Friday, July 27, 2007

Oh my gosh! Our new ad is on the backside of the front cover of Somerset Magazine! Here is the picture of it! I have been unofficially published! There is my little Biancas mug on the picture.. Very exciting! Also we are getting a lot of buzz about my Acrylic Book and kit, I know we have orders for a ton, so if anyone wants one, please email me and we can set one aside for you!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Oooh here are all the goodies for my class in August. Its going to be called "What Inspires Me" and will be filled with all the things that inspire me/you to be creative and want to scrapbook. We'll use felt, transperencies, paint, hand sewing (don't let that scare you in any way!), and ink. I am pretty sure its going to be on August 25th in the afternoon. As soon as I am done with the sample I'll get word out to everyone. Nighty Night!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Good Morning people! Whew its super early here.. I couldn't sleep anymore. My mind started going on this new project that has been dying to get out of me for a few weeks. I had a pow wow with Sheri (MDW) and its coming to life.. and I am so inspired and can't wait to get started on the sample. Its going to be called "What Inspires Me" and will have tons of really fun thing to play with. Fabric, Embroidery Thread, Felt, buttons, all wrapped up in a 7Gypsy album. I'll take a pic of the items I picked (tons of Turquoise, Black and White) and post here hopefully later today.
I taught my 5x5 Acrylic class yesterday to the best group of ladies. We all had so much fun. I can't tell you how rewarding it is to see other people having fun and really enjoying making something you created. The best feeling EVER! If I can inspire just one person to "go outside" the box, or be creative on their own, I am such a happy girl! We'll be doing the same class again next Saturday, so if you missed it this weekend, be sure to come join us on July 28th, call the store for details 925-952-4437.
I am also going to be offering a Wall Hanging Acrylic piece that will have different shapes and beatiful ribbon, paint and more alcohol inks.. look for that one in August as well. I am going to be teaching alot of fun classes this fall so make sure you check here and are on the MDW email list.
We are having Tonys 2nd Birthday party here today.. not a great day to have only slept a few hours, but I'll sleep tonight.. I can't believe my little guy is growing up.. he is half my size now.. big big boy..
I leave you with an older project of mine, but I never posted it. Its my HOME cigar box. It has a mini fold out album of our house. This was a fun project enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Antoher quick post today.. this week is very hectic as I have a few dt deadlines, class on Saturday and Tony's 2nd Birthday party on Sunday, so quick posts, but fun creative stuff I have been working on.
This is a layout using the Scrap For A Cure Kit of the month for July, Premiere! Loving the things in this kit! Its of course of my sweetie Bianca.. love those eyes! The Stars are hand sewn, my favorite thing to do on most of my layouts.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Just a quick post with a new Picture of the sneak peak of Your Pictured Memories paper Angelic and an altered FrameEase Frame. This is beautiful paper! I had so much fun altering this frame, they are great for your layouts and are held together at the top with magnets.. so easy!
Have a great night!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Here is the final product! Wanna learn how to make an amazing acrylic album? We'll be decorating this 5x5 square acrylic album. You'll learn all the techniques you can use on this wonderful medium. No two albums are alike! This class will be held at My Daughters Wish, July 21st at 1:30. Cost is $36. Come join us in this fun filled class! 925-952-4437.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My first OFFICIAL layout for the Scrap For A Cure Design Team! Isn't the paper just yummy? I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Rouge de Garance paper. Its a limited edition set and you can get at Scrap For A Cure website and kit club. I can't wait to do more. Everything used in this layout is in the kit!
I'll be posting something new everyday now for about a week! I have been busy with design team stuff and I can finally show it to everyone. The Your Pictured Memories line is being debuted this weekend, but you can see some of it here tomorrow.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Good Monday Morning! I meant to blog more last week, but wow how busy can I get? Your Pictured Memories came out with a bunch of new paper lines and I needed to make all the projects for CHA which is next week. I had so much fun working with the new papers. I really enjoy the challenge of being under pressure to get it done quick and being creative with what I am given. I think I met the challenge and hopefully everyone will enjoy what they see. I can't show them here until next week, but I am really pleased with what I did.

On another note, I received the best phone call last week from Diana at Scrap For A Cure. She asked me to design for them! I was so excited and just floored that they would choose little ol me! The first kits and add ons are FANTASTIC! If you haven't checked them out, please do, the project is just beautiful and they have a great eye for coordinating paper lines and embellishments. I can't wait to get started! This kit club is run by the most giving wonderful ladies. They are always looking for ways to help the community and do a ton of charity work! Please please please support this club!

One more thing, don't forget I am teaching a really fun 5 x 5 Acrylic Book at My Daughters Wish on July 21st. It is going to be a ton of fun, come join us!
This is just a pic I took at Lake Merrit where we went to feed the geese/ducks. Tony was literally running away from the flock that was chasing after him. HILARIOUS!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend we had here in the bay area. I did some cropping on Saturday night with my girlfriends at MDW and got a few projects done. Mallory was rocking her layouts. She is going to enter a big scrapbook contest this month and I am mentoring her to do it! She is so talented and young, she has a great career ahead of her. She did a layout of her and Bianca, and it was B E A U T I F U L! I wish I could post it here for her or link you to it, but it can't be published cause she is submitting it! It made me cry! She said such wonderful things about Bianca. I never knew that getting compliments about your daughter like that from someone you love would affect me like that. It makes me feel so proud of her.
On another note, some girlfriends of mine have started a fantastic kit club Scrap for a Cure. They are donating a portion of the proceeds to a needy cause each month. Take a look and sign up! Great job ladies!
So today I am heading out to YoungPlay Memories to turn in some projects and I am hoping to get a sneak peak of the Your Pictured Memories new products! They are so excited about all the new paper and embellishment lines they are releasing at Memory Trends. I can't wait to get to play with the new stuff! Keep on the lookout for this great upcoming product line!
I know everyone is probably tired of seeing this picture of Tony on all my projects lately, but I just can't get enough of it. Its so darn cute! Anyway, this is a Making Memories Clock kit and I didn't use any of the papers that came with it, I just made it my own and I LOVED the turn out! The other project is "Laugh" which is a Bare Elements wood word. This is the kind of projects I am loving. Doing something which I thought was cute, but just didn't think I had the time or resources to do it. Being creative with what you have in front of you is a fantastic way to work, I love it!