Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Wow! I almost missed the fact that it is Sunday already! After my whirl-wind trip to the Rose City for CKC and a super-speedy work week, Sunday just snuck right up on me! This wouldn't be too much of a big deal except that it IS Valentine's Day AND, in my scrappy world, it IS my very first reveal at Scrappy Lil' Sketches! If you remember, I've been a little bit nervous about this as I am actually on their card team. I wanted to start off strong, so I got some gorgeous new paper at the convention. I'm not normally drawn to Basic Grey stuff like other paper lines, but this stuff is just beautiful! Maybe the bright colors are helping me make it through our dreary, wet, snowless winter or something. But whatever the case, this is what I needed!

Here is Cherie's great sketch- just perfect for me!

Here is my take on it! My sentiment stamp is from Technique Tuesday/Ali Edwards with Basic Grey papers.

Gotta love it! Well, I'm headed out in a bit for a "run" with a friend. She's more of a runner than I am (as I'm NOT really a runner!) If I'm not back in a week or so, well, I've died on a trail somewhere!

~Til next time <3

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

CKC, Here I Come!

I can hardly contain myself, I'm so excited! I am leaving tomorrow morning to head to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Portland! I know I don't need to explain to all my scrappy friends how exciting this is, but WOWWY-WOW-WOW!! Seriously! This is totally my favorite time of year. Even though I've normally gone to the convention in Bellevue, I've been sucked in with friends to try Portland out this year. I think it's going to be a blast. I don't know if I'll have any scrappy sightings like I've had the last two times, but it's bound to be awesome! I'm staying with two friends from here, meeting up with 3 more friends from the SCRaPDANGo DT, plus hoping to see Erica from Personal Scrapper! I'll be taking scrappy classes and spending my hard-earned $$ on amazing scrap goodies! I'm bringing nearly nothing with me so I will have more space to bring stuff home with me! This is such a big deal for me that I'm actually flying- I HATE to fly!! It's well worth it though! Can't wait to share what I bring back!

~til next time <3

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Pagemaps!!

Ok, so I can finally reveal a little bit of scrappiness! Last month, the DT for SCRaPDaNGo was asked to do the pagemaps for February! This was such an amazing opportunity! If you are a major scrapper, you should definitely know Becky Fleck and her amazing work. She is the creator of Pagemaps-gorgeous sketches for gorgeous layouts! I've learned that she actually has maps for cards and all sorts of other scrappiness. What I think I love most about her sketches, is the detail that she puts into them. I love not having to think about where a patterned paper would go, or where an embellishment would look right. Becky includes it all! You REALLY need to head over to Pagemaps, follow the blog and subscribe to the newsletter!

Here's the sketch Becky chose for me to work with...

I loved it the second I saw it!

And here's my take on it...

All of this is really exciting, but I think my very favorite part is that I got the top spot on the newsletter! I never would have seen that coming in a million years! I was so worried about doing a good job for her! What an honor...

The other Dango gals had BEAUTIFUL work there as well! So inspiring! Be sure to head over there and see it all! If you've never been there, the newsletter gives a little bit of info with each of the layouts. Go to the blog and click on February Pagemaps to see the sketches with the LOs.

Better quit now while my head still fits out the door!