Thursday, November 29, 2012

What to expect on the day of the party
Receive exclusive deals and discounts throughout the day from all 3 companies; Crafter’s Companion, Stampendous and Bee Creative – some of which are too good to advertise in this newsletter. Free make-n-takes, hourly raffles and goodie bags to all those that RSVP (see below for additional information). Snacks and beverages will also be served to be sure all the crafting and shopping excitement doesn’t leave you too hungry to make it through the day!
Here are some additional details on what each of the companies will be doing throughout the day
Crafter’s Companion
You won’t want to miss a special in-booth demonstration by Dee Gruenig… Yes, you read that right, Dee Gruenig has agreed to create a limited edition, signed stamp set just for our Holiday Party. Only 250 of these stamp sets will ever be made and she’ll be coming out of retirement to demonstrate from 10am – 2pm. You won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity.
Our Director of Education; Jennie Black, will be doing a make-n-take on the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers from 9:30am – 3pm where you’ll learn plenty of tips, tricks and useful techniques.
Receive special show deals all day long at our booth - Sorry, you’ll have to see those deals first hand when you arrive!

StampendousJoin Laura Weed at the make-n-take tables to explore the fun of Fran’s Encrusted Jewel Technique for yourself as you create a tag perfect for adding to a card or scrapbook page.
Special product deals will be offered on many of our clear and rubber stamps, stickers and end of season items. You won’t be disappointed with the fantastic selection of product to choose from!
Bee Creative
Join the Bee Creative crew at the make-n-take tables for a holiday project or quick & easy card you’ll love to create. It’s been a busy show season for our friends at Bee Creative and they’re ready to celebrate the holidays with special deals on their wide selection of adhesives, Stickles glitter glues, Scrapmabob Drink/Trash Holder and much more. You’ll also find Sparkly Fluff, oodles of tools, craft bags, card making stickers and bargain bin deals on scrapbook papers.
Images shown are representative, but not identical of the projects you may create for the make-n-take.

RSVP for the event to receive a Goodie Bag at the door!
Sorry, we are no longer accepting RSVP's for the event.
If you have received an email back when you first RSVP'd you are definitely on our RSVP list. No other confirmation is needed. Thanks and see you at the show!
Friday Night Crop & Cardmaking Event - We've Opened up Additional Space!!!
Did you think we were done? We’ll be busy setting up for the show on December 1st the night before and thought it might be a bit lonely without some of our special guests crafting away in the room next door. We have a VERY LIMITED number of seats available for the Friday Night Crop & Cardmaking event on November 30th. Crafting will begin at 7:00pm and will wind down by 11:30pm to have you in bed in time to enjoy the Holiday Party on the following day.
The cost to attend is $30.00 and there are only 30 seats available - WE'VE JUST ADDED 30 MORE SEATS! - Total of 60 seats now available.
As our special guest for the evening you will receive an extra-special goodie bag worth at least $50.00, a chance to win additional prizes during our hourly drawings, exclusive shopping opportunity from 10pm – 11pm and we’ll even make a coffee run to the local Starbucks – the drinks are on us! Light snacks will also be served throughout the evening.
Bindy Lambell will be your host and is sure to keep you entertained.

Directions to the Event
To get directions, please visit our event page on the Embassy Suites Website:
Embassy Suites Anaheim – North
3100 East Frontera
Anaheim, CA 92806
T: 714-632-1221
The hotel is conveniently located between 3 major freeways and is only 15 minutes away from Disneyland and the Orange County Airport.

Hope to see you there!
We hope whether you live close to the event or far away that we get the opportunity to see you at the event.
*You will receive a card in your goodie bag that is valid for 1 make-n-take for each of the 3 companies. Additional make-n-takes at the same table can be done for an additional $1.00 each, but you cannot do them consecutively unless there are no other people waiting in line.

Friday, November 16, 2012

  Sealed With A Little Kiss - from the second I heard that was what SWALK stood for, I was instantly in love with this cute line of stamps.  This release is my favorite so far!  This funny image is purr-fect if you know me and my dog Bugsie!  She is always getting new ribbons and bows for her hair.. but no one is allowed to cut her hair!  Nope - It touches the ground just the way I like it!   Here is my pampered baby Bugsie sitting in front of the Steinway that Elvis used to record songs on!  LOL

The name of this set is  A Time To Paws I used several different Crafter's Companion tools, stamps and such so here is how I made the card!

First I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.  Colors used are
RED: DR1, DR3, DR7, CR10
GRAY: IG1, IG2, IG5, IG8

My background paper was made using our new EBOSSER machine and our large Damask embossing folder.  I just love the size of these folders as you can make an over sized card with no problem!  The sandwich I used included the embossing folder, and plates A, C & D, plus one sheet of black cardstock.

Look at the crisp deep embossing it put into my cardstock.  I love these embossing folders!

 Here is a close up of the image I colored.  I can't believe I picked red and black.. those are the two hardest colors for me to use!  LOL.. but I just love the dramatic look of red black and white... This lady looks so classy in her sexy black dress, pearls with her silver poodle!  LOL...

I hope my post has inspired you to try these great new stamps, the embosser, embossing folders and Spectrum  Noir alcohol markers!  Have a great day!

Jennie Black

Sealed with a Little Kiss (SWALK) new release!

Is this image  darling or what?  It is one of several new SWALK stamps being released today by Crafter's Companion!  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens. I used the amazing Ultimate Tool to make this fun fold card.  You will find the instructions below, give it a try.

Base Card:  6" x 12"
Two coordinating printed paper pieces cut 5 3/4" x 2 3/4"
One coordinating printed paper cut 5 3/4 x 5 3/4
Embellishment pieces (stars, 1/2" x 5 3/4" stripe)
Image piece with another piece cut the exact size for the greeting on the inside of the card
Matting for image is cut 1/4" larger than image piece (CUT 2 - one for inside of card)
Double Matting is cut 1/4" larger than the above piece (CUT 2 - one for inside of card)

Base card scored at 6"
Base card also scored at 3" 
Fold card at 6" to make card base.
Fold front flap up at the 3" score line.
Adhere the image to front flap 
(be sure adhesive is only on the left half of the image back)
Hide the greeting piece directly behind the image piece
Adhere greeting piece inside the card.
Add desired embellishments and color image

I hope you enjoyed this fun fold tutorial using the Crafter's Companion Ultimate tool.  You can find many more samples colored by me at 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Doggie Hugs!

Here is a fun card I made for Andy's mom.  She had a task to complete and did a fantastic job doing it.  We thought this little card might show her how proud we are of her!  

The image is one of the newer releases from Crafter's Companion Mulberry Woods Stamps.  You can purchase it HERE.  

I did not take step out pictures of the image while I was coloring, but here are the colors I used.  I totally love the red and brown color combination! 

Browns: TN1, TN2, TN4, TN8, EB8
Flowers: CT1, CT4, GB5, CR11, DR3, DR1
Green: CG2, DR3
Ground: BGR2, BGR1
I made the greeting using the computer and then rolled it a bit to look like a banner.

Colorful Hugs to everyone!