Friday, May 28, 2010

Memory Works Blog Hop

Hello Hello. Happy Memorial Day Weekend and special shout out to all of our past and current troops. In honor of memorial day activities, Memory Works is sponsoring a BACKYARD BLOG HOP from Friday, May 28th through Monday, May 31st. Check out the site and if you are interested in any Memory Works products, just send me an email. As a consultant, I can get you great products at great prices. Check out the Simple Stories line for a great new way to really get your scrapbooking stories told. If you have come to me first, click here to start the hop in the proper order. Otherwise, don't forget to leave a comment. Here's my layout interpretation of the theme.

(What did I use? Almost everything on this layout is from the Simple Stories Starter Kit: 12x12 solid paper, letters, journaling cards, patterned strips. The Bingo card and circle B and G and from K & Company. The blue patterned square in the bottom middle is from Stampin Up. he butterfly and firefly stamps are from Creek Bank and the chip board embellishments are form Three Birds. )

Please leave a comment below and you will be entered to win a Simple Stories starter kit so you can start telling your simple stories too. Believe me, you'll love it.

Rhonda - last but not least - go here next.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scrapbook Expo

Exciting times. I attended the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, NJ this past weekend and it was really great. I took 3 classes and probably could have done without 1 of them. But I absolutely loved Hey Cupcake and Artist Trading Cards. They were so unique and creative and I was so inspired by the classes.

Artist Trading Cards from Green Materials

Hey Cupcake...Cupcake gift card holder

I told myself I would buy NO PAPER. And I stuck to it. I did however find that there were a lot of "dollar stores." Those areas were usually bombarded but they were well worth it. I got lots of bling. What I really attended the expo for, aside from the classes, was for vintage ideas and mini books. This is my focus for the rest of the year. I love my layouts and will continue to do them. I am currently doing Layout a Day (LOAD) and love it. But mini books and mini albums is where it's at for me right now and the ideas are just pouring out. Some of the better companies for the vintage look are Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, and Graphic 45.

To add to the excitement of my vintage goodies, I received Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities in the mail. It was 77 pages of vintage goodness - techniques, how to's and ideas that really caught my much so that I had to try some of the techniques.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Memory Works Blog Hop

For some reason the blog hop format really appeals to me and I can't wait for the Backyard Blog Hop hosted by Memory Works. I recently became a consultant more for the purposes of feeding my habit. If more comes out of it, then great. Another venture i am embarking on this summer is custom scrapbooking design. The summer will be pretty light for me (fingers crossed) and I thought it would be a good time to try it out.

Again, if something comes of it, great. If not, I will continue to enjoy my hobby nonetheless. The biggest investment has been an order of some business cards and note paper, not much at all. Let's see how it goes.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Thank you to all of you who participated in my first ever blog hop. If you liked this one, well stay tuned. I am participating in another hop from Memory Works starting May 28th and running through the Memorial Day Weekend so I hope you'll join me for that.

Now on to the important business. Congratulations to #1 Auntie who won the random drawing for a LUSH mini album and papers from My Mind's Eye and Unleashing the Creative Child within You by Creativity Prompt. Please send me your mailing address and email address so that we can get your prizes to you promptly.