Saturday, July 26, 2008

Next session of Blackburn Crops

Hello everyone, as promised here is the list of the new session dates starting in Sept/08. Our group is totalling 26 members.

All Sunday crops will run 9 to 5 and the Dec14/08 one will be from 9-9. This crop will include a potluck and a secret Santa gift exchange.

The cost this year is only $25.00 (can't get any better than that) but I will not be purchasing prizes as in the past. Think of it this way the cost is $40.00 and I am giving you back $15.00 to go buy yourself something so you only have to give me $25.00. It makes it much simpler for me. Please bring a cheque (made payable to Sandy Richmond) or cash to the first crop as I have to make payment in full in Sept/08. I have got a few payments from people already. Thanks.

As mentioned at the last crop some of our local home based businesses are going to be offering classes. They are Julie with Close to my Heart and Michelle with Stampin-up. They will have a sign-up and pay sheet at one crop for the class to be held at the next one.

Jenn at the Scrap Box with some of her Design Team may also offer classes if they so choose to do. There is no pressure for anyone to offer classes and no pressure for anyone to take the classes. This is just something that we thought we would try this coming year so see what the response will be. It is a nice way to support our local businesses and also to bring the classes right to our door. Let see how it works out. Nothing ventured nothing gained. This will be a learning experience for all of us.

Please note the up-coming dates list on the left hand side of this blog, we will post any changes and or cancelletion. The dates in Jan/09 to May/09 are not confirmed yet as they don't have their calendar started for 2009 but usually there is not a problem. If there are changes I will gave ample notice to all of you.

I would also like everyone to send me their phone# (if you don't think I have yours) as I would like this in case I have to cancel a crop (due to bad weather or some other emergency) and it would be too late to be sending an email out.

Also if you have changed your mind and have decided not to attend next years session please let me know as soon as possible as I do have a waiting list.

Well in signing off it has been another great year at Blackburn. It is the people that make these crops so special. I am looking forward to next year and will like many others be taking a short break (on all sunny days) from scrapbooking and card making for more outdoors activities so I will be fresh and eager to start again in Sept with new ideas and of course new supplies.


Thanks everyone.... and see you in September.....

Sandy

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Great Find ~ Ribbon Storage Unit


Ok, this is sooo cool and it's too good not to share. I final got a chance to use my gift certificate from Tomorrow's Treasures Scrapbooking. They only had two in the store and now one's at my house.... I don't consider myself a ribbon freak but guess what I do have lots more then I thought.

This little and very portable unit can store so much ribbon it's wonderful. I was one of those people who stored all her ribbon in individual baggies and when the time came to look for one I'd be seating for several minutes pulling each one out of it's sorting spot. With this handy little tote, you can see all your ribbons at a glance, again very cool.

Got to go my 3 year old is helping with the sorting.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Keepsake ~ Baby Box for Aidan




This altered tin was completed by Dunia this pass crop.... It's done using CTMH Majestic Blue paper and various CTMH acrylix stamp sets & ribbons.

Ribbon, ribbon and more ribbon


This one is for all you ribbon lovers, this beautiful LO was completed by Allison, she likes to visit us once in a while. As you can see she's got her hands full these days with her beautiful daughter.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Treasure Box



This was the make and take we did on Sunday. It is a beautiful treasure box. thank you Stephanie for teaching this project, and thanks to Tomorrow's Treasures for donating the supplies AND the gift certificates! VERY generous.