Saturday, November 14, 2009

News and Reviews

Hi there!  I know it's been awhile since I last posted, but there has been a lot of family "stuff" going on.   I have some cool crafting news and a few product reviews for you.

First the News:  Lots going on for me.  I'm going to be teaching Scrapbook Design and You (SDU) classes for EK Success at A. C. Moore.  I'll be teaching a 4-week basic course at the ACM in Wappingers Falls, NY.  I'll be doing the demos for the class in December, and I'll be teaching the classes in January.  I'll list the specific dates in a later post.   I'm also doing a layout for Becky Higgins's Page Maps in December.  To top off all of that, I'm now a Scrapjazz Contributor, which means that I'll be writing articles for SJ on a regular basis.  You'll begin seeing my articles in March.  Whew!  I think that's it for the News.

We R MK Now for the Reviews:  I've recently purchased 3 products that I really like, and I want to let you know about them before they're gone.  First of all, I bought the We R Memory Keepers Holiday Papers and Embellishments.  These papers are absolutely gorgeous!  Although they aren't quite a cardstock weight, they are heavy-weight papers that are embellished with glitter, embossing, and foil.  The ribbons coordinate beautifully, as do the rub-ons, stickers, and chipboard elements.  I bought mine from HSN.


Another set of papers that I absolutely LOVE is the Peppermint Forest Stack from  Talk about heavy-weight cardstock!  This paper is some of the heaviest I've ever used.  Add to that the foil, glitter, and embossed sheets that are included, and you've got the start of some fabulous scrapbook pages, cards, and holiday projects.  Plus, they're on sale right now for 50% off!! 

GGP My last review is for a product that I've been wanting to get for a long time:  the Glue Glider Pro, by Glue Arts.  I've tried the ATGs in classes I've taken, and I really don't like them.  They're too bulky and unwieldy for me.  The Glue Glider Pro is the perfect alternative for me.  It's small enough to manage easily, whether I'm scrapbooking, making cards, or doing other projects; yet it's also large enough to hold a large roll of adhesive that I don't have to change after every few uses.  The cartridges pop in and out, and there are several different types available.  The adhesive is strong and easy to apply.  I bought mine from Oriental Trading Company.  They also have good prices on the refills.

Well, that about sums things up for now.  As soon as everything "goes live" on the other sites, I'll post pictures of my projects.  Oh, and look for some surprises very soon.  I'm not saying what they will be.  You'll just have to check back soon.  Happy crafting!

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