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Monday, June 25, 2012

Ready for Tuesday...

so bring it on!  With Monday almost behind me, I am ready for Tuesday.  Everything was kitted over a week ago and I finished my handout today for my Do Me A Favor workshop tomorrow night.

All the supplies are kitted in a large brown paper sack adorned with a little prize ribbon created with a new striped summer ribbon from ETC and some customized printwork that I created and printed on Bazzill cardstock.  The bag is sealed shut with a wooden clothespin.

Just got back from our walk a little bit ago and boy is it ever hot out there!  As much as I continue to deny it...summer is here!  It's also the time of year I start looking for yummy {and healthy} recipes that can be prepared without a heat source...that is unless it's the BBQ.

Find yourself a cool spot and stay put,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, Monday

Well, I can't say I am disappointed that it is almost behind me!  I am ready for a new week.

I thought I would share the layouts for my Scrap Happy Workshop on Saturday.  It'll be here before we know it.  The layouts were easy to create since I had some great photos to show case.  Ever notice how much easier it is to work with photos you love?  It's like you only love them more when they are scrapbooked.  Funny how that works out.

The first layout features Ashley & Preston.

Printed paper, custom journaling printwork, lace and a couple of sweet banners complete the layout.

 This layout spotlights my cute nephew and his girlfriend.  A bright colored chevron print mixed with custom printwork, ribbon, brads, washi tape and coordinating Bazzill cardstock help embellish the photos of this young and hip couple.

The third layout features Ashley & Preston {again}.  The subtle color scheme of printed paper, Bazzill cardstock and embellishments add to the charm of these photos.  There's even room on this layout for journaling.  I know...for us seasoned scrappers, "what's that?".

The fourth layout is on display at ETC if you want to stop in and look at it before class.

Hope to see you locals there!  And mailers {scrappers who reside outta state that have a kit mailed to their home}, I love you too for all your support.


Sunday, June 3, 2012


Yep...hard to believe, but it is here.

May was a fabulous {and busy} month for the Collins family.  First it was down to Tucson to celebrate Jenaye's {and Justin's} graduation from U of A and two weeks later, it was off to Denver to see Preston {and Ashley} graduate from CU.  With both kids starting full time employment soon, as a friend told me, "they are off the payroll".  Preston was actually off the payroll 3 years ago and now Naye is!

With May behind me, I am gearing up for my June projects.  I have classes at ETC, one final graduation announcement to put together for a friend and wedding invites for Preston and Ashley.  Here is what I crossed off my list this weekend...

A little advertisement for a new class I am teaching on July 13th.  I purchased a little home decor hook thing-y on clearance from Hobby Lobby and turned it into a display.  I think it will be perfect for my Tag Studio class.  I will put the tags on a metal ring and display them handing from this hook.

 I also completed my projects for the June 26th Do Me A Favor workshop at ETC.

A cute and colorful little favor created with a Farmhouse Collection print from Crate Paper and a polkadotted header made from Pink Paislee's Kite Collection.  The favor is embellished with Bazzill cardstock punched with a cute EK Success Border, a Pebbles "thank you" rub-on, washi tape and a solid colored baker's twine bow.  

This little white slick box is wrapped with a strip of This & That from Echo Park and the top of the box is covered with a square of Echo Park's Dots & Stripes.  The twill ribbon is tied into a small loopy bow and a custom made "Redeem for one small favor" tag adorns the top of the box.  What recipient wouldn't like a little treat with an IOU attached?

A white paper treat sack is transformed to create this festive Fourth of July favor.  Using Pebbles new Let Freedom Ring paper line made this creation a cinch!  "USA" is computer generated and printed on Bazzill White cardstock and then punched into the star tag shape using and EK Success punch.  The bag is tied shut with a thick piece of red and white baker's twine and the teeny star tag is attached to the loopy bow by an old vintage bitty safety pin.
The final favor is a cute little pouch made from Bazzill's Honey cardstock.  It's from the Dotted Swiss line.  The topper is created from Simple Stories Summer Fresh paper line.  The custom "HAPPY THANKS TO YOU" panel is matted on the front of the favor and adorned with one of Bazzill's new paper flowers (Calypso, Avalon).  A large loopy white bow closure completes this little favor.  

Next on my TO DO list is create my layouts for Scrap Happy, which is coming up on June 23rd.  I need to head on over to ETC tomorrow morning and pick up some new printed paper for inspiration.

I hope your week is a creative one!