Friday, June 24, 2011

My Girl Gift Bag Set - TaDa Creative Studios

I hope everyone had a chance to celebrate with Creating Keepsakes Magazine's FaceBook 40K Fan-Fare Party! Looks like some awesome prizes :0)

Today is my turn on the TaDa Creative Studio Blog! I am addicted to these mini sacks that I purchased from a craft store...heehee! So I altered one and created a tag to go with. Here's a sneak peek...

That's all I'm showing you - HA! For the rest of the project and the tutorial, you'll have to visit My Girl Gift Bag and Tag Set!

Tomorrow is my Grand Birthday Cards And Box class at Craft Fancy - WOOHOOO!! I think I have almost a full house so if you're interested, it's not too late! Or if you can't make it, purchase a kit and they will be more than happy to send it to you. Save shipping and pick it up at the store :0)

As always, THANK YOU for taking time to stop by!! xo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TaDa Updates!!

Just announced on TaDa Creative Studios Blog that they will participate in Creating Keepsakes FaceBook event tomorrow!! What event - CK's 40K Fan-Fare Party! They are celebrating their reaching over 40,000 fans - isn't that amazing?! WOW! Of course, there will be some giveaways - yes, TaDa will be participating in that department! LOL!!

To participate, you need to go to Creating Keepsakes FaceBook page for details, and then become a fan of TaDa Creative Studios FaceBook page. Easy Peasy!! Good luck~!

Another annoucement - CHA!!!!!!!!!

TaDa Creative Studios will be exhibiting their newest releases at the Summer 2011 Craft & Hobby Assoc. (CHA) trade show (BOOTH #1315) and we (the DT) are so excited to get our hands on them!!!!!!!! WOOHOO~! We have an idea of what it will be coming down the pipes BUT we haven't seen them yet.

So we will be just as excited as you will be starting on July 1st!! Mark your calendar to visit TaDa Creative Studios Blog - OK?!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Look What I Made!

OMGosh, so many new products at Craft Fancy when I visited on Saturday. Too many to list but visit the Craft Fancy Blog and they have a little run down of sneak peeks leading up to Saturday. This is what I made at their make'n take - mainly Memory Box (patterned papers, die and stamp)...

Butterfly Card by Memory Box/Marnie Bushmole

Carol (owner) hard at work! Congrats on your third year of business!!

Got to have cupcakes to celebrate! Hey, one's missing (COUGH it was yummy COUGH)!

Crafters hard at work but in good hands with Marnie & April!

Had a great time catching up with friends and making new ones :0) I also came home with a few things and a lighter wallet...heehee!!

Have a great Monday!! xo

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Craft Fancy!!

If you are in the Chicago area/Arlington Hts. this Saturday on the 18th (tomorrow!), I hope you come and join Craft Fancy's third birthday celebration!

I just got their newsletter and saw the blurb about my class on the 25th ~ WOOHOOO!! So excited to be teaching!! A little typo: the class starts at 11:00am to 1:00pm (not noon). So sign up soon :0)

Grand Birthday Cards and Box with Margie- June 2011
One of the cards we will be creating! (Photo Courtesy of Craft Fancy)

Will you be there - hope so! See you there!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

First ScraPerfect Post!!

Yeah! I've been waiting on pins and needles about my first ScraPerfect blog post. The theme is red, white, blue and GREEN! But not really the color green but to re-use some things around my, creative table. LOL!!

Challenge: to re-use what's on the table! Since I just created my Memorial Day card, I thought why not use the leftovers to create a thank you for an upcoming 4th of July gathering?! That's all the hints I'm giving you! You'll have to visit ScraPerfect's Blog!

Have a great day...we are having some fierce storms since last night and will continue till Saturday morning = YUK!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Class of 2011 (8th GR) graduate!!

SO proud that he graduated and completed his 8th grade year last night. Now off to high school!! A new phase in life as he gets closer to college - YIKES!!

It was a hot evening in that gym with only two commercial fans. Lucky that he listened and wore a short sleeved dress shirt - yeah, mom, you were right as he watched his classmates sweat in their long sleeves under those heavy musty gowns! LOL!! Ended with a wonderful dinner at our favorite Japanese restaurant - it was a good night!

Speaking of oldest son is on the high school varsity tennis team and his team captain was graduating. So I whipped up a card, slipped some $$ in the pocket and off to the graduation party! I really liked how it turned out since the recipient was a guy, it works...right? The colors are their high school colors - had to include in there some way.

Congratulations by Margie Higuchi
Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: Glitz; Stamp: JustRite Stampers; Ink: Tsukineko; Marker: atyou Spica; Dies: Spellbinders Paper Arts (S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, S4-126 Classic Squares LG, S5-028 Nested Pennants); Adhesive: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever)

Inside the card, I created a pocket to hold the graduation money with a little "celebrate" accent and on the other side, I cut/embossed a white square edged in black ink for Taka to write a little note...not pictured because he was still writing! LOL!!

For those of you who are celebrating a special graduate in your life - CONGRATULATIONS!! Many, many successes in your future!!!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Craft Fancy Class - JUNE 25th

For those of you who live in the Chicago area, I will be teaching a birthday card set in honor of Craft Fancy's birthday! Unfortunately I can only teach this class ONE TIME - JUNE 25th because of my family coming in from Japan this summer. BUT they will be offering this class online CONTACT CRAFT FANCY to purchase your kit!

Want to see what you'll be creating? It's all about Spellbinders™!!! It will include using some of the Grand Nestabilities® and the Grand Calibur™...thus the name GRAND BIRTHDAY CARDS AND BOX!!!!!

Grand Birthday Cards & Box Class
June 25th @ Craft Fancy (Arlington Hts, IL)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact Craft Fancy to reserve your spot - they are limited in numbers. Come join me and let me show you all the FUN things you can create with the Grand Nestabilities and the Grand Calibur!!!