Tuesday, March 2, 2010

*100th Blog Post*- Getting my Mojo (and my camera) Back

100 posts? How fun is that? When I started this blog I wasn't sure if I would really enjoy it. Would I keep up with it? Would anyone even read it? Thanks to everyone that stops by. I love sharing with my cyberworld friends!

I read dozens of blogs regularly, so if you have one- Link me up in the comments. I can always add more!

On another exciting and random note, I finally got my camera back. It has been at the repair shop for a month and a half. Now she is good as new! I suddenly want to put together a phoot shoot and take pictures of everything (but I restrain myself!)

{CKC}
So, last weekend I attended my second CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention). My SIL Ann Marie and I have been planning this weekend for MONTHS! We were pretty embarassingly excited about spending two whole days getting crafty:

Check it out ==>

Look at the creative, beautiful mess we made on our crop table!


A few of Ann's friends came down with her from Cincy


One of my fun teachers, Paper Crafts editor Susan Opel


Lastly a layout I made for the Convention Layout contest. I was pretty proud of it, so I thought I would share:

The theme for the contest was healing. Normally I am not mussy or sentimental on my scrapbook pages, but I put together a few thoughts on how creativity helps me remember the good times and bad, reminding me of all the blessings in my life. I know, corny.

My LO did not win any prizes, nor did the card I submitted, but guess whose did? This girl

My friend Deanne won second place, got her name announced in front of the whole crowd, and won a bunch of loot! She was with me last year when I won the LO contest, so I was really excited to share this with her!! WOOT WOOT!

{CLASS PROJECTS}
Wondering what classes I took? Here are a few ==>

Paper Crafts class. Seriously LOVE that lovebug stamp. We made this cute tag book and a card. I already know what I will finish this with.

Life is a Journey from Technique Tuesday. This is the front cover of a mini book, which is pretty much all we finished in class. Actually, that was fine with me. It gave me something to do at the night crop and I had a lot of fun putting. Got to play with lots of fun Technique Tuesday products! p.s. I made a beeline to their booth at the Vendor Faire and got two AWESOME stamps sets: this one and this one.
I know, awww.....that smile makes me all swoony. This was the first of two layouts I did in the Studio Calico class called Masking and Misting. A really fun class. You may know my mild obsession with Studio Calico and their products. We got to take a stamp home, plus TONS of other goodies.

Layout number two. This time we used Thicker stickers as a mask for misting the background. I think it turned out really cute. This layout is not finished. I want to add soemthing witty in the thought bubble. And a title. Any suggestions?

{AT HOME}
CKC made me feel very inspired and creative. I have had more time to scrap lately, and here's a couple pieces of eye candy for you ==>

The first LO in a series from the Holidays last year. Isn't that a sweet face? That title die cut was made on my lovely Silhouette. Paper is from Cosmo Cricket. Sweet and fun.

Someone bought a new butterfly punch last week....I used paper from a Studio Calico kit-Marketplace to put this together. I suddenly want to punch butterflies out of EVERYTHING.

Well, that's enough for tonight. Thanks again for stopping by!
Night.
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