Thursday, April 25, 2013

Trip Down Memory Lane

I was just deleting pictures out o f my phone and I came across some oldie's, but still goodies; so I thought I would share:
 I know, I know- I look ridiculous, but here we are: Me, Doreen, and Christina in our makeshift Mardi Gras gear.  Even though the other teams had better gear, we blew our 99 cent store horns and scared the crap out of the host so we ended up winning!
 My happy place!  I am not in the picture because I was the photographer, but this is my favorite way to spend a Friday night. It's not so much the projects that get done, as it is the food, friends, and laughter.  Having girlfriends is good for the soul.
Here is the only picture I have with my crafting idol, The Crafty Chica.  I am such a fan of hers, so when my friend invited me to her workshop here in LA, I was beyond thrilled. My hair was so short, holy cow.  Anyway, we worked on a day of the dead project and I actually made something really cool.  This was definitely a wow moment for me. 
Another workshop, but this time with the oh so shabby chic Melissa Frances.  This was in Anaheim, and was an amazing opportunity that fell into place at the last minute.  Melissa is a stage 4 breast cancer survivor and is a true inspiration. 

I hope you liked my blog post today.  Not a lot going on, so I thought I would bring you down my memory lane. Did you notice that I am always the tallest person in the pictures too?  Being 5'7 makes me tower over everyone- all the time too.  Anyway, I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Project Idea!

I just picked up Authentique's "Strong" collection and I have a new project brewing in my mind. As soon as I saw this collection, instantly I knew I wanted to make an 8x8 album of my father-in-law for my husband.  My father-in-law was a great man, and is truly missed everyday.  He was always loving and welcoming and treated me like one of his own, and I am honored to be a member of his family. He and my husband were so close, and losing him was the toughest thing he has ever went through.  What a way to honor those I love- by scrap-booking them.  I am going to use this collection along with the embellishments, hemp twine, some burlap,
and black & white photos.  It is going to be a masculine album, so I have to look for ideas on achieving a final project free of flowers. This will be a challenge for me, but I am excited to make this for my husband.  I will post my finished results, but I am not starting until June.  This is one of the projects that I am reserving for when I am stuck at home post-op and recovering for those 6-8 weeks. 

Until next time my friends- Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

We are headed to the Scrappin' Shack!!!

I was recently invited up to the Scrappin' Shack for a weekend of crafty goodness.  We will be there in June and I get to spend a whole weekend with Doreen, Leticia, and Rina in the mountains.  Of course, this is as close to camping as I want to get but I am super excited to buy some of the new release camping collections that have come out recently.  One of the nights we are there we have to prepare a dinner or a lunch for everyone...would it be tacky if I ordered Round Table?  I am going for fun so I definitely won't be cooking, cleaning, or laundry.  Anyway, I am working on making the girls some fun little goody bags for the trip and I am having so much fun deciding on what to put in them.  Oh well, I know June is a long time from now, but I am sure it will be here before we know it.  I can't wait to go up there, relax, go shopping, and just hang out with the girls.  

Until next time my friends- Have a good week!