Summer Celebrations & "Cooks Corner" Article

I would have to say as summer comes to a close and I look back at our celebrations, my favorite and most versatile card design I used was the spinner card. It started with our summer family birthday party, in which I made one for everyone celebrating their birthday. Yes it really moves across the card.

Then I altered it a bit for my son Shawn graduating from College in July

And have one ready for his twin sister who is graduating in December. too cute the way the hat spins across the card.
And next came Beginning Day where I used the design for the invitation.

I then received a call from the Daily Sentinal Tribune (see article) they wanted to do an article on my international dinners that I enjoy doing for my Eta Beta sorority sisters and papercrafting students. How much fun it is to cook when each recipe tells a different story.

including all my favorite recipes. This time it will be a soup swap. I started today to develop the perfect Jamaican Pumpkin Soup. My favorite soup since I was a little girl.

The Mackinac Bridge Walk - Flip Cookbook - Digital Scrapbooking

I was so excited when my long time best friend from High School (Sue Pfaff Hughes) called me up and invited me to walk the Mackinac bridge with her. 
What fun I said....but let me plan it. I am what you might call the Frugal traveler...never waste a dollar or a minute of time, see everything you can see.  She had also wanted one of my Flip cookbook kits. So I included that into our itinerary as well. She was able to start it the day before we left and finished it at the hotel the next evening

That first day we traveled up as far as Petosky, because we were told that all the B&B's were full...expecting 65,000 people for Labor Day Bridge Walk. We decided to drive the last 45 minutes up in the morning before the walk. So we stayed at a lovely Best Western in Petosky, asked the front desk person the best place to look for Petosky Stones and the hunt was on.....
This is why I love "Studio J Digital Scrapbooking" fast, simple, inexpensvie & fun to do.

We got up early Labor Day morning...had a delicious warm complimentary breakfast and were on our way to walk the bridge....

Another wonderful Layout. Next we shopped around town, you know fudge, bridge sweatshirt, patch & ate at Scalawags. Delicious. We then decided to find the B&B that I read had a lighthouse room & was within walking distance of shopping to book for next year. So we got in my car turned on the GPS & it said arriving in 57 seconds. Too funny. right behind the store we had been shopping in
Next we drove out to McGulpin Point Lighthouse (it is 2 miles west of the city) climbed the 76 stairs to the top and leaned against McGulpin Rock. (Recorded as far back as 1615 by French Explorers as a navigational aid). Pretty cool.

Our next stop was Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse...just beautiful...and of course what better way to end our day than an Mackinac Ice Cream Cone for an early dinner and drive home.

Cricut® Play Day Sept 17th 10am - 5pm - Scrapbooking Open House & Make-up Day

I finally broke my brand new digital Cricut and Art Philosophy cartridge out of the box and had a play day. I developed our new Card Class Structure and am working out the Scrapbook classes next. Then I thought if everyone elses summer has been as hectic as mine. Why not let everyone relax & join in on the fun.

So lets have a PLAY DAY. You can makeup summer missed classes, take one or both of the card classes that I will be teaching, or simply bring your own stuff to work on.... And yes, yes....PLAY WITH THE CRICUT. Also receive a FREE handout - Cricut Machine Tips & Tricks for attending.

Need to RSVP as to times and what you will be that I am expecting you and ready with supplies.

10-noon "Miracle" Cardmaking Class
1 - 3pm Hooray Bouquet / Cricut® Card Class

Look Foward to seeing everyone :)

Hooray Bouquet / Cricut Card Class - Oct. 15th 10-12

New class structure...Receive same product and make more for less. This class will only be $25.00
Create 2 cards, one small gift box and a gift envelope to celebrate the special events in your lives.  Your friends will love these exclusive designs.  This class includes the "Elemental" pattern paper, the "Hooray Bouquet" My Acrylix stamp set and embellishments to complete these projects.  Learn how to use the new cricut compatable stamp sets for easier faster projects.  Masking technique will also be taught. Let me Show you How.
Required Supplies: Adhesive, glue dots & Scissors.
Optional additions: Acrylix Blocks, 12x12 trimmer, 12x12 cricut cutting mat & piercing tool.

EMAIL KIM  for more information and to get registered.