Hope you had a spooktacular weekend!!

I cannot believe it is already November. This year I am planning on creating all handmade gifts for family and friends. Handmade gifts are so much more special than gift cards or something you just walk into a store and purchase–there is so much love in them! Plus, in this economy, it is a good way to save a little money, take a step back, and slow down. I love that it is not all about how money you spend on gifts this year — that pressure was wearing me out in years past! I hear “handmade is in” so if you'd like to create something from the heart to give to your loved ones, don't miss out on my last classes of the year. I encourage you to take a class and then go home and replicate the idea as many times as you like–that's what you're paying for in a class — to get the ideas and techniques to make similar creations on your own.

Plus be sure to check out my etsy shop as I am adding new handmade items and kits every day! Here are this month's upcoming classes:

Twenty Pages In A Day
Fill A Scrapbook with 20 Pages – Great Gift!
Class Fee: $85

November 7, 2009
11am-5pm
Ph: 714-961-8011
The Scrappin' Table

November 8, 2009
11am-5pm
Ph: 760-598-2222
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks

Behind on your scrapbooking pages and your photos are piling up? Do you wish there was a way to “get it done” quickly and beautifully? Well, this fast-paced, technique-filled class is for you! We’ll be creating TWENTY layouts in this class featuring Bo Bunny, Sassafras Lass, and American Crafts papers, alphas, and embellishments. Experiment with Copic Markers, Two-tone stamping, and other cutting edge products & techniques. Learn tricks for making the most of your supplies and getting your pages done in a jiffy. We’ll take a break in the middle to stretch and get lunch.

Each person in the class will also receive:

  • a pack of Thickers Alphabet Stickers
  • a complete pack of American Crafts Purkey rub-on alphabets
  • Brand New Prima Say It Pearls & Crystals
  • A whole pack of Bling & Pearls
  • All the goodies to make every single page
  • An American Crafts 4×6 divided page protector
  • We’ll also have prizes to give away in the class!!

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Family Blessings
Customizable for Grandparents or Family
November 14, 2009. 2-5pm
$27
Ph: 760-598-2222
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks

Celebrate the blessings of family with this fall colored mini book full of quaint details. We'll be using Zutter's brand new page protectors and Cover-All album, Copic Markers, machine stitching, and try a little brayering! You’ll receive a set of quotes to customize this book as a gift for grandma, a present for your children, or as a family book for your own coffee table.

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Bind It All MASTERZ
Online Class – 4 Weeks
November 18, 2009
$40
My Creative Classroom

 

You've either already taken the Bind it All 101 course or you're familiar with using the Bind It All. In this course, we'll take binding to the next level, creating several projects using the Bind-It-All tool and accessories, like the Round-It-All, O-Wires, and Cover-Alls. It's not about the basics anymore – we'll learn techniques for addressing challenging binding situations such as binding irregular shaped pages, binding on the edges of a project, binding pages of various sizes, creating projects besides books, tips for fixing mistakes, and more.

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Jolly Old St. Nick
An 8×8 Vintage Style Mini Book Featuring the Bind It All
November 21, 2009
11am-2pm
$TBA
Ph: 909-793-2200
Collective Journey

Remember the Christmases of yesteryear in this traditional themed 8×8 mini book. Jolly Ol’ St. Nick, Old Fashioned Candy Canes, Stockings, and snowflakes adorn every page of this keepsake book.

Supplies: Adhesive (glue dots, 3D foam squares, and a strong liquid adhesive), Scissors, Chalk Ink for inking.

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Bind It All BOOT CAMP
Learn the Basics and More as We Create 3 Projects In Class
November 22, 2009. 1-5pm
$40
Ph: 714-838-1200
The Red Bee

Learn the basics and beyond in this fast paced class. We'll create 3 finished projects using the Bind It All. Try binding on the edges, making home decor items, and going “beyond the book.”

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Black Friday Crop
Forget the Crowds and Come Crop All Day!
November 29, 2009. 6am – 6pm
$5 + Bring Small Gift
Email [email protected] to sign up
@ Jennifer's House, Hesperia, CA

Come crop all day at my house up in Hesperia, CA. We'll have breakfast munchies, coffee, hot cocoa, and cropping all day! Forget the crowds, save some money, and get your scrap on all day. I'll have kits and supplies you can purchase or bring your own projects to work on. This is the perfect time to create some gifts, get those Christmas cards finished up, or just unwind from the Thanksgiving festivities.

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Shop & Crop
Black, White, and Gifts All Over – Palm Desert
December 5-6, 2009
$35 – One Day Crop

$50 – Two Day Crop

Free Admission to Shop!

Desert Scrappers Retreats in Palm Desert, CA

@ the Embassy Suites on Hwy 111

Crop & Shop for the holidays! Laura of Desert Scrappers Retreats and I have teamed up to offer you shopping from lots of wonderful vendors to get your Christmas (and scrappy) shopping done. Get deals on:

  • Scrapbooking goodies at yard sale prices
  • Kits from Hydrangea Hippo
  • Close to My Heart
  • Arbonne
  • Tupperware
  • Dove Chocolates
  • Stampin' Up!
  • Designer Handbags
  • And more!
Laura and I figured if you're gonna drive all the way out to the Desert, why not make a day of it?Come crop for $35 for one day or $50 for both days!

Or you can just come and shop if you'd like — admission to shop is free. At least 10% of all proceeds raised from sales will be donated to Scrapbook Royalty as part of the Black, White, and Gifts All Over event.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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