For the One you Love…

Please join us next Thursday morning for a fun Valentine’s card making class.

We’ll be using the January Valentines Stamp of the Month as well as the French stampset, Jardin to create 5 beautiful works of art as well as a delicious tin of wrapped chocolates. These are not your typical card-class cards. Rather, each is a true work of art showcasing advanced cardmaking techniques such as: paper piecing, heat embossing and triple layering. The pictures below don’t really do them justice. (I’ve got to use a better camera to take these…..)

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We’ll meet on Thursday morning, February 7th, for some tea and coffee, and chocolate of course! …while we create these elegant monogram cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by Monday, February 4rth so that I may prepare your materials in time.

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday February 7th at 9am
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $15 for 5 cards with envelopes envelopes, plus a decorated Valentine’s tin of chocolates

RSVP: 703-790-3497

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $15.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $20.00 – mailed to you first class

Out with the Old and in with the New!

That’s supposed to be a New Year’s sentiment, but it’s just as applicable at the end of January when the Fall/Winter Idea Book is retiring and the new Spring/Summer Idea is being launched.

The cover of the new Idea Book above feature the beautiful new Chantilly paper packs.

Here’s a quick sneak peak at the other new papers, starting with the Buzz and Bumble paper pack:

Chantilly Paper pack

Claire paper pack

For Always paper pack

Surf’s Up! paper pack

Tommy paper pack

Later Sk8tr paper pack

Many, many more exciting new accessories, home decor items, fabric, and fun stamp sets are in the new Idea Book too!  You can stop by to pick up your copy of the new Idea Book anytime on or after February 1st and if you come to any of my workshops, you may pick up your free copy there.

And now, the important party…..  the list of retiring items. These items are only available through January 31st so if you see anything on this list you meant to get, but hadn’t gotten around to yet, now’s the time to place an order on my website.

Retiring Items:

Item # Item Description Page # Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads 127
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads 127
Z1361 Brads Red Assortment 127
Z1362 Brads Pink Assortment 127
Z1364 Brads Green Assortment 127
Z1365 Brads Basic Assortment 127
Z1387 Wooden Designer Buttons 125
Z1391 Buttons Clear Assortment 125
Z1395 Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet) 130
Z1465 Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers 130
Z1681 Dimensional Elements  Numbers 131
Z1761 Dimensional Elements Ornaments 131
Z1762 Dimensional Elements Snowflakes 131
Z1765 Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes 130
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes 68
X7148C My Stickease® Pemberley Assortment 68
X7150C My Stickease® Victory Assortment 69
X7160C Flirty Complements Dimensional Elements 50
X7161C Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements 56
X7162C Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons 62
Z1464 Milepost Shapes 128
Z1466 Bling Assortment 128
Z1695 Urban Felt Alphabet 130
Z1696 Keepsake Felt Alphabet 130
Z1709 Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers 129
Z1460 Foundry® Ribbon Slides 126
Z1711 Foundry® Binder Clips 126
Z1712 Foundry® Number Plates 126
Z1461 Décor Journaling Spots 129
Z1687 Bohemian Assortment 128
Z1689 Timeless Charms 128
Z1692 Tough Tags 128
Z1694 Bouquet Assortment 128
Z1741 Haunted Assortment 128
Z1749 Autumn Lane Assortment 128
Z1763 Boutique Assortment 128
Z1772 Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday 128
Z1393 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 126
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection 124
Z1385 Designer Ribbon Blue Collection 124
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red Collection 124
Z1616 Designer Ribbon Green Collection 124
Z1388 Newsprint Rub-Ons 130
Z1700 Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1733 Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1742 Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1407 6″ x 6″ Olive Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1408 6″ x 6″ Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album 122
Z1054 My Creations® Display Album 132
Z1378 My Creations® Banner 132
Z1614 My Creations® Memory Game 132
Z1352 4 1/2″ Colonial White Circle Cards 123
Z1353 4 1/2″ White Daisy Circle Cards 123
Z1731 My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit 123
X7148B My Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet 68
X7150B My Reflections® Victory Paper Packet 69
X7153B My Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet 69
X7158B La Belle Vie Paper Packet 38
X7160B Flirty Paper Packet 50
X7161B Moonlight Paper Packet 56
X7162B Pear & Partridge Paper Packet 62
G1041 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit 22
G1043 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit 66
G1040 Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit 14
G1042 Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit 23
G1044 Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit 67
G1045 Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit 21
G1046 Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit 29
G1047 Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit 35
G1048 Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 41
G1049 Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit 47
G1050 Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit 53
G1051 Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit 59
G1052 Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit 65
A1104 A Tweet 90
A1111 A Tulip 68
A1116 A Melody 94
A1122 Bravo 92
A1128 Quick Cards—Shell 80
A1129 A Rainbow 85
B1365 Spring Up 71
B1369 Rosy Regards 67
B1374 Bee Happy 83
B1397 He Is Risen 74
B1402 My Peeps 72
C1439 Enjoy Life 95
C1440 Take a Picture 93
C1442 Tailor-Made 94
C1450 Eclectic Edges 99
C1452 Delight 71
C1455 Aspire 96
C1456 Heartfelt Treasures 68
C1457 Happy Camper 84
C1458 Paper Lantern 90
C1473 Remarkable Wreath 70
C1474 10 Things 105
C1485 Super Powers 47
C1498 Country Life 82
C1499 Perfect Day 80
D1195 The Works Alphabet 117
D1222 Tiny Typewriter Alphabet 117
D1296 Chocolate Alphabet Small 114
D1301 Hodge Podge Alphabet 114
D1303 Classmate Alphabet 114
D1462 Splendid Day 77
D1464 Card Chatter—Love 106
D1467 Trees & Things 76
D1472 Simple Memories 66
D1478 Bingo Alphabet 113
D1505 Roar! 89
D1508 Diverse Backgrounds 102
D1509 Magic Adventures 78
D1511 Kick Back 81
E1013 Field Trip Alphabet 114

Avonlea Pages

Here they are…  the complete set of Avonlea pages we’ll be making at this month’s workshop:


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If you’d like to join us in creating these pages, there are still spots open in the Workshop.  See my previous post for info on signing up. Hope to see you there!

Winter Wonderland

Happy New Years!  I hope that wherever you were for the holidays, you got to enjoy a white Christmas. We enjoyed 2 brief snowfalls here and even built a snowman on the back deck before it turned to rain and all washed away….  Hopefully that was just a preview of the snowy winter yet to come. Some of my favorite pictures were taken in the hush of a new snowfall, when all the outdoors is draped in new, glistening snow. It seems almost magical.

While I’m waiting for this year’s snowfall, I’ve designed 9 pages out of the wintry Avonlea paper pack, complete with silver glitter ribbon and satin polka dot ribbon in gorgeous slate and teal and green. Here are 4 of the nine pages, more to come in a few days:

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So….. this month’s scrapbooking workshop includes the Avonlea pages shown above, plus 5 more.   Cost for the workshop is $27. The Avonlea paperpack, Avonlea Canvas Complements, Glittery Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, sparkles and pearls and metal cameo and key charms can all be part of the January order for  Scrapbook Club Members. If you’re not already a member, ask me how to join and earn free Hostess Rewards!

Workshop size is limited to the first 8 participants so sign up early to reserve your spot!

When: Sunday, January 20th
Time: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $27, includes the Avonlea paper pack and all embellishments

What to Bring: Paper cutter and adhesive
RSVP: 703-790-3497   or

Please reserve your spot by  January 5th
{so I can order the Avonlea paper pack and Embellishments}

If you are unable to attend on January 20th, you may order your complete “kit” to complete the pages above at home and pick it up in person or have it mailed to you.

(NOTE: the scheduled date/time may need to change, pending release of the Aerials gymnastics meet schedule for that weekend….)

Ring in the New Year with Class!

January’s cardmaking workshop features monogram cards with lined envelopes and their own storage case:

We’ll make 3 each of the four designs shown below:



The best part is that you get to keep the monogram stamp with your initial on it for use in making more monogram stationary and other items in the future.

Due to the need to pre-order the specific monograms for each person, please respond with the monogram initial you’d like at least 14 days before the workshop.

We’ll meet on Thursday morning, January 17th, for some tea and coffee, cake and cookies and fellowship while we create these elegant monogram cards to send out to your friends and family.

Workshop is limited to 8 participants. RSVP by Friday, January 4rth to guarantee delivery of your monogram initial in time.

♥   Come join us!

When: Thursday January 17th at 9am
Where: 1832 Birch Rd, McLean VA 22101
Cost: $20 for 12 cards with lined envelopes, plus a beautiful box to store them in, and you get to keep your monogram stamp.

RSVP: 703-790-3497

You can purchase this kit to work on at home.  Everything will be pre-cut, necessary pieces will be stamped, and all accessories included.  I will provide you with a photocopy of the cards so that you can create them at home.  The prices are as follows:

  • $20.00 – you need to pick them up
  • $23.00 – mailed to you first class

How to contact me:


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