Tuesday, 5 October 2010

November Date- Banana Frog!

Our next meeting is this Wednesday 6th October. We are meeting at CHEPSTOW ATHLETIC Club for this month only. There is no class fee, just bring along some supplies to complete a layout from a sketch. We will have pink cupcakes for sale, as well as a raffle (if you would like to donate a raffle prize then that would be great), and a name the duck competition (half the winnings go to the person who has correctly named the duck, the other half will go to Breast Cancer care).

November meeting

Our meeting in November will be a full day class on Saturday 6 November, with Bev from Banana Frog.

The class will be £30 and this is what will be included in the kit:

3x sets of Banana Frog stamps (2 regular size, 1 tadpole size) -although we will also be using other sets too that I will have
6x sheets cardstock
6x 1/4 sheets of paper
4x pack of mica powders
1x Versamark
1x embossing powder
Corrugated card
Embellishments -chipboard, stickers, rubons, charms etc
2x PDFs ahead for pre-class organisation

As you can see, this is an amazing kit for the money - in fact the contents of the kit total more than £30, so even if you can't make the class, its worth buying the kit. Each set of stamps is worth around £11-£12.

The class is a technique class, you be learning lots about stamping, embossing, using the mica powders etc

Could you let us know on Wednesday or email me or Louise if you would like to do the class and if possible we would be grateful for payment on Wednesday, as we can only confirm definite numbers with Bev when we have received payment for the class.


Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Album class, June 30

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 30 June at 7.30 in Chepstow Rugby Club. This will be our last meeting until September.
We will be making a mini album, designed by Maz - It is a lovely little album and will be able to completed on the night.
We will be providing kits for the class at a cost of £8 each. As we have to order the correct number before ordering the papers etc, could you let Louise know as soon as possible whether you would like to come and join us for the class - bubblesmonster@aol.com and/or go to Country Clutter to pay for the class. We will only be able to order kits for those people who have paid. If you have any difficulty getting to the shop, you can send a cheque in the post.
There will also be a £2 per person room hire fee and coffee and tea will be available.
Ellie from Modern Scrapbooking will be bringing her shop along with her for you to buy any supplies you may need for the over the summer

Monday, 12 April 2010

Melodee Langworthy Saturday 29 May

On Saturday 29 May, we are really pleased to have Melodee Langworthy (Cousineau) coming to teach us in Chepstow. She is stopping by in Chepstow as part of a European tour and we will be making a mini album. I have copied into this email a Bio on Melodee along with her blog address, so you can check out some of her work.
We will be holding the class at the Afon Gwy Hotel in Chepstow and a buffet lunch, plus morning coffee and afternoon tea are included in the price, along with the class kit. The price of the day is £35.
Please come along and support us at this event. Louise has spent several months negotiating with Melodee to actually come to Chepstow and teach and organising the trip and we would really appreciate a good turn out, to be taught by such a lovely lady. We do have a maximum of 25 due to the size of the room at the Hotel. So, if you would like to come along, please email Louise - bubblesmonster@aol.com, so she can add your name to the list.
Here is Melodee's information about herself and her class:-
Melodee Cousineau is a celebrity scrapbook instructor who teaches globally. She grew up in western Michigan and lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her son. She loves to share her passion and ideas through stamping projects and various sizes of mini albums. Melodee's unique classes incorporate her love of photography with her creative stamping techniques. She will be teaching how to use large quantities of photos mixed with graphic stamping styles. Melodee's artistic talent is evident in all of her projects as she explores the various forms of the "scrapbooking arts."

She has been published over 300 times overall in Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers and Scrapbook Etc. Legacy magazine and graced the covers of three magazines. You can read about her on her blog.

Here is the write up for the workshop.

Join celebrity stamp/Scrapbook instructor Melodee Cousineau to create a Travel/ Vacation album using the brand new “Inspired Traveler” collection by Art Warehouse! Mix and match your 24 page album using unique shaped pages, tabs, journal boxes, epoxy and more!

Scrap over 30 4 x 6 photos in this album. Photos not required for class. Melodee's unique style of journal stamping and technique driven classes will encourage and inspire you to create an album filled with your best of times. Sign up today!

Warm regards,
Melodee Cousineau


Maz's class Weds March 24

Hi All! Maz here- with news of my class next Weds night. There are a few spaces available to book before we have to freeze the numbers and order the kits. I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at what we'll be doing, in case you haven't already booked. The class will be suitable for any type of photo; boys/girls, whatever. Try to bring a landscape format 6" wide x 4" tall photo if you can, but if that's a problem we can make it work with any size or shape. It's an easy class with a simple but 'interesting' layout, but you'll be able to jazz it up with your own embellishments, so if you want ,bring extra brads and buttons if you want to go embelly-mad! (I totally encourage that:))
Other things you might like to bring;
Any size circle punches that you have at home, though there will be some at class to borrow
Fine cutting scissors
Glue or glue dots
A poky thing to make holes for your brads (can't remember what they're called:()
A small brown inkpad for fine edges

Other than that everything will be included in the kit.

If you'd like to book please let Lou know asap.
See you Wednesday, hopefully!
This is just to let you know that we only have 2 spaces left for our next meeting on Saturday 20 February with the fantastic Karen Burniston. If you would like to come along and join us, either let Louise (bubblesmonster@aol.com) or me know.
Karen has just emailed me with the 'What to Bring List', which I have attached for you to look at.
She has also been able to put some additional items in the kits.
Every person is getting a Textured Impressions set worth £7.99 and a stamp set worth £11.99 in their kit. This is, of course in addition to all the papers and embellishments. This means the day is great value, we have £20 worth of extra products and the whole day is only £30 which includes refreshments and a hot buffet lunch.
The places we have available are due to cancellations, so please let us know as soon as poss, if you want to fill the remaining 2 places and come and have a relaxing, enjoyable fun day with us.

Karen Burniston Sat 20 Feb

As I mentioned in my last email a couple of weeks go, we are so pleased to have Karen Burniston coming back to Chepstow to teach us.
The class will be held on Saturday 20 February and will be an all day class (probably 10.30 - 4.30, but I will confirm times nearer the date).
We are changing venue for this class and we will be meeting at the Afon Gwy Hotel (at the botttom of town, near the Castle). We have a lovely room overlooking the river and a hot buffet lunch will be included in the price of the day, along with tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon.
Because of the size of the room we are limiting this class to 25 people maximum.
The class is filling up very quickly and if you would like to come along and join us, then you could email Louise (bubblesmonster@aol.com) so she can add your name to the list,
we will need payment by the January class (Wednesday 27 January) or before this date at Country Clutter, otherwise we will not be able to secure your place.
I have attached a picture of the class which Karen will be teaching. Although it has been created by Karen, as a 'girl' page, it could be a generic summer page also. Just dig out some of last year's summer pictures. As is typical of Karen's work, it has a few pop ups in it.
The cost of the day is £30, which includes Karen's expert teaching, hot buffet lunch and tea and coffee in both the morning and afternoon.
Please don't miss this opportunity of having an expert scrapbooker, like Karen teaching you.
January class
As I mentioned earlier, our January class will be on Wednesday 27 January at Chepstow Rugby Club at 7.30 pm. It is going to be a free and easy class with no charge (just a small charge for room hire) and it will be a perfect opportunity to finish off Rusty Pickle's Christmas album or any other project you may need to complete.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Programme for 2010

Hope you have had a lovely, happy Christmas.
We have made a few changes to the programme for the first half of 2010.
Louise has managed to secure 2 bookings with American teachers and we are very pleased to welcome Karen Burniston back in February and are excited to announce that a new teacher to our Club, Melodee Langworthy will be coming in June. You can check both of these teachers out on their blogs to get an idea of some of the fantastic work they do.
As both Karen and Melodee have fixed dates when they can come to Chepstow (at the end of February and the end of May), we have decided to move our monthly meetings to the last Wednesday of the month, just until the summer.
So our 2010 programme is as follows:
Wednesday January 27 - Free and easy night to finish off all the unfinished pieces of work - bring along the Rusty Pickle Christmas album to finish it off and possibly help to get the snowman to pop up!!! Will be free of charge, with a small payment towards room hire.
Saturday February 20 - Karen Burniston (probably a double page layout with a bit of a pop!!)
Wednesday March 24 - our own very, very talented Maz will be teaching (possibly a page layout). This isn't the last Wednesday of the month, but we moved forward a week to avoid Easter holidays.
Wednesday April 28 - again our own Club and Committee members, Ali Boalch and Susanne Price teaching a kit/layout, to be finalised.
Saturday May 29 - Melodee Langworthy from USA (to be decided what she will be teaching, but possibly a mini album).
Wednesday June 30 - mini album to be taught from within the Club.
We will then revert back to our normal pattern of meeting on the first Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday September 8 - to be confirmed.
Saturday October 2 or 9 - to be confirmed
Wednesday November 3 - a never ending page layout to be taught by our own Club member, Sarah Mills.
Wednesday December 1 - to be confirmed
If you have any queries, questions, please don't hesitate to email Louise or myself.
With best wishes for a very happy and peaceful New Year and lots of completed scrapping projects!
See you on Wednesday 27 January.