Thursday, February 28, 2008

What a Lovely Day!

Le jour D'Artiste is complete. It was an absolutely wonderful day with absolutely wonderful ladies! I grabbed these pics from Carol's blog because my cameras memory card was corrupt so I was very sad I couldn't take any pictures. Other than me not having my camera everything went perfect. The ladies were real troopers, they pretty much worked all day. We tried to keep them energized with goodies. And I'm pretty certain all the prized helped keep them happy too. Well, thats all my time today Max just came in with applesauce all over himself. But we are definitely doing it again next year!!! Thanks Tena, Jenny & Carol for being such a joy to work with. And thank you to all our Artiste who joined us for the day you were just lovely!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sweet Babies

There is nothing sweeter than a brand new baby. From their sweet smell to their angel soft skin, there is just nothing sweeter!! I love making baby books for family & friends. So I thought I would show you all the latest baby book i made for my friend Sarah. This one is a first year book, perfect for keeping track of your little ones growth. It totally matches Max's Itsy Bitsy Pieces book. Which is why I so wanted to keep it. I have no idea how many baby books I have made for others but I know how many I haven't finished for my own kids, so sad so true. But I still absolutely love making them for others. There is just something special about giving your time & creativity as a gift. I think I do it just as much for myself as for others. Creating for others is just blissful!!!

Well, I must head off to bed. I promised myself I'd be in bed super early tonight, yet here i am still up. I am blaming the chocolate dipped strawberries I just finished making for Le JOur D'Artiste, which is tomorrow morning. I have to be at the store by 7am, wish me luck with waking up early.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Le Jour D'Artiste

It's almost here!!! We all met yesterday for some final planning and may i just say it's going to be sooo fun. Everyone brought their projects in and they are wonderful. Jenny is teaching a lovely keepsake box, she'll be showing how to do a great technique on a HS ghost, plus other super products like crackle paint and glimmer. Carol's is wonderfully vintage made with a gate frame and an old book, you just have to see it. Tena will be teaching book construction. Her project is a very clever book sleeve and two books, it's so cute and colorful. And finally I will be teaching a home decor project that we'll use some of my favorite products on (think texture). Tena has some great pictures of all the projects on her blog, so be sure to check it out I am so impressed with all these ladies talents and I am soo glad I get to teach with them all Saturday. I think there are still a few spots left so hurry if you want in. You can call the store at (480)854-2303. It is just so ooh la la!

Friday, February 15, 2008

We (heart) Teachers

Valentine's day is already over! How is this possible? I feel as if time is in hyperspeed, I wish it would just slow down a little or even better I wish there were about 10 hours more in each day (just the thought sounds wonderful). Well, it wouldn't be valentines without making the kids teachers presents. We decided for family home evening this week we'd go down to the store and die cut hearts to make books out of. I came home from that adventure a bit stressed out to say the least, 5 kids in a scrapbook store = not fun. It started out fun then ended differently. So needless to say we didn't finish the gifts that night. We got them all done on Wed. night. The kids enjoyed picking out the papers to use and deciding on the shape of their books. The boys weren't in to the hearts, so Pierce picked out the file folder shape which meant Gabe had to have it too, which is what started the not so fun part of the night. I love my boys! I love my boys! I made the boys glue their papers all onto the chipboard pages, but that was all they were willing to do which was fine with me because I really wanted to decorate them anyway. Sierra was so cute she wouldn't let me do anything, she made her book all by herself. She had so much fun, she really loves to create things. I am bummed, for some reason the picture I took of the book she made is off my camera, so I don't have a pic of it. Izzy and Max wanted to be part of everything too so we made their primary teachers gifts too. Those two were so cute!!!! They worked so hard gluing all the pages on. They kept telling me "Mommy I like gluing" then Max would say "I sticky!" They were so proud of what they had made. Their books are the heart shaped ones. And the big black heart is the valentine made for Gabe. This is our fourth year with Gabe's teacher Mrs. Berenter, our school use to loop so Pierce had her for two years nad Sierra had her last year and now my Gabe has her. Every Valentines Mrs. Berenter has the parents make a big heart Valentine for their child and then at their Valentines party she surprises the kids with them. I was actually a little stressed out making Gabes he had high expectations and he'll tell you if he hates it. Luckily he was very happy with. But the kids weren't happy that I didn't make it to their partys, Izzy and Max were sick. Well, I hope everyone had a super Valentines.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Girls Rock!!!

Well, I thought it was about time I showed off my girly cutisy side. So my March 7th Bookin' It class is all about the girls! We'll be using My Minds Eye and K&co. paper, some awesome K&co felt ribbons, jumbo square brads and rub-ons. I am so excited about it because first of all the book is scalloped and second it fits perfectly in a box that we are going to deck out. We are going to be playing with UTEE, which if you have not tried you are going to love! So here are some pics of the finished project, it's down at Scrapbooks, etc. if you want to see it in person.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ooh La La

Le Jour D' Artiste is just around the corner, Feb. 23 9am - 6pm. So I thought it would be fun to post my project. I am doing a home decor project, we'll be playing with texture, fun fun. There might still be space available, so if you are interested I'd hurry down (or call Scrapbooks Etc. 480-854-2303) and sign up. It's going to be a wonderful creative day with food, fun, prizes, great projects and Carol Wingert, Tena Sprenger, Jenny Packard and me.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine's Fun!

I love Valentines' Day! And I love that now a days it's celebrated for a couple of weeks. I was in a party kinda mood, so Max, Izzy and I had a Valentine party with their little friends Friday. Twelve 2 & 3 years old to be exact. It was so fun. First we had a heart hunt, Sierra and I covered the hallways with paper hearts (the bottom 3' that is) and if they found a heart with a stamp on the back they got a prize (don't worry everyone got a prize.) Then we ate heart sandwiches and frosted heart sugar cookies. And finally exchanged Valentines. I made all the kids these heart bags to put their valentines in. They were so excited to get their bags and valentines and us moms had a blast watching them playing and getting to visit with one another. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day.