Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Getting Ready for a Big Make n Take

I am so excited! I'm finally going to go and see Jessie, whom I've known for about 7 years now, but have never had the pleasure of meeting face to face! Jessie has quite the life story to tell and with her permission, I'll share it with you in a couple of weeks!  Hers is a story of courage and perseverance and of her parent's strong faith in the future!

I'll be going down to Glascow, Kentucky the week after Mother's Day and spending Thursday, Friday and part of Saturday with her.  Hubby, will be home grading exams and final term papers.I was thrilled when Jessie asked me if I would teach a class at her local LSS.  However, since I didn't have a budget, nor a number of participants, I decided to teach everyone the one sheet minibook technique that my friend Janie taught me when I was down in Florida in February!.  

The Kitty book is the first one I did when I was at Janie's house in February. I'll be using it as a sample for people to look at. Feel free to click on the pictures to see a full sized versions.

I made the wedding brag book this afternoon as a special gift for Jessie, who is going to be a bridesmaid at a wedding in a few weeks.  She told me that the colors were Black and white with some yellow.  I sure hope that you will like it Jessie!

The participants will be expected to get their own supplies and bring them to the class.  That way they can make any theme book they want!  It should be a blast!  Here is what I used:

- 2 pieces of 3.25x 3.15 cardboard.
- 2 different pattern papers, one double sided for the inside of the book and a different but complementary patterned paper used for the fromt and back covers and to embelish the inside.

- 3 pieces of 8.5 x 11 in cardstock, one each of black, white and yellow. (also used to make the tags for the 3 pockets in the book.

- 24 inches of yellow ribbon (1/2 inch width or smaller)

- 12 inches of black ribbon (1/2 inch width or smaller)

- Double sided strong permanent adhesive or some  fast and clear drying liquid glue, like

- Embellishments, lots of embelishments to suit your theme.

The mini book cover is 3.25  x 3.25 and the inner pages are 3x3.

I sure hope that Jessie and her friends enjoy making their own mini books!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

May Blog Giveaway!

Do you own a Cricut? If you do, you'll love my May giveaway! May is one of my favorite months of the year. I thought of giving a way a Mother's Day cartridge, but it's a little late for you to make good use of it! Then inspiration struck! I want to help everyone celebrate "Independence Day". You'll have time to use it to create invites or posters or I guess if you don't own a Cricut or have this cartridge already, you can give it away or even resell it on Ebay!

Don't Celebrate US Independence Day?  Not a problem, there is a wagon, a bike, a firetruck that you can use and if you ever visit Washington, DC, or Philadelphia, you can use the buildings or the Liberty Bell!
If you look at the images with different colours in mind, I am sure that you'll also come up with other ways to use the rocket, banner etc!

Eligibility Requirement:

- If you aren't already, become a follower
- Post a link on your blog/Facebook/Twitter
- Leave a comment with a link back to your post.

Having done that, there will be other opportunities to earn more entries into the draw during the month through challenges, contests etc! Let's have lots of fun this month!