Artbooking Made Easy

I love the Artbooking Made Easy video series!  These quick episodes never fail to inspire me to get out my Cricut and create.  In fact, the first time I saw the Art Philosophy cartridge I knew I would become a consultant.  I signed up the very next day!  I’d purchased stamps and inks before, but nothing had ramped up my creative mojo like that cartridge!  I couldn’t believe all of the projects, cards and scrapbook pages I saw created with elements from Art Philosophy.  I just love how easy it is to add that WOW! factor to my projects, especially when cutting the perfect shape to work with a stamp.  Artiste made three dimensional elements so simple to create.  It became my go to answer for party favors, hostess gifts and more.  Artbooking is the perfect addition to the collection.  I love how everything is perfectly sized based on the size of my album.  Plus, I am addicted to the overlays!

I hope this edition of the video series will inspire you to get your Cricut running!  Be sure to comment and tell me your favorite way to use the cartridges.

Extra Special Presentation

package soap

Presentation makes this gift extra special.

One of my favorite creative places in Jacksonville is Green Lotus Studios.  Some time ago, I took classes on cold process soap and lotion making.  Fast forward a couple years and I think it would be fair to say I am addicted to making soap.  In fact, I’m currently teaching cold process soaps and an advance class on salt soaps at Green Lotus!  Typically, a beginner class includes a short lecture period and a hands on lesson.  Each student takes home one pound of soap.

Soap is the perfect favor at a baby or bridal shower and it makes a great gift for a friend, teacher or hostess.  You can create a bath set of custom products or give a single bar as a small token.  Gift wrapping soap and other small items can be a challenge.  I’ve created a class to help you present your soap with an extra special presentation.  Join me this Friday at 6pm at Green Lotus to learn more.  The workshop fee of $15 covers all supplies.  Pre-registration is required as class kits must be made in advance.  RSVP to 904.472.0755