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Monday, February 15, 2010

Topstitch Class - Coming March 13!!

I'm really looking forward to hosting the "Topstitch" Class at my home on Saturday, March 13, from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. This is one of my very favorite CTMH paper packets and I think you will love it too!! The base colors are baby pink, heavenly blue, chocolate and vineyard berry. The pinks and blues makes it perfect for female and/or male cards and scrapbook layouts.

For just $20.90 (plus tax & shipping) you will receive the following CTMH products:

  • Topstitch Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
  • Soft Suede Pinwheels - full pack ($5.95))
  • Clear Sparkles - half pack ($1.50)
  • extra embellishments including some buttons and ribbon ($0.50)
  • full use of my stamps, inks, adhesives and other tools
The following pictures show a sampling of the cards for which I will be providing instruction during the workshop (there is a total of six different designs)*

* I will be pre-cutting the papers for you so all you have to do is stamp and assemble

While I will be gearing my instruction toward cardmaking, you can certainly focus on scrapbooking if you wish. Either way, you will leave with ample supplies that will allow you to complete additional projects on your own time - cards and/or scrapbook layouts.

If you are interested and/or want to learn more, please e-mail me at or call me (703)927-2404.

DEADLINE to register for class is Sunday, February 28. Feel free to invite a friend along...just let me know if you are ordering for two. I look forward to seeing you in March!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What to do when you are snowbound?

Craft, craft, craft!! Here in northern Virginia, we've been out of school/work since last Friday. Normally, I would be feeling pretty stir crazy, but thanks to all of my paper and stamps, I've been keeping myself pretty busy! One project I've become quite smitten with is making scrapbook-inspired dry erase boards. I was first introduced to this idea back in December when I attended a holiday party hosted by fellow CTMH consultant, Barb Carrico. At the party, we had a gift exchange and I received the beatiful dry erase board pictured below, made by fellow CTMH consultant, Kelly Rizzo. As you can see, Kelly is very talented and I felt so fortunate to be the recipient of such a beatiful, handcrafted item! She used the CTMH Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet to make this board, along with a few different stamp sets and embellishments...
So, I decided to give it a try and the following four boards are the result of my efforts....

If you like any of these and would be interested in learning to make one, please e-mail me at or contact me at (703)927-2404 as I'm preparing a list for a future class. If you would like to purchase one for yourself or as a gift (makes a great teacher and/or mother's day gift), please visit my Etsy web-site where I'm selling them: Thanks!!