Wednesday, April 28, 2010

New Cricut Classes!

Join me at Scrapbook Junction for a new round of Cricut Classes

May 11- A combined Cricut 101 and 201 class for the regular Cricut machine cost will be $22
Time 6-8pm, we will cover basic usage and features of the machine, drawing, as well as move into cutting other things besides paper with the deep cut housing blade. We will create a small project in class

May 18-Cricut 101 for the Expression (and the Cricut Create) machine and cutting basics. $20-Bring your own scrap cardstock to play with. There will be some creative free time at the end of class to ask questions.

May 25 Cricut 201 for the Expression (and the Cricut Create) in this class we will cover using the cricut inks, cutting fabric, chipboard, vinyl, transparancy and more. We will create a small project in the class Cost $22

For more information contact Annette at Scrapbook Junction

Friday, April 16, 2010

Eye on the Sparrow!

What's not to love about wet puppy kisses?????

Yorkville Travel Agency invites you for a much needed get away.

Trade in those heavy sweater for some warm fuzzies! Fun for all ages, Mom and Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, bring the kids for a "DAY TRIP TO POOCHLAND!" Special guests will be the guys and gals of Eye on the Sparrow dog rescue and their cast of fabulous furry friends (dogs)

Not only can you rub elbows and ankles with these sweet pooches, who knows, you may make a love connection, and end up adopting a perfect family companion. We will also offer a tantalizing selection of homemade, sweet delicacies(some call it a bake sale). In addition, perhaps you would like to take home a special souvenior from one of our many local artisans? (HEY THAT'S ME :) (aka craft sale), all at a very minimal charge.

Destination, right here in our very own quaint town of Yorkville, at the the Yorkville Travel Agency. The event will take place April17th, from 10-2. Free kisses will be offered to all participants! See you there!

Find out more about Eye on the Sparrow

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Yeah for me!!

I have always wanted to take an online class well I get the chance!!! I won on Stacy Julian's blog How cool is that????

I get to put some FUN in scrapbooking!!!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Y-kids measure up! Healthy Kids Day

Three years ago I was blessed to be hired at the YMCA. Not just any YMCA, the one that I grew up at. As a kid the Y was within walking distance and we would go swimming, play in the gym and racquetball courts and just hang out. It kept us out of trouble as well as giving a a great place to have fun (and get exercise only we didn't view it that way.)

As a 3rd generation Y employee (my grandparents worked there, my parents worked there and now I) I love the how the Y encourages kids to put some "play in their day." In this day and age of video games, encouraging active play is really necessary sometimes. I love being a part of that, and love the fact I can bring my kids to work with me and share a place that was so special to me growing up (and still is.)

April 17 is Healthy Kids Day at the Galowich YMCA there will be activities, special guests, prizes and a ton of fun stuff. This year I got to at a bit of my "love of crafting" to the festivities decorating Fiskars rulers. (200 to be exact) With tags that say "Y kids really measure up!" I worked on them while manning the front desk and the k-kids from Kidz Zone thought they were "Soooo Cool" ;) So if you are in the area, come join us for the free event.

For more information on the YMCA go to JOLIET YMCA

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm going croppin on NSD.....

I'm excited, my friend (and fellow Fiskateer) Lori is holding a crop to benefit Operation Smile on National Scrapbook Day!

The crop will be held in Manhattan, IL and is from 10-10. 12 hours of cropping time!!!! Very cool!

If you want more information Lori created a page for it

Let me know if you want to go (we can carpool) Hope to see you there!