Adventures and Alchemy and All Awesome Things

30 Mar

Have you ever felt the urge to try something new?

Have you ever suddenly stopped in the middle of Wednesday, or Tuesday, or Thursday (actually, any day will do since the routines pretty much repeat themselves)  and said, Man, I really could do with a new, exciting thing today?

Have you ever opened your eyes in the morning, stretched out in bed, smiled, and said to yourself, Today is a good day for going on an adventure ?

Well, my dears, if you answered yes to at least one question, have I got great news for you! Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! March 30! Rev up your engines! Get ready for the ride of your life! And point your radar in the direction of the Spraground!

See, today Jessica launches her Scrapbook Alchemy courses! WOOOHOOO!

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Turn lead into gold, turn your hoard of paper scrapping materials into wonderful masterpieces of recorded moments, turn your friend into your lab partner as you go on the adventure of your life with Scrapbook Alchemy! 😀

Are you a paper scrapbooker who sees all these new digital stuff coming up and thinks, “No thanks, I’ll stick to my paper. I can’t give up the feel of those soft fabric flowers, my sewing machine, my paper cutter, my Bind-It-All, my ceiling-high collection of cardstock and patterned paper? But hmmm… I don’t mind trying out something new to add to my hoard”? Jump on the Alchemy ship!

Are you a digital scrapbooker whose knees shake when you think of cutting up paper (“no! I can’t even draw, much less cut, in a straight line!”) and who gets dizzy at the mere thought of cleaning up after? Well, hey, sit down, have a drink of water, and join this little adventure that just might make your knees weak and your head dizzy but all with excitement! 😉

Are you a hybrid scrapbooker who loves combining digi and paper? Honey, get all comfortable, because you’re on for yet another fun adventure in your life!

See, the point is, this is an adventure for E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E., whatever your inclinations are! As long as you want to go on a new adventure and you’ve got the energy to play, you’ve got a place in our Scrapbook Alchemy boat!

As always, Jessica brings top-notch quality instruction (step-by-step, from start to finish, you get her LIVE right in your home… it’s like scrapping along with Jes right in your scraproom… or kitchen… or dining room… or wherever it is you like to do your creative stuff 😉 ). And the lessons? To-die for. Totally fun. Totally timeless… you’ll be using the techniques you learn forever and applying them to different kinds of projects and pages. And albums! Albums too! How marvelous is that?

Here’s even more awesome news!

You get Episode 1 at half price! That’s right, my friend! 50-off!

And just when you didn’t think it could get any better…

throughout the month of April, when you sign up for the course, you automatically get a free pass (via an access code) for a friend! You get a free seat for your friend so you can both hold each other’s hands as you ride through the adventure together! Lab partner and adventure-mate, so you can share the fun with another one!

There are four episodes (four different projects) that are offered right now, and you can read all about it here! (Come on, click on the link, you know you want to! 😉 ) Don’t forget to check out the vid right at the top of the page! I love it and I think you will too! 🙂

Trust me. The Alchemy courses? They’re to-die for. There are just no words to express how awesome a job Jes has done with these. I am a digi-girl deep down in my bones, but let me tell you, these courses make me want to jump up and  pull out all my untouched paperscrapping hoard of supplies from under the bed! And not just that, now I want to run to the nearest Archivers store and go on a shopping spree for new paper stuff, except I know this time I won’t be hoarding but will actually be using them! Now that’s saying a lot from a girl who’s got her compy surgically attached to her body, huh? 😉

Am I swooning? Hyperventilating? Stuck to the roof of my room in a merry floating spell? You betcha. Because I am 110% sure… Click on the image and check out the Alchemy page… You’re gonna love this, yes, you will. 🙂

PS. And when you’ve signed up and started the class, do come back here and let me know if you loved The Loft as much as I did.  And do. 😉

And speaking of adventure…

My eldest son (the one entering university next school year) came home one day last year and said to me, “Guess what, Mom? They’re making it into a movie!”

Then my dear sister sent me the link to the trailer, which I absolutely fell in love with, right from the drum beat at the beginning all the way to the waving at the end of the two-minute teaser.

She knew I’d love the trailer because she knows I love Maurice Sendak and have a collection of his books from way back in college, when I first discovered him. The book that the movie was based on was the very first book I ever had by Maurice Sendak. It was a book so precious to me that it was the main star of the countless bedtime stories I read to each  of my sons through the years (and today the love for this book is not just mine alone but a love shared by my five boys … plus of course, we’ve got the stuffies, because really now, you’ve got to be able to play hide and seek under the blanket with Max and the monsters at night and hug them tight when you shut your eyes to sleep, right? ;))

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So. Feast your eyes on this. It’s amaaaazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Do. Forever will. 🙂

Now, back to manual labor… I’m being evicted out of my room by the painting and carpentry crew, and if I don’t get out in two minutes, they will bodily lift me out (all eight of them). Heh.

Over and out and back soon! 😉

PS. In the amount of time it took me to write this and actually post it, youtube has already disabled embedding the vid… but no worries: click on the vid and it’ll lead to the vid on youtube itself. It’s worth the trip, trust me. 🙂

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5 Responses to “Adventures and Alchemy and All Awesome Things”

  1. stephanie Saturday, 18 April 2009 at 1:41 am #

    the movie is exciting right!!! Where the wild things are is one of my ALL TIME fav’s!!!! We cannot wait for the movie:)

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  2. Heather Friday, 3 April 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    Hi Miss Liv! I still laugh at myself when I read your blog, because you have five boys and can do all that you do, and well… I barely can do what I do and I only have two little girls. 🙂

    Glad to read that things are well in Estebanville. Miss ya!

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  3. Kari Holt Wednesday, 1 April 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    How exactly do you feel about the Scrapbook Alchemy courses?!?! I can’t wait to have a gander at them!!! I have no doubt I will gush as much as you – thought not as eloquently 😉 I can’t get the trailer to work but know that movie will be a MUST in our house … *LOVE* that book!!!

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  4. Tammy Tuesday, 31 March 2009 at 12:22 am #

    I’m excited about Scrapbook Alchemy too!! And I’m surprised at the cost — it’s almost free!!
    Maurice Sendak did all the stage backdrops for The Nutcracker Ballet here in Seattle … Amazing stuff! Come see it with me!

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  5. latzeng Monday, 30 March 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    So excited for Scrapbook Alchemy–especially those mini albums! And I’m sure I’ll be taking my kids to “Wild Things” looks awesome–I’ve had that book since before kids!

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