Monday, April 1, 2013

No Fooling

Yes, it is April Fools' Day, and no, I won't be playing a joke on you. 
My daughter, however, is not above a good prank. She takes after her father that way, I guess.  A moment ago I heard her howling with laughter, and when I went to check on her, she had the phone to her ear, and was gasping for breath. 

Apparently, she had telephoned her Doctor Who-loving friend and waited for her to answer. And then, in her softest, most childlike voice, she said...


"I'm sorry, who is this?"

"Mummy?  Are you my mummy?" 
If you're a Doctor Who fan, then you know the effect that this phone call would have on a 15-year-old girl, and if you know my daughter, then you can picture that sinister laugh of hers.  She gets that laugh from me. 

But no April Foolery for me -- instead, I am all about embracing the beginning of April as a time to welcome all things spring, and all things color!  If you haven't seen it yet, then I must point you in the direction of the Two Peas design team gallery, where the team kicked off the first day of April by immersing ourselves in color, color, color.  My contribution?  GREEN! 
I definitely put my heart on the page. 

Today is also a great day for a giveaway, don't you think? How about a chance to win a spot in Amy Tan's new Two Peas workshop
Here's more about the workshop:
Globetrotting fashion and scrapbook designer Amy Tan not only loves to mix up the undertakings of her never-boring career and the scenery through her lens, but her scrapbook pages and projects! In this mini workshop, Amy will teach you how to keep your creativity fresh and exciting by mixing up your supplies, photos and projects. With her eclectic and colorful style, mixer-upper-expert Amy will equip you with: 
• 3 Chapters showcasing 25+ layouts• 30 Mix formulas for your pages and photos• 25+ minutes of video including tutorials and insights from Amy• 48 helpful PDF pages that include tips and an in-depth look at each layout and project.• Bonus cut files, a project planner worksheet + more! 
Amy's carefree and relaxed approach to creating is contagious; you'll feel as though you're scrapbooking right alongside with her in her living room (with her beloved Buster and Bamboo at your feet!). Create perfectly-embellished layouts you love when you use Amy’s tips for mixing up your supplies. Give your layouts an unexpected twist when you vary the photos you capture. And finally, prevent creative ruts by changing up the projects you tackle. Follow Amy Tan’s lead and get ready to mix it up! 
The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Amy and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!
I've got my eye on the exclusive die-cuts from the class: 
If you'd like a chance to earn a spot in the workshop (a $12.00 value), just leave a comment below by next week Sunday, April 7, at 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time, and I'll pick one lucky winner shortly thereafter. If you purchase access to the class and end up winning the drawing, the fee will be refunded, or you can "regift" the free class access to a friend.  Good luck! I know the class will be incredible. 


  1. Amy's class sounds like just the perfect thing for me...I would love to win. Thanks for offering such a great prize!

  2. Such lovely journalling. I loved the layout when I saw it, and then I loved it more when I read your writing.

  3. Laughing at your daughter's prank! And I love your layout, the journaling is perfect! I would love to win a spot in Amy's class, thanks for the chance!

  4. Great LO and absolutely love your journaling.

    Would love to win a spot in Amy's class. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Very spring-y page, this colors seem to be your favourites lately.
    I never took Amy's class, would be interesting to see how she creates.

  6. I would have died if I got that phone call. I covered my arms and face with hashmarks and acted confused when my husband asked me about them, silence, what? haha.
    Love the color on your layout. As usual your writing is the hidden inspiration. Still crossing my fingers for your novel:)

  7. I have a stack of old black & white photos from my dad's family that I want to use for this project. I have never scrap-booked and have been afraid to take the plunge. This class sounds like the perfect answer. Thank you for the opportunity!

  8. LOL at your daughter's prank!!
    Thanks for the chance to win, I love Amy's style!

  9. Love your layout and Amy's class looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in it.

  10. Beautiful layout!
    I would love a chance to take Amy's class!

  11. what a funny girl you have--HILARIOUS! GREAT layout Jill!

  12. Love the colors you used.. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. amazing glorious hawaiian weekend after those several nights of "algid" (Guy Hagi said so) weather. Well come spring, surely summer is chasing your heels.