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Friday, April 23, 2010

Estes Park Crop Weekend, April 2010

So, last weekend was the first Estes Park Crop Weekend, and it was a BLAST!!

Our house was perfect for a crop, with TWO living rooms and a nice kitchen & dining room, (plus 3 full bathrooms - perfect for a house full of women!)

We had some GORGEOUS views too!

This is the view from our back porch on Saturday morning:

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The fog was rolling in, and you could see the tip of the mountain poking through the top of the fog:

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It rained later that afternoon (perfect scrapbooking weather!) ;-)

Here's the gang (minus Suzanne) at dinner:

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Scrapbooking fun:

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The weather on Sunday was absolutely PERFECT and the mountains looked BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Hello Elk! (we saw SO much wildlife during our stay!)

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On the way down the mountain, traffic came to an unusual stop:

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What's holding things up??

A herd of BIG HORN RAMS!! SO COOL!!! (For those not familiar with driving up the mountain, this is a pretty rare sight!)

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Oh, and this is what I got done over the weekend:

(These first 3 layouts were actually created by Jody at Capture. She designed them for a class back in November and I bought one of the kits. I just saved them for when I had time to scrapbook, then added my pics!)

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Funny story about this layout...After I had finished laying everything out and then gluing it all down, I bumped my tool tote and knocked a dark brown ink pad FACE DOWN on the top, right where the white part is! I had to come up with something to hide it, so I made those two big snowflake embellishments at the top.) Whew! Crisis averted! ;-)

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Notice the little red rhinestone on "Rudolph's" nose. :-)

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Denver Zoo Lights:

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I added Glossy Accents to the word "Wild":

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For these snowflakes, I ran them through my Cuttlebug to emboss them (I used the Swiss Dots embossing folder) then I Stickled the dots with Diamond Stickles.

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This snowflake shows some of the bling-y, Stickle-y goodness I have going on. What's a snowflake without Stickles?!? I just wish they photographed better. They're so pretty in real life!

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My favorite layout of the weekend:

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BIG thanks to all the ladies who came! I had such a good time! Let's do it again SOON! (October maybe??)

Thanks for looking!
;-)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Join me on Sunday, April 25th from 1:00-3:00pm to make these elegant Mother's Day Cards!

You'll learn a fun "paper rose" technique and leave with a set of 4 cards perfect for Mom, but versatile enough to use for birthdays, weddings, showers, anniversaries or any special occasion!

$12 for the set.

Can't make the class? Buy a kit instead! We'll even ship it to you!

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And don't forget to participate in the April Challenge to win a set of ADORABLE brads from My Mind's Eye!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stationary Holder

Join me this Wednesday (April 14th) at Capture Scrapbooking in Fort Collins, CO. from 6:00-8:00pm to make this super cool Stationary Holder!

The fold-up stationary holder comes with: 
2 standard size cards, 2 mini cards, 2 tags (that could be used on a gift OR a scrapbook layout!) a Post-It holder, a postage stamp holder, and a spot to put your pen! Everything you need to send a handmade card: Only $25!

Make one for yourself or give one as a gift!

You can even personalize it with the monogram of your choice! :-D

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You can sign up in store or online

Can't make it to the class? We can ship you a kit with everything you'll need to complete the project including pictures & instructions!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Shine On, Shine On! April Challenge!

I have a fun NEW challenge for you this month!

April's challenge: SHINE!!!

I want to see your cards, layouts, or any other crafting project that incorporates shine! I want to see shiny, shimmer-y, and even GLOSSY on this challenge!

Use shiny metallic paper......epoxy brads.....Glossy Accents......Embossing Powder......whatever it takes to put the shine & shimmer on your project!

(Note: NOT sparkle....that's another challenge altogether! You can use glitter if you want, but I want this to look wet & slick!)

Here is my example (and hopefully an inspiration to you!)

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I used a big epoxy brad, and added Glossy Accents to the "Thanks" and the little scalloped edge that I stamped using American Craft's Spring stamp set "Warble" (available at Capture!). I also used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to create the white & blue pannels, and ran them both through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing plates (also available at Capture!), giving them a polka-dot texture (FUN!)

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A better view of the SHINE I have going on on this card:

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Wanna know what you're playing for?

An ADORABLE set of brads from My Mind's Eye!

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These are great on cards, scrapbook layouts, in the center of flowers or circles....I've even used them in my crochet projects! (I add them to the center of large flowers for my coffee sleeves and cell phone cozies!)

A closer look:

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So, if you'd like to win them, just submit your entry using the Mr Linky widget below by SUNDAY, MAY 2nd at midnight!




No one got their entry in for the March challenge. :( So there is no winner. You have to play if you want to win!! ;-)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Window Card Class

Are you in Northern Colorado?
Do you love making cards or other paper crafting projects?

Then be sure to sign up for my  Window Card Class being held THIS Saturday, April 3rd from noon-2:00! It's a great way to meet new friends and learn a fun new card technique!

Can't make the class? You can buy a kit online! We'll even ship it to you! :-)

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