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 -, 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 ( 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 ( 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.