I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

May 1st was National Scrapbook Day.   A scrapbook group that I belong to has an annual scrapbook day Fiesta to coincide with this day devoted to all of us die-hard scrapbookers.  The event lasted 12 hrs.  It's a "Themed" scrapbook event and everyone really goes all out for it.  This was my first year attending since the last 2 years, something prevented me from going.  I begged, cried and stomped my feet to get into this years event ... and I'm glad that I did.  My groups table was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  I played "Sleepy" and got to wear my scrapbook pajamas.    Someone made hats and slippers so that we could all be coordinated.  I can't wait to see all of the pictures and scrap the day.

There were lots of raffles and door prizes, prizes for best table, best costume.... the list just went on and on and on.  Unfortunately, I didn't win a personal prize.... but there is always next year.

I did more eating and talking, socializing with others and peeking to see what everyone else was working on, that I only got 1 layout done and 2 mini calendars.  But its ok.  I came home and worked on another online challenge - a Mother's Day Card.

So, here is the 2-page Layout that I completed minus the pictures.  I was having too much fun that I didn't dare leave and miss anything to travel 1 mile to pick up my pictures.  So, I'll have to add the pictures later on.
I did a Breast Cancer layout to go with the pictures that I took when I walked the local Susan G Komen Race for the Cure a few weeks ago.  I used my Cricut Pink Journey Solutions Cartridge .

Here are close up views of the words:

Then I attempted to do some hanging wall Calendars.  I gave one away to one of the ladies in my group.  I hope she likes it.  This wasn't my idea, but one that I found on the Cricut Messageboard .  One of the members on there by the name of Greenbean .  These boards are metal and made from "roofing shingles/flashing".  I get the strangest looks sometimes when I go to the hardware store and ask for certain items.

And last but not least, here is the Mother's Card that I did for a challenge on another messageboard that I'm a member of called Scraps of Color .  In this challenge, you were to use 2 stamps, lots of layering, at least 2 types of embellishments, and embossing.  I think I covered everything.


  1. Helen it sounds like you had a great time! I love your Breast Cancer layout, have to get some shingles, they are on the list for hubby to pick up! But I am going to be making magnetic playset for Caitlyn for our long 12 hour drive home at the end of the month. I also love the card very pretty colors!

  2. Love all of your NSD creations...Good Job! I may have to message you about the hanging calendar. I love that!

  3. I really like you breast cancer LO. Great work and is sounds like you had great fun.

  4. I really like the mothers day cards you made. TFS

  5. These are some stunning los. Its always good to get together and socialize and get some crafting done.

  6. I haven't visited in awhile, but I see you have been busy! I love everything that you've posted including your glass etchings! Question about your Cancer Walk layout...did you use Stickles on your paper, or was it already blingie that way?


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