Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scrapbook Saturday

Saturday was scrapbook day!  There were several individuals who stopped by and spent some time scrapping with us.   Sandy G., Christina S., Kim O., Anna A., Kathy M.,Marcy S., Bev S., Linda B., and Tanya G. all showed up with bags, papers, glue and such. We had a lot oflaughter, fun, and got some pages scrapped. My son called and while we talked he mentioned that my granddaughter had the opportunity to attend a trip to Chicago with the Symphonic Orchestra, to which she belongs.  The students need to raise $1400 each for the trip, and if they take a chaperone/parent, it is an additional $1400.  There will be several fundraisers taking place during the year. First up is a car wash, then a recipe book, and there will be a raffle later in the year.  Students can earn money based on what they sell.  Some funds will be individual earning opportunities, some will be for individual earning opportunities.

Those wonderful ladies I scrap with agreed to share some recipes. In fact, one person recommended we start a "Chub Club" for $2 a session. all will get weighed in and pay $2.  At the end of 8 sessions, the person with the highest percentage of lost weight will win half the kitty.  The other half will be put toward the trip for my granddaughter.

I taught a class for a brag book. Everyone seemed to enjoy making it.  I will take a picture and upload it soon.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More from CKC

CKC had many classes to choose from.  I took some card classes and then some layout classes.  I took 2 album classes, so there was a lot going on.  These are Technique Tuesday card classes that I took.  I loved many of the cards and they showed us ways to use their coasterboard. The first set of cards taught us some techniques...  pleated ribbon, use of coasterboard with mulberry paper, use of swirls, background borders, and layering 
The second set of cards challenged us to make creative borders for our cards.  Really cute cards from both classes.  I hope you like them.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tag contest at CKC

As I mentioned previousy there was a tag contest at CKC. Everyone in our group decided to try for it. What the heck! Why not give it a try. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Once the tags were passed out, we had approximately one hour to work on our tags and submit them. Here is a picture of my tag.

I used some glimmer mist on white cardstock, then I stamped it with a technique Tuesday stamp that we had received earlier in a class.  I wet the cardstock and wrinkled it and inked the edges.  Next I added a picture I happened to have and a sticker that said "cherish these days". I then created a flower by accordian pleating some paper to make a flower.

There were many tags submitted, somewhere between 30 and 45.  Some were funny, some were beautiful.  They were all creative. The top 2 tags would win prizes.  First place was a lot of items.  Second prize was a set of books.  When the voting came, the judges had a hard choice.  They decided to give 3 prizes out.  3rd place got the books, 2nd place got the goodies, and 1st place got an Epic machine.  I was shocked when they called my name as the 3rd place winner!  I won the books...probably the best thing I could have won.  One book is by Ali Edwards, Steps; and the other book is a Becky Higgins book with ideas forall kinds of things....sketches, borders, tags, squares, etc.  I love them both.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CKC in Valley Forge, Pennylvania

It was time for my annual trek to Valley Forge, to CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention). My friend Sandy went with me and we had a wonderful time. It was tiring and these older bodies didn't like all the walking they didn't have to do, but we managed to trudge along. We started our trip on Wednesday, arriving at the convention center at Scanticon. There we participated in a crop or the day. Next was our hotel, The Clarion.

We brought only necessary items into our room, then went to get our dinner. During the afternoon we had spent scrapping at the convention, many vendors either finished setting up early, or wanted to some special sales. I couldn't resist some buys, and neither could Sandy. We chatted during the afternoon, scrapped, and made some early purchases,so we were tired. The idea of getting up at 7:00 was difficult, so we went to bed around 11:00 so we would be ready to get started.

Thursday morning started the marathon of classes and running around the vendors. Thursday I took 2 album in the morning and one in the afternoon. Sandy took the album in the morning, then a different class in the afernoon. In the evening we went to a sketches crop, where many of the various vendors provided us with page kits to create layouts.

Friday included more classes and a trip to the vendor faire, where just about any imaginable scrapbook item was available for purchase. We bought some things, probably more than we should have, and enjoyed ourselves. Friday evenng was fun crop and we scrapped until 11.

Saturday was a repeat of Friday, with different classes. That evening was another fun crop. We sat at a table with Allisono and Marcy Scollay. During the evening, there was a contest for creating a tag. All participants were given a 3x5 card, with instructions to make a tag no larger than this card. Several people participated and there were many great tags created. I was fortunate enough to win 3rd place out of all the participants. I won a magazine; a Becky Higgin book, with different ideas for borders, tags, elements, layouts and such; and I won an Ali Edwars book "Step"

We left at 11:15, tired but happy. We went to sleep and slept until 9:30 Saturday morning. Got up, ate breakfast, and started on our way home. The car was filled with all kinds of goodies. I hope to post pictures maybe tomorrow.