Friday, April 1, 2011

Back in the saddle again....

It's me again! Have you forgotten about me? Once again,  I apologize profusely for my inability to keep up with my blog. But, I am hoping that I will be able to make regular visits again and keep you posted on new projects. And since it has been so incredibly long since I have posted anything,  I would love to show you a project that I made for my anniversary trip to Disneyland this past November. Check it out....

I made the journal from a precut chiboard album, so it already came with the holes punched and the ring. I just covered the chipboard with Disney themed paper and embellishments. What I loved was that there were fireworks on some of the paper, so I enhanced them with glitter! I made the book days before actually going on our trip, and then each night when we got back to our hotel,  I would write out what we did and stuff the little pockets with memorabilia like Fast Passes, napkins, that kind of thing. I guess I should take pics of the finished album!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

AAAA...this is so bad!

My goodness guys, I am soo sorry! It's been forever and then some since I've posted last, and even with this post I don't have a new project or anything. It's been a busy couple of months, what with the computer crashing, working at Michaels teaching classes, plus a barrage of other things. I haven't really been on here. so, just letting you all know that I am still avidly scrapbooking and teaching it and enjoying it! Classes for September are signing up now, so if you or anyone you know is in my area, come sign up! Anyway, sorry again everyone....hopefully you will hear from me sooner next time!!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Scrapbook Class Schedules

For anyone in my area, just a reminder that scrapbook classes will begin in August at the Michaels on Sisk Rd. I will be instructing them and it is a four week course. There is lots to learn and it's going to be a lot of  fun. Here's the days and times....

Scrapbook Basics
Wednesday Aug 4th 3:30-5:30
Friday Aug. 6th 6:30-8:30
or Saturday Aug. 7th 12:30-2:30

Building Blocks of Design
Wed. Aug. 11th 3:30-5:30
Fri Aug. 13th 6:30-8:30
Sat. Aug 14th 12:30-2:30

Power of the Pen
Wed. Aug. 18th 3:30-5:30
Frid. Aug. 20th 6:30-8:30
Sat. Aug. 21st 12:30-2:30

The Final Touch
Wed. Aug. 25th 3:30-5:30
Fri Aug. 27th 2:30-4:30 (crop night following from 5 to 8:45)
Sat. Aug 28 12:30-2:30

Come into the store to sign up, registration is very inexpensive. If the times for August don't work, let me know what times and days do work and I will be doing my best to accommodate for September classes. Please come and sign up!!!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Where have I been? Computer crash....

Terribly sorry to all of you out there that like to pop in and check out my blog. My computer took a dive...a big one! We couldn't get it past the start up page, the screen went completely blank. I finally had to do a system recovery and in doing so, lost ALL of my pictures that were saved to the hardrive. Luckily, a lot of those photos were also saved in numerous online photo galleries, facebook and this here blog.
 Now that that rant is over, once again I do apologize for being absent and in that time....something amazingly awesome happened! I got my own car {which in itself is pretty cool}, but I went job hunting as well. I took a sampling of my work into Michaels and just wanted to see if I could get a job on the retail floor. I love's like a home away from home for me. The manager asked if I wanted to instruct scrapbook classes. I said that would be awesome. So I applied for that position and now ladies, I am currently a certified SDU scrapbook instructor here at the Michaels in my town. I teach the basics in scrapbooking in a four week course. The curriculum covers everything from photo storage to using color to journaling and penmanship and embellishing. So much fun stuff and it's great for beginners and for advanced scrappers! My classes will start in August and I am offering three different time slots and days. Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays 12:30-2:30. So classes will start August 4th, August 6th and August 7th. If you live in my area, go to the Michaels on Sisk Rd. and get yourself registered. It's very inexpensive too!! I hope to see you there. I am sooo excited to teach this tell all of your friends and come on by!


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pavé and Decoupage

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had the chance yesterday to experiment with a new medium...tile grout. I have been wanting to make a pavé box for quite some time now and while I was out and about, I came across some mosiac tile grout to do the job. I think these boxes are so cute and though they can be time consuming, they are actually quite easy as well. All it is, is a wooden box, some paint, left over scrapbook paper, clear gem accent beads, glue and tile grout. Take a look...

I used some very light colors of scrapbook paper. Soft blues, and greens. It reminds me after it was all grouted together of the ocean.

It's a combination of some of the accent beads with paper under them and some that I left clear. I love this box, and will be willing to teach how to make them or make them for others! They are so fun and can have a variety of different results. At the dollar store (where I bought the beads), they also had little bags of sea glass and other really pretty pieces that I want to try as well. 

The second thing I did was go decoupage crazy! This is the season of everyone being pregnant and getting ready to have babies {so it seems anyway!}, so I wanted to come up with a creative gift box for a baby shower gift. I happened to have a left over box from the journal box activity and thought about how long it had been since I had done a decent decoupage. So, that's just what I did. I decoupaged the box in different shades of pinks and I am going to find a little pair of pink booties to stick inside the box as well. I am also making one in different shades of blue. I am debating whether or not I want to put on "It's a Girl or It's a boy". or anything relating to that. But you can let me know what you think...
So that's what I have been up to. Tomorrow night I am teaching some of the teenage girls from my church
Explosion Boxes. It will be fun! Thanks for coming in and hope you enjoyed yourself. If you want instructions or for me to make you the
pavé box, let me know! I would be happy to.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Activity Day +The Importance of Journal Writing=Journal Boxes

I promise I am not averaging a week between posts...I have my own car now and I have been enjoying getting out of the house lately!
 Yesterday the little girls from my church (ages 10 and 11) came to my house like they do twice a month for what's called Activity Day. I am the leader for this age group and I wanted to teach the girls the importance of keeping a journal to record their thoughts and dreams for future generations. I know that sometimes for me it is hard to constantly thing of something new to write, so we made journal boxes. It's a box that the girl got to decorate any way they wanted and then they filled it with prompts and ideas to pull out when they are having a block. I had seen something similar before in a glass jar, but while I was at the dollar store, I found these cute, plain little boxes. Perfect for a Thursday craft project. So, I threw different colored pom-pom puff balls, colored glue paint, glitter glue, ribbons, decorative scissors and a whole big file folder of my scrapbook paper scraps and let the girls go to town. Here's what the results were...

One box filled with the prompts...

The girls had so much fun decorating their boxes but they used soooo much of the colored glue that I kept the boxes at my house over night to dry so that they wouldn't ruin their parents cars! 

Oh yeah, I made one too....just for fun....

Thanks for coming by!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Finally another {premade} scrapbook page!

I have done it! I have been working hard towards my upcoming MemoryWorks party tomorrow and decided that some of the giveaways I plan to do should be homemade. So I have completed my very first premade layout to giveaway. I made it somewhat simple, but still cute and fun. I love the colors, this particular piece of paper always kind of scared me when I would see it in my scrap closet. I have only done one other layout with it and that was a cowgirl theme. I just happened as well to have the multicolored ric-rac that matched perfectly to the paper. Have a look...