Sunday, February 21, 2010

Simple Stories Blog Hop!

A few other Memory Works Consultants and I have decided to have a blog hop to showcase the Simple Stories line that Memory Works has just released. Above is a photo of my first page using the Simple Stories Kit. I plan on using the Simple Stories' Life Documented kit to help me capture our family's 2010 highlights.

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Don't forget to take a peek at my fellow consultants Simple Stories creations.Seriously, these are some of the most talented scrapbookers I know! They are so inspiring! Can't wait to try a few of their ideas out!

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Sue F

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I used to love Valentine's Day when I was a little girl. It was always so exciting to get little valentine cards from my classmates. Talia's teachers are wonderful and continue traditions like this. Each child is asked to bring in Valentine cards for each of their classmates and then they insert them into an adorable classroom mailbox. So cute!

This year, I decided to make a simple card with a little extra special touch. Thank God for my Cricut! Talia loved them and I hope her classmates do too. It is such a simple card to make. Just cut out the hearts and punch two holes to slip your pencil through. Talia and I added a special Valentine's message on the back of each heart.

Hope you add a little creative touch to your Valentine's Day this year!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Trick or Treat

So, I am a few months behind in my own scrapbooking. But, here is a look at what I came up with. I designed this layout for a Memory Works challenge using all Memory Works products. I love how it came out. I didn't win the challenge but I had a lot of fun trying something new. Enjoy!

Behind each door, I hid more photos and journaling spaces.

I love how Talia is peeking out from behind this door. My little brown eyed girl!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Love is in the air!

Tonight was another creative night in the studio. This time, Lisa and Allie joined me for my "Be Mine" Valentine's themed class. I knew it was going to be a great night when my brownies turned out perfect and the girls showed up with a bottle of wine in hand. (Thanks girls!!! Sipping as I blog right now...)

In between all the laughing and storytelling and sipping ;0) we managed to whip up some adorable projects... altered tin mailboxes, conversation heart candy bags and a handful of love notes. Here are Lisa and Allie proudly sharing their creations...great job girls!

It's hard not to fall in love with Memoy Work's products! I think Allison's face below says it all. :0) Memory Works has just released some brand new merchandise...this stuff is GORGEOUS!

Visit my website, to view these items in the new Spring 2010 Catalog.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The BEST Saturday I have had in a long time!

I am still giddy about this past Saturday... it was filled with new experineces and new friends and lots of creativity! I just had to share...

Pete and I enjoyed a wonderful day in Manhattan. He surprised me with tickets to see West Side Story on Broadway. Gotta love him! He really is amazing. I am super spoiled. We drove in early to take advantage of our child-free day. We explored the Guggenheim Musem for the first time together. It was amazing to be inches away from Picasso's masterpieces and surrounded by so much creative energy. My two favorite pieces were "Helene with Colored Turban" by Alexej von Jawlensky and "Woman Ironing" by Picasso.

We hopped in a cab and headed back to Times Square for a bite to eat at a great Irish Pub. Then, it was off to see
The show was amazing! The music was phenomenal, and oh... the dancing! I fell in love with this classic love story all over again. Karen Olivo, starring in her role as Anita, was a show stopper. She was so fiery and favorite, by far.

When Pete purchased our tickets, he had no idea that I had already registered for an all-day crop in New Jersey. He was such a good sport... he drove me all the way to the crop in East Rutherford, NJ after our show so I could still have some fun. I did mention how spoiled I am, right?
I am soooo happy that I was able to make it. The Cropper's Delight Scrapbooking Crop was so amazing. The crop was actually for the entire weekend, but I opted to go for the day with my friend, Allison. The hosts, Meryle and Susie (seen below) were so welcoming and funny.

The theme of the crop was "Under the Big Top" and they had carnival games set up for people to win raffle tickets for prizes. They had a DJ during the entire crop playing my favorites (Ga Ga, anyone?) and provided cotton candy, fried oreos, homemade zeppolis and popcorn, in addition to the fully catered meals! The people there were fantastic...sooo friendly, outgoing and creative. Everyone was upbeat and having a ball... it was infectious! There were a slew of scrapbooking and non-scrapbooking vendors there, including my all time favorite, Scentsy!

I even loved the little touches...waterbottle gifts for everyone, garbage bags taped to the tables at every seat, getting everyone together for a group photo. It was a great time with great people! Here are a few of my favorite pics:

One of the highlights of the crop were the endless prizes being given away. Everyone was entered into the raffles and you had the chance to earn extra raffle tickets throughout the weekend. They even raffled off a GYPSY (retails for over $300!) And guess who won??? You got it, ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am thrilled to be a Gypsy owner. I always dreamed about owning one and I can't wait to see where this takes me and my business! I will be back for some more Cropper's Delight fun! Hope some of you will join me at an upcoming crop! You'l have the best time... I'd be willing to bet my Gypsy on it! LOL