Saturday, April 24, 2010

I recieved a Bridal Shower invitation this week for a friend I haven't seen in quite a while. Unfortunately, the shower is in Lexington, Kentucky and that's just too far to go since I won't actually get to spend any quality time with her and probably won't know anyone else there. I want to send her a Congratulations/Best Wishes card and this is what I came up with. I plan on adding a giftcard to someplace she's registered, but I can't remember the stores! (I carried the invitation around the entire state of Indiana this week so I could remember to RSVP, and now I can't find it!)

I didn't add any faces to the bride or groom because I was afraid it would look odd and then I'd have to start all over! What do you think? Is it OK the way it is? I also dressed up the inside a little bit since it's so pink. I plan on writing a short message, but I haven't made up my mind on exactly what I want to say yet.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I've had this piece of black vinyl for 6 months but didn't know what to do with it. I received it free from Scrapbook Factory in O'Fallon and it came with a sheet of transfer paper and a piece of hard plastic. I've seen quite a few different ways bloggers have used vinyl, but I just wasn't sure about cutting it. So what's a scrapbooker to do when they need ideas or tutorials? Go to You Tube, of course!

I watched a couple of tutorials and now understand what settings to use to cut the vinyl but not the sticky backing and how to use the transfer paper. I still have no idea what the plastic piece is for. There are several cute sayings that make really cute wall art, but I only have a 12x12 sheet so I can't do too much. I did discover an awesome phrase that I'd like to make for my scraproom once I move (or decide to stay......Ugh). Anyway, I decided to start out small and just cut a frame around the word Inspire to decorate my Expression. It turned out exactly like I wanted and was so easy to do. I will definately cut more vinyl in the future.

Spring Fever

Another two weeks without a post. Must be Spring Fever! So much has been happening the past few weeks I haven't really done any scrapping. I went to CHA in St Louis last weekend.

I registered on line for three classes on Friday, but the first one was at 8:30am so I went down the night before (and used one of the many free hotel nights I've earned from work). The first class was called Sketchabilities and was sponsored by Keller's Kreations. I'd never heard of Keller's before, but she has some cute projects. The class lasted an hour and we were given four two-page layouts. I didn't really get them done because you need to have your photos for the layouts to work. I really liked the idea behind the layouts. She uses a lot of circles.

The second class was called Stand up and Be Noticed (or something like that) and was sponsored by SEI. I belong to Club SEI so I was really looking forward to this class. The class kit was an acrylic album with embellies in browns, pinks and peaches. The hardest part was connecting the 5 panels took 20 minutes! This class was also an hour so I didn't get the entire project finished. I think out of the 10 sides to the album, I finished 4 or 5. As a bonus, we were given an extra 6x6 paper pad of the paper line and I won the final prize drawing for the class and won an entire scrapbook kit that included a 12x12 album and papers and embellies for 20 pages.

The final class was called Everything Pops and was also by SEI. The kit for this class was actually the July kit from Club SEI. Since I just joined the club in February, I hadn't seen this one. There were a ton of projects included. The class was packed and the teacher had trouble keeping everyone going. I accomplished very little in the class, but we were given instructions so I can complete everything.

Overall, I'm glad I went, I had a good time and I'd do it again.

I was really getting behind on Project 365 so it was my intention to catch up with March and April on Sunday morning. I downloaded the photos that I needed and went online to Walgreens. Usually the photos are available to pickup within an hour, but they weren't going to be ready till Monday at 8:15...PM! That wasn't going to work, so I didn't do any work on Project 365.

This weekend has been about Spring cleaning and packing. I'm only half-heartedly packing because I have not idea when, if or where I'll be moving.

Well, that's all for now. No photos because nothing's finished! Oh yeah, I was going to work on the CHA projects last night after the Cardinals baseball game, but the game wouldn't end! Cardinals - Mets, 20 innings, 7 hours, lost 2-1. Bummer.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Super Size Post

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted any projects. Rest assured, I'll be making up for it right now!

First off, here is the first page to March. I'm using green papers this month, but starting dark and going to lighter greens at the end of the month; It's my take on 'In like a lion,out like a lamb'.

My friend Jennette recently got married and this is the card I made. I sent it in a box along with an Easter card for her son Christopher, who is 5. The carrot is actually the cake box from Tags,Bags,Boxes and More. First, I cut it out in orange cardstock so the box would be sturdy and then I cut it out again in orange patterned paper and inked the edges. I added some green ribbon out the top to make it look more like a carrot. The carrot is filled with hershey kisses. Of course when I purchased the chocolate it was only 40 degrees outside and the week I mailed it the temp reached the high 60's. Hope it didn't melt.

This is the Easter card I sent to my parents in Florida. The flowers were cut out of the card and I used pink and green cardstock behind the cutouts to give the flowers their color. I love the paper design on the inside of the card so I kept the sentiment on the left to cover all the flower piecing.

I bought this Basic Grey kit at an awesome store in Bloomington, Indiana last year. It came with a round album, 6 x 6 paper pad, brads, rub-ons and a sheet of letters. I think it was designed to be for a teenage girl with a different friends photo on each page and little embelishments like a phone, lipstick, high heels, etc. I followed in instructions as far as which papers to use on each page but that was as far as I was willing to go. I didn't really have anything in mind to use it for, so it's sat on the shelf in it's unfinished state just waiting for a lightbulb to go off in my head. Finally, it happened one cold winter day driving across Interstate 64. I'll print a few photos of my friends new baby and give it to her for her first Mother's Day. So, here it is....Emma's Book. Hope you enjoy looking at my projects. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.