Monday, February 28, 2011

Class I will be teaching at the Texas Stampede

The other day I posted how I would be teaching a class at the upcoming Texas Stampede.  Below you will see photos of the 2 projects that are a part of my class. 

First we will be creating a cute little frame that can house a favorite photo.  You can personalize this by adding your own word in the round tag that says "love" right now.  So you could put a name or another word there.

The second project is a darling little purse note pack. 

This class used 3 main Provo Craft projects including the Imainge, Cricut Expression, and Cuttlebug.  We will only have time to use the Cuttlebug in class so the items from the Imagine and Expression are pre-printed and cut.

If you have any questions please feel free to post a comment below and I will post a comment to reply!

I can't wait to see all of you at the Texas Stampede!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Texas, Here I Come!!


One of my all time favorite things to do is to teach paper crafting classes! I do not get the opportunity often enough.

Most of you who read my blog also know I am a member of the Cricut Circle, and also on the Cricut Circle Design Team. I do monthly projects for the Cricut Circle magazine which you get if you are a member of the Cricut Circle.

So Provo Craft has asked me to teach a class at the Texas Stampede in March. See that little Texas Stampede button I have off to the right? So cute, don't you think? Anyway, if you are interested in attending the Stampede the registration is now open to the general public. I've included a link below.

Texas Stampede

I hope to see many of you at the Stampede and of course would love for you to take my class as well!  It is going to be great fun!

See you there!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pinch Me!

Those of you who know me well know I have a strong education background. For many years I taught with the Head Start program and then moved on into Early childhood education administration. I am determined to do what I can to help children be successful in their education. For the past two years as my youngest daugther entered public school, I have been a volunter at school. In the classroom, as part of the school governing board, on committees, and a strong advocate for character education! Most recently I have gotten involved on the district level working on projects for the Superintendent of schools. So many great things happening in our district that I want to be a part of!

On January 27th I received an e-mail from Parenting magazine saying it was the last chance to enter the Mom Congress contest. I had until the 31st to submit a 300 word essay and photo for a chance to be chosen. I was energized by this opportunity and went to work writing. Well, if you know me well at all, you know I have a lot to say! Really? Only 300 words? This took me a very long time as I had to continue to find ways to tweak and change until I had reached the 300 word limit. I had EXACTLY 300 words in my essay! LOL

So fast forward to Sunday February 13th. I received a message in my inbox that said, "Congratulations Lisa. You have been selected to represent Wisconsin at Parenting magazine’s Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference in Washington, DC this April"!

For a moment or two I just stared at that e-mail in disbelief? Seriously? Out of all the very involved and talented parents I know we have in Wisconsin, they are asking me to travel to Washington D.C. to represent our great state? Jaw dropping, really. But within minutes I went from shock to pure elation! This is an opportunity of a lifetime for me!   So in April I am off to Washington D.C. will 50 other mom's who are working hard to change the face of education!  We will spend 4 days meeting, learning, and connecting and I hope to return home even more energized than I already am!  (if that is possible)  U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan will also be speaking at the event which should be very exciting! 

So, I just wanted to share a bit with you...........and part of the reason I do not post as frequently is that I do many hours each week in volunteer work for our schools. I challenge each of you to get involved! Find your passion, a topic that is really important to you at your child's school. Then use your skills to advocate for change, see what you can do to help, and get others engaged! Together we will work to help all students be successful!

I would love to hear what you have done or are currently doing to help out your school or school district!   Maybe next year you will go to Mom Congress representing your state!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Sneak Away...

Or shall I say "Snique away." That is the name of a new website I just signed up for that offers 4 and 5 star resort/hotels at great discount pricing. You can apparently get as much as 50% off the normal rates.  From the photos I have viewed so far, the places look wonderful!  I found about this particular site through Buzz Agent.  I love getting to try out all kinds of products as a Buzz Agent and then giving my honest feedback of what I think, and what others think as well. 

If you go to their website they have current specials listed.  They also show some peeks of upcoming specials which also include the date that the deal will be available.  Right now they have pictures up for two upcoming resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean that look amazing.  Looks so much better than the snow I see out my window right now!  From what they describe on the website they only release deals for a limited time or until they sell out, depending on which one happens first. 

Curious?  Want to join?  You have to be invited to join the site so just click the special invitation link below and head over to sign up! 

Click here to join Snique Away for free!

Once you join, please come back to this blog post and let me know what you think?  Which resort/hotel caught your eye?


Friday, February 4, 2011

Check this out!!!

I have a dear friend named Julie who is wildly creative! She does amazing things with paper and embellishments! Anyway, I am going to put a link below to her website where you can check out her wonderful work, and if you love what you have a chance to get some for yourself!

Paisleys and Polka Dots

After you visit, come back here and let me know what you think!  Oh, and if you don't like tons of work, her kits are all pre-cut, you just put them together.  I know, I've ordered before!  Easy peasy!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


First of all, what a range of age guesses for my birthday! Most of you guessed way under what my actual age is and a couple of you got it right on the nose. But you didn't come here to talk age, so without any more delay I shall announce the random winner of the Rock Princess cartridge!

Melissa said...
Hmmmm...I'm guessing this might be a milestone bday? I'm going to guess 40?

Whatever number birthday it is, I hope it's a fantastic one for you! My 40th was a blast!

January 26, 2011 6:11 AM

Melissa- please send me your mailing address at info at paperfashionsboutique dot com so I can get the cartridge out to you!

As for the rest of you....stay tuned for more fun giveaways coming up soon!