Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Inspired Card

I was inspired by the soft lilac scrap of cardstock used for the base of this card and Kazan's Sketch #7 at the 2 Sketches 4 You Blog. This is probably my last card before starting the new school year. It is for a dear friend that is going through a rough time right now. I don't usually use three dimensional stickers on my cards, but these were the perfect touch. As usual, it's much prettier in person, as my cards just don't seem to photograph well. Although the dew drops look clear, they are actually a light pink color.

Supplies Include: SU Cardstock, DCWV patterened paper, Paisley Cuttlebug Folder, Offray Ribbon, Threading Water Punch, SU ink and stamps, Studio 911 Dimensional stickers, Marvy Heat Gun, Duck Adhesive, SU Chalk

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Double Toll Gate Flea Market

I'm annoyed with Blogger. It keeps rotating this photo of Vernoica and Family.
Cindy looking at beautiful stuff.
Cindy and I at the Flea.
This guy had box after box after box.

I finally have flea market news to report. Yippeeee!!! My Fairy Godmother, Cindy, invited me to go to the Double Toll Gate Flea Market with her on Saturday. It was a blast. Of course, I could have a blast watchin paint dry with Cindy. She's so fun. While we were there, my friend Veronica and her family came and we had a quick meetup with them. Her baby Cam is just the sweetest thing in the world.

Anyhoo, this is what I scored at the flea market:
- Strawberry Shortcake (SSC) Fleece Blanket
- Two Pairs of Vintage SSC Shoes
- SSC Board Game
- SSC Bandana
- SSC Umbrella
- Yellow Tomatoes and a lot of other great produce
- Two Hallmark Merry Miniatures (for Ebay resale)
- Gift Boxes/Tissue Paper

It was a very fun day and I would like to go there again. My only complaint was the lack of decent bathrooms. The porta-potties are DIGUSTING. They need cleaned or dumped or something. Ewwww. Next time I'll know to pee in advance.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Summer is winding down and the school year is just around the corner. I'm not sure where my summer went. I'm sorry that we haven't met in a couple of months. I have been under the weather (with gall bladder problems) and there was a lot going on in general. Our last meeting (in May) was a huge success. We learned how to make double pocket cards and played a lot games. We also made two adorable progressive cards. A huge thank you to Shannon and Bethany for contributing to the May Goodie Bags. Carolyn was the winner of the HappyScrapper Champion Cup. Congratulations!

However, we will be meeting in September. Waaa hhoooooo!!! Here are the details. Please read to the end.

Meeting Date: September 13th, 10:00 a.m. ~ ???
Theme: Pajama Party ~ Feel free to wear your jammies and slippers
Main Dish: Pizza
What to Expect: Games, Goodie Bags, the Passing of the Happy Scrapper Champion Cup, and learning at least one new project.
What to Bring: Small door prize, something to share for lunch, supplies, and a smile.

If you would like to run a game, contribute to the Goodie Bags, or demo a technique or project, please let me know.
A huge thank you to Shannon, who has already contributed to the September bags. Yay!
****** NEW POLICY ******* PLEASE READ *****
Although our policy of "Invitation Only" still rings true, starting with the September meeting, our group members will be divided into two lists ~ A "seated member" list and a "standby member" list. Each month, I will send an invitation to everyone on the "seated member" list. If seated members are unable to attend or don't RSVP by the specified RSVP date, then someone on the "standby" list will be invited in their place.

In doing so, I can extend an invitation to some very wonderful ladies, some of whom have been on a wait list for more than a year. Also, by doing the invites this way, I can still keep the meeting number to ten or fewer. If we have more than ten scrappers, things get too crazy!! ;)

Seated Members (Guaranteed an invitation each month, Please see RSVP date):
Carolyn Catlett
Becky Harrison
Joyce Gross
Veronica Zalis
Becky Catlett
Bethany Miller
Shannon Stephens
Jessica Miller
Courtney Stephens
Carrie Ross
Kristi Palmer
Dawn Weber
Michele Micheal

THE RSVP DATE FOR OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 5th. You can reply to this email or give me a call .
Thank you, everyone, for helping make HappyScrappers what it is.
When we started, I never imagined it would keep going this long.
Love and a Hug!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Health Update

I went to the doctor today and he is "95% sure" that I'm having problems with my gall bladder. He ordered a gall bladder sonogram, however it probably won't be until next week. I'll keep everyone posted. Sorry I haven't been posting much to my blog. I've been feeling really awful and it's taken every bit of energy that I have to get ready for the Strawberry Shortcake Convention.