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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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Fall Card Class Aug. 25, 2018

Here we are, the last class of the year. Due to me being busy getting ready and participating in the craft show circuit this winter I have decided to put the card classes on hold for the next six months.

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In this class we are going to be making three fall cards that can be used as Thanksgiving, Birthday or any Fall related occasion. Then we will make one Christmas card using one of the NEW stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday catalog that will be available Sept. 5 – Jan. 2, 2018. Actually all the stamps and DSP used for these cards are from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday catalog.

 

We will also be making one project that can be used as a gift for your guests at your holiday place settings. This project will be revealed at the class for attendees only.

I will provide all the supplies and materials needed to complete all four card and the project.

I will provide instructions and you get to take home your own samples for future reference.

I will provide coffee, water and iced tea. You may bring a snack to share if you would like but it is not required.

Class Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Class Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Class Fee: $15.00

Please RSVP by August 22,2018 to reserve your seat. Phone: 520-509-1209 (do not have text messaging) call me!

Be sure to bring a friend and come join the fun as we round out this year with a “jolly good harvest party”. Ok, so I have been watching a lot of old movies lately while I have been crafting and that old speak has crept into the yea old brain. Anyway, I hope that you will join us and I promise I won’t be talking like that in class.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Namaste

Sheila

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Christmas in July 2018

Yes, you read the title right, we are having our annual Christmas in July Card Class on Saturday the 21st at 10:00 am.

Here is a sneak peek at the cards we will be making in this class.

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See a theme going on here? This was not intentional, I didn’t realize it until I took this picture with them all together.

The impossible card (the one in the front standing up) has two different versions to it so you will be given all the pieces in class to make it either way. This card design I have to give credit to Julie DiMatteo over at The Paper Pixie, where you can find all kinds of awesome paper projects.

All the other cards are my design and they are all using items from the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog along with some old items. All these cards can be adapted for any holiday or occasion that you may want to use them for and in class I will show you examples.

Christmas in July Card Class

Date: July 21, 2018

Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Cost: $15.00

You will receive: All the supplies and materials to complete all 4 of these cards pictured, plus the project.

Pattern and instructions for the impossible card to take home.

Pattern and instructions for the project to take home.

Water, Coffee and Tea will be provided. If you would like to bring a snack to share it would be greatly appreciated but not required.

Please Call and RSVP by: Wednesday July 18, 2018 to reserve your seat. NO TEXTING I have a landline only. The phone number is under “contact” on the left side of your screen.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase one of these card kits then please contact me and I would be more than happy to assist you.

To purchase any of the Stampin’ Up! products that you see here then please contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you with your purchase. Or if you already have a demonstrator please contact them so that they may assist you in your purchase.

I am so looking forward to seeing you in class, where I am sure we will have a great time creating these fun Christmas cards and the cute project that you can use as a gift.

Have a great weekend everyone, be safe and be sure to create something beautiful even if it is a moment.

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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Little Piggy Wiper Card

Isn’t this the cutest card? This stamp set is my most favorite stamp set that I have currently and I waited a whole year to get it, so worth the wait.

The design is not my design I actually got this from Kay Kalthoff at Stamping to Share . I would like to thank Kay for sharing her video and inspiring me to make this card and share it with all of you. So without further ado here is the video.

This Little Piggy Wiper Card

Card base – 6 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ (cut 2) score @ 1″, & 1 3/4″

Wiper piece – 3 3/4″ X 1 3/4″

For round pieces first cut two 4″ squares

DSP or decorative paper – 4 3/4″ X 4″

Washi Tape or decorative paper strip for each side piece that you hold on to.

Dimensionals to pop up the little piggy on the front.

For this card I used This Little Piggy stamp set on page 33 in the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I also used Blushing Bride cardstock (which can be found on page 186 of the annual catalog) for the base of the card and for each of little piggy’s that I fussy cut.

Adhesive’s – Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

That pretty much sums it up! If you have any questions or need help placing your order please contact me I would love to have your business or if you have a Demonstrator please contact them to help you with your order.

Ok, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial and that you try making one of these cards because they are really cute.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you have a great day!

Namaste

Sheila

 

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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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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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Card Class May 5, 2018

Yes, it’s Cinco de Mayo and we are going to be celebrating by making congratulations cards and one project. Come join the fun and festivities as we create four completely different congratulations cards, two of which can be used as graduation, anniversary, wedding or retirement cards. The project is a wine/champagne bottle tag.

Below are the pictures of the card and project samples.

Card Class: Congratulations!

Class Time: 10 am to 12 pm

Class Fee: $15.00

Please email me at gingerstreetboutique@gmail.com by May 2, 2018 to reserve your spot. I will check my mail daily until midnight May 2, 2018, any late or last minute reservations will not be accepted. If you do not get a response by email or phone within a couple hours from me to confirm your reservation then please call me directly or email me again immediately at this same email address. I do not have text messaging so email only please.

I will provide all supplies and materials for all four cards and the one project.

I will provide water, coffee, ice tea and some festive Mexican food snacks in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

Please be sure to bring a friend and come join the fun as we socializing, craft and relax with friends.

See you Saturday May 5, 2018 at 10 am!

Namaste

Sheila

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Masculine Cards – Class

Everyone knows a guy and that guy has a birthday every year and you need a card to give him. So here in is the class to make a special hand made card just for him, plus have a few extras.

Below is a photo of the cards we will be making in class.

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The two cards on the right were inspired by photos I found on Pinterest. The jacket and bow tie card was inspired by Crafty Ola be sure to check out this video she makes 10 different cards and takes you through each step. The blue card on the upper right side was inspired by Ellen Woodbridge she is also an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she is from Australia. So if you are in Australia and looking for some classes or need a Demonstrator, Ellen is available and would be a good choice (just check out her work…awesome!).

The other two cards are my design and the bottom left, black and green card, is also a gift card holder.

So if you are interested in more information about this class and to sign up please go to my Stampin’ Up Calendar and follow the instructions there to sign up by April 11, 2018. Or contact me here by leaving a comment or call me at the number listed on my Stampin’ Up Calendar contact page. 

I will be posting more classes and workshops on my calendar within the next few days so be sure to check it regularly if you are interested in attending either. If you would like to host a class or workshop to earn hostess rewards from Stampin’ Up and GSB (Ginger Street Boutique) rewards from me, then please contact me for more information and lets get the party started.

In the future (hopefully starting in June) I would like to host a twice a week video tutorial for you to follow at home. I’m not sure if I will post them both on here or if I will do one on here and the other one on YouTube that will be determined once I get a little further along in my process. Either way I will let you all know here when and where you can view the videos, and any other specifics that may pop up in the process.

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope that you have a great rest of your week and weekend.

Namaste

Sheila

 

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Cookies….

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Aren’t they just gorgeous? LOL…..NOT!

Last night my friend K. and I went to a cookie decorating class and these are the cookies that I decorated, minus one because my husband had to try one right away.

We had a lot of fun and met a lot of wonderful ladies. But as far as ever being a professional cookie decorator I don’t think that I passed that part of the class, so I will just leave that to Bonnie Adams our instructor and co-owner of Inspired Sugar. Please go check out their website and while you are there be sure to order some of their delicious  sugar cookies. My husband said that he really liked these cookies because they weren’t really sugary sweet but just enough sweetness not to make you sick. I haven’t tried them because I have eliminated sweets from my menu, due to my diabetes, at least for now anyway.

They had a few different drawings for some really neat prizes and the very first drawing they had I won and this is what I got.

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It makes a 1- 4″ cookie in the shape of a whimsical cake. I immediately thought of polymer clay and Alice in Wonderland. So who knows, you might see cookies or a clay craft project soon using this set.

To receive this gift was a complete surprise, because I rarely ever win anything, so I am going to cherish this for a long time. Thank you Bonnie!

One thing that I realized last night after the class was that I crave the learning. Is that weird? Let me explain what I mean. 1. I find that learning something new at my age is a little intimidating and sometimes takes a little longer to catch on, but I love the challenge. 2. Doing or learning something outside my comfort zone is at times very difficult but  good because it helps me grow and be more diverse. 3. I find that being around artistic/ crafty people it is very inspiring, quite spiritual and always fun. 4. Life is about learning and I have a long ways to go yet so I have a lot more to learn. There you have it, that’s not too weird.

Hopefully no matter what your passion you will continue to learn and challenge yourself to be a better person and grow with your knowledge and determination. Every company, corporation, and business was started from the heart. Because someone believed in their dream and challenged themselves to learn and grow with the business. Believe in your dream and above all else believe in yourself.

So, to end this post I would like to thank Dira Reeves for hosting this class and Bonnie Adams for taking the time to come teach this class to all of us. I had a good time meeting and networking with other fun, artistic and crafty ladies.

Namaste

Sheila 

 

 

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March 10, 2018 – Card Class

Hello,

Alright are you ready? Yes, we are going to be having another card class…….

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.

The theme is Easter so we are going to be making three Easter cards and one project. Listed below are pictures of the cards we are going to be making, the project will be revealed to the attendees only.

All supplies and materials to make each card and the project will be provided.

Coffee, water, tea and snack will be provided.

Now to give credit for the inspiration for each of these cards. The bunny card idea came from Stampinconnection.com. The Easter basket and eggs card idea came from Sigrids kreative ART . The beautiful floral cross card idea came from See Julie Stamp . Please check out these sites and all the other wonderful ideas these ladies have.

I would love to see, chat and create with you. So please bring a friend and let’s have a good time making these adorable little Easter cards and awesome project for attendee’s only.

Space is limited so please contact me and reserve your seat by March 7, 2018.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Namaste

Sheila

 

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Valentine Cards

I had hoped to get this post out Saturday evening after our card class, but you know how that goes….life gets in the way. So you still have a day before Valentine’s to whip up a quick card and here are a few samples if you would like to copy them.

I got the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlit die cut card (top left corner with butterfly) idea from Carol McCarron at A Crafty Cat . Originally I found a picture of this card on Pinterest and just copied the picture, then before I wrote this I found the picture again and followed her link. For your convenience I included her link so that you can go check out her other very pretty card just like this only with a little bird instead of a butterfly. She is a very talented lady.

The other two cards are my idea’s. I really like the “Love” card I think that card is one of my better ideas yet. The coffee cup one…I don’t know, I really struggled with that one.

Now this next card is one that we made as well, on a request from one of the ladies that wanted to learn how to make the box card. I think this one is so cute and we had so much fun with the coloring and decorating. I think one day I am going to just host an adult coloring day, because it was so relaxing and fun just chatting and coloring with other creative people. Anywho, here is the box card that we made.

This is not a Stampin’ Up stamp set it is from Art Impressions/Hampton Art. The paper is from a retired Stampin’ Up DSP collection, and the card stock is also retired it’s called Blackberry Bliss. My husband drew the little wine glass and wine bottle you see on the front flap and on the back, and then printed them all out for me to fussy cut enough for each kit.

Don’t these lovely ladies look like they are having fun? I really love this stamp set. I am not a big wine drinker (maybe a glass or two, once or twice a month) but I love everything wine related. Weird, I know, but that’s how I roll….LOL!

Ok, time to go I am getting delirious from sleep deprivation (it is half an hour past my bedtime). Goodnight all!

Namaste

Sheila