Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cold and allergy

are just killing us here! Sneezing, coughing and wobbling through the day with watering eyes and burning heads...
Just came by to announce the winner of  Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season...

Crystal_235 said...

I would have to say my favorite season to scrap is spring/summer, and all the activities that go with it.
This would be a great b-day gift! (Today is my b-day.)

1:34 PM

Well, congrats Crystal and Happy Birthday! Please email me your address at
and CK will mail you your copy.

Thanks for playing along everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Calendar tutorial

on the CK Blog today...

As ssen in January-February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, Copyright: Creative Crafts Group.

Friday, January 13, 2012

New CK Special Issue & GIVEAWAY

You'll find tons of ideas for scrapbooking every season in this new CK special issue Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season.

Check out the sneak peek here.
Plus check out Kim Jackson's post on the CK blog for some more layout inspiration.
And now, if you wish to win a copy of this issue, leave a comment to this post by 1/17/2012 stating your favorite season to scrap. On the 18th, I'll pick ONE winner randomly and CK will send the lucky winner the prize. Don't forget to check back to see if you won :)
Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pretty finds

So, after some confusion, the kids actually went back to school on Monday, 1/2 but work was to resume the next day. We went to lunch at our favorite Asian buffet. It was blissful not having to referee two bickering kids! But there was still time between lunch and pickup, so I went to Goodwill which was only 5 minutes away from the restaurant. There were a ton of cool stuff that day, but I was very very strict with myself. But that plate and this cloche, I had no urge to resist...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


was looong... but mostly in a good way.
First, I taught at Whim So Doodle. Here's Lore working on her art journal. She drew such beautiful flowers. And next to her is her friend Lisa who was using gold acrylic paint to create a stunning effect.

After class, we went to the cupcake spot, but they were closed. So we started to drive toward the Lightning forum. We were two hours early, so went to Ikea and ate dinner.

After dinner, we we parked at the rooftop of Channelside parking and went to see the Ringling Brothers circus. What daredevil acts!!! As a kid, I couldn't get enough of the circus.... not much has changed :) It was FUN!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Glitz in January

To me the first month of the brand new year is about going back to the basics, remembering and reminding the simplest things. So, my layouts this month are like letters to my kids.My first layout is based on this month's FOCUS idea. I have tried to capture the feel of that focus in color and texture.

Layout 1
Vintage Blue 12x12 Stripe Paper
Love Nest 12x12 Sky Paper
Hoopla 12x12 Pipework Paper
Teeny Alpha Pearl Stickers
Vintage Blue Trim Cards
Dance in the Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
Beautiful Dreamer Whatnots
Beautiful Dreamer Giant Rhinestones

Layout 2
Vintage Blue 12x12 Floral Paper
Dance in the Sunshine 12x12 Damask Paper
Dance in the Sunshine Epoxy Stickers
Beautiful Dreamer Peek-A-Boos
Beautiful Dreamer Giant Rhinestones

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

This morning

I was chatting with one of my kid's teachers and she said that one very early morning, she felt like doughnuts and decided to drive through Dunkin Donuts. When she reached, she tried placing an order... once, twice, thrice, and she was really mad that no one responded...then she noticed that she wasn't talking to the microphone... she was talking to the trash can!!!
Today I feel like that :)
It has been SO BUSY and I'm exhausted. Today I called someone I have known for a while and actually pronounced her name wrong!!!
I should nap.