Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I've been busy working on my newest class at Scrapbooks Etc. called Homemade. The first class will be Sept. 26 @12:30-2:30 and here are a few pictures of what we will be making. It is a mini book made out of old jeans. Each student will be required to bring in their own old beat up jeans. I decided if everyone brought in their own jeans then I would have more $ for embellishing and cuteness, plus that would be a lot of driving around to find deals on old jeans and most people have at least one pair hanging around that really should be in the trash, lol. There will be boy and girl versions to choose from, this is the girls. I am almost done with the boys, I'll post it as soon as it is done. Well, I think Max and Izzy are getting into mischief so I better say good-bye. I hope everyone has a wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

School Days

Well, my Sept.2 Bookin' It class project is finally done. Here are some pics of the School Days album we will be making. It's an 8 1/2"x 11" Making Memories rick rack album. It has ten completed layouts and 3 folder pages for keeping all those special papers and artwork. If you want to see it in person it will be at Etc.

Speeching of school I have to go get instruments for my kids today. Orchestra starts next week and Sierra has out grown her violin and Gabe is going to start Cello, very exciting. And Pierce is coming along to drool over guitars, he and Gabe both want guitars for Christmas. Yes that's right my three oldest all know what they want for Christmas already. Sierra wants a digital camera, she has found a green one she really likes, it's all about the color and how it opens. She is so not getting the one she likes, she's only 10 and it's over $200. So I figure as long as I find a green one she'll be happy, she's pretty easy to please. Well, wish me luck shopping or should I say wish my pocket book luck for good deals.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Izzy goes to school & a Halloween book

Well, I now have 4 out of 5 kids in school! Wow! Izzy seems so little to be going to school, even if it's just preschool. She'll be going three days a week for 2.5 hours. She was so excited I couldn't get a normal smile out of her. She has been in the best mood all day. She's so proud she goes to school too. I think Max enjoyed everyone being gone for a little bit. i don't think he liked all the attention Izzy got from everyone asking about her first day, he kept answering for her.

Subject two, Halloween book sneek peek. I know it seems crazy that my Oct. class project is already done when my Sept. isn't, but all the Hallowen paper is in and it's to die for. I choose the new Cosmo Cricket and the album is another Making Memories (this time 8x8) The album is just a plain kraft paper,, but I covered it with textured paintable wallpaper(love that stuff). The book is down at Etc. if you want a first hand look.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to School...Yeah!!!!!

I did it!!!! I survived summer with 5 kids home and ridiculous heat. Ok, I'll be the first to admit this was by far my longest summer Ever!!! In my defense the insanely high tempatures make me a bit grouchy (maybe even unbearable to be with). But today my three oldest all went to school for 7.25 hours - do you hear that, that's the sound of quiet! Joy! Pierce actually started Junior High last Wed. I know what your thinking, but Jennifer your much too young to have a Junior high kid (lol), I wish. He left Wed. pretty nervous, Thurs. a little less nervous, Fri. tired but confident and Today he had fun! Sierra of course was a bundle of excitement - Sierra's definition of school is, "a location in which to socialize, giggle, play and make friends" and that is why I am making her run for office. She finally agreed once my mom said she'd buy her a new outfit, which has prompted Gabe to ask if he can have a new watch if he runs for class representative. Speaking of Gabe don't ya just love the smile!

On to subject #2 Bookin' It. I decided I definitely need to do another School Days book this coming Sept. 2 (Tue 10:30-2:30 &5-9pm) This will be my third year doing a school album and this year I am doing an apple theme. It's not done yet because I have seen online some cute apple papers that are coming soon that I might want to use. So I have decided to wait until Wed. and if they don't get here by then, then it just isn't meant to be. So keep your eyes out for the sample in the store and I'll post it as soon as I finish. I know I haven't been to good at posting this summer but it is one of my new goals, wish me luck. Hope you have a joyfully quiet day tomorrow.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Wow! Is all I have to say to the overwhelming response to my Aug class. I just taught it Wed night, what a busy night (more for the ladies than me). It was a full class plus I had a waiting list of 16. I wanted to be able to teach twice but unfortunately we couldn't get any more of the albums (Making Memories was out of them). I had a couple of ladies asking to buy pics and instructions for the book. So here is what I came up with. If you are interested in photos & instructions just e-mail me at jwagpaper@cox.net The price is $10 and I will e-mail the instructions & pics to you. Hope everyone is having a super happy and creative day!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

More Creative Kids

Ok, so I had three girls MIA for my last Creative Kids Workshop (I know two were at their cabin, which I am so Jealous of). So I thought the easiest way for them to see what I created with the papers I put together in a kit for them was to post it on my blog. So here you go girls. Have fun creating. Sorry if the pictures are out of order.

Such Creative Kids

Last week was my final Creative Kids Workshop. We made All About Me mini books. Here are some pics of one of the sample books I created for inspiration for the girls. My daughter Sierra picked out the paper and a lot of the embellishments for this book. The girls had 7 different pattern paper schemes to choose from. I brought in my cricket for them to use (which they LOVED) My favorite embellishment I got them was springs for their metal 'ME' on the cover of their books. Their books had ten pages in them and three clear acrylic tag pages, that the girls acohol inked (they had a messy blast with this stuff, plus they loved that most of their moms didn't know how to acohol ink)Basically it was a huge free for all. The kids were so creative and so excited to do it 'their way'. Sierra was my helper again, she really saved the day for me, she's a huge help and I couldn't have done it without her. All in all it was a crazy fun day!