Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ribbon Board

This is Amy playing Trading Spaces. Inspired by Martha Stewart. A few years back, My mother and I both made these ribbon boards as Christmas gifts. The ribbon board is a great project, inexpensive and easy! These boards are great for scrapbook rooms to display cards, tags or ideas. They are great in the kitchen as a catchall for bills, invitations, pictures, receipts and more! We use ours everyday! I decided to change the fabric and ribbon to match my new kitchen decor and thought I would share it with you!

Watch the videos and if you have questions just ask!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Stay safe!

Here is how I hang the Ribbon board! I get the Velcro strips from either Target or Home Depot.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My first Scrapbooking class!!!

I did it! I had my first Scrapbook class. I taught Technique Tags. I had 10 people sign up. It was a great group of ladies and if you are popping in...Thank you all so much for a great night!

I have to say everything went great! Everyone finished, on time - it was fun and I think everyone learned something! Yes, it was a great night until...the Bechard Luck strikes again! Even though I am now married and have a new last name the Bechard luck follows me anyway! Listen to my story...

I am on the way to the class and decided to stop and get an iced cafe mocha from Starbucks. I get in the car and take a drink, yum! Oops the cap is a bit loose, OK 1 drip on the shirt. i will just clean it when I get there. No biggie. I get there and in the parking lot I put my contacts in and drop contact solution all over my car. Then I get out of the car only to discover what I thought was a small drip was in fact a HUGE stain all over my shirt! Fabulous! Just what a girl needs when she is teaching her first class! Thank goodness they sell t-shirts there! Crisis averted right??? Nope. Oh, it gets better ladies!

I am teaching my class and all is going great, I decide to show how to make homemade glimmermist using Distress re-inkers, water and perfect pearls. I demonstrate how to do it then I get asked a question about the type of ink, go to grab the ink bottle and...Bechard Luck!!! It drops and spills in the middle of the carpet! Spiced Marmalade Re-inker all over the carpet! I am mortified! It is one of those moments in movies that happen in slow motion and you can't stop them. We get the cleaner and do as much as we can to get the ink up (thank god my mom was taking my class! Built in helper!). we get a lot of it up but there is more to do. I am going to try and hit with a steam cleaner and see what I can do. If anyone has any tips to get this dye based ink off a carpet - please share!!!

I really makes me mad though because other than that horrible, want to crawl in a hole and die moment, it really did go great! I would have called it a complete success but the stupid Bechard Luck mixed with my clumsy day, just couldn't give me that moment! Really! Seriously, did that really just happen!!!

I can only hope that Camille does not vote me off the Scrapbook Island forever and forgives a clumsy girl like me! I know I will be getting some MAJOR crap at my Monthly Scrap Club in June! Looking forward to that!

So thank you to anyone who attended my class, thank you to Camille and Ashley for being so nice and understanding and to all my bloggers for stopping by to read of my humiliation! Love ya all!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Homemade Notebook

After seeing a video from Jade @ JadedStudios on youtube. She is amazing and you should definitely check her out if you haven't already. She recently made a video showing a notebook and I knew it would be the perfect present for a friend who recently got engaged.

I used the Mariposa paper collection and it was perfect. I made the cover and inner divides with medium weight chipboard. The inner pages I just cut down some notebook paper and stamped a few images on the pages facing the divides. It took me 3 hours to complete and I love how it turned out. Check out the video and try this for yourself!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hanging Sign Mom Mini

Here is a project I made for my Mom for Mother's Day! I used the Hanging Sign die by Tim Holtz to make a mini mini album. I really like the idea of using a mini mini instead of a card. There is something more fun about them.

I made a flower for the cover using a tutorial from Jade. She made a "doop" of the Prima Camelot flowers and I am addicted to them. I love them! I used a bunch of We R Memory Keepers Gromlets to add sentiments to each page describing my mom.

I love how quick and easy this mini was! Give it a try!

Monday, May 10, 2010

RAK from Jeannie

I recently (a month ago!) got a RAK from Jeannie. For those of you who don't know a RAK is a Random Act of Kindness and they are Fabulous! I had organized a group to buy a few boxes of the Staples #8 tags which are only sold in bunches of 1000 and split them. This way you had a manageable amount at a good price. She is so sweet and sent me a RAK. I wanted to share it with all of you because the charms are AMAZING! I would love to know where she got so many adorable ones! i can't wait to use them. Thank you so much Jeannie for your kindness and generosity. You are just too sweet!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope all of your children are spoiling you rotten! I am sure you deserve it! I know my mom does!

Mom, you are the best! I love you very much!

Monday, May 3, 2010

NSD Beach Challenges

OK, so I was super bummed out that we were going away this weekend. I missed National Scrapbooking Day!!!! BOO!!!! I did however rush home from work so I could complete a few of the challenges. Here are my submissions for the following challenges. They were super fun to do and I had lots of fun scrapping the random things for once! I hope you like them!

Challenge #4 - Color crazy - you had to use 2 primary colors (Blue and yellow) and the secondary color they make (green). You are allowed to use white or black as well. Here si the card I made. I used the Home collection from Michaels. Love those papers. I also added a prima flower and a button from my stash.

Challenge #5 - Outside the box - in this challenge you were not allowed to use any squares or rectangles. I chose to use a coaster and a circle cutter which also satisfies Challenge #1 but I am not sure you can submit the same layout for 2 challenges!) Anyway, I added a prima flower and a prima bling. I also stamped a journaling spot.

Challenge #9 - Tag - You had to use a tag on a project. I chose to use the other side of the coaster and I added a tag and a pocket. There is a dirty photo on the back as this is about my first performance as Foxy Britches (my Stripper 101 name). A fun mini is being made about me and hubby's relationship. Fun!

Challenge #12 - No pictures - In this challenge you had to make a layout with no pictures. This was the perfect opportunity to scrap about my first substitute teaching day. I obviously don't have any pictures but really had a moment I don't want to forget. Thank you for this challenge. The journaling reads, "The moment - My first day subbing. The day went well as an aid. Then the last class of the day I met Andy. A boy who said he hated school. We talked 1 on 1. I helped him get his binder together and he said, "Thank you, you are nice!" Though I could expand on this story I just never wanted to forget the first time I helped a student.