Archive | February 2018

Journaling Session Two – Sisterhood & Little Sisters

Are you ready to have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!  Well, the Distress Oxide Ink shipment is in the store … and Patsy brought in a boatload of Antique Link & Tattered Rose pads and reinkers.  Sisterhood Session Two is this Sunday, February 25 and Little Sisters is Sunday, March 4.  Please refer to the photographs below to see Class Plan samples. Also, please let me know if/when you will not be attending any session.

Class Plan is to use the Distress Oxide Inks to make create backgrounds for

  1. Scrappy tags to reinforce the first page of each signature.
  2. Extra tags to use here & there
  3. Mats/frames
  4. Die cuts and labels
  5. Paper to stamp images on
  6. Tickets and
  7. Ribbon distressing

Next, we will be stamping flourishes or backgrounds on the oxide inked tags, inking the edges, putting them into our books with UHU glue sticks (required), and covering the seam with washi tape. I will supply the scrappy tags for the signatures and 2 extra tags, well as one legal size file folder each.  Please bring feel free to bring extra tags, file folders, mixed media and watercolor paper if you like.  Quality off white/natural card stock also works (not copy paper).

Bring to Class List is

  1. Your book (ha ha)
  2. Your distress oxide ink pads and reinkers.  The store has one set of pads to share, and I have about half of the colors to share.
  3. Your mini wall calendar images (one for each signature/chapter), or other images.
  4. Seam tape ribbon to match the lightest color in your color palette (I will provide one as a teaching sample, you can buy more at the store).  You may want to put one in each scrappy tag (equals 12 for Sisters, and 8 for Little Sisters).
  5. Versafine or Archival ink pads in black or dark brown … make sure they are reinked and juicy!! However, if you want your flourish/background stamped on the tag in a lighter background color, bring other colors of Archival/permanent ink pads (the store and I have sets to share).
  6. Flourish or background stamps … I will bring plenty to share.  Please feel free to bring your favorites as well, or stamps that match your theme.
  7. Washi tape that matches your theme/color palette (I will bring a bunch to share).
  8. Your heat tool … we will have stations to set up for six tools, so there will be sharing.
  9. Your craft iron … again six stations and sharing.
  10. A water spritzer bottle.
  11. Latex gloves if you don’t want inky fingers.
  12. Paper towels, rags, and baby wipes.
  13. And, your Cherri Tool Box, of course.

ALSO, start thinking about your chapter titles or words you would like to use in your book.  I will print and share my titles, and would be happy to set yours in the fancy font I used, and bring to the following session.  My titles were …

  1. Ride along with me
  2. The journey has just begun
  3. Be happy and just enjoy
  4. Spread your wings and fly
  5. We rise by lifting others
  6. Dream up

Thanks & See you soon!!

Scrappy tags … go in the front of each signature/chapter

Die cut and label sample from distress oxide paper


Image stamped on distress oxide paper

Second sample die cut & label

Extra tag used for image mat

Piece of tag used … just because

Another tag with distress oxide ink … I’ll share

Seam binding ribbon with oxide ink application

Tickets with on oxide paper (see right side vertical strip)


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Little Sisters journaling begin February 18

The LITTLE SISTERS CLASSES are Sundays, from 12:00 to 3:30p at Artsy Stamps & Papercrafts in Loveland, CO.  Cost is $40 for all FOUR sessions, students provide their own supplies. Little Sisters are doing three signatures (instead of 5), which requires 9 pieces of 12×6″cardstock to begin. If your cardstock has a design that needs to be upright, be sure to cut the cardstock horizontally so when folded in half, you don’t have any cats or dogs laying on their backs. If you are not sure, just bring the 12×12″ sheets to class and I’ll help you cut.  Also bring to class your mini wall calendar that will be used as journal images (or whatever other image set you have selected).

  1. February 18
  2. March 4
  3. March 18
  4. April 15

Please read the following three blog posts for the Sisterhood.  The only difference for the first Little Sisters’ class is the 9 pieces of 12×6″cardstock, which will then be folded in half to create a 6×6″ journal.  I’ll have a class plan for the four sessions at our first meeting. The front doors will be open at 11:30a, so we can start at noon.

January 5 — THIS AND THAT

January 5 — TOOLBOX

February 8 — SISTERHOOD BEGINS.  Please look at the photos and bring specialty paper, if you like.

See you soon my little ones!  xoxo Cherri

Sisterhood begins Sunday, February 11


Be sure to double check the January 5 posts regarding “bring to class” and “toolbox”.  In addition, if you like bring some vellum, mulberry, hand-made, or other special paper to sew into each signature, as shown in the photos below.  I will bring some vintage sheet music to share.  Also, bring to class your mini wall calendar that will be used as journal images (or whatever other image set you have selected). And, if you like, bring last year’s journal for show and tell … or anything else you would like to share.  I’ll have the front door of the store open at 11:30a so we can start at noon.