Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Busy Times Ahead.

Have you signed up for the upcoming classes yet?  Don't be disappointed as one customer was just recently.  She completely missed all the Christmas cardmaking classes due to the busyness of life.  Don't let that happen to you. 

We have another cardmaking class tomorrow, though of course that now is full.  We'll be making a Christmas card, a birthday card and two card fronts for your stash for those times when you get caught short.  Does that happen to you?  Funny isn't it how even though we know a birthday/anniversary falls on the same date every year, we suddenly realise the day before (if we're lucky) that this is the day! 

Next thursday (24th) we have our calendar class.  We've almost got all the samples complete now, just one more month to go and then cutting of kits.  The ladies will be completing 12 mini pages (6 x 6) that will have space for one to two photos per month as well as the monthly calendar.  These pages will be hanging from a frame that can stand on your desk, counter or shelf.  Then next year you can take it, replace the calendar with another small photo and put these pages into a 6 x 6 album.  A gift that can conceivably cover two years.  Great to give to a Mom/Grandma who really doesn't want anything.

Then the following thursday, (Dec 1st) we have a quickie gift class.  There we will be making gifts that you can give as hostess, co-worker or teacher gifts.  Linda sent me a photo of the one she was making darn cute!!!  There will be three in total, so not to be missed, make sure you call before the class is full.

Do you like to colour?  I hate it personally, but both Linda and my sister enjoy it.  I found these Mandella drawings that you can colour and have as a focal point on your card or even as a portion of your scrapbook page.  Head on over here where a very talented artist Thaneeya McArdle is sharing with anyone that wants to use her work for their personal use.

Did I tell you that I've been working on re-organising my craft room (hence not too much blogging)?  A year or two ago when Linda had her new kitchen put in, I inherited some of her old cabinets that she didn't want.  Though they gave me lots of storage, I never quite organised it, so I'm in the process now.  In doing that, I got rid of my old crafting desk and purchased a slab door for a desk.  I've hung it from the wall and the other end is on top of a small bookcase that we've had for years, making a long desk through the middle of the room from the window.   Works so much better because I can easily access the table from both sides.  It doesn't stop there though.  I've hung some other shelves on the wall for my scraps of cardstock.  I'll show you a photo of those, but you'll have to wait to see the complete revamp.  I want to paint everything to pull it together, but first have to paint the frames for the new windows we recently had installed. 
 I have 10 baskets in total, well actually 9 because the Dollar Store has no more white, so I'm hoping I'll be able to pick one up somewhere else.  The tags quickly show me what colour is in each basket.  I was inspired by paint chips to make the labels using my cardstock scraps in a badge holder.  They are  hung with elastic at the moment, but I'll change that to be the appropriate colour ribbon soon.  It has been really successful and looks quite neat too.


Last but not least, here's a look at the card I made for Linda's birthday last Monday.  Have another one to make for her husband's birthday on Friday.  Note I said another one to make.  It's not done yet!

Talk to you all later, if I don't see you in the store soon....


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for scrap storage! I love it! Thanks for sharing as always! Love reading your blog!