Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wall Flower

This weekend I started playing with a couple of ideas that inspired me in July at the Close To My Heart convention in Washington DC.

The first idea was a door decoration that they had on the stage:

The second idea was the fabulous paper roses that Tracey Mason showed us at Extravaganza:

Using a Cherry-O Level 2 Paper Packet, I started rolling paper squares to see what size to make them.  The outer ring of my flower is 6x6 squares, the inner ring is 5x5 squares.  Turn the square so it is a diamond shape.  Keeping the top and bottom points lined up, roll the paper into a cone shape.  I added 2 glue dots to each square, one to the right corner, the other half-way between the right and bottom corner, prior to rolling to keep each cone together.  Once I had the outer ring laid out, I used mini glue dots to adhere the sides of each cone together.  Then I laid out the inner ring cones right on top of the outer ring.  Once I was happy with the layout, I used liquid glass to adhere it all together.  Once the rings were glued together, I used liquid glass to adhere a 12x12 piece of chipboard to the back to give it more stability.  

The paper rose in the center is cut out of a 12x12 piece of paper (see Tracey Mason's instructional video).  The paper rose wasn't quite big enough for the center of my flower, so I added 5 circles in graduating sizes.  I rolled the outer edges of them to match the paper rose.  Then I used liquid glass to hold it all together.

The finished result is about 20" in diameter, and here it is:

Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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You'll love your Studio J layouts, perfect for your cherished album.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Altered File Folder Album Class - Memories and More Dec 8 & 13, 2010 6 pm

We will create an 8x10 mini album perfect for holiday gifting using My Mind's Eye Lush Blue papers.  The "Blue Finch" paper on the cover is flocked. Showcase your favorite photos from each month of the year, fill it up with your bucket list or other favorite things.

Tool & Supply List: bone folder, scissors, and a tape runner.  Cost $20. Contact Memories and More to register for the class at 651-464-3424.

If you are unable to make the class on either of the scheduled dates, I will put the book together for you and you can pick it up any time after the class.  You must sign up and pay for the class in advance for this option.

Monday, November 15, 2010

My 1st Memories and More Class Offering!

You guessed it, my 1st class will be a waterfall page layout!  It will be offered December 1st at 6 pm at Memories and More in Forest Lake, MN for $25.  We'll use Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses papers to create this fantastic layout inspired by Jeanette Lynton's brand new how to book Magic mixed with a waterfall mini album:
 Pull the tab at right and the pages flip open while a fun hidden picture is revealed.
This layout is versatile; you can change the title and use it for an event other than Christmas. Papers will be pre-cut.
Please bring your basic class kit with 12" paper trimmer with groove and a bone folder or a 12” scoring tool, scissors, liquid adhesive, and a tape runner. Please also bring your page protectors and a craft knife if you would like assistance altering them to allow for the waterfall to open.  If you would like to bring your photos, suggested sizes are:  (2) 7x9 horizontal and (11) 6x4 vertical.  Yes, it really holds 13 photos!
Unable to make the class on the scheduled date? I will put the layout together for you and you can pick it up any time after the class.  You must sign up and pay for the class in advance.
There are a limited number of spaces for this class, and it is expected to fill quickly, please call or stop by to reserve your class space today!  Contact Memories and More to register at 651-464-3424.

On a personal note:  These photos were taken Christmas 2009 at my parent's home.  The kids were all spoiled beyond repair and then we come back home to crash for the night.  We have so much to be thankful for!  My Mom made a beautiful quilt for my darling daughter Lucy.  The two big pictures are just after Lucy opened the wonderful gift.  My Mom is AMAZING!  This was her first attempt at creating a quilt, and it is a queen size, created in under 2 month's, along with shams, a bed skirt, a warm window, and painting Lucy's room to match.  Thanks Mom!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fall Craft & Gift Show

Stop by and see us:
11/20 9:30 am - 4 pm
Medina Entertain Ctr
500 Hwy 55
Medina, MN 55340

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mistletoe Rosette Wreath

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go ...

I was inspired by Catherine Oakley's paper yo-yo wreath so I pulled out a pack of Close To My Heart Mistletoe papers and brads and went to work.  Here is the finished product:
Happy Scrapping!
Jen Lee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NEW: Memories and More!

I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching classes at Memories and More in Forest Lake, MN starting December 1!  My classes will include waterfall page layouts, interactive technique layouts, mini albums, and altered objects.  Watch this blog and my newsletter for more information in the coming weeks!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall Craft & Gift Show

Stop by and see us:
11/13 9:30 am - 4 pm
Brooklyn Park Armory
5600 85th Ave N
Brkln Pk, MN 55443

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Free Stamps to Say Thank You in November!

A Little MORE Thanks!

During November we're expressing our gratitude to you by helping you earn two fabulous My Acrylix stamp sets for FREE!  When you place a minimum order of $100, you will not only receive the November Stamp of the Month set, A Little Thanks, for FREE, you will also receive one stamp set of your choosing from the 2010 Autumn/Winter Idea Book for FREE*!  This means you can increase the value of your purchase by up to $45.90 - that's almost 50 percent more in value!  It's just our way of imparting A Little MORE Thanks to you for being a great customer.

*Free stamp sets include A-D size sets.  Stamps that are not available as the free set include Workshops on the Go, Stamp of the Month retail, E-size, and customizable K-size.  Tax and shipping/handling may apply.  Offer good November 1-30, 2010.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Would you like $75 in FREE Close To My Heart Products?

I am looking for 10 Fabulous Hostesses to collect just $100 each in orders by November 15. You can place the whole order yourself, or share the Idea Book with friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. It is a bit like a mini-book party, with better rewards!

Each fabulous hostess will receive:
Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book ($3.95 value)
November Stamp of the Month ($22.95 value)
Pick Any Stamp Set Size A-D (up to $22.95 value)
$20 Hostess Product Credit
1/2 Price Item* or Embellishment of Your Choice (up to $4.95 value)

That adds up to about $75 in fabulous goodies simply for collecting $100 in orders!

This offer is limited to 10 people, so be sure to contact me right away so you can get your $75 in FREE products!

*The choice of a half price item or embellishment will be first come, first served. There will be 4 half price items and 6 new embellishments for a total of 10, one for each participant.

Offer not valid on MyCTMH Orders or Previous Purchases.

Happy Scrapping!

Jennifer Lee
Independent Consultant
Close To My Heart