Monday, February 10, 2014

March Club Kit - IVY LANE Layouts

Here are the layouts we'll be pre-ordering this month and creating at our March club parties:
"Blessed" Layout
"You Inspire Me" Layout

Both layouts were inspired by Mary's designs.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Stamp of the Month - Wild about Love

We have a super cute Stamp of the Month for February!
$17.95 or just $5. with a $50. purchase.  Click here to purchase.

Here's a card I created for our Gold Country crop:
And one we created at our team meeting at Mary's:

We used embossing folders to create texture on both of these cards - 
perfect timing for our FREE Embossing Folder Special this month!  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Retreat Make & Takes

Here are the Make & Takes I offered at our Gold Country Retreat:

Designed Decor Frame Welcome Sign

Here's a photo of the welcome sign I created for our first Gold Country Retreat:
I used all CTMH materials:
Designed Decor Colonial White Frame
Mini Clothespins
Paper pinwheels created with CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge
using various CTMH papers, mostly blues and greens
12x12 Chalkboard Sheet paper & Chalk Marker to write "Welcome"
Want to make your own?  Click here to order your supplies.

Gold Country Retreat!

Kirsten and I had our first GOLD COUNTRY RETREAT last weekend and it was a great time!  I really enjoyed spending time with friends, especially the ones I hadn't seen in a while.  We were thrilled with the response and success of this event.  Held in the spacious banquet facility of the Best Western Placerville Inn, each guest enjoyed their own 5 ft. table to craft on.  Many participants took advantage of our discounted guest room rates we offered for the event, spending the night and enjoying the free full breakfast at the hotel.  
One of the retreat goodie bag items was all the pieces to 
create a Valentine-inspired layout, "Love is in the Air:"
A country scene with plane flying an airborne banner.   The "string" pulling the banner is depicted using our Baker's Twine string stitched into the layout.  Creating even stitches is easy using our CTMH Stitch Guide and Foam Mat.

When we retired to our guest rooms on Saturday night, our crop room was visited by some familiar little guys.  They were waiting for all the croppers when they came in on Sunday morning. . . 
Minions!!  I love minions, they make me smile.  
We found this fun idea on Pinterest.  
They are made with Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies.  
Kirsten did an awesome job decorating them!

We will be offering more Gold Country Crops and Retreats -- announcing upcoming dates soon.  We hope YOU can join us next time!