Thursday, July 22, 2010

back in the states

and creating with paper again :) i've missed it. we had a wonderful vacation. both kids say they would do it all over again. kelly and i, well this is our second time around, so you already know our answer. i've been posting photos to my facebook album, but i'll post a few more here in the next month. for now i'm working on the last of my august SC kit assignments (i am LOVING this kit, i wasn't sure of it when i opened the box, but my layouts are making me very happy), then i head to chicago for the CHA trade show next week. it's been a whirlwind month for sure!

earlier this year, i was honored to be a part of kelly purkey's sketchbook class. it was so much fun that when she shot me an email to help out again for sketchbook 2, i agreed immediately. you might remember a giveaway with the last class? well again, i'm giving away one spot for the new class! you've got until sunday night at midnight MST to enter. tell me about your dream vacation, in 10 words or less.

here's a sneak of my layout for the class. it's courtesy of our recent dream vacation, and my really funny husband. i have every intention of keeping him around, he cracks me up every day.




here's the info on the class:

Sketchbook 2 is a four week class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. From August 2nd to August 27th a PDF will be delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you can work at your own pace. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 original sketches, 36 layouts, and an additional 36 sketches based on those creative pages. All the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else! The best part is that you will be receiving an example layout from me for each of the sketches, along with two example layouts from a member of the incredible Studio Calico design team. The class will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website.


105 comments:

Christa said...

Didn't take the first class, but would to take this one!!

Shannon said...

Oooooh! I'd love a spot in her class. Here's my dream vacation: with husband, no kids, tropical drinks, feet in the sand.

Mariangeles M said...

I'd love to go to Australia!!

Campbell said...

Dream vacation: two weeks each in London, Paris, then Rome!

K said...

This class seems amazing! I would love to win!
My dream vacation would be...

The lake in the mountains tanning on a boat.

hehe. I love the sun and the way it warms me & the lake is my dream spot. I hate the beach!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Dream vacation would be week away at the beach with just the hubby.

just me and z said...

Dream Vaca? Watch bachelorette. Then all I have to say are: Portugal and Tahiti. :)

Rosalie said...

dream holiday mmmm...

cabin in the bush with hubby, no kids, bliss!

Sheila H said...

My dream vacation: Italy with my husband.

Danielle said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this! My creativity is needing a serious boost right now!

Let's see...Dream Vacation in less than 10 words...

Sand, Sun, Alcoholic Beverages, Naps, Reading...

Jenny said...

My ultimate Dream Vacation would be touring the Orient with my husband for 3 months!

Geralyn said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My dream vacation: travelling around Asia!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i have many dream vacations...but one i hope to take is to visit prince edward island! i have dreamed of visiting there since i first read the "Anne" books...

heidi said...

My dream vacation would be a week in Hawaii with my entire family, and then another week with just my husband!

Lauren said...

Norway with my husband to visit our Sami relatives.

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Jenny said...

I would love to visit Spain!

briscrapper said...

Part of my dream vacation recently became a reality - to visit New York. So my updated dream vacation is to be in Times Square while it's snowing *sigh*

Keshka said...

I would love to see this class!

flo said...

dream vacation - paris. eiffel tower, l'arc de triomphe, baguettes + cobblestone streets. :)

Scrapamum said...

I would love to win this class!!! I took the 1st one and loved it but can't take the second due to $$$.
My dream vacation would be to go to Morocco and Spain. They are only a short boat ride away and both places are so beautiful and inspiring. The bright colors and culture. We were supposed to go to Morocco 3 years ago but things happened and we couldn't go. Hopefully another day it will happen!

Danielle said...

Dream Vacay: a month exploring Italy!

KarenP said...

Back to Hawaii. Sun. Margaritas. Sand. Margaritas. Relaxation. Beach. Turtles....ok that's 10 words - did I mention Margatitas?!LOL

Holly said...

dream vacation: To take my husband on his dream vacation. He's never been on one. :(

Candace H said...

Family (including kids and grandparents) private villa in Hawaii - bliss! Looks like a fabulous class!

mstef_87 said...

dream vacation: maui with my bf- sun, sand, drink in my hand!

Tessa Buys said...

I love sketches! This class sounds amazing. Okay, 10 words or less: family, good food, amazing sites, all expenses paid :).

suzantzavala said...

5 weeks in Peru!!! Just got back!!

Jenni said...

welcome home miss emily!!! this class looks fabulous!!

Mary Kay said...

Italy, Jon, pasta funghi, the house red, and no schedule.

Momma said...

Dream vacation: Anything spontaneous, anywhere as long as hubby is with :)

debbieback said...

ooooo would love to win!~ thanks for the chance =)

penny said...

My husband and I are dreaming of a trip to Belgium.

Thanks, Emily!

Tam said...

What's not to love about this class?

Dream vacation for me = beach, sun, water, cocktails, comfy bed and great food. Perfection.

Ellie A. said...

OH OH OH ME ME ME (jumping up and down cause I'm only 5 '2) I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE to get choosen.. Dream trip would be to go to Italy.. I daydream about it all the time. One day it will come true!

JenniferT said...

Christmas/New Year in New York, Disneyland then CHA in January :)

scrappinkn said...

Thanks for the chance to win. my dream vacation is going almost anywhere with my husband alone ( no kiddos). I'll keep dreamin' though, cause that's probably not happening for quite some time.

Amy Coose said...

I'd love to win a spot, thanks for the chance!!

Christie Wildes said...

Would love to get a spot....enjoyed the first one tremendously!!

XO
Christie

Mandy said...

Me+hubby traveling Europe for a month!

Laura Fiore said...

dream vacation would be to take my kids to Australia!

sylv said...

Dream vacay; A 3 week European tour!

j.leija said...

2 weeks in australia, only me and my backpack!

Nancy (nanns01) said...

Would LOVE to go to Scotland! Thanks for the chance to win the Kelly Purkey class.

Rachel said...

my dream vacation is Italy :)

Marygail said...

I'd love to win this class -
my dream vacation would be anywhere with me and my husband alone, as long as its relaxing and romantic.

Cynthia C said...

20th anniversary, Hawaii in 2011, where we honeymooned in 1991.

amber said...

I love Kelly's classes!

Dream vacation:

Vacation at beach, ocean or lake, with husband and family.

rmeyfe said...

Dream vacation right now just involves going somewhere cold and not humid. No one ever told me that Koreans don't use their air conditioners. You should see my poor scrapbooking papers all wilting in the humidity. LOL!!

In a dream world though, I would love to take my boys to Legoland in CA. They are at the perfect age for it right now.

Thanks for the chance to win,
Jen M
jenmcwhirt@gmail.com

Kate Anne said...

Rome!! For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed of going there!! I love the idea of being surrounded by the rich culture and history!!!

Shelly said...

I'd like to travel to a white sandy beach somewhere.

Maria L. said...

Dream vacation - hands down... a trip to Spain!

Thanks for the chance, Emily.

Curlywiggles said...

Glad you had a nice trip, looking forward to seeing some layouts :) I loved the first class, can't wait for this next one! I'd love to go to Cuba, it would be like a step back in time!

Stephanie Baxter said...

I REALLY want to go to Cuba. And Hong Kong.

Kathy said...

A return trip to Canada! Love!!

Thanks for the chance to enter.

Kelly said...

your trip would be a dream vacation for me!

Amanda L. said...

whirlwind tour of Greece, Egypt, and Rome with my hubby

Lillian said...

Dream vacation - a month on the Jersey Shore with my family, in a giant beach house with a great kitchen.

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I would like to travel anywhere...I never left WI yet. I'm thinking somewhere fun for the kids-Disney perhaps!

I would love to win a spot in the class!

Allison said...

a tiki hut in a remote tropical destination with sarongs

NinaSt said...

I like to win!

Jessica said...

Dream vacaction? Any of the Greek islands. Ah! Visiting historic sites AND relaxing on the beaches! I would love to win a spot in the class!

Anonymous said...

Would LOVE to win a spot - thanks Em!
Beth Ann

Tiffany said...

i've always loved kelly's work!
hope i win so i can learn from her!

Tiffany said...

i've always loved kelly's work!
hope i win so i can learn from her!

Terra said...

Hmm....my dream vacation would be two months in Europe, not having to rush. I would love to win a spot in the class, thanks for the giveaway.

Ruth said...

Just got back from my dream vacation to Ireland. I have always wanted to go!

Suzy said...

Sounds like you had a great trip - can't wait to see the resulting layouts! (That's why you go away, right? For scrapbooking fodder?)

I'm a big fan of sketches lately. Will have to check out the class!

Marti's World said...

dream vacation in exactly ten words:

House on the beach in Hawaii with all the kids.

Michelle S said...

Positano. Italy. Gelatto. Pizza. Husband. Photographs. Wine. Shopping. Cafe. Late nights.

There you have it. Ten words to describe my dream vacation. Technically late nights pushes the count to twelve :P

Michelle S said...

Pushes the count to eleven. I couldn't let the mistake in my previous post go. People will think I can't count. :)

shann said...

exploring ireland, land of my ancestors, just me and mama

Michelle said...

Dream vacation? - Rome, Greece, Australia.

amytangerine said...

relaxing, exploring, indulging, seeing, beaching, enjoying, loving every minute.

erin m said...

Rent an RV and drive the entire West Coast.

Rita said...

anyplace with housekeeping, lol. seriously, denmark with dh.

Vera said...

would love to win a spot in the class!

Glenys said...

Love to travel.....anywhere!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer Larson said...

Anywhere we can have fun and make memories.

KathyChen said...

I would love to visit Israel and Egypt! Thanks for the chance to win!

Nitasha said...

I would enjoy traveling anywhere that's cooler than Texas! Texas heat is no joke!!! :) Hmmm....Hawaii sounds good! Also would love to take part in this class- thanks for the chance!

Monica McNeill said...

I would love to explore Ireland with the husband. I can only imagine all the beautiful photos I would come home with.

Robin said...

Tahiti, little hut room over the water, sun, sand, water (that's 10 exactly!) :)

amyjk said...

two weeks traveling through italy- just me and my husband :)

Denyse said...

I'd love to vacation in Europe...anywhere in Europe!

Angela W said...

I would love to win a spot in Kelly's second Skethbook class! Thanks Emily for the giveaway!

Leah said...

thanks for the chance to win! I didn't take the first class, but would love to get in on this one!

Lori Y. said...

Toss up---Ireland or New Zealand, just me and my husband! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ana F. said...

I would love to go to France with my husband. Maybe one day...

Carrie K said...

dream vacation: stack of books, oregon coast, sandy feet, perfect temperature

thanks for the chance to win this class!!

Melissa Mann said...

Dream Vacay: Italy, Spain, England, Ireland, Greece, & Portugal.

Would love a chance to take this class!!!

ConnieC said...

I would love to explore Italy, Greece and France.

mnms said...

Machu Picchu. Ruins in clouds. Jason at my side.

Dao said...

Dream vacay: travel around Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand!

b.ary said...

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class! It looks so inspiring. Dream vacation...would love to go to Rome!

Nadine said...

thank you for the chance!

Roxanne24 said...

ooohhhh...A cruise for several weeks! I don't even care WHERE!!!
I would like to also go on a walking wine tasting tour of Italy!

papirdiva said...

The class sounds great!

charmi said...

Road trip combined with a cruise to Alaska would def be a Dream vacay !! Thanks for a chance !!

Brittney said...

This is seriously a dream class. I cannot wait to play!!

dianapena8 said...

I loved the 1st class and got a lot of lo's done, I hope I can win a spot for #2 because I already have lots of photos waiting to be scrapbooked.

Dream Vacation: Italy! =Di

Catharine said...

One month family Spanish immersion plus volunteering in Panama!

Thanks!

Colby said...

I love sketches...count me in!

Sabr said...

Being locked up in my studio for an entire week, no interruptions from husband or kids, meals delivered to my door each day - that would be so relaxing.

MomofFourChippets said...

Paris: amazing sights, food, wine, music, clothes and inspiration.