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Junk Journal’s #3 and #4 Flip Through

Yes, I completed two more Junk Journals and have them listed in my shop. But before you go grab them up be sure so check out this video flip through below, that way you can get a close up look at what all is included in each one.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go grab one of these awesome Junk Journals before they are gone. Don’t forget to take a look at the # 2 “Reader’s Digest Journal” and the #1 mini “Jello-O box Journal” while you are in the shop.

I hope y’all had a great weekend and are rare’n to go the rest of this week, first day down four more to go. Don’t forget “hump day” (Wednesday) at 11 am, Arizona time, I have my YouTube live  so come visit with me while you take a coffee/tea break.

Sorry this is such a short post but I just wanted to get this video out for all of you.

Take care and have a blessed week everyone!

Namaste

Sheila

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Santa’s Sled

Christmas in July is almost over and I still have many more projects that I need to complete for The Big Tin Cotton Gin Vintage and Repurposed Market that starts October 19 – 21, 2018. But a couple days ago I was taking a break from working on my own projects and going through Pinterest, and saw this cute little Santa Sled project. So I had to stop what I was doing and try it, because I thought that this would be something fun for my card class ladies to make. I will let you know later their response, but I am sure they will like it too.

Now take a look at this tutorial of my version of the little Santa Sled with hidden compartment and then scroll down for more info and the link to Sandra’s website.

So that everyone knows, this was not my original idea. I would like to give credit to Sandra Ronald at Art Paper Crafters for the idea, and thank her for sharing her video with all of us. Be sure to go check out her site as well.

MEASUREMENTS:

Base – 8 1/4″ X 3 1/2″ score lengthwise @ 3/4″, 3 3/4″, 4 1/2″, 7 1/2″ turn cardstock widthwise and score @ 3/4″ turn to the opposite side and score @ 3/4″.

Cut each of the lengthwise score lines to the 3/4″ scoreline and at one end cut off the two end tabs to make the closure tab for the lid.

Fold and burnish all the score lines and then glue all the little tabs to the inside of the two long outside tabs to form a box as shown in the video.

For the back of the sled where you attach the Christmas tree and teddy bear, cut a piece of cardstock @ 3″ X 2″ and for a decorative top to the back piece I used a tag topper framelit I had but you can use any kind of decorative punch, framelit, die or what ever you have to add a little character to the back of your sleigh.

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I used the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and framelits from Stampin’ UP! They are no longer available in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. But this idea could also be used with the Ready For Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies which is on page 102 of the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

If you are interested in receiving one of these Santa Sleigh kits I will be giving away three of them, along with the pattern for the “hidden compartment” box,  to the first three people who leave a comment below saying “Hello”.

Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you back here soon.

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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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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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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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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March 2018 Paper Pumpkin/ Alternates

Below is my alternate versions of this months Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up. I hope that you enjoy this video and get some ideas at least.

 

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Fine Details

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available March 11–May 10, 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
    • How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Does not apply to prepaid codes

 

Extra items I used for these cards.

Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2 X 11 Thick Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Price: $7.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $9.00
Delicate White Doilies
Delicate White Doilies
Price: $3.00
Vellum 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $8.00
Sweet Soirée Memories & More Card Pack
SWEET SOIRÉE Memories & More Card Pack
Price: $0.00
This was an item from the Sale-A-Bration 2018 Catalog. This item will expire March 31, 2018 and will no longer be available. So be sure to place your $50.00 (before taxes) order
out of the Annual and/or Occasions catalog before March 31, 2018 to get this item.
Ok, now go get your crafty on and create something beautiful!
Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these alternate card ideas, the video and whether you would like me to make more, or just say hi so that I know that you stopped by.
Have a great rest of the week everyone and I will post again soon.
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

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Card Class

 

Here are samples of three of the cards that we will make in our card class January 13, 2018. Each of these cards is made using stamps and/or cardstock from the New Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

If you would like to attend the class please contact me by January 11, 2018 no later than 5 pm.

Class Cost: $10.00

Class Time: 10 am

Class Date: Saturday, 1-13-2018

Class Supplies: Everything will be provided for you.

Coffee, water, and hot tea will be provided, you are welcome to bring a snack to share.

Bring a friend and share the fun of crafting/card making.

To order additional kits to take home let me know at the time you sign up. If you cannot attend the class and would like to order this kit or kits please contact me by January 11, 2018, no later than 5 pm.

If you have any questions regarding these cards/kits please contact me.

Namaste

Sheila