Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It seems like a lifetime ago....

But I really used to know how to sew... As a matter of fact, I made my Prom Dress and the cool black lace (Madonna inspired) gloves that I'm wearing in this photo! I won awards for sewing back in High School. I was so young, I was so thin, I was even quite shy.

So, why am I talking about sewing on my Scrapbook /Little Doggy Blog? Because tomorrow I am scheduled to take a sewing class so I can re-familiarize myself with this craft and better assist customers at Scrapbooks, Etc. (sometimes I have to leave my happy place...aka the paper room).

With some help from my wonderful friends (Theresa and Cynthia) I managed to cut out the pattern. Tomorrow, in class with a seasoned professional, Deanna B., I will attempt to make an apron.

Now time for a confession....I am scared that I will really, really like sewing and I absolutely CAN NOT take on another hobby! Wish me luck everyone...I'll let you know how it goes!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Shabby Masters (Page 2)

Just couldn't wait to show you a completed page for our Shabby Masters class coming up on Saturday, April 24th from 10:30 to 3:30. I'm so excited to be half of the team bringing you this unique shabby project!!! This will be a 12 x 12 wood scrapbook with 13 pages! I'm thrilled to be working with Jenny Packard, "The Shabby Scrapper" to bring you this book!!! Jenny and I have been talking about doing this project for at least a year and now our class day is less than a month away. You won't be disappointed with everything we packed into the project...Promise!!! Call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303. Can't come to the class? Contact me directly to be shipped a class kit: info@masterscrapbookdesigns.com Please do so soon so you don't miss out...we will be ordering product this week!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yard Sale

There has been ALOT of movement, purging and rearranging going on in my household. I'm so proud of myself for getting another 4 boxes of gently used scrapbook supplies ready for the big Yard Sale this Saturday at Scrapbooks, Etc. Maybe I'll find the energy to get a few more boxes together tonight!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My layout

On the Bazzill Blog! Check it out: http://bazzillbasics.com/blog/project-embossed-cardstock-layout/

The final two..

I'll admit it...I was getting a little burned out working on these friendship layouts (plus so many deadlines were looming). So, with a little help from my friends (and super cool co-workers) I was able to complete this project! The first layout featuring my dear friend Showtunes (aka Sharon) was designed by the "sweet and crafty" Jamie Andersen. Jamie hosts the Late Niters at Scrapbooks, Etc on Saturdays and teaches an awesome class that creates home decor items called, "Welcome Home." Her stuff is the cutest!
The final layout, featuring my dear friend Georgia (I just call her "G") was greatly inspired by the "ever so clever" Sandee Traasdahl (and her lovely assistants Nicole and Laura). Sandee (or as I like to call her...the Golden One) hosts the Late Niters at Scrapbooks, Etc. on Fridays, Scrapfest and teaches the stores Cricuit Classes.
Thanks to my lovely models and my talented guest designers!

Heidi's Group

The final 5 layouts have been completed for today's class for Heidi's Group in Tempe! These simple pages have been scanned & stitched, instructions composed and kits are packed! Phew...with 3 hours to spare. Special thanks to my cute friends: Shannan, Sandy and Barbara (aka President Crop) for letting me use their mugs! Love you guys!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shabby Masters

Here it is...the much anticipated color palette for Shabby Masters. Hope you will join Jenny and I for this awesome technique based class! Here are the papers, die cuts, stamps. The lace and buttons were acquired from an antique store. This sweet keepsake project will be housed in a 12 x 12 wood scrapbook. Call Scrapbooks, Etc. to sign-up at 480-854-2303. Check back here soon for sneak peaks and updates to the project!


The Bread Basket Bakery made us these yummy peep insipred cookes. Yum! Yum! I had a great time in class today...thanks to all who joined me!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I think we have all have a love-hate relationship with them! Yesterday I laid out most of the product that Jenny and I have collected for our April 24th "Shabby Masters" class and photographed this beautiful color palette to share. This morning I uploaded the photos and somehow managed to delete them. Problem is, I gave Jenny the die cuts. I know what you are thinking...and yes, I will do it all again. Just as soon as I finish my "hissy fit." Hee hee. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Shabby Trunk on Etsy

My super awesome friend Jenny made me this super cute apron for work. I selected the fabrics and and asked Jenny to "channel me." Didn't she do a GREAT JOB! I just LOVE it so much and get compliments on how cute it is all the time! Well, you to can enjoy some of Jenny's handcrafted creations...she has opened her own Etsy store: Shabby Trunk. Visit her store and place an order for cute skits, purses and/or quilts. Her workmanship is perfect! More great stuff from Jenny is sure to come!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Heidi's Group #15

"The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you have ever had. "

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Page of the Week

Visit Scrapbooks, Etc. to pick up my Page of the week: Friends
(while supplies last!)

Heidi's Group #12

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
Happy Birthday Dear Friend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heidi's Group #11

For my private Scrapbook Class for "Heidi's Group" we have been working our way through a 12 x 12 friendship album. Here is #11 of our project. This simple layout features my sweet friend Peggy from Prescott!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Scrapbook Creations Magazine

My first international publication (not counting Canada)!!! Scrapbook Creations commissioned me to have my Scrapper's Dictionary project published in their wonderful magazine. What an honor. The Scrapper's Dictionary project was a Master Mini Books Class that I did at Scrapbooks, Etc. last summer. Scrapbook Creations did an awesome job showcasing my project and were a pleasure to work with!!!

March Class

My March 19th, Master Mini Books Class has sold out! Thanks to all who signed up! Here are a few more pictures of our fun project.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bunny, Bunny, Bunny

WOW! I only have 6 spots left in my March 19th Master Mini Books Class, "All I needed to know, I learned from the Easter Bunny."

Thanks so much for all who have signed-up already. For those of you who wish to take this class and haven't sign-up yet...consider yourself warned!

(Thanks for sending me this cute picture BFF)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Join Me...

On Friday, March 19th at 10:30 for my Master Mini Books Class ($29). This month our adorable project is: All I need to know, I learned from the Easter Bunny.

You will be working with custom designed die cuts shapes that I created specifically for this project, stamping and inking techniques, ribbon, border punches, microbeads and rhinestones!

Please plan on attending this class, as there is quite a bit of stamping involved. In addition to your basic tools please bring:

Tape Runner, Liquid Adhesive (Tombo white glue or Scotch White glue recommended), Splat Mat, Edge Distresser, Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Ranger Foam Ink Applicator Tool. If you have please bring a flat head screwdriver to assemble and disassemble this book.

Please call Scrapbooks, Etc. at 480-854-2303 to sign up. Don't forget to ask for your 15% monthly class discount. Please call soon because the last time I checked I only had 10 spots left!

Monday, March 1, 2010

This amused me...

From the Klic-N-Kut retreat...

Dalana has the biggest baddest cutter (the 24" Maxx)...and the teeny-tiniest computer. Priorities!
I LOVE it!!!