Friday, October 21, 2011

Some Christmas Stamping

My Creative Stamping class is happening this Wednesday at Craft Fancy and I wanted to share some of the cards that we are making in class this month.

I am in love with this stamp set from Lawn Fawn!
The ornaments are so cute and fun to color!

For this last card I got a little carried away with my distress inks! I am thinking about doing a tutorial on the blog for this card later next week if anyone is interested.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

28 @ 28: Half Way Point!

Since today is my half birthday I thought it would be a good time to give an update on my 28 @ 28 project.  I have not done anything with the mini book yet, I need to get some photos printed out in the next few weeks. Once I do that I will share the book but here is my list and some of the things I have crossed off so far this year.

1. Go to Ireland
2. Run/walk 365 miles
3. Cook a meal for my family
4. Read 28 books - I have read about 15 so far
5. Open an Etsy shop
6. Run a 5K
7. Take an online class
8. Knit 3 sweaters
9. Design a knitting pattern - I have a pattern all worked out I just need to finish it
10. Visit friends in CA
11. See a concert with Shannon
12. Go to Seattle
13. Take a photo a day for a month
14. Send a friend a card just because
15. Volunteer
16. Donate something handmade
17. Try a new food
18. Journal once a week
19. Paint a picture
20. Take a dance class
21. Make cupcakes from scratch
22. Go snorkeling
23. Get a project published
24. Plan a fun weekend with friends
25. Set goals each month
26. Go to the zoo
27. Go to the beach
28. See a show on Broadway

So far, so good. I really need to work on the run/walk 365 miles goal, that one just fell through the cracks and I really need to get moving again. It's good to take a look at this list again and remind myself of a few of these items, even though I haven't done a lot of them I still think I can check off quite a few more before April. 

Time to set a few more goals and get a few more things checked off this list!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scrapbooking Techniques Class this Week

I am super excited to be teaching another Scrapbooking Techniques class at Craft Fancy this week. I went with one Halloween layout and one Fall layout, both using the Night Fall collection from American Crafts.
I used some of my favorite Disneyland Halloween photos for this first layout that has an opening to reveal more photos and a spot for your journaling.
The fall layout is perfect for showing off all of your fall leaves or pumpkin patch photos!

This layout has a hidden spot for journaling and a fun technique to make the leaves.

If you are in the area I would love to have you join us in class!