Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wondering where I've been?

I've been in Hawaii with my wonderful husband, celebrating our 15 year Anniversary!!!

We had such a relaxing and fun time in Hawaii, we spent nine wonderful days on two Islands. We flew to Kona and stayed there for five days then flew to Kauai for four days. We explored as much as possible taking in all the amazing sites. A few of the things we did were snorkeling, mountain biking on Kilauea Volcano, touring the Na pali Coast and just spending time together enjoying ourselves and relaxing at the beaches.

After spending the day touring the Kilauea Volcano and wine tasting, I found a flyer advertising a local scrapbook store in Hilo. So of course I had to check it out. I was looking for something unique that I couldn't find at my local craft stores. I looked around and found a lot of the same items along with many papers made in Hawaii, but I wasn't really wanting to transfer paper back home. I didn't leave with much in hand, but I did come across a few items I was quite pleased with. I purchased a small plumeria flower wooden stamp which was made in Honolulu, along with two packs of precut dies, fern leaves and some luau dancers. I did buy one item by imaginisce, a small clear flower stamp I hadn't seen at my local craft stores. I received a couple "free" dies for spending over $10 as a bonus. I also managed to collect some odds and ends during our trip to add to my album, which will give it a more unique look and feel.

I usually scrap our vacations 12x12 or 8x8, but I'm leaning towards making two mini's, one for each Island we visited. I'm excited to start creating but still have a few more items I'm needing to purchase. I might also post a video when I'm done, so make sure to check back.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Haunted House Mini

I've been in the Fall mood lately, so I decided I would create a mini book for "this" Halloween. I love preplanning when it comes to creating theme albums, especially mini's. All I have to do now is wait for Halloween, take a ton of pictures, then decided which ones to add to my mini.
I had a lot of fun creating this album and I look forward to filling it with all our "SPOOKY" memories.
Be sure to check out my youtube video below. Leave me a comment here on my blog and let me know what you think.

***Be sure to turn Off my music player to hear the video***

Supplies used: Recollections Halloween Paper and Chipboard, 2 sheets of Target dollar spot pattern paper. Grafix Chipboard, Inkadinkado fall stamps, Studio G stamp, Target stamp, Making Memories ribbon & fibers, Ribbon, Scribbles 3D paint, Tim Holtz alcohol Inks, Cricut Cartridges, glitter, glitter glue, embossing powders, target stickers & rub ons.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Exciting News!

I'm so excited I just had to share this! I have an article on a project I did, coming out in the next issue of Magazine.

I love this Magazine, and it's FREE! You can sign up by either clicking on the above link or scroll down and find their banner on the right side of my blog.

I'm looking forward to next months issue, I can't wait!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tour my Scrapbook Room


I'm so excited to share my scrapbooking room with you! Come along and take a tour with me as I show you around. A special thank you to my husband for giving up his office so I could have a space to create in!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Enjoy the tour.