Sunday, March 30, 2008
I was going to wait until I got back to post but...
Today was great day at the the first Las Vegas Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreat. Four WhoGas ladies were here including Nan who had to head back already. Wish we had taken a group photo maybe someone can photoshop us here in Vegas. Jennifer you would be so happy to hear Joanne won The Paper Element layout contest. YEAH, JOANNE!!
Well too tired to think.... SLEEP... I can not wait for SLEEP. Good night
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Just got back from checking how the set-up is going for our weekend of FUN!! There was an extremely helpful man doing a great job with all those tables. That's right one guy to do all that work. He was even nice & friendly when I wanted to make some changes since we had some last minute cancellations... anyone want to join in the fun for a discount since we have the room and food? I would love to be able to give the ladies who had a family emergency some of their money back but can only do so with your help. Call my cell if you would like to come: 760-791-6304
In honor of Trisha realizing that she won our last prize.. I need to give another one away. This one goes to Jennifer Priest. I spent time surfing the Internet and checking my website referral and put every one's name, blog, or website that had links to: Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats or MyCTMH in a bucket and drew one slip. Jennifer please contact me to claim your CTMH goodie and thank you to everyone who is referring Desert Scrappers or MyCTMH. More prizes to come soon. Shhh.. but it might have something to do with Retreats. So if you have been on the fence this might be a great time to sign-up, make a payment or inquire more information. Until this Retreat is over, Happy Scrappin'
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Each photo is still covered with a sheet protector so they will be safe from dirty fingers. As you can see a small page and be layered onto a med page onto a large page.
This samples shows a hidden attachment. These are perfect for more photos and leave plenty of room for journaling.
Monday, March 24, 2008
So other than the fact that my back went out this weekend.. I am ready for our very first Las Vegas Retreat!! In other Vegas news I am still trying to firm up another date but having trouble since the hotel only likes to book 30 days out. So please note: anyone who registers for our tentative Vegas date before contracts are signed will be eligible for a full refund. But the Retreat will be either June 27-29 or 20-22.
Magic in the Making: I am there! It's official.. I registered for the 2008 Close To My Heart Convention in Orlando, FL July 31- August 2. I am in the Topiary group with my fellow Inkloaders. But still haven't figured out roomies. The family is staying at home so please let me know if you want to be my roomy. I consider myself to be a nice, non-smoker, non-snorer who loves chitchat & fun people. This will be my first convention even though I have attended Leaderships and Regionals. Would love it even more if you would like to pop into DisneyWorld for an extra day!
Psst! Play Lucky Email Game April 1st!! Plus an extra no fooling deal: sign-up to be a CTMH consultant now and get over $400 value of goodies for $150 but you also get all of April-June without any min. sales requirements. Not to mention a special gift from me personally! Sign up
Thursday, March 20, 2008
1) It was finals week
2) Leia has not been sleeping good again so I am tired
3) I gave a lot of my time to Leia's school (Tikvah)
and the best reason
4) I have been organizing my scrap room. I wish I had before pictures but here is how it looks now, that it's organized. haha!
To the right is the stack of items that I am taking to The Las Vegas Retreat March 28-30. This is on top of all my Close To My Heart items that are in the garage.
More updates to follow later, when I have gotten some rest.
Trisha... I haven't heard, please claim your prize so I may give another goodies away!
Friday, March 14, 2008
Here are some of the items that have arrived in the recent days:
1. Teresa Collins
- Journaling notes
- Black/pink stripes
- heart w/ wings
- crown diamonds
- Damask (3 different varieties)
3. Zutter products
4. Lynne Moore's March Retreat Donation items
5. Fisk-a-deal pink scissors (yikes! I ordered 10)
6. Little Yellow Bicycle
- Epoxy words
- Project sheets (boy colors)
- Epoxy buttons
In honor of all my CHA and beyond orders arriving safely despite my MIB. I will be giving Trisha Jones (the first person to post a comment on my blog) a little gift from my recent deliveries. Trisha please give me your address or where I will see you next so you may claim your goodie.
I will be trying to give goodies away often on this blog.. maybe I will even figure out how to get one of those logs that shows who is coming here and where they are from. So I may give goodies to more than just the people who comment. Currently, I am checking cyber space to see who has Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats, My CTMH website or this blog linked to them. Good-bye until I need to stall finals studying again.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Desert Scrappers March 28-30th Weekend Retreat has sent out itineraries. Left hand side of this blog offers teacher and Vendor list.
Classes that will be offered:
Saturday March 29th
Three layouts and a mini book class $25
Nan- Scrapbook Alley and former Zutter Zister
Nan has been a photographer and scrapbooker since childhood, when she got her first 110 instamatic camera. Those photos, along with self-adhesive photo albums & doodled captions, started Nan on her scrapbooking journey. She attended a CM workshop prior to her first daughter's birth in 1995, and bought every cute paper, sticker and die-cut known to the industry! Dozens of scrapbooks and countless mini-projects later, Nan has discovered a newfound love and addiction to the creative aspects of contemporary scrapbooking. Nan's designs can range from clean and classic, to edgy and unstructured. She considers herself an "accidental scrapper, since she usually does something creative and unique purely by accident or late at night.
She currently serves as one of the founding Zutter Zisters - ambassadors & design team for the Bind-it-All and DreamKuts tools; and is also on the design team for the Red Bee craft/scrapbook store in Tustin, Ca. She teaching and attends crop events throughout S. California. And she works full-time in the advertising and marketing industry, as a Media Director, and currently works at an advertising agency in Orange County.. You can learn more about Nan from her blog: www.scrappynan.blogspot.com
About This Class:
This class is all about making the most of the supplies and items in your kits. We will attempt to leave no materials unused as we complete three one-page layouts and a mini book! Using your choice of kit from Frances Meyer ("Iceland", "Florence" or "Paris") we will make three coordinated single page layouts using lovely double-sided paper, chipboard, paint, stickles, ribbon and buttons. After that we will use whatever is left over to make a cute 4X3 mini book using the Zutter Bind-it-All. This is a great intro to this custom punching and binding tool. Anything goes as we use up all the supplies in this non-stop, fast paced class!.
supplies needed: paper trimmer, glue dots, quick-drying wet adhesive, dry adhesive, black ink or chalk, scissors, craft knife, self-healing cutting mat.
Black & White and Pink all over $15
Nan- Scrapbook Alley and former Zutter Zister
About This Class:
This class is those who are ready to try something new! We will start by making a one-page layout using black cardstock and bright pink FELT trim! We will adorn with rhinestones, flowers and a giant paper clip. Your choice of title - either "laughter" or "sweetness" will finish off this absolutely girly layout! After that we will use the Zutter Bind-it-All to make a cute 4X3 mini book using paper from me & my BIG ideas, ribbon and metal embellishments. This is a great intro to this custom punching and binding tool. Class is limited to nine students.
supplies needed: paper trimmer, glue dots, quick-drying wet adhesive, dry adhesive, black ink or chalk, scissors.
Advance "page on page" class $42
Sherrill Graff- Stampin' Up Demonstrator
I have been a Stampin Up demonstrator since 1991. I have a large team of downline demonstrators that work with me. We teach classes and hold 3 events each week here in Las Vegas. Once a month we have a demonstrator shoe box swap, customers are invited to join us. They are held on the first Thursday of each month. A shoe box swap is where each participant brings a project for everyone to make and we all go from box to box and make them all.
My husband and I have 4 children and a great son in law. They are all very creative and enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts. My daughters both scrapbook and the younger one is also a SU Demonstrator. I have lived in Boulder City Since I was 18, My parents grew up here and my Grandparents lived here too.
I enjoy living close to Las Vegas for the shopping and the friends. Boulder City is nice and quiet. It's a small friendly town. We spend a good part of the year at Lake Mead wakeboarding and water skiing. My family all love the water.
In this class you will make 3 new interactive pages. Once you learn these 3 fun new layout ideas you can create wonderful varieties of each page. The first one has a 6x6 on a 12x12 page that opens up. Because we use different size page protectors your photos are always safe. The second page has a hidden attachment. This page allows you to put goofy photos behind the fold out concealing those moments for only friends who lift the page.
The last page you will learn has a row of 6x6 protectors on top of a 12x12. This page allows you to showcase 11 large photos and still leaves room for a title and journaling.
The class includes double sided papers, a selection of page protectors and a roll of sticky strip. Each participant will also receive a great gift from me. Please bring a personal cutter, your scissors and adhesive. You may also wish to bring your camera so you can take photos of all my other pages. You will see how great these "page on page" ideas are and how useful they will be for your future scrapbook creations.
Extreme(ly) Fun Cards $15.00
Lynne Moore likes to say she has been scrapbooking over most of her life. With artists on both sides of her family, Lynne thinks she was born into art and has dabbled in drawing, painting, stained glass, batik, interior design and rubber stamping before having it all come together in scrapbooking. Definitely attracted to the tons photos to be put into albums, doodles and stories while growing up, Lynne came upon the modern scrapbooking scene in the usual way; she started in earnest after her kids were born. The addiction has continued from there and teaching papercrafts was the next logical step. She has enjoyed working with new and experienced crafters for the last several years and finding it fantastic fun to see what different creations can come from a single simple idea. A consultant with Topline Creations (TLC) since 2004, Lynne says, "the photos and stories are my purpose, but the art is my hobby." Lynne is an actual Las Vegas native. She has been married to George or almost 20 years (this August) and has 2.5 children. Two, Sean and Kylie, are the human kind and are teenagers. The half is 4-legged, furry and 50lb lapdog named Cowboy Roy and he's is the subject of alot of layouts. Lynne also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and really enjoys breaking boards with her feet. You can view TLC products at www.akascrapchick.com and see some of Lynne's layouts at www.scrapbook.com/places/lynneM
About This Class:
What to do with those bits and pieces? Learn a formula for making a set of 6-9 cards from (1) TLC "Extreme" paper kit. Don't get boxed in by the theme of the kit, break out of the pack. Fun to use for page additions, too. Bring: 12" trimmer and favorite adhesive(s) (Envelopes included)
All of the vendors/teachers represented at Desert Scrappers Weekend Retreats are independent of Desert Scrappers and are independently responsible for all of their products, services and actions. Thank you.
Offered Saturday March 29th 9am- 4pm
Plus our Charity Fund Raiser:
Raffle for Prize Basket(s)- Going on Now
Each retreat we like to give back to a special cause.
Dessert Scrappers is Proud to support Scrapbook Royalty in their fundraising efforts. Right now they have 3 raffles going on for 3 amazing prizes:
1) $3000 Gift certificate for Bradford Renaisance Portraits.
2) $1000 Gift certificate for Rowley Portraiture
3) Brand new Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter $300 value
Visit their website to purchase tickets www.Scrapbookroyalty.com
Refer NEW guests!
Receieve a thank you discount!*
2 guests= $5.00 off the next retreat
12 or more guest and YOUR next retreat is FREE!!**
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Here is my disclaimer: I will try to keep this blog up-to-date, fun and informative. But I am a poor writer and have school papers that should take priority over blogging. I promise not to be upset if someone reminds me that I have not up dated my information. And please remember it's a work in progress. Thank you!