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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


How to make your ‘new’ designs look aged like your grandmother or great grandmother made it.        
Techniques we will be learning are:
            Distressing, staining, embossing, and tearing
            Tools you will be using that may be new to you are:
                        Big Shot & Embossing folders
                        Files, Sanding blocks, and Scissor’s edge
These techniques are great for scrapbook pages too! It takes a special scrapbook page and elevates it to a higher level!! Your friends will be envious of all you will learn in this class.
We will be making three (3) projects: 2 Cards and a 3 dimensional. Don’t worry you will have plenty of time and materials for practicing!
Supplies you will need to bring: (if you don’t have some of these things…don’t fret, we all share!)
·        Adhesive: tape runner or glue stick, adhesive pen if you have one
·        Pair of scissors, tweezers
·        Wet wipes
·        Sanding Block
·        Sponges
At the end of the class, there will be a drawing and three (3) different gals will win one of the Stamp Sets we used, a Distressing kit, and a Vintage embossing folder!!  Each participant will receive a coupon for a free ‘Day Pass’ at our new studio in Punta Gorda, ‘The Crafting Cow’ or free Shipping on your next order! How cool is that!!
On top of all of the above:
·        $5 of each gal’s class fee goes to ‘A Cause for Paws’
·        20% of all orders placed at the class goes to the  ‘Paws’
·        10% of the price of all items on the table during the Class goes to the ‘Paws’
Fee: $20.00 
Class instructor: Sherrill Braun
'CRICUT 101'
 Are you curious about this new machine called the Cricut?  Have you bought one but have never used it?  Or have one you haven’t used enough?  Are you thinking about buying one?  Then this class is for YOU!
Covering all the basics including:
*** The difference in the Personal Cricut, the Create and the Expression
*** Mat Care, old and new
*** Tools and Accessories: The JukeBox, Markers and more
*** Terminology & Tips
*** Cutting the Images
*** Layering the Images
*** Special Features
*** Storage Solutions
*** How to Preview Cartridges Before You Buy Them
*** Resources
*** The Next Generation
This class includes MANY handouts that you will refer to again and again, as well as items ready for your scrapbook page or the front of a card.  Cost of the class is $20.00. Instructor: Ginni Carrican.

"Power Cropping" Class
Meal Plan.  Grocery List. A Will. Laying out your clothes the night before. A page kit. What do all these things have in common? Decisions are made ahead of time that simplifies the end process.  Come learn how page kits can help you be more productive with less mess, less agony and reduce the amount of things you bring with you to a cropping event.  Come learn from a cropper that did 67 pages at one weekend crop.  Stop buying page kits ... and make your own.  This informative class could change you from a 'bring the kitchen sink cropper' to one who hit's the cropping room ready to be productive. During the class we will be building a page kit, designed around the PAWS crop theme, for each person.  Cost of the class $15.00, approximate time 40-60 minutes.  Instructor: Ginni Carrican


Teaching for Posh Scraps, Jules has designed a cute
project that is perfect for the laundry room , a child's bedroom or as
a gift for others or yourself.  You will recieve the papers, the
embellishments, the child's wooden hanger and three darling pint sized
white hangers along with the templates so you can make more for
yourself or even change them out seasonably.  A template for a little
boy's tee shirt and coveralls is also included.  You will also learn a
variety of ways to 'water proof' projects.  

Price 28.00
Instructor: Jules Eickmeier

Mini "coin envelope" Photo Album

 In honor of our furry friends learn to make a "mini" photo album out of coin envelopes.  Your choice of a "WOOF" or "MEOW" theme album to display photos of your favorite pet.  
Discover how EASY it is for YOU to CREATE a fun album out of coin envelopes.  Once you learn the EASY technique it will be a cinch to make these albums for other occasions (I.e.:  birthdays, anniversary's, holidays, etc.)
Class includes all supplies to complete an 8 page album (4 - 2 sided pages) complete with additional tags and pockets.  Also included will be embellishments, charms, fibers, and, of course a dog or cat collar to keep your album closed....
Supplies you will need to bring:  scissors, glue, paper trimmer, tape runner, white or black fine marker to outline the letters. 
FEE:   $20.00  (please indicate with registration whether you will be making a WOOF or MEOW album)
INSTRUCTOR:  April Smith

Ladies, please look over the class descriptions and choose your choices. Please email me at right away with form of payment so that the teachers can put their kits together!

Remember that a portion if not all of your class fee will goes towards helping the furry ones!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

**SOLD** OUT!!!!

Just mentioning once again that yes, we are **SOLD OUT**!! I have received 6 registrations beyond what we had originally planned for ; }

You probably know by now that we have started a company called "Cheeky Chics Scrapbooking" and have several crops on the calendar with more to come so you can check us out here.

**Classes** will be posted any day now, just waiting for a couple more teachers to send me photos with details. We have 4 classes total at this point. If you would like to offer a class please contact me asap.

Want to know how you can earn **FREE** raffle tickets? A few weeks ago I sent out an email asking for donations for our raffle table from you ... the attendees.  Thank you to those whom have responded! To thank you for your donation we have decided to thank you for your items donated by giving you free raffle tickets. So here is your chance to up your winnings from the raffle table, send your donations NOW to us and you will receive your free tickets upon arrival ; }

Be sure to check back often as I will be updating the blog more frequently!!

**Cruise** Stay tuned as details will be posted soon about our first "Cause for the PAWS" fund-raising cruise sailing ship next year!! All family members will be welcome.

One by One, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
...Way past his time, he can't run and play.
...Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way

A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they left me for dead.

Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted and driven away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.

You saw thru the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.

We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.

And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.

And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.

And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear

Author Unknown

Friday, October 8, 2010

Message of *HOPE*: You're perfect just the way you are! Anti-bullying !!!!

This video is about hope, acceptance, adjusting expectations, allowing others to be who they truly are & focusing on the "can do's" in life which allows for a celebration of amazing outcomes. Hang in there, it WILL get better! You are perfect just the way you are, and have so much to offer the world... more than anyone can imagine! 

If you've never seen the video it will make you cry. "Ricochet" and her mom do a lot to help animals and folks who are differently-abled. They want to get the message out there that, no matter what anyone tells you, you're wonderful...just as you are.
I personally love the hidden message to us all in this story about "Ricochet". 

Hits home for me, how about you?????

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