On November 9 @ 6:30 – 9:00pm, we will be creating the Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by Oct. 5 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Kit includes:
My Reflections Pear & Partridge Paper Packet (X7162B)
My Acrylix Pear & Partridge Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop
2 – Colonial White Cardstock Sheets
Pear & Partridge Complements Glittery Rub-Ons (X7162C)
Sparkles Red, Pink, and Purple Assortment (Z1326)
Instruction Brochure

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)  Correction on cutting guide…red cardstock should be two 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ NOT 6 1/4″

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Dimensional Elements Ornaments (Z1761)
Red Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1484)
Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment (Z1751) 

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E1021  My Acrylix® Trinity Alphabet  $29.95
Z2175  Cashmere Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2116  Cranberry Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z2137  Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad  $5.25
Z697  Sponge $1.25
Y1000  1″ × 1″ My Acrylix® Block  $3.95
Y1002  1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $5.95
Y1009  2″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $7.50
Y1010  2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block  $9.95

Not provided: Z1151  3-D Foam Tape  $5.95

Coordinating products:
Z1743  Festive Velvet Rub-Ons  $4.95
Z1772  Dimensional Elements In Color – Holiday $5.95
Z2502  Enchantment Exclusive Inks Mini Pigment Pads Set  $19.95
C1510  Merry & Bright stamp set  $13.95
C1520  Christmas Joy stamp set  $13.95 

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Cashmere, Olive, Cranberry, Desert Sand, Colonial White

The Stamp of the Month is:
(September) Fall Favorites
(October) Very Merry Christmas
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (October) Very Merry Christmas.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(September) Celebrate your everyday moments with the My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set. Get it for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012.
(October)  Buy 9 Studio J layouts, get the 10th one free.

Here are my layouts:

One problem I have is that when I order my pics online they are not truly 4×6; they are a hair shorter.  This can be a problem when creating layouts that are measured out specifically for 4×6 photos.  Here is one solution (this also works if you haven’t lined things up straight or cut straight): I make a photo mat that overlaps all the imperfections as you can see with a couple of the photos in this layout.  I always have a ton of Christmas photos so I will be using 4×6 flip flaps to add the rest of the photos to my layout on both pages.  I was cutting the very last curly-q of that Christmas tree when I realized that I could have just cut the ends off and made them pointed.  So if cutting isn’t your thing that would make it easier to reshape the tree instead of cutting around to the inside of those tips.  I could not get the second generation stamp (on the Christmas tree) to show up so I just stamped it in the solid ink color and I think it’s better.  My last comment on this layout is that I really dislike those small stamp letters but I think they were worth the hassle for this one.  (only for the first page though!)

Not sure if this is an error or not….I would not have had enough red cardstock to cut mats for all the photos….but it seems that the mat for the larger one does not appear on the cutting guide.  If you want the red mats I would suggest more cardstock or just using some of the red patterned paper (you will have extra).  As far as my other changes…I rotated the first page to accommodate my picture.  I skipped the mats on the second page and used 4×6 photos.  I resized piece E to 7″ x 10″ instead of 5″ x 9″.  However, if you want to keep the journaling spot free you could fit two 4×6 photos within that area.  I just don’t  journal much on my layouts and I wanted to add a bit more color/pattern.  When cutting the Christmas tree fo this one, I did cut off the curly ends.  Something else that is on the layout that I didn’t notice instructions for is the small border strip.  This can be cut from the striped patterned paper.  I am so mad at myself.  I did not realize until I was completely finished with this layout and put the pages side by side that I mixed up the background paper with the tan that was meant for matting the photos!  I guess it’s not the end of the world.  Frustrating, but I a certainly not going to redo it.

Finally a note on the rubons.  Once again these are high-quality and easy to apply.  I did notice that if they have glitter you need to rub them a little more but they still turn out well.  I haven’t found many that so easily rub over layers of photos as you can see on my first page.  I even used the rubon underneath the top of the cutout tree and it is holding down the tip (tree was attached with 3D foam tape).  I added a few extra rubons and sparkles to my layout.  I cut the one rubon to transform it into a corner.


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