Friday, September 30, 2011

This is Halloween!

This year I will be celebrating Halloween in Costa Rica! I know my husband is a little disappointed that he doesn't get a new costume this year. I wanted to commemorate last year's costume (which takes the cake) and when Scrapbook Buddies received Doodlebug's new Halloween line, I HAD to have it! So I got working on a new class.

In this class we will be making this picture frame and two cards. We will be playing with stamps, some paper piecing, and actual dictionary paper to make a prize ribbon! And I think the "Best Costume" ribbon should go to that handsome penguin next to me!

This class will be on Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm AND Wednesday, October 12 at 11am. Please call (626)286-2846 to sign up for either time. You will need scissors, black distressing ink, and adhesive which can be purchased the night of the class if needed.

I guess I have no excuse for buying mini-Snickers bars this year...shhhh...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mellow Yellow

Have you ever had a project that was so daunting that you put it off...and put it off again? That is how I have felt about my wedding scrapbook. I am obviously an avid scrapbooker so people assume I would have finished months ago but I am just so intimated by it that for the last ten months all I had done was buy the paper! I mean how do you go about picking pictures when you have over 800 images and you love 110% of them! So a few weeks ago, with the help of my friend Michelle, I FINALLY got started on a layout. I started with a sketch by Becky Fleck and some beautiful paper I bought by the ton by Pebbles.

I really like this paper because the black and white is so elegant and the yellow just gives it the right pop of color. And a special thank you to Michelle for letting me raid her letter stickers and giving me the idea for making a "ring!"

Now let's hope it doesn't take me another 10 months to make a second layout! I'm entering this in a contest over at Scrap It With a Song which is a really fun blog that posts challenges that are inspired by songs. This week's challenge is to create a project inspired by Coldplay's "Yellow." I'm also entering it over at ScrapFIT's Salt and Pepper Workout!

I'm off to finish the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy. I can't put it down!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life is, great!

This year I didn't have a birthday, I had a birthmonth!

With my beautiful girlfriends at one of my favorite restaurants, El Cholo
 I am so blessed to have wonderful friends and family to share the passing of another year with and it inspired me to scrap a new project. I've had Bo Bunny's Vicki B. paper in my scrapstack for awhile now, waiting for the perfect project to use it on. I pulled out some acrylic sheets and got to work!

I used 5x5 acrylic sheets to create this wall hanging for pictures of my husband and our moms on my birthday. You can't tell from the top picture but I am blowing out a candle on a strawberry shortcake from The Cheescake Factory which is alllllll I wanted for my birthday.

And now I am salivating.

Anyways, this class will be on Tuesday, September 27 from 6-8pm at Scrapbook Buddies in Temple City. The cost is $12 and you can sign up over the phone by calling (626) 286-2846. You will need a basic tool kit (scissors, Scrappy Glue, and distressing ink). If you can't make it to the class you can always call and reserve a kit that will include a picture and directions (if necessary).

I can't wait to hang this up in my bedroom to remind me of all I have to be grateful for...