Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Here they are:

#1 "Sassy" - Comes with Full Color Instructions to complete the pictured mini album.
Teresa Collins Bella Girl Die Cuts
Heidi Swapp Runway Bird Flourish
Heidi Swapp Runway Damask
Heidi Swapp Broken Rose
Bazzill Raven
Bazzill Posie Pink

Everything Else:
Package of Teresa Collins Bracket Shape Covers
Zutter Clear Acrylic 3x4 Piece
Making Memories Tiny Alphas White on Black
1 Sheet American Crafts Journaling Stickers
Bazzill Large Black Paper Flower
Heidi Swapp Large Pink Paper Flower
2 mini Prima Flowers
Heidi Swapp Pink Chandelier Dangle
Anna Griffin Journaling Spot
2 Mini Safety Pins Pink
Silver Circle Clip
4 Black Buttons
4 Pink Buttons
6 Square clear bling (Kaiser Craft)
6 Circle pink bling (Kaiser Craft)
Zutter Black Wire

A Whole Lotta Love!

Kit #2
"Memory Circle"
You’ll receive two different sets of fabric to complete 2 bracelets.

Amy Butler (orange and turquoise) and Anna Griffin (burgundy, blue and browns)
5 squares of coordinating fabric (2 sets)
1 large rectangle of coordinating fabric (2 sets)
1 piece of Quilt Batting (2)
1 fabric button covered in coordinating Fabric (2)
3 buttons in coordinating colors (2 sets)
2 silver charms to decorate your bracelet (2 sets)
Embroidery Thread (2 in coordinating colors with fabric)
Elastic for bracelet closure (2)

Full Color Step by Step Instructions will be included in this kit.

Thanks everyone, Enjoy!

OOOh Today is the day! Please come back at 7:00pm to see the debut of "Sassy" and "Memory Circle". I can't wait to show you!

Also, if you are one of the first 5 customers, you'll get a special gift for helping me celebrate the launch of "The Art Life".

See you later and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ok, so I can't help it.. I was having waaay to much fun putting together the first project kit of The Art Life and had to share.. here is a sneak peak of "Sassy"...

Monday, April 28, 2008

I can't believe I am doing this.. I can't sleep, my house is craaaaazy right now.. boxes everywhere and the excitement and apprehension is killing me, but you know.... I wouldn't have it any other way. I am sooo happy to be doing this kit club. I am feeling really good about it and thinking positively.
PLEASE UPS man come today.. lol! I am still waiting for 2 more boxes.. I have so much more to do and my mind is racing with all the ideas I want to accomplish.. but I have to get through this week. I have had so much support from family and friends and the scrapbook community.. I was at MillsRepCo yesterday for a retailers mini CHA show and was so excited to spend time with Jenni Bowlin. She is my inspiration! She is doing it, happy and successful. She had such words of encouragement and I left there feeling really excited and ready to jump in with both feet. I hope everyone will enjoy the things I create as much as I do. I promise to give A+ customer service, and my heart and soul into every project I do. With all the kit clubs out there right now, I keep reading "great customer service".. so that is my top priority. Keep looking, cause hopefully tonight I can post some more sneak peaks.. (once the fantastic UPS man comes to my door!)

Friday, April 25, 2008

Big News! I know many of you know that last year I went down and registered a business name "The Art Life". It came to me (as most of my scrapbook ideas) in the middle of the night and I thought well I should register it. So, its been about 9 months and I have been trying to figure out what I want to do. I want to "do my own thing" but I want to stay and work with My Daughters Wish. So, I am going to have the best of both worlds! I am starting my business under the umbrella of My Daughters Wish. I am going to have my own "products" at the store in my own little area, and my own little area on the website store. I am so excited, nervous and overwhelemed by everything I am trying to do. National Scrapbook Day is next week and I want to debut my things. I am going to have 2 kits available only here on my blog and at the store, I hope each month. One will be a super fun project scrapbook kit and the other is going to be "something" else. That might be a felt project, fabric project, but something out of the box. I hope everyone can come to the store starting May 1st to take a look at my things.. think of super cute packaging with fun embellishments and super cute handmade items that are a perfect addition to your scrapbook page. I'll have card sets, tags, buttons, and anything fun and vintagy that I can get my hands on.

So, here is a sneak peak of one of my "other" kits that will be available at My Daughters Wish and through the blog. Look for more details on April 30th, and I can't wait!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Good Monday morning! I wanted to let everyone know that I am hosting a challenge at the Scrap For A Cure Blog/Website.
Your Challenge is to create your own embellishments! You can use anything you have laying around, but it can't come straight from a package. In this layout, I used felt, buttons and embroidery thread to make these super cute easy embellies! Post your layout to the gallery at the website and you'll be entered to win a super fun RAK!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Tuesday people! I am in creative mojo land.. I have two things to share today.. I finished my mini turquoise acrylic album this past weekend while cropping with my buddies.. I documented my tattoo's all 7 of them.. I wish I had more pics of them getting done, etc.. I was young silly and didn't think of things like that at 20years old.. but at least now they are documented and scrapped a bit. The acrylic album is just my favorite color and I love the PDQ chipboard letters I used for the title. This book is also available in my ETSY store.. come on and take a look!

The second thing I am sharing is my ATC card for the National Scrapbook Day Artiste fair on Thursday May 1st at MDW. All of the designers will be teaching make and take ATC cards, and here is my contribution. Its called "Ode to Baby".. anyone that knows me knows that Tony is in LOVE with his monkey "baby".. I even had to make him his own mini scrapbook of pics of him and baby.. so, I thought I'd use two of my favorite things right now.. the Daisy D's sock monkey paper, and Hambly.. weehoo.. come join me in making this super cute ATC on May 1st!

Other than that I am done with 2 of my next classes, which will be an mini acrylic book inside a Tim Holtz Tin and will be perfect for a mothers day gift, not only to your mom but any strong woman you know. The second is "We Are Family" which is the Maya Road Chipboard Tree album can you say "STINKIN CUTE???".. pics will come soon, but I'll have both samples at the May 1st party at My Daughters Wish.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Just a quick post, cause I was so excited to be putting the final touches on my scrapbook/office room. These are the things that are going to make me smile every day!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Friday! Since I went to the antique fair, I have been expanding my horizons to fabric stores.. and wow those can be just as bad as scrapbook stores. I loved to touch and feel the fabric. I loved all the colors and patterns.. I needed to tell myself that I DONT need another hobby to fill my life.. I have so much to do right now that I shouldn't but I did.. I am fully engrossed in fabric. I made my first "stuffed" owl, and I am well on my way to making my first sock monkey. I'll share those later. For now, I am going to share some layouts. First is my sock monkey layout with Tony's "Baby". This is his pride and joy, can't live without it stuffed animal. We all love baby as much as Tony does. I need to do the journaling, but I love love love this paper. The second is a layout of me when I was living in Brazil, 1985.. yea baby! Then, I am sharing my layouts for the Scrap For A Cure April Kit! Full of fabulous things and a full package of scrapworks letters.. you can't beat the bargain and fun papers and embellies in any other kit!

Monday, April 07, 2008

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I feel like it went by waay to fast. I had a great adventure on Sunday. But first on Saturday, I taught my "7 Day's" class and we had such a fun time. Everyone was socializing and having so much fun we went over and had to hurry up to get it done.. lol! Next time, I am just going to schedule more time for my classes.. cause we just have too much fun! Then we had our DT meeting for MDW and we scheduled all our classes for May, June and July. I think I have 6 or so that will be on the schedule.. watch out! Look for a really fun acrylic class, a Family oriented class and a "Mommy and Me" class. All of our designers have so much talent and brought so much to the meeting.. each one of them inspires me so much. We also talked about the National Scrapbook Day schedule and the store is going to have 4 days of complete fun and crafting! Starting on May 1st!

Sunday was my big adventure, sneaking out of the house at 6:30 to go the Alameda Point Antique Fair.. OMG! It was a so incredible, the amount of fun things I saw.. I wanted so much of the furniture for my house! I wish I would have brought my camera.. but next time I will. The knickknacks galore, the furniture and the sheer size of the place.. I didn't walk out of there until 11:30, and I went pretty fast.. didn't stop at all.. just incredible.. its now going to be a monthly date for me.. and whoever would like to come, let me know.. the first sunday of each month!

These are my finds for the day.. I went a little OWL crazy and bought a bunch of them.. I bought some other things which I will also photograph.. but here they are!

How cute are these?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Please notice that I have my Etsy Shop Link back up! WEEEHOOO! I am steadily going to be adding things to this every day. Also look for more acrylic items, including colors! I am ready to get creating. I have so many things in mind, now I just need to do it! So, stay tuned and take a look at some of the things I have found.. mainly fantastic BUTTONS! I came upon a treasure chest of vintage buttons this past week, and have them all packaged up and ready to go on the Etsy site.. here are a few pics of them! Enjoy!