Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Post

See the second post below under Monday's date. I started it on Monday, but was too tired to upload all of the pictures.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Great News!!

I passed my final test of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam :)

That means no more studying (after I do my self-study ethics coure). And no more having to miss out on activities.

This also means more time for doing the things I enjoy like spending time with Josh, scrapbooking/card making, sewing, and cooking. Also, I will be getting more invoved at church, which is something that I miss.

Thank you for encouraging me along the way and keeping my success in your prayers. I am blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family and group of friends. : )

PS - There is much more news to come....hopefully soon. I wish that pictures loaded faster on here.

CKC Scrapbook Convention

This past weekend Jennie and I went to the CKC Scrapbook Convention in Tulsa, OK. We had a blast. It was just the break that we both needed. Here's a picture of us in one of our classes at the convention.Below are pictures of the project that we did in our first class. The title of it was "Just 2 Easy Acrylic Albums." One of the most helpful tips that we learned in this class was to start from the back when you are designing your acrylic album that way you can see what it will look like as you are flipping through it. Also, you should lay everything out before you adhere it.This was our second class titled "One Stamp, 10 Techniques"...Jennie and I never quite figured out what all 10 of the techniques were. This class was jammed packed. We didn't actually finish everything in class...I don't think I finished anything in class, but we finished it later. I think these layouts turned out pretty cute. Now I just need to find the right pictures.And this was our final class that we took, "5 Cards in 5 Steps." This class was very enjoyable. We finished all 5 cards before the end of class and learned some basic designs that can be used over and over again and can be used with different sentiments. The card on the left in the first picture was actually apart of the class above
And what did we do after the convention you may ask...scrapbooked of course. We had to finish the scrapbook pages that we didn't finish in class, and we worked on a page kit that we purchased from Technique Tuesday. Here's a picture of Jennie working on hers and the final product.

I really wish I would have taken a picture of the vendor fair. There were people EVERYWHERE. It was impossble to walk arround without bumping into someone or being bumped into.

Stay tuned....more posts coming soon!

PS - Can't believe that I beat my sister blogging about this! Kudos to me :) Do they still make kudos granola snacks?