Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thankful & Blessed

Please join us on Saturday October 1st for a new folded and bound mini albumn

Join me on October 1st  for a wonderful afternoon creating this folded and bound Autumn Mini Album. This album measures 9" X 6" is and filled to the brim with wonderful tip-outs, flaps, pockets and more.  Cost for the kit is $40.00.  It includes everything to create this book.  The pages and parts and pieces are all precut, scored and folded  and ready to put together. If you are not in class your kit will come with full color pictures to help you to put your book together.

Thank you for considering this project as an addition to your fall celebration.
always,
michele


Thankful and Blessed Mini Album















Thursday, June 9, 2016

Girlfriends Retreat 2016


Please Join me September 23, 24 and 25 for our Girlfriends Fall Retreat.

We will be going to the beautiful Albion Normal School in Albion, Idaho.  The campus is beautiful with acres of beautifully grooms lawns and many added attractions.

We will have a very special class for everyone attending this retreat, make and takes and demos for those of you who want to learn something new.

Meals are provided in the cost of the retreat with the exception of our Saturday night when we will be carpooling to the best little steakhouse in Idaho!

The rooms are all beautiful and I know you will love our accomodations. The price is for double occupancy however I do have a few single occupancy rooms available. Please call for a price for a single (208-734-8592)

We are limiting the number of guests to 20...so grab a friend and get signed up today!




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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pocket Letters

Pocket Letters and Me

When Jackie Banyai asked me to create some pocket letters I had to figure out what they were first.  What they are is FUN!

These charming little whimsies are very popular with scrappers, cardmakers and whimsy enthusiasts world wide.  They are traded, swapped, and sent as Random Acts of Kindness...and for Norma Yager they are sweet interactive letters to her granddaughters.

I made one and frankly I am hooked! Enough to create a new monthly kit for Girlfriends Boutique.  Every month you will receive everything to create one or two Pocket Letters...we will see which it is one or two!

I know for sure the one you will be looking at right now is the kit for January...so stinkin' cute but I must warn you...they are addictive!

In your kit you will receive a few things that are new to me.
1.
You will receive a full kit with papers, page protector, embellishments, pictures and everything to make your pocket letter.
2
A Pocket Letter Map
This is new.  It is a sketch to show you what goes where on your pocket card.
3.
Full Color picture of the Pocket letter and each individual element
4.
A piece of decorative paper to create an envelope to mail your letter if you can actually let it go!
(of course the envelope will be cut and scored for easy assembly)

I know there are a few of you who want to keep these letters as part of your scrapbooks.  I will be putting together an additional kit with an alterable album and all the goodies to make it pretty to keep your pocket letters.
I will let you know when these kits are ready.

Each pocket letter comes with the materials to create 9 small cards.  I have left the back side of these card fairly blank to allow you to add pictures, journaling, messages, anything you want to add. I have done some reading on the pocket letter swaps that are popping up here and there. If you chose to participate in one of the swaps they suggest an "about me" card, quotes, a message to the recipient and more.  There are loads of places to look into these swaps.  I am not hosting a swap through the shop at this time...maybe never.

I like the idea of adding a few little treats to our pocket letter.  On the two outside cards above I have included washi tape and paper flowers and brads to be used as you add pictures or to bling out your cards! (Jackie I am talking to you)  In later cards you may find sequins, rhinestones, buttons and more in your kits. And if you are really sending this to someone remember you can also add a stick of gum, lifesavers, smarties or other little goodies to your pockets..

If you have questions or you would like to get a kit at any time just take a moment and leave a comment.  I am leaving you tonight with a few more pictures of the January pocket letter.  I hope you will consider joining us for this new adventure
always,
michele









Monday, August 17, 2015

It's a Banner Day!

 
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to share this project with you!
 
I love burlap....I love wire....I love FALL!
And I love a great banner!
We will be creating a great fall banner for you to display in you home or outside somewhere!
We will get started at 11 am and we will be done by 4
 
Bring your fabri-tac, scissors, zip-dry, chalk pad, a large eye needle and your best joke!
We are going to have such a great time!
Cost for this workshop is just
$27.50
all materials will be precut and ready for you.
If you would prefer a kit we will have those available as well.  Kits will come with full color pictures and instructions.
 
Fall Burlap Banner

 


Hocus Pocus


Nothing like a little Halloween magic to bring a smile to my face.
 
Front cover

Inside cover

Sample page
 
Join us on Saturday August 29th for this magically interactive Halloween Book!
If you cannot attend the workshop and would like a kit we have extras.  If you are out of town and would like a kit there will be full color instructions in the kits.
 
video
 
 
Hocus Pocus

Thursday, August 6, 2015

You are Enough!

Somedays we seem to feel like we are not good enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, not enough of anything.
We are here to tell you that is all WRONG!
You are ENOUGH!
And we think you rock!
always,
lisa and michele

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Girlfriends on Instagram!



Girlfriends can now be found on Instagram!
We are enjoying our new Instagram adventure!  We will be releasing information on workshops, sales, and a new Daily Positive Thought on Instagram.  We will share these on Facebook of course and on the blog but the easiest way to be the first to know what is happening at Girlfriends is to follow us on Instagram.  Search for Girlfriendsltd and join the fun!
 
 
Today's Positive Thought is simple...
Be Kind!
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
The graphics for this little thought are from Rhonna Farrah Designs.  I highly encourage anyone who has not used her app to get it and begin making art Rhonna Style!
 
I am trying to think if I have left anything out and I am certain I have but that will just give me an excuse to make another post on the blog!
 
always,
michele