Saturday, November 29, 2008

Zutter Club for November.......

A Manger to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas ..............

A Christmas Tree to add to the celebration.

Join us at Scrapbook Cottage to create these fun little books. Zutter Club has a new home. Hope to see ya there.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

CKU Provo Chronicles #8 - Inspiration Stations and I am such a dork!!

The first official day of CKU was Thursday. We had a series of make and takes called Inspiration Stations. Instead of like in years past where we walked around going from table to table to make a book of our Favorite things, this time we sat in one room all day and the teachers rotated in to our rooms.

This is before the doors opened and we were allowed into our rooms to begin our day.

One of the things that I most looked foward to at both San Jose and Anaheim was the chance to meet Lisa Bearnson. She did not attend either CKU and I was bummed. But this year in Provo, there she was. To my delight she was the instructor for our first make and take. I about fell off my chair. I was so excited to finally be in the same room as she was. (OK here comes the dork LOL)

She gave the instructions for our project and then began to work the room. When she got to our table, I totally gushed and told her how awesome I think she is and how excited I am to meet her and that I loved her work and watching her on QVC. I think I did all of that without taking a breath. I was totally star struck, I just couldn't believe that I was getting to chat with her and I was giddy with excitement. You can ask Tara, she will confirm that I was a dork. Anyhow, Lisa signed my bag and then took a picture with us. So anyhow, it really made my trip and was a definate highlight.

These are 2 of the pages we created that day.

Along with Lisa, we were blessed with classes from Brandon Brazel, Tim Holtz, Lance Anderson, Margie Romney-Aslett, Brittany Beattie and Ali Edwards. Inspirations Stations were a blast. The album we created throughout the day, was perfect for CKU memories.

Christmas Clipboard Class Pictures

Thank you Diana, Torrie, Nancy and Jennifer for taking my first class at Scrapbook Cottage. You all made it lots of fun. Here are the pages. Have fun embellishing your clipboard albums.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

CKU Provo Chronicles #6 - Dorms

Part of the fun of attending CKU is being in a dorm. A dorm is a group that forms to create a song / story, a table centerpiece, nametags and characters to tell the CKU story. Our group decided to do a parady of Dr. Seuss books. We had a great time, from the Grinch, Thing-a-dile One and Two, Scrap I Am, Horton etc we were an ecclectic combination of Dr. Seuss characters. This is the logo we used for our group T-Shirt that we wore on Thursday the first official day of CKU Provo. Our dorm buddy Karen created these works of art. Thanks Karen for all your hard work.

With Grunge Mountain in the center, our village of CKUVille was created around the mountain. This is our entire group in our fun outfits.

This is our group on stage performing. We were one of 3 dorms asked to perform - yahoo!!! We won 2nd place for performing our little story and song.

A Reading (borrowed from “The Cat in the Hat”)
We sat there, that Wednesday,
We sat there, in fear
And oh how we wished
registration was here.

All anxious and worried
We might not get in
The clock slowly ticking
When could we begin?

Yes, all we could do was to
Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!
And we did not like it
Not one little bit.

Then something went BLIP!
How that blip made us FLIP!

We looked, then we saw it
We frantically type
Got my album track – WOW!

The homeroom was next
Would we get into B?
The class block is full,
Guess we’ll have to take D.

We give a big sigh,
We’re finally done.
All that’s left now
Is get set for some fun!

Our classes in hand
We head to YAHOO
We post “WE GOT IN!”
“Hey, how about you?”

Now, we’re gathered together
Our passion, so true
With others who “get it”
Where else? C-K-U!

SONG (sung to the tune of "Mr. Grinch")
You're a keen one, Mr. Holtz
You taught scrappers to distress
With a craft sheet on our table
We will never have a mess
Mr. Hooool-tz
You're a favorite with the ladies
That, we confess.

You’re a dilly, Pickle-Guy
Your techniques, they’ll never “Rust”
Lance inspires us with stories
A scrapper we can trust
We can’t wait to start on
“A Story of Us”!

You’re outrageous, Thing-a-diles
Margie, you and Debbie ROCK!
Using shimmer on our accents
Or painting on cardstock
With both of your albums,
We’ll be scrappin’ round the clock!

You're an artist, Ali E
Capture life from day-to-day
You brought freedom to our scrapping
And we'd really like to say
Ali Eeeee-E
The three words that best describe you are,
and I quote: "IT. IS. OKAY!”

This is my name tag. We each made little books with our character and made a little story about us in each book. I was Scrap I Am ~ Would you like green eyelets and brads. LOL

Jennifer and Angie the awesome mother daughter duo were Thing-a-dile One and Thing-a-dile Two. They were a riot.

Our pregnant momma Val played Horton hears a pickle and was thrilled to poke fun at Lance Armstrong from Rusty Pickle. Tara was my CKU buddy and she played the other Green Eyelets and Brads character who only did digital scrapbooking - paying homage to Jessica Sprague

Here we are the Green Eyelets and Brads gang. Thanks Tara for being my CKU partner in crime.

This is my CKUVille store front. Brads Etc.

One final look at our great group. Thanks Emily for pulling us all together. So to Tara, Maria, Emily,Kim, Karen, Jennifer, Tracy, Angie and Val CKU Provo will always be special because of you all. It was great!!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Zutter Fun!!!!

OK, the Zutter Bind it All was busy tonight.
I am teaching a class at Scrapbook Cottage and here are the samples.
Isn't the Bind It All wonderful.
The new year is coming and calendars are great

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CKU Provo Chronicles #5 - Secret Sisters

What fun it is to have secret sisters. I enjoying spoiling as much as I get spoiled. On the CKUProvo Yahoo Board, I participated in the Secret Sister swap. I gave to Diana Hufnagel. She was so much fun. She loved purple so I loved finding all the purple I could. She was one of my favorite people to meet at CKU. Her mom Linda was wonderful too. Two great ladies - lots of smiles

Liesl Doty gave to me and she was wonderful. I loved chatting with her before CKU and we seemed to have lost touch since comeing home. I need to fix that. Anyhow, she spoiled me rotten.

This was my final package of goodies from Liesl. Disney, Zutter and all other great things that I love and use. THANK YOU SO MUCH LIESL - YOU ROCKED!!!

We did Secret Sisters for our Album Track. I was in a swap square, it was funny when we saw how it was all working out.

Tara Chapman gave to Maria Angel
Maria Angel gave to me
I gave to Emily Irwin (whom I also gave to last year - talk about hard LOL)
Emily gave to Tara Chapman

It was so funny but it all worked out and we all had great secret sisters.

This is the package of goodies that Maria gave me for my final gift. All the things I love and more Zutter wires - yeah Thank you so much Maria you were awesome. Maria also came with her mom Nancy and they are awesome. They were another huge blessing of the trip.

This is the adorable theme book that Emily gave me for being her SS. She is so thoughtful and always has treats for her SS. So Emily, I am sure more See's Bordeaux's will come your way again next year. It is becoming a tradition.

Thanks to all my SS's this round. You all were the best.