Saturday, June 30, 2012

July SOTM Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's SOTM - Live Out Loud S1207! If you've just arrived here from Georgia's Blog then you are on the correct path.

Standard size card (above) features the Superhero papers X7152B and white daisy die-cut cards and envelopes Z1473. Image was stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, then highlighted with an Outdoor Denim marker, and sponged with Moonstruck ink (embossing resist technique)!
 The next standard size card (above) features the Superhero papers X7152B again. Some images were stamped with Outdoor Denim ink and other parts were stamped with Versamark, heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, then highlighted with an Outdoor Denim marker, and sponged with Moonstruck ink
(embossing resist technique again)! is a view of all of the images in this stamp set full of fun phrases: 
Now you can continue on with our Blog Hop and be inspired by more creativity with this stamp set by visiting Angel's Blog next! Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

July Class Schedule!! (and a 2nd chance to do the Footloose 10-page Workshop!)

Please mark your calendars now so you can plan to join us at any of my upcoming events in July!

Friday, July 13th 
(9am-Noon) - Morning PLAYDATE
(6:30pm-8:30pm) - CARD CLASS
Saturday, July 14th 
(1pm-4pm): Afternoon PLAYDATE
(6:30pm-8:30pm) - CARD CLASS

Friday, July 20th
(9am-Noon) - Morning PLAYDATE
NOTICE the later start time than usual!!
(Something really important came up, so we will be starting one hour late).
Saturday, July 21st
(1pm-4pm): Afternoon PLAYDATE
 (6:30pm-8:30pm) - SCRAPBOOKING CLASS

As usual, I will have (NEW) 3 cards for $5 for you to choose from during my card classes 
and I will have a (NEW) layout for $10 featuring the Pemberley papers during my scrapbooking classes this month. I will post photos of the July Class artwork here on my blog on the Monday before the class, so please check my blog again then if you'd like to see exactly what we'll be creating!

During my "PLAYDATE" times you can work on anything you want to including any projects you've brought from home, current card/scrapbooking class projects, past "workshops" you haven't finished yet, or choose from my left-over past card class kits or scrapbooking class kits that you may have had to miss. This is also your 2nd chance to get in on the 10-page Footloose Scrapbooking Workshop (shown below). Supplies for this Workshop will need to be pre-ordered from me at least one week prior to any of the class dates you plan to attend so I can guarantee that they will arrive in time for you to please reserve your kit with me 
by July 7th or July14th!

Create all 10-12x12 pages shown above for just $42.11*!
(price already includes CA state tax and the cost of s/h for local participants)
*If you wish to hire me to pre-cut all of 
your papers for you ahead of time,
please add $5 to your total).
Here's a close-up view of some of the embellishing on one of the pages (above).
This workshop was designed by my fellow CTMH consultant friend Tresa Black of

Here is the list of supplies that I will need to
pre-order for each person that wants to participate:
X7151B Footloose paper packet ($9.95)
(2) X5900 White Daisy cardstock 6-packs ($2.95 each)
Z1372 Green Buttons and/OR Z1371 Blue Buttons ($5.95)**
Z1450 Cork Alphabet ($5.95)
Z1680 Dimensional Elements Stars ($3.25)
Z1336 Pearl Opaques Adhesive Gems ($2.95)
Z280 Natural Hemp ($2.25)

** Workshop attendees will be dividing up the buttons amongst us evenly
so you will get a variety of both colors to use on your pages during the workshop!
Online customers creating from home will need to order both sets of buttons OR invite a friend to join in on the workshop with you so you can split/share your buttons with them!
When you attend the workshop "in person" with me you will also have use of a few other supplies that will be necessary including Creme Brulee, Desert Sand, and Lagoon ink pads, sponge daubers, "line" stamps for journaling spots, liquid glass, glue dots, 3-d foam mounting tape, bonding memories glue, and prisma glitter and/or glitz glitter gel to add some sparkle! If you are creating these pages at home and you don't already have the additional supplies I've just listed, you may want to consider ordering these additional items listed for your use also. You will need to provide your own tape-runner adhesive to use (or purchase some from me during the workshop) as these pages may require as many as two or three tombow refills, if that's the adhesive you prefer to use.
Place your order online NOW in June so you can add some stamp sets to take advantage of the Stampaganza special sale going on now and your order will also count towards my "June Stampaganza Mystery Hostess Party" to earn you the chance to win more FREE CTMH products!! 
(see my previous post for full details and order here):
  Here are some photos of one of the layouts I've completed with my photos and journaling (local class attendees also have the option to create just this 
ONE 2-page layout only for $10 while my supplies last):
Full view of 12x12 layout (above)
12x12 left page (above)
12x12 right page (above)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Last week for Stampaganza online ordering!!


Throughout June 2012, we've been celebrating Stampaganza! Fabulous stamp images for your cards, scrapbook pages, banners, and more can be yours for FREE in June so this is the best time to stock up on any stamp sets you've been wanting!! For every two My Acrylix stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) that you purchase at full retail price, you'll receive a third stamp set of your choice absolutely FREE* (of equal or lesser value) 
- a savings of up to $29.95 per set! 

*Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase and available for free include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E-sized sets only. The following do not count as a qualifying purchase and are not available as a free set: customizable (K-size), Workshops on the Go™, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month sets. Offer valid June 1–30, 2012. Tax and shipping/handling may apply. 
The lowest priced set(s) in the entire order will be the free set(s).
This is already a great deal, but...
I am also offering an additional opportunity for you to
WIN the FREE products of your choice 
by ordering online today...or anytime before Noon on Saturday, June 30th!
Simply use the "Join" button on my website
to add your order to my "June Stampaganza Mystery Hostess Party"!
You will receive one entry into the drawing for every $25 worth of products you have added to your online order. I will then be able to give the hostess rewards to the person who wins the random drawing and they will get to choose another $25 worth of FREE products! If sales reach the $250 mark I will be able to give the winner $40 worth of FREE products. If the sales reach $350 or more, I may even draw the names of two or more winners to choose FREE just depends on how much hostess rewards have been earned...the higher the sales, the more I can give away!! (so tell your friends about this great opportunity too!) The winner(s) will be notified on Saturday afternoon, June 30th, so please make sure I have the correct phone number that you want me to use to contact you at that time in case you are a winner!!
Now...let the Stampaganza shopping begin!!
(and don't forget to check out the "while supplies last" shopping section 
for additional deeply discounted retired products to save even more!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Big changes ahead!! (next classes will be in July!)

June has turned out to be a much busier time for me and my family than I had anticipated! I was so looking forward to enjoying the lazy days of summer at home with my husband and all the kids. I was expecting to have more creative play time in my craft room in the coming weeks, BUT instead of that...I have chosen to take on something new and very different this summer. I am excited to announce that after 16 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I am taking on a new part-time job as the General Manager and Secretary of the Barstow Heights Community Services District! I will now be working away from my home 3 days a week for 3.5 hours a day (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30am to Noon). My first day of work was yesterday, June 12th!
Today will be my 2nd day of work!

I am very excited about this new adventure and much-needed opportunity to help contribute more to our family income. This really is the perfect job for me and my family because starting in August, my boss will allow me to work just during the hours that all five of my kids will be in school and I can still be home for them on evenings and weekends. It's going to mean that I will have to be a bit more organized with my routines at home (staying on top of the laundry workload especially, since that is already a huge challenge for me), but I am ready for and up to the challenge! Jose will be home all summer to care for the kids and the house also,
so the timing of all of this just couldn't be more perfect!

In addition to this new big thing in my life, we are also busy getting ready for the annual Sluder Family Reunion in Utah that is coming up in June as well. I've decided that because it is such a busy time right now and I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed still, I just won't be ready to teach any more card classes or scrapbooking classes during June.

I will however look forward to continuing my usual class schedule in July. I will also be adding some extra weekday afternoon play dates during July and August as well for those who like me, are wanting some extra creative play time amongst friends this Summer!
My next Card Classes will be July 13 and 14 and Scrapbooking Classes will be July 20 and 21. More details about all of my upcoming classes and play dates will be coming soon!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Last day of school Teacher Cards and Gifts!!

Today is the last day of school for my 6th grader (Isabelle) and my 3rd grader (Wendy)! We were so blessed to have such excellent teachers again this past year. Isabelle actually had two teachers (Ms. Korsak and Miss J Nelson) and Wendy had just one (Mrs. R Nelson) for a total of three gifts to these are the gifts we came up with for them:
They are getting Scentsy Layers Body Butter and Hand Cream (smells so yummy)!
Here are all three gifts together!
 ...and finally a close-up view of the card we made for them! 
Emily had her last day of school yesterday. She played her piccolo with the band at graduation last night and she is so excited to now be officially a "Junior" in high school! My 7th grader (Jose Jr.) is playing his saxophone with the band today at the 8th grade graduation at the Junior High (can't believe he'll be an 8th grader promoting next year)! Juan Steven is enjoying a special play day at the park with his pre-school class today complete with a bounce house and train rides - he was so excited for that! Juan Steven (age 4) still has a few more weeks of pre-school left to attend before we will ALL be home together for the summer! I just LOVE this time of year!! :)