Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas Canvas class

Hi! I wanted to show you what I'll be teaching at the Scrappers Delight event in November. We will make this cute 16x20 canvas using acrylic paints and a bit of scrapbook paper. Now you may look at this and think that you can't create such an adorable piece of artwork, but I promise that I've broken this down so that anybody can paint it. Just think of the Christmas gifts you can make using this simple design.

Here are a few things that you will need to bring to class.
1. scissors
2. piece of sandpaper 100 grit
3. glue I prefer mono multi
4. a black scrapbook marker and a Sharpie
5. it's important to bring a 3\4 inch flat paint brush and a #2 flat brush. I got this variety pack at Hobby Lobby and it has everything you need in it. The brand is Loew Cornell and the pack style is#2112 . You can see the number in the top right corner of the pack.

Also if you want to trace a pattern so that you can make more of these, bring a 1\2 piece of poster board and a pencil to class.

If you want to know more about this event or you would like to sign up for this class or any of the others you can check it out HERE

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Creative canvas class

Hi everybody! I will be teaching this 8x8 mini album this Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. We will make the front and back cover with a painted canvas board. I will also show you creative ways to use the Accucut machine to make out of the ordinary pages to go inside.
Since my class is all about canvas, I also have a few tricks up my sleeve using different types. So come get in touch with the artist inside you and lets have fun!

Class supplies:
Paint brushes (just bring what you have. I will have some to use)
Brown ink pad
Brown marker
adhesive (a liquid glue works best)
paper trimmer

Class fee is $25. If you can't come, but would like a kit call the store.

See ya soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Class this Thursday night @ 6pm!!

Hey guys, I'm teaching this Thursday at Scrap etc. Here's a little sneak peek. Hope to see you there!

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. Every year about this time I start getting impatient for that hint of color in the leaves and the first cool snap. Since it is still muggy and hot around here I thought I would have a class to take my mind off of the fact that fall just isn’t coming fast enough.

When you think of fall, which favorite memories come to mind? Is it the Halloween costumes, trips to the pumpkin patch, or nature walks in the colorful leaves? What if you could scrapbook all of those memories in one double 12x12 spread?

In this class we will create a double page layout with a twist! We will be incorporating a 12x12 page protector that holds 4x6 photos. This will allow you to use 12 or more photos from the fall happenings of years past, or the ones just around the corner.

Cost: $20.00

Date: Thursday Sept. 18th 6pm-8pm


12-14 random fall photos (4x6 landscape will work best).


Paper trimmer

Favorite adhesives

Brown ink (any brand)

Brown pen

If you can not attend, but would like a kit call the store and get your name on the list.

See ya there!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Scrappin' at the lake!!!

I spent last weekend scrapbooking at the lake with my buddies. I mean look at this place! How can you not be inspired by this view right? I can see all of you turning green with envy right now and I can't can't say that I blame you. You know that old saying it's not what you know, but it's who you know well, lets just say that I have friends in high places. Thanks Audrea for such a wonderful time and I hope we can get together again soon.

From left to right
Me, Angelia, Karen, Audrea,
Janet, JoAnn, Monique, Heather, Cindy

My scrappin' spot was right by the window
looking over the deck railing. It is amazing
to say the least!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The new store

Whew! After a few cans of paint, a little flower makeover, and a few Advil, the move is finally over and now we can settle into our new spacious store. We still have a few decoration tricks up our sleeve and plans to build a rolling Accucut station, but for the most part we are up and running. I have to admit that the move worried me a bit. Anytime you move a business you are taking a risk, but the store is so nice and we have had such a great response from our customers that all of my worries are gone. Here are a few photos of the store and if you haven't been by yet come and see me soon!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's time for a new scripts kit!

And boy are you gonna love this one! Here are a few little goodies that I made with it. If you like these you can check out more from our design team here.

If you have a teenager then you probably have photos that look just like these. Every single photo Savannah takes is extremely close up and usually involves some kind of kissy face.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I love weddings!

My niece got married last weekend and it was a beautiful wedding. I didn't get a good photo of the bride and groom because they had hired an amazing photographer and I was trying to stay out of his way.
I did get a few good shots of Savannah and Eric and since it's father's day, I thought I would share. This photo captures their relationship. They are very close and are always laughing and carrying on like two little kids (taking them to Wal Mart is impossible). Eric is an amazing father, he has always made daddy and daughter time for Savannah. They have been going to Jacks every Saturday for as long as I can remember and I'm NOT invited. This morning at church it made me realized just how blessed I am when I saw Savannah standing by her dad with her hand on his neck praying for him. It was such a special sight.

Ok, back to the real reason I started this post. I wanted to share the album I made for Emily and Todd. I would love to have photos of my first house like this. How wonderful this will be to look back on in 10 years. I used a canvas board for the front and back cover and Jenni B cards for some of the inside pages.