I think I will just apologize in advance for the lack of craftiness that will be shown in the next 2 weeks (at least, lol!). I’m just stressing about getting stuff ready and feeling totally not inspired to create. However, I do have a class Tuesday on using the Nestabilities in different ways – so I will have those to share. AND GinaK has a release scheduled for the 10th! So I’ll have some stuff for that. And let me tell you – you do NOT want to miss this release! I’ve seen the stuff and it’s uber cute!

Also I WILL be blogging from China. I’ll use Keith (Kimberly’s dh)’s laptop or something. I may not have a lot, but I should be able to put a few pics up or something. If not, I’ll direct you to pics on K’s blog and I”ll post mine when I get back. Thank you to all of you who wished me luck and a good trip. I appreciate it! I’m nervous about the travel part as I’ve never been outside of North America….and to do it by myself -well, I’m a little nervous!

However, one pretty cool thing is that a personal goal of mine was to go somewhere I needed a passport for before I turn 30. And I don’t turn 30 until April so I’ll just make it! Pretty sweet!

Now for the craftiness I actually do have to share with you. These are the other two projects we made for the pre-teen girls class Saturday. I was doing all cards, but then I thought they would probably love post-its and pens. I mean….what pre-teen girl doesn’t like writing little notes? So here’s what we made!

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supplies: rsvp pen, Shabby Princess for Bo Bunny paper; micro beads, sticky strip, Dazzling Diamonds glitter; and oh so sticky paper. <pen tutorial here>

And then we did the post-it note holders – with sparkly stuff of course!

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supplies: certainly celery cardstock; salsa celebration patterned paper; sakura glitter pen; prima; glue dot; $1 tree jewel; post-its; and scoring blade. <post-it tutorial here>

We just used the pen to outline the flowers – totally gave it a little more ooomph! And don’t forget that you can get one of those pens FREE with any purchase!

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The coupon will expire 3/15/08!