I have been busy-busy unpacking boxes and trying to make my house livable finally! I found a box of these really cool wrought iron candle holders I had been collecting for about 10 years. I thought they were gone forever, like maybe I had donated them to Goodwill or something by mistake. But lo and behold, I found the box they have been in for the last 1.5 years.

We had this odd cutout section in the wall between the dining room and the family room–it is very deep, at least 24″ deep, and wide and high. A cool architectural feature until you start contemplating what to put in it. And it needs something in it.

The plan is to somehow arrange the candlesticks in the area. They are all kinds of diff heights. I am sure I don't want candles on them though–maybe something kind of cool thing on them but I don;t know what. I definitely don't want candles though–too much like a weird gothic altar or something with that much wax going on.

So then I got a wild hair and have started rearranging my scrap room once again! I am applying paper to the fronts of my mismatched Ikea 9 Drawer Boxes to match my room. I ma using black white and turquoise-y blue…hmmm, now that I think about it, it is kind of like It's About Time's new store motif but hey, its a great color scheme so why not?! I am using papers from Heidi Swapp, Doodlebug, and Luxe to cover each drawer–it is looking pretty cool right now! I'll post pics when I am all done.

Here's a sneak peek at a class I'll be doing two different versions of at two different stores:

“Back to School” Mini Book
September 17, 2008
Ph: 760-948-5700
Scrapbook Blvd

“School Days” Mini Book
September 20, 2008
Ph: 909-793-2200
Collective Journey

And a layout I did using Pink Paislee's Office Lingo paper line. It works so great for boy stuff–just choose the papers without any pink. I used the Zutter Bind-It-All to make the notebook paper-style munched up edges.

I am really considering using this layout as one of the ones I will teach at Desert Scrappers next month since I have a girl one using the same paper as well. We shall see!!!

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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8 thoughts on “Today

  1. your school mini books are so darn cute and so creative… the ruler really gives it a special touch!

    You were so right about that super cute tote bag!!!
    The moment I saw it I said Jennifer was right it’s so me! I ‘m going to order it and add it to my collection of my many many other great totes.

    Thanks for thinking of me!

    Posted on August 14, 2008 at 5:50 am
  2. OMG Jennifer that sneak peak was awesome!! I nearly drooled on the keyboard. I only wished I got to see the page you made in my CJ – cause I never got it back :( You are a most fantastic scrapbooker & artist!! Love your work!

    Posted on August 14, 2008 at 8:29 am
  3. hi jenniffer! i enjoyed meeting you at the dt meeting at tst! :)
    this is another one of your super cute layouts that i’m sure they will love to make at Desert Scrappers!!! :)
    you really inspire me with your fun designs! :)

    Posted on August 14, 2008 at 1:29 pm
  4. Veey cute Jennfier! You need to really unpack all those boxes! There might be stuff in there you forgot about like you did the cadleholders! Get busy! Leave the scrapbook rook alone for a day and so…and focus!

    Posted on August 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm
  5. Love the back to school project, Great colors!! Very Fun!!

    Posted on August 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm
  6. Don’t you hate unpacking…. I have boxes still to unpack myself. It seems like I have enough for three houses and I had it squeezed in a 2 bedroom apartment.

    Posted on August 15, 2008 at 2:10 am
  7. ha ha ha I just got an email from blogger saying I have a comment waiting from you at my blog…. too funny I think we were at each others blogs at the same time.

    Posted on August 15, 2008 at 2:11 am
  8. ooo that back to school mini looks hot! The details are great..can’t wait to see the whole thing! And you have intrigued me with the wrought iron post a pic once you have it all up and done to your liking!

    Posted on August 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm