Sunday, August 10, 2014

Holiday Catalogue *SNEAK PEEK*

I know that the Annual Catalogue has only just been released and we are all still drooling over its contents, however get ready for the Holiday Catalogue which will go live on August 28th!!!

This catty contains all the Christmas stamps, DSP, embellishments and inspiration you need for the upcoming festive season!  And someone told me the other day that it is only 19 Fridays until Christmas.  OMG!!!!!

To get you going, here is a quick sneak peek at a couple of the new items.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Colouring Forever Florals

At my Open House a couple of weekends back, one of the activities was playing with the new Blendability pens.  These are brilliant and can make you instantly into an artist - but more about them later.

Part of the discussion about Blendabilities, was the types of stamp sets they were good to use with.  I mentioned line art sets (you know.....the ones that look like you need to colour them in.  Whilst these sets are PERFECT for that technique, I don't want people to forget how else they can be used.

On this card below, I have used the Forever Florals set and I have coloured the flower image in using my usual markers.  Watercolour pencils, aquapainter and blender pens would also work on this image as well.

Int he next few days, I will be loading the same card, but using the different colouring techniques to show you just how different a stamp set can look.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Ver Vanilla
DSP: Gold Soiree
Stamp: Forever Florals
Ink: Marina Mist ink and marker, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzazz markers
Other: 7/8" cotton ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Pearls, dimensionals, stampin sponge

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Upcoming dates for classes and events

At my Open House I provided guests with a list of upcoming dates of Graceful Impressions classes and events.

Here they are for everyone to put in diaries and on calendars.  RSVP is generally 4 days prior to card classes.  For all other classes, an advertised RSVP will be nominated due to purchasing specific items for the classes.

Card Classes – cost between $20 and $25/hd              
Saturday August 16th
Theme TBA
Convent complex
Sunday September 21st
*note change of day
Theme TBA
Convent complex
Saturday October 25th *note LAST Saturday in month
Christmas cards
CFA meeting room
Saturday November 15th
Christmas tags and gift cards
Convent complex or CFA meeting room

Class times start at 1pm
(please note, that the list that I provided at the Open House listed the September class as Saturday 20th.  This is the St Mary's Expo day which I will be attending.  Hence the class is now on the Sunday)

Scrapbook Classes – approx. cost $20/hd (provide own adhesives)
Friday August 29th
Project Life
Convent complex
Friday November 28th
Christmas layout
Convent complex

Class times start at 7.30pm

*these classes will only proceed if there is enough demand.
OTP (Off The Page) project – cost to be determined based on project
Saturday November 22nd
3D Advent Calendar
Convent complex
Saturday November 29th
Christmas decorations
Convent complex
(some of the OTP projects may use supplies that are not SU!, as well as retired SU! product.)

Due to the success of last year’s event, my team and I are once again holding a fundraising day for RMHC.  This year, we want to build on our past success and fundraising total of $2,000, and we invite as many people as possible to attend.  The location will be changed due to Blue Water Fitness taking over the Youth Club.  Please write the date in your diary NOW so that you have the day allocated.  Helpers for both the lead up to the day (selling raffle tickets, obtaining donations, assisting with catering supplys etc) and for activities on the day (set up, clean up etc) are encouraged and gratefully received.
The date for this year’s event is Saturday October 18th.  All other details will be posted on my blogsite, Facebook site, through email and newsletter distributions, and also in the media (Colac Herald) and posters around town.

I am also able to hold digital classes using My Digital Studio if there is demand.  These classes will require you to have MDS loaded on a laptop to bring to the class so that you can work along with me.  Any printing will be done at your home or chosen outlet at your expense.  Class fee for this will be minimal.  Speak to me if this is something that interests you.