Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A weekend of Scrappin Fun

This past weekend, I took part in something I have never done before. I joined a group of ladies, called "The Scrap Chicks" for a full on scrap booking weekend!

How this came about is actually a funny story. I was selling some craft items on Kijiji and started communicating with a lady online. She invited me to the scrap booking weekend and I invited a friend. So we were going to drive an hour and a half to a camp and spend a whole weekend with 25 or so women that we have never met! Weird I know, but it turned out so well! We had fun, met a great bunch of ladies who like to do what we do, and we made some friends along the way.

This is what the camp looked like and where we slept.
We each had a bunk to ourselves, sleeping on the bottom!
This is Julie, who is also a Party Lite consultant if anyone needs any Party Lite!

The beds were comfortable, but boy did they squeak. As my friend Michelle said, there would never be any monkey business going on at this camp.

Here is what the lodge area we were working in looked like before and after set up.

These ladies were hard core I tell you! When I left the house, my husband thought that I had allot of stuff I was taking, but some of these ladies brought suitcases full of stuff, tackle boxes, drawer units, you name it, they carried their paper, embellishments, books, ribbon and so much more with them! They literally brought it all. But I know why now.  They stayed up, some of them until 3, 4, 5 in the morning working on their scrap booking projects!

Everyone working away!

They amazed me, I tell you. The longest I lasted was until 2 am, and an hour of that was spent chatting with some other ladies while we were in bed! Just like at real camp, like teenagers.

The camp was great. We were served three meals a day and a nightly snack. We had coffee and tea anytime we wanted. Our camp director and the cook were a young married couple from Florida. Bless their hearts for surviving a year in our winter, way out in the boonies! They lived on no modern heat, just the heat of a fireplace, and encountered many problems along the way. They were in their last few weeks here at the camp. Wow did they take care of us!

This was Jackie and Chris and some of the great food he served us!

 I was working on Haley's year one album. I have the rest of her years scrap booked, but not the first year. My goal was to get to her first birthday party and I am thrilled to say, I did it!

Here are some of my layouts, using all Creative Memories  paper products!

We really ate so much good food. We were brought snacks at night, of the baked variety, tea and coffee.

These brownies were so yummy!
My favorite was one of our lunches of taco salad with home made chips! This is Michelle enjoying that lunch oh so much!


On Saturday morning we woke up to snow! I was a bit disappointed at first, but it did make for some wonderfully beautiful scenery!

After the snowfall

So the weekend came to an end, and it was a good time! It made me realize that sometimes I get so focused on making cards and doing other paper craft items, that I forget how much I love just scrap booking my own albums!

This is the group of scrap chicks!

Thanks for taking the time to check it out! Now go ahead and get scrap booking!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Scrapbooking Class

I have six fabulous ladies who come to a monthly scrap booking class, the first Friday night of each month. I make pre-designed pages for them, and then together they work on their pages.

It is a great time for us to chat, laugh, hang out and get to know each other. They don't eat as many snacks as I would like them to, but I will work on that!

Here are some of the pages we have worked on so far. These pages are made using my Creative Memories Cheerful Additions.

I think they turned out quite well. Now all I need to do is add the pictures! Which I will do soon. I am on my way this weekend to a scrap booking retreat, so I am hoping to get lots of work done!

My husband was recently on a trip to Phoenix, and he found a great cat stamp for me. I thought it would look great on a set of tile coasters, so here is a shot of that.

Have a great week everyone!


Friday, April 8, 2011


I have been working feverishly trying to get ready for some upcoming sales, and have been creating some new things. I will be posting pictures of those soon.

Here are some of the Easter Cards made with the Creative Memories Easter paper.

And some Easter treat boxes I packaged up! Oh and a note here, I actually made those boxes, I did not buy them like that!

Good for the small kiddies

This is a quick post, there is lots to do today and I am hoping to meet a friend for coffee!

Have a great weekend and I hope you get the chance to be creative!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gearing Up for Sales

I spent weeks trying to find some craft sales to get into and nothing! Then all of a sudden there were many! Many is a common thought in my head! Some times I get too many ideas, have too many things on the go, and eventually I hit a brick wall because I have no where to go!

Anyway, I was thinking of some new ideas for two big sales that I have coming up, one near Easter and the two big ones for Mother's Day. Yikes I just realized they are back to back. I thought because one was in April and the other in May that I was ok. But it just so happens one is April 30th  and the other May 3st. Yikes! Wait until my husband finds out. Oh and the following Monday I am having my floors re done. You see, too much at once!  I digress, see how my brain works?

So here are a few samples of some of what I have been up to.....

And this......
Last night was my Friday night scrap booking class that I hold every Month and wow those ladies were quick! They are just getting that much better at what they do! I will post pictures soon of our pages so far.

Have a great, and enjoyable weekend everyone!