30 June 2009


I go in spurts of things I fall in love with doing. One month it may be knitting, the next scrapbooking, the next photography and so on. I always find things I'm inspired by and I know recently I have slacked on my photography. I did get the opportunity to be the "official photographer" for the MemoryWorks retreat and that was lots of fun.

I stumbled across Photographers Limited Edition today! It is very artsy. I love artistic photos and really try to study and understand the composition of them. I love to just take pictures - but I would LOVE to become a photographer with an eye.

My friend Charles has an eye for things. His work really inspires me. He has taken a lot of awesome shots from downtown Fargo. He makes Fargo look cool!

My friend Ben Kusler is a photographer out in Los Angeles and I love his work! I've seen many of his headshots and he really captures a persons personality and beauty. So if you are in LA and looking for a photographer - hit him up, seriously!

Finally, my friends from High School - Josh & Laura have a photography company here in Fargo/Moorhead. I love their quirky take on photos and adore their engagement photos. Their company is Frozen Music Studios.

I love my little practice niche of photography. I love capturing dance. Maybe because dance is an escape for me. And capturing talented dancers is something I really enjoy. I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to photograph dancers both on and off stage. With the FM Ballet and Gasper's School of Dance I have had lots of chances to catch dance in action.

So right now I guess what I'm saying is I'm inspired by photography and really want to get out there and take some shots. Which reminds me - I need to set up a session with Molly!

29 June 2009

The Move

Well - I'm exhausted (still). This past weekend I moved to a new apartment. I no longer live in Downtown Fargo. ::tear:: I now am a South Fargo residence. This weekend was crazy. We moved ALL of our stuff (furniture and the rest of the 'little' stuff), primed the living room, CLEANED the entire apt and started to sort of organize the new place. Mikael bought champagne to TOAST to our new home.

I will post pictures soon! Right now the place is a DISASTER! Boxes everywhere, stuff EVERYWHERE. It's crazy! I can't even find clothes to wear.

24 June 2009

Stumbled across...

I stumbled across this site today while clicking on links. I was blog hopping. I found this company - Lily Bee

Here is one of their papers (part of the French Couture Line)

OH AND - I just saw that Brenda Hurd is on their design team. How awesome! Brenda taught the Pink Paislee class at the MemoryWorks Retreat! She designed the cutest mini album!! LOVED IT!

22 June 2009

More Retreat Info!!

Alright - yesterday I did a recap on the classes! Today I will talk about the rest of the retreat!

Not only were the classes amazing and we got LOTS of stuff for each class project. Which is great to be able to create a full project without skimping out on embellishments!

This year the MemoryWorks store was in a larger room and set up Warehouse style sales. Everything was super cheap!!! I did some shopping. I bought stamps (and lots of stamps), the NEW Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts paper set (boy), and some Fancy Pants papers with matching chipboard. I didn't go all out like lots of people did. The store had so many awesome things in it. Including Fancy Pants frames, Memory Dock totes, stamps, paper sets, and much more. For a great price! I got the opportunity to work the store a few times and help out. It's so fun to see the excitement of a purchase!

Jason & Kolette Hall were the key note speakers of the event.
They spoke about life, belief, reality, and much more. These two are very inspirational people and have been through much more then most people. They have strength, laughter, love, and a drive to live life.

The crops were a blast as always. The chocolate one was oh so yummy. This year I completed 1/2 a 6" x 12" layout. I know - not much - but better then last year. I enjoyed spending time with Mary & James, the Home office staff and retreat attendees.

Once again, every time we walked into a room - you got something at the door. I came home with a suitcase full of things.

We also received these awesome bags at registration filled with goodies!!!

I got little sleep (about 4 hours a night), but I found time to run for 15 minutes 2 of the days. That helped my energy level. Other wise it was go go go!!!

I will post a slide show of pictures soon! Here are a few favorites:
More to come!!

21 June 2009

MemoryWorks Retreat 2009

I had a blast at this years MemoryWorks retreat! What an amazing time!!! Once again, we got TONS of stuff to bring home. I heard that one person even had to go buy another suitcase. Many people had to ship their stuff home. I packed little clothes so I had room for stuff I got. My suitcase weighed 47 lbs! Yikes. I had 3 lbs to spare.

About the classes.

Creative Studios
: Creative studios was a 4 hour even where everyone worked at their own pace and created a whole bunch of 6 x 6 layouts and a board book cover. The layouts were designed by home office and taught by the TeamWorks team that attended the event as staff. Also, Samantha Walker with Creative Imagination taught one, Tami Comstock taught one and Bo Bunny gals taught one.

Samantha Walker: Taught a great class! In this class we created a card, tag, and a layout - all christmas themed. We worked with foil and foiling on all items. What a fun technique and NOT messy at all!!!

BasicGrey: Layle taught this class for BasicGrey and it was a delight. We created a fun summer album using the Lime Rickey line. Awesome bright papers and Layle is a GREAT teacher!!

Rusty Pickle: Nannette taught a funky class using a sweet mini album!! The papers were bright and funky and the album was so cool with many flaps, tags and more!

The afternoon was full of the boys. Jodi, Madison & KC.

My Minds Eye: KC was the teacher this year for MME! It was fun to chat with him before hand and get a sneak peek at what is to come from MME - he said we are only the 2nd group to see their upcoming paper lines (he brought prototypes!) I'm so excited for both Halloween & Christmas! It's super awesome.

The class project was a 2 page layout using the MME Breaking Free line.

Fancy Pants: Madison & the founder of Fancy Pants Jodi taught this class. We created a layout in a frame! The frame has acrylic (not glass) and is great for displaying beautiful layouts you create. Plus photos and more! Very creative and exciting project to put together! The layout was fairly simple - but definitely would make an impact to add to any wall in your house.

We R Memory Keepers: Jody with Scrapbook Trends (used to be with My Minds Eye) taught this class!! It was so cool. Using page protectors (with various sized pockets) we created some fun mini layouts in these protectors (in the empty spaces you can add 4 x 6 photos). We created 4 different kinds using ALL four of their current lines right now.

Prism/Sassafras: We created a cute layout using AWESOMe prism cardstock & Sassafras Bungle Jungle line. So cute! Jamie from Prism taught the class. It was so good to see her again.

Cosmo Cricket: Tami Comstock taught this class using the Cosmo Cricket Ever After paper line and embellishments. This line is not only for "wedding themed" albums, but you can use it on many more layouts and projects including father's day and much more!

Pink Paislee: I was looking forward to this class more then any of the others. I ADORE Pink Paislee! Brenda Hurd designed the project for this class & taught it. What a beautiful project she created! She used the Captivating theme set!
More updates to come - this one took awhile to put together :)

18 June 2009

MW Retreat

Check out the MemoryWorks blog for video daily recaps of the MemoryWorks Retreat & pictures!

We are having a BLAST!!!!! Already have received lots of stuff - I'm thinking I will need to ship things back! I was so tired today until this afternoon when i had my 2nd latte! Yum! I finally got my run in this evening - I've been aching to workout!

Here is a few pictures of the event!
Myself sporting a cute apron Sandy made for me!
Mary, Amber, Myself

08 June 2009

Fingerless Gloves

Wow it's been awhile since I posted projects I've done. Here are some fingerless gloves I've made over the last several months. I know slow at posting.

I am making Fingerless gloves to sell. So if anyone is interested in me making you a pair - please email me at laceyaigo@gmail.com. And let me know what color you would like.

Raspberry Pink color
Really soft muted rainbow colors
Fancy White


Also, head over to the MemoryWorks blog to see the frames I posted last Friday. Here is a quick peek at one of them!!

Happy Monday!

05 June 2009


Hey - I posted today over at the MemoryWorks Blog - Go over and check it out. I decorated some wooden frames. They turned out super cute!

I have been such a bad blogger. I need to keep up and start posting more things! Goal - post more to my blog.