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Happy Saturday

Good morning! Well for some of you it may not be starting out so well, after being out all night. For me it has started rather early (4 am) as per every day this week, but last night I got the best nights sleep I have had in a long time and today I feel refreshed.

Last weekend was the opening of the season at The Big Tin Cotton Gin and we had a blast. I met so many new wonderful people, saw a few of my awesome customers from last season, and made some new friends.

We sold quite a bit, at least enough to cover our booth rent and a little bit of the cost for product. I never really make a profit off my crafts at these shows, but that is alright as long as I can make enough to cover my booth rent. My payment is meeting the people that purchase my items and hearing their stories of who they intend to give them to, and why.

I have also gotten many good ideas from customers as to how I can improve items or change them up for different occasions or events. There have been many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that I have met and even exchanged ideas with (it is always awesome to meet a fellow Demonstrator).

As you can see it really was a very productive weekend and I am so looking forward to the next show November 16 -18, 2018.

This whole last week has been crazy with my husbands new job hours, so my schedule has been totally thrown off kilter. So the next week and a half I will be working my little fingers to the bones getting ready for the next show.

Please excuse me for not posting very often during show season, but I really am busy working about 18-20 hours a day seven days a week in between shows just prepping and making new items.

I will be steaming me working on stuff over on my twitch channel if you would like to come chat with me or you can watch my YouTube videos as well.

Thank you for your support and I hope that you have a wonderful Saturday doing whatever it is that you have planned for the day.

Namaste

Sheila

P..S. Yes, short but sweet and straight to the point. Thank you for noticing.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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