Thursday, December 25, 2008

Where does he get it?

We don't know!?!?!? He just came out of his room this afternoon with a George Washington wig, a spear and a shield. I thought he looked like a Zulu Amedius! He just cracks me up... Life is never boring around our place! This will be a fun "scrapable moment."

Hope you've had a GREAT Christmas! Ours has been wonderful...and full of many strange moments...stranger than the picture of Weston! Remind me to tell you about it someday.

Monday, December 22, 2008

So many :good: things

First of all -- I had a delightful "spontaneous" evening with some girls from my church the other night. One of them called and said she wanted to have us over for some scrapping...then the weather turned bad and we decided not to do it...and THEN -- the weather seemed to pass north of us -- so we went anyway! Because by the time I knew I was going I just needed to "grab and go," I took my tool bag, a handful of pictures and a small bag of random things that were sitting on my scrap table (ok -- one of them was a kit from Jenni Bowlin) and went. It was good to sit and chat with the girls -- scrap a little and laugh a lot. What an unexpected blessing. I finished the layout titled, "It's Good."


I have also discovered the BEST stamping tool ever! It is called a Stamp-a-ma-jig. It is the perfect tool for placing your Stamps exactly how you want them. I have been intimidated by stamp sets that required "perfect placement" like this PRECIOUS vintage stamp (by Pink Persimmon) set I used above...but with the Stampamajig (what a name right?) I was able to put that Christmas tree into the wagon perfectly! Here is a tutorial on how to use the Stampamajig, if you haven't used it before.

And these fun gift tags....so easy to make -- punch a scallop oval (or let your Cricut do it for you) in red, also punch a plain cream colored oval at least .25 - .5 inches smaller. Cut three small strips of ribbon (green) with angled tips. Use glue dots to secure them in place onto the red tag as shown here in the picture. Layer the cream oval on top and secure with adhesive. Use three self adhesive red crystals -- placed as close to the ribbon as possible. Cute, cute!
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Let's Have a Scrappy Holiday After Christmas

Christmas is my all-time favorite time of year. I love celebrating Jesus’ birth. I delight in the decorations, the smells of Christmas baking, the chill in the air and of course the wonderful time with family and friends. But as busy as December gets – I sometimes feel like I need a holiday AFTER Christmas – to recover and catch-up. Do you? Well, I have the perfect day planned for you and some of your friends.


Saturday, January 17th Come and crop all day!
Once the packages have been opened and all the pictures taken (and maybe even printed) – come spend the day with me and a few friends. We have scheduled an all day crop at the Holiday Inn Express located near Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. This newly opened facility is beautiful and will provide a wonderful place to relax and be creative. It is also located very close to JoAnn’s, Staples, Target and lots of yummy restaurants.

What is included?

The cost for the day is $50 and includes one technique class and lunch. What is a technique class you ask? Throughout the day, Jann Gray will be providing mini-classes to teach you a new scrapbooking technique. When you arrive, you will sign up for the technique class of your choice. Sample classes might include:
· Hand Sewing on your layouts
· Distress Embossing
· Layered Embellishments
· And others


Want to take an additional class?

Yes you can. Jann will also teach an additional class called Christmas Memories (2-page layout). This class will be limited to the first 25 registrants and will cost an additional $15.
Make your reservations now!
I anticipate that this crop will fill up quickly, so please email me as soon as possible to let me know if you would like to attend. I will send you a PayPal request for funds and your seat will be reserved when I receive your payment. Please also let me know if you would like to attend the additional Christmas Memories class.


What else?

You can come early. We have arranged for you to make it a TRUE retreat! You can arrive on Friday night so you will be ready to go first thing Saturday morning. The special What You Make It room rate is $89/room for up to four people. You will need to call the Holiday Inn directly to make your room reservations (615-553-5200). Your hotel reservation includes the hot and cold breakfast bar.

Questions?

Please send me an email at jann@janngray.com or call 615-496-2206.I look forward to seeing you there!