One more sleep till Sarah and I head off to New York! We are both totally excited!

Warning this is a long post, but I wanted to give you all an update on the status of upcoming projects……

We will still have the Wednesday Ustream class since we have a red-eye flight leaving in the evening. We will continue to work on the In Suspense project and will pick it up again when I return. All kits order for the In suspense project will ship out before I leave.

The Pet Shoppe and Sports Shoppe kits are nearly packed and Lani will be finishing them up while I am gone. They will begin shipping out on Monday the 14th and continue to go out on Tuesday, the 15 th. (hmmm…better hit the post office early THAT day…). The “bonus” shoppe – the Quilt Shoppe – kits went up yesterday. It uses the Tea Shoppe pattern with a minor modification to the bay window. I will include the specifics of that modification in your kit. These kits will be shipping out around the same time as the Pet Shoppe/Sports Shoppe. The Quilt Shoppe is NOT part of the reservation system, so all of the kits are ala carte.  Wherever possible, I will combines kits to save you on shipping (I refund the overage when I purchase and print the shipping labels).

Soon after the Shoppes go out, the Spring Fairy House kits will be going out. I will be finishing up the sample as a priority after I get back from the big apple. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this one! I didn’t originally plan an mini album with this project, but after further thought, I decided to add one as an optional add on. It will use one of the new Idea-ology Small Folio’s. To see an amazing example of the flavor of the album we will be doing, click here. Ours will be a bit more “Fairy oriented” but this is such a gorgeous album! The Add-on Mini Album will go up tonight in the shop. This album is intended as an add on as it doesn’t include the patterned paper (the paper is included in the mail kit) If you choose to purchase just the album, you will need to get a pad of the Idea-ology Wallflower paper. All other paper, tags, and embellishments will be included.

After the Spring Fairy House, we will set down our construction tools and make an album….the Foto Folio Too. Everyone has so loved the Photo Pholio that I had to do another. This one is structured entirely differently but can be used in a similar, any occasion, any paper collection style. I will have a sneak peek to show you during the show tomorrow. The kits will go up soon. I have been working very hard to get things further ahead so as to ship kits out further in front of the classes. That way more of you can have the kit in hand when we start the show on Ustream.

Another often requested item will be going up in the shop – construction and cardstock packs. The Construction Packs will include 12″ x 12″ and 8 1/2″ x 11″  chipboard, coordinating card stock, and Acrylic sheets. These will be available in both black and natural. I will also have packs of my most used 8 1/2″ x 11″ neutral toned cardstocks. These items will be priced with shipping. If they can ship with a kit, shipping will be refunded. Due to the weight of these packs, I will only include them with a kit if I feel that they can safely ship together without damaging the kit.

That’s all the updates I have for now! I need to start packing. See you all tomorrow during class!

Laura

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