Friday, June 29, 2007

Resin Pendants my newest Addiction


I have been playing with resin for months now and had some much fun making the glitter gems for the July 2007 Scrapbook Society kit.


After many trials and errors I found a way to drill holes without marring the pendant to create pendants. I have a heart in every color for myself. LOL!!!
I listed them in the store for those interested. The shipping is FREE since I cannot imagine paying the high shipping rates on top of this adorable pendant.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Scrapbook Society Membership Benefits

Did you know that as a member of the Scrapbooking Society besides getting a wonderful technique based kit shipped to each month we have many other benefits???

We offer a free online card class with 4-6 cards made from the leftovers from your kit each month.

Check out a few of this month's cards by Tracy Catlin one of our very talented Designers.





Tracy only used items included in the June Scrapbook Society Kit.


Each month we put together a wonderful newsletter filled with layouts, projects, gift items, and my favorite Made in Minutes.


Here is the July Made in Minutes Project by Deborrah Szuch. Complete instructions will be in the July 2007 newsletter. The bracelet is part of the kit contents.





We also have amazing Message Board, Chat room, Swaps, Games, a chance to be our guest designer, and so much more.


And I can't forget the 10% discount on everything in our online store.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Elephant Trunk Flea Market

I have been wanting to go to the Elephant Trunk Flea Market for a while now. Today was my lucky day and off we went. The weather was perfect low 70's with a nice breeze.


Lots of wonderful things to see and touch. I found a few little goodies but want to go back in a few weeks and go much earlier in the morning. If you are ever new New Milford, CT this is definitely worth checking out.


Another sneek peak from our Guest Designer.




Friday, June 22, 2007

The Winner is................




The winner of the Glitter Gems is pebblesjns!!! Please email me your address.

Thank you everyone for playing our little game.

We are currently out of the July kits right now. Our members have until June 26th to let us know if they are skipping the kit, so we may have a few more available. If you didn't order one and would like one we will put you on a wait list.



We do have the July "Make your own Clock" add-on kit available.




Rachael Chamberlain has provided us with this wonderful sneak peek at the July SBS Kit.






And another sneak peek from our Guest Designer. Do you know who she is??????

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Giveaway - Glitter Gems

Another peek at the paper in the July SBS kit from Rouge de Garance


These resin glitter gems are in the July SBS kit. I thought it would be fun to giveaway the ones pictured above.


Just add a comment to the this post and we will draw a name from the posts tomorrow for the winner.


The gems are perfect to add to your scrapbook layout, the center of a silk flower, the front of a card, or anything your heart desires.






Preorder the July Kit Add-on!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Graduation Day



We have a busy day today. My twins are graduating kindergarden and my youngest is having a ceremony for his preschool. We barely make it to each one. :)

I am feeling so sad that they are all growing up so fast. It will be so strange next year to have all 4 of my children in the same school and for all day. I don't think I will know what to do with myself and my extra time.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

July Ribbon Peek!


I love the stitching lines in this paper. I haven't been a fan of lime green but after seeing this paper this is going to be my favorite color this summer.

I also wanted to show you a peek at the ribbons coming in the kit. My favorite is the turquoise squares. Don't forget we also have beautiful ribbon in the July Add-on this month.


>BR>If you are not a member and want to get the July "Getting down to Business" kit, preorder now. I have only 2 kits left.



The Design Team met last night to discuss all the projects they will be putting together with this kit. You are going to have so many wonderful projects to complete during July you will not know what to start on first.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Monday!




Another wonderful sheet from the July 'Rouge de Garance' SBS kit.



The July Scrapbooking Society kit is a wonderful mix of eclectic items. Along with the 7gypies new oval stamp(see below) we are including an adorable jewelery cap bracelet. We will continue to sneak-peek items from the kit until our full preview on June 26th so keep checking this blog!


The kit technique is office supplies and the Designers are working on amazing projects and layouts to keep your creative juices flowing all month long.


This month's add-on kit is fun and easy:


  • Make your own clock! Creatively customize for an office, home, or gift to a friend.

  • Another new-release 7gypsies stamp! We pulled some strings to make 3 different stamps available and they are set to arrive rush delivery in time to ship to you.

  • May Arts Ribbons that match perfectly with the July SBS kit including a satin crinkle that is divine. 1 yard of each.

  • A wonderful French paper from Rouge de Garance. It is cardstock weight and double-sided. The other side is lime green (matching the kit) with white polka dots.

  • 4 resin gems created by us!!!A wonderful kit all by itself but even more perfect with the July kit.



Preorder your add-on kit now! It ships with your July SBS kit for no additional shipping charges. Check "ship with kit" when ordering.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

July Rouge de Garance Papers




Another amazing sheet of paper.

I had a wonderful time yesterday in Brooklyn at the Renegade Craft Fair. So many talented people out there. I am so bummed I forgot my camera. I packed a big tote bag with all the necessities of being gone all day and it didn't make it in my bag.
I definitely plan on going again next year.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Rouge de Garance Toran


There are so many greens in these papers. I love green this time of year, just makes me so happy.
I am off to the Renegade Craft Fair today. I am so excited to see all the cool handmade stuff. I am taking my daughter with me so won't be walking too fast and will see everything. She is always good at making sure we don't miss a thing.
Then I am stopping by my favorite Japanese used book store before taking the train home. If I am really lucky I will get to score the new magazine Cotton Time.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Another Rouge de Garance



Isn't this paper amazing????
And a little peek at another item that will be included in the kit. Are you getting excited yet??

Preorder Now!! Shipping date is July 2nd.











Thursday, June 14, 2007

Rouge de Garance Limited Edition



I love the birds flying in the background of this paper. I am so excited to see what the Design Team creates with this kit.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Today's Peek at Rouge de Garance


Another peek at one of the 12 amazing papers included in the July Scrapbooking Society kit.
The kit will ship July 2nd!!!

We are changing the way we do our kit add-ons. We will now be offering a mini kit that complements the full kit. I am putting it together now and will have a full picture of it very soon. I am very excited about this change.
I have been tagged.....
These are the rules.... each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.So, time for my 7 random facts:

1. I am terrified of earthworms. I cannot hardly walk on a sidewalk after a rainstorm due to the earthworms. I can't garden without having a panic attack and running away to hide in the house.


2. I won 7th place in the Montana State livestock judging contest when I was 14. If you need to know if a steer will make good steaks, I am your girl.


3. I love to drive and explore. I drive every backroad I can find.


4. I have always wanted to name one of my son's Liam and my husband would never agree.

5. Every summer my oldest son and I pick something odd we want to learn how to cook. We have learned how to make flour tortillas, indian fry bread, eggrolls, chicken curry, apple fritters, and many others. We will spend all summer trying different recipes and techniques till we feel we have mastered it. The rest of the family gets to be our test subjects. I think we need to start picking something more healthy for all us in the future. LOL!!!!


6. I am trying to find someone to teach me tatting. I love the look and would love to learn. I have a book but haven't figured it out yet.


7. Someday I want to own a children's artist studio. I would love to turn my barn/garage into a children's studio where they could learn and play with all kinds of art mediums. Someday I will be brave enough and apply for that small business loan and just go for it. :)


You have been tagged:

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Another Peek



The pack of 12 individually numbered papers come beautifully packaged in a turqouise box, finsished with cerise ribbon, and as soon as you see the box, you know that this is something special. Once you open it up you find the papers wrapped in tissue paper, to keep it safe. These are limited edition numbered papers.

The rest of the kit will also be stunning with wonderful goodies from 7gypsies, Lil Davis, May Arts, and much more. A kit you will not want to miss.

We will have a few leftover from our memberships. If you would like one you can PREORDER now.


Monday, June 11, 2007

A little peek at our Secret.


Here is a little peek at the limited edition papers coming in our Scrapbook Society July kit.
The papers are absolutely stunning and come in their own little box.



Can you tell I am having a hard time keeping a secret?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Fabric Printing is so KEWL!


The June Scrapbook Society kits should have found their way to their new homes. The kit is much more vibrant and exciting in real life then we can ever get an image to show.


I have been making a few altered notebooks for "end of the year" teacher gifts with the Lil Davis paper. Can you believe we are still in school in the Northeast? We don't get out until June 23rd.


As soon as I finish with notebooks I want to make one of Rachael's pillows with a picture of my house. I have the perfect little bench to put it on. Wouldn't that be so cool?????

We have a few leftovers including the Maya Road Coaster Book and box from the kits and we will be putting them in the Flea Market section of the store later today.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I have a Secret....shhhhh....

I have been trying very hard to keep a secret and it is becoming harder and harder.

I have got to tell someone. Can you keep a secret??? I am sure you can.

I have finally secured these amazing and limited edition papers for the Scrapbook Society July kit. It has been several months in the works and finally they are coming. And yes you heard right they are Limited Edition (they only printed 5,000) of them. They are like nothing we have seen and amazing.

The papers are not from the US. Can you guess where they are coming from???

All right I feel a little better that I got to tell someone. WHEW!!!!