Sunday, January 15

Friday the 13th... Best Day Ever!

 Greetings Friends!!!

Today I am going to talk about some of my adventures on Friday the 13th!!!  

Friday the 13th was not a day of bad fact, it was full of lovely surprises!  First of all, I got 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.

Meredith's 25th Birthday Layout   It is a very traditional layout with some added fun.  Megan helped me add some space to my work as well as some fun accents that were not stickers.  I used my Celebrations Cartridge to make the gifts and the number.  I cut out some of the paper to make the cupcakes on the side.  I used popup glue dots to make them look 3-D. 

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. 
This is my favorite page!  I didn't have a lot of photos for Emily's wedding.  Most wedding paper is black and white.  Well... look at the photos, they are mostly brown!  So I hunted for about an hour for the perfect paper.  I tried making a circle and incorporating ribbon this time!  I even did some journaling!  I enjoyed this page a lot, but it gave me a headache to make...I didn't know what I was doing until the very end.

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!

After I finished scrapping, I went out for a ladies night with some girlfriends.  We went to La Vie Boheme for some wine before we went out singing for the rest of the night!!!  I was so happy everybody showed up!   The wine bar seemed to be a nice change for everybody...normally I go to Goth Night where dancing is expected, however, La Vie Boheme is a nice relaxing place where you can sip wine and hear some great music.  Everybody seemed excited about the change of pace and were all on board to go sing afterwards!

The girls! Kasey, Liz, Brittany, Meredith, Heather, Melissa, Me and Maggie!

One of my best friends, Brittany!

Before we sang "Dancing Queen!"
We decided to check out The George St. Pub up the street.  Turns out, we all love to sing some karoke.  We sang "Dancing Queen," and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" together.  Brittany and I sang "Bad Romance" (which everybody loved!)

Liz sang "Independence Day" and Meredith sang "Fancy" by Rebba.   Then, I ended the night with the host by singing "Foolish Games," but that's not before I made a fool out of myself by singing "The Bad Touch."   People seemed to love both song choices... next time though, I'm going to try something new... maybe some Spice Girls!

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!



  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome! However, we did NOT sing "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", we sang "I Will Survive"!! <3

  2. We actually left at that point. It was an "at the last moment" kind of ordeal, when the people who signed up for it didn't show. So the hostess pulled us up! But I did forget about "I Will Survive!"

  3. One of my favorite karaoke memories is signing up my coworker's brother to sing Spice Girls. Her and I ended up singing it, but it was pretty funny to put him on the spot like that.


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