Saturday, March 05, 2011

March Layout Kit/Class

My kit club ladies wanted some birthday layouts so here they are.  Bear in mind that this month's kit includes 6 pages, comes completely pre-cut and ready for the ladies to assemble.  The cost this month is $20 for all six pages.

I showed them the beginnings of the layouts at the last workshop and they liked them. However, 2 of the ladies cannot make our class Friday the 25th at 6pm, so I am looking for 2 people to take their place! I am of course open to finding another 6 for a second workshop!  So hope you like what you see...

Following are each individual page.

Hope you enjoy them!  Tomorrow it's time for me to post a video and show everyone all the wonderful Prima goodness I got for my personal stash!

Friday, March 04, 2011

I haven't Disappeared, Honest!

I know, I can't seem to keep up with anything or anyone the way I'd like to these days! Have the days gotten shorter? Either they did or my interests have just gotten broader, but at any rate I always feel that there is so much I want to do, look at and read about that often, at the end of the day, I have nothing tangible to show for the day other than the house being clean and the beds and laundry being done!

A couple of weeks ago hubby dragged me along for a nice, if very short, trip to Canada. We went to London Ontario for three days, soI really didn't get to see anyone I knew!  We flew from the Cincinnati airport (CVG), which is actually in Hebron, Kentucky to London (Ontario) via Toronto. As you can see from the very enhanced and brightened picture of Toronto I took from the airplane, we were not flying in on a bright sunny day! Now there was something that I found a little weird!

We flew Air Canada, and believe it or not, all but one leg of the trip was in a prop plane? Yes you heard me right, a plane with propellers, not jet engines! I can't remember the last time I did that, in fact I can't remember doing that at all, but given that I've been flying for over 45 years, yes I am that old though I was pretty young when I first flew to Paris, the odds are pretty good that I must have hopped on a prop plane at some point!

I was fortunate enough to meet and travel with two of Hubby's students and they were seriously the nicest young women. Imagine little me, and I mean that literally as I am just under 5 ft 4 walking with three people who range in height from 5 ft 11 to 6 ft 2!  Yup, I travelled with giants, LOL!

Someone who is not a giant and that we spotted while waiting for our plane in Toronto was Don Cherry and Ron MacLean of Hockey Night in Canada fame! We were reminded of his flamboyant jackets when in the airport in London where he had a jacket he had donated for a charitable cause. I took pictures of Andrea and Brandis with the jacket so they could show their friends and family.

 I did visit a Michaels and two local scrapbook stores while in London and I truly feel sorry for my Canadian scrapbook friends! At this time the Canadian dollar is at par or worth even a touch more than the US dollar, yet an item that costs $1.99 here, was  $4.49 there!  Seriously?  I guess that despite the fact that the item in question was made in China, it must have travelled to the US and then to Canada. 

My biggest disappointment was not finding anything at all in any of the stores that was made in Canada for the Canadian market.  There was one line of stamps in one of the local scrapbook stores, but that was it!  I hope that when I travel in the next year to Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec city, that I will be lucky enough to find something different than the big names we are all familiar with, Prima, My Minds Eye, K & Co etc. It is always finding the things I haven't seen first hand that enchants me when I visit a local scrapbook store!

Next I hope to post my "pages" for the March layout class I'm teaching, so please come back soon!

Thanks for dropping by,

Monday, February 28, 2011

Coupons Week of February 28 to March 5 2011

UPDATE: I've updated Archivers as they have come out with two new coupons. Please see below.

Click here for your 40% off one regular priced item AC Moore coupon!

ARCHIVER'S (UPDATED March 2nd 2011) Click here for your 30% off one item good and the get 3 free if you buy 3 12x12 cardstock or get 5 free if you buy 5 8 1/2 x 11 pieces ofd cardstock. The coupons are good until until March 10th!

Here is the link for this week's ad and coupon (40% off one regular priced item). Of note, clear stamps are 50% off and paper pads are 40% off.

Check out the email promotions I got here.

Click here to see the ad I got via email for this week.

I need some new plastic covering for my tables so I'm off to JoAnns! I'm thinking I also should check out Hobby Lobby as I'd love to get some twine... do they carry that, I wonder! And Archivers... well since I need to go all the way out there for a couple of things... why not! Have fun shopping, I know I will!