Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Ideas for 2014!!...Banners

Happy 2014
It is really sad to say that 2013 was very overwhelming for me.  There was an abundance of change and I found myself so overwhelmed, I had to let go of a few things.  Blogging was one of them.  My sincere apologies.  Going forward, I hope you enjoy the content and keep coming back to visit.
2014 brings a lot more organization and a brand new direction for The Hens Den.  While last year was spent working on a new website (of which I am NOT good at) and changing credit card processing companies and creating new product direction, I think I have it together for 2014. 
The Hens Den will not be attending CKC in Portland Or or in Bellevue WA this year.  The costs to attend those shows are just way to much for a little store like The Hens Den.  However, We will be attending the Scrapbook Expo in July at the Puyallup Fair Grounds..  So, please come find us there. 
The Hens Den will be moving over to kits, banners and a monthly Kit club (to be announced in late 1st quarter).   While we have been very active in the pre-made kits, we are finding that the banners that we have in our booth created such a large amount of requests, we are going to add them to our kit collections.  Each banner kit will be designed around a certain paper line.   Here are just a few of the many banners that we have had over the past couple of years.


This banner is for our booth.  Tangie Hyatt made this for The Hens Den.  She did a wonderful job.  Using heavy cardstock, she doubled layers and then punched holes to run the ribbon through.  Yes, she used her Cameo for the letters.   She loves that machine. 
Next up: 
This is a banner using one of Bo Bunny's collection.  Tulle was used on the tops and then pearl strands were used to connect each piece. 

With all the use over the years, we did have some bangle casualties but I still love the banner.
Next up:
This is a small Christmas Banner using one of Graphic 45 Christmas Collections and Ribbon from May Arts.
 This was made using chipboard and then gluing on the pieces of paper.  There are also several canvas pieces, like in the picture above and below. 

Next up:
This banner used Graphic 45 Curtain Call collection.  I just love that line and truly hope they bring it back!
This would make a wonderful party banner. 

Next up:
This banner used one of Webster's Pages collections. This banner was so long, I could not get all the pictures taken, my wall was not long enough. But you get the idea.

Each circle has a letter of the alphabet on it and this ended up being darn near 15 feet long.
 Simple, easy and classy
We are very excited about this new venture and hope that you will enjoy the kits enough to purchase them.   With the requests, I can only imagine that they will go very quickly.
Other Changes for 2014
 - No Design Team.  This was a very hard decision but a necessary one.  I miss the ladies a bunch but each one understands and were very grateful for the opportunities they had while with us for the past 2 years.   Each one of them are wonderful and talented crafters and have found them selves several new DT to continue their growth in the art of crafting.
- Classes - We will be holding classes more and more.  Hopefully posting them hear on the blog so that you can visit them as often as you want.  
- Retreats - This is such a fun event, we have taken on the task of having at least 2 per year.  Our next  retreat is in June of 2014 and it is FULL and we still have 5 months before the retreat.  WOW, what a pleasant surprise.  Guess the word got out that we are fun to be around..hehehe.   Keep your eyes peeled if you want to join us. We will post the announcements on FB and the website.  
There are so many other changes that are planned but best to leave them for later. 
Thank you so very much for being a part of The Hens Den for the past 2 years.  I truly hope to see you again. 
Hugs and well wishes!!!!



  1. So exciting Charlie! I'm so happy for you and the retreats are so great. 2014 is going to be a great year for The Hen's Den!!!

    1. Thank you so very much. I am really excited for 2014!


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