Thursday, September 25, 2008

Creative Memories Consultant

Hi fellow scrappers, my name is Sarah Howell and I am so excited to come closer to my home town of Hendersonville and meet some new scrap happy faces. I will definately be there on Saturday and would love to see those interested at noon for my Introduction to Digital and Informational Get Together. We will have some fun and you will all receive something special for attending. I will have my laptop and if some of you bring a CD of 2-3 photos, I would be happy to select a lucky person to demonstrate a digital card. I would also welcome any questions on digital of traditional scrapbooking. Creative Memories has many new and exciting products and starter collections to offer. I look forward to this event and meeting all of you. Please visit my website at www.mycmsite.com/showell and contact me. I would love to hear from you. I have many events coming up. The larger ones are posted on my website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

So excited to crop in Tennessee!

Hello, ladies!

My name is Jessica Guthrie and I will be joining you at the crop in October! I am the owner of an online scrapbook shopping site called Kits2Remember, which focuses on "raw" materials, such as acrylic and metal panels, chipboard and more! I have taught classes at a handful of the Desert Scrapers Weekend retreats in Southern California, so I am glad that Laura decided to bring her crops farther East now that I am here!

I just recently moved to Pensacola, FL, from Southern California, (Yes, my DH is military!) so I am excited to meet some Southern scrappers and share ideas! I recently got back from teaching at Creative Escape in Arizona with the likes of Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz, and am looking forward to teaching and CROPPING in a new state! Emphasis on cropping, because no matter what, I am a scrapbooker first!

But I am going to mix a little "work" in with my play, though. Good thing I love my job! I will be bringing some scrap goodies (acrylic, chipboard and metal, anyone?) for you to browse and shop. Plus, I will be teaching an optional class at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4: An acrylic 6 x 6 wire-bound album called "Thanks."




Inspired by the inspirational movie "The Ultimate Gift," this album's theme is a perfect project for the Thanksgiving and holiday season. The album has a page that focuses on 12 different "gifts" to be thankful for, such as love, family, learning, laughter and more.

Skills and techniques learned in class include working with acrylic and chipboard panels, the Bind-it-All and o-wire, layering transparent elements, use of acrylic paint and foam stamps, Staz-On ink and rubber stamps, Stickles glitter glue and the creation of interactive elements, journaling prompts and more.

The cost of the class is $21 and you only need to bring basic tools such as paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive and glue dots. I'll bring the rest! Space is limited, so be sure to email me (jessica@kits2remember.com) to reserve your seat ahead of time, or if you have any questions about the class.

If you would like to learn more about me and the products I carry, please visit my blog and store web site. I look forward to meeting you all in just a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Thank you for your support!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle this past weekend at the retreat in Palm Desert, CA. Scrapbook Royalty donated 3 different raffle baskets for this retreat. We raised $165 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation during the raffle!!! WOW!!!! Thanks again and see you all soon in November!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friends Tag Book Class Sat. Oct 4 at 11:00am

"It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that bling!"
If you love rhinestones, & ribbons, you will enjoy this FUN tag book.
Only $12, and includes all the supplies.
Saturday Oct 4th 11:00 am Hampton Inn Gallatin, TN
Just bring adhesive, scissors, & attitude.
Please email me to reserve your spot
Karen Seifert
The Angel Company
kjseifert@comcast.net
SHOP The Angel Company 24/7 here

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Classes from Jennifer Priest 3:30PM & 4:30PM

I'm teaching at Desert Scrappers Retreats again this month! To sign up for my classes, please leave a comment on this post or email me.

"Girls vs. Boys" 4 Page Layout Class
Make a Boy 2 pager AND a Girl 2 pager
September 20, 2008
330pm-430pm
$20
Desert Scrappers Retreats - Palm Desert Embassy Suites



Yeah, you read that right--FOUR pages!! Using yummy Pink Paislee Papers, we'll be creating TWO different layouts for a total of 4 pages in this class! One layout is "boy" and one is "girl" but they can be for whatever you like. There will be a mix of embellies you can choose from in the class to make the page "yours". We'll also be using the Bind-It- All to create a cool effect on the borders of one of the layouts. We might not finish in class but I do always include instructions and photos so if you want to grab the kit and head back to the cropping room, feel free.


Desktop Birthday Calendar
September 20, 2008
430pm-545pm, $20
Desert Scrappers Retreats - Palm Desert Embassy Suites



This class is actually a regularly $45 class that fellow designer PJ Bartholomay and I designed and taught at an LSS. But you can get it for just $20!!! It was also taught a second time at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks in Vista and now I have just a handful of kits left to offer to you at this phenomenal value.

This makes a perfect gift for Christmas too. The mini book stands upright -- it can be placed on a mantle, bookshelf, or your desk. Each "page" is made from an envelope. Inside each envelope is a card with a tab for each month of the year. On the card you can list birthdays for that month. The first six months are displayed on the first pages of the book -- flip the book around and the next six months are on the other pages.

I have a limited number of these kits so sign up now to reserve your spot. These kits are packed full of flowers, fancy brads, awesome chipboard accents, and more -- you will be getting a terrific value!

I will also be representing Scrapbook Royalty at the crop! I will be doing a "Fairy Fly-By" where I will be passing out some fun fun goodies as well as some info on our charity scrapbooking events. And I'll be doing a crazy awesome raffle!!!! I'll have several PACKED scrapbooking kits to raffle off to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

To sign up for my class, please just post a comment below (be sure to"sign in" with your email address so I can contact you). I will also be accepting payment via Paypal before the retreat if you want to secure your spot now. See you there!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Extra Retreat Goodie

For an extra goodie
comment on this post:
Let me know what part of the September Retreat
you are looking forward to the most

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Shipment in @ SoCalScrap.us


A bunch of new products have been added to the store! Come by and take a look.

20% off your entire order
{and}
FREE shipping!

Coupon Code: SeptDS08

This offer is just for you Desert Scrapper's retreat participants that will be attending the fabulous event in September!

Be sure to click that you will be 'picking up' your order so there is no shipping charge added and I will bring your order with me to the retreat to deliver it to you.

This offer is good from now until September 18, 2008.

SoCalScrap.us offers a wide variety of scrapbooking needs. Everyday prices are AT LEAST 10% off suggested MSRP. We have a wide selection of clearance items as well.

Shop now to be sure to get the best selection. Keep checking back for new items.
I will hand deliver your orders the weekend of the September retreat.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

September's Retreat- Palm Desert CA

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Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats
September 19-21, 2008 Itinerary

We Have Classes!
Saturday September 20th

OPEN TO ALL: You don't have to be a Retreat attendee
to take the classes offered!



Saturday
9 am
Paper Album Class $20
Anita Salazar
About Anita:
Anita has been a Creative Memories Consultant for 5 years. With a faithful group of "Anita's Scrapbookers" that get together monthly to scrapbook. When we get together, we gossip, share ideas and catch up on family and friend's stories. I plan a couple of retreats per year for the group. We have been to retreats over the years in Big Bear, San Diego, and now in Palm Desert.
I work full-time as an Information Systems Coordinator for the City of Anaheim. I love my job and my part-time consulting for Creative Memories. All of "Anita's Scrapbookers" have full-time jobs and they look forward to their time away at retreats, so they can finish their scrapbooking projects. I love what I do, and look forward to retiring (for the 2nd time) so I can dedicate more time to planning and attending scrapbooking events.

About This Class:
Make a paper album you can take home in about an hour. Bring 12-14 pictures (4x6), adhesive and scissors. That is all you need to complete your album. Please select one of the 4 paper albums, everything Is included: Bohemian, Purple Paisley, Preppy Party or Garden Party. The Paper album will include: 1-paper album, 14-double sided sheets, 12-photo mats, 1-sheet of clear title stickers, 12-epoxy stickers, 6-die cut flourishes and 1-envelope.
These albums are great for mailing to friends, family, graduates, the possibilities are endless.


10 am
Prima Mini-Book Class $25
Nan Paturzo
About Nan:
Nan is one of the founding Zutter Zisters - the design and demo team for the Bind-it-All, and is also a Prima Donna - a certified teacher for Prima Marketing. In addition to working full-time in advertising, she works part-time for Zutter Innovative as their marketing/promotions director. She enjoys teaching at events around Southern California, as well as co-hosts scrap retreats in Orange County. She has been scrapping for over 13 years, and believes that scrapping should be FUN! Nan is also on the design team for the Red Bee, a scrapbook store in Tustin, CA. She lives in Orange County, with her hubby Peter and daughters Marli and Franny.

About This Class:
Prima Mini-Book, 4X6 chipboard mini book, using the Bind-it-All; awesome Prima supplies. Each student will receive 5 sheets of double-sided Prima paper from the "Whisper" line, full package of Painterly Petals flowers, Say-It-In-Crystals Keywords, "Whisper" rub-ons, Zutter owire, chipboard covers, Prima lace ribbon, and an assortment of additional embellishments


11 am
Hanging magnetic memo board $12
Nan Paturzo

About This Class:
We will be covering a metal sheet with patterned paper, punching holes and embellishing, for a quick, easy, fun project - perfect for home d├ęcor and gift giving. You will have your choice of one of two paper designs/color schemes.
Materials to bring to class: Paper trimmer, scissors, liquid glue such a Zip Dry or Zig, heavy-duty quick drying liquid glue like Fabri-Tac, Cropadile


Noon
Accordion Metal Mania Book $15
Judy Graham

About Judy:
My name is Judy Graham and I am a Scrap-a-holic!!! I have been scrap- booking for around 13 years and I am the owner of ScrapYard 329. I do trade shows and have an online store www.scrapyard329.com

About This Class:
Make this one of a kind Halloween/fall accordion album. Plus learn lots of new techniques including distressing, crackle paint and metal works.


2:00 pm
Acrylic Album $20
Crystal Deckard

About Crystal:
My name is Crystal Deckard. I started scrapbooking in 1998. I was a Top Line Creations Premier Member. I live in Corona, CA with my husband and 5 children.

About This Class:
You will "see right through" this class project. Yes, it is quite transparent, in a good way, of course! You'll have fun creating your "KLEER" album with the beautiful Caroline Collection from the Runway Line. The rub-ons are a great embellishment to use in these albums and the shapes help create some great accents and tabs for this 10 page album. Included in class fee are:
1- 6x6 Kleer Album with rounded corners
1- Caroline Shapes Kit
1- Caroline Rub-ons
1- Caroline Ribbon


3:30 pm
"Girls Vs. Boys" Layouts Class $20
Jennifer Priest

About Jennifer:
My scrapbooking adventure began in 1998 when I was pregnant with my first child. I started scrapbooking using a kit of pre-printed pages with journaling prompts, cutesy stickers, and instructions on where to place the pictures. Wow, have things changed since then!
In 2003, I branched out from just scrapping with my friends and started teaching classes at crops, local scrapbook stores, and expos. I've also been published online and in print magazines as well as designed samples for several scrapbooking manufacturers. I've been teaching at Desert Scrappers Retreats for a year now and love it!!
My ventures into the scrapbooking world have also allowed me the opportunity to be involved with Scrapbook Royalty, a group that organizes charity crops. The committee members of Scrapbook Royalty love sharing their craft and doing something for the community at the same time - what could be better than that? Everyone on our committee, including myself, is strictly an unpaid volunteer so we can donate as much money as possible to the causes we have helped to support.
For more information about Scrapbook Royalty, please check out our website: http://www.scrapbookroyalty.com

About This Class:
Using yummy Pink Paislee Papers, we'll be creating TWO different layouts for a total of 4 pages in this class! One layout is "boy" and one is "girl" but they can be for whatever you like. There will be a mix of embellies you can choose from in the class to make the page "yours". We'll also be using the Bind-It- All to create a cool effect on the borders of one of the layouts.
Supplies: Scissors, Paper Trimmer, Paper Piercer, Tape Runner, 3D adhesive (foam or pop dots), glue dots, and Chalk Cateye Inks (Tangerine, Lime Pastel, and Dark Peony).


4:30 pm
"Desktop Birthday Calendar" Mini Book Class $20
Jennifer Priest
About This Class:
Create a desktop birthday calendar you can use year after year to remember your loved ones' special days. This project doubles as a vertical scrapbook! Each page has an insert on which you can write each month's birthdays and other special dates. Give this versatile calendar/scrapbook as a gift or keep it for yourself. We'll be using felt, ribbon, and other unique embellishments to create this one-of-a-kind calendar/scrapbook.
Supplies to bring: 3/16" GLUE DOTS, 3D FOAM DOTS, Strong Liquid Adhesive, COLORBOX CHALK INKS (IN VARIOUS COLORS).

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 September 20th 9am- 5:30pm

Charity Raffle Baskets-
Saturday buy your tickets: 4pm

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

This time we are doing two raffle baskets in honor and support of Susan G. Komen for the cure, a non-profit organization fighting every minute of every day to finally, once and for all, finish and achieve a vision of a world without breast cancer.

Here is their website for more information LINK: http://cms.komen.org/komen/index.htm

Dessert Scrappers is Proud to support Scrapbook Royalty in their fundraising efforts.



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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!!**
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Register at the Desert Scrappers Websitethen email before Sept. 20th, Scrapbooking4Fun@gmail.com with promotion code Go2TN as the subject, to receive some of the last spots.
Last minute pricing: $319 Single, $219 double or $199 triple for the Retreat

Special Day Rates:
Friday or Sunday only $30. Saturday all day only $50

Attend just 1 or 2 days of cropping!


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Offer Expires: September 20th, 2008

Thursday, September 4, 2008

CTMH Pre-Order Specials


Laura's CTMH Laura Miller (760) 791-6304

Not only am I organizing the Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat but I will be bringing my Close To My Heart goodies. YEAH!

I offering a 10% discount on all pre-orders as well as free shipping.

How to Shop: Go online at MyCTMH to browse the online catalog. Select your items and email me at scrapbooking4fun@gmail.com or call at 760-791-6304. Do NOT place the order from my website - call or email order only- that way I can calculate the discount properly. Then I will hand deliver our orders at the May Retreat.

Order By: Sept. 10th -HURRY!! - for delivery to September's Retreat!

In addition: all purchases at the Retreat qualify for buy 4 kits get 1 FREE special. I will also be having a "Ready for the New Idea Book" Sale. More details at the event.

Final Deal: Sign-up to be a CTMH consultant between now & September 21st and receive an extra Free item from my inventory. You choose the item! No max. value!
** May be combined with any other consultant incentives being offered by CTMH.

Kleer Album Class

Saturday 2:00PM
Cost: $20.00
You will "see right through" this class project. Yes, it is quite transparent, in a good way, of course! You'll have fun creating your "KLEER" album with the beautiful Caroline Collection from the Runway Line. The rub-ons are a great embellishment to use in these albums and the shapes help create some great accents and tabs for this 10 page album.
Included in class fee are:
1- 6x6 Kleer Album with rounded corners
1- Caroline Shapes Kit
1- Caroline Rub-ons
1- Caroline Ribbon

Hi Everyone, I will be at the next retreat in September and am offering a special on pre-orders for any regular priced Scrapbook Girl merchandise. I will hand deliver at the retreat and you will save 10% and get FREE shipping . You can view Scrapbook Girl at http://www.scrapbookgirl.com/. If you have any questions about sizes please feel free to email me at crystal@littlecropshop.com. I will send a reply to confirm I recieved your order. All pre-orders need to be received by Noon on September 8th.


Happy Srappin',
Crystal
(951)735-4098

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

CTMH: September's Newsletter


Desert Scrappers Newsletter
Issue No. 18 September 2008
In This Issue
Special Interest
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
Contact Us
(760) 791-6304
Scrapbooking4Fun@gmail.com
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This month's starts our new "Workshop Kit" Club as well as a new Product Club round. I am so excited about these clubs I am giving a goodie to each person who signs-up. So confirm today your spot(s).
Everyone who requested a New Fall Idea Book should now have them in their hands. If not, please let me know asap so I can fix an error. Thank you and hope you are enjoying!!
Remember: Always use the blue "forward email" button at the bottom of the page to recieve rewards. Thank you!
SPECIAL INTEREST

  • September starts another NEW PRODUCT CLUB round: I have spots left in the $25 product club. This round continues through February. This newly revised program everyone commits to spending $25 each month for ONLY 6 months. Then one of the months is choosen as your personal rewards month. During this month not only do you get the min of $25 in FREE products but you have the opportunity to boost your rewards with collecting outside orders, hosting a party/workshop and/or online orders. The rewards program has added a wonderfully new option too: Bundles and 50% off items! Plus NEW bundles are being released in September along with a New Idea Book.
  • There is New club in town: Kit Workshop! It will be your way to complete layouts plus cards/paper crafts from each one of the New Reflections Kits (these are the kits in the front of each new Idea Book). Hand in hand the clubs work perfectly together; Kit Workshops gets you the materials and directions while product club helps build the tools for all those new techniques you will be learning!
  • Check out more of My Events at:

ScrapbookSupplies.My CTMH.com


WEBSITE SPECIAL:
View Training & Events Section.

Desert Scrapper's Special

September Only!

Make any MyCTMH purchase and receive a New Idea Book FREE plus an extra goodie!

Visit: ScrapbookSupplies.MyCTMH.com for easy online ordering


SPECIALS

September's Stamp of the Month: Treasure Life stamp set is a welcoming expression of love and beauty.
And remember get it at a discounted price with a minimum of $25 purchase or
Free with a $100 order.

NEW KIT WORKSHOP CLUB: This club is the newest way to complete layouts plus cards/paper crafts from each one of the New Reflections Kits (these are the kits in the front of each new Idea Book). Hand in hand with the product club these two work perfectly together; Kit Workshops gets you the materials and directions while product club helps build the tools for all those new techniques you will be learning!
Three levels of Kit Workshop Club
  • Basic $25 per month
  • Better $45 per month
  • Best $60 per month
* additional discounts apply with long term commitment


Constant Campaign

JUST BECAUSE OR FRIENDSHIP ALAPHBET
Now- September 30
September Celebrates National Stamping Month!
This year, National Stamping Month features two promotional items: the Just Because card kit, with its vibrant colors and classy designs, makes 16 stunning cards-and you can get it FREE or at a substantial discount with qualifying purchases. Or the fabulous new My Acrylix® Friendship Alphabet Large and My Acrylix® Friendship Alphabet Small stamp sets. New Consultants can also receive the card kit or the My Acrylix® Friendship Alphabets for free, and qualifying hostesses with a Home Gathering of $400 can get either FREE! And don't forget about the fabulous online contest where you can win $1,000 in Close To My Heart products! It's going to be a great month!
The Just Because card kit is available only while supplies last, so shop early!
From Me To You sold out early in August.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Many Location:

Classes, Classes offered all day September 20th

Events & Class Descriptions will be updated on the blog.


*Upcoming Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats:
September 19-21 2008 -- Palm Desert
Completely SOLD OUT!!

NEWLY ADDED LOCATION!!
October 3-5 2008-- Nashville, TN Spots still open include:
Day Rate
Weekend Package

Local Sponsorships

Novemebr 14-16 2008 -- Palm Desert Spots still open include:
Alumni discounts
Day Rate
Weekend Package

Vendors and/or Teachers

January 9-11 2009 -- Palm Desert Spots still open include:
Alumni discounts
Early Bird
Day Rate
Weekend Package

Vendors and/or Teachers

April 17-19 2009 -- Las Vegas Spots still open include:
Alumni discounts
Early Bird
Day Rate
Weekend Package
Vendors and/or Teachers


Visit: DesertScrappers.samsbiz.com to reserve your spot, today!



Remember, I am available to host private parties for Birthdays, Bridal and Baby showers or a fun girls night out!

Thank you for reading and hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,

Laura Miller
Desert Scrappers
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By Referring NEW people!
Receieve a 10% thank you discount!*
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Friends Tag Book class


Here is a Sneak Peak of the class I'm offering at the October Retreat in Tennessee

Paper, Stamps, Flowers, ink by The Angel Company