Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September 2010 Newsletter - Simply Adorned Jewelry

Simply Adorned Workshop

Get compliments on your jewelry every day! With Simply Adorned jewelry, the necklace and bracelet (see next page) are attractive on their own. But with your hand made inserts, your creativity adds the beauty and the colors. You can have a new look for your jewelry every day to match the season or your outfit, without ever having to buy another necklace or bracelet! 

Even if you can't draw a stick figure, by using gorgeous Stampin' Up! stamps you can create the images you like most.

Let's get together and have a workshop! I'll show you how to make jewelry-worthy tiny pieces of art. You'll learn the Emboss Resist technique (used on all the samples here), which is so impressive and yet so easy. The workshop is free, and you and all your friends will go home with 6 inserts each for your necklaces. 

The only thing more fun than new jewelry is... friends, food, crafts AND new jewelry! Call me to book your workshop. 

Three "Scrap Cards"

For those of us who don't have the time to scrapbook, there is now something easier - scrap cards!  

Send one in the mail and make somebody's day, use one as a Christmas card design, and keep your favorite one on your desk.  All three of these designs are perfect to display. 

Come to my class on Sept. 25th and make one of each of the card designs shown here.  We will assemble and decorate these cards, you can add your own photos later.  You will also receive instructions so you can make more of these cards at home.  

Wow your long-distance family and friends by sending them the best greeting card they've ever received.  Class fee is only $9.00.  Please sign up by Sept. 16th.  Call or email me to reserve your spot.  


Calendar Update: All classes have been moved to the 4th Saturday of the month (except December), and the Freestyle Stamping Clubs are on the Sunday following the class.  

Sept. 16: Scrap Card class sign up
Sept. 25 2:00: Scrap Card class
Sept. No Freestyle Stamping Club in Sept.
Oct. 14: Stamp 'n Watercolor sign up
Oct. 23 2:00: Stamp 'n Watercolor class
Oct. 24 2:00: Freestyle Stamping Club
Nov. 18: Brayer Class sign up
Nov. 27 2:00: Brayer Class
Nov. 28 2:00: Freestyle Stamping Club
Dec. 9: Snowflake Ornament sign-up
Dec. 18 2:00: Snowflake Ornament Class
Dec. 19 2:00: Freestyle Stamping Club

Freestyle Stamping Club
Come to my Freestyle Stamping Club to give yourself a little crafting time and stamp with friends.  I will provide ink, some stamp sets, basic tools, and I will have paper packs available for $5.00.  Or bring your own materials, any brand.  There is no fee, and everyone is invited!  Please RSVP.  

September Class - Scrap Cards
Scrapbooks can be big, intimidating projects, but scrap cards (cards with photos and journaling) can be made in a snap!  Come learn to make 3 scrap card designs.  Class fee is $9.  Please sign up by Sept. 16th.  

October Class - Stamp 'n Watercolor
Try something new!  With a stamp and an Aqua Painter it's hard to go wrong.  Come make a hand-painted card and gift box.  Class fee is $20 and includes an Aqua Painter set.  Please sign up by Oct. 14th so I can order your supplies.  

November Class - Using the Brayer
I'll show you tips and techniques to take you from "what is a brayer?" to becoming a brayer goddess.  We will be making a card and also a photo background suitable as a gift.  Class fee is $17 and includes a brayer.  Please sign up by Nov. 18th so I can order your brayer in time.  

December Class - Snowflake Ornaments
Become the King of Bling!  We will be using the Big Shot to make snowflake ornaments, and I will show you several techniques to make them glitter.  Class fee is $12 and includes rhinestones.  Please sign up by Dec. 9th.

Simply Adorned Bracelet Club

I love wearing personalized jewelry - with charms that hold pictures of my boys, colors that match my clothes, and images that match my style.  Charm bracelets are very fashionable right now, but many of them are out-of-this-world expensive!  Luckily, with Simply Adorned bracelets you can have the best of everything:  Personalized charms, and for an affordable price.  

To add even more fun, sign up for my Simply Adorned bracelet club!  We will meet 3 times, and each time I will show you another technique for decorating these tiny charms.  We will play with glitter, embossing, tiny punches, pearls and rhinestones.  I will even show you how to customize your favorite photos to fit.  

Bonus: When you pay for each bracelet installment on time, I will give you a free Filigree brad (the flower charms in the photo) to add to your bracelet as a bangle.  

Buy the entire bracelet for only $51.35 (total includes tax and shipping), or pay in three installments.  

Join the club and we'll meet on September 16th, October 14th, and November 18th at 6:30pm at my house.  Are those bad dates for you?  Start your own club, on your own schedule, with 3 or more of your friends! (4 person minimum.)  Call me or email me for more information.

Back To School Pencil Jar and Pencil Toppers

This great little pencil jar is quick to make and quicker to decorate.  Give one to your teacher, your favorite student, or change the style and keep one on your own desk.   

You'll need the Thick Window Sheets (114324) and Sticky Strip (104294) to make the jar, and Play Date Quick Accents (117172) to decorate with this Back to School theme.  Ask me for a full instruction sheet. 

These pencil toppers are also fun to make - switch out the colors and stamps to make them in a birthday theme, or a Halloween or Christmas theme.  

Other Supplies used: 
Real Red card stock, Play Date designer paper, metallic brads, Snail, Scallop Edge punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Paper snips, Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack
For pencils: Real Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise card stock; Real Red, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Basic Black ink; Scallop Circle punch, 1-3/8 Circle punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, and Every Little Bit stamp set.