Thursday, December 22, 2011

This One Has Nothing To Do With the Holidays...

Just a quick class announcement!

Monika Thomas is coming to teach this nifty recipe book 
featuring materials from Canvas Corp!

Tuesday, January 17th; 6-8pm; $30*.  

Call to sign up

*cash or check payable to Monika Thomas.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Minute Treats

If you're needing last minute treats, check out the tubes from SRM Press.  Their popular tube now comes in two additional variations...the wand and the mini.  The wand is perfect for m & m's (yummy!) and the mini is actually perfect as a place card holder.  So here are some festive ideas featuring stickers from SRM, also!

The tube and the wand are $1 each  (sorry, candy and card not included) and the mini is 75 cents!


Merry Christmas

I did it!  I actually made Christmas Cards this year.  Now the trick is getting them addressed and posted in time.  I'd love to send each and every one of you a card, but this post will just have to do.  

I found the tree pattern in a craft book of my moms. Its basically a half circle folded on itself a couple times. I used prints from Crate Paper's Peppermint Collection!

I accented with red Pearl Pens from Viva Decor and tinsel from my stash of stuff!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Much love, 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Hanukkah!

Can I tell you a funny story?    This one has nothing to do with scrapbooking but it does involve the theme of today's layouts.  Yesterday I was at Trader Joe's and an older couple was arguing in the baked goods section about whether or not certain items were kosher.  It was getting to be a pretty heated discussion and everyone was backing away and giving them their space.  Finally the husband walks off in a huff and says, "Fine, let's just bring them a ham."  It was one of the funnier moments I've had at TJs!

Ok, back to's some Hanukkah inspiration for you for the first day of the Festival of Lights!  I loved layering the new Hanukkah paper from Karen Foster with other prints around the shop, including a navy houndstooth that is found on the reverse side of a My Mind's Eye print and a distressed solid from Crate Paper's Random collection.   The ruffle couldn't have been easier!  I added double stick tape along the perimeter of the paper and formed the ruffle by hand.  No sewing involved!  Love it!  Of course, you can't go wrong with torn or sanded edges.  

Be sure to set out some time to shop our Hanukkah selection, its the best one we've ever had! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cousins' Christmas with Jingle from Lily Bee

Remember I said that I got to scrapbook with my own photos last weekend?  Well, here's another layout featuring the Jingle Collection from Lily Bee Design.  It's not quite done yet.  Need to journal a bit about our special cousins' Christmas gathering, but I think there's enough here so you get the idea.  

I combined the cardstock & alphabet stickers for the custom title banner.  The layout itself is a patchwork featuring the collection's Index Journaling Cards.  

Come on in and check out this'll love it!

Progressive Holiday Banner Class

Join us the weekend for our first joint class with Stampin' from the Heart.  For this progressive class you'll complete half of the banner at my shop and half at Karen's shop. 

We've designed two different banners so you can create one for $12 or both for $20.   You can also start either project at either store so the options are endless!

Winter Believe Banner featuring Winter Twig by Little Yellow Bicycle

Christmas Believe Banner featuring Wonder Wishes from Little Yellow Bicycle.  

I'll be matching my hours with Karen during this project

Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm (or 10 pm if I have a crop)

This class is drop in style, anytime Friday & Saturday!

And, of course, yummy spiced cider and treats will be served, 
as well as an opportunity to save 15%, 25% or 35% storewide. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Kitty with Canvas Corp

I hope you are sitting down, because not only did I scrapbook with real photos this weekend but I scrapbooked with my photos!  I actually made pages for my own scrapbook!  Once you have recovered from your dizzy spell take a look at "Christmas Kitty" with Canvas Corp papers.  

I accented the layout with canvas fringe ($2/yard) 
and a canvas star shape ($2/3)!  

The layout is also accented with Candy Cane twine from the Twinery and 
custom buttons from Epiphany Craft Studio! 

But wait, there's more.  I have another layout to show you.  You'll see later this week!  

Best, Sonja

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Workshop Preview #5

I am always telling people that I am going to take up jewelry making in my spare time.  These people generally look at me with a giant question mark....what spare time?  But I am keeping the faith alive.  One day, jewelry making will be my hobby.  Too kick things off, I have our first Patera make 'n' take.  Patera combines two of my favorite things....paper and jewelry.  Choose to make either charm for only $5.  You can wear your creation, give as a gift or use it to embellish your favorite paper craft!  Supplies are limited for this project...I only have a total of 10 charms. 

If Patera looks like something you're interested in learning more about, let me know!  I'm looking in to starting regular Patera classes next year.  Let's learn together!