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The Oregon Trail

Well I'm back from Philly and frantically preparing for Oregon. The kids and I leave Thursday for a 10-day fun-filled trip visiting the relatives. It will be Scandinavian Festival time so I'm excited to share that with my kids.

No, I won't make them dance! (Unless they want to) Heh

But I wanted to provide more information on the classes I'm teaching at A Joy Forever in Gresham next Saturday. Here are the partics:

A JOY FOREVER, 586 NE Burnside Road (corner of Kelly), Gresham, Oregon

Phone: 503.661.1400

Date: Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Cost per class: $30 per class

Class Times:

MEMORY ART 10:00-noon


WILD SIDE 4:00-6:00

Here are the class descriptions. If you're already enrolled or are planning to enroll, please take note of the list of supplies you must bring to class.

Ma_handout_visual MEMORY ART:

Come create an artistic and sophisticated girl-themed double page spread using beautiful Creative Imaginations products from Marah Johnson, Sonnets and Narratives. We will incorporate epoxy, transparency, chipboard, twill, patterned papers and ribbon. We'll also create an ingenious interactive feature that really pops! (No, really – there’s a rubber band hidden inside!) The technique can be used for cards as well, and the included extra template can be copied over and over for future projects. All materials, instructions and templates are included. Celebrate a special little lady with some Memory Art in her honor!

Students must bring: Adhesive, Glue dots or tacky tape, Trimmer, Scissors, Stapler & staples, Pinking shears (zigzag scissors), Paper piercer or thumbtack, Anywhere Hole Punch with 1/8" bit, Regular scotch tape, Straightedge & scoring tool

Photos: Can all be added later


You know what transparencies are good for? EVERYTHING! Get ready to try a little bit of everything in one power class dedicated to our friend; the transparency. You'll make a travel layout that incorporates four different interactive features all made from, you guessed it, transparencies! From pockets to pop-ups to spirals to archways, you'll be amazed at what you'll create. It's more than a layout - it's a toy! We will concentrate on the interactive layout in class, but you'll receive extra materials to create a companion page of your own design. All templates and instructions are provided, including extra templates for future projects. Photos can be added later, except for one photo - a scenery (no people) photo measuring 3.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. The photo can be color or black/white - you choose! And since you're in the choosing mood, make sure you choose to take Transparency Techniques!

Pop_ups_2 Students must bring: Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, Trimmer, Scissors, Stapler & staples, Paper piercer or thumbtack

Photos: Bring one scenery (no people) shot measuring 3.5 inches wide (up to 4" is fine) by 2.5" tall. All other photos can be added later.

Wild Side Mini Album:


Ws_handout_visual_4There’s nothing wilder than LOVE, sweet love, so get ready to celebrate the love you feel for a child, children, significant other, friend, pet or relationship with a fun, funky and  definitely unusual tri-fold mini album. The album folds up for travel and storage, but also stands up as decorative art. Confused? I know! It’s wild! But wait – there’s more! Each of the three sections opens up to reveal more surprises, Ws_handout_visual_3including hidden areas for photos and journaling and two pop-up doodads. Photos can be added later, except for one photo – a horizontal photo of the album subject that measures 4.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. The photo can be black/white or color. Album colors are red, taupe and black. All templates are included, as well as extras for future projects. Bring your favorite black pen to add some fun doodles (or Ws_handout_visual_5 don’t – it’s up to you!) Just be ready to go WILD over this project!

Students must bring: Adhesive, Trimmer, Scissors, Standard office hole punch or anywhere hole punch with largest bit, Scoring tool and ruler, Black journaling/doodling pen, Paper piercer or thumbtack

Photos: Bring a horizontal photo of the album subject(s) measuring 4.25 inches wide by 2.5 inches tall. All other photos can be added later.

There is space in all three classes, so call the store if you're interested. I'd love to see you there! Or if you know anybody in the Portland area who might enjoy the classes, please link them to my blog. I would probably classify these classes as intermediate/advanced, but truly, I welcome scrappers of all levels.

All three classes feature interactive hoo-ha's for which I've designed original templates. The techniques and templates can be used on a multitude of future projects, so consider signing up for the techniques even if my colors or designs don't float your boat. You'll get a detailed color handout that will tell you everything you need to adapt the projects to other color schemes, etc.

Ooh, and you might just spot Karen Russell there - she's enrolled in one of the classes! How cool is that?!

OK, must get back to packing and preparing. Hope to see some of you on Saturday!

TPBQOTD (Whoever he is, he's obviously seen us with the Princess and must therefore die.)