Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tropical Paradise Beach Canvas

I am honored to have been asked to design and teach this super cool class at Scrapbooks Etc in Bonita Springs, Florida. This is a free standing double canvas  class using the Tropical Travelogue line from Graphic 45. It is full of techniques and even includes an attached mini album. The opposite side of the canvas (not shown) uses the Copic marker air brush technique and glimmer mist.

There are two dates for this class:
Tuesday, August 14th @ 10am - 3pm
Saturday, August 25th @ 10am - 3pm
The cost of the class is $65.00
Seating is very limited so don't hesitate to sign up.

To sign up, call Coleen or Janet @ (239) 495-9199

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crop until you drop!

I am getting my bags ready for the upcoming three day crop hosted by Scrapbooks Etc in Bonita Springs. I can't wait, this is just what I need to finish out my summer and get me geared up for another school year. I know, it's crazy that summer, at least in a school sense, is almost over. The kiddos go back in less than three weeks and I go back not long after. We will be staying at the Trianon Hotel again and I can't wait. It is such a great hotel with wonderful accommodations and  friendly staff. So if you are free this weekend head on down to the crop :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

School is......

Right around the corner!

I saw this example on this web site and thought it would be cute and fun to make with Alex for his class this year. Lets face it, he is going to 3rd grade and this will probably be the last year I can get away with making anything like this for him. :( My baby is growing up. Anyhow, this is the picture that Denise made, once I have made mine I will be sure to post a photo.
Here is the breakdown for the supplies:
1 set of round nesting boxes
10 boxes of Crayola crayons
9 two pack Elmers school glue sticks
8 bottles of Elmers liquid school glue
woodens star and rectangle
1 box kleenex
red and black paint
mini binder clips
glue gun
ABC scrapbook paper

Thursday, July 12, 2012

He Loves Me!

I know he loves me (talking about my husband here). He is thoughtful most of the time. He gets a little relaxed sometimes but what man who has been married for almost 14 years doesn't? I would like to say he always remembers the flowers, but he doesn't. What I can say is that he is there for me everyday. He always listens to me when it truly counts. Oh, I know he tunes me out sometimes but he can tell when something is important and he steps up and really listens. Our lives are defined by how much we depend on each other. I truly cannot fathom living in a world where he is not by my side. It is me and him against the world. Having said that, I would like to share a photo of my new wedding ring he gave me. Our anniversary is not until November but he said I could have it NOW! Since I am a instant gratification sort of girl, that works for me just fine :)


Monday, July 9, 2012

Can you say, about time?

So I have to admit, I do not like the beach. I really want to like the beach. It is kind of like mustard to me. I don't like mustard but will endure it if I have to. So I just don't go to the beach very often. Like never. The last time I went - until a few days ago- was about 10 years ago and yes I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida. So my youngest son, who is eight, has never seen the beach. Does that make me the worst mom ever or what? So my bestest bud invited us out to the beach for the 4th of July this year. I hesitated to accept because, HELLO, I don't like the beach but she is my bestest bud and my baby boy needed to see the beach. On a whole, the day turned out much better then I anticipated and the kids had a great time. Oh and I came out of it without a sunburn - that is a miracle from Jesus. So here are a few photos of us at the beach.
Lucas and Tessa




Kristine and Tess


Luci and Lucas