Sunday, May 31, 2009

What a weekend at CKU!!

This last week has been crazy busy and wonderful all at the same time. Thursday was my first day at Creating Keepsakes University, and all I can say is "WOW!!" Me and two of my friends (and lots of others that I met there) spent the day doing mini-projects and meeting the instructors. Among those teachers were the wonderful Tim Holtz, Elizabeth Kartchner, Teresa Collins, Margie Romney-Aslet, Lance Anderson (Rusty Pickle), Trina Lunsford (Piggy Tales), and representatives from Making Memories, Imiginesce, and Canon! Friday was my album day and we spent all day working on a great album with the Rusty Pickle line. Friday was spent going to four different classes with the instructors. We made an album with Teresa Collins, four mini metal memory charms with Tim Holtz, a lift flap book with Piggy Tales, and a layout with Imaginesce, all great stuff! But my favorite was the Teresa Collins album that was all about me. And WOW did they give away the stuff!! I came back with so much goodies that I don't know where to put it all!! It will take me a week just to go through and sort everything! I can't wait to post pictures for everyone to see the projects and goodies! It was so much fun and I hope that one day I can go back again! Until then, I have the pictures to remind me of my great weekend with all my scrappin' friends!! Happy crafting!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Family-My first digi layout!

Well, I am making good on my New Year's resolution to learn PhotoShop. I wanted to learn so I could make some digi and hybrid layouts, and to make my photos look awesome. Thanks to a wonderfully talented Wambrita, (first met her on the Cricut message board, and now on who helped me figure out how to move my elements without seeing their background. It was easy after she showed me and it was kinda like a "duh" moment! This layout was made from a free monthly kit from
Shabby Princess. They have wonderful digital kits that makes it easy to get started. I enjoyed doing this layout and it will not be my last. I don't know if I will go to entirely digi or not, but think that I could definately be a hybrid scrapper! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Birthday invitations for my son

I waited until the very last minute to start on my son's birthday party invitations. His party is on the 17th, and I just made these last night to send out today! Nothing like waiting until the last minute! This was the first time that I have used the guitar from Indie Art and I love this paper that I cut it out of. It was part of a paper pack from Me and My Big Idea, very boyish, very punk skater. The [party time] stamp is Studio G and the "stains" are from the Coffee Stain set from CTMH. This is one of my favorite stamps!! I have used it so many times! So for something thrown together at the last minute, I was really happy with the results!! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

See you at CKU Nashville!!

Yes girls, you read that right!! I am happy, excited, tickled pink, thrilled, and elated to be joining one of my very best friends the last weekend of May at the Creating Keepsakes University here in Nashville!! This will be my first time at CKU and I can not wait to get to all the classess, goodies, and celebs in the scrapbooking world! I have been waiting years to get to do this and I don't know if I will ever make it to another event or not. But I am going to enjoy every minute of it! And will probably photograph every minute of it too!! So if you are going to be there, let me know, maybe we can meet for lunch! Happy crafting!