Thursday, April 17, 2008

I Love Playing With New Stuff!

Since my return home from ScrapFest, I have been scrapping like crazy! All the new Goodies have me totally inspired and the MoJo is definately flowing! So here are a couple of the layouts that I've done the past couple days...

This one uses the new Heidi Swapp paper (which I didn't buy nearly enough of!) Most of the sheets were so graphic and bold... I just loved them! I also used one of the 5th Avenue spiral bound journal boxes and some cool clear ribbon that I bought by the yard so I have no idea the manufacturer but it's totally cool (I wish I bought more of this too! ;)

And here are some of the details close up....

For this LO I used the new Fancy Pants "About A Boy" line. Again I'm in love with the colors, if it's bright and bold, I totally want it! Initially I wasn't too excited about a FP line called "About A Boy" but then Michelle took me down to the marketplace and showed it to me... Thanks Michelle!!! ;)

And here are some close ups of the details for this one too...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


I had such a great time at ScrapFest! Sorry I am just now getting around to posting about it! Here is the ScrapCentral gang (minus a few) outside our VIP room! There were 19 of us in total that were able to go and it was so much fun getting to meet everybody for the first time, even though it felt like we all knew one another! I wish I could do this every month, and if I get the chance, I definately want to go back next year!

Bobbi-Lynn was so sweet to let Teresa and I stay with she and her family and they all treated us like gold. I am sure she is the reason ScrapCentral feels like home to so many of us! Thank you Bobbi-Lynn and thanks to your family for putting up with us for 2 days!!

I also got to meet Lucy, who so kindly dropped us off at the airport with her handy dandy GPS! I`ve known Lucy from both ScrapCentral and Scraphoria so it was a special treat to meet her as well and finally put a face and voice to the talent I`ve come to admire!

Now that the mushy stuff is over... the shopping and classes were fantastic! I bought so many goodies but some of the stuff I picked up that I`m most excited about were some Spellbinders dies, the new Dew Drops and Stix 2 Anything. I`ve already started playing and will post some pics soon, so stay tuned!

As for classes I took 2 from Jen Starr and one from Vicki Boutin. Each class exceeded my expectations and I came out with some great projects and some new skills too! And both ladies are super sweet!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Big Post... Lots to share!

First... Here are the canvases I promised to share... They were my very first attempts, so be kind ;)

The first is kind of inspired by the wizard of OZ, and I tore the illustrations out of a copy of a book. They really are just fun to do but I have no idea what to do with them now... I think a bunch of them on a wall would look really cool maybe.

Here's my second canvas. I think I like it better maybe although it didn't take nearly as long to do as the first one. The word in the circle is WANDERLUST because it's my favorite word right now... I am feeling the urge to travel and go somewhere... unfortunately it is not in the cards right now, so this week-ends trip to Ontario will have to tide me over!

OK... that brings me to my second bit of Information... I am a Scraphoria Apprentice! What does that mean?? Basically there are three of us that are apprentices and at the end of 6 months one of us will be added to the Design Team... clear as mud? You will have to check out the site and follow our progress... the other two Apprentices are amazing and it's worth the click just to check out their work! So huge congrats to Jennifer and Danielle! Can't wait to work with them and the DT. Check it out... it's cool! ;)

Now... the last bit of news it that I leave for Scrapfest on Thursday! Woo-Hoo!!! The event actually starts on Friday and I am going to get to meet a ton of other women that I chat to on ScrapCentral. I am stoked! I think there are 19 of us in total going from one site and we even have our own VIP room at the event! How lucky are we??? I am sure I will have a ton of photos to share when I get back!

That's pretty much it for now!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I have totally been bitten by the spring cleaning bug this year! I've unloaded, cleaned, painted and reloaded! So my scrap stuff is currently in a state of reorganization! It feels so good to have a place for everything and to purge the things I realistically know I don't need. And with Scrapfest coming up this weekend it was the perfect time to make room for some new stuff too! ;)

I've done my first two canvases too! I'll try and post pics later (in the light of day!). I just Love Donna Downey and her blog, and have long been inspired by her paintings so I finally tried my hand at them too. There will be more in my future! I love playing with paint!