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.