Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hello from the Junction!

Petticoat Junction that is. Nope, not the old television show but the wonderful scrapbook house in Normandy TN. This weekend, I am blessed to be taking a group of scrapbook ladies away for the weekend. God has blessed us all with BEAUTIFUL weather - over 60 degrees!!! We scrapbooked all night long and are now being spoiled with pedicures, manicures, ear candling (a new thing for me), massages - the works!!! This has been a wonderful weekend for rest, relaxation and scrapbooking!!! Plan on joining us in November when we do this all again!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Flyin' with Wings!

Last Friday night was my monthly workshop with a local group an we got to play with Close to My Heart's newest paper release - Wings! This paper is very unique and versatile. We also had fun with our new spray pen. For those of you who weren't able to make the workshop, Close to My Heart created this fabulous tutorial to show you all about it.

Now, I have to say I load my pen a little different to help with the paper curling. Instead of adding water I add 50% rubbing alcohol. If you use the 70% the paint will curdle and clog the pen so make sure you use the 50%. By using the alcohol, the mixture will dry very quickly and the paper wont curl near as much. Give it a try and show me what you create - I would love to see it!

Here is what we created in our workshop.

Now for those of you who are behind in your scrapbooking - this layout proves that it is o.k.. These pictures are from last July when I was in Washington DC for our annual convention. The theme of the convention was Picture This with butterflies everywhere. The style couldn't have been more perfect. Of course, I still need to add my journaling but.... it's coming :)

This was the main workshop layout from our Workshop on the Go brochure.

I also created another layout from this paper but that layout is top secret. I am taking a group of ladies on a scrapbook retreat at the end of the month for a time of rest, relaxation and scrapbooking. My other layout is to help us commemorate the event. So... for now, you will have to wait to see it. :)