Monday, 2 November 2009

Just Magnolia...blogging class.....and a busy day.

A day of excitement and busyness [is there such a word!!??] today.

Exciting because it was the start of my 'Blogging for Scrapbookers' class..........why am I doing this..........I want to make my blog more interesting............I'd like it to be more than posting cards............... I want to learn tips and techniques to help with blogging..............and already today I've learned things [ like the joys of using Google Reader] that I'll soon be putting into practise.

And exciting because my Magnolia magazine arrived [a bit sad I know!] .....it cost more then I've ever paid for a magazine........but is full of the most gorgeous stuff......so if you're a Magnolia freak like me........it is a definate must have......and big congrats to Chris for winning the card comp and being invited onto their DT.

Busy because....it was the last session of the 'Storysacks' course I've been tutoring this morning [another one starts at a different school tomorrow]..........and this evening the start of a 'Memory Albums' course I am running for a local bereavenent group.............I've run a daytime one before,but they wanted an evening one for members who work...........it's a difficult course to tutor..........I'm always very aware of not saying the wrong thing............but very,very rewarding.............and although it can be very emotional for students...........it can also be very theraputic.....and in fact it was a good evening.

And this afternoon I even managed to make a card!!!!!! It had to be for Just Magnolia [with the mag arriving].......they want to see monochromatic.........I used the sketch on Willow Sketchie,but turned it round......and haven't put the sentiment on cause not sure yet whether it's for xmas or a winter birthday.........and Creative Card Crew want snowflakes and there's plenty of them on this card! Tilda has been coloured with SU watercolour crayons and blender.......the papers are all Forever Friends.......assortment of snowflake and star brads..........Craftwork Cards card candy [which is metallic blue and white,not pink and green!!!]..........and lots of stickles.

Phew.......a long post for me......hope you're all still awake!!!!!!

17 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love your card and your sweet blog. I'm taking Shimelle's class too.

Tracy said...

Lovely card Jacky, colours are great. I did a story sack course earlier this year and really enjoyed it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jay said...

I love your blog, it's so pretty. Gorgeous card too.

Cherry said...

Fab card Jacky, love the colours. Sounds like you've had a busy but very productive and worthwhile day. Looking forward to seeing the changes you are learning about. Hugs Cherry XXX

Sharyn said...

Great card! Love the different shades of blue :) I hope you enjoy Shimelle's class!

kikimama said...

Hiya, Chrissy here from Shimelle's class. You sound like one busy lady! Fun blog.

Meg said...

Your card and blog decorations are so sweet! I would love to do Memory album workshops, what a valuable project.

Jane said...

I love this one nice colours!

I know what you mean about the Magnolia mag...OH couldn't believe I spent that much on a mag! But it is worth every penny........can't wait for the next issue now!!
Hugs
Jane
x

Karen said...

Really lovely card Jacky, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at WSC.
xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jacky

great ard lov ethe colour combo you have chosen,
thanks again for letting me use your layout here is the card I made with it if you would like to take a peek :)

Emma xxx

pinky said...

Crikey, take a deep breath woman!!! You have been ubber busy and it all sounds so rewarding. Lucky you getting the magazine, did you order it from Holland or local? Hope to get a copy at The Kings Hall show next week. Those classes sound excellent, you are multi talented Jacky! Love the card, those Su crayons sound interesting.
Pinky

Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous!!...your coloring is lovely!...Sounds like a great course. I'm hoping stampclub will be shipped very soon...I can hardly wait as well!!...Hugs, Ila

Sian said...

Isn't the class just great? I love the connections we are all making. Thank you for visiting my blog and sharing your "short" story!

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us at JM this week x

Spyder said...

This card is fabulous Jackie, love everything about it!
(I thought I was a follower, but I seem to have gone walkabout!)
((Lyn))

Donalda said...

This is just beautiful dear Thanks for joining us this week at JM

sharon said...

Hi Jackie,

I do love what you've done with this card and your gorgeous colouring, thanks for joining us at WSC.x