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Let the good times roll . . .

For Keeps Sake Events

Girlfriends Getaway

starts tomorrow!

We're very excited to see everyone again

and ready to make new friends!

For more cropping/paper crafting/art adventures

check out our newsletter:

For Keeps Sake Events 2015 Catalogue

and join us for our next adventures:

One Day Crop - February 28

Holiday Inn Southwest - Route 66


Graphic 45 Weekend Workshops - March 27 & 28

Scrapbook Generation - Springfield MO

Home Sweet Home


Artisan Style

PS: The new Graphic 45 lines are shipping to me now

so I can get projects ready and samples shown.

You'll create greeting cards, a 2 page 12x12 layout and a mini-book.

Can't wait to meet you in St. Louis & Springfield!

My Photo

April 24-26, 2015

Art At The Edge with Ken Oliver

presented by

For Keeps Sake Events

Join us in historic Newburgh Indiana

where you'll enjoy workshops

created and taught by

Ken Oliver.

Use some of Ken's favorite art supplies


Graphic 45, Prima

and his very own newly created

Ken Oliver Crafts.

Play with inks, papers, Color Burst & more.

You'll love his mixed media workshops!


Worn out but happy . . .

I think I wore everyone out yesterday ; )

My gals were diligent all day so they could finish up 

an amazing fold out mini book

and they did it!

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I'm so proud of them!

Choosing extra papers to add to their books:


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This photo was taken late afternoon and they're still smiling!

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Here's my next mini-book project:

We will be learning all about signatures

and how to add them to books.

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The workshop is

Saturday, February 14


10:30 - 1:30 (at the latest)

BYO hard cover book

(I get mine from Good Will

and try to get a title that has meaning to me)

paper trimmer;

X-Acto knife; cutting mat; paper piercer;

ruler & pencil.

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We will not be decorating the book

but I will have samples of a couple

I've decorated and you are welcome to take photos.

Join me at

Checkered Cottage

and learn a bookbinding technique you're sure to love.

Another project headed to CHA . . .


Ken Oliver's booth with all his newest product!


As one of Ken Oliver Crafts Style Contributors

I was lucky to work with Ken's gorgeous paper lines







This mini book is furnished with both

Hometown & Studio

(making it a bit eclectic)

and is packed with interactive pages

and a couple of metal pieces from

Tonic Studios.


I enjoyed combining both lines and thought they worked so well together.

You can probably find


on the shelves of your local scrapbook store.


Studio is brand new and just about ready to ship.

Ask your scrapbook store to order

all of 

Ken Oliver Crafts

paper lines (Watercolor, Hometown, Studio)

inks (yep!)

Stick It!


stamps (wait 'til you see those)


Product Performers.


Ken Oliver Crafts product launches . . .

What a way to start the new year! The very talented Ken Oliver is launching his very own products at the January Craft & Hobby Association Show (CHA) in Anaheim.



This is the largest craft show of the year where all (or most) of the world's craft manufacturers gather to show their newest product launches. Wholesale buyers from all over the world shop the amazing booths and purchase product for their stores for at least the next six months.

As one of Ken Oliver Crafts Style Contributors, I've had the pleasure of working with these products, getting samples ready for Ken's booth at CHA. 

Here's some peeks of what's to come:

Stick-It is one of the best products to hit the market in years.

In fact, it's been chosen by CHA as one of the HOT PRODUCTS of 2015!

It's an absolutely genius way to combine paper, die cuts and adhesive

all at one time - with no mess or glue leaking out from tiny parts!


As you can see from the photo above, it's a very thin piece of *paper*.

When the first layer is peeled back, a sticky adhesive layer is revealed.

Apply that sticky layer to the underside of your paper.

NOTE: Did you notice that paper? It's the *A* side of

Ken Oliver Crafts Watercolor Memories paper.

I'm going to use the *B* side for this project.


Next, line up your die and run the die through your die-cut machine.

The dies I'm using are part of a line from Tonic Studios soon to launch in the U.S.


The paper pops right out of these dies! 

No poking or prodding or wax paper needed.

Peel back the thin paper and reveal the sticky side of

Stick It!


I took the sticky side of Stick It

and dipped it into glitter.

How easy is that!


Getting ready for Valentine's Day so for this 6x6 card I used:

Ken Oliver Crafts Stick It

Ken Oliver Crafts Watercolor Memories - Parrot Tulip paper

6x6  for the background (isn't it beautiful!)

12x12 Parrot Tulip *B* side (it's the same design in muted colors)

Tonic Studios Dies: Intrica Regal Circle & Delicate Heart

Miscellaneous embossing powders & glitter

I used bright

yellow glitter on top of Stick It for the Regal Circle


red glitter embossing powder on top of Stick It for the Delicate Heart.



Here's another card using

Ken Oliver Crafts Watercolor Memories


Tonic Studios butterfly die




Follow Ken Oliver Crafts for more exciting ideas and peeks

from all of Ken's Style Contributors.

Thanks for stopping by

and if your LSS wants to know tell them to stop by the

Product Performers booth at CHA to order all of

Ken Oliver Crafts ; )