Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I have some things to share! I have been frantically working on the September kit, think Beach! So, get out all your summer pics and lets get them in a super cute mini Zutter book. If you don't have a Zutter, go buy one! j/k.. actually I am offering Zutter services with this kit, since I know that once you use one, you'll want to buy one!
Also, here is a mini kit I am going to put up on ETSY. Its a kit to make these four super cute pocket tags, complete with flowers, buttons, and even a mini mister full of my own "glimmer mist" liquid. You'll get a Mini Mister "pink"in your kit.
This kit will only be $15.99 and you can get it right HERE on ETSY. I'll share a sneaky peak of the September kit later this week as well..

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic Dramatic Theater Class yesterday! Also, I just wanted to thank everyone for supporting me in my new business. I officially sold out of my August Kits yesterday. That means every kit so far has sold out.. so thank you so much for letting me share creativity!

I am off to the ZNE Convention for some much needed retail therapy for upcoming kits!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My buddies at Scrap For A Cure are hosting a 12 hour crop "Scrap Pink" event on Saturday September 27th from 10am to 10pm. Its going to include lunch dinner, snacks drinks and something chocolate of course! There will be make and takes, prizes and raffles. Come celebrate those affected by breast cancer with their honor wall and wear pink in honor and support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Please come join us! There will be special guests, demos and lots of fun guaranteed! The Art Life will be doing a demo, donating raffle items and a special something in the goody bags. All of this for $40! Sign up here today!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Hey all! Just a quick post cause I am so busy this week, but I realized that I hadn't even posted this class on my blog! Its called "Dramatic Theater". Its a beautiful shadow box with a dancing ballerina inside! You'll get so much fun vintage embellishments, along with some collage sheets. Come join me in making this one of a kind theater! This theater was made with the C & T Publishing Box, and will be featured on their website. I'll have more on that later. But this class is at 10:30am on Saturday and is filling up fast.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hi All! Just wanted to share my latest creations.. Grungeboard Jewelry! Ever since my grungeboard book class I have been playing with the fantastic Grungeboard. I absolutely love it! I was so inspired with Tim's Industrial Grunge, that I came up with my own version of Grungeboard jewelry. I have already shown you the bracelets, now here are the necklaces. I am hoping to get this on the My Daughters Wish teaching schedule in September. Look for it tentatively on Thursday September 4th at 6:30. You'll make two necklaces and two bracelets. It should be a ton of fun!

Also, just a reminder if you have some free time this weekend, I am teaching the Fairy in a Boot Class on Saturday at 2:30pm, you'll receive a ton of product and make a super cute fairy! Come join us!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Just a quick post to please start shopping on my Etsy Site! I am going to be working really hard at getting everything I carry on the site this weekend. Also, items that won't be available anywhere else. If you are local, just send me a quick email, and I can meet somewhere to deliver instead of shipping costs.. Here is the link to the front of my shop THE ART LIFE ETSY. Thanks everyone for supporting little ol me! I am always looking for fun and exciting new things to carry! I added the ETSY logo to the right and you just have to click it to get to my store.

Thursday, August 07, 2008


I just want to take a minute and talk about friends.. before I started scrapbooking I had a small group of friends, most from various work places and just people you've met along the way through life. I never knew anyone who scrapbooked and my mother was the one to start me on this path (thanks mom!). I remember joining a local scrapbook group and going to a crop all by myself without knowing anyone. That was probably 6 years ago. At that crop, I met some of the most amazing women I have known all my life. I still am best friends with them. Through the next few years, and especially working and teaching at MDW, I have met a lot of people along the way. I tell you that each person I become close to, brings me something different in my life. There are those that I am completely inspired by and in awe of their artistic talent. There are those whose "life light" just shines so bright that I want to grab some and tuck it away. There are those that talk, those that listen and those that inspire, those that really make you feel like your loved in this world. I can't thank each and everyone of those people, but I hope you know who you are. Its weekends like this past one with Tim here, and our newfound ATC group that I so very happy. I don't feel like I am going to work at MDW, I feel like I am going to where my friends are. This hobby is so much more than paper and glue, its all about friendships that go beyond the surface and really hit you in the heart. I love to show friendship, I love to give hugs, and I love to make people smile, if I can make someone smile, then I am truly a happy person. I am truly amazed when someone thinks of me and brings me something, or tells me they thought of me when they saw something. Thank you thank you thank you..

Friday, August 01, 2008

Oooh I am so excited! I am getting ready to head over to MDW to see Tim! I can't wait to see everyone so happy and having a great time with him.
I made these commemorative bracelets for his visit for all the girls that are working today and tomorrow. They are grungeboard bracelets. They have all kinds of fun charms and embellies.. Of course the purple one is for Sheri! I hope they all enjoy them.
These might become a class in the future.. keep a look out for it! Grungeboard jewelry.. oooh sounds fun!