Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm so excited...

...about my upcoming Valentines Day mini book class! This 5 1/2" X 10" chipboard and polka-dotted acetate book features the super cute "BE MINE" paper collection from Echo Park (*swoon*) along with it's coordinating journaling cards and stickers, plus one of a kind trims and handmade embellishments. In class we will stamp a little, glitter a little, and make a cute little rosette for the cover among other techniques. Inside, it celebrates that special person in your life featuring 12 of your favorite photos. The overall feel of the book is a little romantic, a litte parisian, and a LOT of lovely!
I'll be teaching this book at three different stores just in time for Valentines Day:

Friday, February 11th
(949) 756-2729

Saturday, February 12th
(714) 841-1801

Sunday, February 6th
(562) 377-0302

And when you come, be sure to bring the following:
•Emery Board
•Stapler or Tiny Attacher
•Corner Rounder

Plus a Plethora of Adhesives:
•Scor-Tape or Red Line tape in 1/2" and 1/8" widths
•Foam Tape
•Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks if you have one.
•Quickie Glue Pen
•Quick Dry Liquid Glue (i.e., Helmar, Zip Dry, Beacons, etc.)

I will be dropping off a sample at each store over the weekend, so if you get a chance, pop on over to the store nearest you and check it out! And of course during class we will enjoy yummy snacks & great prizes while we make a wonderfully scrappy mess...Hope you won't miss it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Welcome, Hoppers!

Welcome to your next stop on the Scrapbook Daisies Blog Hop!

If you've arrived here first, you'll want to hop on back over to the beginning at the Scrapbook Daisies Home Blog. You'll be glad you did!

Have you heard that the Scrapbook Daisies brick & mortar store is now open in Long Beach CA? In addition to carrying the absolute bestest, latest and greatest in all things scrapbooking...the "real life" store also offers great classes, monthly crops and unlimited inspiration! In fact, this month's crop is just this weekend and includes two fun make & takes! The first one is a card designed by your's truly and features Echo Park's "A Walk in the Park" collection:

The other make and take is a one-page layout designed by everyone's favorite Lytle Scrapper and features some really cute paper and techniques, but you'll just have to wait till you get over to her spot on the hop to see it!

So hoppers...if you're ever in Southern California and find yourself in need of some super cute paper and embellies, we hope you'll look us up!

And before you go...did you know that the Scrapbook Daisies message board hosts several fun challenges with chances to win Scrapbook Daisies kits each and every month? There are sketch challenges, color challenges, scraplift challenges, journaling challenges and more to choose from! Complete as many of the challenges as you'd like to earn chances at being chosen as the monthly challenge winner! It's a great way to get lots of layouts done and earn entries to win an awesome prize to boot! So when you're done with your hopping, why not pop on over to the message board and check out all the details...we'd love to have you join in the fun!

And don't forget to become a "follower" of the blogs in the hop this month...the design team is super talented and will continue to inspire you each month with their reveals, challenges and techniques!

Gloriosa Daisy

The final step: don't forget to email Misty @ with the list of daisies you've collected along the way, jotting "Scrapbook Daisies Blog Hop" in the subject line. That way, you'll be entered to win an amazing Scrapbook Daisies Monthly Kit!!

Now hop on over to Misty's Blog and see what inspiration she's got to offer featuring one of this month's Scrapbook Daisies kits!

Happy Hopping and Good Luck!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Adios 2010...Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

I'm not sure what was up with 2010. It was a rough year for just about everyone I woes, family issues, job name it. I know I personally struggled with all of the above, and I gotta tell you that I am so OVER it and completely ready for a new year...a new decade...a clean slate.

That's why I love January.

It feels so fresh and clean and full of possibilities. I really try not to ruin that with a bunch of self inflicted stress inducing resolutions, so suffice it to say that I have begun the this new year with nothing but a fresh perspective when it comes to my blog. I won't say I promise to be a better blogger...because let's face it. I will forget to blog. Some days I won't feel like blogging. I've just decided that no matter how long I go between blog posts, it's still ok to come back when I feel like it and blog without feeling guilty that I've been a bad blogger.

And that's it.

Nothing earth shattering. Just blogging again when I can, when I feel like it, when I have something that I am excited to share. Like crafty projects and photos of family and friends. It's what works for me.

That being said...I've already got lots in the works for a great 2011. I've accepted a design team member position at Creative Imaginations after being a contributing designer for a few years now. So I'm working on some fun projects for CHA and organizing some great classes for the upcoming year to teach at some great stores. Hoping to have some scrappy stuff to share pretty soon.

Here's to a great 2011!!