Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thank you card

This is the card I made for the contest I mentioned in my previous post. Unfortunately I don't think I made the deadline. But, I am still going to add it to the contest list. And, I am still going to mail it out. This was a worthwhile cause and very fun to make the card. Whoever wins the prize pack will be loaded with goodies for a long time!

For those who may want to know. This card is made of DCWV cardstock, new Basic Grey ambrosia paper, American Crafts felt flowers, EK Success gem, American Crafts ric rac and misc. journal card and sticker.

Monday, September 22, 2008

This is worth checking out

Check out the blog candy on this blog. She is giving away an awesome prize pack! All she asks is that the contestants make a card or two or three for someone who is an Alzheimer's care giver. This is a wonderful idea and a wonderful cause. I think this is very worthwhile and plan to participate! Plus, who can pass up a prize pack like this?!! Please check it out!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A few pictures

This is the banner hanging in the mall. So cool. These pics are taken from the third floor of the mall.

This is a view looking down at one of the classes. There is usually 30 or so people in each class and probably 10 classes going on at a time.

Here's me!

This is us having supper at T.G.I.F's!!!! I love that place! It is so yummy!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here in Minneapolis

Sitting in the hotel in Minneapolis listening to the planes come in. I've heard 3 the last 15 minutes or so. It's so cool! And, they are flying so low already when they come over the mall and the hotels it's just awesome! It's only 7 a.m. on a Sunday and I really don't want to be awake. But, sleeping in hotels is hard for me. The bed is never right, noises wake me up, and I'm just antsy and excited to be here. So, while the hubby sleeps, I'm surfing the net and writing to you all!
Scrapfest was great again this year! I recommend it to anyone who is even a little interested in scrapbooking! It is so much fun and so educational. I took two classes this year instead of one like last year. I'm glad I did. My first class was with Scrappy Cat/Darice company. Now honestly I had never heard of this company but the class sounded fun so I took it. I am so glad I did! They gave us a boat load of supplies and they are really nice things! Definitely worth more then what I paid for the class. We made a 8x8 album. They gave us an album with all the papers precut for the pages. Then it was up to you to put them together and add some embellishments! So cool. Also very nice people. A husband and wife started this company. If you have a chance, check out their website or blog. I will get a link when I can.
My second class was with Hero Arts and was taught by Jennifer Maguire. That's why I took it. She is a pretty famous scrapbooker. In this class we put together a clear acrylic tag mini album. It was very cool taking a class with Jennifer, she is a very good scrapbooker and I have seen her work all over the place. The class itself was very fast paced. This is ok, although I had a little trouble keeping up. But, that's good for me too. I am a slow scrapper so this takes me out of my box and makes me try something new/different. Speaking of that I used Stazon ink for the first time to stamp on the tags. That stuff was different and hard to clean off. I don't think I like it although it was nice on the acrylic. Probably won't be buying any though. We got our little album supplies and a nice set of stamps in this class. I also won a door prize and got another set of stamps for Christmas. These will be nice to have.
All in all, very good class experiences. Again, I recommend to anyone. Plus, it's the Mall of America! We are talking shopping here people!!!! How can you go wrong!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Scrapfest-Here I Come!

I'm getting excited. Scrapfest is this weekend and I am going. This will be my second year. For those of you who don't know, Scrapfest is a big scrapping convention type deal at the Mall of America. They basically take over the mall with booths and classes and lots of scrappy goodness! It is frickin' awesome! I had so much fun last year and I can't wait to go again. I am taking two classes this year, last year I only took one. I enjoyed it so much I thought I would try two. Not only a weekend away in Minneapolis, but a scrap filled one at that! It doesn't get any better! Oh wait, yes it does, my hubby is going with me! He is so awesome! He entertains himself for a couple of hours while I am in my classes and then we spend time shopping and eating and having a fun time! I love it! Minneapolis watch out-the Ungs' are on their way!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Here is the July LO

Here is the page I made for July for my monthly album. Pretty simple LO this month. Just trying to get caught up and stay that way. I think it turned out pretty well. My fav Basic Grey paper and a few accents to spruce up the page. Thanks for checking it out! I'll be back.....