral pattern paper and another coordinating pattern in Rose Red. I added a few accents in Rose Red and Tangerine Tango from the stamp set along with some of the fabulous Silver Glimmer Paper. I can't get enough of that stuff! I think this would also be cute if you used the new 1-1/4" scalloped circle punch from the holiday mini for the silver piece. I may have to make another one to try that out. When I designed the card I didn't have that punch so we had to settle for a plain circle. boo. Anyway, hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Natural Butterflies

This is another card we made at my Stamper's Club meeting last month. I was surprised to realize when I finished this card that there is NO stamping on it. Still I love it. And I especially love the Natural Composition Specialty paper with the embossing on it. It lends such an elegance to any card. My Stamper's Club meets during the 2nd week of every month. Cost is $10 for the projects or FREE for club members and anyone who places an order of $30 or more. I'd love for you to join us!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Laundry Room Reveal

I was paging back through some of my old blog posts and was embarrassed to see that I posted pictures of my laundry room in the "before" state but never shared the "after" pictures. Here's a link back to the before post, but I warn you, it's not for the faint of heart. I do have to admit that these pictures were taken before the kids moved back in with all of their stuff, but at least you can see there is more room and places for them to PUT their stuff. But it's not always this clean. Promise. Anyway, hope you like it. I sure do!

My husband worked really hard on a lot of what we did - he moved all of the plumbing and electrical, the duct work for the dryer and drains and hook-ups for the washer, and the ceiling fan. He tore out the sub-floor and assembled and hung all of the cabinets. He also designed and installed all of the board and batten to my exacting specifications. *grin* I wanted enough hooks so that the boys can hang all of their jackets - winter, rain, windbreaker, sweatshirts, etc. - and their backpacks and swim bags so that there's no excuse for anything to be on the floor. My vision was that the top hooks would be for jackets and sweatshirts and the like and the bottom hooks would be for backpacks. So far it's about 50/50 on whether things get hung up, but I don't think it's because there isn't a place for everything. So they have no excuses.

I've included some links below to as many of the materials as I could find/remember. If you have questions, just shoot me a comment. And if you like the links, let me know that too, it's something new I'm trying and I can't wait to include the links on a crafty project. I love being able to click right over to the products if I'm curious about something I see. I hope you like that too.
We purchased all of the cabinets from IKEA. They're an engineering marvel. All of the drawers and cabinet doors have soft closure mechanisms and I want them on every drawer and cabinet in my entire home. They're awesome.
I tried to find the floor tile online, but I don't know the name of it. It's black or dark dark grey ceramic tile and I love how it turned out. Laying the floor tile is one of the few jobs we (Mike) didn't do.
I checked into matching the countertop to our kitchen but it was ridiculously expensive. Instead I was able to find a remnant that fit what we needed and was less than $500. Our kitchen has Quartz, but the laundry room counter is granite.

So, it's been finished for about 9 months and I absolutely love everything about it. I have more storage in the upper cabinets and drawers. I'm kind of a "A place for everything and everything in its place" person and this suits my OCD tendencies perfectly. Oh and the sink is *just* big enough to fit my dog, which was another requirement. Lol. He hates it in there now. Ha!

Well, thanks for stopping by and thanks to those of you who took time to leave me a comment. My club was this week and we made some super fun cards so I'll be back to share some crafty goodness soon.

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