Several weeks ago, I opened an email from a long time kit and Workshop to Go enthusiast. She was wondering if I had any new workshops to offer. Things seemed a bit quiet on the blog, so she just wanted to check.
Well, after thanking her for caring enough to write, I let her know that I did have a new Workshop to Go...in fact, I actually have four projects which will be offered as Workshops to Go!
Apparently, stockpiling is a habit of mine. (Insert embarrassed blush here.)
When my daughter was younger, I used to start her Christmas shopping early in the year...and would stockpile gifts in one of the bedroom closets. One year, I started digging out what I'd bought throughout the year and wow, talk about ambitious buying! No way would we be giving her all of those gifts. So, we ended up saving some for other holidays and her birthday...
Of course, we won't even start on the paper stacks, fabrics, ribbons, buttons and all of those treasures we "need"...
As I said, I have a habit of stockpiling.
Well, it's time to start sharing what I've got.
Today, I'm offering a new Workshop to Go called LOVE LIFE!
We're going into the season of Thanksgiving and with that comes gratitude, counting our blessings, and generally being thankful for what we have in life.
Love Life is a wonderful way to document those things that are special in our lives...the people, the places, the things we value, enjoy and treasure...all in one hand made, artistic, created by you journal.
One of the beautiful things about this journal is that it's flexible and uses a lot of common things...like fabric and cardstock scraps, onesies of buttons you don't have a use for, and paper which can be found in most craft/hobby stores. And, even though my sample is fairly neutral and monochromatic, you can set the tone of your album with the scraps of fabrics you use on your cover. A perfect opportunity to use my ideas with your color preferences and your personal style. Plus, a great way to dip into those stashes you may have stockpiled. (Yes, I know that most of you have stockpiles, too :)!)
If you're new to this site, you may not know what a Workshop to Go is all about. A Workshop to Go is a set of instructions in a pdf file that you can download and save to your computer or print out. It's got detailed step by step instructions for how I created my structure, cover and page samples, plus lots of pictures of both the steps and the finished pages. I provide a list of what I used on each page and whenever possible, offer suggestions for substitutions or alternative ways to get a similar look.
What is so beautiful about Workshops to Go is that they are about techniques and ideas...therefore, they don't go out of style. You can use a variety of papers, ribbons, etc. to accomplish the technique or idea present. You can also "stockpile" the instructions...save them for a time when things are a bit quieter in life...or for the winter months when most of the Northern Hemisphere is hibernating.
Best of all, a Workshop to Go is a great way to get your inspiration jump started...and to unleash some of that creativity that sometimes gets lost in all of the busyness of life.
Love Life will definitely get those creative juices going. From the hand stitched structure to the textured and layered interior pages, you will love putting this project together.
Included in your instructions are the steps to build the book, the cover and spine and 16 interior pages. There are also a couple of pages of templates needed to create some of the shapes included in the book.
This wonderful Workshop to Go is available right now for just $15.
Simply click on the "Buy Now" button below and PayPal will walk you through the steps.
Once I've gotten your order from PayPal, I'll email you the pdf. file and the template sheets. I try to be pretty responsive to the orders, but if you'll give me up to 48 hours to email your instructions, that would be awesome. If you don't have them after that time, please let me know...I certainly want to make sure that you get what you ordered.
As always, thanks for your orders and your referrals to friends and family.
By the way, stay tuned...more Workshops to Go to follow :)!
Happy Creating from my studio to yours!