Sunday, April 27, 2008

Craft Fair

Our DI teams have taken over the annual school craft fair for one of our fund raisers next year, so I've been elbow deep in sand paper, saw dust, acrylic paint, and Mod Podge for the past week!

The wonderful woman who ran the craft fair for the past 13 years donated all her leftover materials, so we began organizing all the wooden letters she gave us last Monday.

We have them in varying sizes from 4 inches all the way up to about 9 inches. We'd originally planned to make words until we realized that contestants on Wheel of Fortune weren't the only ones who needed to buy vowels! Except for a few Is, 1 O, and a stack of Us, we were out of luck.

Instead we're altering the letters we do have and letting the students who want them personalize them with words cut from Sizzix Sizzlits. They can also add ribbons and bling for an additional fee.

I had several DCWV pads I'd purchased on sale before I signed back up with SU!, so I donated them to the cause. Rock Star and All Dressed Up were perfect for junior high students.

We'd planned to save them for the craft sale next December, but they've created such a buzz people are already making special requests for Mother's Day and other events.

Who'd have thought we'd end up in the customized letter business?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Orange you cute?

I can't believe the month is almost half over, and I still haven't posted any of the sample pages for my scrapbook and card buffet on May 31st.

The first page is called Orange you cute? and uses the cute orange slice stamp in the new mini catalog. I designed the pages last Monday night but keep forgetting to bring home the cord I need to download the pictures.

Needless to say, April is a busy month for Texas teachers with all the state testing, end of six weeks, etc., but I promise to get the pages added to this post ASAP.

Also, it's still not too late to join this month's Gingham Ribbon Share. Don't forget: you get three of the new, silver, flower-shaped ribbon slides with your ribbons. They'll look awesome on your spring and summer scrapbook pages and cards.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

No Foolin'! It's time for April's Ribbon Share!

March's Striped Grossgrain Ribbon Share ribbons arrived on Friday and have been sorted, separated, and sacked for delivery. Those ribbons are truly beautiful!

For April's Ribbon Share, I've chosen SU!'s beautiful Gingham Ribbon. At 3/16" wide, it's narrower than the grossgrain ribbon and comes in a wider variety of colors: black, red, light blue, light pink, moss, and caramel.

Participants in this month's Ribbon Share will receive 2 1/2 yards of each of the six colors for $10, plus I'm including 3 of SU!'s new silver, flower-shaped ribbon slides with each order!

Contact me by April 18th to reserve your spot in this month's Ribbon Share.