Sunday, January 27, 2008

The First Crop-A-Lot

Julie and Laurie Ann showed up to catch up on some of their projects on Saturday. Julie had every intention of finishing, or at least hoped to finish, her mini album on a great pond she built in her backyard and Laurie Ann is diligently working on her little guy's baby album (he's almost a year!). But as fate would have it, Julie took off on a totally different direction.

Upon reviewing one of the magazines in Jan's resource library, Julie set off to create her own word book, Love, based on the Chipboard Album by BoBunny. Her graphic design background lends itself well to both creativity and 'figuring things out'. She quickly did some mathematical computations, bought some card stock and made a bee line to the Cricut die cutting machine to cut out those letters! By the end of the day, she had completed the book, and just needed to add some photos and fasten the book together. Awesome job, Julie!

Laurie Ann worked on her album and found ideas from Julie and Jan to create a great page of Dad and the little guy! She tried her hand at a new technique, sanding! This is where you take either a nail file or sandpaper (in this case, a sandpaper file) and sand the edges of your paper or letters for a distressed look. It came out great!
Jan also brought a supply of scrapbooking supplies - mostly the essentials and some paper lines that you won't find locally! She set up her Design Bar where participants can buy embellishments a la carte instead of buying a full package of items. This is a great way to purchase something and mess around with it on a page layout before committing to buying a package of something and not liking it. Items start at a nickle and range up to $1.00. Basic cardstock is 55 cents! What a bargain!
Join us next month - it's always the last Saturday of the month. Don't worry - I'll remind you! I the meantime, Happy Scrapping!
- Jan

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Upcoming Crop

For all you local Martin & St. Lucie County residents, my first crop is next Saturday, Jan. 26th from 1pm to 4pm. We are cropping at the First Congregational United Church in Palm City, which is on 34th Street.

We'll have lots of fun, prizes and a contest. Come on out and network with your local scrappers.

Hope to see you there!

- Jan

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Wow! I think I did it!

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to my blog for my company, Remember When Creations. While I will still prepare and e-mail a monthly newsletter, I wanted to keep everyone in the loop on a more frequent basis with my blog.

I plan to use this site as a way to share my creations with you, and if you are so inclined, you can e-mail me with an order! I also will share with you my new classes, crops and other items of interest, so bookmark me!

I expect this blog to morphe as I learn how to use blogger more effectively! But I get so excited when I learn to do something new that I want to jump right in.

Check back soon and look for new posts. Until then...happy scrapping!

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