Thursday, March 23, 2017

Background Stamping with the April Stamp of the Month!


Today I'm "So Happy" to share these two standard-size cards that I created for the weekly Heart 2 Heart Blog Challenge! The challenge this week was to create something using background stamping (also, sometimes known as random stamping),
and this was my final result!

I used the upcoming April Stamp of the Month, Flock Together (S1704) from Close to my Heart, to stamp these fun rainbow backgrounds (above). The ink colors I used (in order from bottom to top) are Pansy, Pacifica, Willow, Lemon, Goldrush, and Cranberry. I simply started at the bottom of each piece of 4" x 5.25" white daisy cardstock and stamped the trio of hearts close together from left to right, then started each new row with a new color (and there's not much that's "random" about that, lol). It really is amazing what can be done with just one little stamp! I hope you're inspired by my cards and will have fun doing some background stamping of your own!

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Big March 18th Workshop - final details!!

The big day is finally almost here!!

"Triple Treat" Creative Day Retreat!
(a multi-consultant event we will host 3 times a year!)

Saturday, March 18th, 2017
(10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
at Rosita’s Restaurant (in Barstow, CA)

Each guest should plan to PLEASE BRING
your own basic tool kit that includes:
Tape-runner adhesive (and refills)
Mini glue dots and/or glue dots
3d foam tape
Liquid glass or a fine-tip glue pen
Micro-tipped scissors* 
(*very important!! Don't forget these
so you don't have to share/wait on others!)

We also recommend you bring a light sweater
(in case the room is cool) and your camera 
(of course!) to take lots of photos 
with your old and new creative friends!
(we're expecting approximately 25 guests!!)

We will have plenty of adhesives and other 
CTMH products available for purchase at the event,
so remember to bring your checkbook, cash, or your
debit/credit card if you plan to shop.

Rosita's will also have the bar and kitchen open to us, 
so you can purchase your own drinks if you want to 
(I've heard that they have amazing margarita's!) 
or even order a full meal if you're really hungry.

Buffet-style appetizers will be served 
and unlimited refills of ice water and ice tea
will also be available for all paid guests!

Photos of all the layouts and cards we're making are shown
below and I am also including a list of the suggested photo
sizes here in case you want to bring your photos to finish up
your pages completely on this day. You also have the option add
your photos at home later if you'd prefer...it's totally up to you.

Layout #1
1-5x7” tall photo
2-4x6” wide photos

Layout #2
4-4x6” tall photos

Layout #3
1-4x6” tall photo
1-4x6” wide photo
2-4x5” tall photos
1-3x4” tall photo

Layout #4
1-4x4” photo
4-4x6” wide photos
1-3x4” tall photo

I'm so looking forward to seeing all of our
guests on Saturday morning at 10am!! 
If you need to be late, that's okay too, as we'll have up to 
6 full hours to snack, socialize, and create the day away!!

...and don't forget about the random door prize
drawings we'll be doing throughout the day also!!
(one prize will be given away every hour!)
I can't wait to see all of you very soon!!

Jen Rubio
760-220-0683







 Lastly, if you're really disappointed that you had to miss this event and are interested in making these cards and 12x12 pages, please let me know!! I'm still able to order and prepare more of these kits for anyone who'd like to make everything seen here, either during any of my regularly scheduled CREATE DATES at my home during April, OR... for any of my online/non-local customers,
I'm happy to begin mailing "Kits-to-Go" starting April 1st!!
Please contact me now to ask about my special pricing.