Friday, September 21, 2012

Admittedly, I'm terrible...

And apparently, I lie. Even when I don't mean to do it. I prommmiseddd (as my 9 year old whines) to come back after my last blog post and well. I didn't. I stink. And I'm sorry.

But I'm going to try and make it up to you today and be at least a little better about blogging. I've missed it. And I've missed you guys and now that the kiddos are back in school maybe I'll have more than 2 minutes to myself to think during a day. Maybe.

So here are the fun things I want to talk about and share with you today!
First up is this:

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Whoot! That's right! The fall issue of the all-new and improved and BIGGER Scrapbook & Cards Today is now available! I love the work I did in this issue and let me tell you, the eye candy abounds! (A personal favorite is my girl Vicki Boutin's 3 Designer layout called "Let's Go!" Trust me, you won't want to miss it! Get your free e-copy TODAY by clicking HERE or if you MUST (like me) have a paper copy, order your subscription now or hurry to your local LSS!

And then there's THIS:
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My darling friend Lynn Ghahary has put up an amazing workshop at Two Peas in a Bucket called "Step up your Scrapbooking." It's only $25 and worth. every. penny. And I'm not just saying that because she let me be a teeny part of it. I'm saying it because I spent some real time last night going through the entire workshop and being blown away with the caliber of projects and material that is included. If you ever, ever, ever wanted to challenge yourself to take your scrapbooking to the "next level", then this class is for you!

Below are just small peeks into two of the pages I did for Lynn's class. The first was for a section on Journaling and the other in the Titles chapter. The one on the right is one of my fave pages in ages!
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And finally, my "apology" for being so sporadic lately - a GIVEAWAY!!!! Last weekend was Archiver's SCRAPFEST in Minneapolis and not only did I make and take all three days of the events, but I also taught two classes a day. My favorite class was my BasicGrey Clippings class and I brought back my teacher's kit (with full instructions) for a lucky one of you!!
Here's a little sneak of the three single page layouts you can make with the kit:
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Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what things you still need to/are wanting to scrapbook, then enter saying you did so using my RaffleCopter and you could win!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a wonderful Friday!
xo,
Kelly

43 comments:

Becki Adams said...

This looks fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win :)

PattiM said...

Since we just had a granddaughter and a grandson due in march, I'll be trying to catch up on it all. TFTS

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

TeenaBugg38 said...

I have five boys, I will NEVER be caught up!!! I'd love to go back and scrap my older boys photos but I am usually so wrapped up in the here and now.

Dawn said...

Hi Kelly!! I have all three babies still to get caught up on with scrapbooking!! I am looking forward to doing baby pages and am just settling into my new scrap room so hoping to find inspiration! But right now I am hoping to get some Halloween home decor done!!! Hope to see you at Crop and Create Burnaby next year! (Don't think Tristan will be coming this time!)

MNJackson said...

There never seems to be enough time or energy in the day to complete all my uncompleted projects. I am slowly getting them done so there is a bright spot. I would love at this time to get my daughters wedding album completed. It's only been since June so it's not too bad.
Glad to see you back on your blog, we've missed you!!

serenarepsold said...

It was so great to see you last week at scrapfest Kelly. I really enjoyed your class.Of course I didn't get to take the clippings class, so, I would love to win. I was so proud of myself this year. I was able to keep up in your class and I didn't get stressed out over not finishing any of my projects. What a difference a year makes LOL! Now, I have 20 projects to complete from scrapfest. I know what I will be working on for the year!Good luck everyone!

Kelly Massman said...

I'd love to scrapbook about my son's graduation from high school and his transition to Mizzou!!! TFS! And, no you are not terrible!!!

Mernin said...

I have a stack of photos that I need to scrapbook, but right now I want to do a layout for my new baby with ultrasound photos. Thanks for the chance to win! Would have loved to go to scrapfest...

melanie said...

The kit looks cool, hope you are coming back to Moncton for next year's Scrapbook and Cards crop!

Maretta said...

Oh, this is just too cute! Thank you for sharing and I love your blog...I'd never visited before, but it's really cute!

blupixy said...

I have so many things on my list to scrapbook! I have my daughters first year album to work on (she is now 3) and catch up on PL. Then there is a stack of photos and memories to capture on other layouts as well! THanks for the chance to win!

Nancy L said...

I need to scrapbook my journey during these last few months as I go through a possible change in career. It will be fun to look back and see what fun and struggles I had.

Jennifer Cowan said...

I need to scrapbook my daughters first birthday before she turns two next month!

Michelle said...

Oh Kelly, thank you for taking a minute from the M&T's to say hello!!! It was so good to see you!! I really wanted to take one of your classes, but duty calls (and hubby couldn't get away from work). Next year, right?! :)
Things I need to scrapbook?? LOTS!!! I take SO many photos and am playing catch up. I still have photos from last summer, three DW trips and a trip to WI Dells (to name a few :o )

Tracey said...

HA! Life is what happens while we are busy making plans, right!?!?!

Thanks for the chance at this amazing kit!!

Sereknitty said...

Hi Kelly! I need to catch up on my 3 grandboys layouts for their albums and also have to start on some of our new puppy Jake. I've been drooling over the clippings line since it first came out and would love to win!

wendipooh13 said...

glad you are back!!!!!

I want to scrap all the fun photos from summer that I have ready to go!!! and get back caught up on my project life album

Margie said...

Can't wait to get my pics from Labor Day weekend in the mountains back so that I can scrap them!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Right now, I'm still working on last Spring and early summer, so I have a ways to go yet to catch up! LOL!

Cynthia B. said...

I've been meaning to scrapbook my daughter's 4th grade year - she's in 5th now and I was doing so well but lost steam. I also need to scrap about our summer adventures as a family.
And you're totally "forgiven" - so glad you're postin I inspire us and give us this chance to win an awesome kit! (I bet Scrapfest was awesome!!) thank you!

Kristine in WA said...

Twin Kindergartners... first day of school... Imagining the possibilities... :) thanks for the fun

Melissa D. said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway! I am very familiar with the chaos of back to school! Hope you are able to get in the groove soon (for that matter, I hope I am too :)

Melissa D. said...

Oh, I've been meaning to scrapbook our trip up north from last year:/

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

I am still scrapping photos from 2007! So I've been meaning to catch up - but I think I'll be playing catchup forever!

Jamie K. said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Marcia said...

I want to scrap a family trip to Cincinnati.

Kimberly said...

I'm so far behind on my scrapping i think i'm first....i'll be seeing you in Ottawa soon and i hope you can help...i'm a little scared as i no nothing about scrapbooking...i mostly do cards...well i'm hoping for the best..can't wait to meet you..tfs

Sharon said...

Now that things have 'slowed down' I need to get down with my peeps at the scrapbook store and get back on track. I need this time.

Ashly said...

I am so sporadic when I scrap, so I have random fun and beautiful photos that I still have sitting around. Your class looks amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly said...

I really need to finish DS's 1st year and my 1st 2 running events (10k).

I'mm planning on signing up for Lynn's class. I thought it looked awesome too!

Leanne4Ever said...

I have several mini albums I've started... they really need to be fished!!

TracieClaiborne said...

I couldn't figure out how to comment on that thing! I really want to scrap my fall favorites right now, using my new Simple Stories Fall collection.

Laura C said...

I've missed your blog posts!

Terri H. said...

I have so many things on my "want to do" list. This time of year I'm reminded that I want to do Halloween albums for my 2 kids. Oh, and of course I still need to do school pictures (my kids are adults now!). However, I love my BGPOTM because at least it forces me to be productive at least once a month! Glad to see you blogging again. :-)

Linda E said...

There are so many pages on my "To Make" list but our cruise to Bermuda, back to school and kitchen remodel top the list!

Lisa said...

Ummm...if you take the chronological part of me I "have to" do some serious catching up on my own photos and stop scrapping for other people. If you take my "want" side, I want to scrap the homecoming pics I JUST took of my son. (that hurts the chronological side of me to say. lol)

sheezie11 said...

Hmmmm....soccer season has started and I need to get those pages done for my grandson's album.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

My biggest project is working on my 3 kids school albums. I have saved papers, documents, pictures, art work, notes, etc. I just take it one school year at a time. It's such a fun process.

Leesa said...

I haven't really scrapbooked in about 2.5 years since I have two small boys. I really need to get off my duff and work on getting their scrapbooks started and up to date. Thank you for this giveaway!

chicane said...

I need to scrapbook my own childhood photos!

Jenn said...

Nice to see you back! :)

Jenn

Zeneva said...

I still need to scrap the baby photos of my 3 children. Keep meaning to, but then another photo of today happens and needs to be done!

Julie M said...

I've got a permanently long list of cards to make, never mind scrapping!! BG is and always has been my favourite paper company, and Clippings is a fab line. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie :o)