Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I am certified!!

I have been trying to get the Fiskars certification to be a Demonstrator. I finally did it, yesterday morning. And as a extra special treat Amyre came to my house for a personal one-on-one session. She is up in Victorville tonight training Jennifer Priest and who ever else decides to join the fun.

Desert Scrappers March 28-30th Weekend Retreat has sent out itineraries. Left hand side of this blog offers teacher and Vendor list.
Classes that will be offered:
Open to all: Retreat attendance not required
Saturday March 29th

10:00 am
Three layouts and a mini book class $25
Nan- Scrapbook Alley and former Zutter Zister

About Nan:
Nan has been a photographer and scrapbooker since childhood, when she got her first 110 instamatic camera. Those photos, along with self-adhesive photo albums & doodled captions, started Nan on her scrapbooking journey. She attended a CM workshop prior to her first daughter's birth in 1995, and bought every cute paper, sticker and die-cut known to the industry! Dozens of scrapbooks and countless mini-projects later, Nan has discovered a newfound love and addiction to the creative aspects of contemporary scrapbooking. Nan's designs can range from clean and classic, to edgy and unstructured. She considers herself an "accidental scrapper, since she usually does something creative and unique purely by accident or late at night.
She currently serves as one of the founding Zutter Zisters - ambassadors & design team for the Bind-it-All and DreamKuts tools; and is also on the design team for the Red Bee craft/scrapbook store in Tustin, Ca. She teaching and attends crop events throughout S. California. And she works full-time in the advertising and marketing industry, as a Media Director, and currently works at an advertising agency in Orange County.. You can learn more about Nan from her blog:

About This Class:
This class is all about making the most of the supplies and items in your kits. We will attempt to leave no materials unused as we complete three one-page layouts and a mini book! Using your choice of kit from Frances Meyer ("Iceland", "Florence" or "Paris") we will make three coordinated single page layouts using lovely double-sided paper, chipboard, paint, stickles, ribbon and buttons. After that we will use whatever is left over to make a cute 4X3 mini book using the Zutter Bind-it-All. This is a great intro to this custom punching and binding tool. Anything goes as we use up all the supplies in this non-stop, fast paced class!.
supplies needed: paper trimmer, glue dots, quick-drying wet adhesive, dry adhesive, black ink or chalk, scissors, craft knife, self-healing cutting mat.

11:30 am
Black & White and Pink all over $15
Nan- Scrapbook Alley and former Zutter Zister

About This Class:
This class is those who are ready to try something new! We will start by making a one-page layout using black cardstock and bright pink FELT trim! We will adorn with rhinestones, flowers and a giant paper clip. Your choice of title - either "laughter" or "sweetness" will finish off this absolutely girly layout! After that we will use the Zutter Bind-it-All to make a cute 4X3 mini book using paper from me & my BIG ideas, ribbon and metal embellishments. This is a great intro to this custom punching and binding tool. Class is limited to nine students.
supplies needed: paper trimmer, glue dots, quick-drying wet adhesive, dry adhesive, black ink or chalk, scissors.

2:00 pm
Advance "page on page" class $42
Sherrill Graff- Stampin' Up Demonstrator

About Sherrill:
I have been a Stampin Up demonstrator since 1991. I have a large team of downline demonstrators that work with me. We teach classes and hold 3 events each week here in Las Vegas. Once a month we have a demonstrator shoe box swap, customers are invited to join us. They are held on the first Thursday of each month. A shoe box swap is where each participant brings a project for everyone to make and we all go from box to box and make them all.
My husband and I have 4 children and a great son in law. They are all very creative and enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts. My daughters both scrapbook and the younger one is also a SU Demonstrator. I have lived in Boulder City Since I was 18, My parents grew up here and my Grandparents lived here too.
I enjoy living close to Las Vegas for the shopping and the friends. Boulder City is nice and quiet. It's a small friendly town. We spend a good part of the year at Lake Mead wakeboarding and water skiing. My family all love the water.

About the Class:
In this class you will make 3 new interactive pages. Once you learn these 3 fun new layout ideas you can create wonderful varieties of each page. The first one has a 6x6 on a 12x12 page that opens up. Because we use different size page protectors your photos are always safe. The second page has a hidden attachment. This page allows you to put goofy photos behind the fold out concealing those moments for only friends who lift the page.
The last page you will learn has a row of 6x6 protectors on top of a 12x12. This page allows you to showcase 11 large photos and still leaves room for a title and journaling.

The class includes double sided papers, a selection of page protectors and a roll of sticky strip. Each participant will also receive a great gift from me. Please bring a personal cutter, your scissors and adhesive. You may also wish to bring your camera so you can take photos of all my other pages. You will see how great these "page on page" ideas are and how useful they will be for your future scrapbook creations.

3:00 pm
Extreme(ly) Fun Cards $15.00
Lynne Moore

About Lynne:
Lynne Moore likes to say she has been scrapbooking over most of her life. With artists on both sides of her family, Lynne thinks she was born into art and has dabbled in drawing, painting, stained glass, batik, interior design and rubber stamping before having it all come together in scrapbooking. Definitely attracted to the tons photos to be put into albums, doodles and stories while growing up, Lynne came upon the modern scrapbooking scene in the usual way; she started in earnest after her kids were born. The addiction has continued from there and teaching papercrafts was the next logical step. She has enjoyed working with new and experienced crafters for the last several years and finding it fantastic fun to see what different creations can come from a single simple idea. A consultant with Topline Creations (TLC) since 2004, Lynne says, "the photos and stories are my purpose, but the art is my hobby." Lynne is an actual Las Vegas native. She has been married to George or almost 20 years (this August) and has 2.5 children. Two, Sean and Kylie, are the human kind and are teenagers. The half is 4-legged, furry and 50lb lapdog named Cowboy Roy and he's is the subject of alot of layouts. Lynne also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and really enjoys breaking boards with her feet. You can view TLC products at and see some of Lynne's layouts at

About This Class:

What to do with those bits and pieces? Learn a formula for making a set of 6-9 cards from (1) TLC "Extreme" paper kit. Don't get boxed in by the theme of the kit, break out of the pack. Fun to use for page additions, too. Bring: 12" trimmer and favorite adhesive(s) (Envelopes included)

All of the vendors/teachers represented at Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats are independent of Desert Scrappers and are independently responsible for all of their products, services and actions. Thank you.

Offered Saturday March 29th 9am- 4pm

Plus our Charity Fund Raiser:

Raffle for Prize Basket(s)- Going on Now

Each retreat we like to give back to a special cause.

Dessert Scrappers is Proud to support Scrapbook Royalty in their fundraising efforts. Right now they have 3 raffles going on for 3 amazing prizes:

Ticket Cost

1) $3000 Gift certificate for Bradford Renaisance Portraits.
This certificate includes the sitting, plus one 16x20 wall portrait on canvas richly embellished by a renown artist.
Tickets are just $20 each

2) $1000 Gift certificate for Rowley Portraiture
This includes one photographic session of an individual child age 3 and above, plus one 14" portrait on canvas with lavish artistry.
Tickets are just $10 each

3) Brand new Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter $300 value
Just $10 per ticket.

Visit their website to purchase tickets

Coupon time:
Earn Free Retreats!
Refer NEW guests!
Receieve a thank you discount!*

2 guests= $5.00 off the next retreat
3-4 guests= $15.00 off the next retreat
5-6 guests= $25.00 off the next retreat
7-9 guests= $75.00 off the next retreat
10-11 guests = $100 off the next retreat
12 or more guest and YOUR next retreat is FREE!!**
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You!

Finally on a personal note: Jason's grandmother, Grandma Gregory stopped by for a visit on her way back to Curlew, WA. It was the first time in almost 2 years that she saw Leia. They has a great time! Leia got an extra special treat by skipping school & sleeping in. Bye.. Back to studying for finals for me.

1 comment:

Jennifer Priest said...

nice to see you blogging! thanks for supporting sbr with your raffles!!!