Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yet another layout!!

Here's another layout I've just completed for the Nic Howard on-line scrapbooking class I'm taking. This is Chris's graduation from high school in 2009. Blue was the color we were to work with which was perfect for the school colors and for helping me get another page done for the 2009 album. I love doing the clusters which I could not do before this class and I can still benefit from more practice.
I hope you all have a very blessed day and stay dry!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sharing my love of scrapbooking....

This is my favorite recent page that I did for the Big Picture class. The theme for this class was green so I immediately think of my Oroville pictures. The lake view is from our deck, isn't that fun?  I used Queen Bee paper from Pink Paislee for this layout because of the wonderful die-cut page which I cut in half. The technique that thrilled me the most was my own by accident. I painted a Maya Road chipboard swirl with  Ranger Lettuce wash. It covered the chipboard beautifully. But when it dried and I painted just a bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold over the wash it created an incredible thing. Stop now, drop everything and go try it!!  

Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your family time. Eat all the pie, potatoes, and stuffing and start your diet after the first of the year ;-).

 I am thankful for the opportunity to create and share pages and cards with you. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to stop by and look. If you are traveling over the holiday, be safe. God bless your holiday and I hope you find some time to create. 


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter/Christmas Card Class

These are two cards I've made for the class coming up on Dec. 11th at 10:00 am at Anna's house. The class will be $20 and will include10 fun cards for Christmas or winter depending on the sentiment you choose to put on the inside. 

I have been really busy with the scrapbooking classes I'm taking on-line. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love them. You can find some free sketches from Valerie Salmon here. It is a big help to getting started on a page and to having a fun and done page in the end!  The "All a Buzz" sketch is a bee migration that occurred downtown one day last year. I was able to capture the whole story with the pictures I took. It was really interesting how the bee man found the queen and then the rest of the bees followed her to a box that the queen was placed in.

I'll share more fun layouts and cards in the next day or so.  In the meantime, have a richly blessed day my friends. Make a list so you can feel good about crossing things off ;~).


Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Nathan Day!!

Both of the layouts I want to share with you today are featuring Nathan!  I do have another son, and I do take pictures of him.  Chris is a wonderful guy and I'll share pics of him soon. The 1st layout is another that is inspired by the Got Sketch 106 class I'm taking.  I'm happy that it captures the excitement and fun of the day. The day the Pittsburgh Steelers (Nathan's fav team) won the Super Bowl!

This is a layout of Nathan's baseball days.  It was created for the Nic Howard class I'm taking on Big Picture Classes to highlight the color orange.  I loved making the cluster which I have wanted to learn to do for a while now. The page is not too busy and yet the cluster is relevant to the pics.

 I'm having another Christmas card class on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 9:30 at Anna Bearden's house.  Tomorrow I'll be posting the cards for another card class coming up very soon.  This is a great way to socialize, have a few laughs and get your cards done at the same time.  
I hope you are feeling richly blessed today and that your Thanksgiving plans are coming along nicely ;~).

XO, Lorelei 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fun layout to share

Good Morning!!

I'm excited today! We are getting an upgrade to our satellite system and we'll be able to watch 2 different channels now and record!! Now I know everybody can already do this and you probably don't understand the excitement I feel, but this is truly a giant step for the Wojciks! This is part of my campaign to become more techno savvy within my family. Next step might be updated cell phones so stay tuned ;~).

Nathan's team lost their game in Florence, but they played really, really well against maybe the best team in the state in Siuslaw. Last night they gave the awards out for fall sports and Nathan received an Honorable Mention for both Tight End and Middle Linebacker for our conference within the state of Oregon and more importantly received Defensive Player of the Year from his teammates!!  Of course he wasn't able to attend because he was working a project for school. What!!!! Yep, that's right. His dad and I were disappointed but he had to choose and getting the project done for English won out. Awww yes.

In the My Time of my life, I created this layout for the Got Sketch 106 on-line class I'm taking. The technique we learned was to make the accordion flowers. This layout is made with Graphic 45 "Le Romantique." I am pleased with the result and once again may I say that working with Graphic 45 papers is so much fun. The embellies are from Prima "Flights of Fancy." The pictures are of my cousin Joel's wedding in Lake Tahoe last year. We had such a great time and now the memories are ours forever. I love that part.

Well I have to be off to get my house ready to have new and better TV!! (which I don't watch during the day, how do people get anything done?). I hope your day is super awesome and you are able to find time for you.


Friday, November 5, 2010

It's going to be a football weekend!!

This is the Middle Linebacker and Tight End for the fabulous Hidden Valley Mustangs who are going to play Siuslaw from Florence in the first round of the playoffs this evening!!  Go MUSTANGS!!

This is Nathan's senior pic taken yesterday by my dear friend Laura. Isn't it fabulous!! She's awesome and came on very short notice, which did not shake her creative mojo and she produced this awesome shot and more. Love ya Laura, you are incredible. If you need professional photos taken, please call her at 541-944-8229.  It does help when you have a subject as awesome as this ;-).

Then on Saturday we slip on over to Autzen Stadium to see the Ducks take on the Huskies!! Doesn't that sound like a fun weekend? The Ducks have been awesome this year and I don't think the Huskies have a chance but maybe that's the way we like it!! wink wink (in case there's any Huskies fans out there).

I've been taking an on-line class at Big Picture Classes from Nic Howard. Colour or is it Color is the name of the class, Nic is from New Zealand, and I made these tags to illustrate the colors we'll be working on for the next few weeks. I had so much fun making them. Why do I like tags so much? Maybe for the same reason I love making cards.

I promised in my last post to share the fall arrangement on my kitchen table with you and so here it is.
I know I say this all the time but I do love fall and I don't think we honor it enough if we want to hurry Christmas. I am in favor of fall lasting until Thanksgiving which, by the way, is in Winter! Can you believe it? But here on my blog we are going to stay with fall a little longer. I hope you have a very happy, blessed weekend and I'll see you back here next week.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Finally, I feel like decorating for fall!

I have been wanting to bake, decorate, create and organize.
 Hmmm, I know I'm not pregnant...
Remembering back I think I feel this way every fall.
Another thing that helped the creative juices get flowing was going to the Kitchen tour with my friend Deb. There are some fabulous kitchens out there! My favorite was the Wilkinson ranch. The home was so much a reflection of the couple that owned it. Very rustic with memorabilia of his rodeo days blended in with Carolyn's excellent decorating style.

So when I got home, I had this urge to put a little fall on the inside of my home.
My simple candle arrangement makes me happy. The leaves on the bottom of the charger are ones I have been collecting on the walks I've been taking with friends at the All Sports Park. Oh, the fall colors are so beautiful there. I will take a picture tomorrow and share the beauty with you.

The cards I'm sharing today are made with Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love collection. I bought lots of it because the colors are so me, yep the Fall Girl.
I hope that wherever you are you have a beautifully blessed day. Take a moment to look at the beauty God has given us this day. Let the beauty within show too!
On that note, I'm going into my studio to create.

XO, Lorelei

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Card Classes!!

My friend Anna has asked to do some card classes for her.  Yeh and whoot whoot!! I love teaching how to do what I love to do, thank you Anna.
Anna is a Creative Memories Consultant (you can find her here).  Creative Memories has these super cute packs that I'm using to make Christmas cards. You could also use them to make scrapbook pages (we all know that's our other love ;~).  Reminisce Christmas Additions is the one I used to make the cards above. The coolest thing is that everything except the ribbon, brads and cardstock for the base of the card comes in the pack!  Designer paper in 12 x 12 as well as  pre-cut double sided papers, word stickers and the cute cardstock stickers that I've used on these cards all comes in the one pack. The cards I'll be showing you have a beautiful vintage feel, and this isn't all!  I'll be able to get 10 cards out of this one pack!!

  You need to pencil us in on your calendar for Anna's Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 13th from 10 am to 4 pm. She's going to have Gold Canyon Candles, Creative Memories, Jewelry Making with Patty Tatum, Me and my cards, food and crop time, if you want. I think it will be well worth checking out and I'll have more info for you soon and more cards to share!

I'm going to leave you this: What did the pumpkin with a boo boo need??

A pumpkin patch!! (Wah, wah, wah)

XO, Lorelei

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My first challenge entry!!

I did it!! I entered my first challenge with!! This is officially is SC302.
I made this card with last year's Kaisercraft paper that I had in my stash
(ah stash... ;~)
The challenge is to take a sketch and make a card from it.
Have I mentioned that I really like sketches for scrapbooking?
Well believe it or not, this is my first sketch for cards!
I usually start from scratch with paper I want to use and go from there or
I take a card idea I like and then tweak it to make it my own or
just out and out copy it!! (Not too often and when I do, I try to get permission)
So... this was really fun and I just might have yet another addiction (I was getting low on them, ha).

If you'd like to try this you can find Splitcoast here. If the site seems overwhelming, don't give up!  Give me a shout and I'll help you out
(I'm there for you babe ;~)

In closing, let me leave with this thought:  GO GIANTS!!! Beat Philly!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Travel Banner for my Studio!!

I had so much fun making this banner! I have a travel theme in my studio so I made a TRAVEL Banner!
Oh and maybe I should mention, I LOVE to Travel!!
 I used 7 Gypsies for the background paper which I placed on chipboard with Zip Dry.
(my fav for paper on chipboard ;~)
I love the new Steampunk by Graphic 45 and the way I could use snips and pieces.
Tim Holtz Filmstrip ribbon, Tissue Tape, Gears, Metal Word tags, stamps and Grunge Paper (for the flower on the "L") and Distress Ink could not be left off.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Chips "Tattered Traveler" were perfect for this also.
A little bit of ribbon here and there and wah lah!!
Creative Memories letters were perfect for the funky style I had going on.

I hope you had a great day creating something you love, if not, I hope you have creative dreams!

XO, Lorelei

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A little Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland Halloween

Graphic 45 "Hallowe'en in Wonderland" is so much fun to work with. This may not be my last card from this collection either.
  Can you tell that the Alice, Hallowe'en and Mad Hatter cards to the right are in a little envelope. I folded it from one of the papers in the collection so the Queen of Hearts would show. The Cheshire cat got a spot on the card and I love the Tim Holtz arrow and key to help tell the story of Alice and her
Hallowe'en in Wonderland.  Hope you like the card.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Here's 2 more to complete the set

These are the last two cards in the set for my class on the 12th of October. I have been in a great zone creatively and haven't taken a break to post. 
The "thanks" card is made with Basic Grey's "Pyrus" Collection.
I used BoBunny's "Noel" for the card below. This just might be my Christmas card for this year! It is so elegant but yet a very simple card. I have really enjoyed working with one design four ways.
I hope you'll try it!

The next posting will be Alice in Wonderland two ways. Graphic 45, need I say more?
XO (for now),

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thank you Kendra

I got the inspiration for these cards from Kendra Wietstock at Kendra's Cards. I follow her blog here. She is such a sweetie and makes great cards. So.... I borrowed (with permission) her design idea and I've made 4 cards for my Simply Cards class on Oct. 12th,  from 1 pm to 3 pm at Krop Paper Scissors.  Both of these cards are made with 7 Gypsies, which has some pretty awesome papers.

I've been playing around with my blog while I'm taking an online Blogspot Design class from Jessica Sprague
It's a bit over my head and has made my brain expand (very slowly, I might add), but I love it and if you want a blog to display or share yourself, you should check it out.

I hope your day is going super and you are accomplishing what you set out to do today. Remember it's never too late, John Gielgud at age 71 said "I think I'm getting a little confidence now."
We have to grow with the times, we don't necessarily have to join in all the time. I guess that's kinda my theme for now.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Ranger Cards

These are cards I made for my Ranger class at Krop Paper Scissors. The background is stamped with Versamark and the script stamp by Hero Arts and then brushed with Perfect Pearls "Antique Gold."I used a Hero Arts stamp called "Silhouette Grass" over that in Peeled Paint Distress Ink and tapped the stamp a little with Vintage Photo for brown grass. The base of the card is Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress Inks. A few punched butter-flies, some cord and a flower and a card is born.                                

This little beauty was inked with Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and then stamped with the Hero "Script" stamp in Chestnut Roan. For the rest of the card, I used a very old Making Memories foam stamp for the swirls in Peeled Paint. A postal stamp from Inka (masked just a little) and the "Confidential" Stamp (I don't remember who makes this)were stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink. I used a Technique Tuesday stamp for the border around the birds, which is another Inka stamp, and Chestnut Roan ink. 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Which Came First?

This is a card that I made for my class at KPS. I

used Tim Holtz distress inks: Tumbled Glass and

Crushed Olive along with Chestnut Roan. The

Stamps are from Stampington, Technique Tuesday and Tim Holtz.

This card was inspired by a china box that I saw
at a store in Bend. I love to look at things that I
see while I'm out and about and turn them into something I can keep in the form of a card or scrapbook page. It's almost better than a photo of the memory because I have added creativity to the memory.