Thursday, May 21, 2009

Creativity Gone Terribly Wrong...

My new daily giggle stop is cakewrecks, where you can scratch your head at the talent (or lack thereof) of professional (??) cake decorators everywhere. From the bizarre...
To the edible incarnation of egotistical bridezilla (or as James Thurber once said, "The most dangerous food is Wedding Cake". Let that be a lesson for you, dear groom): And the misspelled (WHERE was the spell checker?)...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photo Tips

This is for my sister Mindi, who recieved a new camera for Mother's Day, and now feels that she can roll with the best soccer moms...and for all you friends who want to take better pictures, too :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Designer Series Paper Inspiration

If working with patterned paper has you stumped, here is a little inspiration~and through May, when you buy 3 Designer Series Paper, you get 1 FREE!

Here is a scrapbook layout using the "Good Morning Sunshine" Designer Series Paper (DSP):

We had been to the Aviary, so I *had* to use the chipboard owl, and I colored him with a Chocolate Chip Craft pad. Recipe: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point and Summer Sun cardstock and ink, On Board So Tweet, Kiwi striped grosgrain ribbon, Perfect Day rub-ons, "Hooray" Designer Hardware, Big Shot & Billboard strip die.

AND don't miss the Featured Project video on my Stampin' Up! website: Scrapbooking with Designer Series Paper!!!

Next is an idea I copied from Kristina Werner's blog (sorry, I can't find the exact date) but I love the simplicity and it's a terrific idea to use up all those little scraps you've been hoarding:
Recipe: Sweet Always DSP, Chocolate Chip card stock, Chit-Chat rub-ons, scallop edge punch, white gel pen, Flower Assortment Designer Brads. Hint: cut/punch 1" squares.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Phabulous Photos or Fabulous Fotos?

I'm always completely amazed at the talents and science of good picture: I've taken a digital photography class, but I still struggle to get a good portrait. However, Jocelin has the Midas Touch when it comes to capturing real beauty: She took these photos (and these) of my senior daughter and her friend and WOW!! Jocelin has an eye for a great shot!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Scrap Camp Sneak Peek #2!

Isn't that CUTE?? The Face Book class is offered during National Scrapbook Month: at the Embrace Life Scrap & Stamp Camp on May 9 and again on Thursday, May 21 for only $16! Get a peek at the Flip Album class by clicking HERE.

The Scrap & Stamp Camp is NEXT SATURDAY so PLEASE register by Monday to choose your Simply Scrappin' kit! It's going to be a fantastic day to crop together, so I hope you will join me!!