Today I am going to talk about some of my adventures on Friday the 13th!!!
Friday the 13th was not a day of bad luck...in fact, it was full of lovely surprises! First of all, I got paid...so I got to go shopping! And what did I purchase? Well, take a look my friend... I purchased a Cuttlebug!!!
I was very excited to use my Cuttlebug. I have been waiting to get one ever since Meredith and I started to emboss together about two weeks ago. I love my Cuttlebug because it is dry embossing and it is great for both scrapbooking and cardmaking. I got quite a few embossing folders that I have all ready been using like mad! Now I want more!!! Anybody willing to share, please let me know!
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to scrap with my friend, Megan for an entire afternoon. We decided to go to Creations Galore, which is located near HWY41. Creations Galore holds its weekly "Crop Night" on Fridays. Megan and I decided to try it out.
When I scrap with another person, I learn about new scrapbooking techniques. Let me tell you, Megan is a very talented scrapper, so working with her for an afternoon was a real honor! Our techniques are different which makes scrapping a lot more fun! We learn from each other (I will admit, I'm still trying to get her to rip paper, but she's rubbing off on me!) While Megan's pages have full of blank spaces, journaling and unique layering, mine are not. My traditional pages consist of about 7-10 pictures scattered between two pages with ripped layers and a lot of stickers. This time, I decided to try to use more space in my work, more journaling and better usage of photos on the pages. Here are a few more pages that I worked on with Megan at Creations Galore.
|This layout was made with help from an instructional packet. I really liked the set up and although I was following instructions, I learned a lot about matting techniques.|
|Loser look at my journaling. Yikes!|
|I tried only using 2 pictures for this event. I used Megan's side puncher to make some fun patterns and give some more free space. I embossed the pink paper.|
A funny part of the night was when we were trying to find a big circle for me to trace. We looked everywhere...turns out the clock was our best best. I climbed up on a chair to get the clock off the wall so I could trace my big circle!
|The girls! Kasey, Liz, Brittany, Meredith, Heather, Melissa, Me and Maggie!|
|One of my best friends, Brittany!|
|Before we sang "Dancing Queen!"|
In conclusion, my Friday the 13th was one of the best days ever! I loved spending it with my friends and doing some of my favorite hobbies! I hope everybody had a wonderful Friday the 13th too!