Friday, August 24, 2007

Oh my word, oh my word, oh my WORD~!~!~!

So, about a million things have happened since I sent my computer away on August 3rd (I just got it back tonight). But there is one HUGE, AMAZING, SPECTACULAR thing that happened that just knocked my socks off that I had to blog about right away and it went a little something like this:

We were all set to leave August 8th for MeadowLake Provincial Park to do some camping with the Thiele family. On August 6th Keli called me at 9:45pm. Keli never calls me that late. So I immediately though something bad had happened. It was just the opposite.

Kel: "Um, hi...where are you going to be on Saturday?"
Me: "Meadow Lake, why?"
Kel: "Anyway you can get to P.A. that day?"
Me: "Probably not, why?
Kel: "Are you sure you can't get to P.A. on that day?
Me: "WHY?!?!?"

That's a little abbreviated but you get the idea. And so the conversation went on to reveal that Wilna Furstenberg, scrapbook diva extraordinaire, Scrap In Style Fashionista, MM Designer, etc, etc, etc (who also happens to be one of my most FAVE scrapbookers) was inviting some people to her house for a special class. Shut UP, I know!!! I almost dropped the phone. But then came the call to the hubby to ask if it was ok to ditch the wonderful family campers on Saturday to drive the 3.5 hours (turned into 4 due to the rain) and attend the amazing class. He said it was ok if it was that important to me. Is he kidding? Important, uh yes it is. Wilna has this free spirit type of style that I love and have wanted to learn for some time. So it was very important to me. I worked the details out with Keli and sure enough on Saturday I found myself sitting at Wilna Furstenberg's kitchen table cutting and gluing and...well the rest is top secret because the reason she held the class was to test it out before she taught it to a thousand scrapbookers in South Africa at the end of the month so I can't spoil it. No, that is not a typo. A thousand. Gorgeous South Africa. Check out this site for all the details of what sounds like an incredible convention!!! I can't say what the project was or post pictures of it yet but I can say this...No matter what type of scrapbooker you are, from beginner to advanced, wild to conservative, die hard or occasional dabbler, this project is fun, completely doable and will certainly impress. The instructions were very clear and easy to understand, it's adaptable (my pictures didn't quite fit with the requirements and it didn't matter one bit-it still turned out great) and the materials we used were 100% new and exciting! Wilna has excellent taste and I think she really has her finger on the pulse of the scrapbooking community. If I attended the South African Convention (Oh my, I wish!) I would be thrilled with her as a teacher and the project is a huge pleaser. Way to go Wilna! Thank-you SO MUCH for being so warm and welcoming. It was a pleasure to be a part of this. If you ever need a guinea pig...for anything at all...don't even hesitate to call!!! Count me IN!

I always joke that I stalk Wilna. Her blog, her profile on SIS, the MM blog, etc. Am I still considered a stalker if I was invited to her house? ;0) And so my scrapbooking adventures continue...until next time.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Will the problems NEVER END???

Jeepers, I might as well not even have a blog...I can't put anything good on it right now!!! More computer problems plague me...the machine shuts down randomly, the keyboard freezes, the e-mail only works periodically and I never did get my speakers up and running even though the computer tells me the audio is working fine. Yeah Right. It's a brand new computer. SIGH. So I'm boxing it up tonight and off it goes to Toronto for a little TLC. Which is fine really since we're on holidays anyway starting on the 8th. So when I get back, look for LOTS of new stuff like layouts, info about my Fall Kid's Class and some FAB happenings in and around Saskatoon! And in honour of holidays, camping with good friends, shopping, eating S'Mores and other great stuff I don't get to do at home...I'll be sending out a little RAK when I get back. So leave a comment here to be entered to WIN! Don't worry, I'll post the RAK again the day before I draw the winner. Lots of chances to win great stuff!

Just a few layouts I did in the last week:

First LO using the Love, Elsie line. I LOVE it!!! Elsie Flannigan is my current scrap crush.

Trying to use up some of my mountains of ribbon. Still lovin' the American Craft Thickers.

Still working on my niece's birth to 5 years album...used a bit of the Love, Elsie stuff on here. But I am also IN LOVE with these new little Epoxy Sticker pebbly things by Cloud 9 Design. I have them in every colour Just Scrap It carries. They're the cat's pajamas baby!

Scrap happy and enjoy the rest of this glorious summer!!!

***If you want to read the journaling on the first layout go to my profile on SCRAP IN STYLE TV!***

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Another Fabulous Scrapbooking Diva

A HUGE round of applause and many pats on the back for
Diana Daijogo!

She sent me the most wonderful package of scrapbooking supplies for my kids crop which starts in the Fall. Diana, you are a DOLL! Thank-you SO MUCH! Everyone please check out Diana's creative goodness on Scrap In Style and be sure to visit her blog and leave her TONS of comments about how awesome and generous she is! I will have much better posts regarding the kids class at the end of August when school starts up again. The class itself starts the first week in September and I can hardly wait! Grades 7 through 12, look out! 'Cause here I COME!