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Monday, July 5, 2010

I'm so Excited!!!

Well, summer is now in full swing and I hope that everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July!  There has been so much going on in my life over the past few weeks and I really want to share the most exciting news with my readers. 

Last week I became Certified SDU (Scrapbook Design & You) Instructor and was assigned to teach at the Colorado Springs area Michael's stores!  I met with the managers of each store today and I have to tell you that the excitement among all of us is absolutely contagious.  Each of my meetings was spent brainstorming and planning for our first round of classes which will begin in August.  As many of you know, it's been quite some time since Michael's offered papercrafting classes so we are all very anxious to get started.
If you are not familiar with SDU please follow the link in the sidebar and check it out.  The wonderful thing about the SDU course is that whether you are new to scrapbooking or have been cropping for years you will benefit from this class.  We cover everything from preserving and organizing your photos to adding those special touches to really personalize your pages and create a lasting memory.

As part of our big kick-off for the classes I will be on hand at our North Academy store during our monthly Friday Night Crop on July 30th.  This crop will be held from 1pm - 8pm and is completely FREE but you do need to contact the store to sign up.  I will be on hand to talk about the SDU class as well as offer scrapbooking tips between 5:30pm and 7:30pm.  We will also be registering students for classes that evening so please join us for fun, refreshments and of course, scrapbooking!

My class schedule for August is as follows:

North Academy Michael's - Wednesday nights from August 11th through September 1st 6pm-8pm
Power's & S. Carefree Michael's - Thursday nights from August 19th through September 9th 6pm-8pm
Southgate Michael's - TBD

I will be scheduling store demonstrations in the coming weeks and will announce them as soon as we have dates confirmed.  I do hope that you can join us on July 30th for some FREE crop time!  See you in the classroom!!!

In the meantime - Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Our Flagpole is Up!!!

Last week I mentioned that we purchased a flagpole for our front yard from Uncommon USA.  Well, it arrived just in to be installed for Flag Day!  Here are a few pictures of my husband and our neighbor installing the new flag pole.

Starting on Sunday, they poured the concrete...

Then made sure that the pole was level...

Then on Monday (which was Flag Day), we were able to put the pole in the ground.

and, up went the flag...

God Bless America!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Trend Essentials

The June Trend Essentials from MemoryWorks are available for a limited time.  Just in time for Father's Day we have "Like Father, Like Son" and "Wishful Thinking" from Fancy Pants.  Here is a quick look:

I love these new items from BoBunny!  Check them out!

These won't last long so visit my website and order yours today! 

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Back!!!

I am so sorry for my extended absense from my blog.  Sometimes life just gets in the way as many of you probably know.  I've had some major changes over the last month including leaving my job which has been an exciting and scary endeavor but it was time so now I'm on the hunt for my next big adventure!

You may notice a new link on my blog for Uncommon USA Flagpoles.  My husband and I recently purchased a flag pole from them and are very excited to get it installed this weekend.  Our neighbor just put one in and it's so nice that we just had to follow suit.  The thing that turned me on to it was that it is telescoping so if the wind kicks up (as it often does in our neck of the woods) we can lower the whole thing so it does not become a victim of the wind.  I am not a representative of the company but when I find something I am impressed with I like to share.  As soon as we get it installed I will post pics! 

OK, now on to other news.  I have just received a "Sneak Peak" of July's MW Express kit.  It's called Bon Voyage and will be perfect for any summer vacation that you will be taking (or have already taken).  Here's a quick look:

Contact me to subscribe today so you don't miss out on this great kit!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  I am going to be working on some new projects that I will share soon as well as participating in a Shopper's Extravaganza tomorrow.  If you are in the Colorado Springs area, come by Novel Solutions on Circle & Airport for some great one-stop shopping tomorrow between Noon and 5pm!

Happy Friday!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's a Garden Party!

The 2010 May MW Express Kit has just been announced!  It's called Garden Party and it's super cute!

This kit will be perfect for scrapbooking all of your summer activities or creating those special cards and altered projects for summer!

It's a great value as well, only $29.95 plus shipping & tax and you get all of this:

Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Tree House - Laughter Paper (Pebbles)
{1} 12x12 Tree House - Melody Paper (Pebbles)
{1} 12x12 Tree House - Neighbors Paper (Pebbles)
{1} 12x12 Tree House - Bliss Paper (Pebbles)
{1} 12x12 Tree House - Merriment Paper (Pebbles)
{1} 12x12 Blue Skies - Zip a Dee Doo Dah Paper (American Crafts)

Solid Cardstock

{1} 12x12 Classic Red (Bazzill)
{1} 12x 12 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Sunflower Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown (Bazzill)


{1} 12x12 Tree House - 3x3 Cards Paper (Pebbles)
{2} 6x11 Charming Alphabet Stickers (Pebbles)
{5} Tree House chips Chipboard Glitter Shapes - Assorted Styles (Pebbles)
{1} Package Tree House Stackers (Pebbles)
{10} Tree House Paper Flower & Leaves - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Pebbles)
{6} Red Glitter Candy Dots (Pebbles)
{6} Green Glitter Candy Dots (Pebbles)
{4} Ladybug Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Doodlebug)
{4} Bumblebee Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Doodlebug)
{4} Limeade Buttons - Assorted Shapes & Sizes (Doodlebug)
{6} Chestnut Mini Brads (American Crafts)
{4} Yellow Shipping Tags (MemoryWorks)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Brown Grosgrain Dot Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Red Checked Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} ½ Yard 3/8" Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon (May Arts)

Bonus Cards

{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Classic Red (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Sunflower Medium (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 Suede Brown (Bazzill)
{1} 5.5 x 8.5 White (Bazzill)
{5} 5 3/4 X 4 3/8 White Envelopes
You don't want to miss out on this one so contact me today and find out how you can subscribe!
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

April Hostess Incentive

There is still time to take advantage of MemoryWorks April Hostess incentive and it's super easy to earn it as well!  All you have to do is host a MemoryWorks party in April and when your party sales total $175 you get this fantastic kit absolutely FREE!!!

I still have a few dates available in April, so get your scrapbooking buddies together and contact me today!  Catalog parties are welcome as well!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Scrap Candy

I was going through photos of some of my work tonight and thought I'd share a few of my favorites with you.

The roses my husband gave me for Valentines Day a few years ago were so beautiful they deserved a very special layout.  I love how I was able to incorporate so many elements to the page without taking away from the photos.

This is our nephew when he was just hours old - he towers over both of us now!

I love how this layout turned out even though it's rather simple. 
If you look closely you'll see that the poem is actually "hung" on the layout like a picture frame.

I did this one for a client.  It was great to work on a whole album of Paris since I've never been there.

Happy Wednesday everyone, I hope you are having a great week and I hope you've enjoyed a little "scrap candy".

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My First Blog Post!

Well, it's been a few weeks in the making but my blog is finally up and I'm finally writing my first post!  I've been writing blogs for the MemoryWorks and decided it was finally time to get my own blog.  I am very excited about this new adventure and I'm very happy to have you along for the ride.  Are you ready?  Let's go!

If you read my "About Me" section you already know that I'm an Independent Consultant with MemoryWorks and let me tell you if there is one company that stands out as far as customer and consultant service it's MemoryWorks!  Just in case you are not familiar with MemoryWorks let me introduce you.  MemoryWorks launched in October 2002 and has been offering customers the products they love from top manufacturers ever since.

Our new Spring/Summer 2010 catalog has recently been released:
I'm so excited about this catalog!  We've added some great products - here are a few of my favorites:

I can't wait to get my hands on the Melody Ross Chip Art tools:

The butterflies from Jenni Bowlin are so adorable!

I recently had the pleasure of trying out the American Crafts This to That Dot Adhesive and I LOVE IT!!! 
 If you were a fan of the Kokuyo Dot-n-Roller you will love this adhesive.  I loved Kokuyo and was so disappointed when it was discontinued but now that I've found the American Crafts This to That Dot Adhesive I'm a happy girl again!  We also have the Solid and Strip Adhesives from American Crafts.

There are so many other great products in this catalog - everything from Basic Grey and DoodleBug to Tim Holtz and Teresa Collins.  Check out my website for all the latest and greatest from your favorite manufacturers!

I hope you've enjoyed my first blog post as much as I've enjoyed writing it and I do hope that you'll come back for more fun and inspiration as well as products and hostess specials.   I will be posting regularly and will bring you projects and tips as well.

Happy Scrapping!