Sunday, 25 November 2012

Advent Calendars by the Bushel!

What a great time we had yesterday making Advent Calendars! Morgan, Shannon, Kayka, Correna-Lyn and I had a lot of fun and even managed to recruit my husband, Dwayne, to cut boxes for us on my Cricut so we could all work. I had them set up in the Cricut Craft Room so that I could get two boxes and one greeting card from each sheet of cardstock. He also cut out snowflakes for us! Have I created another crafter?? I doubt it, but it was great to have his help!

These girls sure can make a mess! (Me included!)

There was paper all over the table and the floor, but no one ever said creativity was  neat and tidy!! As you can see, we were using my dining room since my craftroom is not quite complete yet. Hopefully it will be ready for my next workshop in two weeks! We will be making Christmas cards and that can be even messier!

Once the dust settled, we ended up with five beautiful calendars!

Morgan got to day 15 and had to leave. But her calendar is looking fantastic! She stamped everything she needs and took it home to finish building.
Shannon and Kayla both got theirs finished!! Way to go ladies!! These are truly beautiful!
Correna-Lyn got to December 23 and had to leave. She stamped what she needed to finish this at home. Great job, Correna-Lyn! Mine is on hold at day 16. I started making the calendar according to the Workshop on the Go kit but decided I just didn't like it, so I am taking the boxes from the top row and moving them around. Day 4 became Day 24, and I will mix up the others too. And I prefer the smaller numbers (from the Trinity Alphabet set) so will be changing the larger numbers for these. All in all, I am really happy with what I have so far! What do you think?
 And by the way, it is only 1 month til Christmas!! (Yep, you really needed to know that!)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Partridge in a Pear Tree, or Pear & Partridge in a Tree?

When I saw the Pear & Partridge Card workshop, I HAD to have it! The cards looked gorgeous! Saturday seemed like a great day to start making them while I had a table at a local vendor fair.

It took a while to get the paper all cut out, between answering questions and helping the curious and crafty with make and takes. Once it was cut and numbered (and yes, I did number one set on the wrong side. <sigh> Thank heaven for erasers!), and I was home where there were no disturbances, I was finally able to start putting it all together.

I am not one to follow directions as many of my family and friends know from experience, so I changed the card layouts to suit ME! Okay. I did follow the instructions for SOME of the cards. Here are my take on the workshop on the go kit:

Card #2

I added some of our glitter tape to one and sanded the edges of another.

Card #3

Glitter tape again. Love that stuff!

Card #1 - The one on the right is according to the WOTG.

Card #1 again and glitter tape again too! Also stamped one Merry Christmas in Cranberry on the card on the left (I did two cards like this.)
I hope you like my take on the cards. I had fun changing them up to be my own.
The Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop on the Go has everything you need to make these 15 beautiful Christmas cards in three designs. If you live in the Edmonton or St. Albert, Alberta areas, join me on December 8 for an all-day workshop so you can make these cards for your family and friends! Call me and pay for your kit ($31.45 = $29.95 +GST) by November 15 to reserve your seat! A workshop fee of $5 paid at the workshop includes lunch, snacks, and drinks, as well as a ton of fun and friendship! And of course there will be a door prize or two! Maybe three...

There are still three seats left for the Christmas card workshop on December 8! Call me and pay for your kit by November 15 to reserve your seat! Thanks much!