Thursday, February 25, 2010

Go Ask "Alice"..

if you know me, you know a few things. i love: pink, Hello Kitty, strawberries, and "Alice in Wonderland". ALL THINGS "ALICE". i collect anything & everything that tickles my fancy.
i have several copies of the book (my favorite being one illustrated by Ralph Steadman, the guy who illustrated "Fear & Loathing") i collect odds & ends merchandise.. i even have an ongoing 8x8 album of random "Alice" pages i've made out of quotes, imagery, etc. whatever inspires me about Wonderland.

of course i love the classic disney movie versionand as a girl, i LOVED the early morning kids show "Adventures in Wonderland" (way back when Disney was a pay cable channel like HBO)
and just this past December i was ESTATIC about Sy-Fy's reconceptualization miniseries "Alice". i really, really loved it.
a few years ago (2007) Heather and I threw a small "Alice in Wonderland" themed party. she was Queen of Hearts and i was The Mad Hatter (i made J dress as the March Hare, bunny ears and all!) she decorated her side of the room as the QOH's kingdom, i did mine as Wonderland- complete with a cheshire cat in the tree. these are some of my favorite scrapbook pages i've ever done. we intend to have another AIW party on a much grander scale (with Britty as our Alice) sooner than later.
so it should come as NO SURPRISE i am completely beside myself in anticipation for Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". you can ask Heather, i havnt shut up about this movie for the past couple years. excited about the announcement, excited about the casting, excited as promotional pictures were released, excited when the trailer went online, excited over ALL the merchanise beginning to appear. Hot Topic, Disney Store, Urban Decay, collector Barbies. i am a marketers dream, bc i want it all! thank goodness my bday is right around the release date! ;)

as you guys know, in a little less than two weeks we're talking a weekend trip to Amarillo, to meet up with Heather and Britty. the reason being? to watch "Alice" together :) the crazy thing is, we chose Amarillo simply because its the halfway point between us (5 hours each way) but come to find out, Amarillo has a completely "AIW" themed Amusement park, called "Wonderland"! what are the chances?! i love to "theme" everything i do to the max (for real. im over the top) so finding that out was amazing. we are going to have an amazing time the whole trip! and then about 3 weeks later i'm totally going to see it with Taylor AGAIN when she's back in town. hot damn!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Handmade- The Pink Ninjas!

yay! another fun prompt from the adorable ladies over at The Pink Ninjas! prompt #31 was to document handmade, use cardboard, and pink lace. i chose to document the madness that comes from my handiwork :) i cut cardboard circles with my Cricut from a cereal box (and placed epoxy stickers over them) and used pink lace paper. lots of fun to make :)
i used:
- Creative Imaginations pink lace paper
- Love Elsie "zoe" PP, epoxy stickers and flat stickers
- October Afternoon "peek-a-boo" PP
- white foam "Rootbeer Float" Thickers by American Crafts


Monday, February 22, 2010

Funniest. Thing. Ever.

i have no words for how funny this was. Heather was in town, we were having a huge group dinner at Elephant Bar (mmm) it was the BEST time. Heather and i decided we want to take EVEN more pictures of ourselves. we get all posey & cute and then Jim2 announces that Heather's Express necklace looked like "a Mr. T Starter Kit". AND I LOSE IT. J kept taking pictures but i could not get it together. so so so funny.
i was inspired to finally scrap these photos by the current challenge at the
Handmade Love Challenge blog. Steph and Michele chose several gorgeous color swatches of browns and creams. i loved these colors!
i used:
- the red PP is Graphic 45
- the frame is Love, Elsie
- the quotes are olive foam"Cream Soda" Thickers by American Crafts
- the letters are puffy "Chit Chat" Thickers by American Crafts
- the "ever" letters are shiny metallic Sticko letters by EK Success

i've got alot of blog plans this entire week, so make sure to keep checking back!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Personal Motto- Pink Ninjas!

this was another super fun prompt from The Pink Ninjas. this time around the challenge was to use your personal motto, stamps, and transperancies.
i used:
- a KI memories "sheer delight"
- the striped PP is older american crafts- cannot remember the name
- black and carribean foam "daydream" thickers
- american crafts "friendshouse" chipboard shapes
- imaginisce skull stamp

Friday, February 5, 2010

introducing.. Handmade Love

this is so very exciting! i'm proud to announce Handmade Love , a challenge blog created by and featuring 14 amazing members of the Young Scrappers at 2peas. i'm proud to say i am joining these great girls as a member of the design team.
you can learn all about the design team on the blog and be sure to check back often- new challenges are posted every thursday, starting this upcoming thursday Feb. 11th (make sure to check out this months prize!)