Monday, June 11, 2007

Great Weekend!

I had another productive weekend. First, Friday evening I finished my blanket I was crocheting. At least I thought I had. I goofed. I used some purple yarn to go around the edge of the blanket. It looked very nice. But I edged the hat and jacket which is the rest of the set in blue. I didn't realize this until Sunday. I felt like an idiot. Now I need to remove the edging and redo it in blue. It's not hard but I really thought I was through and I was ready to wash and block my finished project. Oh well. At least it did not take me long. LOL Here is my blanket.

It's nothing fancy just a single crocheted blanket with two rows of PURPLE single crocheted edging. What a goof I am.

Anyway Saturday I spent the day at Windy City Scrapbooks with the ladies of the Mocha Memories Scrapbook Club. This was my first time meeting these wonderful ladies in person. I had a very good time. I also had a very productive day. We scrapped from 10am to 6pm and I worked on five layouts. I have very little more to do to one of them but I finished this small album for my mother to give as a gift to her friend. Here are some of the pages

She was doing the electric slide with other members of her group. The background paper is bazzill along with the green paper at the top. Also I used some Miss Elizabeth (dollar store packs of paper) patterned paper. I used the AMM template for my swirls and I used some floss to stitch. I added some rhinestones too. The chipboard letters are some leftovers I had from another layout. I used the negative because I didn't have enough letters and I backed the negative with some beautiful glitter paper I bought at the store. I believe the pink ribbon was from a swap. Too much fun with this one for words.

This is my mother's friend with her husband. They are a lovely couple. Very nice and outgoing. They stay busy! I used all the same things as the above layout plus my script alphabet for the letters. I also inked the edges. There is a little chipboard I added too.

This is a bit of a scraplift from another layout I have made from a TAC class I took from my friend Marisa. I loved the layout and I thought I could crop the photos to make an 8 X 8 layout. I think it turned out well.

My Mom isn't the greatest of photographers. I tried to hide all the unnecessary space with some cardstock and I think it came out pretty good. I should have inked the edges in hindsight. But overall I think it turned out well.

This is all but one of my layouts completed on Saturday. I didn't post the last one because it needs a little something. As soon as I complete it I will post my layout.

Here is a picture of the Mocha Memories ladies we took at the store. If you are ever in Chicago and you scrapbook you want to make sure you visit this store! I spent like $76 there. I was so bad. But alas I did not beat my friend Kim. She knows she is a shopaholic. It must be nice.

On Sunday I went to church and visited with my Mom. It was a nice and restful day. My aunt came by and we went out and came back and relaxed. By the time I arrived home I was ready for bed.

So stay tuned for more crocheted projects, Tasteful Thursdays, scrapbook layouts and possibly some personal adventures.



Adrienne said...

Looks like you had a good weekend! I want to see the blanket with the blue edging on it! Too cute!

flygirlual said...

love how you used the class layout!! I didnt even recognise it!