Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October Kit "Costumes Galore" $26.99

Well here it is! This kit is near and dear to my heart, it has so many fun elements, which you just have to see in person to appreciate. Hope Wallace of Paper Relics made a mini collage sheet especially for The Art Life October Kit. She is one of my favorite collage artists and the sweetest lady. I adore her work! I also included two mini collage sheets of my fun Halloween elements. There is a black and orange vintage milk tab, vintage trick or treat bag, and a handmade embellishment from me. This kit is chock full of treats, and you won't want to miss it. Here is the full list of items, and a bunch of pictures for you! Don't forget that full color instructions for all three projects come with this kit!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This week has been so hectic for me. I am getting everything ready for the Scrap for a Cure Scrap Pink event on Saturday. I haven't even pulled any cropping stuff together, mostly make and take, goodie bags, and product for the "trunk" show. I am also trying to finalize the October Kits with pictures, instructions, etc. So, whew, I am exhausted.. I did manage to snap a few shots of Bianca and Tony. It was one of those times where we were waiting on someone, I happened to have my camera in the car, and Bianca and Tony were hanging out. Wowsers.. what a moment. Tony absolutely LOVES his big sister, and she adores him as well. I couldn't be more proud or feel so lucky to have these two people in my life. Every day, I laugh a little and stare a little in amazement at what God has blessed me with. I had Oprah on in the backround the other day and Jenny McCarthy of all people was talking about how us Mother Warriors really would do anything in our power to help or come to the aid of our children. So, to all you Mother Warriors, cheers!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Here is the finished project for the make and take for ScrapPink in Brentwood this weekend! I am so excited about this SOLD OUT event! We are going to be scrapping away raising money for Breast Cancer. I am so pleased to be working with C&T Publishing, they have donated a boxfull of product to help with the event. I hope everyone is ready to have some fun!
Also, for everyone attending the event, I have a great goodie bag for you! Plus I'll be having a mini trunk show.. with all kinds of goodies to share.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wow oh wow.. do you ever get those emails that have such good news that you just scream right there at your computer? Well I got one yesterday. Many of you know about the Scrap for a Cure ScrapPink event that will be held in Brentwood next weekend with all proceeds going to charity. Well, I signed up to do a make and take, donate to the goodie bags, and a raffle prize. I was overwhelemed with the amount of people that were going, up to 50, so I emailed my friend Mary at C&T Publishing which I am designing for and asked if they would like to participate in some way. WOW did they come through. They are donating all of the mini shadow boxes, so I can do a make and take with it, donating a bunch of new products they just came out with and giving me catalogs to include in the goodie bags. I am so excited and proud to be a designer for this generous company. If you haven't already done so, sign up for the crop next weekend. You can sign up HERE on the website. We are going to have a great time.
On another note, here is another sneak peak at my October Kit. This is the vintage treat bag you'll receive along with the little goodie bag, which includes a vintage milk tab in orange and black, and a personal embellishment made by me. These are actually going to be available on my B Day next week, September 24th right here on the blog. Get this one fast, cause I am sure this will sell out. Also, put it on your calendar to be here on October 15th, for a fun announcement regarding this kit.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am having so much fun with Halloween items right now.. from vintage postcards, to creating fun tags, to making my own embellishments for the October Kit.. I am having a blast.

On October 18th, My Daughters Wish is going to have a Spooktacular event with all the design team members. We'll have 5 mini home decor projects, free ATC make and takes and tons of fun for Halloween. My mini project is the shadow box above. Isn't she cute?

A few weeks ago at the Antique Fair, I found a huge box of old tin screw tops. They were filthy.. I sat on the ground and picked out a bunch of them. I wanted to make them into mini collage ornaments. I have had this in my head for a few weeks, and last night I finally got to make it! It came out super cute! My new favorite is this little witch I made. Look for more of these to be made and put on ETSY.

I also went to Tinsel and Treasures and saw one of my favorite artists and friend, Connie Govea Stuart. She is so talented and I love her style and her presentation. I bought a mini doll shoe that is embellished "Connie" style. I'll take a pic and post later.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

This is my favorite time of year.. the weather is perfect. Not too hot, not cold yet. The stores are starting to get ready for Halloween. My favorite holiday. I can't wait to pull down all my Halloween boxes and see all my fun things. A few months ago, I was at a Chinese Market and saw this cute little monster guy who was this brown basic "ugly" doll with a big red mouth. I wanted to buy all the "stuff" with him on it, but since it was imported and kinda a "Hello Kitty" type thing, I only bought a cute charm for my cell phone. Well yesterday, I went to Target and my little Domo Kun is all over the Halloween paraphanelia! A huge one is hanging from the ceiling and he is featured as their "mascot" for Halloween. So, I am one happy camper and bought a little mini stuffed one. Here is a pic for everyone.. isn't he the cutest thing you ever saw!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

I know its only September 7th, but I am bursting with excitement for my October kit. Its going to be the biggest one yet! I have so many exciting things to share with you over these next few weeks.
First sneak.. is this pic.. I have commissioned a special collage sheet from one of my very favorite artists that will be included with the kit. This special sheet will only be available in The Art Life October Kit. Can you take a guess who this special artist is????

OOHHHH I have seen the prototype and I must say its one of the cutest stinkin things I have ever seen.. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

I have another tag kit going up tonight as well.. Its a Halloween Vintage Tag Kit. It will be available in my ETSY store and in My Daughters Wish on Tuesday. These are limited in number and are super cute, check out ETSY tonight for details.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

If you haven't noticed yet, there is a new turquoise box over on the right.. I am starting a newsletter group.. Please come join! I'll have lots of fun stuff on there.. (if I can figure out how to do it!)

Much love to everyone.. hug a friend today and tell them you love them...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Here is the debut of the September kit "Journey to the Beach". I found this beautiful Sea Life File Folder and had to do something with it. So, I cut it up and made this super cute album to house all your beach pictures from this summer. I have used the K&Company Sea Glass Paper and Embellishment Line and a bunch of beautiful other things to adorn this beautiful book. I have included the Zutter Coil if you have a Zutter machine, but this book can be bound with the beautiful ribbons I have included or book rings. This book has plenty of journaling spots and pockets to include your memories! The kit is only $29.99, get them now, as all my kits have sold out before months end! You can see this in person at My Daughters Wish. You may purchase it at the store, here on my blog to the right. You can see more on my Etsy Store and purchase it there as well. Whew.. I think I have it all covered now!