Monday, June 27, 2011

Crop Candy and pages from last Weekend

Hello Scrappers and Hookers,

I went to a crop at Scrapbook Studio in OH last weekend. It was so much fun! We had a blast with the ladies there. They had a drawing every couple of hours, and almost everyone went home with candy. I chose old time stickers that look like vintage christmas stamps.

I did a 2 page layout with a Christmas theme using last year's pics.

I used my Gingerbread Christmas Cart with my Cricut, and I cut the outline of the gingerbread and the house, then I cut the gingerbread people and house out with brown. I used cardstock for the background of the pictures. I used stickers to give it some sparkle. It was a simple layout to do.

Then, I wanted to play with the cricut a little, so I took a little of my vinyl, and I used my Paris cart to cut out the Eifel Tower and an air balloon for wall art for my bedroom.

I also took a pre-made page and added an owl from stampin up to it along with my pics. I had to personalize it of course!

After I took those pics, my camera died,so I have to wait until my batteries charge before I can show you so much more that I've been doing. I was sick all last week, and I apologize for not writing a lot sooner.

I belong to a wonderful book club, and we are learning so many new scrapbooking techniques plus I am taking a class next month on making thrifty gifts. I am also taking a class on making a chocolate cookbook next month. To update you, I did well on my interview for the Pittsburgh and Crochet Show for next year, and I may have more than one crochet class there. So if you go to the show, we may see each other!

Right now, I have about 4 WIPs! I have 2 that are waiting for payday for more yarn, and 2 that are on my knitting needles that I switch on and off to. I am crocheting a cat bed for my beautiful siamese Jinxie and a sweater for myself. I am knitting a baby blanket and a cowl. I have no idea what will be next. I was trying to knit a pair of socks, but they weren't turning out at all, and I frogged it. I am reading Death Swatch by Laura Childs. It's a scrapbooking mystery series set in New Orleans. This series is what our book club is based on. I will have to show you some of the things that we have done next post.

Happy Scrappin and Hookin,