Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy Birthday Braelyn!!

One of the funnest things for me is to be asked to teach at birthday parties. This last Tuesday night I joined Braelyn and her family and friends at The Scrappin' Pad to celebrate her birthday. Including the birthday girl there was a total of 6 girls and they each completed 2 projects. The first was an altered notebook and then an acrylic hanging picture frame. They had tons of fun and they all did a great job.

Here's a picture of me helping Braelyn finish up the edges of her notebook:

Thank you Braelyn for allowing me to partake in your birthday celebrations! I heard a few of her friends talking about coming back to The Scrappin'Pad with me for their birthday party too. I look forward to seeing you girls again!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back to School

Wow, it's hard to believe but it's back to school time already. Brian, our oldest, starts back next Thursday...August 7th! That's insane! Seth has yet another week, not starting until the 14th.

With August being full of all the back to school tasks I thought we should do a class on it. So, on August 19 at The Scrappin' Pad we'll create 4 layouts and a card with the new Scenic Route Appleton kit. I LOVE the colors and the patterns. Reds, blues, greens...all colors I think of when I think of school. The kit we'll be using is chock full of double-sided paper, chipboard embellishments, alpha stickers and die cuts and much more. With all the embellishment choices, this kit is perfect for kids of all ages...and even the teachers too!

Here's one of the layouts for the class:

This layout is of my son, Seth, and his 2nd grade teacher. It was taken on the last day of school last year. The chipboard square in the upper right hand corner reads "last day of school" and I completed the page title with the "my teacher" chipboard tile and a mix of the alpha stickers and die cuts. I even added the date and Ms. Williams 2nd Grade in my own handwriting. I finished off the page with my Stampin' Up spiral punch. Stay tuned to see what else we'll be creating in next month's class.

Thanks for stoppin' by! Katie

Saturday, July 26, 2008

My first video tutorial!

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today, I have my very first video tutorial for your viewing pleasure. The following video will show you how to use the Quickutz 12" Border dies in a Cuttlebug machine.
Please excuse the background noise and the camera movement. My DH was trying to corral my two toddlers in the other room while my 8 year old shot the video with my cell phone! LOL!

If you watch the video, please take a moment to leave me a comment with your thoughts, comments, etc. Thanks, Katie

Supplies: Patterned paper: Daisy D's; Die machine: Cuttlebug; Dies: Quickutz Scallop Border die (CC-BDR-009)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Making Memories Slice

Okay, have you seen the Making Memories Slice yet? This little electronic die cut machine is soooo cool. I think by now everyone knows that MM is one of my top favorite manufacturers. I love the colors and textures they use, the shaped papers, all the coordinating 3-d embellishments.....So I was thrilled when I heard they came out with their own machine. Now, I'll be able to cut that classic MM artisan shape I LOVE so much out of anything. I will be able to make my own layered 3-d embellishments and to top them off I can add glitter, flock, foil, or whatever my little scrappy heart fancies at the time. You can read all about the Slice here.

The Slice will begin shipping on August 8. I will be hosting a Slice release party at The Scrappin' Pad in Tahlequah, OK. At this party I will show you how the fabulous Slice works and each attendee will complete multiple projects using the Animal Crackers and Noteworthy Slice design cards. Since we are not yet sure how far up on the shipment list we are, I'm holding off on scheduling a date. So, stay tuned here for more information.

If you'd like to pre-order a Slice you can go here. Be sure to tell 'em Katie sent ya. Mr. and Mrs. Doss are dear friends of mine and they have MANY of those cool gadgets on the way to their store. (Disclaimer: I receive no payment of any sort for my endorsements. I simply LOVE MM products and happen to know that Scrap-Mart can get 'em for ya. I'm just a craft lover sharing my info.)

Thanks for stoppin' by. I will be back later this week with sneak peeks of the upcoming Back to School layouts. Katie