Friday, 30 May 2008
Its getting really exciting here now as the last few kits are finally arriving! Two more came today which just leaves one final kit which should be here very soon. Both of today's arrivals will go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am - and its certainly going to be worth making a date with your computer to grab these!
The first one up is 'Cool Me Down' from Daisy Ds - and this kit is stuffed to bursting with absolutely gorgeous stuff! Lets start with an 8x8 pad of 24 patterned papers in teal/chocolate/olive and purple (just divine!), 2 sheets of stickers and 2 sheets of die-cuts and then we've added a whole box of 6 spools of co-ordinating ribbons, a whole box of co-ordinating buttons, a whole box of co-ordinating flowers, a whole box of co-ordinating chipboard titles, a pack of rub-ons and cardstock and I'm sure you'll agree that this is certainly worth having! The kit is £15 and we'll be making loads of fab layouts in the class, so it is also amazing value for money! I'll be releasing the class kits first and then I'll release the kit only for those who are at the crop and want the kit to do in their own time while they're there.
The second class is the last slot of the day and will be something a little different - we'll be using an acrylic pageframe and Cosmo Cricket papers to create a home decor project thats a cross between a layout and a home decor item. The kit includes an 8x8 pageframe, 3 double sided Cosmo Cricket papers from the 'Fleuriste' range, a 12x12 sheet of Fleuriste die-cuts, template, a large pre-cut embellishment and ribbon. We can offer this project at the standard class rate of only £7.50! You will need to be able to stay to take this class - so check before you book it (places are VERY limited and we won't be able to offer the kit on its own).
I'm off to play with the new kits now!!
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Our kits are going crazy at the moment - we can hardly keep up!! Its great to know that we are giving everyone what they want as far as the club and crop kits go because we've had to significantly increase the numbers of everything!
Yesterday I released more of the sell-out Delish Designs kits we are using for a class at the next crop. These were so popular we had an instant waiting list and so we've doubled the kit numbers so everyone who wants one can have one. I love this kit, its very classy and the huge chipboard key is just scrummy!!
We have also increased our club kit numbers as our club continues to grow in size. as a result we have a few of last night's kit available - I've uploaded them to the shop site at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk so that anyone who wants one can order them direct. We have some amazing kits on their way both for the crop and for club - keep checking here for more details.
Friday, 23 May 2008
You wait ages for a bus and then 2 come at once - just like our classes! We received the delivery of two more classes today and I was so happy with what I had chosen - I'm loving the new products out right now and so just had to use them in the classes for the crop. These two classes couldn't really be any more different though - one is cool and sophisticated while the other one is bright and fun (can you tell I'm a Gemini?? LOL!).
The first is the brand new 'Sweet Branch' line from Crate Paper which is beautiful in shades of lavender, mint green and white. The kit includes cardstock, 4 double sided patterned papers, a 12x12 sheet of diecuts, a whole pack of ribbons and flowers.
The second one is from one of my favourite manufacturers - My Mind's Eye and is from the 'Star Bright' range. Primary colours rule here so we're talking bright and fun with red, green, yellow and blue (ok, I know green isn't a primary colour!). This one includes cardstock, 5 sheets of patterned paper, a 12x12 sheet of diecuts, coloured twill ribbon, flowers and a whopper of a paperclip!
Both classes will be released on the Total Papercrafts website at www.totalpapercrafts.co.uk at 10am - and if last time is anything to go by, you'll need to be there prompt!
Take care, K :o)
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
I am amazing myself right now as I am super-organised! I have the club kit for next week packed and ready to go - and this is the sample page I put together using it. I don't think I've ever been this prepared in my life LOL!!
Anyway the kit for next week (28th May) is different to the one I showcased at club last week as I am still waiting for some of the kit elements to arrive. As I had all of this kit in stock I just switched the two around and we'll do the other next time. This kit uses the Pebbles Inc 'Theodore' range in fab shades of brown, sky blue and soft green. We have 3 patterned papers which are a lovely heavy weight, 2 colours of Bazzill cardstock, a 12" x 6" sheet of 'Words' cardstock stickers, a 6" x 6" sheet of 'Shapes' cardstock stickers, a 6" x 6" sheet of 'Sampler' stickers, a length of soft green twill, a soft green flower and templates for circles and brackets. You just need to add a brown inkpad, some brads, 3d foam pads and a scrap of white cardstock for any journaling you might want to add. You get all of this for just £6 - now thats a bargain!
Last times club kit sold out right away and to be honest, I probably could have sold it twice over! If you would like this kit and can't make our club then just post on here to reserve any spares - then email me through the shop at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can let you know if we have the kits left.
Don't forget to let us know if you are coming to club and want a kit - our numbers are continuing to grow each week and I'd hate for anyone to miss out!
Take care, Karen :o)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
I am absolutely gobsmacked - tonight's classes sold out in 3 minutes!! I have a few spare kits after selling all the classroom places and I've just added these to the shop so that more of you can have the kit! If you buy these, you'll get the kit but there may not be a place for you in the classroom.
Talking of kits - last night's club kit was hugely popular but I did manage to keep three for the three of you who posted onto the blog - well done, you've got a kit each. If Christine can email me at the shop, I have already emailed Val and Suzanne so you should have your kits very soon! The next club is on 24th May so stop by the blog to see what we're up to and bag a kit if you like what you see!
Take care, K :o)
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
As promised in my email yesterday, here are the kit peeks for the 2 classes to be released tomorrow. The first is 'Loverly' - warm and cosy in rich cream and brown with kicks of pale blue and orange to lift the whole kit. The kit includes 6 sheets of patterned paper, cardstock, 12x12 sheet of cardstock alphabet stickers, title stickers, embellishment stickers, 2 diecuts, flowers and a yard of cream and white gingham ribbon. With so much in the kit, I feel a double page layout coming on for this class!!
The second kit is 'Nellie's Garden' and is fresh and bright in pinks and green with a splash of cream to keep it light. This is another kit stuffed full of good stuff including cardstock, 6 sheets of patterned papers, 6x12 words sticker sheet, titles sticker sheet, embellishment sticker sheet, 2 diecuts, flowers and a yard of white and cream spotted ribbon. Its a good job Melissa likes wearing pink because this kit has a definite girlie feel to it!
I'll release both classes tomorrow evening - you'll need to be fast because they frequently sell out in minutes!
Take care, Karen :o)
Monday, 12 May 2008
This gorgeous weather has made it so difficult for me to drag myself away from the beach and back to work but I forced myself to get stuck in today and design the kit for club this week. We are so near to the beach now that we've moved and its really lovely there, I think I'm in 'holiday mode'!! But I've been a good girl today and got a good lot done so I'll be able to get out in the garden for an hour or so before things cool down too much.
This time we have 3 papers from Autumn Leaves together with a stunning 12x12 transparency overlay by Lux Designs - all beautiful on their own but really stunning when used together! The kit includes the papers, transparency, black and white cardstock, a black and a white flower, a large brad and some crystal bling. I added some ribbon, a couple of stickers and letter stickers from my stash but they aren't essential (and if you took the Melissa Frances class at the recent crop you will have these left over in your stash!).
The design uses two 6" x 4" landscape photos but you could use one really big photo instead - which would look fabulous! You'll need to reserve your class kit as we now have 8 new members in just 3 weeks and I'd hate for anyone to assume, turn up and then be disappointed. If there are kits left after club, I'll be selling them through the shop - first come, first served. If you want first dibs then just post on the blog here to register your interest and I'll let you know.
Enjoy the sunshine