Saturday, October 24, 2009

Events, Events, Events!

November is going to be a busy month, but I am so glad that it is!  

Here are a few events that you can come and check out:
November 7: 4th Annual Scrappalooza (fundraiser for P.A.S.S Soccer)  10am-10pm
Located at 15 Division, Grand Rapids, MI
All day scrappin!  This is a great event for a great cause.  Lots of great scrappers, food, and sharing.  Let me know if you are interested and I can hook you up with more information.  

November 14th: 2nd Annual Home and Craft Expo

 9-3  at Garden Crossings

4902-96th AveZeelandMI 49464

Lots of vendors on site to get your Christmas Shopping done!  

November  20: Holiday Open House * 20+ vendors (something for everyone!)


Hager Park Vander Lann Room, Jenison, MI

on the Corner of Bauer Rd and 28th Ave (Notice this is 28th AVE, as in the ave that goes through Hudsonville, not 28th STREET that runs through Kentwood).  Just to make sure that you can find it all you non-Hudsonville/Jenison people out there!

I still have a few dates for workshops/in-home classes but they are filling up FAST!  

Here they are:

Monday Nov 9

Sunday Nov 15

Thursday Nov 19

Remember our extra Hostess Specials go only till 30th!   


Gift for a Bride

I quick whipped up this journal gift bag the other day for a bride.  She is just like her mom in the sense that she keeps a journal everyday.  Wish I was more like that, but I just scrapbook instead.  
Designer Paper Used: Nouveau Chic Item Num 115670
Big Shot Flower Folds Die Item Num 115970

Thursday, October 15, 2009

ArtPrize '09

Well, I have finally recovered from ArtPrize '09!  For those of you that don't know, ArtPrize was a HUGE international art contest here in Grand Rapids, MI.  The grand prize was $250,000!!!!  Can you imagine how many stamps I could buy with that!!!  I didn't win, bummer for my stamp collection.  Actually, I had no thoughts of winning.  I was just so pleased to be a part of it.  The competition was steep even to find a venue to show your piece in, there were hundreds of artists that were not selected by a venue that missed out.     So me and 1,200+ of my closest artist friends were there!  Here are some pictures of my entry "Urbanity" 

I should add too that I work as a counselor in an very urban alternative high school.  I wanted my students to be involved in my piece.  So, they were asked to write on a strip of paper what they felt their barrier was, something that was a struggle or happened to them that effects them still.  They were so excited to be a part of it that even some of my students that I usually don't talk with went down and saw my piece on their own time.  The purpose of my piece was to bring awareness of what urban teens witness and go through in their life's so that we can build them up, break down the barriers, and help them through their issues.