Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Calling all scrapbookers, paper crafters, or any wanna-be-Queen-for-a-weekend out there!

I gotta put in a plug for the upcoming MemoryWorks Retreat -- I went last year and it was AMAZING!!! Even though I was super tired, and in the barfy-all-the-time stage of pregnancy, I still had a blast! It's 3 days of projects, crops, receptions, "girl time"...and don't even get me started on the FREE STUFF. Last year the stuff I came home with WAY exceeded the cost of the retreat. If you've ever even thought about going to a scrapbook retreat...this one is SO worth considering - it's cheaper than the "big" ones (CKU, etc.) but still has big name sponsors and keynote speakers (I got to meet Stacy Julian last year, for crying out loud!), small groups - I actually met EVERY single attendee last year - and did I mention the STUFF???

I SO wish I was going again this year, but alas, my nursing infant is not invited:)

For reals. Go. You won't regret it.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

MemoryWorks May Express Kit

The May Express kit from MemoryWorks was so fun to work with - the papers and embellishments reminded me of 80's cartoons - Rainbow Brite, CareBears, Smurfs... you get the idea! So here's to first grade!

This one is my favorite - I sewed 2 layers of a Prima layered fabric flower together with a button on top, made 2 leaves out of some scrap fabric (sewing and scrapbooking coming together! Ah! The awesomeness! The awesomeness!), and sewed all of it to the center of a long ribbon. Tie around baby's head - instant boutique chic! More pictures of this on the MemoryWorks blog

The mat for the cupcake in this one is actually one of the layers of the same Prima flower I used on the baby headband:

(I don't know if I'm getting lazier or getting smarter...but lately my layouts have been really simple...)

The above headband accessorized by the cutest baby in the universe:

The inside of this card says, "I hope the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, because you're a great Mom!"
I hope everyone has a spectacular Mother's Day...I'm off to do more laundry so I can take the day OFF tomorrow!