Friday, October 19, 2012

Stylin' Snowfolk Class




What’s your style?
•    Traditional?
•    Whimsical?
•    Silly?
•    Funky?

If any of these are true, then you’ll have a blast creating cards and treats with the Stylin’ Snowfolk stamp set!

Have fun creating your snowman, snowwoman, and snow-kid masterpieces without even getting your fingers cold or your nose red!

Reserve your spot today and see how much creative fun you can have building snowfolk with ink!

DATE:  Sat. Nov 5
TIME:   10:30 AM
COST:    $40.00  Includes Stylin'Snowfolk Stamp Set Wood Block  (pmt in advance)
LOCATION: 400 Fenwick PL SW

Contact me at vjantz70@gmail.com to join the celebration!

Stylin’ Snowfolk Card Set

Snowmen are a timeless and whimsical expression of winter that are sure to bring smiles. Spread some joy when you send winter and Christmas cards, give a mini note with a gift or a plate of cookies, or a special bag of treats to co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family. You’ll have so much fun making these adorable snowmen and dressing them up with the many fun accessories in the Stylin’ Snowfolk stamp set. With funny faces and lots of glitter these cards are sure to dazzle!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stampin'101 Class

I am so excited, I had a class here at home and we just had more fun making cards and holiday treat stuff!  I know it isn't next week but I just had to share what we did.  I even got a booking for a workshop plus two interested in a product class I have scheduled in November!  Thank you Lord for that shot in the arm I so needed right now.

Here are the pictures of what we did.

 
The attendees could make 1 each of the treat items.  The So Grateful (Apothecary Art) card was made with More Mustard card base & sentiment, glossy white layer, Always Artichoke seam binding.  There is a funny story about the stamp set I used as I was telling everyone the stamp set was retired but that there was another newer one in the current catalog, which would work just as well, I just didn't have it.  Now mind you if you are familiar with our catalog you will see quite alot of French Foliage on this card which is in the catalog and not retired.  However, you will also see some of the retired set Autumn Splendor set.  I was looking for a particular item for one of my guests in my retired sets and low and behold I came across the French Foliage set.  Which was marked as a retired set.  Then I got to looking at the card and the stamps and realized at some point in time I had mixed the two stamp sets together.  Oh my goodness, I felt and still feel so silly!!!!  And the leaf stamps I truly love the most are in the French Foliage, alas minus the acorn. 
 
Now the Seasons Greetings (Snow Swirled) card is on a Whisper White base, Cherry Cobbler layer, with a second later of WW.  The stamps used are from the Everything Eleanor and the Tags Til Christmas.  I used Gumball Green, Soft Suede, and Versamark for the stamps and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on the ornament and Linen thread for the bow on the ornament.  This particular card was one we made at one of our Ladybug Swaps and Kim Schneider designed this lovely but easy to make card.
 
The treat bags were the highlight of the class.  The treat bags with pumpkin pie bakers twine glasine bags, and the preprinted tags stamped with the Googlie Ghouls Stamp set is a project kit you can find in our  current Holiday Mini on my website.  The ones with the CrumbCake bag topper and the long narrow bag holding the Candy Corn M&M's are also made with the Googlies Ghouls  and the Wicked Cool sets along with the labels collection framelits and the decorative label punch.  So much fun.  The little Christmas treats are made with the Stylin'Snowfolk set.  I will be offering a class in November with this same set with more treats and cards.  That will be on Saturday morning at 10:30 at my house on Nov. 3, so don't wait too long to register, I only have room for 8 more participants.  The stamp set is included in your class fee of $35, wood mounted.

Here are the close ups of the Googlie Ghouls and Stylin'Snowman, mint patties, treat holders.



Now aren't those googlie eyes the absolute cutest!?  You gotta check that kit out.

I hope to have more details on events within the next week.  I pray your past week has been fabulous, I know it has been here.  One of the best years in a long time for our annual International Balloon Fiesta!

Here's to another great week.

kt



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ladybug Ink Blog Hop



It is that time again.  You may have arrived here at my site via Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo's blog,  http://nicholesu.blogspot.com/.   Since the last time we got or Hop under way, we went on vacation.

That was a lot of fun and have lot's of photos to get posted andget started on scrapbooking more regularly.  We went to Disney World for a week and our daughter Kelly, from WI, along with our youngest grandson, Andrew, met us in Atlanta, totally unplanned, where we were waiting for our connecting flight to Orlando to be cleared for boarding.  All flights were delayed due to weather in the SE area of the US.  We were sitting there waiting for a boarding announcement and I looked up and saw this young boy standing a ways from me and my first thought, wow he looks a lot like Douglas, his older brother.  Suddenly, I realized no this would be Andrew!  I looked up and there stood Kelly smiling real big at the thought she had pulled off the surprise of all surprises on that trip!  It was a very nice surprise, needless to say!  To top it all off then we were boarded on a BIG airplane with 3 sections of seats.  Never been on a plane that big!

We spent a week there and it was sad to have to say goodbye to the two of them.  While we were there an old friend of Kelly's from her much younger days met up with us there and it was good catching up with Kevin.  It had been a lot of years since we had seen him. We stayed in new resort on property, Art of Animation.  The section we were in was the Cars section and everything was decorated so cool and all around the Cars theme.

Don and I also had the blessing of a couple we have known for many years just happened to be there at the same time, so we got an opportunity to spend some time with them catching up.  They have been serving churches in Texas and have recently retired and they have settled in TX.  Robert was Associate Pastor at our former church, St. Paul's UMC, here in Albuquerque.  We had become quite close to  Robert and Cynthia as they stood beside us thru some extremely tough family times.   At any rate Robert and Cynthia were there to give us lots of love, encouragement, and much prayer when we truly needed it.  Oh yeah and then there was the fire and we were homeless for awhile, but we managed to get thru all that as well!!!  Only thru the grace of God, a church family who wrapped us up in God's family love, families of Brenda and Nick's friends, and not to forget all my friends and co-workers at the phone company who all came alongside us to help get us back on our feet.  Don't know what we would have done without all that support.

Anyway I am now home and busy like crazy with Stampin'UP.  This month our theme is Halloween.  I made a couple of the cutest little treat items, you could call them party favors perhaps, but I am not sharing those.  They are for a class I am having on Saturday.  I did however, make a really cool Halloween card and I hope you all like it. 

I used Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Black Ink, Wicked Cool clear block stampset, linen thread, and a button.  It was such fun to make.

 

Hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop, now you will be off to Liz Kay's blog, www.kraftasticmrskay.blogspot.com.

Check back next week, and hopefully I will have some more pictures to share with you!

kt