Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jump Start 2013!


Here we go again. 

After last year's success of Creative JumpStart Nathalie Kalbach decided to organize it again. (About 4,500 subscribers joined the Creative JumpStart in 2012. It was so much fun and so inspiring!)

So here's the scoop about it: 

January is approaching--a month that is full with promises, resolutions and intentions. A month that for many is following lots of holiday celebrations, family gatherings and other end-of-the-year events. It’s also time to start creating again. But, suddenly, there it is for some of us: that lost feeling on how to start. Here is the cure!   :)

Nathalie invited a group of wonderful, inspiring, and creative ladies and gentlemen from around the globe in the mixed media and scrapbooking world to join together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2013. We are coming together to show you some ways to get back into the creative groove and how to get your creative juices flowing. We want to share with you "3 Ways to ..." help you jump-start your creativity in 2013. 


Here’s what you get and how it works:
  • 1. Throughout January we will share videos showing tutorials to inspire you –
  • 2. You sign up for the Creative JumpStart 2013 newsletter HERE and, in January 2013, you will receive  a daily link and password to unlock the view of the materials as soon as they go live
  • 3. On some days our Sponsors will have a giveaway for you and you will receive two newsletters these days
  • 4. You watch the presentations and you will be hopefully inspired to be more creative—all for FREE! If you like it you can donate to the cause - check it out here.
So come on—get inspiration from some of the most creative people in the community What are you waiting for?  

(Did I mention it’s FREE?)

(And a special thank you to Nat for the wonderful invitation!! She is simply wonderful to work with and super talented to boot!)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Joy Card!

It's the holiday season and I have a "Christmas Joy" tag card just for YOU!

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First I started with a tag. Tags are so fun to make, but I run out of ideas of what to do with I added it to a card base!

Then I grabbed a few of my favorite things: doilies, punches, a date stamp, Ranger tissue tape, twine, and LOADS of Prima!

You know I save all my scraps. Do any of you do that? Well, I picked out all of the ones that fit this color scheme and used them here and there on the tag.
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Remember the "Got Flowers" jars filled to the brim with gorgeous blooms? I found a bottle, pulled some out, and added crystal centers to them. I also punched stars out of the bottom of the tag to let the red-striped Prima paper peek out.

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A velvet trinket and a touch of twine add the perfect finishing touches.

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Top off your tag with a white bow and adhere it to a card base (I just used coordinating paper for the base.)

Next send your amazing card to your FAVORITE person in the whole wide world! They will love you forever!

Merry Christmas to each of you! ~Sharon

Prima Supplies:
  • Ledger paper
  • Velvet Trinket
  • Alphabet
  • Got Flowers
  • SIIC centers
  • Date Stamp
  • Ranger Tissue Tape
  • Doily
  • Thread
  • Twine
  • Seam Binding
  • Star Punch
  • Pinking Shears