Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Scrappy Flower Class

So this weekend, I worked with a class of 14 making paper flowers that I had found in various areas on the net and Utube. Pretty fun stuff. This is the class board of the flowers that I created for the class.

The ladies were all so fun, and even though, I was apprehensive about teaching such a big class, we got done on time and made some pretty flowers. The key to this class, was that it was using your scraps, and I know for most paper crafters, what to do with the scraps is always the thing that we wonder about so I used a ton of my OWN scraps and the LSS provided scraps too. The class was about technique and quite a bargain, for $5. We are doing it again in 3 weeks, since there was such an overwhelming response and unfortunately, Rhonda, The owner, did have to limit the class size, so we are coming back for another time on May 15th. It is going to be fun!

I recently got some October Afternoon in the mail. I love this stuff and I am sure that these two lines are ones that I will buy again and again. It is almost too pretty to cut into and I have to force myself to cut into it. This is one of the 4 cards I made for our secretaries at work for Administrative Professionals week. They usually ask me to make the cards to pass around. I made the cards and organized the flowers, gifts, and the Friday salad bar for them. It turned out great. (The other 3 cards' pictures did not turn out well, so I cannot post them.) Must get back to scrapping. Have a great week! Love and Hugs, Lara

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Trying Vintage

So I love the vintage look. Maybe it is because of my love for old, antique-y things, my old house, my love for family and heritage, or maybe it is just the look. I know I have a long way to go but these are my first tries, with cards...

Supplies Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; Die cuts: K & Co; Metallic Flowers: Prima; Bingo Card: October Afternoon; Stamps: The Girl's Paperie; Ink: Stampin' Up; Letter stickers: Making Memories, Adornit by Carolee, Rose Moka; Punch: Martha Stewart; Ribbon: craft supply

Other news: Celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary on the 27th and we were able to get away for dinner, wine, and a hotel room to ourselves for the night. Very nice, relaxing and lovely to be together by ourselves. Don't get me wrong, being with the kids are nice, and I love them beyond reason, but mommy and daddy time is important, especially when the kids are getting so old and developing their own a few short years, we will be alone in this Ol' house and we need to still remember who we are as a couple.

We had a nice Easter too. Just the 4 of us. We made lasagna, green bean casserole and garlic cheese toast. MMMMMM...Banana cream pie for dessert. And help with dishes and dinner and no fights or arguements...think it was a winner of a day! We finished off the week with a nice, but short visit from DH's parents who were passing through and stayed the night! Lovely week so far! Love and hugs! Lara


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