Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Bee Day

Join me in wishing my dear friend Patty a Happy Belated Birthday, won't you? She's the bee's knees, for sure :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sing it with me...

Everybody's liiii-ving in a material world, and I am a material girl....mateeeriaaa-uuhl!

Well, I am this month at least, because I've been working with SD4U' "Material Girl" March kit featuring Cosmo Cricut's whimsical, bright, sewing-inspired line. Check this beauty out:

Martha's done it again...another fantastic, stuffed-to-the-brim, perfectly coordinated kit filled with the latest and the greatest everything! Here's what I've been up to with it:

Sweet: I was so excited to see a whole bottle of gorgeous coral colored Shimmerz in my kit and busted it out first thing! For the background on this layout I used the lace paper in the kit as a mask and sprayed my Shimmerz over it onto the background cardstock to create a subtle pattern on the left side of the page...I totally love this understated effect, and it was so simple!

She's Crafty: There's that song title obsession thing again...I just can't help myself! These photos are of my most favorite scrappy goodies, and what fun it was to do a layout about them. You can see a step-by-step tutorial of how I put this layout together on the SD4U Message Board in the Class/Tutorial Forum.

Sew...How've You Been?: Just a quick little card I put together for a challenge over on the message board...are you up for it? The challenge is to simply alter any pre-made alphabet. Here I inked my cream colored foam Thickers with a coral chalk ink, then added Diamond Stickles and totally changed the whole look of my alphabet stickers.

Sew Adorable: Nope, I just couldn't resist the play on words for my title! These photos are of my daughter Ashley when she was about 4 years old (almost 19 years ago!!!) Aren't all those little chipboard sewing embellies so much fun? That chipboard needle and thread just kill me! I added a little detail to mine with my Stardust gel pen, and the silver just shimmers in real life!

Cute as a Button: On this layout, I strung all the chipboard buttons together from my kit, then attached them using foam tape to create this fun little border. I also sprayed the title letters with my coral Shimmerz...and although I worried at first that the color wouldn't stick to the foam did eventually dry and work like a charm.

Thanks for popping by! And if you find yourself home and looking fora little inspiration and motivation next weekend, why not join us over at SD4U for our 2nd Annual Birthday Party Crop? As always, there will be lots of challenges, games and plenty of prizes to be won! Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A New Class and a New, Ahead of the game "Me" (maybe).

Those of you that know me well are wondering what's up...aren't you? An upcoming class already posted with a sample in the store an ENTIRE month before it's scheduled date? I can hear you thinking to yourselves..."who ARE you and what have you done with our favorite (wishful thinking?) albiet scatterbrained and obsessively procrastinistic instructor."

Well, rest asured that those endearing personality traits will never completely leave me (I mean...I am who I am, right?) I am trying something new this year. It's called getting organized dispite the gazillion other personal things I have going on in the chaos I call my life. A challenge to say the least, but I figured I had to give it a shot if I hope to hold on to the sliver of sanity I have left these days. Plus, I really need to get serious this year if I want to expect to ever make a profit at this teaching thing...which I do. I mean, I really do.

So here's what's on the horizon:

It's a two page birthday layout plus a matching birthday card featuring the "Big Top Birthday" line from Creative Imaginations. I just love it's bright colors and whimsical patterns...and that Maya Road chipboard banner on the front of the card...isn't it just sooooooooooo cute?

Class will be at the Scrapbook Garden on Saturday, March 27th at 2:00. If you decide to join me, be sure to bring a black detail pen, foam tape, and a foam paint brush in addition to your regular tool kit. As always, we'll have snacks and prizes and spend the day making a mess with some cool chicks!

And if that news wasn't unbelievable enough, you may want to sit down for this next announcement.

I'm already knee deep in this box I got from MME: guessed it....I'm designing a mini for Mother's Day! Yes....Already!

Ok, that's probably more than your heart can take in one day. I understand if you need to go rest now. Hope to see you at the Garden!