Sunday, February 24, 2008

Suite Retreat

This weekend I was lucky enough to attend the Suite Retreat again! The same scrapbooking weekend I participated in, in September. However, the best part of this retreat weekend was that my mom came with me! We had a true girls weekend since Friday afternoon. We cropped, chatted, ate, got massages, and just hung out! It was wonderful. I am thankful that we were able to spend such quality time together (we don't get THAT many opportunities to have uninterrupted mother/daughter bonding time).

I was able to accomplish MOST of my to-do's over the course of the three days. I finished two LOs. One of my cutie pie, Reon:

Also, I created my first LO for the YMBD Design Team using her chipboard letters. I am so pumped to continue creating with Cat's wonderful products!

I finished the 2 Daises Designs Word Bloom book that I received in my January DT kit for Scrapwords (I was slacking a bit on finishing this... I admit that the knife word around the letters had intimidated me at first, but actually it wasn't as bad as I thought and I truly enjoyed creating this!) I still have to add the pictures and journaling...

I have been dreaming of a project to do about our wedding for almost two years now! I really didn't want to scrapbook an entire album devoted to our wedding because we are blessed with a beautiful, professional photo album. So, I saw the photo cubes my K.i. Memories and knew that I wanted to create an altered project with love as the theme. I was giving a DT challenge for February to create an altered item with the theme love, so I was given a push to tackle this project. I'm glad I did... I love it!

And last but not least... I was able to finish ONE card before we headed home to give hugs and kisses to our hubbies.

This scrapbooking retreat was the perfect end to a wonderful week vacation from work. I'm not sure I'll be fully energized tomorrow morning when the alarm goes off! TFL!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Want It!

I have come across my new big "WANT"!! I was just peacefully "googling" around on cutting systems (still trying to figure out what would be the best one for me) and I came across this wonderful comparison chart with every cutting system available! Each system is analyzed fully with additional info and facts.

Anyway...I found the Klic-n-Kut Element! It does everything from cutting cardstock to cutting metal and BEYOND! I was reading a few reviews and saw that the software that comes with it has the option of importing a real image into the computer and then the Klic-n-Kut will actually make a cutout of that image! AMAZING!

I think I'll have to save up for a bit!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

*Feeling Honored*

On Friday, I was offered a wonderful opportunity! I still can't believe that it actually happened. I was hand-picked to create for a new and rising scrapbook company; Your Memories By Design I am so thankful to owner, Cat for giving myself and two other wonderfully talented women this opportunity and honor to design using her products. I always here speeches on award shows where the winner refers to how honored they feel to have just been nominated with such incredible talent, and that is exacty how I feel for both being asked to create with Cat's incredible products and also to be on the DT with Meg and Donna. Just being included in the creative trio makes me feel blessed!

I give all of us a little TOOT TOOT! What a great experience! Woohoo!!!