Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TAC Seminar

You know you go into something with little expectations and you get surprised in big ways. That's how it was for me this weekend at TAC Seminar in Witchita, KS. I was going to be rooming with unknown ladies and didn't know a soul but what a fabulous bunch of women. It so awesome to be part of such a great company that cares about you and each other. It so mirrors my own values and that's what I love! I was totally blown away when they called my name as a Rising Star award winner! I was in such shock but totally excited, too! Someone later told me that she didn't even know me and she was crying when I got the award. It was definitely a "Sally Field" moment! My roomies were so super awesome!!! It was a tremdously awesome weekend full of ideas, inspriation and lots of fun. I can't wait to see what the next year will bring with TAC. I love the new catty! I think it's a smart way to go in keeping things simpler. This hobby can be so overwhelming to people especially those that are just starting so I am really glad they have made it that much easier. I have a long list of stamp sets I wanna get and am working on what classes I will be teaching in the next few months. So much to do but so much fun! I just love TAC, all the angels and all my friends, family and especially my awesome customers. Have a great and safe 4th of July! God Bless you and America!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Graduated Chipboard & Acetate Album

I found this totally cute album on Heather Scott's blog. I modified slightly but I think it came out superb! For this class, I will have a variety of colors for you to choose from with the same accents of black and white. You can later add in any photos you want and keep or give as a gift.

Father's Day Flip Card a HUGE Success!

Wow! Did I ever need this! Thanks so much to all who came to the class but also to all that bought the kit to do on your own time. It's really not complicated and such a wonderful gift! I will have to do this class again and gear the kits for upcoming holidays like grandparents day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I added photos to the slide show of the class and how the projects were coming together for everyone. Everyone of them was a UNIQUE CREATION! I love that!
I am working on my next new class called 5-2-1. You will be able to make 5 cards, 2 tags and 1 12x12 scrapbook page. This will be offered as a kit, too! Once you have the directions for the designs, etc. you will be able to do again and again on your own and only spend the amount for the 4 12x12 papers and the 3 sheets of 81/2x11 white cardstock. You will be able to make 5 cards, 2 tags and a scrapbook page for under $5!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to come up with a way to save you money and I have done it. I will do these classes as often as I can so you can get new designs. Check out the slide show of the two sample kits I have already put together. I will be offering the kit as is 5-2-1 kit or break it up and just offer the card part of it for less. Stay-tuned for more details.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Simplifying Things

I am re-thinking my plan for classes and events to offer. I put so much time into most of these and am not getting much out of it. I will be giving up the From Card to Crop monthly class as the attendance has dropped off the face of the earth. I love learning new techniques and want to share them but will now be offering this through my angel club. The angel club meets once a month on the 4th Tuesday evening of the month. I am now going to open it to anyone as a one time option. So, if you want to come learn some new techniques, sample some products you may have never tried and create some fun cards and other projects you can now come for the meeting. The cost will either be $15 in sales from The Angel Company or $5.00. Anyone is welcome to committ to it monthly and spend your $15 from TAC and you will be on the list to receive the benefits of hosting a funshop with free stamps sets and 1/2 priced items. I will be having open crop eveings that will vary from month to month as it will depend on my schedule and my family's schedule. These open crops will be available to anyone and everyone. I really just like to have the company when I am working on my things so... the monthly PMS crops will be eliminated.
In terms of classes, I will only be offering up classes that fit in with what I am doing for my projects like the Father's Day Scrap Flip Card class coming up and the School Portrait Page Funshop. I will be offering the kits as well for anyone that can't make the actual class but would really like to do the project.
The Card Buffets are the most attended events so I may add another Card Buffet in the evening for those that can't do weekend/day events. It will have to be a mini version as I can't have people staying too late so it will try doing 6 cards for $10. You will still have the option of choosing 2 designs but make 3 cards of each instead of 5. We'll give it a try and see how it works out. Of course, once I go to seminar later this month, I will probably being bursting with new ideas and stuff. Anyways, that is the current plan. I would love to hear from you on ideas or classes you would like to see!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Father's Day Scrap Flip Card

I created this card for a contest but ended up confusing the deadline and missed it. Darn it! But it came out so awesome that I just had to make it a class as it really isn't overly complicated and can be done in an evening. I did one for my hubbie for Father's Day and I did another originally for the contest that's all about my daughter. I will probably give it to my mom for her birthday in August. They are perfect for dad's to keep on their desks and work and whip out whenever the topic of their kids comes up. It has a magnetic closure and is the size of an A2 card. I create 3 tags for the pockets on the side flaps so I have some place to journal an even add another photo or two. You can probably use about 10-12 photos that can be cropped down for this project. You may or may not use them all but it's good to have options. For the one for my hubbie, I picked out photos throughout the last year of him doing things with the kids. The class is coming up on Thursday, June 11th at 7pm and the cost is $10. I will have a variety of different papers for you to choose from that best fit what you want. If you can't make the class, I would be happy to let you in on the instructions. janine@coloradorobertsons.com

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