Friday, February 26, 2010

Camp Crop- Charity Crop on March 27 for Lupus

Camp Crop- March 27
I have received official word that Rebecca Peck, one of 5 Fiskateer leads, will be joining us for our 3rd annual charity crop for the Nation Lupus Foundation. The crop will be held here in Barboursville and anyone who loves scrapbooking, fun, food, the color orange, prizes and getting to help a charity in the process will have a fantastic time. The fee is $30.00, which is donated to the charity. We will crop from noon until 8:30pm. Also, during the evening we will have a charity auction of varied items. If you would like to sign up call me at The Scrapbook Page- (304-733-9414). I can guarantee a good time!
The altered dress form- Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend is just one of the several dress forms that will be auctioned. Candy Rosenburg and Roni Johnson will have creations that will be auctioned to help raise money in honor of my brother in law, Jarrell Bledsoe. He died October, 2007 from this terrible disease.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Finally finished

I have been working on a project for about a week now. I had a paper mache dress form and decided to cover her in silver and rhinestone. I am a girl who loves bling. There can never be too much!
I went and picked up 10 dress forms and gave them out for others to decorate in their styles. If the police had stopped me, I could have been charged with bringing bodies in bags across state lines.
We will be auctioning them on March 27 at our charity event, Camp Crop. All proceeds from the day will donated to the Nation Lupus Foundation of America. These donations are made to honor Jarrell Bledsoe, my brother in law. He lost his battle to lupus Oct. 17, 2007.
This project was hard because I would never have believed how much jewelry it would take to cover it. Thank goodness for ebay and I made many purchases to cover her assets.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Post on Scrapbook Royalty About our Camp Crop

As most of you know we are having a charity scrapbook crop on March 27. All proceed are being donated to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
Scrapbook Royalty, which a great non profit organization, has posted a link on their website. I thank Elena for her help and support! She is one of the best!

March 27th, 2010 12 am till 8.30 pm
Camp Crop to benefit the National Lupus Foundation

The crop will be held here in Barboursville and anyone who loves scrapbooking, fun, food, the color orange, prizes and getting to help a charity in the process will have a fantastic time. The fee is $30.00, which is donated to the charity. We will crop from noon until 8:30pm. Also, during the evening we will have a charity auction of varied items.

Rebecca Peck, one of 5 Fiskateer leads, will be joining our 3rd annual charity crop for the Nation Lupus Foundation.

Rebecca Peck is a Lead Fiskateer and one lucky gal! As a brand ambassador for Fiskars, she gets to share her love of all things crafty with people everywhere, whether it be on the Fiskateer website - – or at crops and crafting events all over the country. She’s also an altered artist, a rubber stamper, and a seamstress whose work has appeared on the cover of, and in, various craft magazines (and the local Halloween parades). Concocting wacky Halloween costumes is one of her specialties!

Rebecca is fortunate enough to spend the rest of her time with her two kids, who just happen to share her love of crafting, and one very, very patient husband.

So many projects, so little time

I am working on 2 special projects and making next weeks class today!! The class will probably not happen as they are call for ANOTHER snow storm Monday. Sometimes I feel that there is not enough chocolate to get me through days like today! I burnt my finger with the glue gun and the paper transfer, which should be so easy will not work in my printer. The transfer is essential to finishing a little but elegant project. I feel like time is not my friend today.
Fiddle-Dee-Dee, Tomorrow is another day! Also, as Scarlett said-I want to go home! It is not Tara, but it is warm and comforting!
This is a picture of one of my unfinished projects!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Obviously, I have too much time on my hands

I don't know how to explain that I sat for 7 hours yesterday and watched a nascar race. Yes, there were two red flags that allowed me to cook a Valentine's dinner for my husband. However, I sat and watched track workers patch a hole on the track. I could go out any day and watch the dept. Of highways do that. Yes, I admit it! I love Nascar. Carl Edwards and Jr. are my favorites. Just ask my husband who heard me screaming for Jr to press the gas pedal harder at the end. I do assume if he could have, he would. Plus, I realize that talking to the drivers on TV probably isn't going to help. I try my best to help them. I find myself pushing my gas pedal leg down hard. I hold my breath when the cars are driving tightly together.
Well, that was my Sunday. Jr did come in second and Carl was 7th, I think. Maybe I did help them.
Well, will probably do the same thing next week.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Webster's Pages class for Monday, Feb 15

This is the class that we will work on on Monday. Webster's Pages is also one of my favorite papers. I used the front and back of the mannequin paper. I love to layer paper with Fiskars adhesive strips. I cut the awning and flowers and birds that are in the three corners of the second page and popped them up for dimension. I used the middle of the awning paper and cut two ivory mats. I love to layer the mats so I added the mauve and teal mats. I adhered the mats. The bottom mat on the second page is placed after cutting the mannequin and placing some of the picture underneath.
The title is printed on the paper- Life is beautiful!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Winter Wonderland!

For the last three days we have had an abundant amount of snow. Like so many others on the east coast we have come to a stand still. However, my stand still includes a 7 year old grandson who is out of school. I have not opened my shop and we have played and ate all day. The Wii is a blessing. I laugh as I watch him play. He moves , jumps and kicks while watching the Star War lego characters move. We are going to make snow ice cream tonight. This is something I remember my mother and grandmother doing for us. For those of you who do not know what this is:
Mix in a large bowl
about a cup of evaporated milk
1/2 sugar
a dash of vanilla.
Take the bowl outside to a CLEAN snow pile , leaving any area of yellow totally alone, and spoon snow in and mix to a consistanecy of homemade ice cream.
I had planned on starting my anti-resume to apply for fiskateer lead. I want to do my very best to achieve a goal that would be a dream come true. However, on a snowy day with a grandson, family comes first.
I have the rest of the month to apply, but these special days with Ben are priceless!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A valentine layout

I love to layer papers and mix up patterns that some people might call busy! The class tonight takes only paper. No expensive embellishments. We make our own so many times by cutting out design in the paper and popping up using Fiskars foam adhesive strips.
I used Making Memories paper. I cut out the middle of one of the squares to make the heart mats. I, also cut the quilt patterned paper into strips to weave on the first page. Then, we cut hearts and the title out of papers. Voila! A beautiful Valentine layout with just paper.


The winner of a limited edition Fiskars squeeze punch is Teresa #6857. So glad that so many people played along!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Why are you watching the Superbowl?

The kick off is almost upon us. Millions of people around the world are watching the Superbowl. I really don't care who wins. I will probably do something crafty or possibly cook my husband dinner before he gets home from work. The announcers keep telling me how millions will be watching. Now my question is this to the women who are watching. Are you watching because you have a true love of the game? Are you wtching because it was a good reason you could get the husband out to meet with friends? You are maybe watching to see the new commercials (that's me). Or perhaps, you are not watching at all.
I used to be a diehard football fan, but in the last few years I have become a Nascar fanatic. My super bowl is next Sunday-the Daytona 500!
If I get 20 post on this before the game ends, I will send someone some happy mail. I will offer one of the new spring Fiskars limited edition punches.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Crop Fun on Fiskateers

I had the pleasure of being asked to be one of the crop hostess on Fiskateers while the leads were at CHA. I made the schedule for 13 fiskateers who got to be a hostess and present a challenge each hour on Saturday.
Then, I was the hostess for Monday and Tuesday. It was such a total blast to think up challenges and see all the different ways people created layouts using the same criteria.
The most interesting challenge of the day was a roll call of who was on the message boards and where they were from. We had 26 states represented, 6 from Canada, 2 from New Zealand and 2 from Austrialia.
I held a chat two evenings. I provided the prizes for the Saturday chat and all of the other prizes were provided by Fiskars. I love the chats. We can get in some of the craziest conversations and by the time you answer, we are on another subject.
I was a bit sad when Tuesday night came because my time had come to an end. What a wonderful time I had.