Thursday, April 30, 2009
This kit is available today right here. The specialty kit costs $25, and is loaded with the brand new Crate Paper Lillian collection!! The contents of the kit will be listed on the site, and they are ready to ship!
I will also be listing discontinued kits up for sale at rock bottom prices, so be sure to check it out!! I thought it was time for some "spring cleaning." Look for those around noon today...and yes, I can combine shipping!!
I still have 4 openings for next weekend's NSD crop (May 9th from 10am-midnight) at the Waterbury Community Center before it is sold out. I have had several requests to hold more crops over the summer, and I do have plans on holding at least 3, so stay tuned for more information!! I also have plans to do a kids camp and a mother/daughter crop...whee!! Details will follow...
Have a super day!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
You can check out all their beautiful creations on their website, along with the variations. And if you enter this code, STML-MOTHERSDAY you can get a $10 discount for Mother's Day!!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My family recently went on a cruise and between the 11 of us, we managed to take over 500 photos! I knew it would be virtually impossible to scrapbook all of those photos. I decided to make my task more manageable and create a "photo" album instead.
I found this great special issue from Simple Scrapbooks to get me started. The issue is filled with lots of different approaches to creative photo albums. It is probably one of my favorite issues.
I narrowed down my photos to about 200 of my favorites. Next, I purchased a simple photo album from Joanns. The faux leather cover is perfect knowing that my little guys will look at this often.
I simply slipped my photos in the sleeves. I left some sleeves empty to journal and make "mini" pages. To keep things simple, I used one paper line from Anna Griffin and matching embellishments.
I finished the entire album in less than 2 weeks by working on it a little each evening. I actually made 2 of them at the same time so that I could give one as a gift. I highly recommend trying this when you have a large volume to photos from a trip or an event.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Crock Pot Pork Chops
4-8 boneless pork chops
1 can Campbell's beef consume soup
1 envelope Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
1/2 C. Water
Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 4 hours. They will turn out heavenly!!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I spent the gorgeous day attending to things that were long over-due, and then treated myself to some shopping...
Of course, I had to go to Perfectly Charming. If any of you are local, you should treat yourself to a little road trip out to the Medina Square. So many beautiful shops, so little time!! Here is what I picked up yesterday.
Love the red chair for my son's room. The green picnic basket will adorn my daughter's bedroom. The cement birds have a new home in my dining room. And the green caddy has a new home in my scrapbook room.
Oh, and that awesome library case? That is the new home to a bunch of pictures that need organizing. I love the glass fronts--I can't wait to embellish it and make it mine.
I wish all of you a day like that from time to time. It was food to my soul. Thanks, Chrissy.
Have a great weekend, friends.
Friday, April 24, 2009
making some handmade soap...what mom couldn't use soap?! all those grubby hands and faces we clean all day :)
this is my favorite...a jewelry box, all dolled up...with little boxes inside it. so charming and vintage.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Fall Retreat at the Bertram Inn
Work in Progress Scrapbooking November 13-15, 2009
Join us for a wonderful scrapbooking retreat at the lovely Bertram Inn, located in
On Sunday, you’ll be served breakfast, and check-out time is noon. You are free to continue scrapping until 2:00pm in the ballroom. And believe me when I tell you--you won’t want to leave.
Now, if that wasn’t enough--I will be offering a very limited amount of break-out classes on Saturday. Once registration is complete, I will reveal a list of classes and you can decide to partake in these or not--it is simply an option. Most of the break-out classes will be short and sweet, and project related (since Christmas will be on all of our minds by then for sure!). Pre-registration won’t begin until July 1st, and since class size is limited, it will be on a first-come basis. More information will follow. I can’t say enough about the facilities at the Bertram Inn. The food there is what sold me on doing this entire event, and I hope you take a chance and decide to join me for a weekend you won’t soon forget! The hotels also offers a restaurant and a variety of other amenities, and if you’d like to see more of what is available, please visit the website at www.thebertraminn.com.
Accommodations and Pricing: Prices listed are for the entire weekend package, including meals, a water station and scrapbook space with proper lighting. Availability is on a first come basis, and deposits are NOT refundable. The first deposit (half of the fee) along with the registration form is due by Sunday, May 10th (Mother's Day), with the remainder due by Sunday, October 11th, 2009. When registering, please list all roommates, as seating will be assigned. Pricing for 2 nights and above meals listed are:
Single Occupancy:$445 per person
Double Occupancy:$309 per person
Triple Occupancy: 289 per person
Quad Occupancy:$259 per person
Name: ____________________________________________Address:________________________________________________________________________________________________Phone ________________________Email:_______________________________
Room Request: (circle one) Single Double Triple Quad
Amount of Deposit:___________________________________
Type of Deposit (circle one) Cash Check Paypal* (*will be charged a 5% fee for paypal fees)Please make all checks out to Trish Turay and send them to:
If you have any questions at all, please email me at Turay413@gmail.com, and I’ll get back with you as soon as I can.
I'd love to see you there...
Last fall when Trish reminded us to plant bulbs I made sure to get some, and sure enough after the last snow melted away and I could see the greens starting to come up. And since winter this year doesn’t seem to want to let go, it’s nice to see some of the reminders of spring arriving.
I also enjoy bringing silk flowers out throughout the house to decorate during the spring and summer months. So many of the pieces look so real, and I think they add that splash of color indoors after all the winter decorations get put away.
Hopefully, you too are starting to see some signs of spring outdoors and indoors.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
everything just falls into place, the papers, the photos,
the embellishments, the journaling. And then before you know
it you have this amazing layout that you completed in NO time.
we would love to see some of YOUR favorites.
show us those layouts, cards or projects that are your
very favorites. inspire us! :)
here are some of mine:
Monday, April 20, 2009
Gearing up for a full but fun week over at Get it Scrapped. I'm teaching another online class on one of my favorite topics--Mothers. So often we scrapbook our children and families, and forget to document the women around us who help us become good mothers. Circle of Moms is based on one of my favorite mini books ever--my Motherhood album. The class includes three printable pdf's that include surveys and questions for your own circle of moms, along with instructions and photos of two of my albums about the women who help educate me and share their wisdom so that I can be a better mother. There are also sketches for those of you who prefer doing your own thing--you know I love those! Hope to see you over there!!
And speaking of moms, I'd like to also direct your attention to this wonderful fundraiser called Mother May I? to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation. Tami Taylor is running this amazing challenge in honor of her own mother, who lost her battle with the disease. There are TONS of awesome prizes and benefits, so be sure you check it out and join us!! It is a wonderful, worthy cause and I applaude her efforts! (She also happens to be the sweetest, kindest girl you'd ever want to meet--seriously.)
And be sure to check out the First Birthday Celebration over at Get it Scrapped this week, too! Lots of challenges, an online crop, layout ideas and PRIZES!! I'm happy to be a sponsor, and look forward to the upcoming weekend of fun over there! I hope you can join us...
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I am the queen of late. Late for my classes, late for appointments, late for everything. I blame being a Miami girl...Miami is on a time of it's own. We call it Miami-time or Mañana. You know, I was actually 3 weeks late to my own birth, and I've often pondered having being late to my own funeral written into my will. My mom says I'll be late, so why not make it official?
One thing that I am actually staying on schedule with is my 365. How are you guys doing with that? Are you still taking your pictures? I've taken a picture every single day this year and I load them into my flickr. I'll admit, some days it has been hard to get a pic, but so far so good. Here's some favorites over the past month...
We lost power for two days, so I read with the pup for a while
Saturday morning at the Starbucks with my hubby
My Irish Soda Bread on St. Paddy's Day (Trish's Recipe by the way)
Enjoying a glass of wine after a long day
Just capturing the little things...
What really amazes me is that I'm actually keeping track of my monthly albums! Yeppers! Granted, I'm not doing a page a day most days like I was at the beginning, but I catch up on the weekends or at crops. The important thing is that I have albums for the past 3 months that celebrate my everyday life. A diary of sorts! All made from scraps...
Being green and using scraps...
Gotta love it.
So how are you guys doing with your 365?
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Edible favors are a long standing favorite. You know they're mine! Check these out--DIVINE.
One of the things I love about the site is that they have a Deal-of-the-Day.
They have adorable non-edible items, too. These are my favorite (looks good enough to eat, huh?)
Their custom Rice Krispie Treats would be perfect for a First Communion or Engagement Party too...
Beau-coup.com, you rock.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
They're all available for purchase here. Have a great day!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Looking forward to a WONDERFUL day with friends, cropping into the wee hours of the night. A great way to start off Spring Break, if you ask me!! I plan on having a ton of fun making pretty photo cards (as seen above) for Teacher Appreciation gifts all day long...
Among other things, we will be attending our first MLB game of the year this weekend, making these, hosting the family for Easter, and dog sitting this coming week. I'm looking forward to my mom staying with us and to a mini getaway at a local waterpark for a couple of nights too. My fingers are crossed that the week will be relaxing and enjoyable with the kiddos home.
Have a great weekend, friends!