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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The beginning of another week

is almost here.  In two hours, another week will begin and in a couple of days, a new month.  Hard to believe, huh?

I am excited for May to begin.  LOTS is happening in May.  First off, Amy and I are teaching our new class, "The Club".  We haven't taught together in over a year, but we decided it was time to team up and get to scrapping.  This class gave us a reason to search out quicker methods of scrapbooking that offer scrappers an opportunity to use more photos, flat embellishments, and washi tape!  Journaling will be done as the pages are created at "The Club" using pens and a typewriter.  We will also have a sewing machine on hand for those that want to kick it up a notch and sew a little.  We can't wait to be back team teaching doing what we love best...creating and preserving memories.  All while hanging out with chicks with the same interest!

The first "club" meeting is this Wednesday from 6-8:30pm at ETC.  There will be two color schemes to choose from.  The colors are fun and vibrant!  "Club members" will be amazed at how quickly they can assemble their pages and how little adhesive is required!  And yes, we must come clean...we are going back and re-doing some of our pages!  YIKES...never thought we'd say that!  :)

If you are local - aren't already signed up and don't have plans for Wednesday night, come join us!

Next BIG thing...Preston, Ashley and Zona will be here for a visit.  Haven't seen them since Christmas, so we are really looking forward to catching up and spending some time with them.  :)

We'll end the month with a visit down to Tucson to see Jenaye, Justin and Jackson.  Working retail, Naye doesn't see too many two days off in a row.  So we like to head down there every now and again to see them.   

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Almost May

which means graduation is right around the corner.  Worked on some announcements for a super cute girl.  I hope she will like the way they turned out. 

 I love when graduates pick non traditional graduation announcements.  Using favorite colors instead of the school colors is so much fun!  Katie wanted glitter paper on the front, so that's what we used!  :)  She found some cute printed paper at ETC that she also wanted to use on the front and then I just added it on the inside to help tie it all together.

I have known Katie's family since before she was born, so I was THRILLED to be able to help design her graduation announcements to help celebrate her accomplishments!  

Monday, April 8, 2013

All grown up

I have known the family of this sweet girl long before her or her older brother was born.  I am amazed that she is all grown up now.  A senior in high school.  She is so beautiful, just like her mama.

It's so much fun to see children grow up and turn into such wonderful human beings!  And this chick is nothing short of amaZing!  :)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Jackson's king...

yep, when he is here...he's king.

We miss you madly Jackson, and you barely even left.  Come back soon!  <3

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Not just another weekend

This wasn't just another weekend for us.  Nope, Jenaye and Jackson were up visiting from Tucson.

Jackson is such an amazing little guy.  We love him so much!  :)  He was sporting a new haircut that he was clearly proud of!  It's always great spending time with him and his mom (aka Naye).

Jenaye and I enjoyed breakfast with my mom at Crackers early this morning and we ran to ETC later in the day to say "hi" to the crew working this afternoon.  Linda and Erika, it was great seeing you.  We also ran into Alice C and Gina Z, which was an added bonus!

Gina, as promised, here's a peek at 3 of the 5 favors we are making in the Do Me A Favor Workshop on Tuesday. This little favor has a scalloped pocket inside that is perfect to tuck a piece of chocolate in before tying closed with grosgrain ribbon.

This mini favor is the perfect size for someone to indulge minimally!  The sweet banner could be changed to the name of the bride and groom and become the perfect wedding favor.

Probably my favorite of them all.  This adorable double pouch holds 2 Ghirardelli salted carmel squares.  Super sweet little presentation and equally delicious!

Today I spent some time crafting these prize ribbons.  I am obsessed with sheet music and love incorporating it into my paper creations.  I added some vintage glitter that I found when I was out junking on Friday. 

 I glued this one onto a long piece of satin ribbon so that I could tie it onto a pewter vase that I have had in my collection for quite some time.

I bought these flowers at Trader Joe's 3 WEEKS AGO and they still look amazing!  How crazy is that? 

A walk after dinner with Jenaye and Jackson was the perfect after dinner activity.  Now it's off to bed!  :)