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November 2011

vintage Christmas hunting

this weekend i was on the hunt for a little vintage Christmas fun...i found some little things that brought me joy...

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i have some big plans for these little finds!

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hohoho...santa came a wee bit early for me...how could i resist that stinkin' adorable yoyo bracelet??? and those key rings, seriously? can't wait to share the fun i am working on with these great finds...stay tuned, my friends!!!

thanks for checking in on me...i appreciate your visit!!

chelle


loss

i learned a thing or two about myself in the last week...crazy how i think i have learned so many life lessons by the age of forty...but there are so many to come...

i had a huge loss last weekend...and to my surprise, i feel a need to blog about it...

meet big blue...

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some of you may recall that i finally realized a dream last march...a dear friend and i finally took the plunge and started selling at a local flea market...we were so excited and have had a fabulous time hunting down vintage deliciousness to sell...

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we have learned a lot along the way and have been so proud of our accomplishments...making fun things to sell and even going through our own collections and parting with some things we could bear to sell...

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all was going well...we were on the verge of adding more venues...we couldn't wait to see what was next for our little venture...

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now...this is the hard part...

big blue was taken from my driveway in the middle of the night...it was the truck we used for our business and along with my beloved old suburban, the thieves took everything for our flea set-up...all the personal collection display pieces, tables, canopies, and all the vintage merchandise...all the fun things we put our heart and soul into...all those things we took out of our homes that we told ourselves we could sell because we needed to make money...gone...

now...this is the easy part...

we go on...we grab ahold of eachother, we cry...we mourn the loss, we share the memories...we cry some more...

then...and only then...do we grab ahold of our boot straps and yank them up...we buy more tables, we buy more canopies, we search for more vintage deals, we make more fabulous projects, we make more vintage ephemera books & kits, we pour more of our heart and soul into our little business...and we move on...

because we don't give up...they don't win...we do...

we are strong enough, we are brave enough, we are crazy enough to give it another go...together...

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so...look for us soon...at the little local flea market, at our etsy store, on our blog, and at the next indie arts craft fair...cause we got this...we can do this...we are only temporarily broken and closed for repairs...we will be back...bigger and better than before...we win, not them...

i love you one L!!!

chelle


Joyful Configurations

i am super excited to announce that i will be teaching at Inspiration Emporium!!! I love teaching and sharing my love of paper crafting with my students and have missed it dearly!!!

introducing...

JOYFUL CONFIGURATIONS 

 Sunday, November 20th, 1 to 4:30 p.m., $45

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we will be making this custom Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations...full of fun vintage items...and, some new ones...you will have plenty to choose from in your kits, however, i encourage you to bring along a few little trinkets of your own to add! here is an example of adding your own personal touches...

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the santa on top, pocket watch, boot, and bingo marker are not in your kit...everything else is the same just used in a different way or omitted...

we will be learning some tips and tricks to working with the configurations and making several sweet touches that make these boxes come to life!

you will be able to choose either style of box and can shop in the store the day of the class...there is every imaginable Idea-ology trinket you could possibly want to add to your own box!

class will be held at the Inspiration Emporium Warehouse located at 644 Eckhoff, Suite H., Orange (major cross streets are Orangewood and Eckhoff)

please don't hesitate to email me with any questions you may have!



Supply list (best to bring if you don't want to share with other students, but not required...all items can be purchased on day of class...while supplies last):


sunday junkin' in the rain

my friend and i hit the irvine flea market this morning...in the pouring rain...we decided we were 'hard core'...and then we first bumped...and giggled

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there were deals to be had...the folks wanted to make something since they were packing it in by 9 am...what's a little water to junk?? 

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dirt cheap...all of these fabulous finds...cheap, cheap, cheap!!!

there was more, but that's a secret...just until tomorrow though...

i am so very excited to be announcing a new class tomorrow on the blog...i cannot even express the joy i have to be back teaching...seriously excited!!!

thanks for stopping in...i always appreciate it!!

chelle