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Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Scrapbook Expo

Well, it finally came! Ron and I had been anticipating the convention and were so excited to go on Saturday. This was our first time. Although it was very cold that day it was a beautiful sunny day. When we arrived the parking was already full so we had to figure out how we would get in. Then after a Carl's Jr. break, we braved the trek again. This time we saw here he could drop me off right in front. Yeah! Then he found some parking up close and didn't have to take a super long walk.

We finally got in there and there were so many people, vendors and crop space. Plus they had classes and workshops upstairs. I definitely had sensory overload. But after a while we got through the rows. I brought a few things but my best buys were the Spellbinder dies and mats. Great price!

Me & My Big Ideas was one of the most popular booths. They had boxes of packaged goodies and those ladies were going crazy. It was so thick in there you couldn't get a plate between them. :) It looked like kits but whatever it was there was a line waiting to get in there. Another popular one was company that had lots of items for $1 or $2.  It was busy but not crazy but I decided to past. Not Ron! He had to go in there to get something for a dollar. He is a good bargain shopper. :)

After a few hours of walking around and seeing the sites we were pooped out. But we had fun! Next year, I hope to take some of the classes and of course more shopping!

Here are a few pictures from the day.










Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards 2011

Hi all! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day with the love of your life. Ron and had a very nice evening eating a delicious dinner from a local restaurant. While we ate, we watched the classic, Casablanca. We love those old movies and it helped make a fun evening. Plus, earlier in the afternoon, I was working on a special booklet for him. It turned out so nice.  He was happily surprised and loved all the affirmations that filled the pages.

Also, I was able to finish my Valentine cards. This is my favorite holiday to create cards for. Even more exciting than Christmas. So I was trilled to see how they turned out. Plus the inside of the cards will have one of Ron's love poems and our wish.  Still finishing that part but hope to got them done tonight and mail tomorrow. Better late than never, right????

Also, I am sorry I can't remember many of the brands I used on these cards. Of course, I trashed most of the packaging. Darn it! Oh, well.

Here they are...


Red cs, Martha Stewart punch, black striped pp, red dollies, K & Co. red glitter letters, Recollections red bling, black lace

Red cs, Martha Stewart punch, black striped pp, red dollies, K & Co. red glitter letters, Recollections red bling, black lace

Black cs,  black striped pp, red dollies, K & Co. red glitter letters, Recollections red bling, black ribbon from Joann's

Black cs, Colorbok black glitter pp, red dollies, K & Co. red glitter letters, Recollections red bling, black and red ribbon

Black cs, Creative Imaginations pp, My Mind's Eye black flower pp, pearl swirls and pearls, black lace

Hot pink ribbon, black glossy pp, K& Co. glitter stickers, Spellbinder die cuts with pop dots

Red cs, Best Creations pp, K & Co. glitter letters, pop dots on heart, pink on edges of heart, red ruffles

Best Creations pp, red heart with red ruffle, K&Co. glitter letters

Cream cs, black striped pp, My Mind's Eye flocked black and white pp, black tulle with rhinstone slider, pink glitter letters

Monday, February 7, 2011

My First Design Team

I got some great news to announce. I was offered a position on The Moments design team! I have wanted to be on a team and was happy to get this opportunity.  At the first of the month starting March, I will give a card challenge to the active community. So this will be a fun challenge for me to stretch my skills as I inspire them. Come on over and see the announcement and my new picture and bio. THE MOMENTS

This site was started last year and is growing. They have lots of discussions, challenges and a place to share your work. I hope to see you all over there. And when I do my monthly card challenge, I hope you will join me.