Thursday, June 25, 2009

Guinness Recording The World's Largest Crop at CHA

The Craft and Hobby Association, CHA is usually for retailers and wholesalers only. It is a trade show and not open to the general public... but this year they are hosting a Craft Super Show for everyone to enjoy! If you are any where near Orlando, Florida or can be there July 31 or August 1st, this is something you do not want to miss! Here is the website:

Tickets are $10 for one day and $14 for both. There is a coupon code super08 that you can use to get $5 off. This is a very fun thing to do this summer and super affordable!

Scrapbook Royalty is hosting the World's Largest Crop Attempt! Friday July 31st from 5-11:00 pm. We will be giving away amazing goody bags, there will be fabulous make and takes, and we're having a raffle to raise money for the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation.

The cost of the crop is $30 and you will definitely be getting more than $30 worth of goodies! If you are flying in and don't want to bring your cropping supplies, there will be plenty to do and it is still worth it to come! Be a part of Scrapbooking History!!! Guinness will be there to verify our total and hopefully we will make it a World Record!

Can't wait! Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Paper Source

Paper Source in Carlsbad invited Elena, founder of Scrapbook Royalty, and some of her friends to a party at the store. I was lucky to be on the invite list. Aubrey and Jill gave us the royal treatment with treats and a grand tour of the store, as well as a couple of cool make and takes. Lucky Elena was crowned Queen for the Day and given a lovely gift. It was lots of fun. Paper Source is in the Forum shopping center off of Leucadia Blvd. Walking around the center is a treat in itself. It's really nice. I recommend both the store and the center.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Ties That Bind

Wow! Do you want to be part of something extraordinary? You won't want to miss the Ties That Bind Art Doll that is being auctioned through Scrapbook Royalty for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. This incredibly special "art doll" is made with ties and is covered with handmade charms that were created by more than 100 different artists. You can learn more by going to Ties That Bind. To show your support for Cancer Research and for an opportunity to win this unbelievable creation, head over to the website right now and purchase raffle tickets. 100% of your money will go to OCRF.

A Night With Jenni Bolin and Friends

LtoR: Kat, Jenni, Sally, Diane, Elena, Brook

I went to a Jenni Bowlin class at Paper Tales last night with Elena, Brook, Sally and Diane. It was a night of firsts... My first class with Jenni, my first meeting with Elena's friend, Brook, and my first time at Paper Tales in Point Loma.
Jenni and her husband, Jared are a warm, lovely, down-to-earth couple who had the ability to immediately make you feel like you are their new best friends. There were 30-40 women signed up for Jenni's class, which I think made them feel welcomed to San Diego. I loved the mini album that we created. It is a 4x4 mini and the theme is "Simply the Best." I won a raffle prize, which was a Jenni Bolin kit.
Brook is great and together with Elena, they are a hoot. Brook is adamant that she is not a scrapbooker, but I think there's a little creative soul lingering around in Brook-land whether she believes it or not. Loved meeting her and look forward to spending more scrappy time with her.
What can I say about Paper's ADORABLE! Lots of cute little embellies everywhere. Thanks Paper Tales for a fun evening.

Paper Dolls

We made paper dolls at our Art Meetup at Jackie B's this week. The last time I made paper dolls, I think I was eight. It's not like riding a bike. It didn't come back to me naturally. In the end, my doll was all paper. I felt compelled to add other embellishments. I noticed that Sally and Bets made an effort to stick to theme of "paper" dolls. I'm going to try again and see if I can grasp it a little better, but in the meantime, here are some pictures of the cute dolls we made.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Book Club is a Hoot!

Some of the fabulous ladies at Book Club
Lorene and me muggin' for the camera

Have I mentioned that I love Book Club at the Pink Pineapple. Last night our guest speaker was Lorene Yost, an independent sales person for many scrapbooking lines. She demonstrated the Glue Glider, which was our make and take for the evening. She is also an author and has published several articles in magazines. She shared some of her zany experiences and suggested that if we want to write a it and don't give up! I love her spirit and enjoyed her stories.
Elena showing Lisa's embellished toaster.
Christine's wall Collage.
Is this the cutest, pink, fairy doll...thanks Sally.
I feel completely honored!

My favorite part of the evening is everyone sharing what they have created. I absolutely loved the fairy dolls that Sally and Elena's swap group made. Lisa's toaster was so incredible...who would have thought a toaster could be so fabulous. Christine from Scrap Retreat House made this wall collage that absolutely spoke to me. I want it on my wall! That's just to name a few items because I could go on and on. What a talented and lovely group of women to be associated with.
Coin Envelope Swap

Last night was also coin envelope swap night. All I can say is Woot Woot! Look at all the beautifully decorated envelopes. I don't even know what's inside yet. I'm still getting so much pleasure from the envelopes.

Check out the kit that we received from Elena, our Book Club hostess from Scrapbook Royalty. The totally cool Glue Glider was our make and take. I was so busy running around having fun that I didn't get to finish embellishing mine...add it to the list! Tied together in royalty style, is a package of ephemera that I can't wait to play with. Yey! Thanks Elena.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Black White & Craft All Over

Elena, Kristie, Lisa, Yuko, Anita, Kat, Sally, Birgette, Miranda, Isabella at the Pink Pineapple
Thanks Kristie for a great make and take.

Peggy Sue Pugster isn't quite sure!

A couple of my pages.

A group of us spent Monday doing the Black White Craft All Over event, which is an event that benefits Scrapbook Royalty. The object is to go to 6 craft stores along Hwy 78 and do a 2-page layout, make and take. It's an event that will be going on throughout the month of June. Please visit Scrapbook Royalty for more information. There's still time to sign up for this very fun event either through the website or at any one of the stores. You will receive your goodie bag and the list of stores to get you started.

Our 12 ladies were the test group. We did all 6 stores in one day. For the most part, the stores were ready for us and treated us exceptionally ROYALTY! Everyone was very gracious and accommodating and all six 2-page layouts were cute and fun. At each store, we received raffle tickets for awesome baskets of scrapbooking goodies.

Next, we have homework. We take our six 2-page layouts and create something with them. I'm thinking I'll do a book. First step is to add one other color of my choosing, add pictures, and then embellish, embellish, embellish. Final step is to submit our creation to the stores Each store will pick a winner and honor that person with a $50 gift certificate. I'm scared to submit, but I think I may even give this part a try. Stepping out of that old box!