Sunday, August 31, 2008


Well I have two items now listed in my Etsy shop!

I have a school kit and a halloween kit.....and am waiting for my first big sale! When you visit Etsy do you usually purchase supplies or do you prefer to purchase handmade items? Please leave a post and let me know what you look for when you visit Etsy! I want to make sure I am adding things to my Etsy store that people are looking for and will actually buy so I would really appreciate the feedback. Thanks!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Scrap Fest

So how many of you have heard about Archiver's Scrap Fest? It is held each September at the Mall of America in the Minneapolis area! I love this event! I've attended twice as a participant and then last year I had the pleasure of teaching at the event for both Cosmo Cricket and Around the Block. I met so many scrapbookers in my classes and had the best time!!!

Anyway, Scrap Fest is coming up again on September 12-14th and I am so excited! I will have a very busy schedule this year being with Cosmo Cricket once again at the show. I will be in the booth out in the mall doing make and takes all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (well except when I am teaching classes or have a short break) Then I teach a class Friday morning and Saturday morning. Both Friday night and Saturday night are Cosmo Cricket crops at the Woodbury store. I had a blast as the Cosmo Cricket crop last year.......I laughed so hard and really enjoyed meeting everyone. If you are reading my blog Jane, thanks for that yummy piece of cheesecake!

Anyway, if you are going to be at Scrap Fest please, please, please stop by the Cosmo Cricket booth and say hello to me so I can meet you in person. I will be there with Julie Comstock and Lindsay Moore and they are a total blast and you will want to meet both of them as well!

Leave me a post and let me know who is coming, ok?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Etsy Shop

Well I finally did it! I opened at Etsy shop! I plan to list things in my shop that are handmade by me for purchase as well as kits and classes. Anyway, if you get a chance to stop by I have one listing so far! Check it out..........I'm so excited!

Anyway, check it out and post a comment to let me know what you think!

Very special MYSTERY guest for class!

Hello everyone! I wanted to let you know right away about a very special guest I have invited to our class once it gets rolling in the yahoo group. (see my post below for instructions) I am not going to tell you who it is, that will have to wait until closer to when class begins! But you will be very pleased when you learn who is coming to our class for a visit!

Oh, this is all so exciting I can hardly contain myself! It isn't too late to preorder your kit and sign up for the yahoo group free class. Just read below!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Free Class Update

Hello everyone! Anyone getting excited yet about the free class we will be doing in September? Remember to order your kit if you have not yet. Follow this link if you still need to place your preorder. I want to make sure everyone has their kit in time!

I've been researching the best way to do this class and I am thinking it would be complicated to do it here on my blog. I can't seem to find a way to get a file uploaded here but not to worry I have another solution!

I have started a Yahoo Group specifically for the class! This will be a private group with just the folks who sign up through my blog to take this class. So I want to get going getting people invited to join the group and all signed up. We can chatter in the meantime before the class actually starts in September. So in order to invite you I will need your e-mail address to send you an invitation to be part of the group. So please send me your e-mail address and I will send out your invitation. Place in the subject line of your e-mail, "Free Class Invitation" and then in the body your e-mail address.

I think having this group will actually be fun because we can all chat about the class, share photos in the photo section of ways each person decided to do the book differently, technique ideas, etc. So I am really excited about using the group format because I think we can bounce ideas off one another, get questions anwered, and basically share ideas!

If anyone has any questions just send me an e-mail and ask away! Remember to send me your e-mail address so I can invite you to join the group. Get the word out to anyone taking the class that you know to send me their e-mail.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Clear Acrylic book!

Ok, I've been published in a book called "Clear Albums for Scrappin" by Design Originals. This book contains 10 complete clear acrylic albums with step out for techniques and how to's! Anyway, this book just recently went on sale and if you want to purchase your own copy I have some. Retail price is $8.99 and I will sell you the book for $7.00 plus shipping. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to purchase a copy! NOTE: I only have 5 copies so when they are gone, they are gone.........
UPDATE: Only two books left so if you want one let me know soon!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Class kit link update

Some of you said you are having issues with the previous class kit link I posted. So here is an updated link!


Ok, I threw all names into a hat and the 2 winners of a goodie from me are Mamasheg and Michelle. Please send me your mailing address and I will get your prizes out to you.

I can't wait until it is time for the class to start! I am pretty excited.............

You still have plenty of time to order up your kit from

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A project for Fiskars Crafts

May Flaum asked me to create a fun project for the Fiskars Crafts website using the Cocoa Mint collection by Cloud 9 Designs. I had the perfect project in mind for this line and I created a Cookie Jar! I have the main photo here and if you want more detail use the link below to head over to Fiskars Crafts and check out more info including instruction on how you can make your very own cookie jar! (cookies not included) LOL
Pop back in later in the day tomorrow to see who the 2 winners are from the previous blog posts for the class kit order! I will draw around 2:00 tomorrow afternoon so you have until then to purchase your kit and post to be entered into the drawing!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Deadline to win!

Popping in quick to remind everyone to go to Scrappin Deals and purchase the class kit to be entered in a drawing to win. There will be 2 awesome prizes! So make sure you post in my post below once you have purchased your kit so you are entered in the drawing. I will randomly choose two winners on Wednesday August 20th!!!!!!!! (the direct link to the kit is in my post below)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kit link for my free Cosmo Cricket Class...

Hello faithful blog visitors! As promised here is a link to the Scrappin Deals store where you can preorder a kit for my free blog class that will take place around the third week in September. I'm not going to set a firm date at this point because we have to make sure all product will be in so kits will make it in time. That is the target timeframe, but it could change depending on supply availability. So anyway, spread the word to anyone that you know that would be interested in taking this class so they can get in on the fun too! You could even make a crop party out of it and invite a bunch of friends to order a kit and then all get together and work on the class together!

Ok, here is the link so you can go and preorder your kit! When you arrive at the page you will be immersed in Cosmo Cricket Haunted heaven. Just scroll down a bit on the page to get to the will see the sneak peek photo!

Remember, I won't be around much on my blog for the next week or so! Leave a message in this thread after you preorder your kit so I can see who is going to be in on the fun! I may even have a little prize for a couple of lucky random posters who have ordered their kits!

Another class update!

Ok everyone, I have another free class update for all of you!

I have been working with an online store owner to get a kit put together for you so all you have to do is go to one place to purchase the supplies for this free class. This is an online store I have shopped at several times and the customer service and prices are excellent. Jackie is always very easy to work with and I have found her to be very responsive to her customers.

I will be putting a direct link to the kit information on my blog as soon as she has it ready for preorder. It should be going up on her site soon and you preorder the kit in advance. Jackie will order and kit the materials and then the plan is to ship them out at the beginning of September! By preordering she knows the quantities she needs and will be able to make sure everyone that wants to take this class gets a kit! I anticipate rolling out the blog class the third week in September.

You can go check her store out at Once I have a direct link to the class kit preorder information I will post it on my blog so you can all start placing your preorders with Jackie. If you have any questions just post a comment on the blog and I will post the answer as a comment in the same thread as well!

Oh, I've got a lot going for the next week or so, so you won't be seeing me make a lot of posts! But keep checking back because more class info will be coming very soon!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Free Class Sneak Peek

Ok, I know many of you have been waiting for more information so here is a sneak peek photo! I've been busy creating some pieces of this class so I wanted to give you a little look!

For this class we will be using the Cosmo Cricket Haunted collection which is exceptional in every way! I am working with an online retailer who is going to try to sell the supplies for this in a kit so all you have to do is go to one place and purchase the kit and there will be no hunting around for supplies...which is good news with gas prices the way they are!

Right now I am guessing...........and this is only a guess.............that things may be ready to go the 3rd week in September. That is all depending on availability of product and how things come together. I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy 100 posts.......Winner!

Ok, we have a winner! The randomly chosen number is 23 and Mummy LOL (Sandra #1076) send me your mailing address and I will get your lovely stamp set out to you!

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of the free class I am planning. I hope to have a peek photo posted in the next couple of days! I am working on the class writing instructions as I go and taking photos. A lengthy process, but I am having a blast doing this for my faithful blog readers!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Chocolate Chalet 100 post contest!!!

You can win the stamp set above..........well, randomly anyway! Here is the deal...

Once there are 100 posts on this blog thread I will draw a random winner who will receive this set of Cloud 9 designs Chocolate Chalet stamps! My goal is to see 100 posts no later than Tuesday August 5th! If you really want to knock my socks off see if you can send enough people to make it to 100 by Sunday!

Aren't these stamps cute and fun and cheery? So send your friends and family over to post for their chance to win too! Then stop back frequently to see if you are the winner!

Ready, set, go!