The Dog Days of summer are upon us, bringing with them hotter days and nights. Though stores have already begun clearance sales on BBQ's and patio furniture, most of us are soaking up as much of the summer sun as we can. I've been enjoying time with my nieces who are visiting from HI and doing all things touristy before they head home on the 2nd.
August is going to be full of fun, learning and memory making! Read on to get the early scoop on what's coming during the home stretch of summer!
Returning to Class
Teachers and students are preparing for a return to school, much to the relief of parents everywhere. Be sure to tune in at the end of the month when the Fun n' Crafty Team hops to celebrate teachers and the start of the school year.
I'm delighted to announce that my classes will resume this month, beginning August 12th with the Magical Mermaid class. The following weekend I'm holding my first Memories & More event, demonstrating a range of projects including cards, pocket pages and traditional scrapbook pages.
And Now For Something Different
This month I'll be featuring two card designs a bit more on the masculine side. The first design will be in Thursday's post, Another Brick in the Wall. Get your Big Shot ready for this simple, yet bold birthday card.
While July was all about mermaids, this month I'm taking the tail in a slightly different direction to commemorate a trip to Seaworld. Be sure to tune in on the 10th for that layout and alternate design idea!
Don't Shoot The Messenger
Christmas comes early for crafters and cardmakers and the time is nearly here! This year I'll be prepping a lot more of my National Lampoon's inspired Christmas cards. I wasn't prepared for how popular they were going to be last year, so I'm hitting the craftroom early before holiday hangover gets a chance to kick in!
This year, I'm also offering a Christmas Club. We will meet four times (September, October, November and December). I'm planning for us to make 12 cards per event, giving you 48 cards to send out before Christmas. If you attend all four events, you'll also receive a bonus gift from me! This is going to be a super fun club to be a part of so definitely sign up early because spots are limited!
Carols of Christmas
Speaking of Christmas, the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalog is coming! This month you can get a special pre-order a month before the catalog comes out. The Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating Card Front Builders Thinlits are part of an AMAZING Mega Suite in the new catty. I just got my first glimpse of it, and trust me, you're going to want it in your Craft Room this holiday season!
As you can see, the momentum hasn't died down in August and it appears the rest of the year is going to be full of fun. I'm looking forward to crafting with all of you this month. Head down to the comments and let me know what you're hoping for in the Holiday Catalog, coming September 1st!