Saturday, February 21, 2009

Scrapaholic Getaway Weekend Event!

On Feb. 27th - March 1st, I will be hosting a Scrapaholic Weekend Getaway at the Best Western in Woodhaven, Michigan. The fee for the weekend is $110 this includes all your meals, snack, drinks and goody bags. I currently have 28 woman attending and I have room for just a few more. Anyone wanting to attend this weekend needs to contact me at I will be happy to add you to our group. The event runs from Friday 6pm until Sunday 6pm. I look forward to seeing you and hoping that we all have a great time! I will be posting photos of our event after the event! Everyone have a great week!

So. Lyon Fundraiser

So. Lyon's Wrestling Fund Raiser was a huge success. Not only for the wrestling team, but also for all the woman who were scrapbooking today. Yes, the weather was terrible, but the event started way before the snow began to fly. We were fortunate to have the wrestling team to help load and unload all of our products. There were many wonderful raffle prizes. The boys even made homemade chocalate chip cookies for us to enjoy. The food as always was great! Many people were learning to how to use their cricut cutters, including myself. All in all we had a great time! I hope you enjoy the photos. More photos to come from fundraisers and layouts. There were a few vendors in attendance, Close to My Heart, Creative Memories, TLC, and Two Sisters. They all helped make the day a success! Thanks to all who participated and helped to make this successful!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Christmas Present!

The paper was so busy that I was not sure how to create a page layout with only one photo and still make it seem like the story flowed in the album. So I used the lined paper for the wall paper (or background), then I used a decortive trmmer to make the four strips that are wavy. I matted the four strips with plane colored cardstock and then placed another design print on top. Make sure that when you are doing this you use the same curves so that the paper will match up and the curves are going in the same directions. Then I matted the photo three times. First mat the photo with cardstock that matches closes, second mat with the designed paper, and third use the same color cardstock again. You can use another cardstock if you choose, I just thought there were enough colors already in the layout. I placed the two twelve inch decorative strips together one horizontally and one verticallly, crossing over each other in the center. I took another strip and cut it in half at the ends I angled and cut again making it look like ribbon and placed the photo that is matted over the center and make sure only the ends of the of the strips are hanging out making it appear to have a ribbon effect. Once I completed all this I added the embellishments that I felt went with the layout. If you lie you could omit this step being that the paper is busy. It is totally all your choice on how creative you would like to be.