Thursday, March 24, 2011

A New Class!

After a crazy first half of the week, I am ready to get a card class posted here!  I am going to have a 4 card class, spring themed naturally! I am very excited about it, especially after spending the last three days visiting the DMV!!!  With this rainy day on top of it, I could really use some sunshine...even if it is in the form of a card!
I have some adorable stamps with little rain boots and umbrellas, beautiful flowers, really cute cupcakes, and more!  I should have these samples up by the weekend.  A date for the class will be decided by then as well!  I hope that you can make it.  There is going to be some fun techniques, and of course, there will be chocolate! I will be holding this one at my house...with only 6 spots available per class.  If there is interest, let me know if you want to hold a special class of your own at your home...or you can hold a special date at my house with a minimum of 4 people.
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(571) 643-3595

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Girl Scout Spring Card Workshop

I just finished these cards for a spring card workshop for a local girl scout troop!  I am really excited to hold this class for them.  If you have anyone who might be interested, send them my way!  These cards are fun and easy.  The class will take about one hour and the cost per person is only $8!
I will be posting a similar class (only slightly more advanced) for adults sometime this week!

Thanks to All!!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Organizing Your Ribbon!

I find organizing ribbon to be very difficult, so I thought I would share with you the ways that I have found to be the easiest to accomplish and best to use the ribbon you have.
First thing you need to know is...there is no reason to keep ribbon that is less than 3"   in length.  You can't tie a bow with less...and rarely can you tie a simple least not without going crazy in the process. So first step is...chuck those itty bitty pieces!
Second thing to do is organize by color. I find the best thing is the rainbow, ROY G BIV, red(this should include your pinks), orange, yellow, green(include teal), blue, indigo(dark blueish purple), and violet (this will include your lavender as well). Then blacks and grays, white, browns and tans, and finally metals (ie. gold, silver, bronze).
After you get all the colors separated, you just need to put them away!  Now I know that this is a really daunting task...but keep with me!  I use a simple strip of heavy white cardstock.  I cut this into 2"  x 12"   strips. I then simply wrap the ribbon around (careful not to do it too will get kinks in it). I use a small piece of scotch tape to secure the end.  Simple as that!  It did take me a few nights in front of the television...but I got it done!
Finally, I bought a few simple plastic jars from Michael's.  I used these for little strips between 3 or 4 inches in length.  I did 8 for each rainbow and a jar for black, white, browns, and metals.  I just keep up with this as best as I can, this way it doesn't get ahead of me. Then, I kept the ribbon strips in a decorated shoe box...but you could use a photo box. Photo boxes are inexpensive and already decorated. 
If you do like to buy ribbon on spools, I recommend using a few dowels mounted between two planks of wood. You can paint or decorate them to match your decor.  
This is what I figured out is the easiest way to organize all your ribbon.  Trust me...I have tried it all! I hope this makes life a little easier and more organized for you!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring Card Workshops

I am very excited to announce a private event addition to my calendar!  I will be holding a spring card workshop for a local girl scout troop.  We will be making 4 cards with a beautiful spring theme.  There will be ribbon, buttons, gems, and more!  
If you want to hold your very own spring card class....give me a call or send me an email.  I would love to come and bring a little spring into your life!  There is a special gift for the hostess when you have a class or home party.