Friends of Happy Wen!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sandy!

Yesterday was my sweet little sister's 43rd birthday... Since I am the photography and lovingly referred to as the "family historian", I hold all of the photographs :) I went through the last 6 years of my digital world and chose 40 photos, all of which Sandy was in... it was hard to just choose 40. I created a simply elegant 8.5x11 album for her, and had a lot of fun walking down memory lane with the photos. She loved her gift!

Friday, October 16, 2009

I do LOVE to create!

It's all about the Boo Crew this month. Thursday, October 22, I'll be teaching a Cricut 101 class at Green Tangerines - sign-ups still available.This is one of my upcoming November classes at Green Tangerines... I had so much fun creating this set of four Christmas cards... I'm working on the box for the set as we speak.and here's another... Join me in November to create at Green Tangerines!(916) 771-8060.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

There's much a buzzzzzzzzzzz

About the GT Swarm! Here's a little sneak peak at one of our projects planned for this weekend. Thanks so much to Kinsey Wilson for lending us her awesome tree pattern - YOU ROCK, Kinsey!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday Thoughts...

Hmmmmm... what's a "Thursday"? It's not a TGIF, it's not "hump" day, not a manic Monday, not a two for Tuesday, and definitely not a weekend... So what is a Thursday? Thursday is my lazy day; Thursday is my formulate plans for the weekend day; Thursday is a take-a-nap day; some Thursdays are my Fridays; Thursday is Country Night at the local Powerhouse Pub; and Thursday is today! Things I've accomplished on this Thursday is a small list... load of towels, made lunch, revamped this blog, started a Flickr account, chatted with friends, finished a book with the dogs lounging at my feet, and drew up a couple of sketches to scrap... IT'S BEEN A LOVELY THURSDAY!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009


It's a card, it's a box, it's a drawer - Gale had the instructions for this at Cricut Club. Of course, I left the instructions in my bin at Green Tangerine's, so had to hunt it down on the internet, but I did find it! YEAH! I just grabbed some "ancient" Rusty Pickle paper that I have been "saving" - LOL. I really love how it turned out. I also used Bazzill "straw" - one of my new faves! Now back to work on the rest of my September class projects for Green Tangerine's. Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WOOHOOOIE! A Cricut Swarm!

WOWZERS - This is being held at my beloved Green Tangerines. I will be there working both days and teaching a couple of projects! This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!
Come join in the fun and share your love for the bug with others! Choose from 2 different days!

Saturday, August 22nd from 9am-9pm ($50)
Sunday, August 23rd from 10am-6pm ($45)

Enjoy hours of uninterrupted cropping and meet new friends who have a bug passion too!
Plus... pick up some new skills during 2 small projects taught by cricut leaders Amanda and Wendy!
And don't forget... try out new cartridges loaned from the store and the girls personal collections.
Cost includes event T-shirt, projects, beverages throughout the event, and 1 meal.
(Saturday's Swarm includes dinner, Sunday's includes Lunch)

Sign-ups begin Friday 7/24 at 9am.
Only 40 spots available each day!

*Cancellations for refund by 8/7/09 at 9pm.

Gearing up for Cricut Club

at Green Tangerines... I love the white-on-white, faux embossed look. This month we will be working with chalks and stamps, along with the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The gals will be able to make the card with their choice of one of three colors. The swap this month is thank-you cards. I'm thinkin' about gearing up here in a minute to make 3 sets myself to swap with the gals...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I tried the technique

and with some refining and practice, by george I think I got it! Here's a little card I made using scrapperlicious' extreme punching technique. I rather like how it turned out... but I'm not looking forward to cleaning up the mess -- geeeeesh, my scrap table is a HOT MESS! ;)
And... I must thank my sweet friend, Kinsey, for the idea of the circles - she did this similar technique on one of her layouts for Green Tangerines Kit Club, and I just fell in love with it - thank you, again, KinseyGirl!
I also chose to add my initials to the note card... I had been wanting to make myself a set of blank cards for a long time, and now I think I'll make this a set :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Can you Believe...

It's been almost 2 years since Miss B joined our family... I finished these up for Leslie today - twenty Tinks all in a row. They were very fun to make as her party invites. Now off to create for GT - I've got lots of extreme punching up my sleeve (Thanks scrapperlicious!)or as I refer to it as shot splatter...

Monday, May 4, 2009

This bug's for you -- this is one of my new classes in June at Green Tangerines - I LOVE WORKING THERE!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, LaLa!

We are all getting together for lunch today for Leslie's 27th birthday -- gosh... 27 - whew has time flown! I had a lot of fun putting together her birthday present... Green Tangerines has certainly bitten me, and now I have the bug again :) Here's what I made for her...

Saturday, January 10, 2009


That's what it's been... Many things have changed in the year of 2008, with 2009 a change of the numbers...

I was asked in November to join the teaching team at Green Tangerines... I've been having a BLAST. Everyone there is so nice and it feels like a big family. I'm mainly doing Cricut stuff, but chatting now about teaching photography and photoshop classes, which should be very fun, too!

Photography is going GREAT - just have a goal of two weddings a month and enough portrait sittings to fill in the rest. Over the past month, I've done quite a few seniors and have had a great time and gotten rave reviews from my clients. It's a nice feeling to be appreciated for your "art". I must find time this week to update my website to add all of my recent shoots.

More tomorrow!