Monday, October 31, 2011

making it cool with chalkboard

there are a few items that
i've been obssessed with lately.
1. chevron
2. chalkboard
3. felt

well, today we'll be talking about chalkboard. :)
i've been getting ready for this thirty-one bags party.
i sure hope more ppl RSVP.
hint, hint. ;)

i purchased this chalkboard vinyl at  hobby lobby.
it's got an adhesive back
and with my 40% off coupon
(which you can find on their website almost always)
this roll was only $5.

here are just a couple crafty ideas at work:

chalkboard wine labels

 to get the labels off,
just soak the bottles in warm water
for an hour or so.

chalkboard in a frame - one of my photobooth props, but it'd be cute home decor too.

i'm also just cutting them up
for chalkboard nametags
and chalkboards strips to label plastic cups.
very cool stuff.


Friday, October 14, 2011

scrapper challenge: tell your story

note: i was going to do a video post
about this year's scrapper challenge,
but after attempting it,
i realized i suck in front of the camera,
so here i am instead. :)

being the organizer of get inspired,
i have met many amazing women
and have heard tons of super-amazing stories.

many of you probably started
scrapbooking the same way i did...
creative memories party? ;)

we all start for various reasons...
but, what keeps you scrapbooking?

some women started when
they discovered they were sick
and wanted to leave their legacy
for their children.

some women use it as a creative outlet,
because they don't feel creative anywhere else.

tons of reasons.
tons of stories.
so, i'm asking you to
tell your story
for the scrapper challenge.

my hope is that you hear stories of
why other women scrapbook
and it reminds you of
why you love it so much
or you discover you
have something in common
and maybe make a new friend.

(btw, if you remember,
make a new friend was
the spring event scrapper challenge
and it was a big hit.
gina myers said she made 50 new friends.
LOL! sorry, i couldn't resist that shout-out.)

i'll start.
there are several reasons why i scrapbook...
  1. i think of scrapbooking as something sheerly for me. yes, i love that i'm leaving something for my children to look at 50 years from now. but, i'm also creating as a way to express myself.
  2. i'm hoping that one day suri and her future siblings will look through my scrapbooks and say: "hey mom was kinda one time." LOL!
  3. i love the social aspect of scrapbooking. this is why i push for that so much for the get inspired events. i've made some great friends from scrapbooking. i think its a great opportunity to connect with people.
  4. it makes me reflect on my blessings. i always feel more grateful after scrapbooking because its usually about someone i love. it's hard to be grouchy when you're scrapbooking.
so, please think about your story.
this is a heads-up:
i'll be asking scrappers to share their story
on the microphone.
*dun, dun, duuuuuuuuuunnnn.*

don't worry, myself or my sister
will be faciliating this, so no pressure.
it will be more like we're having a conversation. ;)

i have given you some nifty gel pens,
so you can write it down.
you could also share your story
with your scrap-neighbor or someone else.

thanks, loves.
over and out.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

get inspired fall event: crank that knob

hello, my get inspired lovelies,

i know it's been quiet on
the get inspired front lately,
but now it's time to crank that knob

it's only six more weeks until the Fall event
and with the way time has been flying
it'll be here before we know it.
woot, woot!!!!
(that's a double woot, btw.)

there are about 11 spots left,
so if you know of any scrappers
who'd like to join us,
please let them know asap.

how about some quick updates?

1. prizes will be given by.the.row.
there are 20 rows total with 17 scrappers each.
ten rows will be winners of
some pretty awesome prizes.
(there are 17 of each prize,
so row winners gets the same thing.)

do the math...that makes your chances 50/50.
pretty good, right?!
plus, vendors will be giving prizes on top of that.
here is a sneek peak at my prizes:

did you notice the rub-ons, clear stamps,
metal embellishments and scrap kits?


2. the get inspired gift + scrapper challenge....
as you know,  e v e r y o n e  gets the get inspired gift.
so, if  you don't win one of the many prizes,
you won't be leaving empty-handed. :)
(not counting the 5 totes of scrapping supplies
you'll probably be bringing with you.)

for the get inspired gift, you'll be receiving a large  
page embellishment that either says:
"true friendship is seen through the heart not the eyes"
or a glittery "home sweet home".

also, the additional get inspired gift is gel pens.
(metallic gold/silver or black/white).

i've combined this gift with the scrapper challenge this time.
the scrapper challenge is: tell your story.
i will be posting up more about the scrapper challenge later
and explaining why i chose it for this year.
(i'm debating with myself on whether to
do a video post for this one.
eeekk. nervous.)

truly excited and looking forward to this event.
of course, the photobooth + my special props
(yes, the ideas are a'brewin for those)
and wall of inspiration are returning also.

start countin down the days, ladies.
we'll be seeing each other soon. ;)