An inspiring evening

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Have I mentioned before how much I love Stacy Julian? Besides the fact that she's founding editor of Simple Scrapbook magazines, founder of, and an international scrapbooking super-star, she's also a truly nice person. The cool thing is that we live in the same town, so I've been able to see her on several occasions already. But last week was the best yet! I've been a repeat student of Stacy's Library of Memories on-line class at Big Picture Scrapbooking, and Stacy invited all the Spokane area members to a crop at her house. There must have been a mix-up on the invites, or the date just didn't work out for some, but there were just THREE class attendees! Just imagine, hanging out at Stacy Julian's, eating brownies and scrapbooking late into the night. Her kids came and went throughout the evening (they were so GOOD, and adorable as well), Stacy shared her passion for music by showing off some of her favorite artists on the computer, and we got to see a few sneak peeks of some of Stacy's upcoming projects (my lips are sealed!)
With all of Stacy's celebrity and her success in the scrapbooking world, the best part about being with her in person is seeing how truly inspired she is for the craft, and how she lights up when she's sharing her excitement with someone. As Stacy would say... this is big.

Featured Artist!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Check out this awesome blog! I'm proud to say that my Card Keeper, pictured below, was featured on May 13th.

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Click on the graphic above to go to the site. They've got some amazing artwork, I'll be checking back often for inspired ideas!

My little Ham

Saturday, May 10, 2008

As a scrapbooker, some of my kiddos have gotten mighty tired of Mom and her camera. Not this one. Allison is always up for a photo shoot. Her older sister complains that I don't make many pages of her anymore. Hello? You have to actually let me take your picture without putting your hand over your face to get into the scrapbooks!

Blog Contest Winners!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thanks to everyone for entering the Croppinsville contest, and for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm thrilled to see so many people are visiting my little corner of the world!

I have double good news, the winner of Croppinsville's "It's not Easy Being Green" contest was announce yesterday, and one of my readers, Sanela, is the big winner! Congratulations Sanela!

And now for the winner of my comment contest.... the random drawing winner is.... Sandy! Congratulations Sandy, you will receive three fabric catch-all bags from me. Please email me at and give me your mailing address so I can send your prize!

Like Free Stuff? Check it out!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I gotta say how excited I am to be selected to join the design team for Croppinsville, a brand new scrapbook store that will be opening soon, online and in Oklahoma. The owner is a former CTMH consultant and amazing artist, and she's assembled a mind-blowing pool of talented artists from all over the world for her design team. I'm honored to join the crew. I'm anxiously awaiting my first goodie box of Jenni Bowlin products, can't wait to get "fabulously artsy!"

Now, what about that FREE stuff I mentioned? How about doubling your chances to win? Head over to the Croppinsville blog and check out the It's Not Easy Being Green contest. Croppinsville is committed to being good to our planet, and Allie has lots of ways that the store is going green. Entering the contest is as easy as leaving a comment about how you plan to "Go Green", and you can win a prize of GREEN goodies, shipped in a recycled box.

How about a 2nd chance to win? When you enter Croppinsville's contest, AND you tell 'em I sent ya, AND post a comment here (tell me anything, I just wanna hear from you!), I'll have a random drawing from all who've commented on my blog. Winner will receive three of my little Catch-all bags, as shown in the post below. I'll post the name of the winner on May 8th, so check back to see if you've won!