Sunday, December 30, 2012

Butterfly Shots

Yesterday, I took a basic photography class with I had a great time and learned a ton about my camera. If you are in the St. Louis area and wanting to learn to take better pictures, I would definitely recommend taking this class.

We met at the St. Louis Zoo and spent about the first half of the class in the cafe. Brian stepped us through the settings on our camera starting with fully automatic and working our way up to the semi-manual modes. His pace was perfect! I've tried to learn this on my own by reading books, but a living, breathing human is much easier to understand than black and white print. We found the settings on our own cameras and asked all kinds of questions along the way.

Then we bundled up and headed out to shoot some animals in the snow. After walking about 20 feet in the cold, Brian decided the butterflies would be our best subjects. Great Call! We spent the next hour snapping pictures in the tropical climate of the insect house.

Here's some of my favorite shots...



Can't wait to get out and try my new knowledge on other subjects.

Keep creating,


Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Consultant Kit Announced

Wow! This is a great kit for just $49!


If you have been waiting for the right time to join, mark January 3 on your calendar. That is my understanding of when the new kit will be available.

You will be a step ahead since these products are not available for retail until February 1! I can help you start planning your initial workshops and gatherings using the supplies in this kit!

If you look closely at the picture, you will get a sneak peek at some of the new products including a lovely new paper pack called Chantilly, some fun stamp sets, and Originals and Reflections How To books in the new softback format!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Discontinued List

I can't wait to see the new Idea Book! The boxes are on their way across the US from Utah and due on my doorstep on December 27 for a late Christmas Gift.

In the meantime, there are some wonderful items in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book that will be discontinued effective January 31, 2013. I've listed all of the discounted items by page number to make it easy to flip through your book to see which of your favorites are on the chopping block!

Or click here for a pdf listing all discontinued items.

Don't forget the stamp sets from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book will also be discontinued at the end of January. Click here to review that list.

All of the discontinued items are now available only until current stock runs out. Go to my shopping website to place your order.

Item #Item DescriptionPage
G1040Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit14
G1045Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit21
G1041Workshops on the Go® Avonlea Cardmaking Kit22
G1042Workshops on the Go® Scroll Album Kit23
G1046Workshops on the Go® Clementine Scrapbooking Kit29
G1047Workshops on the Go® Dakota Scrapbooking Kit35
X7158CLa Belle Vie My Stickease® Assortment38
X7158BLa Belle Vie Paper Packet 38
G1048Workshops on the Go® La Belle Vie Scrapbooking Kit 41
G1049Workshops on the Go® Scholastic Scrapbooking Kit47
X7160CFlirty Complements Dimensional Elements50
X7160BFlirty Paper Packet50
G1050Workshops on the Go® Flirty Scrapbooking Kit53
X7161CMoonlight Complements Dimensional Elements56
X7161BMoonlight Paper Packet56
G1051Workshops on the Go® Moonlight Scrapbooking Kit59
X7162CPear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons62
X7162BPear & Partridge Paper Packet62
G1052Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit65
G1043Workshops on the Go® Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit66
G1044Workshops on the Go® Advent Calendar Kit67
X7147CStella Complements Canvas Shapes68
X7148CMy Stickease® Pemberley Assortment68
X7147BMy Reflections® Stella Paper Packet68
X7148BMy Reflections® Pemberley Paper Packet68
X7150CMy Stickease® Victory Assortment69
X7153CMy Stickease® Florentine Assortment69
X7150BMy Reflections® Victory Paper Packet69
X7153BMy Reflections® Florentine Paper Packet69
Z188Craft Jars120
Z14076" x 6" Olive Quick Pic™ Album122
Z14086" x 6" Pansy Purple Quick Pic™ Album122
Z13524 1/2" Colonial White Circle Cards123
Z13534 1/2" White Daisy Circle Cards123
Z1731My Originals® Sweet Surprises Card Kit123
Z1316Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection                                                                                124
Z1385Designer Ribbon Blue Collection124
Z1615Designer Ribbon Red Collection124
Z1616Designer Ribbon Green Collection124
Z1387Wooden Designer Buttons125
Z1391Buttons Clear Assortment125
Z1460Foundry® Ribbon Slides126
Z1711Foundry® Binder Clips126
Z1712Foundry® Number Plates 126
Z1393Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection 126
Z1700Dark Chocolate Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons126
Z1733Black Tapestry Velvet Rub-Ons126
Z1743Festive Velvet Rub-Ons 126
Z1742Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons126
Z1349Shimmer Designer Brads127
Z1360Rhinestone Designer Brads127
Z1361Brads Red Assortment 127
Z1362Brads Pink Assortment127
Z1363Brads Blue Assortment127
Z1364Brads Green Assortment127
Z1365Brads Basic Assortment127
Z1464Milepost Shapes128
Z1466Bling Assortment128
Z1687Bohemian Assortment 128
Z1689Timeless Charms128
Z1692Tough Tags128
Z1694Bouquet Assortment128
Z1741Haunted Assortment128
Z1749Autumn Lane Assortment 128
Z1763Boutique Assortment128
Z1772Dimensional Elements In Color—Holiday128
Z1709Just Blooms® Petals Paper Flowers129
Z1461D├ęcor Journaling Spots129
Z1395Irresistibles™ Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts (the alphabet)130
Z1465Irresistibles™ Make-It-Count Numbers130
Z1765Color-Ready Arbor Wooden Shapes130
Z1695Urban Felt Alphabet 130
Z1696Keepsake Felt Alphabet 130
Z1388Newsprint Rub-Ons 130
Z1681Dimensional Elements  Numbers 131
Z1761Dimensional Elements Ornaments131
Z1762Dimensional Elements Snowflakes131
Z1054My Creations® Display Album132
Z1378My Creations® Banner132
Z1614My Creations® Memory Game132
Z1252Cutting Knife135