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Junk Journal #2 Flip Through

A few posts back I had showed you pictures of the second junk journal that I made and told you that I would do a flip through for you. Well I finally got around to taping and editing the video, so here it is very raw, I don’t think I will ever get used to being on camera, sorry.  Anyhoo, I hope that you enjoy the little journal flip through.

So what do you think? Well I have good news then, it is for sale in my shop.

Well, this month is almost over and nothing got done around here. Oh, wait I wasn’t really all myself the beginning of the month, but still I should have more done (as far as project wise). I only have a couple more months to go before The Big Tin Cotton Gin opens and I have to have at least six months worth of stuff made and ready to go.

Speaking of making things, I now have a YouTube channel if you would like to go check that out Sheila gingerstreetboutique . I will be posting me crafting, making cards and sharing the goodies I purchase for my crafting. I am going to try to do at least once a week, maybe twice, live videos. So if you want see how disorganized I really am then turn on the YouTube and check out my channel.

So for other news…..

Well, a while back I told you I would keep you updated on my diabetes and it has been a bit since the last update, so here goes. I was doing good with the yoga and eating my three small meals and two snacks every day then I got sick again. I didn’t want to eat because everything upset my stomach, and yoga was out of the question because I had no energy or strength to even get out of bed for a few days. My blood sugar numbers dropped really low (which is called Hypoglycemia) a couple days and that scared me, because I didn’t want to go into a coma.

My husband kept forcing me to eat and kept me hydrated, but he also had to work so while he was away he told the cats to keep an eye on me. LOL… It worked! Every two hours Takara would come wake me up by standing on my chest or right in front of my face and cry then touch my nose with her paw and repeating this over and over until I got up. They say cats are selfish, maybe sometimes but they are also very generous when they know they are loved.

Everything is back to normal again, thank you Lord for getting us through that!

I read this article a while back on the Diabetic Association website that this Dr. wrote about how beneficial a Vegan diet is to diabetics. So I started cutting out meats and eggs from my diet to start, then I got sick. My husband is not a cook, he is a wonderful husband and has many other talents but his cooking is limited to five things. Two  things he is awesome at are omelette’s and scrambled eggs. Yes, you guessed it, I was “forced” to eat a lot of both because he said that I needed my protein. LOL… there went the vegan diet.

Now that things are back to normal and it is summer time, my favorite time of the “food year”. I love all the vegetables and fruit because they remind me of summer. “Summer food” is not as heavy on the stomach and they are more refreshing. This is the perfect time for me to start really practicing this new way of eating. I have a lot more to learn about food and the vegan way of eating, but I am looking forward to cleansing my body and nourishing it with only the good stuff. If this, along with my yoga, will help me get rid of my diabetes for good, then I am all in.

Ok, speaking of yoga it is time for my after noon session, so I must go now but you can stay and look around the shop and I will catch you later.

Namaste

Sheila

P.S. Here is an exert from a final interview with Comedian Patrice O’Neal. by Carolyn Butler for Diabetes Forecast.

Tell me about that, about how things have changed?

Well, I’m starting to really feel it now—your body feels achy, your feet hurt, you start getting a little retinopathy, the neuropathy. You just start feeling the effects more.

Nowadays, my diabetes is a hell of a thing. It just affects everything—your bowel movements and sex drive and sexual everything, your feet, your eyes. I’ve got to take fiber all the time now, because my body just doesn’t do what it needs to do, so I have to help it. Some days you feel really good, and then others it weighs you down and takes everything you got to just move. But you do.

[Diabetes] just makes you old—it makes you think old—way before you should be. You think about falling and cutting yourself, about getting bit by a bug, you think about those things. When you’re clipping your toenails you got to be careful, even. I cut my foot last year and I was really scared. I could see where it didn’t heal up a little bit. When you’re young, you just heal up.

If I’m eating right and taking my medication and doing what I have to do and walking every day, I feel good. But diabetes is a thing where it can trick you—it makes you feel like you’re OK, if you’re doing the right thing. But you know you got to do the right thing diligently, so the sugar isn’t truly eating away at your body.

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Card Class June 23,2018

This month we are going to be making Birthday cards, four to be exact. We will also be making a little project that can also be a gift to go along with one of the Birthday cards.

Below are a few pictures of the sample cards that we will be making in this class.

All the product and materials needed to complete all four of these cards, and the project will be provided.

Refreshments will be provided.

Class Date:  Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Class Time:  10:00 am to noon.

Class Fee:  $15.00

Class Sign Up:  Please RSVP by June 20, 2018. Please call 520-509-1209 to reserve your seat.

Be sure to bring a friend for our Birthday celebration card class. We are going to have a lot of fun, after all it is a “Birthday Party”.

Hope to see you all there.

Namaste

Sheila

P.S.

If you would like to purchase one or one of each of the card kits then you can also call the number above to place your order or contact me through my contact page here or email me at gingerstreetboutique@gmail.com.

Each kit will contain everything you will need to complete that card including adhesive, dimensionals and an instructions sheet with all the measurements so you can recreate your own cards.

Each kit costs $5.00 which already includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.

All four kits for $18.50 which includes shipping and handling. U.S. Only.

 

 

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What’s been happening?

So I just wanted to share with you some things that I have been working on and to let you all know what has been happening around here. First lets look at some pictures.

This is the second Junk Journal that I have ever made and I really like the way this one turned out. It is very fat because I really loaded it down with all kinds of goodies inside. I will post a flip through video later showing you all the goodness inside.

I am in love with making these junk journals and have been wanting to make more and I will here pretty soon. But for now I have been busy getting over a nasty sinus infection, then the flu.

I tell you this year has really sucked as far as my health has been concerned. I was just getting used to my new schedule and exercise routine and then I got sick again. This week I have been doing a lot better but I’m not pushing it, just doing a little bit here and there so that I don’t end up back in bed or at the Dr.’s office. I am thankful that I have a wonderful Dr. and now an awesome dentist (as far as dentists go), but I’d prefer not to see either one again any time soon.

My husbands schedule at work is still jumping around so we haven’t really settled into a routine with that yet either, and the cat’s are really confused. Speaking of cat’s, Jackson just got a notice in the mail today that he is due for his one year check up. I am very curious to find out exactly how much he weighs, because he is quite heavy. He’s not fat but he is solid and when you pick him up he feels like he is at least 10 lbs.

Here are some recent pictures of our little guy.

See he’s not fat just a big guy, but still such a little lover and loves the camera.

Takara on the other hand hate’s the camera so it is hard to get a really good picture of her, so here is a quick video of her telling you how much she doesn’t like camera’s.

Well, I hope that you enjoyed this little update I know it was short but I have a few more things I need to get done before the energy level is depleted.

Enjoy your weekend and be safe.

Always be grateful for what you have and thank God for every new day.

Namaste

Sheila

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June Paper Pumpkin

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Because perfectly coordinated products have always been one of Stampin’ Up!’s key strengths they designed June’s Paper Pumpkin kit as a stepping stone to the spectacular Broadway Bound suite on p. 68–69 of the 2018–2019 annual catalog. Wooh!

Our uniquely designed June kit and coordinating suite give you the opportunity to expand your experience from crafting with a single kit to creating with a full range of products offered by Stampin’ Up! . . . and this in turn opens the door to your being able to discover more about Stampin’ Up!’s full product line.

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Don’t these colors remind you of the good old days of summer? This is a fun and refreshing Birthday suite that will be a hit no matter what their age.
So don’t miss out on this unique pairing and sign up for your own June Paper Pumpkin Kit today, or at least by June 10, 2018.
Please contact me if you have any questions on signing up for Paper Pumpkin or about ordering any of the products from the New 2018 -2019 Annual Catalog. If you have your own local Demonstrator please be sure to contact them with any questions. Otherwise I would be happy to have your business and be your Demonstrator.
Namaste
Sheila
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Outside My Comfort Zone

Hello all,

Today I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to for the last few days. I thought that it would be easier for me to do a video walk through first, and then list all the materials and the process I used in creating this project. It’s a short video, so please enjoy and let me know what you think.

This Junk Journal was made using a Jell-O box, paper bag, scrap paper, handmade embellishments, scraps of fabric, ribbon, staples, glue, time, love and imagination.

Step By Step

  1. I opened up the Jell-O box and cut off the top and bottom flaps.
  2. Laid the box down on a paper bag and cut around the box leaving about 2″ from the edge of the box so that I could fold it over and cover the inside as well.
  3. I used Tombow Multi-Purpose glue and glued down the paper to the front of the box first, then folded over the top and bottom pieces to the inside and glued those down and the same to each end.
  4. I took another piece of the paper bag about 1 1/2″ – 2 ” wide and the length of the open box and glued that piece down the center where the two pieces from the top and bottom meet. I did this for extra support and also to cover up the seam.
  5. Then I poked the holes where I wanted to sew in my signatures.
  6. Then I poked the holes in the signatures to match the holes in the cover and began sewing in each signature. Here is where I learned how to sew in my signatures Lolly Palooza.
  7. Added all the clothe tabs.
  8. Filled all the pockets with ephemera.
  9. Decorated and embellished pockets and pages.
  10. Added eyelets and ribbon for closure.

See it’s not really that hard and there aren’t that many steps. I actually found that the decorating and embellishing took me the longest because I kept changing my mind.

So now don’t you feel like trying one of these Junk Journals? Go on, you can do it, clean out your stash and make something beautiful.

I hope that this will inspire you to try something new whether it be a craft, a hobby, a new job, a different type of food, etc.. Whatever it may be that makes you step outside your comfort zone and expand your knowledge.

Life is about learning, changing and growing.

Namaste

Sheila

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Final Day

Yes, today is the final day to order one of the wonderful bundles that Stampin’ Up! is offering right now until tonight at 6:50 pm (MT) by phone or 11:59 pm (MT) online. These bundles are from the Share What You Love Suite and are an exclusive offer right now until 11:59 pm (MT) tonight online only.

Check them out here Share What You Love Suite and below are a few of the cards I have made using the Gotta Have It All Bundle.

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If you are just now getting into scrapbooking, card making or paper crafting of some sort then any one of these bundles would be great for you to dabble with and get you started. But don’t wait because today is the last day to order one of these bundles and get the FREE items included with each bundle.

Today is also the last day to order any items that you may have wanted from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. So make sure you get everything you Gotta Have today, because as of 12:00 am (MT) June 1, 2018, the New Stampin’ Up! 2018-29019 Annual Catalog is launched and thus the New is in and the Old is out.

Happy shopping everyone and as always if you need any help in placing your order or have any questions regarding the bundles, ordering or anything Stampin’ Up! related please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to help you. If you have your own  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator then please contact them with your questions and placing your order, otherwise I would welcome your business by being your Demonstrator.

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Namaste

Sheila

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Memorial Day

Well I hope that everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and paid tribute to those who have given their lives for our freedoms in this great country of red, white and blue.

Having been an Army brat and now married to a Marine (yes, I know. But I couldn’t resist the Dress Blues), this is a very special weekend in our house. We spent the weekend talking about and remembering my husbands uncles, great uncle and his dad who all served in different wars at different times. My husband also likes to watch Band of Brother’s, Generation Kill, and The Pacific every Memorial Day weekend, they are really good movies.

I know many people just look at this long weekend as just an extra day off from work or getting a good deal on all the sales that the stores are offering. But Memorial Day is actually the only day out of 365 days that is actually set aside for us to pay respect to those who voluntarily gave their lives serving this country.

Here is a clipping from timeanddate.com that gives the background of the holiday.

Background

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.

Every year one of our traditions my husband has always done on Memorial Day, as long as we have been together (20 years), is buy a couple poppy’s from one of the Veterans raising money for the local American Legion. Many have forgotten the significance of the Poppy over the years, so here is a wonderful blog post by Cassandra Crosby that gives the reason and significance of the Poppy on Memorial Day to all veterans.

by Cassandra Crosby

My office is filled with art work depicting poppies. When I first started working here I thought how appropriate it was, remembering as a child when I would go with my grandfather to sell poppies for people to wear on Memorial Day and raise money for the local chapter of the American Legion. Some of the younger people I know, however, didn’t realize the significance of the poppy and what it means for Veterans around the world. Since this event was always so important to me, selling poppies with my grandfather, and I hate to see traditions get lost, I wanted to do a blog on the significance of the poppy to our Veterans.

After World War I, a day of remembrance was set aside by the Commonwealth of Nations member states to memorialize the fallen from all the countries that had fought in what was then known as The Great War. Remembrance Day or Armistice Day is held on November 11, memorializing the end of hostilities, “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.” This is a familiar date to all of us in the United States. While it is still called Remembrance Day in Great Britain, it is now known as Veteran’s Day in the United States.

However, in the United States, we have our own Memorial Day. After the Civil War, women’s and religious organizations started the formal practice of decorating the graves of the fallen soldiers and in 1865; the federal government began creating military cemeteries for the Union dead. This practice evolved into the Memorial Day we celebrate today and was merged with the wearing of poppies in the 1915 after the publication of the poem, In Flander’s Field, by Lt. Colonel John McCrae, , following the second battle of Ypres. A copy of the poem can be found at the end of this blog.

The poppy, in Europe and the United States, quickly became a symbol of the fallen military after the publication of In Flander’s Field. The opening line refers directly to the sight Lt. Col. McCrae witnessed as he, a physician, walked among the crosses laid out to mark the site of so many who died for their counties. While the poppies grew among the graves, they are also a resilient flower. The poppy is able to lay dormant for many years in the soil only to reappear in great numbers, covering fields which had lay bare for many years previously. This also held significance for Lt. Col. McCrae as he wrote of the heroes who appeared in great numbers to come to the aid of others against oppression and tyranny during this Great War, and who would lie dormant until their call was heard again.

In 1918, Moina Michael wrote another poem that was a tribute to Lt. Col. McCrae’s accounting of the death on Flander’s field. Her poem, together with her promotion of using the poppy as the official symbol for the remembrance of the fallen, created what is now an iconic symbol of history that many do not know the story behind. Poppies, due to her enthusiasm became the symbol of the American Legion and funds were, and still are, used to help support the needs of disabled veterans.

My grandfather was a veteran of WWII who fought in North Africa and Italy and lost his leg after being shot the day before VE day. Even as an amputee and after 60+ surgeries, he still took me every Memorial Day to stand on that corner of the local department store with the poppies in my hand to pass out as he collected money for his “band of brothers.” It is a memory that I will cherish and one that my children and their children, because of his service, and the service of all veterans, will hopefully never have to know.

In Flander’s Field
By Lt. Col. John McCrae, 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow.,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields
Lt. Col. John McCrae is buried in Wimereux, France after succumbing to pneumonia in 1918.

“We Shall Keep the Faith”
By Moina Michael
Oh! You who sleep in Flanders fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders field

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that you wrought
In Flanders field


Cassandra Crosby is a Veteran’s Claims Advocate for Hill & Ponton. She has over 20 years of experience in the management of non-profits programs specializing in Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Victim Services. She is currently focusing on research and reviewing files for evidence that can be beneficial to disability claims. Cassandra is especially versed in helping with mental health issues but she has great knowledge in an array of areas including chemical exposure cases and individual unemployability issues. She is a Florida native and is also a full time student working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this post and I hope that you have a great rest of your week.
Namate
Sheila

 

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Recovery Update

Yes, I know it has been a while since the last “Recovery” post and that is why I am updating you today.

Eight weeks ago I completed my weekly check in with my after care Dr. for the incisions on my back, from the surgery. It was actually a bitter sweet day because I had gotten to the point where I enjoyed the challenge of the weekly weigh in to see how much I had lost from week to week. Plus all the staff in the office were just great, I really liked all of them and even got to know them all by first name.

So, with that said my back is all healed up and I’m back to “normal” as they say. I am still dealing with the diabetes, but the PA. and I had worked out an eating plan and I designed my strict daily routine (with approval of the PA) in order to achieve my goal of being diabetic free in one year and losing 52 lbs. I will list my daily routine below, if you are interested.

In the following few weeks my husband got a new job and in the process found out he had high blood pressure and had to start taking medication for that. Wow, we really make a pair! I guess all those years of my clients telling me that after 50 everything starts going south and breaking down, they were right.

My husband loves his job and they have been really great to him. They wanted him so badly that they held his position for him for three weeks while he got this blood pressure situation under control. The job is very physical and mentally challenging, but he loves that so he is happy. Another plus for him is that he knows one of the managers here, they used to work together at their previous employment. Only thing is this manager wasn’t a manager over there and my husband had more seniority over him. So you can only imagine what they are like with each other over here, pranks all the time.

Ok, back to me, (you know “I wanna talk about me” like that Toby Keith song) LOL…. Four weeks ago I had my first appointment with my new primary Dr., the one I have to see to monitor my diabetes. All my daily blood sugar tests looked good, we went over my goals,  my daily routine and my eating plan. He said that he agreed I could be off all my meds if I lose 40 lbs and be diabetic free by Jan. 2018, if I truly stayed strict to this daily plan. So talk about incentive…

That same day the Dr. took me off my insulin and gave me this pill called Glimepiride it was supposed to replace the insulin. I was still suppose to take the Metformin, but he also lowered the dosage of that as well. The Dr. also ordered some blood work that day and told me at the next visit in two weeks we would go over them or if there were any discrepancies he would give me a call. So as you can imagine I was so excited I got off the insulin a whole month earlier than I expected/projected and the Metformin dosage was lowered which I didn’t see coming until maybe Oct. or Nov.. Woooohooo! That was a good day.

Well, the news was good and the elation last all through the next day which was Friday. By Saturday mid morning I was so sick it was coming out both ends (sorry if that was too graphic for you), my head felt like a vice was on the inside trying to push out my skull, I was so dizzy I didn’t even want to move and eating was not even happening. I knew this was the side effects of the new pill Glimepiride so I figured I could give it a couple days for my body to adjust. By Monday it hadn’t let up and I didn’t feel like it was getting any better. Tuesday morning I did not take that tiny pill and that day I did not feel nauseous, but still had a little dizziness, headache and diarrhea. It actually took me until that following Saturday to feel “normal” again.

One week ago today I went back for my follow up with the Dr. and told him what happened and what I did to resolve the problem. He looked at my daily blood sugar tests and said that he agreed with my decision and said that he saw no reason for me to take anything other than the Metformin at the same dosage. We went over all my blood tests and guess what? Everything was excellent, my kidneys, my liver, my cholesterol, and my A1C was at 5 (6-7 on the A1C is considered borderline diabetic, anything over 7 on the A1C is considered Diabetic). I still have 40 lbs. to lose to be completely off the Metformin, and my goal of 52 lbs. so I can be happy with myself.

SET BACK #2 – Now for the last week I have been dealing with a tooth ache, which I found out two days ago is being cause by what the dentist thinks is either from a major sinus infection or nerve damage. So currently I am on antibiotics for the next ten days to clear up the infection and then we will go from there. The pain is still there but the energy level is not. If this is what being in my 50’s is going to be like, then just put me to sleep and wake me up when I turn 60.

I am so sorry for ever laughing when my clients used to say they had to schedule their days around their Dr.’s appointments, NOW I get it!

Well, thank you for  sticking with me through all this babble, but now you are caught up.

Oh, yeah my Daily schedule.

  • 4 am – 5 am – make husband breakfast, pack his lunch and see him off to work
  • 5 am – 6 am – meditation
  • 6 am – 7 am – yoga
  • 7 am – 8 am – do a little house work (we have 2,400 sq. ft. so I have something to clean every day)
  • 8 am – 9 am – breakfast, meds, vitamins,
  • 9 am – 10 am – shower and get ready for the day
  • 10 am – 10:30 am – Mid morning snack
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 pm – make phone calls if necessary, check emails, take care of household business.
  • 11:30 am – 12 pm – take a nap
  • 12 pm – 1 pm – lunch
  • 1 pm – 1:30 pm – walk outside or on treadmill
  • 1:30 pm – 2 pm – cool down, stretch, drink water and take a break
  • 2 pm – 2:30 pm – mid afternoon snack
  • 2:30 pm – 4 pm – I work on my blog, crafts, cards, etc..
  • 4 pm – 5 pm – yoga
  • 5 pm – 6 pm – dinner, night meds.
  • 6 pm – 7 pm – shower and get ready for hubby to come home.
  • 7 pm – 8 pm – visit with hubby
  • 8 pm – bed time.

Yes, it seems like a very boring day, but believe me it has been a challenge making sure that I get everything on my schedule done every day. To be honest, this last week since I have had this tooth ache and sinus issue, I haven’t done much but sleep. I am hoping to be back on schedule next week.

Have a great weekend everyone! Be safe…

Namaste

Sheila

 

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin

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Stampin’ Up has partnered up with Paper Pumpkin by including a whole suite in the New Annual Catalog out June 1, 2018, that will coordinate with the June Paper Pumpkin kit.

So if you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin and are interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin now is the time to do so before June 10 so you will be sure to receive your June kit.

If you have let your subscription expire and would like to renew your account this is the time to do so before June 1, 2018.

In your June Paper Pumpkin kit you will receive a flyer that will reveal the coordinating suite in the New 2018-2019 Annual Catalog to help you broaden your creative range.

I will also be posting some ideas using both products from the suite and Paper Pumpkin so that you can get inspired and see how they compliment each other.

I am so excited to get my June Paper Pumpkin and start playing. I hope that you are as excited and will try our Paper Pumpkin just so that you can see all the possibilities that these two coordinating set have provided.

Please contact me through my 24/7 shop, email – gingerstreetboutique@gmail.com or leave a comment below if you are interested in signing up for Paper Pumpkin or if you would like for me to send you a catalog.

Namaste

Sheila

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May 19, 2018 Card Class

In this card class we are going to be making two Thank you cards and two Sympathy cards. But you could very easily make all four cards into Sympathy, Birthday, Thank You, or Just Because cards. Take a look at the pictures of the samples below.

We are also going to be going over the awesome pre-order bundles that Stampin’ Up has available right now until May 31, 2018, that will not be available in the Annual Catalog. We are also going to be making a project using product from one of those bundles. Plus I will be giving you some cool swag to take home and play with.

Card Class Date: May 19, 2018.

Class time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Class Cost: $15.00

Class Location: My house – when you RSVP you will be given the address and directions.

Please RSVP (reserve your seat) by May 16, 2018. I do NOT receive text messages so please email me at gingerstreetboutique@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

I will provide all the supplies and materials to make all four of the above cards and projects.

I will provide water, coffee, and iced tea. If you would like to bring a snack to share that would be great.

Be sure to bring a friend and let’s have a good time.

Namaste

Sheila

 

 

 

 

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Making Layered Embellishments

Welcome to my first actual crafting tutorial where I am going to be showing you how I make these adorable layered embellishments from my paper, lace, ribbon and cloth scraps, ephemera pieces, and any other left over project pieces.

This is not my original idea I actually got this idea from Jessica Rapp  who has a YouTube channel that I found about a week and a half ago and have been addicted to ever since. She also has an Etsy shop called twosilveroranges where she sells some of the most beautiful junk journals. All her stuff is vintage and vintage looking, so if you like that kind of stuff, like me, then be sure to check her out.

So please enjoy this video and be sure to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Sorry about the muffled sound and blurriness of the video. I did not realize while I was recording this that I did not have my laptop plugged in and the battery was low, oops!

I would like to make another video when I create my little banner embellishments using my Stampin’ Up stash, stamps and ribbon. Let me know if that is something you might be interested in.

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Namaste

Sheila

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Share What You Love…

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This is the 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up, so this year they have gone all out with these awesome pre-order only bundles. Check out this video for more details on the Share What You Love Bundles. 

Stampin’ Up is getting ready to launch the NEW Annual Catalog June 1, 2018. So if you are new to Stampin’ Up or just want to get your hands on some product to play with for a bit, then one of these bundles would be perfect to start with. You can’t go wrong with any one of these bundles but be sure to order before May 31, 2018. These bundles will not be available in the New Annual Catalog they are a pre-order item only.

I am so excited to start playing with all the new products, the new stamp pads, all the new colors, along with some old favorite colors that are returning this year.

Below are some sample cards you can make with the above listed products.

These samples are not made by me, they are from Stampin’ Up and their artisan team, but aren’t they so pretty? Now do you see why you should to get one of these bundles to play with? The possibilities are endless and your imagination can go wild with all the product that comes with the Gotta Have It All Bundle.

Also don’t forget to check out the Last-Chance Products as well, because all these items will longer be available after the New Annual Catalog is released June 1, 2018.

The Clearance Rack is a good place to pick up items to give as hostess gifts, thank you to customers, product swaps, or to just stock up on for your own crafting needs.

I would love to work with you to find out your crafting needs and wants, and share with you some ideas on what products to order for your starter kit, if you are interested in becoming a demonstrator on my team.

Or if you would like to order product without becoming a demonstrator and currently do not have a demonstrator I would love to have your business.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about Stampin’ Up products, catalogs, ordering, the above bundles, classes or project ideas. Just contact me by email – sheila@gingerstreetboutique.com or through my contact information on my Stampin’ Up order form page, upper right hand corner. I do not receive text messages so please only email or call.

Have a great day!

Namaste

Sheila

P.S. Don’t forget May 31, 2018 is the last day to order any of the Share What You Love Bundles.