Monday, September 13, 2010

September Stamp of the Month is a "Thriller"

I played a lot today with this month's Stamp of the Month, "Thriller" and I need not say, "I love it!"  It was so fun, cute and melancholy!  I made these two cards for some upcoming parties and craft shows.  All I used was Hooligans Level 2 paper, the Thriller Stamp Set, Black Ink and SPARKLES!  (love 'em!)  All Close to My Heart products which can be ordered on my website here.

Be sure to get yours before the end of the month when "Thriller" will no longer be available!

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day! Jill Myers

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birthday Present for Mom-in-Law (Don't Look Yet Mom!)

A few weeks ago I attended a Team Meeting in Westland, MI (where I met some of the women I have been inspired by for a while!  Yay!) and we were given this cute mini album to put together.  I believe the original creation was from Dana Swadling-Thanks Dana!

I have been dying to put it together and finally had some time today while all my kiddos were finally back to school.  I used the 6x6 My Creations Accordian Album (it ONLY costs $3.95!!!) with Passages My Reflections paper with coordinating cardstock, the new Foundry Flourishes,  Marks Passages, Just Blooms Spring Blossom Collection and Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems.  I also used Cocoa ink and My Acrylic Stamp Sets The Present (New this Idea Book) and Live Inspired.

I cut no corners when it comes to gifting for friends and family plus I LOVE making these types of items.  I tried to take pictures to show you all the wonderful angles and spots to put pictures.  I really hope she loves this as much as I do.  I also made a matching birthday card (of course) to give with the album.

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

Jill Myers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This has to be one of my fave layouts!!!

So today was my first blissful day alone whilst the kiddos were in school.  Short lived as it was (2 1/2 hours with the boys in preschool) I know I will get the break every day!!!!

I'm getting some of my workshop samples done and first up today was my October Workshop on the Go with the Close To My Heart kit, Olivia. 

I love the colors (fall kits always seem to be one of my faves for really getting me in the mood) and the Olivia kit is fantastic!  I got a chance to use one of the new colors, Smoothie, and I learned some really fun new tricks to use with my sandpaper!!  I printed these A-dorable pics from when my baby girl was just 2 1/2 (she's 8 now and all attitude) on our first ever trip to the Pumpkin Farm.  A trip which became an annual pilgrimage with all my kiddos.  Now that we are in Michigan, I have to find a new fantastic fall haunt.  Anyone with suggestions for the Grand Rapids area are more than welcome to post here!

But I digress, sorry.  I'm hosting the workshop to put this layout together, plus take home the other 3/4 of the kit to make more layouts and fabulous cards at home with the help of the Workshop Guide, at my home on October 4th at either 8:30am or 6:00pm for just the price of the kit, $29.95 and the use of my inks and blocks.  Contact me to reserve your spot today.

Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The New Hooligan's Workshop is Coming Up!

Come to my home for some fun scrappin' time and to learn new techniques to make your layouts "sparkle" and shine with Prisma Glitter and Bonding Memories Glue.  The Hooligans Workshop on the Go is available to purchase online here for $29.95 or contact me to order one and put it together with me on either Monday, September 13 at 8:30am OR on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00p.

The Workshop on the Gos feature a full Level 2 Scrapbook Kit, EXCLUSIVE My Acrylix Stamp Set, coordinating accessories AND a fully illustrated instruction guide with artwork and cutting guide.  Retail value is around $35 but the kit always costs just $29.95!  Whether you are a "pro" at preserving your memories or you are just getting interested but don't know the hows and whys, this kit is perfect!

Contact me to get your hands on one or shop online at my website, click Shop Online and order your favorite Workshop on the Go.  I feature a new Workshop each month on the first Monday (usually) of the month.  If you find that you are unable to catch me on a Monday night but would like some help I'd be happy to come over for a one-on-one or gather up some buddies and make it a girls (or maybe a guy or two..) craft night!

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Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!

September's "Funshop" is Freakishly Fun to Make!

This month's "Funshop" is a really colorful and, well, fun Halloween brag book using Close To My Heart's 3 ring binder, the new Hooligan's paper packet and Stickease, some Sparkles, Liquid Glass and Prisma Glitter!  It is just Boo-tiful!  Come over and make one to take home for yourself (or for a great gift)!

The workshop is held at my home on Monday, September 20th at either 8:30am or at 6:00pm.  The cost is $20 and all you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  If you don't have any I will have some Tombo glue runners to purchase.

*Side note:  I am also hosting a special date for this workshop at my home for a group of friends who couldn't do the Monday date.  Ask me for your own special date for you and at least 3 friends anytime!

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Live, Love, Create and have a Craftabulous day!
Jill Myers