Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Come join me in a FUN PROJECT @ CraftFancy!

Hey all!
Just took a peek at CraftFancy's blog and saw this...

So stinkin' excited to see a project I made on someone else's blog! LOL!! If you live in the Chicago (Arlington Hts, IL to be exact) and have some time, come play with us! I have two sessions scheduled for November and plan to have a couple at the beginning of December too.

November 22 (Sunday) 2:00pm - 4:00pm and
November 25 (Wednesday) 10:30pm - 12:30pm

We will be using mostly American Crafts' holiday line called MerryMint. I hope you can join us! Bring your basic tool kit and you'll need some extra wet adhesive, adhesive dots and foam adhesive too. If you don't have enough, no problem! The store will have them available for purchase :)

So call them (847-670-6065) and create something that you can use in the upcoming holidays!

Here's the info:
1818B North Arlington Hts Rd (SW corner of Arlington Hts Rd & Palatine Rd)
In the mall with CitiBank and Starbuck's as their neighbors!

See you there!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Holiday Hoopla @ Craft Fancy last Saturday...

OMGosh! SO much FUN!

Thought I'd stay for a couple of hours and catch up with my friends (Hi, Beth & Michele!!) who I don't get to see too often...ended up staying there six hours! PHEW! I'm tired from talking! LOL!!

The store had tons of goodies for the holidays so no excuse for anyone not to get something holiday done! The glitter papers from American Craft sold out QUICK...didn't get any :0( and a lot of the Spellbinder die templates were sold out BUT they can special order for you (lucky for me 'cuz again I didn't get any either). Morale of the story: SHOP FIRST, TALK LATER!!! LOL!!

Here are my friends "in action!"

From Top: Beth Pingry (Spellbinders' Guru); Michele Kovack (Crafty Secrets & JustRite Wonder Gal); Simone Collins (CraftFancy Guru), Carol Leung (CraftFancy owner)and Diane (the calming force of the group - she is helping in Simone's & Carole's pictures - thanks, Diane!!). project...Japanese craft show...don't ask how far I am ;0P

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Just wanted to express my gratitude to the men and women of the armed forces (and their families) who make the sacrifice to ensure our freedom in this country = THANK YOU!!!! Two simple words but there is a lot of meaning and emotion behind them so again, THANK YOU!!!

Speaking of gratitude, Scrapbook News & Review Magazine (SNR) has a blog. Today, they are featuring a beautiful gratitude box and how this will become a new family tradition for the blog author. I hope you have time to go and visit HERE. In addition, they are asking you to participate in a challenge...what is your FAMILY TRADITION? The winner will have the opportunity to have it featured on SNR's blog and who knows, it can be an inspiration to another family!

If you are out and about, please visit Frozen Memories (southeast corner of Army Trail Rd & Rt. 59 in Bartlett IL) is their last day of business. I am heartbroken but can totally understand the family's desire to close - too many (mostly happy) memories of our beloved Becky who passed away a little over a year ago. Thanks to hubby, Dom, and his family for sticking it out for the must've been difficult but it was a nice place to hang out with you all! Hugs to you all and hope that today will be a smooth one - I'll see you there later! xo

OK, everyone - have a great day and put up a flag for our veterans (here and overseas)!! xo

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

(Paper) Gingerbread House class @ Craft Fancy

Hey all!

Before my Japanese scrappers arrive, I thought I'd share my upcoming class :) My (Spring) tissue box holder class was such a hit that some of my students requested a gingerbread version! LOL!!

So by popular demand, I am offering two sessions this month and maybe a couple at the beginning of December...depending on supplies (and if the manufacturers get them in on time). Here are pictures...these were taken at home and I had added "candy dots" on each ends of the roof at the store so use your imagination! LOL!!

There! Hope this gives you an idea of the project! LOL!! There will be a lot of textures (glitter paper, Copic coloring, American Crafts Holiday papers, foam, Rock Candy Stickling and lots of icing). So much fun!! I was at Craft Fancy the other day to bring in the sample when a customer saw it. She signed up right away! All that work pays off (hours of creating and producing a class) when someone loves it enough to take the class - thanks, Tish!

Class info:
Sunday, November 22/2:00pm to 4:00pm/$30
Wednesday, November 25/10:30am to 12:30pm/$30
@ CraftFancy
1818B North Arlington Hts. Rd., Arlington Hts (847)670-6065
***Don't forget to bring lots of wet adhesive, foam tape and glue dots...if you are short of supplies, don't worry - we have some at the store :0)

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Featured Article on SNR!!

Sorry for not posting much but had SO MUCH on my plate with projects the last few weeks. Thank goodness things are slowing down...for now! LOL!!

Wanted to share a tutorial I did for Scrapbook News & Review Magazine on Technique Tuesday stamps for Halloween. I know that Halloween is over but had to share because I love my niece and she makes a cute witch :o)

Here's a sneak peek....for the rest you have to go HERE!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

For My Japanese scrapbookers - November Schedule


Hobby Lobby (Schaumburg支店・Barrington とSchaumburg Rd)がGolf Rd(ToysRUsのとなり)の方へ引越ししました。
More Than Memories(Roselle RdとGolf Rd・Schaumburg) Golf Rd.の Yu’s Restaurantの同じモールの中へ引越ししました。 Link:
Frozen Memories(Rt. 59 とArmy Trail Rd・Bartlett)は11月11日で閉店します。残念です。Link:



場所:Schaumburg IL(住所を私の方へEmailをしてください)


*11月のクラス&ワークショップ スケジュール

10日(月)  10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
クラス・ワークショップ代金:$5 + material
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

13日(金)  09:30AM-13:00PM (子供ずれOK)
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ ミツワCommunity Room
クラス・ワークショップ代金:$6 + material
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

22日(日)  13:00-15:00PM
Gingerbread House Tissue Holder @ Craft Fancy(Arlington Hts)
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット(特に液体のりとGlue Dot)*

25日(水)  10:30AM-12:30PM
Gingerbread House Tissue Holder @ Craft Fancy(Arlington Hts)
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット(特に液体のりとGlue Dot)*

30日(月)  10:00AM-13:00PM
スクラップブッキング & etc. @ シャンバーグ自宅
クラス・ワークショップ代金:$5 + material
持ち物: ベーシックツールキット*

*ベーシックツールキットは、12" paper trimmer; scissors, black pen/marker, pencil, eraser, ruler, exacto knife, and adhesive (dry=テープのり & wet=液体)です。無い方(例えばPaper Trimmer)は、私から借りて下さい。


Spellbinders Wizard Die Cut Machine (Company Blog): TaDa Creative Studios (Design Team member):
CraftFancy (Margie's classes):





Happy Scrapping!