Saturday, July 28, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So what do you do with those tools? Yard sale? Ebay? How about donating them to a worthy, scrapbooking related cause!? To people who know what the tools are, how to use them, and how to care for them?!
Scrapbook Royalty, a charity crop organization, is accepting donations of used tools for their tool table to be used at crops. You might even be eligible to receive a tax deduction for your donation. Here is their contact info: http://www.scrapbookroyalty.com/contact.html
Clean out your drawers, tool totes, and crop bags and do something nice!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
For all of you who love the Quickutz Silhouette but have a computer with the Vista operating system, your Silhouette will now work with your new computer! The update is now up on the Qk website: http://www.quickutz.com/index.asp?CartId=&Show=silhouette&selProduct=Support
All you have to do is follow the prompts to get started using your Silhouette today. I only found out about the upgrade because I had emailed Quickutz about my Silhouette on Saturday. Today, Brian from Quickutz called me personally to discuss my email. During our discussion, he mentioned that Quickutz would have the Silhouette update for Vista users available later today on their website. And he was right! Can you believe that?! Awesome, personal customer service AND a compnay that does what they say they will. Just gotta love Quickutz!
If you have not yet purchased a Silhouette (maybe because you are leery of getting a machine that has to hook up to your computer…) you should take Gilbert and Julie’s Silhouette 101 Class on August 14th. They will show you the ins and outs of getting your Silhouette to do amazing things! And now that the Silhouette is compatible with Vista, what are you waiting for?!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Everyone in the contest bought a $5 pack of paper and embellies and we were all required to use them ALL on our layouts. The only additional items we could use were ink and paint. It is pretty interesting to see what people did with the same items and what they did to address some of the more challenging items included in the kit, such as a large beige diecut button.
I entered my "My Boy" layout:
Please stop by and vote! My entry is number 13. When you go into the store, there is a fishbowl to the left with scraps of paper. Write the number on the paper and put it in the fishbowl--it is that easy!
Voting ends July 26 so please hurry in. Thanks for your support!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Tomorrow's class is sold out but if you would like a kit, I still have 4 kits available as of this afternoon. To get a kit, call SGT to order your kit by tomorrow night. After tomorrow night, you can email me to see if I have any left.
I loved this class but have been seeing stripes over looking at the paper for it so much. I thought this would be the end, and it is in a way. I won't teach any more sessions of the class or make any more books. But I plan on selling monkey heads and monkey kits in my new Etsy store: http://www.jenniferpriest.etsy.com
I will also be selling pre-made add-on kits from Session I and Session II. The Session I add-on is an additional four pages for the paper bag album, pre-made for you, to go into the middle of the book. The Session II add-on is a two page layout. And the add-on I wanted to do but decided to do as a separate item is a shadowbox frame with monkeys and palms inside and two mats for photos. I'll be posting photos of all items later this week (crossing my fingers!) if you are interested.
The Etsy store isn't up yet but if you love the monkeys, please check back and I will be selling some soon! And please stop by my class or get a kit if you can't make it. You won't want to miss this book!