Back to normal

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hello! I had a great time in VA teaching at the Great American Scrapbook Convention, I just didn't plan on the time changes and settling back into assignments and caring for the kids to keep me away from my blog so long.

Here are some photos from my trip. First a photo of my Saturday Summer Memories tag album class as GASC in Chantilly VA. I was so excited that both these classes sold out and everyone had a great time creating their albums.

Ashley Harris and I flew into Dulles a day early to sight see in DC. I had never been the Washington DC before and it was amazing! This is a vacation spot that every family should visit. It was ALOT of walking...7 miles to be exact and in 99 degree heat with humidity that made the air heavy but we had SO much fun! Here's a mini pictorial of our trip!

I am so glad to be home and back to crafting in my studio again! I've got a weekend full of crafting ahead of me. Here's a few sneaks of projects I'm working on.

I know...short and sweet but I'm headed out for some family fun with my hubby and sweet girl.

I hope you have a great weekend too!

For my Great American Scrapbook Convention students

Ok ladies! Here it layered flower tutorial. Enjoy!

Twinery/MLS Blog Hop

Friday, June 22, 2012

Welcome to the MLS/Twinery blog hop! I'm so glad you're coming by my blog today.You should be coming from Ashley's blog.  I have been a fan of the Twinery's fabulous twines for a long time so when I heard we were teaming up I was thrilled. For my project today I decided to try to come up with something unique and since I am a huge fan of Instagram I thought it would be really fun to create a card inspired by my love of my favorite iPhone app.

Supplies: patterned paper: Woodgrain love from the Up in the Trees collection, linen/carnation from the Happy Go Lucky collection. Spellbinders circle die. Recollections rhinestones. Sentiment by Unity Stamp Co. and various Twinery twines.

                                       Here's today's line up

 Karola Witczak
Ro Philippsen
Teri Anderson
Julie Ranae
Pattie Beltran
Ashley Bores
                         Shemaine Smith<;-- U are here

Now head over to your last stop on today's blog hop!

Amy Crockett

Don't forget to leave your comments to win our fabulous prizes as shown on the MLS Blog!

It's another Hip Hop!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hello Hip Hoppers! My Hip Hop post is short and sweet today as I am off to VA to teach at the

Make sure you are starting your Hip Hop at the Unity blog here.So today I am sharing with you a tag I created with Angie Blom's beautiful Angie Girl stamp set . I love creating with kraft tags. So it was easy to apply some My Little Shoebox patterned paper from the Happy Go Lucky collection to the tag and stamp on top of the news print.

Here's a closer look at the flowers I created from paper

I am teaching this flower technique in two of my classes at GASC. I love creating my own embellishments from paper because so often I have more paper than I do embellishments. I made these flowers using a 1 inch scallop punch and layering them with one punch rolled into a bud. When I get back home I need to make a video and post it here on how to make them so keep an eye out for that to be posted soon.

For added dimension to these flowers, I also love inking each punch with brown ink and adding Liquid Pearls to the petals. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Thienly's blog

Week-end Wrap Up

Monday, June 18, 2012

Hello! Yep I'm still around just super busy finishing my kits for the upcoming Chantilly VA Great American Scrapbook Convention this Friday and Saturday.

I meant to schedule this post this last night (Sunday) but I have been kitting like crazy for 4 days straight and I practically fell asleep cutting paper last night. Yeah I know, I'm laughing too.
So I wanted to add a weekly post to my blog with something fun and thought it would be fun to share my week via Instagram photos. I love taking photos with the Instagram app on my iPhone when we are out and about or even at home. I notice that I now look for things that inspire me or just stuff that's interesting to photograph. I've also been documenting a photo each day I walk which keeps me motivated to keep walking. One of my good friends Aimee Yoakum-Conner told me she loved that I was posting my walking photos and that she was proud of me for walking again. That made me feel so good and encouraged to walk more.  So here it is...

June 17th
Father's Day Bingo

June 16th
More kitting for GASC

June 14th
Smith family inagural game of Hungry Hungry hippos

June 14th
My new stamp and layout storage arrived!

June 14th
Lily graduates Pre-K and puts on a fun show for Mom and Nana

June 13th
there's always traffic to get on the 105 when taking Zalie home

June 13th
my sweet girl in her new Hello Kitty shirt

June 13th
Finally my hydrangeas are blooming! A morning walk photo.

June 10th
Family night out at Five Guys

Hip hOp Ippity Release time!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Unity friends! It's Release day for Ippity and this week's Hip Hop has ALOT of fabbie things happening. Make sure you are starting the hop today at the Unity blog so you don't miss any of the amazing deals Angela has for you!

First I want to share this amazing deal

Next I am excited to show off one of the Ippity Releases

{Born in my Heart}

Here's what I created with this set

Supplies: Pattern Paper from Webster's Pages, Papertrey Ink ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch and flowers from Maya Road.

Next we want to tell you about the Stamp of the Week promotion! 

You don't want to miss out on this week's stamp and check out the upcoming stamps!
Here's what I created with this week's stamp 

{Life Brighter}

Supplies: Patterned Paper Webster's Pages, Spellbinders Dies, Ribbon and Buttons Papertray ink and Recollection pearls

And finally

Now Hop on over to Shilo and see what she has to share!

Have a creative day friends!

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Anna Griffin Summer Scrapbook Sale!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Hey friends I've been so busty since I got back from Texas but I promise a blog post is coming. Today I want to share a fantastic sale!

Anna Griffin Incorporated
99 Armour Drive, NE • Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Anna Griffin Summer Scrapbook Super Sale
Friday, June 8th at Noon until Monday, June 11th at Noon EST
Free U.S. shipping for orders over $50 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
Free gift with purchases over $50 (one gift per customer) -- click "shop online"
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