Thursday, August 23, 2012

CKC Lancaster Haul - Part 5 - The finale

Left: Willa: OMG              Right: Carlie:Hello

Left: Wesley:Shakin                     Right: Mia You

Wesley: Banner

I love their new packaging!!

Clear and Simple Stamps - These are my all time fav of the stamps I purchased at CKC lancaster. Some of these stamps come with the dies to cut out the ragdoll (full body only). I'm so excited about that!! These dolls look like me and my kids! The possibilities are endless! There are many more styles but I got these to start. I just discovered there are shoes and hats that go with the ragdolls so I'm going online to get those this week!! Can't have my dolls running around barefoot! LOL. Note that all the stamps from this company are small sized. I love them for card making, onesies, 3D boxes etc and small layouts.

I love this company. It's run by an African-American mom and daughter team. They always remember me when I come to the booth and show me so much love! Please check out their stamps and hybrid ink, Copics and all their other products!! They teach the best Copics classes around!

And now, for the big teaser....

ScrapRack - this product and this company's free organization seminars (that can be used with any products you already have - you don't have to buy the scraprack but it makes it easier) has changed my life!! My next post will be all about my journey to permanent organization. I took a class on it at CKC Lancaster and have been working on it daily ever since. It's a revolution!!! SO excited to share with you guys. And the best thing is, the next free online series of seminars starts September 11 so you can get in on the fun. Check out the website. Stay tuned to this blog...


Monday, August 20, 2012

CKC Lancaster Haul! Part 4

Here's more of my CKC Lancaster Haul!

Escape Scrapbooking - neon flower soft, mud puddles and Disney embellishments for less!

The Paper Loft - Halloween kits and flip folders to add more pictures and journaling to the scrapbook page.

Queen and Company - Disney embellishments including buttons, bling and paper tape.

SEI - Project kit from a previous conference with lots of goodies in it. White elegance paper that can be colored with chalk, spray ink, ink pads etc.

Shoestring Productions - paper frosting!! a new product that can create dimension on paper. e.g., snow for a winter layout using white paper frosting.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

CKC Lancaster haul! Part 3

Yet another installment of my CKC Lancaster Haul! I'm very excited about these craft supplies. I cannot wait to use all of these items. Once I get my craft room organized it's on!

Embellish It! - I am not usually a collection purchaser but I loved the way these scrabble letters looked and decided to pick up the coordinating paper pack to go with it. The collection is called Basic Grey - Clippings and it's hot off the press from CHA.

Strictly Scrapbooking - OK so I'm in LOVE with the Heidi Swapp embellishments! I got several. In addition I got these sparkly spiral thingys. The fav find was the large silk flowers with chipboard embellishments for the center of the flowers included. It was a "2 for" steal deal.

Craft Fantastic - This is the easiest jewelry (with the fewest steps) I have ever made! I bought the rings, square necklaces and heart necklaces. I taught my 7-year-old daughter how to do it in less than half hour. This is what she made. Aren't these so cute?

The Stamps of Life - I am a member of this monthly stamp club. In a year I have never gotten a set I didn't love! I also love that they have dies now to match their stamps. I have purchased my first two at CKC lancaster. Great projects to come...

The Digital Scrapbook Teacher - These were the most influential classes of the conference. I took 3 (2hr) classes on photoshop elements so that I could learn how to do advanced photo editing techniques. I also learned how to make cards and scrapbook layouts in photoshop elements. I feel empowered with some tools that will benefit everyone... holler at your girl! I will fix your pics for $$.


Thursday, August 16, 2012

CKC Lancaster Haul! Post 2

Here's my 2nd post debuting my haul from CKC Lancaster.  My next stop was Dollar Scrapbooking. They had the cutest fabric brads, crochet flowers, stickers, polka dotted felt and my fav find - Luminarte Radiant Rain Color Concentrate. It's a dauber of twinkling H2O's. I got several colors.

At Heartfelt Creations I found these unmounted stamp storage sheets. They are ridgid and can hold the weight of my unmounted stamp collection. I had a coupon for a free stamp so I chose the one they used for the project they taught at the crop.

This is my favorite company for African and African-American stamps. Rubbernecker has @ 25 stamps with images of color. I have bought several before but here are my new ones!! I also got the 3-pk summer colors of Distress Ink at their booth.

Creek Bank Creations had some really cool items that my crafty friend who attended the convention with me introduced me to. I always have way too many great pics to add to a layout. They have photo fold out books in several sizes that allow you to add a mini book on a scrapbook page. They close with magnets!! I fell in love at first sight. The mini rulers and thread spools from maya road were too cute to leave behind! And I am finally going to try action wobbles so I can get caught wobblin and receive a prize from the action wobble blog!

I have a lot of plans for this colored sand called mud puddles. I bought a brown and a blue colored container with the spatula for spreading it onto my projects. Can't wait to share the projects I make with these cool tools! 

If you have used any of these items, please give me your thoughts and advice in the comments sections of this post. Thanks in advance!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CKC Lancaster Haul! Post 1

I promised I would do something I never have done before... post about all the items I bought at Creating Keepsakes Convention - CKC Lancaster. I am a crafting shop-a-holic so get ready! I would have done this sooner but I have been busy organizing based on the teachings of the people over at ScrapRack! I'll share more about that later as well. And after that, I will post all the things I learned how to make in classes at CKC lancaster. Get ready for an exciting month!

Ok, this is what I bought... it fits in the large blue ikea shopping bag. The only thing I do not have in the pics is the scrap rack items. They were too heavy to carry around.

I love getting bags and t-shirts that have crafty sayings on them. My favs came from the CKC Bookstore. I couldn't deny this tote bag! Isn't it cute?

And I will be wearing these at an upcoming crop. I really believe that housework quote (LOL) and I had had had to join the keep calm movement!

I saw a woman wearing this shirt and I had to run and get me one... I got the last one! It's from Scrapbook Girl and they had sweatshirts, pjs etc. I got some clip it up accessories there as well.

These shirts are from Paper Wizard. I love them for their lazer cut fancy titles. I recently put together one for my Animal Kingdom layout. Here are the products I got from them. Each must be assembled after you take it out the packaging.

Hope you enjoyed this uncharacteristic post... lots more to come...


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Disney - Animal Kingdom Layout

CKC Lancaster was awesome! The classes, the shopping, the prizes, the new crafty friends and the crops were outstanding. Next year I promise to give myself more down time. I was running wild for 3 days and didn't have much focus during the crops. I managed to pull this one layout together based on an idea I had in my head for a while.

My family made its first trip to Disney in FL Christmas week last year. We enjoyed ourselves beyond measure! I figured it would be a great time to scrapbook our adventure. The design dilemma was showcasing our Animal Kingdom safari without showing pages and pages of just animals (which can be boring). I decided to pull out supplies from a class I took at CKC Valley Forge last year - Mosaic Moments. I remembered that with a mosaic I can weave together many pictures into one big scene. The Mosaic Moments grid paper marks exactly where to place the 1" squares to allow for the appropriate spacing.

Here is page 2...

I bought the title from Paper Wizard at CKC lancaster. The title has many layers. The tree is fuzzy even... It took a while to get everything into place but I love the way it looks. I have bought several die cuts from Paper Wizard but never put any together until now.

Side view .... some of the anumals are popped up on foam tape.

I decided to use Mosaic Moments for my entire Disney album using different layouts from their blog and my imagination. This is the first of many. Please let me know what you think.


To view more of my Disney pages check out these links: