Wednesday, March 25, 2009

More Sneaky-Peeky Pics...

Who wants more sneaky-peeky pics of upcoming GASC classes?
Well, I hope someone does! ;)

Here's some more GASC love...

My 2 most popular classes last year...ones that I got emails about months later were Cosmo Cricket and Jenni Bowlin. And I sooooo excited to be offering classes with them again this year! WOO HOOOOOOO!!! :)

* Jenni Bowlin
Vintage Hip class

The Thursday class for this one is already sold out, and the Friday and Saturday sessions are filling up *fast!* so if you want to be in this one...go now! I'll wait for you to come back....

doo doo doo doo doo doo
(that's my Jeopardy music! LOL)

Anyways, Jenni Bowlin goodies are one of my absolute faves in the industry. Nobody does vintage like Jenni. So starting with a base of *tons* of new goodies, I couldn't help but create the cutest stinkin' album evah! LOL :) This vintage looking gem has it all--glitter, bingo cards, journaling cards, pearl flowers, rhinestone buttons, a whole mini paper pack, felt, rubons, chipboard buttons, lace, and alpha stickers! Dude!!! That's like a scrap store extravaganza in a the class! You know me...I've got all kinda of tips and tricks to make the most of your supplies, have fun, and add a little "you" to your album! :)

Here's a pic...

* Cosmo Cricket
Girl Friday Galore class

Everyonce in a while, a line comes along that makes me squeal like a little girl. I'll admit's not my usual M.O. but sometimes I just can't help it. Girl Friday is that line. Girly colors that aren't too girly-sweet for me. ;) Plus, vintage images! Can you say BONUS! :) I'll let you in on a little secret to my work flow for this one...

I gathered my 4x6 pics, scattered the products all around me and BOOM! Lightening flash! :) Basically, I created a super fast, ridiculously cute Girl Power album! Really, it came together sooo quick that I got to bed before 2am! And that, my friends, is a goal in and of itself for this night owl! :) My album is all about my daughters and me, but it'll be perfect for sisters, your daughters girlfriends, your girlfriends, any group of women that touch your heart! :)

Wanna see?...

That's it for today!
But more to come of course! :)
I've still got Pebbles/Core'dinations, KI Memories, and American Crafts/Maya Road to sneak preview pics for!
See ya soon!
XOXO...Stac :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Sneaky Peeky pics...

always make me go ooooohhh and make me impatient to see the whole she-bang! I know that's kinda the point, but I'm not exactly a long-attention-span-come-back-to-see-more kinda girl! LOL :) But I'm learning...and I hope everyone else is too...

b/c I've got some litle sneaky peeky pics...detail shots...and some love to share on these class projects! :)
First up, Hambly and American Tag "Mixed Up Mini Album" class...
From the very first second I started thinking about classes this year, I wanted to get some Hambly happening! I have a serious Hambly obsession and ocassionally have to put.down.the.Hambly and try something else (although sometimes unwillingly!) LOL :) Then, Marla introduced me to the "Tag Man" of American Tag Co. at CHA. I'll be honest...I would've normally walked past this booth b/c its very artsy-mixed media collage type stuff when you look at the booth as a whole. But Marla went in, and of course I followed. As I browsed, my heart rate went higher and higher! Dude, they are like the company that not a lot of scrappy folks know about yet that everyone needs to know about! I totally looked like this... :D with a huge stupid grin. They have envelopes, tag, ticket rolls, twine...all the coolest little detail stuffs. I was totally lusting over a mixed set of their tags (secretly wishing that I could puppy dog eye my way into a pack to bring home). So when I got them to sign on for sponsorship (yes, with *that* tag set!!), I knew they were a perfect match with my belovedly funky-fresh Hambly goodies! :)
This class has it all--Hambly metallic! papers, transparencies (including new release!), stickers, and rub-ons, then the American Tag mixed set of tags! SO MUCH FUN!!! And for the scrapper in you, I made sure it fits a ton of pics--12 to be exact!
So with no further adieu (is that how that goes?)...
Mixed Up Mini Album...

Next up is Pink Paislee Fascinating Frame-Up class:

Okay, so this class is one that my husband thinks I'm a little crazy for. But he's not scrappy-crafty-trendy like I am...or you are! ;) I read lots and lots of blogs (too many if I'm honest!). But one of my faves is SouleMama. She makes me want to be a better mom...the kind that sits in the grass and knits while the kids have time for super-creative freedom to run around the woods. (Instead, I'm running here and there...PTA to soccer to gymnastics to girl scouts to room mom with a line of rotating kids behind me in the minivan...repeat tomorrow) Anyway, I digress... The point is she's a Fabric Queen and has often showed pics of her fave fabrics hanging in embroidery hoops all over her house. So gorgeous...and so cheap! Two of my fave things! ;) I've also seen this happening in the scrappy world a bit CHA, on 2Peas, in my lss. It's definitely a hot up-&-coming trend with all the scrap-jumped-to-home-decor style we've got rollin' right now. So, inspired by the Fabric Queen & more, this Pink Paislee class centers around marrying a gorgeously polka-dottie paper stylishly into an embroidery hoop...with all the associated distressing, wrinkling, curling and more! Makes such a fun backdrop for the stickers, chipboard, brads, and more that we'll pile onto the middle to make a fun framed layout! :) Did I mention that Pink Paislee *rocks* the generosity gene and this class is stacked with Fascinating line goodies? So, you can get more embroidery hoops and have enough product to make a whole wall of "Frame Up" layouts! Dude! :)

Here's the pic:

Okay, one more for today...
by special request...

Art Rebel Junk Gypsy banner class with Glitz and Canvas Corp.

In case you don't know, I have a bit of an obsession with color...lots of colors. But one of my fave combos is always red/turquoise/black. So you can imagine my joy when I saw the Glitz Rebel line! Well, the name probably helps too...wanna-be Rebel that I am! ;) So gorgeously grungy makes me a happy girl! And when they said that they'd sponsor, but could I please use the roller doodles in the class, I was like "Uh, YEAH!!!!" Love those little cool and sometimes hard to find! So then I started thinking of a project and came up with the coolest inspiration. A friend has previously hooked me up with the Junk Gypsy drool, wish, and dream about the day that I can afford a $100 bracelet of vintage baubles! Ding, ding, ding...I can't afford it, nor is it scrappy in the least, but by goodness, I'm gonna turn that bracelet want into a scrappy love project! :) And so was born this class "Art Rebel Junk Gypsy banner". I think you'll agree that we totally get Junk Gypsy'd in this class...with a bunch of vintage-inspired buttons, nailheads, distressing, bottlecaps, rub-ons, and more! And the banner part? That's thanks to Canvas Corp., a company that is crossing over from the home interiors side of the crafting world to the scrappy side with a new line of canvas blanks, perfect for banners, canvas albums, wall hangings, tags for traditional layouts, and more! Their booth was like a free pass to an art store, but with super nice folks that would actually help you and not look at you crazy when you said "What's gesso?" LOL :) Remember those roller doodles I mentioned? We're roller doodling onto...Canvas!! Yep, I said it! And it is ridiculously COOL!

So, here's the peek-a-boo...

How's that looking? Sounding good?
I hope so b/c I'm super-duper excited about these classes! :)
I'm off to the gym to shiggle these pounds away (darn Christmas fudge...still), but I'll be back with more sneaky-peeks and some KI lovin' too. :)
XOXO...Stac :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

At what point...

do you say that blogging just isn't for you?
I don't know.
I pretty much just ignore this blog till Marla yells at me to "Do.It." and so here I am.
You'd think that as much as I chatter all day, I could post stuff up, right?
But somehow my chatter is much more endearing in person with full effects than bland on a page.
Well, we'll see...

Update of the E*Crew variety...
Rounding out the last 9 weeks of school and making summer plans! We can't wait...long days of sunshine, picnics, gym playdates, sleepovers, and of course...tutoring! LOL :)

Everyone is healthy for the moment...Thank Goodness and touch wood! Hoping it stays that way. :)

LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of prep going on for Great American Scrapbook Convention.
I'm teaching tons of classes and am sooooo excited about each and every one of them. Wanna see my schedule...and maybe come along?

8:00 - 9:30 Girl Friday Galore (Cosmo Cricket)
10:00 - 11:30 Vintage Hip(Jenni Bowlin)
12:30 - 1:30 Details soon! ;)
2:00 - 3:00 Summer Scrappin' Fun (Pebbles / Core'dinations)
3:30 - 5:00 She's a Crafty Girl (American Crafts)
5:30 - 7:00 Art Rebel Junk Gypsy banner (Glitz / Canvas Corp)

8:00 - 9:00 Get Scrap Inspired! (KI Memories)
9:30 - 10:30 Details soon! ;)
11:00- 12:30 Art Rebel Junk Gypsy banner (Glitz / Canvas Corp)
1:30 - 3:00 Girl Friday Galore (Cosmo Cricket)
3:30 - 5:00 Vintage Hip (Jenni Bowlin)
5:30 - 6:30 Summer Scrappin' Fun (Pebbles / Core'dinations)

8:00 - 9:00 Fascinating Frame Up (Pink Paislee)
9:30 - 11:00 She's a Crafty Girl (American Crafts)
12:00 - 1:30 Vintage Hip (Jenni Bowlin)
2:00 - 3:30 Mixed Up mini album (Hambly / American Tag)
4:00 - 5:00 Get Scrap Inspired! (KI Memories)
5:30 - 7:00 Girl Friday Galore (Cosmo Cricket)

Plus, I'm going out early to get everything prepped and about 90% sure I'm teaching a special class on Wednesday too! All in all, I'll be gone from Tuesday to Sunday! Whew! It's gonna be a whirlwind of fun! :)

I'll be back in the next few days (promise!) to post up some sneak peeks of the projects!
And don't forget to hit the GASC site...registration goes live super soon so you better figure out your schedule! :)
XOXO...Stac :)