Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and that the holidays have been good to you.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Latest News

Amy & I held the 3rd and final class of the Moments Captured series Saturday at Scrapbook Daisies.  We created September, October, November, December and a closing page.  It sure feels great to have an album for the entire year.  Now all I have to do is get caught up and add my photos and journaling through August.
If you began this series with us, or purchased the first 2 kits and missed the class, no worries.  You can call Tony to purchase it at Scrapbook Daisies - 562-377-0302.

Our Final Class of the Year


We've planned our last class of the year at Scrapbook Daisies as our Christmas album.  We will be using the Handmade Holiday line from Simple Stories.  And the album we will use is their new Snap album in red.  We hope you love this line as much as we do.


The date of the class is Saturday, November 10th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  The cost will be $38. 
If the summer album is any indication of sales, you should call and sign up as soon as possible since it will probably sell out.  There is no sample in the store yet, as we are waiting on the albums to be shipped, but those of you that have taken classes from us in the past know Amy's style by now.  We'll try to get the sample to the store by the end of October (providing we get the albums in a timely manner).

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hello Summer 2012 - updated

It's official - summer is here.  And Amy & I wanted to update you on our next class.  We will be teaching at Scrapbook Daisies in Long Beach on July 28 (Saturday) from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  The sample is already at the store, so stop by and give it a peek.  The cost is $38.

Say hello to the summer of 2012 and celebrate with this 6x8 binder from Simple Stories.  There is room for over 6 -3x4,3 -4x4, 22 -4x6, 3 -5x7, and 6 -6x8 photos in this album.  That's 40 photos.  There are page protectors left so you can always add more if you like.  The mixed page protectors give you plenty of room for photos and embellishments of various sizes and we've included lots of cute die-cuts to help fill them as well.

Included in this kit:
  • the 6x8 Simple Stories album that comes with 3 Kraft dividers, mix and match divider page protectors, and album pages
  • another package of the 6x8 page protectors
  • a set of the memorabilia pockets to hold more of your treasures from the summer
  • Teresa Collins Everyday Moments collection pack
  • Teresa Collins Everyday Moments buttons
  • Teresa Collins Everyday Moments chipboard elements
  • Teresa Collins Everyday Moments layered stickers
  • Blue cardstock
  • Yellow cardstock
  • Clear bling
  • Twine
  • Buttons
  • Various other die-cuts
What you will need to put this album together:
Adhesive (tape runner and wet glue)
Glossy Accents (holds the buttons the best)
Pop Dots
White paper or cardstock to make photo mats with for ease of assembly - there are 2 -4x6 and 3 -5x7 mats that you should bring with you to class

As with all our kits, the pages and embellishments have been pre-cut, stamped, and then organized in the order they will be used in the album (for ease in assembly) so be careful when removing them from the packaging.  And they include both photos and written instructions.

We look forward to seeing you in class.  If you can't make the class, but would like to order a kit, either email me direct (sallybasiliere@dareyousayit.com) or call Tony at Scrapbook Daisies (562/377-0302) to sign up.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

WHAT???? No photos?

We had the best group of ladies in our Celebrate Spring 2012 class today.  They were amazing!!!  Amy brought Krispy Kreme doughnuts and I brought mini sized spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting so we had plenty of sugar to keep us going.  But did I think to take any photos???  Oops.

So how about a picture of a cute pooch to make up for it?  LOL

I have 2 of the Celebrate Spring 2012 kits left if anyone would like to purchase one.  They are $38 plus shipping.  If you are local to Long Beach, I can always meet you to save you the postage.  Just email me at sallybasiliere@dareyousayit.com if you are interested.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

More photos of Celebrate Spring 2012

Amy posted some more photos of the Celebrate Spring 2012 class on her Abstracts mixed with extracts blog, so I (with her permission) copied them over here for your viewing pleasure. 

If you aren't local but would like to order a kit the cost is $38 plus shipping and handling.  You can email me at the address on the right side.  All class kits come pre-cut, pre-stamped and in the order of assembly.

Here are some peeks at the album:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Celebrate Spring 2012

As the school year winds down and summer is on the horizon we are celebrating Spring 2012 with a brand new class. This class includes a mini album unlike any we have made before. It is so thick that we had to use 2" book rings to bind it.  Amy & I would like to invite you to celebrate spring with us!

Create this super thick, colorful mini album that will hold over thirty of your favorite spring photos.  We will be teaching it at Scrapbook Daisies this Saturday (May 19) from 10AM - 1 PM.  The cost is $38.

 This class will teach you to use resist canvas, mist, use embossing powder on die cuts, watercolor with ink and more.

As usual, our class kits are packed full of product. This kit includes: the full Lily Bee Buttercup line (paper, journaling cards, stickers, embellishments, you get it all!), a full package of Prima's resist canvas, a full package of Pink Paislee's mistable ribbon, two full packages of bling, die cuts, tags, and more! All class kits will be pre-cut and in order,  with a lot of the misting and stamping pre-done so you can focus on creating your album. 

What you will need to put this album together:
Adhesive (tape runner and wet glue)
Ranger Glossy Accents (holds the canvas embellishments the best)
Hole Punch for the binding
Paper trimmer
Pop Dots
White paper or cardstock to make photo mats with (you will need this to complete some of the pages)

We will also provide some yummy treats to keep you going!

If you are unable to attend class, kits will be available for purchase starting on May 19th at 10 AM.
Call or come by the store (sample is in the store for your viewing pleasure) to reserve your spot or kit today! 

Hope to see you in class! 

Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 Moments Captured

Amy was busy last week finishing up the designs, and I've been working all week kitting our 2nd class kit of this series.  We're teaching it this Sunday from 10AM - 1PM at Scrapbook Daisies.  The new time was requested by people according to Tony.  (I have heard from several of you that Sunday mornings are a bad time, so in the future, we will be sure to teach in the afternoon only on Sundays.)  There is a class that starts at 1:30 so unfortunately, we have to be out of there right on time.  But as with all our kits, we have both written and photo directions.  And if you are a "hands on" type person, just let me know when you will be at Daisies and I can drop off my pages with Tony and you can use them there to work on your pages. 
If you can't make the class, but would like a kit, just call Tony to reserve one.  You can pick them up starting Sunday.  If you missed the first class, but would like a kit, email me and I can either bring it with me on Sunday or mail it to you.
We used the Lily Bee Handmade collection kit and some of the Double Dutch pages as well, along with cardstock, bling, and twine for these pages.  This class includes April, May, June, July and August. 

Here's a little sneak peek of a couple of the pages:

Hope to see you tomorrow.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

2nd Installment of our 12 Months Captured in 2012 Class

I'm so proud of myself.  I have actually added all my photos and journaling for the months of January and February in my 12 Months Captured in 2012 / Moments Captured album. 

Our second installment of this class is April 1st from 10AM - 1PM at Scrapbook Daisies in Long Beach.  Stop by or give Tony a call to register today.  Unfortunately, there isn't a sample at the store yet, because we were waiting for the new Lily Bee product to arrive.  You can be sure that it will be the same quality that Amy always designs and the product is so worth the wait.  The cost of this class is $25 and includes the months of April, May, June, July and August.  (That includes 2 - 12x12 pages with the 6x12 journaling page for each month.)  Remember to bring your album (with your page protectors inserted) and the remaining items (chip pieces, word sheet and month stickers) from the last class.

If you can't make the class, reserve your kit with Tony and you can pick it up anytime starting April 1st.
If you missed the first installment, no worries.  We have several of the first kits still available.  Just email me directly at sallybasiliere@dareyousayit.com.  The cost of the first class is $38. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Oreo Cookie Turns 100 Today

Today is Oreo cookie's birthday. And it's not just any birthday; Oreo is turning the big 100. That means we have been twisting, licking, and dunking America's favorite cookie for an entire century.
According to The New York Times, it all started on March 6, 1912, when The National Biscuit Company sold its first Oreo sandwich cookies to S.C. Thuesen, a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey — and the rest was history.

I saw this cupcake on Bakergirl's blog and if I wasn't trying to cut back, I would be tempted to give it a try.  Maybe one of you will and will let me know how wonderful it is.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

12 Months Captured in 2012

Just a reminder that Amy & I will be teaching at Scrapbook Daisies this Sunday from 12:30 - 3:30.  There is still space available if you are interested, but haven't had the chance to sign up yet.

Here's a few of the pages we'll be working on.  I have all the kits packaged up and waiting to go.  If you can't attend, but would like a kit, you can email me directly or call the store.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you're enjoying today with that special someone in your life.  Happy Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

12 Months Captured in 2012

I am really excited about our next class that Amy designed.  I purchased the Project Life kit last year, and I'm ashamed to say that I did not keep up with it.  It was just too hard for me to do every day.  This new class from Amy will redeem me and will be so much easier. 

Twelve Months Captured in 2012 will allow you to capture, record and remember all the moments 2012 brings. This album/layout class will include a two page 12x12 spread for each month, along with a 6x12 double sided page sandwiched between the spread to hold all the journaling and fun for the month. It will be held three times during the year. The first class will cost $38.  (Each additional class will be $25 for a total of $88 for the entire year.)  The classes will be taught at Scrapbook Daisies in Long Beach, CA.   We look forward to recording 2012 with you!

The first class will be held Sunday, February 19th from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  It will include your American Crafts faux leather 12x12 album with all the necessary page protectors for the year.  We will create the introduction page, January, February and March pages.  In the second class, you will create the pages for April, May, June, July and August.  This class will be taught Sunday, April 1st from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.  And then the final class will include September, October, November, December and the closing page.  The date for this class is still to be determined.

The sample pages for the class are already at Scrapbook Daisies if you would like to see them.  

Here's the Introduction page.  Throughout the year, you will be adding your favorite 3x3 photo for each month to this page.

This is one of the February pages.  There will be room for two 4x6 photos on each page.  Or if you prefer, you may do a collage of your photos for the month in the two 4x6 spaces on each page.

And for the last sneak peek, here is one of the 6x12 journaling pages.  This will leave you plenty of room to document your memories for the month, or even add more photos.

Tony is currently taking sign ups at the store (Scrapbook Daisies).  If you are unable to attend the classes, but would like to purchase a kit, you may do so.  And as always, our class kits come with both written and photo instructions.  If you are not in the area and would like to be put on a list for a kit, please email me directly.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

National Hugging Day

Today is national hugging day so get out there and hug those you love. 

On another note, where has January gone?  I can't believe today is already the 21st.  But at least that means that CHA is almost here.  It's so much fun to see all the new product that will be coming out.  The bad thing is that once you see it you want it right away, or at least I do.  Have you seen anything from the sneek peaks that you "have to have"?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

12 Months Captured in 2012 
Amy and I are thrilled to be offering a brand new class that is like nothing we've done before. Twelve Months Captured in 2012 will allow you to capture, record and remember all the moments 2012 brings. This album/layout class will include a two page 12x12 spread for each month, along with a 6x12 double sided page sandwiched between the spread to hold all the journaling and fun for the month. This class will be held three times during the year. We look forward to recording 2012 with you! 

Class 1: February 19, 2011 $38.00
12:30-3:30 PM
This class includes: a leather 12x12 album, page protectors, a cover page layout, layouts for January, February, and March. 

Class 2: Estimated to be held in April - Class Cost $25.00

This class will include: Layouts for April, May, June, July and August. 

Class 3: Estimated to be held late summer - Class Cost: $25.00

This class will include: Layouts for September, October, November, and December, along with a closing page to finish off your album with style. 

Please call or stop by Scrapbook Daisies today (562-377-0302) to sign up for our February class!
This whole class is a steal as it includes a 12x12 leather album with all the necessary page protectors for the entire year, 26 - 12x12 layouts, and 24 - 6x12 pages all for a total price of $88 spread into 3 payments.
We hope to see you in class February. If you will be out of town or not able to attend we will have kits for the first class available for pick up at Scrapbook Daisies starting Feb. 19th.  If you live out of town and would like a kit, please contact me directly via email or phone.
We'll advise you of the dates of the other 2 classes as soon as they are scheduled.