Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A New Layout Class

Because I really believe that our scrapbooks should be filled with more than pictures of birthday parties and summer vacations, I will be teaching a layout class at the Scrapbook Garden featuring layouts that celebrate some special moments and little things in our lives:

Join me on Saturday, June 7th at 10:30 and we'll create three, 1-page layouts that feature A smile you love, the growth of a child, and someone special. As always, we'll have snacks, a raffle, and lots of fun! Spots are already filling up, so call Melissa at the Scrapbood Garden today to reserve a spot.

See you there!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another June Kit Layout

Using my SD4U June kit! Pretty straight forward...I find I've been leaning toward clean and simple lately, and am pretty happy with just the basics, while paying more attention to the little details, like bling and glitter.

Still looking for an apartment, and starting to panic because we're running out of time. Note to self: A holiday weekend isn't the best time to get a hold of landlords and property management companies. Do not attempt to wait until last minute, either.

Oy...back to Craig's list, wish me luck!

Friday, May 23, 2008

SD4U June Kit is UP...

And packed full of Prima goodness! Just look at this gorgeous perfection in a cellophane bag:

I'm loving these colors for fathers plums and browns...beautiful combinations on top of some super fun embellishments! These kits just keep getting better and better, and June's kit is the BEST yet! Be sure to pop over to the website and see what out talented design team members have done with it so far, and check out our first ever DT newsletter on June 1st! Here's a lil sneaky of a layout I made using this awesome kit:

Most everything is from the June kit, with the exception of the gazillion primas I raided from my flower stash. I'd been wanting some of these Maya Road chipboard birds, but couldn't justify buying a whole tin, so I was so excited to find them in my kit! I sprinkled the bird's body with liquid glue and ultrafine glitter from K&Co, then added a rhinestone for his little eyeball. The wing is painted cream, stamped with the Prima corner stamp included in the kit, then coated with Glossy Accents...I love how he came out, and I still have one more to play with!

In other exciting news, SD4U is planning a summer long scrap-fest and big contest you won't want to miss...check back for details coming soon

In the meantime I hope you have a fantastic holiday weekend, and be safe!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Does anyone else hear crickets chirping?

I know, I'm horrible at this whole blogging thing. I don't even have layouts to share! I haven't had any time at all to scrap, my schedule has been crazy, yo!

•Apartment hunting for me. (exciting, but not fun)
•Packing my dad's apartment. (Note: he's lived in the same place for over 35 years...imagine what the garage looks like!)
•Gnarly Hayfever...I seriously can't breathe.
•Oral Surgery (that'd be me, too)
•Class projects (seriously need the money)
•Re-packing my own stuff (again!)
•Helping grams with computer and other miscellaneous "emergencies" (her term, not mine!)
•Finding a home for the pukey cat that my dad refuses to take to Vegas for fear of ruining his new carpet. (How mean!)

Phew! All work and no play...makes Nicole a grumpy girl! Hopefully by this time next month, everyone will be nice and settled in and it'll be back to the creative bliss once again.

I'm alive, and planning a'll see!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Public Service Announcement

Gazing at this beautiful boy for an extended period of time will cause you to fall in love.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Happy Hump Day

The "Friday's Fresh Sketch" Challenges have begun over at IBSS and anyone that knows me knows I can't pass up a good sketch! Friday's first sketch was a brand spankin new one from May's Pagemaps. I love sketches in general, and especially Becky's...they're always awesome. Here's my finished product:

I can't believe how much quicker a layout comes together when you don't spend 3 hours staring at a blank sheet of cardstock!

And because I know Christa didn't especially love the post labor & delivery photos I posted last week, here is the new family's official birth announcement photo:

Though they clean up pretty well, it looks like a certain teeny-tiny little someone could use a squirt of hair gel...

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

The awesome Itty Bitty Architects have been hard at work planning some great activities for National Scrapbooking Day over at the Itty Bitty Scrap Shack!! We hope you will join us while we scrap the weekend away! Here are just a few things we have up our sleeves:

•Hourly Challenges both Saturday and Sunday with exclusive prizes!
•Lots of Games and chatter in the forums
•Chats in the Chatroom with the Design Team

I'm already getting started on the "Polka Dot" Challenge...take a peek:

Come on over and join in the's guaranteed to be a blast!

Friday, May 2, 2008

This pretty much sums it all up:

The slogan of my life. Wouldn't it make a nice tattoo right on the left shoulderblade?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Introducing C.J.!!

Not 5 hours after yesterday's blog post, I got a call from my brother saying that my sister-in-law's water broke and they'd just admitted her to the maternity ward of the hospital! I couldn't believe it! My blog post totally sent her into labor!

Meet the newest member of the Schulz Family:

This is C.J., Short for Clayton James. He was born last night at 10:28 in Saddleback Valley. He weighed in at 6 lbs, 13 oz and was 19 1/2" long! Can't believe the handsome little peanut is finally here! Labor and delivery went without a hitch, and both mom and baby are doing wonderfully!
Congratulations, Chris and Christa!!

And Grandpa Jim

And Great Grandma Shirley

And of course, Auntie Nicole!!