A Lil Bit of My Week


I'm taking a page from Ally Serrato's blog and posting all about one week in one post. Well, it is more like just a little bit of the week but stuff is piling up so I really need to post it!!

Here's a run-down of what I have been up to:

Thursday: Taught my “Gypsy Family” Class

Friday: Spent the day with Elena in San Diego, shopping, tea in Heritage Park, lunch at Habanero's–mmmm, co-hosted Crop at Pink Pineapple with make n take, and stayed at Scrap Retreat House at French Valley late and got home after 4am!

Saturday: Recovered from night before, hung out with friends at April's House

Sunday: “Build A Banner” Class and pizza out with Xaver

On Sunday I hosted my first “Build A Banner” Workshop at Collective Journey. Everyone who came to the class got ot choose goodies from my embellie bar and I set them up with tulle and ribbon to match the papers for the theme they chose.





We had a baby banner, congrats grad banner for a male, welcome banners, easter, peace…LOTS of different themes and color schemes. It was awesome! Just what I intended, for people to learn to create their very own banner. So guess what? I am going to do it again! Subscribe to my email newsletter to get the latest news on when I host this event next. Here are pics of a few of the banners created in the class:






Monday: Helped Katie and X with her mission project, did some yard work, went to the dentist – I might need braces!!, cleaned my scrap room to get ready for this week (Silhouette Class, Book Club, Girl Scouts, Disneyland {I'm loving this annual pass thing!}, cropping at the Table on Friday…) so my room is finally clean so I can take on the week!! WOOHOO!!! It's not totally 100% but it is sooooooooooo much better than it has been.

And I am getting to like my new arrangement and having my Silhouette so handy. I do have less work space though but I am hoping that helps me to not make such a big mess anymore.

I love these lanterns and tissue ball things!!! I got those blue ones from Anthropology–they are gift card holders and when I told the guy at the checkout what I wanted them for he gave me a BUNCH!! We just put those up this week.


Xaver surprised me and put in 5 can lights in my front room while I was gone on Friday and it is as bright as daylight in there! I love it–perfect for late night cropping or class prepping. I now have that area as an option when I am working on big projects and hopefully this means I can clean off the dining room table (cuz that was the place with the best light in that front room before the new lights). I am supposed to get a couple can lights installed in my scrap room — I am hoping that now that it is clean I might get my lights–you couldn't walk in there before today!

Here's a little class prep I was doing earlier today:


Later this week I'll have some more classes to post!

And don't miss out:

Simply Silhouette diecutting class TONIGHT at Scrapbook Blvd
Book Club at The Scrappin' Table, Wednesday night – still a few spots left!

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “A Lil Bit of My Week

  1. You have been a very busy girl! Love your buffet. I wish I could set up a buffet in my scrappy room! Maybe I’ll pop in to see you tonight.

    Posted on March 31, 2009 at 3:55 pm
  2. wow, your build a banner class looks and sounds fabulous! Is it coming to Pink?

    It was good to see ya Friday- good times!

    Posted on March 31, 2009 at 4:30 pm
  3. You are sooooooo busy!!

    Posted on March 31, 2009 at 11:08 pm
  4. Hey there…. how did you hang the balls and lanterns in the celing… I know fishing line, but how did you connect to the ceiling??

    Posted on July 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm