Monday, February 22, 2016

Penelope layouts and class cards in Michigan


I've been a busy girl prepping for upcoming classes, kit of the months and retreats...

I thought I'd pop in and show you my designs for my March card/and layout classes.  Typically my club members choose to come to these classes to hit their monthly club order requirements, but non members and "kits by mail " are also options I offer.

My scrapbooking peeps are creating these fun layouts in March:

My card making group are creating these cards in March.  I always design 2-3 designs each month and they choose how many of each to create.  It gives them a chance to decide how many of each style they need to add to their stash and they just pay "by the card"... anywhere from $1-$2 per card.  These were each $1.25 this month.
I used the "Share the Love" stamp set on the left card - It is ONLY AVAILABLE through the end of February as a special fundraiser for Operation Smile- a great organization that travels with doctors, repairing facial deformities primarily in children.  $7 from each set sold will be donated. 
See the entire set by clicking here.
Hope you like my artwork- I'll be sharing more this week!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Grandfather layout

I had a request for a Grandfather page kit and this is what I came up with:

The photo is kind of crooked but the layout is all lined up evenly so it's just the photo looking like that.

I used a Cricut font (not from any cartridge... it was in design space)

I used two patterned papers - one from White Pines and one from I think it's Scholastic (an old retired school paper set)
New England Ivy and Chocolate cardstock
metal triangles
Journey Picture My Life cards that retired last summer.  I had used them on a camping project and had TONS left over...  like... 10 of each card.  Those PML cards had 3 each of the smaller cards so this layout was a good way to use them up.  I made my sample above and 9 kits to sell.

The metal triangles are currently on the clearance section of my website- or there are some still currently in our catalog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February card kit by mail SNEAK PEEK

This month's kits are being packaged and ready to ship tomorrow!

Here's a sneak peek ...
I've recently changed my kit set up and they are ALL pre-stamped now.  Before, I was offering both pre-stamped and "with stamps".  It made my life confusing trying to keep track of who ordered which and trying to put the right amount of each type together... stamp orders not arriving on time etc.

SO... they are all pre-stamped and this month went very smooth!

Each month I design 4 cards using the chosen stamp set and for February I used this set:
Selling only pre-stamped kits allows much more freedom so I also used these sets:
Floral Banner:
And I used this set: Hexagon Patterns
I used a LOT of watercolors and CTMH watercolor paper
Here is the sneak peek of all 4 cards:
The butterfly below is purple but you can't really tell in the photo.

This is one of my favorite card kits of the past few months. 
So... it's time to pre-order the March kit!
In March the focus stamp set will be:  Springtime Critters
Pre-order your card kit here:  (March kits ship approximately the first full week of March)

March. kit by mail

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Stamp of the mOnth- Balloon Animals

This month's fun stamp of the month set is GREAT for celebrations:  birthdays, carnivals, county fair pages etc... 

Our stamp of the month set sells for $17.95 but you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase!

Click here to go to my site for more details.