Saturday, January 29, 2011

More pictures of Grandma's 80th Birthday Party

Here are some pictures of the family at Grandma's party.

This is My Mother-in-Law and Step-Father-In-Law they married 1 year after Steve and I did.  

Steve is Joan's oldest Son and this is our Family.  back row, Steve, Janice,Charlie, Dawn and in the front row James, Zack, Jordan is standing behind Great Grandma, Mary & Hailey.

Steve's Sister Barbara was not able to make it to the party but she came and spent most of the week here with her Mother before the party.

This is Dianne, She is Joan's 2nd daughter and 3rd in line.  Dianne's daughter Hali and her little girl Piper were able to stay for the party.

Jim, is Joan's 4th child and this is his family, Alex, Karl and Kyle.
Dave is Joan's 5th child and this is his wife Tammy (the photographer) and their Son Gabe.  Tammy also scrapbooks and creates for Citrus Hill Studios.  
You should check out her blog

Maria, Joan's youngest daughter, was not able to  make it to the party either.

Dan is Joan's youngest and he and Nancy have Sonny and twins Henry Paul and Ruby June.

Here are 3 of the cousins Karl, Gabe and Zack.  They had so much fun playing together.  You can't tell it by his size,  but Zack is 2 1/2 years older than Karl and 3 years older than Gabe.  The girls better watch out when these three grow up.  Just look at those eyes.

Thanks Tammy for all the GREAT pictures.

Now I get to create some more scrapbook pages. Yeah!!!

Happy Scrapin',


Saturday, January 22, 2011

I went to my Meetup today and made cards, lots of cards.  All of them from the Wings level 2 paper pack and B1369 Rosy Regards and January's Stamp Of The Month, D1452 Find your Style stamp set.  I followed the directions for these cards from the Wishes How To Book for the Christmas workshop.    There are 8 cards total.  The directions show you how to cut the card-stock and the Background paper to make 16 cards.  All you have to do is add the embellishments.

 Card #1
 Card #2
 Card #3

Card #4

 Card #5

 Card #6

 Card #7

 Card #8

I hope you like the cards.  Please leave me a comment to let me know which one is your favorite.

I also made the additional cards from the Wings Workshop On The Go kit and the second 2 page layout but I still need to add pictures, then I will post them.

Happy Scrapin',


Friday, January 21, 2011

New Card Class coming soon.

I am so excited I just had to share with everyone.  My Mother-In Law recently moved into Flagstone Senior Living in The Dalles, OR. She asked me to come up and share some of my craft ideas with her.  She has always been a very busy person and very active in the community, but now has given up her car and finds herself with nothing to keep herself busy.  I thought this would be a great way to start a class for others to enjoy also.  I have been wanting to talk to the Activities director there to find out if I could teach a simple card class, so today I made time to make the phone call and get this class set up.  My first class will be on February 19th @ 10:00am. Now I just have to come up with some simple cards.  I think I will make Birthday, Thank you, Thinking of you and maybe some Sympathy cards, that way they can use them.  I will post pictures of the cards that I come up with this next week.

After the class I can spend some time with my Sister on her birthday.

Happy Scrapin',


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wings Artwork

This is the Wings Workshop on the go Scrapbook pages, I made these pages today and decided to add My Mother-In-Law's 80th Birthday party pictures, here they are.

I haven't figured out my new laptop yet so I don't know how to crop the pictures, sorry about that.

Here are the 3 cards that go with the kit.

 Here is the gathering project I had tonight at class.

Then while I sat by myself I decided to make a couple more cards.

This card is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

This is a 3" x 3" easel card

Let me know what you think.

There are 2 more pages and 3 more cards to make with this kit and lots of other possibilities. I will post them when I get them finished.  The price of the kit is only $29.95 and you get a level 2 paper pack, an exclusive stamp set that only comes in the kit, embellishments and one of our new Spray pens along with complete instructions on how to cut, stamp and spritz the papers.  If you want to know more about the Workshops on the Go its, send me an email or call the number at the top of my blog and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grandma Turns 80!

Well you know we couldn't leave that alone.  So we planned this huge wonderful surprise party.  I started this idea just before Christmas and got all the family in on it.  Then I contacted the Church and Senior center to see where we could have the party. The Church Hall was available and was the perfect place to have the party.  I sent out invitations and started making party decorations.  We were able to keep it a complete surprise.  Here are some pictures that I took, between visiting and making sure everything ran as planned.

As Grandma (Steve's Mom) entered the room we started singing Happy Birthday.  She was so surprised.

The first thing she said to me was I wondered where you were.  She said Barbara( her Daughter who lives in Alaska) was here most of the week and didn't even say a word. Barbara was not able to make it to the party as she had made other plans that could not be changed.  So out of 7 children she had 5 there and all in on the surprise.

I took her for a fitting so that I knew the Tiara would fit.  I told her she was Queen for the day and she said just for the day?

My Son James had to give Grandma a hug and wish her a Happy Birthday  as she was starting to mingle with her friends.
 Grandpa Bill and Grandma holding Ruby June one of her youngest Sons Twins.
 Grandma holding Ruby and Dan (Her Youngest Son) Giving her a Birthday hug and kiss.
 Bill Standing Grandma holding Ruby, June Dan's MIL) Holding Henry Paul, Ruby Junes Twin, Dan and way in the back is Dan's brother David
Bill, David, Dan and Grandma holding Ruby and Grandma June holding Henry.
My Granddaughter Hailey and My Sister-in-Law Dianne's Granddaughter Piper playing under the table we had set up for the kids to make valentine cards while the adults were visiting.
 My Sister Shirley, putting the finishing touches on the cake.  I had forgot to add the little pearls to the main base cake like we had to the two round layers.  She also made a Gluten Free cake so that those who couldn't have Gluten could still enjoy some cake too. I don't know what I would have done with out her.  She was so much help.  She came at 9 am and even stayed and helped clean up till we left at 4pm..
This is Grandma Joan standing behind her cake that I made, wearing her tiara.

We only ate the top round layer which was white cake with Bavarian Cream and Raspberry filling and 1/4 of the bottom cake which was Chocolate with Chocolate Mousse filling.  So I donated The large chocolate layer to St Vincent De Paul for their community meal and I took the rest to the Senior Center where they were getting ready for bingo.  We also had a couple salads left by some guests and we donated those to the Community meal too.

Just as I took the last picture Little Piper walked up with a balloon tied to her wrist (so that Mom and Grandma Dianne could find her) and it looked so cute with her standing there next to Great Grandma, I just had to take another one.
 I made these to go on the table covers for the cake table and the food tables.  I stamped the pink with brown butterflies then scored every 1/2 inch and folded accordion style and connected both ends together then pressed flat and glued to a circle in the back.

I bought these table decorations and added the pink butterflies and the center medallion.

Here is a better picture of them.

I made the small medallions the same as I did the big ones.  We had pink balloons tied to them while they were on the tables.  I wish I would have gotten more pictures of the way we had things set up.  The food table (4 to be exact) was full of delicious looking food and it smelled wonderful too.  I couldn't eat most of it because of the Elimination diet that I am on.  I feel so much better than I have in a very long time so I was good and didn't try anything.  NOT EVEN THE CAKE!!!  I didn't even taste the frosting, I had my sisterShirley do that.  And those of you who know me, I hope your not on the floor.

I think I talked to everyone who entered the party and they all came up to me before they left and thanked me  for inviting them and letting them be part of this wonderful party.  I had some ask me if I do this for a living and when I said no they said that I should because it ran so smoothly and was a very nice party.  One lady said that she and her husband owned the Bakery in The Dalles for 30 years and thought I had done a wonderful job on the cake and the flavor and moistness was fantastic and coming from a bakers wife that is quite a compliment. She saw I had a line up of people waiting for cake and said do you mind if I help you?  She helped cut and serve the cake.  Then suggested that I donate some of it to St Vincent De Paul's community dinner, so I did.

My Daughter Dawn and her Husband Charlie and all 4 grandchildren were a tremendous help also.  They helped set up which included unloading my van and their car and directing people who brought food where to set it and had people sign the poster so that Grandma could see who all was there, in case she didn't get to talk to everyone.  Dawn and Shirley started the clean-up as soon as they saw people starting to clear out.  Steve jumped in the kitchen and started doing dishes.  I had a couple ladies tell me that I had trained the fellas right when she saw that they were doing so much to help.   My family is very helpful when I get these big ideas to throw a party like this.  I don't know what I would do without them.

My Sister-in-Law Tammy is a photographer and scrap-booker( ) and she took family pictures of each of the families with Grandma so that we have generational pictures.  I will post ours when I get it.

I know this isn't cards or Scrapbooking but I hope you enjoyed the story and pictures.

Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wings Workshop On The Go.

For January's card and scrapbook classes I am going to use the Wings workshop On The Go kit.

This is the gathering project that we will make.

Here is the first layout that we will be making.

Here are the cards for the first card class.

Here is the Second layout that we will be making.

Here are the second set of cards we will be making.

G1016Wings Workshop Kit (includes):
Wings Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)
My Acrylix® Wings Workshop ($13.95)
Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection ($4.95)
Spray Pen (1) ($1.30)
Workshop Guide ($1.00)
Retail Value:
You Pay:

If you would like to order the kit from me just send me an email, I accept PayPal and ProPay.

I hope you will sign up for my Meetup group and join me for my classes.

Happy Scrapin',


Saturday, January 1, 2011

I can hardly believe that it is January 2011 already.

Happy New Year! 

I haven't posted in a while and I really should have.  There have been lots of things going on in  our life.  Some I can talk about and others I can not yet.  We stopped by My Sister's on Christmas day visited for a short time then went on to Dufur to visit Steve's family for Christmas and had a wonderful time.  Steve and I spent the night in The Dalles and visited with my brother on Sunday before we drove home.  We spent the night at home and headed for Lincoln City for a couple days.  There was a storm coming in and the wind was blowing the rain sideways.  The wind was very strong, it kept me awake most of the second night there.  We did have a good time even if the weather was yucky.

Monday is my birthday and because my Son will be out of town working they decided to give me my present tonight.  They gave me a Toshiba Laptop.  I have spent the last few hours setting up all my favorite settings and finding all my favorite places so I decided I better update my blog too.  Hopefully this will make it a little easier to keep updated.

Steve and his Mother's birthday's are this month also.  I guess I should start working on some cards.  I have been really bad since February I haven't sent out Birthday cards and I was doing so well getting them out on time before that.

I have scheduled some new dates for my Meetup Group for the coming year, you can join my meetup Group by clicking below the Beavercreek Paper Crafters Meetup Group Icon on the top right corner of my Blog. It is free to join and there is no obligation to come.  I add pictures of the projects that I will teach when I get them ready.

I am hoping to start a class in The Dalles so I can visit with my Family more often.  My Mother-In-Law has asked me to come up and show her some things that she can do.  She recently gave up her car and they  moved to Flagstone in the independent living area and is not used to it yet.  So I agreed to come up once a month to visit and do a craft of some kind.

Happy Scrapin',