Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Summertime!

Happy summer everyone! I've had a fun week with my teacher friends who are now on summer break. I checked out LACMA, did some shopping, and attended my first BBQ of the summer! Let the good times roll!

Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA

In the midst of all of this fun, I'm doing some fun scrappy stuff too. Sunday is my card class that I shared last time (still some spaces left!) and on Tuesday is this USA Banner class I created using the new Liberty line by Bo Bunny.

USA Banner

This would be fantastic for decorating your home for a 4th of July BBQ or any other patriotic holiday. I will be showing you how to incorporate corrugated cardboard as well as how to use an Epiphany crafts punch (yes I'm still addicted!).

Hope you can join me on Tuesday, June 28 from 6:30pm-8pm at Scrapbook Buddies in Temple City. Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance either by going into the store or over the phone with a credit card by calling (626) 286-2846. The cost is $12 and includes all of the paper and ribbon you will need to complete the banner. As usual you will need a basic class kit, specifically scissors, adhesive, glue dots, and distressing ink. All of this can be purchased at the store before class if needed.

FYI - If you are ever interested in a class but can't make it, sign up and ask for a kit. A day or two after the class a kit will be ready for you to pick up at the store with all of the pieces and detailed pictures (and instructions when needed) so all you have to do is piece your project together!

Next week I'll be sharing an album you can make for all of your fabulous 4th of July pictures! Until then...


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Support the USPS and Send a Card!

Hey everyone! I've got a new class coming up and it's a first: a card class! It will be held on Sunday, June 26 at 2:30 pm. For this class I used Bo Bunny's Gabrielle line.

Check out the stick pins! As an added bonus we'll also be making a mini album with envelopes!

Those fancy little buttons were made using an Epiphany punch which is my new favorite tool. Like seriously, where has it been all my scrappy life?

You can also use the album as a card holder. This class is only $16 and as usual you'll need your basic tool kit (scissors, adhesive, distressing ink, and Diamond Glaze for this class). These items can be purchased at the store before class if needed.

Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance by going into Scrapbook Buddies in Temple City or over the phone by calling (626) 286-2846.

Next week I'll be sharing some patriotic projects! Until then...


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Giving Myself a Self-Five, Stinston Style!

About a week ago I entered an online scrapbook challenge from a local scrapbook store, Pages From the Heart. The challenge was to create a layout, card, or project using kraft, yellow, and grey.

So I created this layout...

...and I won!

Yay me! My first contest! I couldn't believe it when I opened up their blog and saw my layout.

I scrapped this picture of Ben from our wedding day. I used metal embellishments to create the flourishes/stems and paper from a dictionary to make the flowers. I also used my awesome new Epiphany Crafts punch to make the center of the flowers. I can't get enough of this thing!

It's so exciting and rewarding to be recognized for your work. You can check out the Pages post here. Thanks for reading! I'm off to give myself a cookie.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Something's Bloomin' Around Here...

Hey scrappy world! I'm sorry I've been MIA. In my defense, I have been dreaming a little bit...

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica
After months of research and changing our minds and then changing them again, the husband and I finally booked our trip to Costa Rica. We will be spending our 1 year anniversary there. So excited! Anyone have any tips for traveling to the CR?

Amongst all of that planning, I managed to squeeze in a new class. I'm calling it the "_________ is in Bloom" class. You get to fill in the blank!

I chose "Love is in Bloom" because I have had these awesome engagement pictures for over a year and STILL hadn't scrapped any of them. So two birds in one stone. Scrapped two of the pictures and made a class. Done and done.

We will be making those lovely little flowers out of dryer sheets (I know right?!), glimmer mist, and Stickles. And the best part is you get to pick your title (sort of). When you call to sign up make sure to add what you want to be in bloom. Maybe you have pictures with friends and "Fun is in Bloom" or "Laughter is in Bloom." You can also do "Love" with pictures of family or of a garden setting. Whatever you choose, I hope you will join me!

This class will be at Scrapbook Buddies in Temple City on Monday, June 6 at 6:30pm. You can sign up in the store or over the phone by calling (626) 286-2846. Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance. The cost is $9 and all you need to bring is adhesive, scissors, and pink or clear Stickles (this can be purchased the night of the class). Also make sure to mention what word you want in your title so that I can have it ready for you.

So what's blooming for you?