It was such a great weekend and the pirate theme was so much fun. This is how the store looked and where I sat to create away. The group of ladies there were so friendly and wonderful. We had a fabulous time and it was so worth going too. I hope to spend more time with my new and old friends. Happy Scrapping!!!
Marian, Donna and I were table mates. We had lots of fun!
If you look closely, you can spot Wendy over there.
Colleen and I
Julie is playing with her Cricut. She was creating shadow boxes for presents They were very cool.
Testing my new phone :)
Jodi busy working
This is the group on Sunday night - right before we had to pack it up and say goodbye :(
This is my work space - clean for a few moments LOL
This is Linda - she is so fun and loves to color :)
Last year I did a digital layout showing off the photos I took with my IPhone to document December 2011. So this year I set out to do it again and took way too many pictures LOL So here is a snapshot of my month and will be the first pages for my Christmas 2012 album. Enjoy!!!
One of the funnest things I do when going to my scrapbook events is organize a paint can swap. Everyone fills in a questionnaire and I assign partners. This last September I was blessed beyond words with the paint can that I received. Don't get me wrong, I have been given some phenominal paint cans but this one was different. Kim was assigned my name and she took time to get to know me and gave me something that I will treasure forever. This is the can that she made, can anyone guess the significance of this can. You are gonna love this story.
This is the questionnaire that I filled out, what you will notice when you see what was in the can that she not only read the questionnaire but she watched my blog and Facebook page to get the real me and she nailed it.
Do you want to swap before IU via the mail or swap at IU? either Is this your first time going to IU? no third time What other Scrabooking events do you attend? CKU's, CE and Scrapbook Expos Are you married? If so, how long? Married for 21years in October to David Do you have children? (include names and ages): no :( Do you have pets? (include names and type): Emma - black lab, Daisy - yellow lab and 3 cats Chrissy, Boots and Snickers Occupation: disabled due to Lupus - was a teacher Favorite color(s): pink Favorite snack(s):cashews, macadamian nuts, peanut M&M's Favorite candy or sweet treat: Butterfingers, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups Other hobbies besides scrapbooking: cooking, painting Any food allergies? none How long have you been scrapbooking? 10 years What size layouts do you do? mostly 12 x 12 Are you a traditional (paper) scrapbooker, digital scrapbooker, or both? mostly traditional but have played with digital What themes will you be working on over the next few months? Arizona vacation, Disneyland and last years IU What are your favorite colors to use in scrapbooking? bright colors Are there any products that you NEVER use? none that I can think of, though I have way too many stickers Name 5 products you can never have too much of: ribbon, fiber, buttons, flowers and brads Name 5 of your favorite scrapbook companies: Teresa Collins, Bo Bunny, Making Memories, Sasafras Las, Basic Grey How would you describe your scrabooking style? I am a hodge podge of designs and ideas. I love to try new ideas and just have fun. Name 5-10 items from your “wish list” that are under $10 each: flowers, Stickles, journaling pens, catseye ink pads or small ink pads, brads, any Tim Holtz embellishments, any Teresa Collins embellishments, ribbon, fiber, unique items for pages, anything Disney. Just have fun, I love anything. Dog or Cat items too Please share anything else that you’d like your partner to know about you - I love swapping and love great ideas and inspiration. My life has been very crazy lately so this will be fun to get to know you and share fun stuff.
Any questions feel free to ask
I love Sully from Monsters Inc. Kim made me a Sully can and I WAS THRILLED!!! I love it. The inside goodies needed to spell INSPIRATION and she added some very special items.
I is for INK in awesome Sully colors
N is for Nesting. Bling frames to place to chipboard accents - blue and very cool
S is for Sully. But it was so much more. She created this metal key ring with so many treats on it. First off there is Sully. We learned this resin technique at IU but Kim was already playing with it and having fun. There is a pink stand of crystals with a Believe charm added on. She used daisies and butterflies on other strands. Daisy symbolized my sweet dog Daisy and the butterflies are the symbol for Lupus. Butterflies are very special to me. Kim just nailed the details and this is something I will treasure forever.
P is for Pastel Embossing Powders. Very pretty colors and lots of fun to be had. Plus this girl loves pastels :)
I is for Inspiration Quote. "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase" So true and so perfect.
R is for Ranger - Love Distress Ink so this was a perfect Sully color.
A is for Artist Stamps. Love Tim Holtz stamps - perfect for me T is for Teresa Collin blingage - love Teresa's stuff and can't wait to use this.
I is for Inpiration clips. These are purple and so cute. They have a special place on my bullentin board.
O is for Oval tags - always can use tags plus I am constantly taking tag classes and it was just one of those details she got.
N is Never Forget Emma - this touched my heart in such a powerful way. I just had to say goodbye to my sweet lab Emma and to have this special book made to remember her and with pictures of Daisy too was touching. I actually couldn't open the book till I got home cause it brought tears to my eyes each time I picked it up. It was a powerful moment when I saw it because we all were taken back to time when we lost a pet and everyone was crying. When I finally opened th book, my heart swelled with sadness at the loss but happiness that my new friend blessed me in so many ways.
Only 4 of us did the swap this year and I treasure the friendship that I now have with these 3 special ladies. Everyones can was beautiful and each had their heart touched in a special way. So many times it is easy to go through the motions and just put something together. This year 4 ladies signed up and 4 ladies became friends because of something as simple as a paint can swap
This is Leslie, she gave to Kim and Martha gave to her. This is Martha, she gave to Leslie and I gave to her.
This is Kim, she gave to me and Leslie gave to her. Kim thank you so much for blessing my life with such an awesome can. Those of you in the Northern California area can get to know Kim too as she just fulfilled a dream and opened her own art / scrapbook store in Auburn. Check her out on Facebook and tell her that I sent you.