Apr 10, 2014

Over $300 worth of Free Product!!

Let's say I'm offering you the most amazing "coupon" ever, to any of your favorite craft stores (Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) & that "coupon" allows you to go into any of those craft stores, then go up to the register with well over $400 worth of products in your shopping cart & when they ring you up, you only have to pay $99 for all of it!!!! So you are getting OVER $300 worth of products for FREE!!  Wouldn't you scramble to get that "coupon" from me??   

But wait, this "coupon" offers even more: What if this same "coupon" allowed you to shop at those craft store as often as you wanted to for (at LEAST) the next 6 months, & every time you went to check out at the register, it gave you 22% off your ENTIRE order--and I DON'T mean the kind of coupon that just gives you a measly 40% off of only 1 item & is full of  fine print & restrictions as to what you can & can't use the coupon for---NO--this "'coupon" gives you 22% off your entire order EVERY time you go in to shop for at least the next 6 months!! PLUS—don’t forget that it already allowed you to only pay only $99 for over $400 worth of merchandise  Who among you wouldn't jump to get a "coupon" like this???  I think any if us would be crazy to pass it up!!!  
 
But what's the catch you might ask??  Well, it is a VERY TIME SENSITIVE coupon, it's only good for the next few weeks (April 30, 2014).

So you ask, what do you have to do to get all this??  Well, you can actually DO NOTHING AT ALL if you don't want to, & all that happens is that 6 months after you first used the "coupon", it becomes inactive & you can't use it anymore. But you still get to keep the over $400 worth of products you got on your first trip to the register (with OVER $300 of it being completely FREE!!!), plus you also get to keep all the other products you bought over the last 6 months with the 22% off. If that's how YOU want to use the "coupon", then you’re in my "HOBBYIST" category, which gives you everything described above & you don't have to do a single thing going forward (unless you want to). CLICK HERE to get all of this!!

But I have another category of "coupon" that offers everything listed above, plus you may want even more!!  Maybe you want to try to use the "coupon" to, in addition to getting all the other stuff, also maybe make some extra money for yourself. And perhaps you'd also like to be able to take advantage of all the free training the "coupon" offers (& it offers a LOT of different types of training!!). There's obviously training that shows you how to best use all those free & discounted products that you got, plus there are free projects utilizing those products, & you can also learn how to teach others to use them!!  There's also a lot of business training to help teach you how to expand & make some money with all these products, plus much, much more. If you want to explore those kinds of options, along with the over $400 worth of products that you got on your first trip to the register ($300 of which was absolutely FREE!!), plus your ongoing 22% discount every time you shop, then I'll put you in my "Business Consultant" category. 

Whichever of the 2 categories/"coupons" fits you, I want to help you get them by going here: CLICK HERE

The only difference is that instead of having to shop at one of those crowded craft stores that aren't always easy or convenient for many people to get to, & who doesn’t show you how to use those products or provide you with ongoing projects utilizing them, your "coupon" is for the Close To My Heart company, one of the foremost craft companies in the world, who have been in business for over 30 years. They carry only the highest quality products & you can shop with them online 24/7.  When you pay that initial $99, it gives you over $400 worth of products (making over $300 of it FREE!!!), plus it allows you to join Close to My Heart (abbreviated as CTMH) which then gives you the ability to shop ongoing & get your 22% discount. If you want to join as a "HOBBYIST", & all you want is the free stuff & the 22% discount & you never want to do another thing, I'm happy to have you with me for at least the next 6 months & I'll do everything I can to show you how to extend your time beyond 6 months if & only if you want me to. And at the end of your 6 months, your "coupon" changes from Active to Inactive, you keep all your free & discounted products that you've accumulated over the last 6 months & that's it. No harm, no foul!!  Easy peasy!!   CLICK HERE & take advantage of this amazing offer before it’s too late & you miss out on the early extra gifts!!

But for those who want to explore your options & want to learn how to make some extra money & maybe make a business out of this for yourself, I would really love to have you as a "BUSINESS CONSULTANT" & I will do EVERYTHING possible to help you reach whatever goals YOU set for yourself!!  Plus when you join me, you will be surrounded by & have access to some of the most successful people in this organization who are here to help you as well. CLICK HERE to get started.

If you are still not sure, please—tell me why!!??  Come on now—Over $400 worth of Close to My Heart Products for only $99!!! Who's in? NO STRINGS!   And you don't have to sell a single thing in order to keep the products! WooHoo!!!! Ask yourself how much you spent on craft supplies over the last couple months???  You know you have $99 to spend on Craft supplies, especially since it will get you over $400 worth of products (over $300 is then FREE!!)!!  When is the last time a company gave you over $300 worth of free stuff??  I can’t remember it ever happening to me, until I found CTMH!!!  You won't regret it!

Join me & get everything we’ve discussed, plus I have some special freebies I’m also tossing in!!
CLICK HERE to get started!!!

 

Apr 1, 2014

I’m Back, I’ve Missed You All & I Have News & Money-Making Opportunities!!


***Edited***
First let me say that I never intended to be away from my blog this long and I’m really sorry for that, because I know that so many of you, my blog followers, really do care about and have been genuinely worried about me.  Let me just sum it up by saying that it has been a very rough year+ with many changes and various medical issues.  The majority of those medical issues have been outlined in detail on my personal Facebook page and if you’re interested, you can read all about them there.  But here and now I am focused on going forward and have a new resolve to start anew!

Some of the changes I’ve made involve aligning myself with some really great companies whose products I already use and love.  I am now an Independent Consultant for Close To My Heart (CTMH), a premier crafting company that has been in business for over 30 years!  I’ve been buying their products for years now and in fact, have alone been making over 1/2 of someone else’s quarterly goals for quite a while now, LOL!!  So I finally decided to pay myself instead and to also get all my own supplies at the Consultant discount rate going forward!  The reason I'm starting now is because I wanted to take advantage of the amazing special that CTMH is offering new Consultants in April, and I would love to help any of you who are interested as well, to take advantage of it as a member of my own team.

If you join Close to My Heart for only $99.00 starting April 1-30, 2014, you’re going to receive a kit worth over $300.00, along with a choice of one of the Close to My Heart Cricut bundles (either Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking).  As an another added incentive, if you join MY CTMH team, I will be doing a drawing among my new team members and one of you will win an additional Close to My Heart Cricut Bundle!!!   And just to make it even better, every single one of you that sign up as a member of my Close to My Heart team, will also receive an additional gift directly from me, consisting of assorted paper crafting supplies, valued somewhere between $10.00 to $20.00 (average $15.00).

So let’s look at what you’ll be getting if you join MY Close to My Heart Team:
 
                                                ACTUAL COST             YOUR VALUE
 
- New CTMH                            $99.00                             $309.00    
  Consultant Kit    
- Choice of CTMH                    $ FREE                            $99.00
  CRICUT Bundle
- Free Paper Crafting               $ FREE                            $15.00
 Supplies from Glenda                                                     (average)
- Exclusive Project pdf             
monthly using a CTMH Cricut   $ FREE                           $10.00          
cartridge and a CCR and/or
Design Space file
- Free "Whisper to Go" /
reference  tool for the free        $ FREE                           $5.00
CTMH Cricut cartridge you
selected when you joined
                                     ___________________________________
                                                  $99.00                             $438.00
 
Plus 1 of you will win an
additional CTMH Cricut
Bundle from Glenda                $ FREE                            $99.00
                                                $99.00                             $537.00!!!!
  
                                             (pricing before tax and shipping)
 
So, when you join my Close to My Heart Team during the month of April 2014, you are getting over $438.00 worth of products for only $99.00 (before tax and shipping)!

Plus it includes your choice of ONE of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge bundles - 
Art Philosophy, Artiste or Artbooking!

Plus additional paper crafting supplies from me!!!
 
Plus the chance to win yet another Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge Bundles from Glenda!!
 
Plus--ta da--you get a 22% discount on all future Close to My Heart products through September 30, 2014 or longer...

And as if that wasn't enough, because I am a "regular" retailer for hundred's of other manufacturers as well, my team members will be able to place a group order 1-2 times each quarter (depending on how much we all need to order) with me and will receive 30-35% off the MSRP (Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price) for all those products.  These other manufacturer's are too numerous to mention, but just to name a few, they would include Tim Holtz products, Ranger, Spellbinders, Sizzix, 7Gypsies, Memory Box, My Favorite Things, American Crafts, Project Life, Copic, Spectrum Noir, Clearsnap, Graphic 45, Glue Dots, Xyron, Pink Paislee, imaginisce, Teresa Collins, Craftwell, Tattered Angels, Glitz Design, and many, many more.

If you are interested in joining my team, please start here on my CTMH site: http://glendascreativeplace.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx  and also please email me at glendascreativeplace@yahoo.com - and PLEASE put the words "GLENDA'S TEAM" in the email subject line!! And BTW, as long as you live in the U.S.A., you can be a member of my team and I'd love to have you!!  We're going to have a lot of fun, we're going to learn a lot, and I will help each of you to be as successful as you want to be!!

See all 3 of the Close to My Heart Cricut cartridge Bundles here:  http://www.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/cricut-collections.aspx 

Q and A:
Q: Why would I sign up to be on your team?
A: To get lots of free stuff, to have tons of fun, and learn how to do really cool stuff with paper, stamps, glue and other pretty stuff, LOL!!!

Seriously, there are really 2 options for signing up:
1)  You can sign up on my team, order the Consultant kit (worth $309.00--hello--you already are getting triple what you paid for!!), and in April only, also get the free CTMH Cricut bundle of your choice (worth another $99.00--hello hello--now it's 4 xs worth what you paid for it!!!), plus all the other goodies I've listed (more than $438.00 worth for only $99.00) with NO FURTHER OBLIGATIONS to sell anything at all!!  It's just a fabulous way to get a FREE CTMH cartridge bundle when join in April only--Plus the fabulous Consultant Kit, PLUS you get a 22% discount on anything you happen to sell or that you order for yourself thru September 2014.  Purchase for yourself, and maybe some friends just as a "hobbyist".  You don't have to meet a quota until the 2nd quarter after joining--in other words, not until September 2014!!!  And if you don't make it, just drop out then--no harm, no foul.  You get to keep all the goodies described above and you will have been able to order all that time using your 22% discount!!!

2)  Sign up to be on MY TEAM, get the kit that's worth $309.00, and in April only, also get the free CTMH Cricut bundle of your choice (worth another $99.00), plus all the other goodies I've listed (more than $438.00 worth for only $99.00).  Become a "Business" Consultant who wants to sell and earn extra money and other free products on a monthly basis.  You will have a $300.00 Quarterly quota to meet (but if you join in April, you won't have to meet that quota until your 2nd quarter as a Consultant (July/August/September) which is easy to do just with your own purchases, co-workers, family, friends, etc.and easy to do online if you want to with all your cyber friends!!).  You get the 22% discount on what you order, but there are also many smart practices we'll teach you to help boost those earnings!!  You decide what you want your earnings to be and it's my job to show you how to get there!!!

Once again, here's the jam-packed, drop dead, gorgeous Consultant Kit:

 

Nov 27, 2012

Out of Touch for a Couple Weeks

Hi All,

I just wanted to let everyone know that due to a combination of several personal circumstances, I will be out of touch for the next couple weeks.  Everything will be OK, so please don't worry about me.  I will do a detailed post explaining everything after I come back to work probably the 2nd week of December. 

Also, my home office # (714) 964-0656 will not be working after this week due to some other changes being made at home.  After next week, if you need to contact me, please use my cell # (714) 328-1223.

Also wanted to let you know that I am selling a brand new, sealed up in the box, never touched Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition machine (the one that has 4 pre-installed cartridges, the green end caps & that hasn't been readily available from Provo Craft!!).  I am also selling a Cricut Cake machine (the large one that's basically an Expression machine) & all its' accessories--this machine has only been used once & is in perfect mint condition!!  Willing to throw in a much loved, perfectly working Cricut baby Bug (original Cricut machine) for free with the best offer!  Please email me your best offers at glendascreativeplace@yahoo.com --serious offers only please!

 In the meantime thank you sooooo very much for your patience during this very difficult and trying time for me.  I will be back to work as soon as I'm physically able to do so!

Jul 16, 2012

CHA-Here We Go Again--Taking Orders for All New CHA Releases for Summer 2012

Hi everyone!! Well, our son's wedding went off without a hitch, we partied like rock stars, but now I am back to work and taking all of your CHA Summer 2012 orders.

Anything you see that you may want, there's a good chance that I have already pre-ordered for you, or am in the process of ordering.  Please keep in mind that my prices will always average at least 25 to 30% (or more!) below the Retail/MSRP price.

To place an order with me, or to just make an inquiry about products, all you have to do is email me at gcporders@yahoo.com  and put the word "ORDER" in your email subject line, then list the items you are interested in, along with the name of the manufacturer, the product name & if by chance you have it, the product code.

To see which products have already been, or are just now being released, here's a great site: http://www.scrapbookupdate.com/cha-summer-2012-sneak-peeks/  .  BTW, you will likely see many of the manufacturers listed there more than once, but that's because each time they're listed, that manufacturer will have released products on each day they're listed, since many manufacturers spread out their new releases over a week or more!!!  So take a look, enjoy and then send me your email with your list!!!

It feels great to be back to work and I look forward to helping all of you with your Summer CHA 2012 orders.  Thanks in advance soooo much for your business!!!

P.S. If you're interested, you can see some of our casual family wedding pictures on my business Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.422057367837233.93241.100000989195841&type=1   And while you're there, please be sure to "LIKE" my page!!  (And please excuse the extra 20+ pounds I'm carrying due to the steroid medications I'm currently on for some medical issues--yikes!!)

Jun 11, 2012

Tim Holtz Distress Inks-Seasonal Summer Colors-Limited Quantities!-Taking Orders Now

The new Tim Holtz Seasonal Summer 2012 Distress Inks were announced by Ranger today.  My orders for all the Summer colors have already been placed (for both the Ink Pad Sets, as well as each of the three new Summer 2012 re-inkers!).  I expect that the ink pads will ship out to me within the next few days (if they haven’t already!) and the re-inkers should be shipping to me by the end of next week at the latest.

The three new Summer colors are absolutely gorgeous.  They are: Picked Raspberry (it’s sort of a hot pink, which you know I LOVE!), Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean (which is my very favorite of course, being that I am a beach girl, LOL!!!)

Per Ranger’s official Press Release, the Summer 2012 Seasonal Ink Pads are once again being produced in limited quantities (just like all the prior Seasonal Ink Pads), so please be sure to order yours while they’re still available! (For those of you who missed out on the original Fall 2011 Seasonal Distress Ink Pads, you know the pain I’m speaking about!!)

Here are the new colors:
Summer2012-ColorSwatches

FYI--I also still have a few of the SPRING 2012 Seasonal Distress Ink Pads available.  And of course, I have the re-inkers for all the Seasonal Distress Ink releases including Fall 2011, Winter 2011, and Spring 2012, and the new Summer 2012 re-inkers which should be here soon.

You may either order directly if you are in the USA by going to the “Inks & Re-inkers - ALL Manufacturers” page here on my site, or if you prefer to combine your order  with something else, or if you are located outside the USA (International Customers!!!), please email me at gcporders@yahoo.com to place your orders.  As always, please include your order details, your shipping address and your PayPal email address.  If you are an International Customer, please be sure to include your full shipping address including your Postal Code and a local telephone number (for your Customs Forms!)

***At the time of this original blog post, I also still do have a couple of sets left of both the original Fall 2011 and the Winter 2011 Distress Ink Pads .  And I have the re-inkers for ALL of the Seasonal Distress Ink Pads!!  If you're looking for the Fall or Winter 2011 Distress Ink Pads, or ANY of the Seasonal re-inkers, please email me at gcporders@yahoo.com and let me which set(s) of Ink Pads that you want, as well as which re-inkers you want (if any), please include your PayPal email address, and PLEASE be sure to include your ZIP CODE, or if you're an International customer, please include your full shipping address and your telephone number (for the Custom Forms).

Here's a video from Tim Holtz showing us how gorgeous these new colors really are, and some helpful techniques to use with them:

May 18, 2012

Proud Parents of Another College Graduate!

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Well, we’re on our way right now to watch our youngest son, Shawn, walk across the stage to get his college diploma.  We are extremely proud of Shawn, as he has worked very hard to accomplish this goal.

This is now #2 of 2 of our sons who are now college grads.  It makes me think that we must be doing something right, LOL!!

And although we are extremely proud of Shawn and his older brother, Matthew for both graduating from college, as a parent, this day is a little bittersweet, because we’ve raised them and I feel as if it was our job to get them to this point, but now that our “baby”is graduating from college, I’m not quite sure what my “mom” job is now!  We have a busy early summer this year, starting with Shawn’s College Graduation and then in just over a month from now, our oldest son, Matthew is getting married. WHEW!!!

Apr 26, 2012

Great news!! We finally have a New Puppy!!


I finally have a new puppy, thanks to a surprise visit from my only sibling, sister Gail.  She gave me that extra push I needed to find the right one, and then she made all the arrangements for me to get the puppy.

She is a "Shihchon", which is half Bichon Frise and half Shihtzu. They're called the Teddy Bear dog because they look like a little stuffed animal Teddy Bear!!  She weighs 3 pounds! She's sooo cute it's ridiculous, she's unbelievably smart and she's a serious lover and snuggle bunny.  Oh, and she hops like a bunny--it's hilarious!!  She's non-allergenic, so she can be around anyone who normally has allergies to dogs!!  She has no name yet because we're waiting for my husband, Moe to name her, because he has named all of our dogs!! I am totally in love with her and she is already healing my broken heart from when I lost my last dog, Gucci.

Most of you know I have been living with a seriously broken heart since last July 6, 2011 when we very unexpectedly lost our darling Brussels Griffon named Gucci, who was my 24/7 companion.  And for a long time, I couldn't even think about "replacing" her.  But when I was finally ready to start looking, it seemed like every time I thought I had found the one I wanted, something would go wrong and the deal would fall through.  Even last Friday, I spent 4 hours at a huge Pet Expo/Pet Adoption Event where every rescue group from southern CA had all their adoptable dogs.  I looked at hundreds of dogs & finally found one I was very interested in, spent about 30 minutes with her, started to fall in love & then the main person of the rescue group she belonged to came back from lunch & informed myself & the volunteer who was helping me that she had already been adopted 20 minutes before I got there!!! Yikes!!  So this is the kind of thing that kept happening to me & honestly, I was beginning to wonder if I would EVER find the right dog for me.

But when one of these doggie deals wouldn't work out over the past couple months, some very wise friends of mine kept telling me it was OK because whatever dog I just missed out on was NOT supposed to be my dog and I would find the right one when the time was right.  Well, they were sooooo right!!!

It's been about eleven years since we had a tiny puppy in this house and you sort of forget that it really is like having a little baby in the house, LOL!!!  Let's just say that I've had even less sleep than usual, which isn't a good thing, but I know it won't be like this forever!  But she is sooo worth it!!!!

So if you email or call me and if I don't get back to you immediately, it will be because I'm probably trapped with a sleeping puppy curled up on my chest, with her little face snuggled up against mine, with the scent of her little puppy breath wafting across me--(way better than any designer perfume IMHO!)!!  My philosophy is to never bother a sleeping puppy!!  Just give me a couple days for us to get situated and get her acclimated to life here in our home!!  Oh who am I kidding--just give me a couple days to just snuggle her and love her, LOL!!  TIA!!!

Mar 19, 2012

Who LOVES Tim Holtz’s Products and are You Attending Tim Holtz’s Very First Online Class? See the Tim Holtz Interactive Catalog Below for EASY Supply Ordering for ALL of Tim’s Products!!

If you love many of Tim Holtz’s products and are NOT yet signed up to take Tim’s very first online class, I can only ask “Why Not”?  This two-week online set of eleven classes are for any paper crafter who wants to understand: how to use, when to use, and why to use all the different types of inks, colorants, markers, papers and more that we already have in our stash, or that we might want to add to our craft supplies in the future.  In Tim’s words, these classes are all about technique. “The goal here is not to just make pretty things, our goal is to understand the “how’s & why’s” of the products too.”

It is an online class which incorporates the very best formats available for online classes in that they are interactive classes because you can ask questions and interact with the instructor and other class participants in the Class Forum, but you can actually “attend” the classes and watch the videos on your own schedule, and the very best thing is that you have LIFETIME access to all the class materials, videos, PDFs, etc.!!

For those of you who are not yet signed up, here’s the link to check it out: http://www.onlinecardclasses.com/timholtz   (Be sure to watch the video on the information page and then you’ll understand why all of us who paper craft should take this class!!)

For anyone who still wants/needs to order supplies for the class, or for anything else pertaining to Tim Holtz’s products, I’m posting a link here that is an actual 84 page INTERACTIVE PRODUCT CATALOG of Tim’s products that you can page through online, which will make it easier going forward for all of my customer's to make up your lists of products that you want to order and then just email it to me at gcporders@yahoo.com . (Please put the word “ORDER” in your email’s subject line!!)  But what I need to be sure that you understand is that this catalog shows all the products with their MSRP prices (which means “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices”),  and unfortunately, I’m not able to edit those, so I want to remind all of you that my prices are always an average of at LEAST 25% or more off of the MSRP!!!  You never need a Coupon Code, you never have to wait for a sale, and you never have to jump through hoops to get my discounted prices—they are that way 24/7, 365 days a year!! So when you’re making your lists to email to me, just total it up using the MSRPs that you’ll see in the interactive catalog, then deduct 25% to get your average total with me!!

Here’s the interactive catalog link for Tim Holtz’s 2012 Product Lines:  http://www.flipcity.com/fvx/ulib/1f57b05b-9b24-4fbb-8631-8b2b09442f2f/9147/1/Web/mybook.html

For those of who are taking Tim Holtz’s online class, Creative Chemistry 101, there’s a Class supply list provided on their site, but I thought I’d make it easy for you by also posting it here.  Please let me know if I can help you with any of these!!

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY 101 CLASS - SUGGESTED SUPPLIES:

• Craft Sheet                              • Ink Blending Tool

• Ink Blending Foam                   • Mister

• Mini Mister                              • Heat Tool

• Stamps/Rubber or Clear           • Distress Ink

• Distress Re-inker                     • Distress Stains

• Distress Markers                     • Distress Crackle Paint

• Distress Embossing Powder     • Distress Stickles

• Clear Embossing Powder         • Perfect Pearls Powder

• Archival Ink                            • Ink Palette

• Waterbrush/Detailed                • Waterbrush/Flat

• Vagabond Machine                 • Texture Fades

(or other die cutting machine)

SUGGESTED SURFACES:

• Tags/Manila                           • Tags/Kraft

• Specialty Stamping Paper        • Sticky Back Canvas/Natural

• Watercolor Paper                   • Grungeboard or Chipboard

• Kraft Resist

So if you ever wished that you understood when to use dye ink versus pigment ink, or what type of inks or other colorants work best on dark papers versus light papers and many, many other things that will help you to better utilize the supplies you already own, or to help you intelligently buy the supplies you need for your projects going forward, then go on over to the Creative Chemistry 101 site, read through the class descriptions and get yourself registered.  This is not just a class that will teach you about Tim’s products, but it will also educate you about the same type of products from any manufacturer, which might well help you save a heap of money in the future!! 

Feb 23, 2012

Ever Wondered about Digital Scrapbooking or Card-Making? If you’re in Southern California, you’re in LUCK!! Ever edited a photo? Then you’re already a Digi Scrapper! Learn how to do Basic Photo Editing or to use digital techniques on your cards!!

Whenever I mention Digital Scrapbooking or Card-Making, inevitably several paper crafters very adamantly express that they will NEVER do digital!! But I think what many of them don’t understand is that they have ever edited a photo before they scrapped it, they have already become a digi scrapper/card-maker!!

If you’ve ever wished you could use your computer to realistically, quickly and easily correct and enhance your photos, fix your mistakes, etc., then you absolutely need to take advantage of one of the last chances any of us will have to take classes in person from  THE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK TEACHER, Patty D.  at Scrapbook Expo here in Orange County, CA before she retires her traveling classes.  She is teaching classes at Scrapbook Expo, which is now located at the Anaheim Convention Center (the same location as CHA was!!) Fri. Feb 23rd & Sat. Feb. 24th.  CLICK HERE to see the workshop schedules (they’re on the right side—see  both the Friday and Saturday workshops—she has no classes scheduled Sunday!).  She has seven classes scheduled for Basic Photo Editing and for Digital Card-Making.  Online registration is now closed, but you can register at the show and as of now, she does have some open spots in her classes.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND any and all of Patty’s classes!!

I’m sure many of you are familiar with Patty because she has been featured in many prominent craft magazines and you may also recognize her darling “Digi-Chick” avatar from her many national advertisements!!

There are many degrees of digital paper crafting—there are the folks who have gone 100% digital, then there are those referenced above who are engaged in the most basic level of digital by editing their photos on their computer, then the largest group is those of us smack dab in the middle, doing what is called “Hybrid”.  I am in that group and I am there because while I enjoy the many facets of digital scrapbooking / paper-crafting that allow me to get pages done more quickly, I am not now, nor do I think I will ever be ready to give up all the tactile parts of paper-crafting.  I love to touch (and sometimes even sniff, LOL!!) the beautiful papers I have, I love glue dots and “real” matching embellishments such as Prima flowers, all sorts of bling, such as rhinestones, Stickles, glitter, Perfect Pearls Mists, and so on.  I love brads and eyelets, and heaven knows, I LOVE ribbon!!!!  And this means that I am a hybrid scrapbooker / card-maker and proud of it!!

But because my crafting philosophy has always been that crafting should be easy and quick and should NEVER cause you any stress, I do love to use certain things within the digital realm to help me perform some tasks quickly and easily—“EASY PEASY” is my motto!!

And the very first and most important thing I use digital techniques for is to easily edit my photos.  The days of trying to fix “red eye” on photos with a special pen are long gone for me, because with a couple clicks of a mouse, I can fix that red eye in no time flat, and get completely realistic results!!  And what about those photos where the subject is so dark you can barely see who it is?  Guess what—again, with a couple clicks of a mouse, you can correct that as well and end up with a correctly edited photo that looks simply amazing!!

I HIGHLY recommend Patty’s classes because she’s the ONLY person who I’ve ever encountered who teaches classes strictly from the paper-crafter’s point of view!

I have a history with THE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK TEACHER, Patty in that we met while we were both taking Photoshop Elements classes together at the Huntington Beach Adult School—that’s where we both began our journey into digital.  And during all those classes, over a couple years time, whenever several of us were on break together we would always lament that there were no books or classes geared directly to paper-crafters.  There were tons of Photo Elements books out there, but they were all written from the point of a graphics person.  For a couple years we took these classes in Huntington Beach, and for a couple years we complained and complained about the fact that we had no good reference material to help us figure something out when we ran into trouble when scrapping in the middle of the night!!  Which led Patty to do something incredibly brave--she decided to write just such a book.  She did, and it was received with overwhelming success, which led her to teaching classes all over the country, as well as overseas.  She started her “DIGI BOOT CAMPS”, and her “DIGI DEGREE” program and has been running at an unbelievable pace since her first book was released.  After a huge outpouring of requests for an updated version of the book, she did a full re-write and released it this past year.  To say she’s been going non-stop for years now, doesn’t even really describe her schedule.  But due to personal reasons, she has decided to cut back on the traveling and do her “FAREWELL TOUR”.  Which is why if you ever wanted to take any of Patty’s classes, this is now the time you must do so, before she retires her traveling teaching!!

So if you’re anywhere in Southern California, I strongly encourage you to go to the Scrapbook Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center either this Fri., Feb 24th or Sat., Feb 25th and register for any classes being taught by THE DIGITAL SCRAPBOOK TEACHER when you arrive there!!

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Feb 15, 2012

Distress Markers added!!

First let me apologize to anyone who has been waiting for a return email from me from either yesterday (Valentine’s Day) or today.  I actually took these 2 days off, but for some reason, my “Vacation Response” isn’t working in my Yahoo mail, so if you emailed me, you didn’t get an automated return alerting you that I’m actually off work—sorry!!  If I don’t get to you later today or tonight, I will certainly get in touch with you tomorrow (Thursday).

Next, I want to let everyone know that I’ve now added direct ordering for the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers for customers within the USA only.  You can now order them directly by using the PayPal ADD TO CART button located on my MARKERS webpage in the Tim Holtz Distress Markers section, which is located about 1/3 of the way down the page!!  For those of you who have already placed a pre-order with me for this full 37-piece set of Distress Markers and who have NOT yet received an invoice from me can go ahead and use the ADD TO CART PayPal button, rather than waiting for me to send an invoice!! 

For ALL items with ADD TO CART PayPal buttons, please rest assured that any pre-orders and all the subsequent orders will be filled in the exact same order in which they were FIRST received by me—meaning that, if for example you emailed me to place your order 2 weeks ago and you still haven’t received an invoice from me yet,  you will still keep your EXACT place in line from 2 weeks ago when you use the ADD TO CART buttons.  I keep all emailed pre-orders in a special folder, they are arranged in that folder by the date received, that is how I have ALWAYS filled my orders and that is how I will continue to fill them.  Once all those initial emailed pre-orders are filled, then I process subsequent orders by the time frame they are done in PayPal by using the ADD TO CART Buttons, or by the time-stamp that their emails come into me for those customers who either can’t use the ADD TO CART buttons because they are International, or for customers who are placing/combining orders for multiple products.

International customers can NOT use the ADD TO CART buttons!!!  Please don’t try, because if you do, it will not bill ANY shipping, so then I will have to send you a separate invoice just for shipping, which means you’ll end up with 2 separate transactions in PayPal—which makes no sense!!

For International ordering, please email me at gcporders@yahoo.com and include the list of products that you want and include the following:

  • The email address that your PayPal account is linked to.
  • Your PayPal email address
  • Your shipping address, including City, State / Province, Country and your postal code. 
  • A Contact phone # to reach you for questions:  Please include your Contact # including any special area codes and please also include your International Dialing Country Code, just in the remote case I might need to call you for a quick question!!  
  • I am also available to video chat with both International and U.S.A. customers for order help, or other questions.  Please see my CONTACT ME page for details on how to reach me through my video chat service!!

Please know that whether you place any of your your orders now or in the future with me using the ADD TO CART PayPal Buttons or if you email your orders to me, I will ALWAYS make sure you ONLY pay the amount for shipping that I end up paying for your shipping label(s).  For every order I receive, whether it comes through PayPal from the ADD TO CART Buttons, or it comes directly to me in an email request, whenever I get ready to pack each order, I fuss around with the package, weighing and checking different methods of shipping until I find the best way and the best price to ship that package. And if for some reason the shipping program within PayPal (through the ADD TO CART buttons) billed you an amount for shipping that ends up to be more than what I pay for your shipping label(s) when I send out your order(s), I always automatically go into PayPal  and immediately refund the difference between the amount that was billed through PayPal and the amount that I end up paying for your shipping label. Those type of refunds show up immediately in a customer’s PayPal account.  So my customers will never end up being over-billed for shipping with me.  In fact, because I am always willing do extra things to help reduce the weight of the shipment, such as removing outer plastic clamshell packaging, etc., many customers end up saving a good deal of money when shipping with me.

As always, for any questions, see all the options on how to reach me on my Contact me webpage!!

Thank you for your business!!!

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