Friday, December 14, 2012

Artsy Adventure Kit Club January Reveal...

Alrighty everyone! The time has FINALLY come! I have teased a little bit over the past while mentioning that I would be starting up my Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club and now it's time to reveal the very first project! It's a doozey for the first one and I am very happy with how it has turned out!

I will warn you though... this is a lengthy post so grab a java and read on! You must read to the end for the really important stuff!

Drum roll please...................

This first project features the Heidi Swapp Memory Files along with many of the Vintage Chic papers and coordinating embellishments in combination with the uber fabulous Portfolio Collection and some Artisan Elements  by Pink Paislee! There is even a little bit of Prima thrown in as the flowers were a perfect match and I couldn't resist!

I combined all of these lovely projects into a Memory File album that is so very much more than a file folder. We have used the Memory Files to create a unique project that incorporates numerous techniques for using these items in less than conventional ways. On a relatively small amount of real estate within the Memory File you will create not only page layouts but you will also create a Mini Album that is housed within the file. There is no way to really describe this... you just have to see it to believe it!

This first kit I took the time and did virtually ALL the pre-cutting for you! The only thing you may have to cut is the odd bar code. That was no easy task I tell ya and it took a couple of days... phew! I cannot guarantee I will do that with every kit but I knew this project had to have things cut in a very specific way and truthfully would take you at least 2 hours before you even got to start on your project! I want this first project to be sunshine and rainbows for you.

Now this may be stressing you knowing there are about 100 tiny pieces of paper in your kit. DON'T panic!!!!!! I have got ya covered there too! Each kit was packed with care to ensure all necessary papers were in with necessary "sections" which were packed in individual smaller bags. When you receive your kit... do NOT tear into the little bags until you are ready to assemble as they have been packed pretty much in order of how you will be using them!!!!! What that means is you will carefully slide the contents of the bag out, keeping the pile in tact. As you follow the power point, the paper you need should be at the top of that pile so there is no rummaging trying to find the necessary piece. I tried to think of everything for you!

So basically when you are ready to create, grab your kit, download the instructions onto your ipad, grab a refreshment and give yourself about 4 hours of happy creating time! YUP! It's a MEGA project and one I think you will be thrilled with!

I should also mention, incase you are wondering, this project is COMPLETELY different from the Cherish Memory FIle Class and the Gratitude Memory File Class I taught earlier this year. It uses completely different techniques although some of of the same papers. If you did either of these classes earlier, this will make a great addition to YOUR Memory File System! If you didn't and are interested, let me know as I do have a few kits left!

Kits are packed a READY TO SHIP! Instructions for this class and all Kit Classes will be available for download the first of the month to those who have purchased kits.

Now onto the details of the class kit club!
Each monthly kit will be priced at $60.00 CAD (pretty much on par with the USD and AUD).
If you wish to sign up for 3 consecutive months (prepaid) you will receive a 10% discount (total $162.00).
If you wish to sign up for 6 consecutive months (prepaid) you will receive a 15% discount (total $306.00) AND a FREE kit that will come with your last months kit. That's a savings of more than $100!

In regards to shipping, unless otherwise requested, all items will be shipped the first week of the month via Canada Post. Within Canada and the USA you should have your kits in 1-2weeks. If you are international, it can take longer as it will go surface mail. Sometimes ladies have received their items in a couple weeks other times it has taken MUCH longer but I have no control over that. There is the option of upgrading your shipping to air and although more expensive it is trackable and a lot faster. This is a great option if you wish to combine your monthly kits and highly recommended. Shipping fees will be billed monthly (or when the item is shipped) as they could vary slightly month to month.

Every class kit will have a downloadable powerpoint pdf what will include all written instructions and a plethora of photos to walk you though the project. I do not print the instructions for you as they are usually very detailed and would bump up the price of the kits far too much and I am a firm believer that most would rather have detailed instructions and use their laptops, ipads or smartphones than have everything crammed onto 2 pages so they can be printed. If you wish to print them you can of course go ahead and do so but be sure to shrink the slide images down so you can fit multiple onto one page or with some projects you could be printing 30-40 pages!!!!

A UStream class (online video) will also be scheduled and the date announced with each class kit reveal). It is not likely that I will always do the full class in this video but it is intended to walk you through specific techniques within the project. Sometimes it is easier to see me do it live rather than trying to figure it out off of photos and written text. This online video will be recorded so if you cannot make it the day it is aired you can watch it at your leisure. Because Ustream is interactive with the viewer, you can log in and participate in the chat session. You are able to chat amongst one another and ask any questions as we go along. I can see these questions and hopefully answer! It's a great format that has worked extremely well for me in the past.

In each Ustream session I will also SHOW the project for the next month! This is a great opportunity to get excited about what will be coming to your door in only a couple of weeks!

So do you want a taste of the online classes? Be sure to check out my Artsy Adventure Channel HERE and there are a couple of recorded classes from the past.

One more feature of the Artsy Adventure Class Kit Club is that each month I will start a Facebook Event just for registrants of that particular month. This will be a private event where you will be free to share your projects, ask questions, give tips, etc. I think that having an interactive page will allow everyone to feel like they are getting more of the"classroom" experience!

Now for a little EARLY BIRD SPECIAL to really kick off the Artsy Adventure Kit Club with style!
Until December 24, 2012 register for the 6 months of classes, receive a 20% discount (increased from 15%), a FREE kit AND free shipping within Canada and the USA for the January and February Kits (these will be shipped together the first week of January!). This is a GREAT time to tell you loved ones about that gift you would like for Christmas that keeps on giving month after month!

How to order: Please email with ARTSY ADVENTURE KIT CLUB in the subject line. Please indicate whether you wish to order one kit, 3 months or 6 months. To make shipping more feasible, the January AND February kits will be ready to ship the first week of January so if you prefer to have just the 2, just let me know! The INSTRUCTIONS for the February kit will not be available until the first week of that month though! I know, I am such a tease! Please be sure to include your mailing address along with how you prefer to be billed. You can either do a bank transfer or paypal. An invoice will be sent and upon receipt of payment your kits will be sent! It's THAT easy my friends!

Now I would love some help spreading the word so here's a little more incentive! Once you sign up for the Kit Club (monthly, 3 months or 6 months... doesn't matter!) share this link on your facebook wall and telling your friends and tag me: Trisha Ladouceur or Artsy Adventure with Trisha Ladouceur. Your name will be entered into a draw for a prize pack valued at more than $50!!!!!

Be sure to tune in on Ustream on December 20, 2012 at 7pm MST (Alberta) as I will be doing a little Christmas Tag Class AND I will show you the FULL January project and share some of February to really get you excited!

I will tell you that for this first kit I did a VERY limited number so if you are interested I would not hesitate as I do not suspect they will last long! And once they are gone... they are GONE!

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