“I love scrapbooks. They are one of the finest ways of dejunking life and abode... A good scrapbook is interesting and inspiring even to the stranger...Well put together scrapbooks and photo albums have warmed more hearts than any bound book... Without a good scrapbook, much that's memorable in life is forgotten or damaged or lost...."

~ Don Aslett

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

H2H Spooky Challenge!

This week over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog they are getting ready for Halloween!!  I thought it would be fitting and festive to join the fun!
Here is my "Spooky" home decor project - I love how it turned out with the little monsters and the sparkly letters!

Mix & Mingle Album
Hooligans Level 2 Paper packet
Dimensional Elements Alphabet Uppercase
Party Animal Stamp Set
Opaques Licorice
Sunset Mini Medley
Black, Pear, Gypsy, Sunset, Lagoon, and Smoothie Inks
Blending Pen
Prisma Glitter

Now get spooked and create some creepy crafts for Halloween and then share or check out more at the H2H blog!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Holiday card workshop!

Yep, time to get ready for the holidays already....Christmas is only 2 months away!  I've got something for you that can help you prepare....a card workshop!

At the workshop, you will be able to make 17 cards, some rectangular, some square and even a few round!
Check out the pictures below to see some of the cards you will be able to create.

I have several dates available for this workshop but there are limited spots left for each date so if you are interested, contact me as soon as possible!

Dates:      Sunday, November 14th from 1-5pm at my home in Hamilton
                Friday, November 19th from 6-10 pm at my home in Hamilton
                Saturday, November 20th from 10-2 pm at ScrapThat2! in Burlington

Cost is $20 prepaid by October 31st and includes:  All paper, card bases, envelopes, embellishments and a cutting guide to complete all 17 cards. 
Also: available at the workshop (included in cost): Use of any of my Holiday themed stamps as well as coordinating inks and several tools.
Please bring: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, and your favorite adhesive

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall into scrapbooking this month with Olivia!

Fall has arrived and the weather is beautiful!  (Well, if you don't count that today is very summerlike and it rained most of last week...)  Anyway, enough about NJ weather....let's focus back on Fall, beautiful colors, cool crisp air, apples, fright fests and all the things that the change of seasons brings in October.  Well, certainly after doing all these fun fall activities and taking photos of course, you'll need to scrapbook them!  The Olivia paper pack from Close to my Heart is beautiful with its balance of rich reds and browns complimented by the bright oranges and greens.  Great for whatever Fall has in store for you!

I am offering several Olivia Workshops this month so check out below for more info.  You will complete 4 pages no matter what level you choose. Pages will be different by level.

  Thursday, October 28th from 6:30-9:30 pm      OR        Saturday October 30th from 10am-1pm
RSVP and PREPAY by Saturday October 16th

There are 3 different level choices: (all 3 are available for either session)
Level 1 - for beginners or those that like things to be time efficient and easy.  Very little paper cutting.
Cost: $9.95 (plus ship/tax)

Level 2 - for advanced beginners or somewhat experienced scrapbookers, paper cutting is involved but no stamping is required.    Cost: $17.90 (plus ship/tax)

Level 3 - for the more advanced/experienced scrapbooker.  Kit comes with an exclusive stamp set and much more!  New techniques will be introduced.  Cost: $29.95 (plus ship/tax)

If you are interested in attending one of the sessions, feel free to post a comment here or email me at GrigsterN at yahoo.com.

Happy Fall!!