I feel as though I have just made a revolutionary discovery. This weekend I purchased a "Crop-a-dile." I know, dumb name. But this is the coolest invention ever. It sets eyelets, and snaps, and all manner of other things. Now I can stop ruining my eyelets by smashing them too hard with a hammer. What are eyelets you ask. Eyelets are like grommets, the metal holes that your shoelaces go through. They look really cool on scrapbook pages. You can add them alone or run ribbon through them (see the example to the left). Anyway, I feel that I must go add eyelets to every page I have ever made now. Gotta get back to work!
Two very good friends of mine are also owners of their own businesses. In fact, they inspired me to start up Scrapbook Fairy. They are Rebecca Jew and Neda Brown.
I have known Rebecca Jew, owner of Jewel Couture, www.jewelcouture.net, for at least 15 years (we used to walk home from junior high together, but I digress). Rebecca designs and creates unique and stunning bridal fashions. Photos of her work are available on her website. Rebecca is dedicated to pleasing her customers, sometimes to the detriment of her friends. We want her to come out and play, but she spends a lot of time working. Her focus is impressive and I know that any bride, bridesmaid, or flower girl who has a dress made by Rebecca can't help but fall in love with it.
Neda Brown, co-owner of Brownskin Clothing Company, www.ilovemybrownskin.com, and I have been friends for almost 5 years. Neda's company, co-owned with her brother and sister, inspires us all to love ourselves a little more each day. Her unique t-shirt designs feature uplifting messages about pride in our brownness. Neda makes casual, chic clothing for women, men, and kids. Please check out her site and wear her shirts proudly. I know I love my brown skin!
I'm so excited with myself. Not only did I figure out how to create an eFlyer, I actually sent it and got feedback. I got my very first lead about a project! I'm riding high on a waive of scrapbooking euphoria. Of course now I just have to land the client and deliver the project. But those are minor details, right? I'm so inspired that I am still awake at 10:30 pm looking at my site and my blog, trying to make sure I don't have any glaring errors. 10:30 might not sound late to you, but after working a full day (which includes interviewing about 150 people) and then going to yoga, I'm pretty tired. Yesterday I fell asleep on my couch at 7:30, so today I'm pretty proud of myself that i have stayed up so late. OK, time to get serious. I'm off to do more work.
Last year I made myself a calendar using a spiral bound 6" X 8" scrapbook. One of my co-workers liked it so much that she asked me to make one for her and for her daughter. For 2008 I made one for her, her daughter, and her two nieces. Here are some pics of what I've been working on.