Summer is well and truly here, hard to believe valentines day has come and gone (without a bunch of flowers of course), classes are underway and Fix design product is stacked nicely ready for more sales, and I am now running 4 websites, 2 face book pages and 1 newsletter. I am also trying to find that work/life balance. Okay that was a joke, the scales are tipping firmly over in the wrong direction at present, but hopefully i will be sorted by the end of the week. I did manage a little play with some paint yesterday, which was fun, I am quite enjoying watercolor painting, you can get good results from little knowledge, or course that is because I was Procraftinating....
But sometimes I think you just have to do that. have you been procraftinating lately? My spell check hates that word.
Design team announcement -1st ever Design Team call for Imagine If… & Fix Designs
I am are currently looking for several designers to create beautiful and innovative projects for their blog and social media sites. This is your opportunity to inspire our followers and share your creativity! You will be required to complete three projects every month, the projects can be Scrap booking, Card making or Off the page projects.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information.
- A paragraph telling us a little about yourself. When did you start crafting? What is your style? Are you on any other design teams? Please note that previous design team experience is not required.
- Help us get a good sense of YOU! and your paper crafting history. Why you would be EXCITED to work with us.
- Please add a link to your on line gallery and/or blog so that we may see samples of your various paper crafting projects. I will be looking for a selection of crafters to cover the different styles of crafting so don’t worry if you are a bit different, different is great.
- Please include all of your contact information, including address, phone number, and return email address.
1. You need to have a blog and or an active craft face book page, or pinterest page.
2. You will need to have a personal face book page to be able to join the private
Imagine If.. group for discussions and ideas.
3. You will need to be able to send written instructions and photos as required for
my blog or for kits.
If you are successful you will receive products roughly every two months to use in your work. You will also receive new designs, and then your projects will be used to actively market the product.
Today I wanted to show you the cool corners that I have in stock for your albums, books and pages. These are really gorgeous and can be coloured so beautifully with patina or alcohol inks.
click here to take you to the page to see what we have.
Fix designs have beautiful NZ birds and other felt and chipboard cutouts
http://www.fixdesign.co.nz/ and click on birds
I was talking to some ladies in class the other day and they were saying that they struggle to get Jac type adhesive paper, I do stock it ($1.50 per sheet) if you are after some. Please just email me.
Sunday 23rd February 10am - 2pm Creative Outlet class $35.00 (class is full)
This is a very creative class where you will do a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I don't want to scare you and use the word ART, so I am not.
This is a day of fun, of experimentation of getting your hands dirty. Splatter, splash, stencil, smash and spray. No rules, just giving things a try. Ideas can be taken to card making to scrap booking, to journal, whatever you want to do with it. Come and let your inner self play. A few basic things required, but I will supply the rest. What will you make? Well that will be up to you, pages of colour, test pieces, backgrounds and who knows what else. I will show you how to make all sorts of designs. Don't feel like you can paint, haven't tried experimenting before? or ready for something new, have a go. It is so much fun. Just a few basics and you will be away. You can even make amazing embellishment for your scrap booking or card making from these pieces.
Friday 28th Grungy for the boys $25.00 3 spaces left
This is a class making those non flowery boys pages, using texture and grunge to make three fabulous pages. You will also have enough left over to make a 4th page. Class starts at 10am and goes until 12.30pm. Everything supplied except for double sided tape, scissors and cutter.
Saturday March 8th Folded scrap layout at Paperzone in Hamilton. You will need to book through Paperzone for that as I am working with them for this project, you can choose your own paper and the look you are after, male, female, christmas or ?
More information to follow, but this layout is a personal favourite and I have had a lot of fun designing it.
Friday March 14th Male Birthday cards - 10am - 12pm Four cards, all with a male theme. $20.00
Photos to follow.
Saturday March 22nd - 10am - 3pm Make your own book from scratch, $45.00 8 only. (basics supplied - except tape and glue, bling and dangles) - learn how to make your own book, no album rings, no ribbon, technique. So easy when you know how. This book has a colour way supplied. However you can bring your own paper and then take the paper pack home and work with it for another project. We will be making the book, covering the front and back covers, and then after that you will need to finish at home, though you will have photographs and instructions for finishing the same as me. There is paper left over for mounting photos and making embellishments is required. I have used quotes, these are not supplied. This is available as a kit of instructions which I can send to you, with the basic materials, however depending on class numbers you may have to supply your own paper. I have had a lot of questions about this class already. We will not be making all the flip pages that were in my original book, as it is to time consuming.
March Wednesday 26th - 10am - 2pm Card and Box project and a candle holder and card project - $20.00. This class you will use your own paper, own colour, own choice. I will supply some products. Can be for a male or female, you can do an easter theme or birthday whatever suits. Mothers day is in May great presents to have ready.
So email me or phone me on 07 8873901 if you have any questions, leave me a message on the phone if I am out and about or working with my head down.
all the best Jo