Monday, February 28, 2011

Snow Day Giveaway Winner

is...**drum roll**...anditoo72.  

Congratulations!!! I don't know who you are, so please shoot me an email to sluvs2skrap(at)yahoo(dot)com with your name and address. 

March Classes at Holden Rec

I have been teaching at the Holden Rec for over 2 years now.  The place is great, easy to get to from I-190 and the people in the office very helpful.  If you've been thinking about taking a class with me there, please do not hesitate.  Here is a sneak peek of the classes...

Spring has Sprung Card Class
Come play with ink, glitter and embossing powders to make 5 beautiful all occasion floral cards. 

Class date: 3/10 (6:30 – 8:30pm)                Cost: $20

Spring Fever Layout Class
Join me as we put together two very sporty layouts that will highlight your T-ball/baseball/softball photos.  From T-ball to Major League, your photos will be scrapped in no time at all!  We will be using Cricut die-cuts, chalks, inks and more.
Class date: 3/24 (6:30 – 8:30pm)                Cost: $20
For more classes, go HERE.  

The Fine Print
  • All classes are taught at the Holden Recreation Center in Holden, MA.
  • You have to call them at 508-829-0263 to reserve your seat.
  • If there are not enough students, the classes will be canceled.  So make sure you bring some friends with you ;)
  • Space is also limited, so call and register early.
  • Please bring adhesive (tape runner is preferred), mini glue dots, 12’ paper trimmer and scissors.  All other materials and tools will be provided.
  • Question?  Leave a comment and I will reply in the comments section.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Checking In

Just a quickie post to say Hello!  A week of sick, a weekend with Cool Crops, a week off of school, and a weekend with Beth & Theresa =  not much time to breathe much less blog.  I promise I will be back next week with the winner of my giveaway (if you haven't entered, there's still time), a newsletter and fun posts.  I'll leave you with a pic of the Cool Crops Cuties!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Just because...

We woke up to more snow yesterday and it was just so beautiful.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spotlight: Core'dinations

Have some in your stash?  Not using the uber cool cardstock to its full potential?  I stumbled onto this blog when I was looking for ideas and love the clean lines of her work.  My favorite post is this "year of techniques" in which she writes,
"I have noticed from the Sitemeter thingy at the bottom of my blog that there are a lot of people cruising the internet right now looking for ideas on how to use Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock.
Back in May of this year, I taught a class to retailer's at a warehouse in Ottawa, ON, Canada. They were in the same boat as many of you...looking for ideas to get themselves and their customers fired up about using Core'dinations.
Core'dinations is unique in the sense that it has a coordinating colour core and can be torn, sanded and antiqued. There is nothing better when you want to emboss either. Sanding can really enhance the embossing process.
The mini-album was designed to be hung in the area of their stores where Core'dinations is sold. There were no photos or journaling. Each page could be used as inspiration for a layout, card or altered project.
I hope you get some inspiration from it as well."
Hop on over to her blog HERE or check out the year of techniques HERE!

And here is a share of a layout using Jillibean Soup's Monster Stew and Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock (black cardstock with a color core).  Scored a border on the cardstock and sanded it.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Nosy Monday

Bringing back my question of the week...

How long have you been scrapbooking? and what/how/why did you get started?

I have been scrapbooking the acid free way for almost 11 years now.  It all started after graduating from college and getting married.  We had just moved to Massachusetts...he was working and I was job hunting.  We didn't know anyone so I found something to keep me busy.  BUT even before all this, I collected memorabilia, jotted down memories and took a million photos ;)  No post is complete without a picture, so I've attached one of my mini projects that were displayed at my I Remember When business debut.
 Looking forward to reading your responses!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

Asian inspired scrapbooking products are hard to find although I am seeing more and more of it around.  My latest favorite is the LUSH collection by Kaisercraft...and I have it in stock.  I've got some pics printed out and am hoping to dig into it tonight.
Want a pack?  Let me know and I'll set one aside for you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Spotlight: Sketch Support

Trying something different for Tuesdays.  I spend way too much time on the web reading blogs...justified by calling it "looking for inspiration."  One of my favorite sites to go to for inspiration is Allison Davis' blog...recently, she started a blog called Sketch Support and I am loving it.  There are 1 and 2 pagers and cards PLUS layouts that show how each DT (design team) member has interpreted the sketches.  Snow day today, up way too early, here is a layout I did using one-page sketch #2...