Thursday, April 29, 2010

Isle Carnival

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe Reflections is here!?!  We can't and we especially can't believe we get to see all of you in a few more hours!

A few vendors from the Isle Carnival have requested cash or check as their preferred method of payment so we wanted to pass that tidbit of information on to all of you. Also, for the Isle Carnival you should bring a small scrapbook tool kit with you that contains a pair of scissors, a tape runner and some glue dots.

We are so lucky again this year to have some amazing vendors. Sally Balistere with Dare You Say It, Daniella Costa with The Art Life and Punkey Sprouts, just to name a few more.

And for our Make N Takes we are equally lucky! We are fortunate enough to have Suzy Plantamura back along with Alice Carmen and Jamie Ko! Good times!!

See you soon!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Ok, two if you don't get in until Friday, but who else is SUPER EXCITED about our weekend REFLECTIONS ?! I am over the moon to meet/see all of you and reconnect with old friends and make some new ones! I'm also super excited and honored to be teaching along with the amazing Elizabeth Kartchner, Kelly Purkey, Maggie Holmes, Katie Watson, Debbie Campos and Danielle Flanders!

I thought I'd post a few sneak peaks of my layouts for my class. We'll be doing 3 single page layouts and 1 double page. It'll be jam packed but tons of fun!

And for those of you going and wanting to get a little head start, here is what I would like my students to bring for this class:
Photos for the layouts -
Layout 1 - 1 VERTICAL 4x6 photo - SUNSHINE/SONSHINE theme (lt. blue, pink, yellows)
Layout 2 - 2 VERTICAL 4x6 photos - ANY Theme (YOU) (kelly green, pink, cream, little brown)
Layout 3 - 1 HORIZONTAL 4x6 photo, 2 VERTICAL 4x6 photos - Birthday Theme (lt. blue, pink, yellow)
Layout 4 - 1 VERTICAL 5x7 photo - I Wish Theme (orange, cream, kelly green)

Tape Runner, Glue Dots, Foam Dots
Trimmer or Craft Knife/mat
1" circle punch (VERY IMPORTANT)
Fine tipped scissors
Corner Rounder
Small Scallop Scissors AND scallop border punch
Crop-a-dile OR 1/8" hole punch
Paper Piercer
Rub-on Roller tool
Brown Journaling pen (Zig)
White Opaque Pen
Coordinating chalk inks (optional as desired)

I can't wait to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sneak Peeks from Kelly

hi everyone!

it's kelly purkey here and can't tell you how excited i am that we are getting SO close to reflections! it's like counting down to christmas for me. i wanted to share some sneak peeks of the layouts we'll be putting together in my class...the class will be five 12x12 layouts using some of my favorite products and lots of fun, bright colors... including some fun heat embossing with gorgeous hero arts stamps.

looking forward to meeting everyone for an amazing weekend! see you soon!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Art As Life

Art As LIfe

These past few days I've been posting peeks on my blog "art as Life", of my project for the class I will be teaching this weekend :)

lovely sneek

create sneak

art luvr sneak

anthro inspiration

butterfly sneak

inspired by art, life and pretty things...
i am really excited about the class I cannot wait to meet you all :)


Friday, April 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

.... is the title of the mini album we will be creating in my class and I am so excited to show you a little bit of it today! Everything is finally complete and products are being shipped and kitted as we speak! So fun!!

You can see the cover here along with bits and pieces of the other pages that are peeking out from underneath. As per usual "Maggie" style there is lots of color, some misting and lots of eclectic embellishments all meshed together! Can't wait to see you all in class! We are going to have a blast!!

P.S. Let's not forget to thank my class sponsors:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Her.... Who is She?

Hi all, this is Katie Watson! Counting down the days until Reflections starts! I am getting excited and hope you are also!

In my class, we will be exploring YOU. I used my book as more of a picture journal, I filled it with little tidbits that seem to represent who I am.

I'm pretty simple, well not if you ask my husband...but he won't be taking the class so I can be who I want to be. After all it's my album....which is exactly the point.

This album is yours. You may do with it however you like. You may record your deepest loves or simply record the little things that bring a smile to your face. We are all made up of multiple layers and sometimes we want to share the deep dramatic parts and sometimes we are only in the mood for light happy conversations. That is the same with this book. Let it speak, "You"! Whatever you want to share is up to you.

We will be using lots of fun Goodies from Maya Road, October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Lily Bee, Kenner Road and some real Vintage Goodies.

We will also be learning a really easy fun chippy paint technique using the new Maya Resist!

I used all wallet sized photos. Most of them I did however crop down a bit as I went. So bring about 18 wallet size pictures (I used mostly portrait orientated photos and a few landscape) that have a bit of cropping room. Or, if you prefer you may add your photos later. I know that some people like having lots of time to think, journal and embellish and hold off on the photo part for after class. That is fine also, you will leave with pictures of every page in my album and will have learned every technique.

Hope to see you soon!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

bits of my class

Hey everyone, it's Elizabeth Kartchner here, just wanted to share some pictures for my class "Bits of Us."
I'm really excited about teaching this class that will focus on layering different elements & creative play. Including Shimmerz spray ink with masks & American Crafts embossing powders.
Also, bits of us refers to the canvas pockets which are my favorite part of the album. It's where you can include keepsakes or memorabilia. For example, love notes or sweet messages & movie tickets. are a really cute addition. Take this opportunity to tell someone something that you've been meaning to and tuck it into the pocket.
Think about what you want your album to focus on... maybe it's "bits of me" or maybe it's about a friend, mother, children, grandmother, pet...

I am filling one of the pockets for each of my girls with a note from me, small drawings from them, movie tickets, mini photos, tags, etc.

So start gathering and saving keepsakes! Can't wait until Reflections-it's going to be a blast!

PS Photo recommendations:
Two 2.5"x2.5" photos
Three vertical
3.5" x 5" photos
Two 1.5"x1.5" photos
One 3" x 4" vertical photo

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ready for Some Homework???

Hi Everyone!!

Are you excited? Are you ready for a weekend of creating and fun???

We are compiling a nice little check off list for you of what you need to bring (don’t worry-not too much). We thought you might want to start gathering your favorite pictures for Danielle’s class. Here is what she suggests-

I used 8 wallets, 1 4x6” vertical and 4 tiny photos, but you can fit a lot more than that if you’d like. We have 14 pages to fill up. Instead of the wallets, you can also bring 4x6’s and cut them down in class. The theme is “life moments”, so bring any favorite moments/photos you love of your family or loved ones. They don't have to be from a related event. Just random photos are fine. I love to scrap my favorite photos, but sometimes they are just random and don't have a story behind them. Bring some close up shots and some far away shots for cropping. Mine are mostly black and white, but I do have a few color ones. The colors we will be using are white, green, yellow, brown, black and little touch of red.

You will receive an email on Monday that has supply list, photo lists and all the info you need for the weekend.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Crocheted flowers?

Hello there, Danielle here with another little peek for you of my class. I will be showing you how to make these adorable little "crocheted" flowers. And no! We will not be crocheting! I wish I knew how, but I don't. These are super easy and fun, can't wait to show you! Our book will focus on life moments, any of your favorite moments you want to cherish. They do not have to be related. So bring several wallet sized photos of your loved ones (or 4x6's that you can cut down a bit). Whether you have children, grandchildren, or no children at all, this book is perfect for those photos of people in your lives whom you cherish. Our book will have yellows and greens, and warm, homey, neutral colors. Take a peek:
See you in a couple of weeks!

Monday, April 5, 2010

hello there :)

 spray paint junkie

Hey it's Debee. I've got my spray can ready for this years Reflections event :) I'm here to challenge you and your inner artist! Are you ready to spray paint something!? ( no worries, no graffiti on the walls, just paper * wink*) Are you wanting some new sewing skills? ( just the basics and we're sewing on paper. Easy Peasy! *smiles*) Bring your Can-Do-Attitude and we will learn new ways of Art in scrapbooking. It's gonna be fun!

reflections class sneak peak

I've got some yummy Hambly, Sweet twine, Lovely MAMBI papers ( specially designed by me with some spray paint already on it! ), handmade lovin' from my little ETSY shop, Belladrummer and more of my favorite scrapbooking products. Get ready to get your creative self sprayin' & sewin' rockin' some serious good times.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

An Easter Treat for you!

Katie Watson has posted a sneak of her project and talks about it a bit. Check out her blog to read more about it!
We hope you all had a wonderful Sunday.
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Hi there everyone! I am excited to pop in and share a bit about my project today! I can't wait to go back to the Reflections event again this year! I am hoping to see a lot of familiar faces from last year!! I'm also super excited about the teacher line up this year! It is not only going to be a blast but so inspirational! I only wish I could be a student and take the other classes as well!!

Anyway, I want to get you thinking about your project for my class. Similar to last year we will be creating a mini album but it is going to be all about your homes this year. Think about your home and what you love about your home. You may want to start taking some pictures of your home and jotting down some thoughts and feelings as well. There will be lots of room to add in pictures and journaling and it would be fun to have them ready to go!

We have been making some changes around our home this last month and I am so excited to take pictures of them and include them in my book! I have been wanting to paint our cabinets since we moved in (4 years ago) and we finally had it done! I am beyond happy with the results and the other changes that have happened as well. Lots of them are small and simple but sometimes it is just those little things that can freshen it all up and make us excited about our homes again! You are probably wondering what it all looks like... but I am going to leave you hanging! I am still putting everything back together and will get pictures taken as soon as it is all done! Sheesh, I have a lot to do this week to get it ready and done! :)

We will also be playing around with paint and mists and I can't wait to show you some fun techniques and things I have been doing lately! It is always more fun when we get our hands a little dirty right? :) So far my product line up includes American Crafts, Crate Paper, Bella Blvd and Maya Road! So exciting right? I am still working on finalizing my products but as soon as I do, I will be back with some peeks at what is in store. You know that my eclectic style will guarantee a fun and colorful mix of products and I can't wait to see it all come together!

Well, that's it for me today. I know that I have sort of been a tease in giving lots of hints without actually revealing any pics! Sorry!! :) Check back for more peeks soon!!