Thursday, March 24, 2011

Totally Stacked

A few weeks ago my girlfriends and I were having dinner and we got to talking about stuff we collect. When I say stuff that we "collect" I actually mean that we are straight up hoarders. Stuff that we reasonably convince ourselves that we need when in actuality we absolutely do not. Most of the time.

One of my friends "collects" purses. My other friend "collects" cardigans. Her father has tons of pens. My dear husband could wear a different watch a day for two weeks. My mother has boxes full of remnants of different kinds of fabric (which I shouldn't complain about because in the rare occasions that I have needed fabric, she's usually got it).

You can guess that my "collection" is scrapbook related. I, my friends, am addicted to stacks.

This sadly is only a portion of my, ahem, collection. I have a stack of paper for most holidays and seasons. I have stacks of cardstock, glittered paper, and foiled paper. I have mat stacks and die cut stacks. You name it and I've probably got it.

Every time these puppies go on sale I have the following dialogue in my head:

Becky: "Wow, this stack is adorable! And I don't have a stack with ferret paper!"

Reasonable Becky (usually in the form of my husband): "Yes, but Becky you don't have a ferret and therefore you don't need an entire pad of paper dedicated to ferrets."

Becky (doing quick math in her head): "But this stack has 180 papers for $9.99. That's like a penny a paper. I need it. I NEED IT!"
Now I don't really have a ferret stack but you get the idea. And I do use the stacks although not as much as I should. Here are some layouts I've made using my precious stacks.

This was at a "Where the Wild Things Are" movie screening. Calm yourselves people.
As I write this I am shamefully thinking of the two stacks I'm thinking of buying. Will I ever use all of this paper? Of course not. But it will be there when I need it. And that's the beauty of "collections." If I ever need a gold purse with a flower or a blue cardigan with polka dots, I will know exactly where to go.

So here's the question: what do you collect?

Until next time! =)


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's Sprrrrrriiiing!

Hey ya'll. I'm baaaaaaaack! I've been a wee bit distracted...

The view from Mix Lounge in Mandalay Bay

I went on a quick trip to Vegas. Being on a tight budget (and really there for a wedding), my friends and I had to get creative on how to entertain ourselves for a day or two. We dubbed it "Becky and Pauline's 21 things to do under $21." We didn't actually find 21 things. We got tired after two. But if you're ever in Vegas on a tight budget and not there to do "typical" Vegas, check out the Titanic exhibit at the Luxor (get your tickets at the Half-Price Tickets Stands!) and do not ride the Mardi Gras floats at the Rio unless you want to see the hot dancers up close. Then again...

And DO NOT wait for Snooki to show up at her club appearance because this is all you will see for an hour...

The Red Carpet minus Snooki

I'm never watching Jersey Shore again. You broke my heart, Snooks.

Back to scrapbooking!

Spring is in the Air!
 I have a class coming up on Monday, March 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm. In this class we will be putting a pennant together and I will show you how to emboss paper using an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. This class is only $7 but is almost full so if you're interested, call soon! Call Scrapbook Buddies at (626) 286-2846 to sign up. You will need a tape runner, a glue pen, foam squares, and distressing ink.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Best Creation Birthday Card Challenge

I've been SUPER busy working on some new challenges and classes so I will have lots to share in the next few weeks.

The latest challenge I decided to try was by Best Creation. The challenge was to create a birthday card using any of their paper. When I saw their new birthday line I decided to pick some up because I liked how bright and colorful it was. Luckily my best friend's birthday is coming up (so if you are reading BFF act surprised ok?) so this birthday card challenge was perfect!

Made this tonight while watching American Idol with the hubby (Stefano all the way!).

Happy Friday everyone!