Sunday, June 28, 2009

It's My Birthday Plant Challenge (Ontario, Canada)

I'm hosting a planting contest to encourage both new and old planters to put boxes out there but there is a twist . . . for your plant to be counted in this challenge it must be planted in a town/city in Ontario that does not have any letterboxes yet.

Check out the information below and join this virtual event if you want to get in on the fun!

The rules are pretty basic.
1. You must plant at least one box to earn a chance to win the grand prize.
2. Your box must be planted sometime before July 28, 2009.

Each person who plants a box in a town/city that does not have any other letterboxes will be elligible for 1 entry into the contest. The prize will be a $25.00 gift certificate for Michael's or WalMart (winner's choice) so the winner can buy lots of supplies or lock n lock boxes.

If you are a new planter, please consider putting a box out there. Your stamp and logbook can be store bought or handmade. Either is fine. If you are a new carver, don't worry if your stamp is nothing more than a simple shape or picture! We were all new carvers at one point and we will appreciate anything you put out! If you don't want to have to maintain a bunch of boxes, please consider putting a box out for 3 months at a time. This way, you only have one box to maintain and you can reuse the logbook and box if you wish for your next plant! Last but not least, go plant! I'm looking forward to a bunch of new boxes in Ontario.

I hope you'll join in. Here's the link to the event http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gEventId=1299

See ya.
Big Blue Team

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 23 Newsletter

Cut N Paste
June 23, 2009
http://www.cutnpaste.ca/ pam@cutnpaste.ca 519-709-1077

Weekly Sketch Challenge
This week’s challenge has just been posted to our blog. I’m looking forward to seeing your layouts. Remember if you post your finished layout to one of our forums – blog, Yahoo group, Facebook or even to your own blog (and let us know where to look) – your name may be drawn to win a free class.

June 24 @ 7 pm
Advanced two-page layout class
Are your layouts starting to look similar . . . are you bored doing the same thing all the time?? I will attempt to thrill and challenge you with new and advanced techniques used on a two-page layout. Please pre-register for this class.
$15.00

June 25 @ 1 pm or June 29 @ 7 pm
Learn how to do Counted Cross Stitch
You will receive· Needles and needle threader· Embroidery hoop· Fabric· Instruction bookletDuring this 2 hour class you will· Learn everything you need to know to begin counted cross stitch· Stitch a small project$25.00

June 26 @ 1 pm
Kids’ Class
We will be creating an adorable “sunshine album”. If your child would like to bring 10 photos that can be cropped 4 x 4, they will be able to complete the album during class. Please dress in old clothes as we will be enjoying paint and ink and glue very much.
$10.00

Speaking of Kids’ Classes . . . if your child is interested in a weekly class during the summer please let me know and I’ll be happy to set it up.

June 27 @ 1 pm
Thirty Minute Layouts
You will be amazed by the terrific layouts you can create in mere minutes. By the end of the class, you will have created four layouts that only need photos and your own personal touches to complete. Bring your basic kit. $24.00

June 30 @ 10 am
All Day Crop
You are cordially invited to an ALL DAY CROP . . . 10 am until whenever we get too tired to hold our heads up . . . in my studio . . . Pot luck lunch . . . Please RSVP so I don't run out of space.

June 30 @ 1 pm
Crop Circle
Create a nice 2-page layout and then build three kits for it. When you arrive at the studio you will swap your kits with others and then complete your new kits. A great time out and four 2-page layouts completed. What could be better?

June 23 sketch challenge

http://cutnpastescrapbookingsketches.blogspot.ca/2016/04/june-23-2009-sketch-challenge.html

Friday, June 12, 2009

Crafting Made Simple June 12 Newsletter

Crafting Made Simple
Cut N Paste
www.cutnpaste.ca pamh@cutnpaste.ca
519-709-1077
June 12 2009


I am continuing to simplify my life so I have more time to enjoy the people and places and hobbies I love so much. This week I have amalgamated all my blogs into one. I hope you will enjoy the simplicity of this as much as I do. My new blog is Crafting Made Simple. Whatever it is you wish to check out . . . just click on the labels on the right hand side of the blog and you will be there. Thanks for checking it out.

Today I have added this week’s sketch challenge to my blog. If you submit a layout based on the sketches in a given month, your name is entered in a draw for a free class. The winner of a free class is June is Terry Hersey. Congrats Terry!!

The next couple of weeks are going to be hectic . . . but fun sort of hectic. I LOVE IT!!

Craft Guild

Joyce Matthews (aka Mom) is hosting our June 14 (@ 2 pm) Craft Guild Meeting. You can email or call Mom or I for directions.

Many of us have a variety of hobbies and interests, besides scrapbooking. And how many of the hobbies and interests result in piles of unfinished projects? I have more counted cross stitches, afghans, table cloths and quilts waiting to be finished then I even want to count. The Craft Guild is here to inspire you. Join us once a month in the host’s home for a make n take (which will be non-scrapbooking . . . lol) and a chance to sit down with an unfinished project, some friends, a treat and a cup of tea (coffee) and get it done. There is no cost for this guild . . . just the enjoyment of your company.

I really enjoy these afternoons of stitching and chatting. I’ve been encouraged by my time with this group to really put some effort into finish up non-scrapbooking projects that have been collecting dust in my closet the past few years. I’ve already finished off two projects and have several more close to complete.

Recipe Swap

Each month I host a 6” x 6” recipe page swap. This month’s theme is “Some Like It Cold”. Please drop off your finished swap by June 16th. Thanks. And, yes, we are always looking for new people to swap with.

Learn Counted Cross Stitch

A fulfilling, creative hobby to enjoy for your lifetime.
You will receive
· Needles and needle threader
· Embroidery hoop
· Fabric
· Instruction booklet
During class you will
· Learn everything you need to know to begin counted cross stitch
· Stitch a small project
$25.00
Adult Classes: Monday, June 15 @ 7 pm and Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 pm
Kids’ Class: Saturday, June 20 @ 11 am
. . or book your class of 3 or more people in my studio or your home or community centre at a time convenient to you

All Day Crop

You are cordially invited to an ALL DAY CROP . . . from 10 am until whenever we get too tired to hold our heads up . . . June 16, 2009 . . . in my studio (St. Thomas) . . .
Pot luck lunch. Please RSVP so I don't run out of space.

Crop Circle

Create a nice 2-page layout and then build three kits for it. When you arrive at the studio you will swap your kits with others and then complete your new kits. A great time out and four 2-page layouts completed. What could be better?
Join us June 16 @ 1 pm

Card Club

Please join us June 18 @ 7 pm. Host this month is Sandra McKay. We are doing something a little bit different this month . . . a shoe box swap. Thanks so much to Pam Duguay for the brilliant idea. Each person will create a card and pack everything needed to create 6 more of the same cards. We will spend the evening building 6 different cards from the swap. Please let us know if you will be attending and we will give you directions to Sandra’s place. http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/St_Thomas_Cardmaking_Club/

Please contact me for information about any of these classes or to reserve your space at scrap.master.pam@rogers.com or 519-709-1077.

I am always happy to travel to your home, community centre or meeting place to teach classes specially designed for your group of 3 or more.

All Day Crop - June 16 2009

You are cordially invited to an ALL DAY CROP . . . from 10 am until whenever we get too tired to hold our heads up . . . June 16, 2009 . . . in my studio (St. Thomas) . . .
Pot luck lunch. Please RSVP so I don't run out of space.

June 7 2009 challenge

Here's this week's sketch challenge . . .

http://cutnpastescrapbookingsketches.blogspot.ca/2009/06/june-7-2009-sketch-challenge.html

I can't wait to see what you create from it.

Congratulations to Terry H. for winning a free class in June 2009.

Here is Terry's answer to the May 27 challenge.

Here is my sister, Nancy's, layout which inspired that sketch.



Here is the layout Terry created using the May 31st sketch:


And this is my version of the sketch. The photo is of my husband as a newborn . . . awww . . . isn't he so cute?




Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Learn Counted Cross Stitch

Learn Counted Cross Stitch

A fulfilling, creative hobby to enjoy for your lifetime.


You will receive
· Needles and needle threader
· Embroidery hoop
· Fabric
· Instruction booklet

During this 2 hour class you will
· Learn everything you need to know to begin counted cross stitch
· Stitch a small project

$25.00

Adult Classes: Monday, June 15 @ 7 pm and Wednesday, June 17 @ 2 pm
Kids’ Class: Saturday, June 20 @ 11 am

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Believe!!


Here's a sneak peek at the project for Wednesday, June 10 @ 7 pm in my studio. Cost $15.00. Bring your basic kit.

I hope you can join us.

See ya,
Pam

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