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Christmas Project Class

You are cordially invited to a Christmas project class at Gather in Casa Grande, on December 18, at 5 pm.

PROJECT 

We will be making two different projects that are quick and easy stocking stuffer’s. All supplies and material needed to complete both projects will be provided. Below is a picture of the projects.

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TEACHER

I will be teaching this class at Gather in Casa Grande.

COST

$ 7.00 per person.

TIME

Class will start at 5 pm, so please arrive at least 5 minutes early to get a seat and settled in.

HOW TO SIGN UP

This class is limited seating, so if you would like to reserve a seat please call Gather at (480) 382-9214 or email them at gatherdiycg@gmail.com. DO NOT email or call me to reserve your seat, Gather is hosting this event I am only teaching.

 

LOCATION

820 W. Cottonwood Ln Suite 8, Casa Grande

 

I am so excited about this opportunity to share with you this new and wonderful DIY Workshop location that we have here in Casa Grande. This is an awesome place for crafty people to gather and create together. They have events almost every day of the week so there is sure to be something that might interest you.

Well, I hope to see you on the 18th, until then I will be working on many other projects and getting ready for Christmas.

Have a wonderful week!

Namaste

Sheila

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Happy Thanksgiving….

Hello everyone, just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you and your families this Holiday Season.

This year I made the mistake of waiting until today (two days before Thanksgiving) to go get everything for Thanksgiving dinner. It wasn’t too bad this afternoon, but patience isn’t my virtue when I am in a hurry. Good thing my husband was with me to make light of everything, which kept me calm.

My husband and I are going to have a quiet dinner together and then he will probably watch his football. I on the other hand have three different orders I got over the weekend that I need to get started on.

Speaking of last weekend, oh my goodness we had so much fun. This last weekend was the November show at the The Big Tin Cotton Gin, and it was beautiful outside. We had a few repeat customers from last month, last season and even met a few newcomers that plan to come back.

I did really well in sales and only have a few Christmas items left so the next few weeks are going to be crazy busy trying to restock everything and make more new stuff. Plus I have three really big orders that have to be done before the first of Dec.. No pressure! Actually I love having this kind of pressure it makes the blood flow and the brain works faster (when you get my age that is really important, it means your still alive), LOL……

Any who, things on the home front have been busy, fun, hectic, and you know just normal for us. Everyone has their own level of normal, so that is why I say “for us”.

Oh, have to tell you this cute story about Jackson. Well you all know about his little “pride” of female stray cats out front, right? There are 11 females that he has in “pride” and they all love him. He actually fronted off a neighbors lab that was running down the street towards them one day, although my husband was right there to grab him and put him in the house before anything happened. It was funny because Jackson just stood in the middle of the street while all the girls scattered, and the dog just stopped in front of him all surprised that he didn’t run too. It actually looked like the dog wanted to play with Jackson but my husband didn’t want to take the chance.

Jackson actually takes his duties of protecting his “pride” very seriously as well as keeping them in line. One night my husband went out to feed the girls and one of the older ones began to hiss at my husband before he even put the food down, Jackson ran over and got between my husband and her and proceeded to chase her away. So she didn’t get to eat with the rest that night, and that female has never hissed at my husband or I again.

Takara is doing really well with her high protein diet and is almost herself again. She just needs to gain a little more weight, but otherwise she is just as ornery as ever. She knows her eating schedule and she makes sure we don’t forget either, every two hours on the dot.

Well that just about covers everything for now. If you want to chit chat with me while I am crafting the next few weeks come on over to my Twitch Channel and say hi. I would love the company and then you can see what I am working on as well. I stream Monday – Friday 3 pm – 11 pm except holidays. I haven’t made any new You Tube videos recently but I still have the old ones listed and I plan to make a couple new ones soon.

Many, many thanks for reading this post, for following me and for your feedback. I really do appreciate all of you who have stuck with me these last few years and all my new followers. I love you all and wouldn’t be as inspired to continue this site if it weren’t for all of you. Thank You!

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Namaste

Sheila

P.S. Please say an extra prayer this Thanksgiving for all those in California that have lost a loved one, all those that lost their homes, the people that are helping the displaced, all the firefighters, police, and emergency personnel. These fires were devastating and now they are going to have the rains to contend with.

 

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First Day of Show

Oh my goodness today was an awesome day! Let me begin by saying today was opening day of The Big Tin Cotton Gin Vintage and Repurposed Market and we had a wonderful turn out. I met some of the most wonderful people and had the best time getting to know my customers, they even gave me some great ideas on future projects so stay tuned.

The weather was just perfect for an October day in Arizona, not too warm but sunny with a light breeze. I woke up refreshed and ready to go at 6:30 am. Fed the cats, packed a lunch, put the roast in the crock pot, checked my blood sugar, ate breakfast, got ready and off we went. We didn’t forget a thing and hit all green lights except the last two, so we were actually an hour early.

It really is so amazing how the event area transforms overnight. We were there Thursday morning setting up and we were able to back our truck right up to our sight and unload everything that’s how empty it is. This morning we show up and there were vendors everywhere around us, it was so cool. I was very good today, I did not leave my booth and walk around although I was very tempted.

So I took some pictures of my booth to share with you along with some pictures of the items that I had at the show. Enjoy!

So if you are in Queen Creek on Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 then be sure to stop by to check out all the great gift item, home decor items, the awesome fudge from the fudge lady, beautiful handmade indoor/outdoor wooden benches and tables, lots of awesome vintage items and so much more. Please be sure to stop by my booth to say hi, I would love to see you. We will be open from 9:30 am to 4 pm, and Sunday we will be open from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

I am going to be streaming live on Twitch all day Sat., so keep you fingers crossed the internet connection stays strong out there. My Twitch channel is GinStB for those of you that might want to check it out.

Well, I need to get ready for bed and try to sleep a little bit through all this excitement. So until tomorrow….

Namaste

Sheila

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Is It July Already?

Wow, can you believe that July, the seventh month of the year has already begun? Where does the time go?

You know when I was a kid I used to hear all the elderly people (our parents and grandparents) always saying that “it sure seems like the days keep getting shorter, where does the time go?” Back then I never really understood, because I always thought that time was standing still and I would never be grown up fast enough. You know what I mean, all those wonderful things adults got to do like stay up past 8:00 pm, eat candy when ever they wanted, and drive a car. Now I understand and kick myself every time I say those same words because it reminds me that I am getting “older” and now I wish that time would stand still again.

Anyways, July is a very busy month and I would like to share with you what is going on.

First – I would like to share with you the fact that this Wednesday is July 4th, so Happy Independence Day to all my fellow Americans. Below is an exert from Wikipedia – The Free Encyclopedia and the meaning of this holiday.

Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congressdeclared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.[1] The Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.[1]

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparadesbarbecuescarnivalsfairspicnicsconcertsbaseball gamesfamily reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.[2][3][4]

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Second – I would like to announce that I now have a YouTube channel so that you can watch me live every Wednesday at 11 am starting July 11, 2018. The content will be different every week and you will be able to watch me as I craft. I will also be hosting some contests and give away’s for those who subscribe and follow me on YouTube. I may even do a spontaneous live stream every now and then, so when you subscribe you will be notified when I am online and if you are available you can pop in and watch. Hope to see you all there!

Third – Stampin’ Up! brought back the “buy three get one free” sale that they had last year at this time so if you need to stock up on your DSP this is the time to do it for sure. Or if you would like to just get your hands on some of the new DSP to play with then don’t wait, check out these paper packs available during this sale.

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Fourth – Another great promotion from Stampin Up! only for the month of July, to all of you that have ever considered having your own business.

During the Stampin’ Pad Family Promotion, which runs July 1 through July 31, all new demonstrators will be able to select a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads in addition to their Starter Kit! If you were waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!, that time has arrived. Join now, and start your new business off on the right foot!

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Fifth – The July 7, 2018 Card Class is going to be postponed to July 21, 2018 and we will still be making Christmas cards for that class and I will post samples. More details for the class will be posted later.

Well, I think that does it for now and I hope that I didn’t overload you with all this information. If you would like more information or have questions about anything listed above, then please contact me, I will be happy to assist you. Those of you that already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator then please contact them about the above listed offers if you have any questions.

As always thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Please have a safe and blessed week everyone!

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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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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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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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.

 

 

 

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Goodwill and JOANN’s haul

Ok, I have seen YouTube videos of people doing these different “hauls” from all different types of shopping trips and I have really enjoyed seeing the different stuff that people buy. So I thought that I would share with you my haul from our local Goodwill and JOANN’s.

Today’s shopping trip mission was to find some sort of container to hold my scraps for my layered embellishments that I have been making lately. Our first stop was Goodwill because my husband wanted to go look at the books (he likes old art, history and war books) and I thought that would be a great place to find something to store my stuff in. No I did not find anything to store my stuff in, but I did find more stuff to store (go figure)! My husband did not find anything to his liking, so he generously helped me find “stuff”.

We then went to JOANN Fabric right next door so that we could look at the storage containers that they had there. The jewelry storage containers they had were too small for what I needed, so we went to the fabric section and found the large craft storage unit that I did get. So far I love it because it holds all my embellishment making items neatly, plus I got it half off.

Below is the video of my “haul” I made this evening after I got my stuff all put away and organized. I hope that you enjoy this video and if you do and would like to see more videos like this please leave a comment below. I would like to know what you think and love to hear from you so please email me at gingerstreetboutique@gmail.com or sheila@gingerstreetboutique.com or comment below. Enjoy!

 

Namaste

Sheila

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First Day of Show

Here we all are our first day of the Big Tin Gin Vintage and Repurposed Market for the month of November.

Today has been a beautiful day, the weather has been just perfect and so far we have met a lot of wonderful people. All our booth neighbors are back so we have had fun catching up because a lot of business has happened over the last three weeks since we were all here last. Below are a few pictures of my booth from this morning.

Last night as I was packing things up it looked like I had enough of everything to last all three days but now that the day is winding up it looks like I will be very busy tonight making a bunch more of just about everything (or at least cutting stuff up and putting them together here tomorrow). I have enjoyed seeing the smiles on the faces of everyone that bought items from me today and hearing the stories of who they were planning on giving there purchases to or how they were going to use them.

Well time to close up shop so I must go.

Namaste

Sheila

 

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One More Day…

One more day until Big Tin Gin opens again for the weekend of frenzied shopping, friends and fun. The last three weeks have been a whirlwind of frantic Christmas crafting but it has been quite fun and very challenging, below are a couple pictures of my craft room and what it has looked like for the past three weeks.

Tomorrow is set up day for all the vendors so tonight I will be packing everything and getting ready for a long day of setting up and decorating my booth. I am so excited to see all my booth neighbors again and spending the day outside enjoying the nice Arizona fall weather while we set up. There won’t be much time for socializing, because it’s going to be very hectic around there, but I know it will be a good day and no matter how crazy it get’s you still have to smile.

So, the Big Tin Cotton Gin will open at 9:30 am on Friday and Saturday and close at 5 pm and on Sunday 9:30 am ’til 3 pm. Be sure to come out back and say hi, I will be right outside the back door second booth to your right. Below is a sneak peek at a few of the items that I will have at my booth.

Have a great day and I will see you this weekend.

Namaste

Sheila

 

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I’m so excited….

Last week I was busy working on my first order that I received from my weekend at The Big Tin Cotton Gin. This week I will be working on another order and also prepping for the next show November 17 – 19. It’s only a couple weeks away and so now is the crunch time for making all my Christmas items and rearranging my booth to accommodate all the new stuff. This is the first year that I have done anything like this and I am loving the whole vibe that you get from being around so many other creative/artistic people. I plan to take a lot more photo’s at the next show so that I can share the experience with all of you.

Here are a few pictures of my booth from this month and the items that I had.

I will be having more Christmas items for the next show and a lot more stocking stuffer type items.

If you have any ideas or suggestions for items I should have in my booth please comment or email me I would appreciate all feedback I can get.

Thank you all for following me and putting up with all these long in between lulls with my posts. When I get in a zone I kinda tune out the rest of the world and only focus on the task at hand, I even neglect my poor husband and our cats of my attention. Although I’m sure my husband doesn’t mind the quiet during my “creative times”.

Below is a picture of just a few of the cute little trio nugget boxes I made for this last weeks order.

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This is not my original design for these little boxes I actually got the design and instructions from Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. She is also an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she has a lot of really cute gift box ideas. I really like her instruction videos because she takes you step by step and makes it very simple and easy to follow (I like simple and easy). Be sure to check out her new 2017 cute Christmas gift box ideas.

Have a great week!

Namaste

Sheila

P.S. Everyone that stops by my booth at The Big Tin Cotton Gin November 17-19, and says hi will receive a free gift from me.