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Creations By Sasha Blog: August 2010

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Creations By Sasha Blog: August 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

101 In 1001 Scrapbook

Number 47 on my 101 in 1001 is to "Make a scrapbook page for every item I complete". I've finally created page #1. It's a simple 8x8 page that just list all of my 101's and it's the first paper scrapbook page I've made in a long time. I'll probably add something else to it, I'm not sure yet. Hopefully in the next week or so, I'll be able to add some more pages to the book.


Friday, August 27, 2010

More NEW MemoryWorks Products!!!

Check out the MW Fall 2010 Catalog page for some great new products that are now available! I'm so excited about all these new things! Here's just a peak of what's new:

BasicGrey: Theme Set - Wander
BasicGrey: Doilies - Wander Runway

Crate Paper: 6x6 Paper Pad - School Spirit

Crate Paper: Chipboard Accents - Snow Day


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Inspirational Thursdays

"To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven."
                                                                                      ~Karen Sunde


Monday, August 23, 2010

Even More Cards!

So card making must really be my thing now since that seems to be all I'm doing. I think I'm addicted. I actually made these cards for a card swap I'm participating in. My theme was "Thank You" (obviously). We were asked to make all of our cards the same that way everyone participating in the swap could have the same set. I didn't have enough supplies for that, but I did make each card the same way, just with different papers. For these cards, I used Recollections card stock for the background paper and their mini brads in black and white. The pattern paper and other solid papers are courtesy of S.E.I. Black Orchid 8x8 paper pad. I LOVE this paper. When I saw it in the store, I knew I wanted to use it for my cards. The "Thank You" stamp is part of a Stampendous! set (Ink It Up! ink in black). Lastly, the flowers are Got Flowers? brand which come in beautiful jars and Offray ribbon. Which set do you like better?


Thursday, August 19, 2010

NEW: Inspirational Thursdays

In an effort to spark every one's imagination and to get the creative juices flowing, Thursdays will now be "Inspirational Thursdays"! Every Thursday, I'll post a quote. I hope that it will inspire you to create some great scrapbook pages, cards, tags, or anything else that gets into your head.

"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."
                                                                                    ~Agatha Christie


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Paisley Passions Giveaway!

If you've noticed I have a Paisley Passions button on my blog. You should definitely visit this site! I love her creativity and I'm also loving her giveaway. Because she now has 500 followers, Paisley Passions is giving away 3 BEAUTIFUL hand made necklaces. Visit her blog for a chance to win. These necklaces are gorgeous. Check them out below. I'm promise you won't be disappointed.


101 in 1001 #48: Make homemade cards for every occasion

Part of my 101 list is to make homemade cards for every occasion. In the past, I've told myself I would do this, but made up excuses not to. So far I've been able to stick with it this time. I've made a 50th birthday card and an anniversary card. On Monday, I was able to add another homemade birthday card to the list. My supervisor at work is big into creating a team environment. Since we have such a small group (only 6 of us including my supervisor) he decided he'd like to celebrate all of our birthdays. Our first group birthday was on Monday for a coworker I'm particularly close to. My task was to get a card and cupcakes for her, but to go along with my 101 list, I decided to make the card instead. I even found a related birthday quote to go on the inside of the card. When I first sat down to make the card, I had no idea how I wanted it to turn out. Because of that, I'm actually quite pleased with the finished product and my coworker appreciated the time I took to make her the card. What do you think?

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baby Albums Part 2

So I finally finished a baby album for a client of mine. Her daughter Krystal, is two years old, so it's actually a good time to have some pics together in an album. Previously, Krystal's mom has only had pictures of her precious daughter on Facebook. Now, through this album, Krystal (and her mom) will have something they can look out without having to log on to a computer.

In an earlier post, I showed images of the album without any pictures or embellishments. Below is the finished product. This album is an 8x8. I make most of my albums digitally and then go back and use physical embellishments. What do you think?

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Simple Stories Ele.ment.ary Kit For Sale August 13th!

That's right people. The NEW and FANTASTIC Simple Stories Ele.ment.ary Kit will be officially released on FRIDAY! As I've said it previous posts, the kit is fantastic. I've seen very innovative ways that this kit can be used on MemoryWorks Blog and the possibilities are endless. Over on the Simple Stories blog, they are planning a week full of brand new samples, project ideas and designs, an Idea Guide and free downloads showcasing everything that can be done with this kit. Remember, all Simple Stories kits are exclusive MemoryWorks products, which means you can't find them anywhere else.  You can only purchase this kit through MemoryWorks consultants, so if you're interested in purchasing, let me know and I'll place the order as soon as it is available on Friday.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

101 In 1001

Back in January, I started my list of 101 things I hope to accomplish in 1001 days. I got the idea from my "sis-in-law". Since at the time, I didn't have this blog, I've just been keep track of it on a personal level. But now the the blog is active (and a lot of items have to do with scrapbooking) I've decided to to post it on here. This will also encourage me to keep at it. I'll be posting some updates in the next couple of days for the items I've completed/am currently working on.
Here's how it works:

The Challenge:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on your part).

Start Date: 1/1/2010
End Date: 9/28/2012

Items that have been completed will be striked through and followed by the date completed.
Items that I am currently working on will be blue.

1. Finish my Master's Degree (5/13/2010)
2. Expand my scrapbooking business
3. Get my promotion
4. Be on time to work everyday for a month
5. Buy more professional looking clothes
6. Start a new business
7. Submit and have a greeting card design accepted by a greeting card publisher
8. Bring pictures to hang at work
9. Become better at my job
10. Update my resume
11. Join a professional organization

12. Read 100 books (7/100)
13. Learn to sew
14. Read a book written by someone I disagree with
15. Speak Spanish fluently
16. Find a class to take that has nothing to do with academic knowledge
17. Learn how to cook a turkey
18. Learn more about astrology

19. Tile the backsplash in my kitchen
20. Finish decorating my house
21. Get my basement finished
22. Plant a herb garden
23. Landscape the front yard
24. Get a patio in the backyard

25. Visit Las Vegas
26. Go on a cruise
27. Visit the Harry Potter Theme Park
28. Go to a Dallas football game in Dallas
29. Visit 5 attractions in the area that I've never been to
30. See a Broadway show
31. Go to a wine tasting
32. Go see Cirque du Soliel
33. Ski on the intermediate slopes
34. Go back to Puerto Rico
35. Visit the Crime and Punishment museum (8/6/2010)
36. Visit an art gallery
37. Attend a murder mystery
38. Attend a comedy show
39. Learn to play poker
40. Bake something at least once a month
41. Get boudoir photos taken
42. Take a belly dancing class
43. Stay at a B&B

44. Keep a journal
45. Take photos of things I love
46. Finish my personal scrapbook
47. Make a scrapbook page for every item I complete
48. Make homemade cards for every occasion
49. Get a tattoo

50. Save $10 every week
51. Increase my contributions to my TSP
52. Pay at least $20 extra on my mortgage every month
53. Pay off all of my credit card debit
54. Pay off my student loans (by at least 1/2)
55. Go a month without buying anything that isn't a necessity
56. Save $5 for every task I complete

57. Get married
58. Learn more about my family history
59. Go out more often with friends
60. Become better friends with my "sister-in-law"
61. Have friends over to the house more often
62. Do something special with just my mom
63. Do something special with just my dad
64. Help my parents have a yard sale
65. Spend a day doing only what my boyfriend wants to do
66. Host a Girls Night party
67. Write a meaningful letter about what my dad means to me...and give it to him
68. Write a meaningful letter about what my mom means to me...and give it to her
69. Write a meaningful letter about what my BF means to me...and give it him
70. Take a family photo

71. Get LASKI surgery
72. Go to the gym at least 2x a week
73. Eat vegetables at least once a week
74. Eat fruit at least once a week
75. Maintain my weight for 1001 days
76. Do something different to my hair
77. Eat a new food at a restaurant
78. Take a dance class (salsa, ballroom, etc.)
79. Blog about my 101 in 1001
80. Play tennis on a regular basis
81. Cook dinner at least 2x a week
82. Learn 10 new recipes
83. Take a yoga class
84. Incorporate 10 organic food items into routine diet

85. Buy a little black dress
86. Learn to trust more
87. Attend church more often
88. Learn to be happy with the present
89. Research a charity and donate to it
90. Become more active in my community
91. Donate to a diabetes research at least 2x a year
92. Identify 100 things that make me happy
93. Read the entire bible

94. Buy only eco-friendly cleaning products
95. Get rid of things I don't need or use (Recycle when possible)
96. Wash dishes as soon as I put them in the sink (by hand)
97. Shop using reusable shopping bags

98. Make my bed every day
99. Organize my office
100. Buy a closet organization system for my master bedroom (6/13/2010)
101. Organize ALL of my scrapbooking supplies

Have I inspired you to make one of your own????


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my anniversary!!!! Well in my view anyway. No I'm not married but Webster's defines anniversary as "the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event" and this date is a notable event for me. As of today, my BF and I have been together for 7 years. That's right, seven - since I was 16. Check out the card I made for him below (minus my personal message to him, of course). I don't know what we're doing today but I'm just happy we get to spend it together. I wouldn't trade these past seven years for anything in the world. He's my best friend and I just look forward to spending another seven (or eight, or 100) years together. Happy Anniversary Baby!

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Free Journaling Class on Elle's Studio

I found this through another blog I follow, See Christina Scrapbook..., and had to pass it along! Elle's Studio will be hosting a free journaling class this month. This is the perfect class for those who sometimes have something to say, but aren't sure how to say it. It also goes along perfectly with the class I am taking at Big Picture Scrapbooking which will have a lot of journaling (26 pages worth!). So head on over to the Elle's Studio blog (click on the blinkie) to check it out.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

"Me: The Abridged Version" Part 2

In an earlier post, I talked about how I signed up for this class with Big Picture Scrapbooking and how super excited I am about. Even though the class doesn't start until September, I just completed part of the pre-class assignment. I still haven't read the book, but I did complete the tag book. The purpose of the tag book is to help me think about things in my life that start with each letter of the alphabet. When it comes time to make the scrapbook, I'll pick an idea I've jotted down and that will be the topic for that page. For example...for the letter "A" I've written down Arian, one of my cats. For "P" I have pizza, one of my favorite foods, and Papa - what I call my dad. And to capture the nerd in me, I wrote down Harry Potter for the letter "H".

The tag book was actually really simple to make. When I signed up for the class, they supplied me with the templetes for the tags. I just printed out on card stock and added my own embellishments. If you know me, then you know I'm all about love - hence the hearts. What do you think? Have I inspired you to make your own?


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Tio!

Today is my uncle's 50th Birthday!!! To celebrate we took him out for some ribs and then we came back to my house, played Band Hero and ate some cake. For his birthday, I made him this card:

I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to be fifty years old. I know he's had some fun years. Here's to hoping you enjoyed your special day Tio and for many, many more!

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