Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Countdown advent calendar Class

Each December families begin to decorate their homes, inside and out. The house is filled with Christmas music and the sweet smell of baking. An advent calendar begins the happy time of anticipation.

In this class you’ll create a whimsical, handmade advent calendar to fill with goodies for you and your family to count down to Christmas. Be sure to check the calendar every day for treats, tiny gifts, hints for a scavenger hunt and lots more fun things to do.

The class will be taught by Shannon on Saturday, November 14, at 1:00 p.m. The location will be announced shortly, and it will be in San Diego County. The cost of the class is $42 and all materials are provided. Participants must provide their own basic tool kit that includes scissors, paper trimmer, and heavy duty hole punch (i.e., Crop-a-dile); permanent dry and wet adhesives, Glue Dots, and two (2) foam brushes. Project kits are also available. Paper patterns and embellishments may vary from this photo. Sorry, no refunds.

To register for the class, please email Shannon at Space is limited and the class is filling fast. Feel free to contact Shannon with any questions. Don't miss out on the holiday fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Survivor Crop 2009 Article Posted on

Jami Peterson, editor of magazine, has published my article about Ever After Scrapook's Survivor Crop 2009 today. Click here to check it out. Also, click on the button to the right and get your very own FREE subscription to

Thanks Jami!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Create with Shannon - We'll Soon Have Lift Off!

The {r}evolution has begun...Create with Shannon is stepping out into the limelight! The behind-the-scenes work is happening now; fine tuning creative ideas and choosing companies to provide us with the highest quality supplies, most interesting patterns and textures, and completely unique products with which we'll create and provide hot projects in both on-the-go kit and in-class formats.

October is our launch pad as we "endeavor" to take off into the stratosphere of online and in-person creativity! We've got several card making projects lined up as well as a few home decor projects you're sure to want in your casa for the holidays.

Check back often as our class schedules and kit descriptions will soon be posted. Keep your eye on the sky as Create with Shannon blasts off and shoots for the stars!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- who knew?!

It's a small world with big potential!  I'd just told my mom that it would be so cool to be able to write a column about paper crafts, scrapbooking and all the great places that cater to those of us addicted to the fine art of scrapping, when lo' and behold, the opportunity to do just that landed in my lap.  I got the news yesterday that I got the job writing for, an online publication devoted to sharing the latest and greatest local information in specific areas of interest -- and I'm writing the scrapbooking/paper crafts column!!!  I'm so excited about this opportunity to share and learn (then share some more!), so check back here shortly for more information about San Diego's newest Examiner.  I'd love to hear YOUR ideas and suggestions on scrapbooking stores, events, tools and products - anything scrappy going on in and around San Diego.  Grab hold and jump out into that BIG world with me!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Paper Passion

As many of you know, I'm prone to falling in love rather easily - with all things papercraftery, that is.  I've discovered a stamp company that's caught my eye and inspired my creativity.  It's a great feeling - all warm and tingly inside.  You remember that don't you?

I've joined in the comm{unity} of Unity Stamp Company and am having such a good time being involved with fellow crafters, enjoying the spectacular eye candy and joining in the challenges and activities.  Ain't life grand?

Here is my first, first use of a Unity stamp.  It's from their April Kit of the Month (KOTM) called "fresh beginnings".  The quality of their stamps is superior - deep etching, thick cushy mount, easy to use on your own block or with their unique block system.  You should check out the Unity Stamp Company's website and their comm{unity}.  I know you'll fall in love too.

I also used a new line of fabulous paper from October Afternoon called "cherry hill: tea towel", Nestabilities large ovals and scalloped ovals, Rose Red cardstock from SU, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Bordering Blue, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa and So Saffron inks from SU, Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink from Tsukineko, and watercolor paper.  I threw on a few little buttons from my stash and ran a line of stitching around the border for that truly homemade feel.

There'll be a blog hop next weekend (May 15-17), so stop by and then visit the 100 other blog hoppers to see what they came up with using Unity Stamp Company's Kits of the Month.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Card Club (with a twist)

I was inspired tonight by my team leader, Katherine, with a brilliant idea for a new club -- she asked, "Do you love to stamp, but sometimes have to [gasp] BUY a card because the occasion snuck up on you or you just didn't have the right supplies on hand?" We've all been there -- and no one wants to be there again!

So, drum roll please, join my
Stampin' Up! Card Club. It's a card club, but with a twist you're all gonna love! Here are the details by which you'll walk away with a box full of handmade cards -- all made with love by YOU!

-We meet once a month for 6 months and fill a Forget-Me-Not Keeper full of cards (72 to be exact!)
-Join the Club, participate all 6 months and you'll have accumulated over $48 worth of SU! product and created 72 cards.
-Each month will have its own theme and you'll create 12 cards (3 designs, 4 of each) based on that theme.

-Join the Club! Commit to all 6 months now and pay just $120 for the 72 cards and over $48 worth of products. That's just $20/class or roughly $1 per card! (Save $30 by joining the 6 month club versus paying by the class.)

-Class By Class. Come when you can and only make the cards and receive the product for the class(es) you pre-register for; $25 each class.

-The last Monday of each month
-That day doesn't work for you? Email me and we'll figure out a way for you to participate!
-If there is enough interest, additional meeting dates will be offered.
FIRST MEETING DATE: Monday, June 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m. @ my Krafters Kitchen

-Please bring your adhesive and paper snips
-RSVP by May 20 to either JOIN THE CLUB or register for individual classes. Prepayment is required.
-Minimal amounts of your product received each month may be used in the class (for that month only).
-*A product may be changed if it isn't available in the 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalog that comes out July 1st.

MonthCard ThemeProduct Received
JuneBirthdayForget-Me-Not Keeper
JulyBaby1/2" Library Clips
AugustWedding/AnniversaryForever Stamp (p. 208)*
SeptemberSympathywhite organza ribbon*
OctoberThank You1/2 pack of DSP (TBD)
NovemberAll OccasionDazzling Diamonds

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

London Calling 2009