Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm Not Weird, I'm Limited Edition!

My new saying!  Yes, you read it here first. Yesterday was a great deal of fun.  Creative time with the fabulous creative scrapbooker's from The Scrapbook Village!  There we several classes and everyone participates by round robin style.  It was great fun.  I enjoyed getting to know other scrapbooker's and having wonderful creative conversations.  I really love Bonnie and Janett.  I love shopping and now I have a new obsession (will save that for another post).   Several classes and while I enjoy the classes I have a hard time following the exact design.  Not out of disrespect for the instructor or the designer of the class, but because I kind of scrap to my own creative flow.  I love taking the product and making my own take on the class.  Let's see...there was Ken Oliver from Unibind that showcased the Unibind and how one can create their own photo book, scrapbook, creative journal, etc.  He was my first class and my last class featured the Pinky (Cristal) Hobbs and the I-Rock Tool.  Pinky's hair is fabulous and she has an infectious laugh.  Overall, this was a great day and as always, Bonnie and Janett are wonderful hostesses.  Be sure to check out their website as this summer proves to be busy in Glasgow, Kentucky!  Coming in the Fall, I will be guest designing, "Technique Surprises."  More on that later...

So without further ado, here is some scrappy goodness!

 From Pinky's Class----Notice the I-Rock, Rocks?  This class was about the technique of using them.  Fabulous papers and I created this card with the papers supplied.

Same with this class, it was a two page layout class with a flower technique.  I did not create the two page layout but enjoyed playing with the papers.  I plan making a layout with the papers supplied and of course, creating the fab flowers that Lil' Bonnie showed everyone to make.

Yes, another BICYCLE LAYOUT!  I have to finish those photos.  So, this is what I created while gabbing with Wendy.   Wendy is from Australia and she schedules her "American Vacations" around activities happening with Scrapbook Village.  How cool is this?!  She has been doing this for several years.  She and I have began a new friendship that I see lasting for many more years to come.

This is the layout I made while chatting with Ken Oliver.  We got caught up on the "WORLD OF SCRAP" gossip and such.  It was great to talk it up to a fellow Atlantan.  We plan on hooking up at future events for sure.  Our talk was about CHA Summer in Chicago and the Scrapbook World as a whole.  Funny how small this circle truly is, huh?

Well, anyhoo...I have to get in here and rearrange my art studio.  I feel a Spring Cleaning coming on as my children from Atlanta are coming into town for the Memorial Day weekend and one of them will be using my studio as a bedroom.  Do not snicker, it is the most favorite room in the house.  It's simply fab!  I will share photos for another day as well.  I have to keep you all in suspense as I cannot share everything in one post.

I hope you had a great weekend and I am truly am trying to keep my blog moving.  But I must create memories in order to be creative.  Plus, I have to be somewhat of a bohemian enigma anyway.

Friday, May 13, 2011

FRIDAY the 13th!

Nope ---- I am not superstitious.  But I must say, the logo is kinda fun! 
I remember when I saw the movie for the first time!
Well, maybe a
 What am I doing this FRIDAY the 13th?  Going to see KANSAS in Glasgow!  In the country, in the dark, at night, know where I am going with this, right?
Keri Livgren does not tour with them anymore, however, I am pretty excited to see how the ole' boys can still perform.  Takes me back....
Have a great weekend.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My Mother's Day Weekend has been awesome!  My son who lives in Colorado sent me roses and chocolates that were delivered yesterday while I was scrapping the day away with my daughter.  I have lots of new gifts and my husband took us out for breakfast this morning and he is now doing chores around the house while I do whatever I want.  Gosh, this is AWESOME!  But I must confess, although this is Mother's Day, I do get this treatment a great deal on weekends that are not specified just for "Mom."

Today, I do reflect on my own mother and my grandmother.  They are no longer with me but they were incredible women.  Strong, independent, and creative.  They are greatly missed but more so today than other days.  I reflect upon their influences within my own life and how they helped mold me into a great mother as well.  For that, I give a big thank you to them.

So, what did I do yesterday?  Played with my May 2011 Main Kit from 3 Scrappy Boys and the Add-On Kit.  Here are just a few I created yesterday.  Keep checking back as more will be added.  Until then, Have a Wonderful Mother's Day weekend and if you are lucky enough to have a mother still in your are more than blessed.  Show her.

April Ride

Free Spirited


Tea for Two
So, go take some pictures and create a memory. 
Tell a story or a moment that means so much to you and share it...I do.  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbooking Day

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

If you have come across this blog by accident, WELCOME! 
If you intended to be here by joining in the 3 Scrappy Boys Blog Hop
then, you are in the right place!

My challenge to the blog hoppers is to create any size layout, card, ATC, or take a photo with the following KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL color theme.  

Yes, be inspired by the theme of the Kentucky Derby or the colors of the artistic poster theme.  Heck, create a hat/bonnet out of your scrappy supplies. 
If you would, go to 3 Scrappy Boys and post us your inspired creation or post a comment here and link us to your creation so we too can be inspired.  
I cannot wait to see what you will design.

If you are on the link below to continue.