Monday, March 24, 2008

Reserve Your Spot for the Buffet in May!

Everybody loves a buffet, right?

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 31st, and make your reservations early for my first Scrapbook and Card Buffet to be held at the Yantis Community Center from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

For those of you who love to gorge on scrapbooking, I'll be designing five different, double-page spreads for $30.

If card making is your cup of tea, you'll have ten different designs to quench your thirst. Make one of each for $10 or pick the designs that best suit your needs and go back for seconds. Or thirds!

You can even order from both "menus" for a well-balanced stamping experience.

Need an appetizer before the big event? I'll start posting pictures of some of the projects that will be in the buffet in April.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Enjoy Every Moment

While I was at the retreat last weekend, I got a chance to use the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set.

The colors in the Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper were perfect to highlight taking our DI teams to Two Senoritas before they participated in an Instant Challege Workshop.

I CASEd a layout from SCS that uses the new My Way Punch.

I love how the arrows spotlight the different team members.

Before I put the pages in my scrapbook, I plan to put the team names underneath each picture on the left-hand side of the layout and place a white journaling box in the center of the teal patterned paper to the right of the title on the right-hand side of the layout so I can write about the experience.

Monday, March 17, 2008

New Boy Pages

Several people asked about changing the class at the Pre-Easter Crop on Friday from a page and a small Easter gift to a double-page spread, so that's what I've done! I've also added an option to make boy pages in Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.

Both double-page spreads will follow the same format and could be used for something other than Easter if the stamped image of the bunny were omitted. I can't wait to use mine!

Back from the Retreat!

I'm back from a scrapbooking retreat and desperately in need of sleep!

We had so much fun! I made 8 double-paged spreads, ate wonderful food, and enjoyed spending time with people who enjoy scrapping and crafting as much as I do. I even learned how to make the big circles that are all the rage with my Cricut Expression, so expect to see some of those on future pages.

Since I spent the first day of my spring break in Rockwall at the doctor's, I didn't get a chance to photograph my pages, but I'll try to get them posted tomorrow for those who still haven't RSVP'd for the crop or ordered their kits.

Also, don't forget that Friday is the last day to join the Striped Grossgrain Ribbon Share. I used the pumpkin pie ribbon this weekend and can't wait to get the rest of the colors to play with.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Finally--the Easter Page

This will be the Easter page we make at my class on March 21st. I CASEd the idea from an old Spring 2005 mini catalog and made some modifications to it.

To make the page, I used 12 x 12 Regal Rose cardstock for the background, the Flowers for You DSP, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi cardstock for accents, small and large oval punches, and a sticky letter h from the Spring/Summer 2008 catalog; Light Pink Stampin' Glitter from the Occasions Mini Catalog; and rub ons (happiness, celebrate, and a flower border) from the Love & Happiness rub ons in the current SAB catalog.

This is how the Easter page looks with pictures added to it. I left the space after the border rub ons blank. I plan to go back and journal there with my white, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.

Future Fund Raiser

Now that DI competition is over, it's time to focus on more fund raisers.

My team this year was made up of hard workers. They came in 7th place--up from 16th place last year--and made a perfect score on their Instant Challenge.

When we brainstormed ways to raise money for competition next year, they suggested taking over the annual craft fair that has taken place at the junior high the past 13 years. The wonderful woman who ran it was ready for a break and donated all her left over supplies for us to use in competition and to make crafts.

One of our first tasks will be making coasters with the tiles left over from a previous mosaic table top project. I made these using Staz-On black ink and the Baroque Motifs set from the Spring/Summer 2008 catalog and the Friendly Flowers from the new Occasions mini catalog.

My team members really liked how they turned out but want some ideas for masculine coaster sets as well. Yesterday on SPC, I saw coasters in the gallery made with the Bronc Buster set in the Spring/Summer catalog. I think the kids would really like those.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share

I've fallen in love with the Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in the new Spring/Summer SU! catalog and wanted to offer it in my first ribbon share so everyone else could have the chance to fall in love with it, too!

It comes in 4 different colors: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Wild Wasabi.

You will receive approximately 2 1/2 yards of each color for only $10.47. That's enough to decorate over 7 scrapbook pages or cards per color! This is a great way for you to try all the colors of striped grosgrain ribbon without having to buy a spool of each . . . good for customers and fellow demonstrators alike!

I will be placing the order on March 21st, after my Pre-Easter Crop and Class, so be sure to sign up before then.

Not in the area? Or unable to attend the Pre-Easter Crop and Class? No problem! I take payment via PayPal and will be happy to send you an invoice upon request.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ready to Scrap!

My new order came in this week, and I can't wait to play with the die-cut flowers, sticky letters, chunky glitter, and flower-shaped ribbon slides.

So many ideas are circling around my head. It's hard to focus on one project.

But I promise to have the Easter page and gift we're making at my class on March 21st posted by March 12th so everyone can see them before they have to RSVP on the 19th.