Saturday, March 29, 2008

EGGstra-Special News!

As most of my scrap friends know, I love to make and teach mini albums. I am very EGGcited to be teaching an adorable EGG shaped mini album at "A Scrap Affair" LSS in a couple of weeks.
This album was so much fun to make and I used loads of ribbon, ink, stickles, bling and special custom embellishments to make this one EGGstra-Special album. {So sorry for the pun...I couldn't help myself :) }.

To my Houston area scrap friends, we just posted the class at the store so if you are interested, call today to sign up. Because this is such a custom album, we have a very limited amount of seats available for this class. It is on Saturday, April 12th from 10:00 am to NOON. As usual my classes will be packed full of info and FUN!!! Hope to see some familar and new faces in the class!
Here is a sneak peak of the album to tempt you......

Okay, I better get back to finalizing my May class - it is going to be an adorable acrylic and chipboard mixed album that is going to be knock your socks off when you see it. I promise to post a tease of it on my blog when I have it ready. Happy Scrappin' this week!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


WOW! I just opened my March kit from Scarlet Lime and all this wonderful MM 5th Avenue stuff came pouring out! I can't wait to play with it later. Too bad I have a dr appt this afternoon or I would be scrapping away right now with it!
I just wanted to show all of you who haven't laid eyes on it yet how gorgeous this line the colors, love the textured, glittery, cutout papers! And the embellies are gorgeous too!
I promise to post picks of projects I do with all creative wheels are already turning with fun ideas :)
Happy Hump Day !

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More Spring Break Fun!

As you may have guessed by my last post, I kept my 5 year old dgd this past week during Spring Break and we had a blast. She is a scrapper too and wanted to spend 1 day just scrapping - don't you just love it! We even went to a kids scrapbook class at "A Scrap Affair" LSS on another day so she could make a mini album all her own. She loved all the folding and gluing and drawing and was excited to see so many kids there scrapping too...19 in all!

We also spent some time this week preparing for Easter and made some adorable bunny pins out of fun foam to give all the ladies at Easter Brunch. So adorable! And now dgd is hooked on Stickles too ! LOL

And Easter would not have been complete without my dad's Bunny Cake he makes each year. Bianca just had to have a piece with the red mouth jelly beans on it.

We hope each of you had a wonderful Easter and enjoy your Spring Break wherever you are and fit in some time to scrap too !

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Go Texan!!

We spent the day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today. It was so much fun! Cows and horses, chicks and pigs....what more could you want? It was great learning all about the animals. Here are a couple of really cute pictures from our day.

Friday, March 21, 2008

A Pirate can't be a Princess without a little BLING!

I finally had time this past week to complete a Pirate Princess Album I wanted to make to showcase my granddaugther's Halloween Pirate Princess Pictures. I combined a few pages of the new Rusty Pickle scalloped chipboard and acrylic albums plus their wonderful black and pink girl pirate paper.
Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of how it turned out...too many pics to put here. I showed my granddaughter her album yesterday nd she was so excited and just loved it - her exclaims of "fantastic", "wonderful", "so cute", "awesome" really touched my heart!

I was inspired to create little 1/2 page mini acrylic scalloped pieces to use as an overlay and journaling for a few of the pages. It really added some interest. Of course, a "Girl Pirate" couldn't be a "Pirate Princess" without a little BLING! Loads of pink and white rhinestones on this little album. I used my cropadile to punch holes in the scallops and white souffle pen to add loads of little dots on the acrylic.

I hope this inspires you to create a little something fun for someone you love! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Our Beloved Rockets Win #22 !!!

Wowee WOW WOW....Our beloved Houston Rockets Basketball team won their 22nd straight game today! That is the second longest winning streak in NBA history. It is so exciting to see how much longer they can keep the streak going. Hubby and I did our part cheering them on this afternoon.

It was a great finish to a nice weekend for us. I went to my first crop at "A Scrap Affair" on Friday night -- it was really hopping and I met lots of new people. Had so much fun! I did get the base of a new album done and finished it up today. I can't wait to show it to you....I will post pics tomorrow - it is so darn cute, even if I do say so myself! Hubby and his buddies rode in the Houston Bike Tour on Saturday and had a wonderful time - we had perfect weather for it! We had dinner with some friends Saturday night and today we have just hung out at home except for the game. I sure hope all my blog friends had a wonderful weekend as well!

I can't leave you without posting a picture or two to inspire you to get out there and play with your cameras ! I had so much fun a couple of weekends ago just walking around and taking pictures of whatever caught my eye. Here are two of my favorites. I just loved the texture of the wall of bamboo and how the light seemed to dance across it! The other picture has a wonderful play of a dark shadowed branch framing amazing architecture of one of the oldest churches in town against a bright blue sky.

And remember...stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty and inspiration all around you!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Join Me in a Happy Dance !

I am so EXCITED and DANCING around! I made the Design Team at the new scrapbook store in our area, "A Scrap Affair". Plus I am going to be teaching classes at the store starting in April! I have really missed teaching since the store by me closed last year. And I just LOVE the store name .... "A Scrap Affair"! Isn't that precious? I totally feel like I am having an affair with scrapping, don't you? See the store link to the right if you want to drop by and see all the great new stuff they have to offer. Plus Meredith the store owner is a total sweetie and has really made a very welcoming store for us scrappers, card makers and paper crafts fans! I know where you will find me the 2nd & 4th Friday nights - cropping at "A Scrap Affair"! It is really convenient for those people that live on the west side of town (Sugarland and Katy).

I have already made a few things for display at the store but wanted to share something special I just made with the new American Crafts Kids Collection. Instead of just using it to only make a layout, I thought this line would be great to make a birthday gift bag and card which can be used for kids or adults! I just love this line - it was super easy to work with. I used two different AC Kids Collection pp, some matching AC ribbon and a smattering of AC square buttons, AC Thickers and Studio G stamps to complete the look of these.

During the month of March, A Scrap Affair is having adorable Make N Takes every Saturday from 10 a - Noon. Plus if you mention my blog and that you are a new customer, you get 10% off your first purchase! Isn't that cool! Hope to see you there soon soaking up all the inspiration.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

SPRING Inspiration !

WOW - I can't believe it is MARCH already, can you? The trees and flowers are already starting to bud and after a few very cold days for our area, it is gorgeous outside. Bright sunshine and about 70 degrees -- you can't beat that! Hubby and I went to the museum district and strolled around the sculpture garden. Across the way there is a contemporary art museum and they had the coolest piece of art hanging ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING! This is a massive building and as you can see the art work is HUGE!! It was so beautiful and inspiring and so reminded me of scrapbooking that I couldn't resist taking a few pictures. Can you guess what the art is made out of......

Well...did you take a guess of what the flowers are made aren't going to believe this - they are plastic placemats and plastic flowers. So cool and yummy to look at and so very inspiring ! I can't wait to use this inspiration to create a cool LO soon. Here is an upclose look at the flowers so you can tell they are just round placemats. What do you think of this?

Oh...don't forget to set your clock forward tonight....I am so EXCITED it is SPRING!!! Hope whatever you are doing today, you are enjoying yourself and finding inspiration around you.


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