Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kid's Crafts Galore

With summertime comes a TON of kid activities, crafts, games, places to visit, go, hang, and be a unit! My husband and I are so blessed to have such flexible schedules that allow us to "up and go" with the kids whenever we choose....well...as long as business is running smoothly and in the right hands!!

Along the line of kids activities and crafts comes my commitment to Pink Pineapple and our summer routine with Kids Camps, and Kids Classes. Now let me tell you, I LOVE and I mean I LOVE to teach kid's how to play with paper, pens, paint, glitter, stamps...ANYTHING artsy....but it is sooooo hard to actually put "samples" together for classes. I find it rather difficult designing a layout, or album in some cases, that a 3 year old can easily do with instruction and a dab of help from mom. It's truly tough to display these layouts in the store with my name plastered all over them knowing full well that customers are looking at them and thinking...hmmm....the "owner" made this...hhahah. Oh well...sigh. Grin and bear it I say. So, in all it's glory.....here are the samples for the Mommy & Me 3 year old Album class we are doing together this summer. Pictured here are the cover of the album (class no. 1) and the first 2-page 8 1x2 x 11 layout they will create (class no. 2) of their July 4Th festivities. Mind you.....you must be THREE to appreciate the goodness.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm Not Sure I'd Call Myself An "Angel"...

Elena, Lorene and I had a blast posing as "Glue Glider Angels" at the Scrapbook Club meet up last week! Getting together with 35 women is truly just an amazing experience. Everyone brings such a different joyous take on Scrapbooking. This month Elena hosted a "Coin Envelope" Swap for those of us that chose to participate. We each decorated a coin envelope and filled it with goodies. We were to make 17 of the same exact envelope. I filled mine with metal corner protectors, flowers, beads, pipe cleaners, Maya Road chipboard key, and a few other things that have slipped my failing mind. I used a Heidi Swapp mask to make the crown and topped it off with some pretty little Page Pebbles. I also stamped, glittered and cut out (well, Teri did my cutting, wink wink), wings to adhere to the outside of the envelope. I wrapped yummy polka dot ribbon that Cierra found for Pink, and tied it with tulle and affixed a Heidi Swapp ghost flower that I painted. Oh yes...and my favorite part....I sewed the sides and bottoms together!! (Thanks Jess!!) I had to re-thread the dang sewing machine a hundred times, but hey...I'm a newbie....hope I can figure out what the heck I am doing wrong!! The picture of my envelope swap doesn't do it justice (tootin my horn here) Anyhooo....enjoy the finished project!

Giggle of the day...I get to Pink today and lo and behold my Mom is there scrapbooking! She was finishing up an Ally kit for a vacation we took to Palm Springs last summer. I said, oh wow, I just printed my pic's from Palm Springs last year to put in that SAME KIT!! We both smiled. Then, I looked at her workspace, and there she had a kit from Candice McLean "Family Vacation" to put our pic's for our upcoming trip......I had JUST BOUGHT that kit too to put the SAME trip in!! We both giggled!! Silly girls.