January 31, 2009

A Little Inspiration For You

LOVED this video! It makes me feel so light and airy. Thought I'd share. For more on the Music Artist click here.

1st Fridays layout

In anticipation of next week's First Friday, here's a layout from last summer:

The title is on folded chipboard, so it opens up to reveal the journaling and another picture:

I hope next week will be warm and beautiful like it was today!

P.S. If you live in the KC area and are interested in going to a First Friday (where all of the wonderful little art galleries in the Crossroads district are open for free inspiration and you can see crazy entertainment while eating fabulous food) click here.

January 28, 2009

Thought I'd share my "hey this is my style" board from work at the The Page.

Sorry the picture is so bad. The glare from the sun was awful, and I was in a hurry. It's on mat board and took about a bottle and a half of Making Memories acrylic paint to cover. Probably should have primed it first. Oh well...

Have I ever told you that my mom is amazing?

Well she is. Here's one of the many reasons:

Oh yes. That is a cake of Plex. We LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba!

Eliza loved it.

January 26, 2009

Samples, As Promised

I met a very nice scrapbooker at The Page Sunday. She was loving some samples I made...

..and bought a lot of the goodies to re-create it. But, being as I'm the least technology oriented 21-year-old on the planet, I couldn't get her camera phone to work. Sigh. So, I promised her I'd put them up here!

My favorite is this "You Light Up My Life" page:

And these cards are super cute!

And a cupcake card with the Pink Paislee Paper:

January 25, 2009

Dear Diary

Feeling lovey-dovey. Isn't he pretty?

January 22, 2009

Word Up #43

"Embrace Your Imagination"

This for the current challenge at One Little Word. The word is "Embrace". Here's the journaling: Eliza, embrace each day with open arms. Imagine a better world, then create it. Love, Mommy

The Creative Type #9

This is for the current challenge at The Creative Type. The challenge was to scrap your New Year's Resolution and, of course, use a creative fonts!

As always, my resolution stemmed from my "To Do Before I Die List". Usually I just make it a goal to complete as many as possible, but this year I decided to pick a few specific ones that seemed doable for 2009. Wish me luck!

P.S. Some of my accomplishments for 2008:

#8) Get a tattoo.
#9) Go to a peace rally.
#36) Register to vote.
#37) Actually vote (This tells you how young I am...)
#215) Take a picture with a fat Elvis.
#282) Help Eliza become bi-lingual.
#294) Volunteer time for a campaign for a politician I believe in.
#304) Get an internship.

Seven isn't bad, I don't think. Some of the things on my ever-growing list are serious, some are more fun. I think it's a good way to keep track of my goals, and also lets you see how much I've changed and grown. I've kept this list since 1999 and it's interesting to compare the kinds of things I write now with the things I wrote then. It also helps me feel accomplished!

What would you write on your list?

January 21, 2009

Wishing I Could Be Somewhere Else...

I love to travel! Feels like I haven't been out of KC in a million years.

I really wish I could go to Denver to see this girl right about now:

And everyone knows I LOVE the Bay:

January cabin fever, I suppose!

(P.S. both pages use really cool transparencies I found at The Page!)

January 19, 2009

Mini Madness Classes!

I told you about my monthly Inspiration Vacation Classes at The Page, but now I need to introduce my Mini Madness classes!

Here's a preview of my Mini Madness: 4x6 Photo Workshop class on Thursday, February 12 from 6:60 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

Bring 29 horizontal or vertical 4x6 photos to class and have them all scrapped in one night!
You can find more info on the class here.

I'll also give you a taste of the Mini Madness: Photo Journal class on Monday, March 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.:

This mini is a quirky home for up to 38 photos with plenty of room for journaling. You will also learn how to do your own mini-book binding!

Find more info here.

Call 913-383-1552 for sign ups!

I'm feeling inspired today...

Does your family do anything to celebrate MLK day? If so, leave me a comment to tell me what you do!

January 16, 2009

Inspiration Vacation: Project Runway Class!

I now have monthly classes at The Scrapbook Page! I will be teaching "Inspiration Vacation" classes that each include three pages inspired by something fun.

January's class is inspired by Project Runway! You'll not only get to create three fabulous pages, but you'll also learn how to get those creative juices flowing! You can see a full page sample from the class here. The class is Thursday, January 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 913-383-1552 for sign-ups.

Here's a sneak peek of the other two pages:

If you take the class and make an additional layout inspired by fashion after the class, bring it by the store or upload the image to this blog by February 12 and you'll be entered into a drawing to take the February Inspiration Vacation Class Free!

January 12, 2009

January 8, 2009

Eliza's Birthday!

Eliza's Turning Three Today!!! The first thing she said this morning was "Now I won't be scared of Bob anymore!" Bob is the Halloween dummy at Abba and Grandpa Timmy's house. What a little weirdo I have. We're going to T-Rex Cafe for dinner. Great ambiance, not so great food. Oh well. Hooray for dinosaurs!

January 7, 2009

Potty Time!

A little bit of hybrid scrapbooking. The Title and Journaling Blocks for this page were done with free two peas kits and printed on photo paper.

I made this layout back in July when the potty training started working... I think we're just about to the finish line. Who knew it'd take this long?

January 5, 2009

The Three R's

A good New Years Resolution for all of us scrappers is to scrap a little more green! Fast ways?

1. Keep a paper recycling box or bin in your scrap space. You'd be surprised how fast those little bits and pieces of paper add up.

2. Buy Green! Lots of companies, such as K & Company and Piggy Tales, have lines of products that are recycled.

3. Go digital! Dabbling in the world of digital scrapbooking will not only help out the environment, but will save you money also! Check out Two Peas in a Bucket for tons of free digital kits from awesome designers like Rhonna Farrar. A very pretty way to reduce.

4. Participate in The Scrapbook Page Garage Sale on Saterday, February 7th. You can sell your old supplies for store credit or you can stop by to get cool stuff on the cheap! Either way, it's reusing!

5. Challenge yourself to make a few pages using only cardstock and your scraps. Sometimes I forget what great stuff ends up in my scrap box until I do this!

6. My personal favorite is to use unexpected objects that you would normally throw away. This one covers all three R's. See the layout below.

"Serial Cereal"

A close-up look at these accents shows them for what they really are: Punched-out pieces from the game board of Eliza's Hi Ho! Cherry-O game. I just added some jewels to spruce them up a bit.

January 2, 2009

Fun Technique

A common complaint for those of us that read scrapbooking magazines is the high ratio of ads to articles. Here's at least one reason to feel better about all of those ads...

Love You A Latte

Basic Gray often has super interesting ads, and those cute coffee cuts were cut from one of their ads for their "Infuse" line. Just a little careful cutting. I mounted the red cup on chipboard and popped it up. Inking the edges helps cover up all of the little imperfections. I'm sure you can find something fun to add to a layout! If you're worried about it being archivally safe, you have a few options. You can use archival mist, you can laminate the non-archival parts, or you can scan and print the images on archival paper.

January 1, 2009

Red Velvet Kit Club Challenge

This is for a Red Velvet Kit Club challenge to paint on something unexpected. I re-furbished this hardly used bulletin board, covered the frame in Love, Elsie self-adhesive fabric paper and painted some funny little trees on the cork board. An addition of a few Hambly stickers helped too.

P.S. Happy New Year! I'm the worst blogger ever during school season, but it's my resolution to post some sort of eye candy at least weekly. I'll try REALLY hard. I promise.

Soon to come, previews of my Jan-March classes at The Scrapbook Page!

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