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Hi, I'm Pam and thank you for visiting my blog. I have been making cards for over 10 years and am an independent demonstrator for Creative Expressions. I am lucky enough to teach on cruise ships and also get the chance to demo at The Big Stamping and Scrapbooking Show at Alexander Palace. I run workshops for a local craft shop and if anyone would like details of the them please e-mail me at stephen.smith870@ntlworld.com I love to scrapbook but my all time favourite thing is to get messy with ink!

Monday 1 July 2013

Starting the Packs!

Sorry all that it's been a few days but I have had to lock myself away in the craft room and start planning the workshops for the cruise in November.

I know it seems early but I'm teaching 20 workshops for up to 50 passengers and everything has to be pre-cut as we only get 45 minutes for each lesson!

To cut a long story short, I've made up the first 3 lesson packs so that's 150 packs in total so far!

Here's one that started out as a good idea but when I started on the packs, wished I'd never started!

Just a nice straight forward easel card...until I started punching out 450 of the holly leaves (9 per pack) in gold and silver card.  Oh yes, I couldn't even make it easy and punch paper, I had to use mirri card!  I wasn't sure that my poor old punch would hold out until the end, it was definitely getting stiffer by the end!  Then there were the 50 large and small Spellbinder circles to die cut and the pieces of card for the sentiment!

And that's why I start the prepping so early!!  To the eagle eyed, yes they are the dreaded peel-offs but I can't do any stamping with the class so needs must!

Sam at Creative Studios has also sent us some new stamps to play with (check out Sam Poole Designs on the right for a look at the new designs).  I've been coming up with some ideas for using the stamps so watch this space.

Now for todays travel photo.

This is the North Cape in Norway.  The photo was taken at 2am....it really is the Land of the Midnight Sun in the summer.  The white patches in the water are reflections of the clouds.  Stunning scenery and well worth a visit.

Well, that's it for today.  I'm going back to my craft room and chaining myself to the desk until I've put 50 packs of Shaker Cards together and a 70th birthday card for a friend.

Until next time, have a happy, crafty day and enjoy the glorious weather.

1 comment:

Christine B. said...

Wow Pam I don't envy you putting all those packs together. No wonder your punch was giving up the ghost. Great travel picture. Hugs x ChrisB