Photo Cube Workshop

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Would you like a way to showcase some of your favourite photos? Do you feel like after all your hard work that your scrapbook pages go into an album and don’t really get seen? Are you a card-maker who would like to try something new? Do you love paper crafting projects?

If you said yes to even one of these questions, I’ve got the workshop for you. On Friday, May 29, from 7-9:30pm, I will be hosting a photo cube workshop. This is a no-ink workshop. We’ll be focusing on stickese and rub-ons for embellishments. The total cost is $37, which will include a 1/2 pack of Bella Level 2 paper, full package of Bella My Stickese, one sheet of rub-ons, full package of White Hemp and a small accessory packet with Foundry Tabs and some 3-D Foam Tape as well as the cube. There will be lots of product left over for you to take home.

Here’s a peek at what you’ll be making. Your cube will look unique to how you use the stickese and rub-ons. There are a couple of places for some hidden journaling. The Foundry Tabs are not on this sample yet since I’m still waiting for them to arrive, but they will be attached to the journaling tags.


I can’t wait to put this in a special place in my craft “area”. I’m guilty of putting my pages away too quickly to enjoy them. These are some of my favourite photos of my kids and this time I made sure to put myself in them, too. Looking at this cube makes me smile. I hope you’ll decide to join me in making something that will make you or a loved one smile, too.

If you round up your workshop cost to $40, the difference will go to Operation Smile and you’ll be given three tickets for my special draw. What’s the prize? Not only are there some retired accessories, but you’ll also have a chance to win a Stamp of the Month. If you’d like to attend, you will need to sign up by Monday, May 11. Please pay your workshop fee as soon as possible. When you sign up I’ll let you know what you need to bring with you.

Your New Challenge for May!

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Okay ladies, it’s a new month and therefore time for a new challenge.
I just love the new tree stamp sets in the Summer Idea Book. They are so cute and completely on trend. So to celebrate the arrival of spring, finally, when our trees are now budding, your challenge is to create artwork with trees on it somewhere. It can be a stamped image, or made out of paper, or even in the shape of a tree. Wow me with your work and I’ll award the most creative with a prize! You’ll have to see who wins to find out what great little gift she gets. You can either post a comment here with a link to your artwork or email me a photo of your entry at simplycreating@ritskes.net.

To get you thinking about this challenge here’s a peek at one of those new tree stamp sets and the Animal Cookies paper pack.


Recipe: Animal Cookies Level 2, Treetops Stamp set, Desert Sand and Clover Meadow inks, Natural Hemp, White Daisy Mini Medley, rub-ons

Happy Creating!

New Idea Book is live tomorrow!

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I know you must be just as excited as I am about the new Summer Idea Book. The five new paper packs are fabulous, in fact I love them all! There are lots of new stamp sets, too; so many cute ones it’s impossible to list them all here.
So because I know you’re just dying to see the new product, I’m going to post some photos of artwork made with the new paper packs. Look closely, you’ll see lots of new product as well. Drum roll, please…

Moon Doggie

Tinkerin’

Animal Cookies
Bella

Back Country

Now that I’ve whetted your appetite for all things new, make sure you contact me to get your new Summer Idea Book. Beginning tomorrow, you will be able to check it out on my website.

I am now going off-line to work on your next challenge. It’ll be a fun one, so stay tuned.