Friday, December 10, 2010

New samples to share

Here are some of the samples for "Just Us Girls 2010" (a private event I teach at every December). If I have any kits left over, I'll be listing them on Etsy. Looking forward to having lots of fun once again!

Card Party 2010

Embellished Gift Bags

Sweet Things mini book

Friday, August 13, 2010

PaperCraft Princess: on the Prowl Again!

Tomorrow I will be teaching a little mini book class at a private crop in Diamond Bar. Here's a peek:

"Lazy Days" Mini Book Class

This will be the first large crop that I'm taking my traveling boutique to so it should be interesting to see if I've really got this down to a science or not.

I guess I haven't mentioned it here (seeing as I haven't blogged for many months), but my adventure in traveling has been quite a learning experience. I've simplifed my trunk show and can actually get the whole boutique set up in about a half an hour or so. I'm not schlepping as many cases and things as I was at the onset, so that's a plus too.

Of course, part of what has made it all about a gazillion times easier is my awesome assistant Celina, who is better than my right arm. She can jump in and do whatever is needed from setting up, being teacher's aide to writing orders, tearing down and cleaning up. She's the bomb!

I won't have Celina with me tomorrow. (Stops to cry big salty tears...)

But I'm a big girl. I actually do the whole set-up & tear down for my monthly crops all by myself. And this is just an extension of that, right?  (only with about four times the people -lol!)

Be sure to check back for post crop update.

PaperCraft Princess' Traveling Boutique

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scrapbooking Boutique Flea Market!

Mark your calendars because some of my crafty friends and I are having a SALE you won't want to miss! As you might know I've been teaching scrapbooking and papercraft classes for four years now (wow! I can't believe it's been that long!) Being a teacher means I buy and use stuff in BULK QUANTITY. I usually try to cull the inventory a few times a year, but it's been awhile since I've given it a good thinning so I decided to host a flea market!

I've got some other crafty peeps & teachers selling at this event, so I'm expecting a good variety of stuff. Some of it will be new in package, some nearly new or gently used. There will be kits, tools, alterables, and who knows what else. There may be some newer releases in the mix along with older lines (who knows, we may just have that now hard-to-find item you've been searching for), but everything we sell will be in good, usable condition.

So, here are the deets...

What      Scrapbooking & Papercraft Boutique Flea Market
              where one crafter's trash is another crafter's treasure

When     Friday 3/26 and Saturday 3/27 - 9am until 1pm
              (Come early for the best selection!)

Where    My home (if you don't know or remember where I live, shoot me an email)

Hope to see you there and be sure to tell your crafty friends!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A New Year, A New Me

Well, here we are nearly two months into 2010. Time sure flies, doesn't it?

I thought another little update was in order for the goings-on at PaperCraft Princess. If you follow my not-so-frequent blog updates, you might recall that there were some Big Changes as 2009 came to a close. For one thing, the scrapbook store I've called "home" as a designer, instructor and customer for the past four years closed its doors. As the store was winding down, I joined the consultant team at A.C. Bailey a direct sales scrapbook supply company. It seemed like a great solution to the loss of my LSS. It would give me a way to supply my classes, stock my own "stash" and stay involved in the industry via a new avenue -- in-home scrapbook parties & workshops. Well, there's been another little twist in the adventure. The AC Bailey consultant program was terminated. Bummer.

With this unexpected change, I decided to proceed with in-home workshops under my very own PaperCraft Princess "brand". PaperCraftPrincess was a little scrapbooking venture I started in 2007 as a way to offer leftover class samples (pre-made layouts, albums, and other papercraft projects) online. I originally sold only on eBay, but over time I also set up a store at Etsy for selling leftover class kits. Both eBay & my Etsy store have been "dark" for the last year or so, but it's time to blow away the dust and get the stores "stocked" again. As I mentioned I've also decided to proceed with private workshops and crops, scrap-for-hire projects, private consulations and "instant scrapbook" bookings. (So... if you made it this far in my long post, and if you're a follower of PaperCraft Princess, stay tuned as I fine-tune the "new me".)

Tonight was my first PaperCraft Princess workshop. It was so much fun! We had an awesome group of scrapper's who were great to work with. We did three simple projects and it seemed like everyone had as much fun as I did. Plus I was happy to book two more workshops for March and April tonight. Cool!