“Will you do a workshop?” SURE!

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So, this whole return to stamping came from a different customer (than yesterday’s post) messaging me on Facebook.  “Will you do a workshop for me?”  Of course I will!   This workshop was held in late October.  She wanted to do a scrapbook page and a card.  The projected I created were pretty simple but time consuming.  I decided to cut most of the pieces for the ladies since I only had one set of the Pretty Pines Thinlets.  I also used the Large Numbers Thinlets too!

Well, this workshop started well, as it always does.  Then suddenly, it went downhill.  For some reason, the pine boughs wouldn’t cut right.  I even had wax paper with me just in case this would happen.  For some reason, that didn’t work out well either.   UGH!! Help me!  They got pretty impatient and just used the pine boughs that they were given.

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The second project, this adorable card below came right out of the Holiday Catalog.  I like to do that for one of the projects because it shows them that they can get inspiration from anywhere, especially the Holiday Catalog.  When I did the card, it took me 5 minutes to put the entire card together from start to finish!  At the workshop, yeah.. it took forever!!  I am pretty sure that I either broke my Big Shot or they did.  I haven’t had any problems cutting before or after!  Just there.  Maybe it was bad “juju.”

After recovering my complete embarrassment, with the help of some amazing German cakes, they then turned around and said, “So, would you be open to doing a scrapbook club?”  REALLY!  *perks up*  Of course I would!  We haven’t started the club yet, I am thinking after the holidays are all over!

List of supplies – Noel Scrapbook Page: (each link opens a new window)

List of supplies – Santa Card: (each link opens a new window)

September Scrap Class

This month, I focused on putting pockets/envelopes on scrapbook pages.  This page has a journal box hidden behind the main photograph.  While this page is a fall page, it expressed how I was feeling about my vacation this summer… THANKFUL!  It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed Maine especially!  What a beautiful place!

Creating a pocket is a breeze.  Just put Sticky Strip around 3 sides of a photo mat or photograph.  Slide a journal box behind it (I made the journal box about an inch smaller and an inch longer than the photo mat).  Done!  To make the cut corners on the journal box tag, I used the Hexagon punch.

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List of supplies (each link opens a new window):

Scrap Class

Every month, I try to hold a Scrap class or club.  With summer coming to a close, I am hoping to get back into doing a scrap club.  At any rate, in Scrap Class, I do three pages.  One two-page layout and one single page.  This is the single layout.

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Supplies used (you can click on any of the links to get more details about these items (like the price) and to purchase them.  Each link opens a new window so you don’t lose your place):

One thing to keep in mind, this month Stampin’ Up! is running a special on Designer Series Paper.  Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!  What a great time to stock up!!