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Here is one of the 9 layouts you will make if you join us for our Year in a Day Scrapbook Class on March 1 in Long Valley, NJ. It's an all day class where we will give you all the supplies and instructions and help you thought making all the pages for a years worth of photos! If you are a new scrapbooker or a just want to get some quick pages done, this class would be a great fit for you!!!
Today is the last day to register for this class, so if you would like more information, please click here. We'd love to have you! Hope you will join us!!!
I promised pictures of our Winter Crop preparations, so here are a few!
At each crop we always make a pin based on the theme of the crop. This time the theme was "She Scraps, She Scores" and our inspiration was the Olympics/sports. Here are the pins in progress.
I was just thinking how happy I am that our crop was LAST weekend and not this weekend as we are anticpating somewhere between 8-14+" of snow tomorrow into Friday morning!!! I think I might actually stay home and scrapbook!!! :)
I have SO MANY pictures that I took getting ready for our Winter Crop Weekend, and I WILL post them, but I wanted to share some pictures of my youngest stampers!! (They hated having their picture taken - can't you tell!!??) LOL
I had a kids' Valentine's Class yesterday and I had 4 very talented young stampers in attendance and we had lots of fun!! (And the best part is all their Valentines are finished and ready for Friday!)
They all made somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 - 3x3 cards each. I wish I took a few pictures of their creations because each one was different and specific to the person receiving the card - some of them even got their envelopes decorated!! There will be lots of lucky 3rd graders in Randolph this year!
Between this and the class I taught at our weekend crop on watercoloring, I realized how I have missed teaching classes. The problem has been my schedule (translation: my kids' schedules), but I would REALLY like to get a card class in sometime during Sale-a-Bration, so please stay tuned (and crossing your fingers won't hurt either!!)
Enjoy your evening! Photos from our Winter Crop Weekend will be coming soon!
I hope you didn't get nervous that I went to Arizona and forgot all about my blog readers. I DID NOT!!! :) I did however, have a very relaxing time. Until I landed at Newark Airport last Tuesday and had to drive home in a snow storm!! If you know me well, you would know that I don't even like to pick my kids up at the bus stop during a snow storm because I am that afraid of driving in it, yet I had to drive 26 miles home - usually a 35 minute trip. Last Tuesday it took me 3 hours. And it was a very stressful 3 hours!!! :(
But anyway, I did arrived safely - I was shaking, but I was safe!
So here is a picture of my friend Jen and I. We were having lunch at one of my fav restaurants in Scottsdale, True Foods. They have lots & lots of gluten free options. I first went there in January of 2009 with my friend Nick and his wife Jessica. This was last Monday under much nicer weather conditions than we currently have in New Jersey!!!
But weather or no weather, it is Sale-a-Bration and that is the HOTTEST promotion of the Stampin Up! year!! For every $50 you spend on ANYTHING in the catalogs from now through March 31, you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!
Here is a card sample that can double as a Valentine's Day card, that uses the FREE Banner Punch and the FREE Banner Blast stamp set.
I totally CASE'd it from somewhere and I don't remember where - likely it was either Pinterest (which means it could have been from anywhere) or Splitcoast Stampers.
PLease let me know if you have any questions about Sale-a-Bration. If you would like to place an order, please use my ONLINE STORE.
Have a great night & happy stamping!!!
I need to get this under control and maybe I can work a little bit at creating something interesting. It's not for lack of want, but rather lack of time and SPACE!! Look at my desk!!!
This is normally the area where I stamp & scrapbook. There is hardly an empty spot for a pencil, let alone some cardstock, ink, and stamps!!! So if that doesn't discourage me enough, I can look to the other half of my desk - the computer side - and this is what I see...
It's really no better on that side. I guess the good news is that I did tidy up the floor a little bit, so that looks somewhat better. But I really need to spend a good hour or two and just put things away (or throw them away, because chances are a good amount of this stuff is trash!!) and THEN I can be productive. Or sometimes what happens is then I am afraid to do anything becuase I am afraid to mess it up!!! It's a vicious cycle!
This weekend (actually starting tomorrow) I am going to visit my friend in Arizona until Tuesday, so I may or may not be posting. But I don't think I will be stamping (but hey - maybe I will!!!), so I will do my best to have some fun stuff coming up for you. (There IS always digital scrapbooking on the plane...) :) :)
Hope everyone had a great day! If you have any suggestions on how I can keep my desk neat, you can let me know, but chances are, I have tried it and it just doesn't work for me. <sigh> I am resigned to a life of organized chaos. (I did recently hear that messy people are more creative, so I'm just going to go with that, okay???) :)
I realize this Designer Series Paper, Sweater Weather, is not available anymore, but believe it or not, except for my Christmas card which I did with My Digital Studio, this is the last card I made! And it was in November!!!! Crazy, right?? I really need to get some creativity going sometime soon!
Well, I shouldn't make it seem like I haven't done ANYTHING. I did create 3 scrapbook layouts in the last week for our annual Year in a Day Scrapbook Class, which is now open for registration. You can find the details here. It's a great class if you want some QUICK pages done. I do highly recommend it!!
So on another topic, just a little accountability here. I started off the year really well with my running - 5 miles on New Year's Day, 3 more the next day, and then I got SICK!! :( And the temperature dipped to like below zero! So between those two lovely combinations, I went 10 days without running!!!! But I did go yesterday and today, and I am finally starting to feel better. So for the month, I am up to 18 miles. I would have to run 4.5 miles every day for the rest of the month to catch up. Hmmm - I don't think that will happen. Bummer! But I just have to keep plugging along! And I will.
Okay, so back to stamping. Perhaps I should show you the whole card. I did make a bunch of these thank yous and I mailed them out to all the attendees that came to our Fall Crop weekend back in November. (How many hand-stamped thank you notes do you receive after going to a crop weekend? Oh, and I write on a sticky note inside, so the recipient can take it off and use it again! Cool, right?) ;) It was a GREAT weekend!! I am looking forward to our next one in February. If you want to join us, hurry!! Registration closes this Friday!!!
On that note, I am off to bed! Tomorrow is a rest day for me, so I can sleep past 4:50AM!! WooHoo!! (Although I guarantee I will be more tired than if I got up then. Isn't that always the way???) Good night!!!
Our 2014 Year in a Day Scrapbook Class is coming soon!! Mark your calendars for March 1 and join us at the Long Valley Presbyterian Church for this great class. Here is a sneak peek of one of the 9 two-page layouts you'll be creating!!!
The rest of the details will be posted Monday, January 13, so stay tuned for more info on how you can attend and create an entire year's worth of layouts in just one day!!!
Here's a popular question that I get a lot. Which tool do I use - Aqua Painters or Blender Pens???
It's a good question and there could be more than one answer!!!
First I'll let you know how they are similar:
Now a few differences:
So, if you are watercoloring a line image, I would recommend stamping that image in Black Staz On to prevent bleeding with both pen options. However, if you are going to pull colors from the image, use classic inks.
Check out these posts for some watercolor samples:
This post has taken me 12 hours to write! It's been one of those days!!! (And don't get too excited - it's not going to be that long of a post either!!)
Here is a layout from my 40th Birthday Party. It was done in My Digital Studio and is a great and easy layout that features lots of photos. All these particular photos include special friends (and family). I had friends from high school and college come to my party - some from as far away as Virginia, Arizona, and California!!! And some of my neighborhood friends came from right across the street!! I am certainly blessed by all of them!!
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