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Winner Winner Winner

thank you all so very much for your amazing comments, I am so blessed!!!  i am humbled by your kindness!!


i loved reading all of your comments...it seems that the crinkle ribbon tape measure was a big hit! i think a tutorial is in order, don't you?  i'm on it!! 

now, on to the lucky winner of the generously offered Tattered Floral Die from Tim Holtz (thank you so much for that, Tim!!)...


Love all your vintage fabric and buttons!! You are incredibly talented, oh my gosh, I was smiling through the whole post.

Thanks for the chance to win the die!


Carmen L

Posted by: Carmen Lucero | March 21, 2013 at 07:48 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, CARMEN!!! email me your information and i will send out your die!!!


kicking off classes

oh what fun that was! each teacher sets up a table and displays their classes for the next few months...the next set of classes being march and april...customers come in to see the classes in person and sign up to their hearts content...then the classes are displayed in the store and customers sign up till the classes are all filled up...fun, fun!  it is great chatting with the students and talking about your designs! here i am ready to chat...


since chicka is much cuter than i...here are some pictures i took of her the other day at the 'picture day' for club volleyball...


yeah, I KNOW!!!!...

i really love these two...i think they would look fabulous with some of the 'actions' that people use on their pictures...have to look into those...would love to frame a collage of the pictures from that day...i'm no photographer, but i didn't do half bad on these...

hope your day is great!!!

bad dog

know what happens when you come home after being gone for three hours and find this...


doggie jail!!!


it was better than killing him...

hope your day is great!!!! fun stuff to share soon...gonna play with some heart day things!

CHA recap

ok, guys and gals...here is a little recap of my adventures...

thank you to this gal for making my first time so great, teaching me, showing me, and guiding me along this adventure...it would have been overwhelming to do this alone, thanks for the guidance!

the graphic 45 booth was my winner for best booth...it was amazing!


and, the products/companies that i really loved the new lines from...in no particular order, just as they come to me...

-cosmo cricket (love, love girl friday and snorkle)
-jenni bowlin (love it all...vintage fantasticness)
-melissa frances (everything!)
-jillibean soup (simple, versatile, adorable)
-my mind's eye (love, love all three new lines...penny lane, bella bella, & bloom and grow)
-bella blvd (both new lines rock!)
-basic grey (marrakech, wisteria, and porcelain will be fast faves to work with)
-fancy pants (summer soiree and kraft cuts and on display frames)
-chatterbox (all the vintage elements and colors...love that cork!)
-7 gypsies (the gypsy blood in me loves every single element!)
-sassafras (just love those felties!...adore vintage yummy & anthem!)
-teresa collins (always love the clean, versitle elements of her lines!)
-graphic 45 (what wasn't to love...fashionista was fabulous!)

okay...i am suire i missed something, but these are the ones that stand out...the names are links to blogs if there is one so you can see the new stuff, but also get inspired...

i am off to recoup and play in my scrap room!

happy thursday!

heaven revisited

oh wow...filled the photo card again! and, was called 'star student' by tim holtz (whooo hooo)...what a day!

the peeps i had the privilege of meeting:

beautiful, amazing, and oh so talented...i heart this gal!

yeah, adorable! she rocks so, so much!

i can't tell you how stinkin' sweet these people are! i have met some amazing people and have had a blast seeing all the new stuff, playing with some of it and watching what nifty things it can all do...i feel like a kid in a candy store!

i am making a hair appt and going to the gym when this is all over, cause i am so amazed i have posted these pictures of myself...i look...well...not good! that's how much i adore these people...i 'took one for the team' on these!!!

and, for some product i heart:

teresa collins love...the page protectors were fabulous as were the new lines...

heidi swapp love...the new invisibles are amazing and wonderful!

maya road love...i can't wait to play with some of the embellishments!

sassafras love...i adored their booth, just fantastic...

bella blvd love..love...love...

jillibean soup love...absolutely, adoringly love...

okay...last day tomorrow...then i will be all filled up and ready to explode...can't wait to see what i create after being filled up with all this inspiration!!!

happy day!

i have died...

...and gone to heaven...

i met some of my personal celebrities today, i can die happy!

i visit this amazing woman's blog everyday, it brings me much joy! she is so very sweet!

what can i say about this incredible woman? you inspire me...thank you!

and, this man...oh wow...i wanted to yell 'i love you, tim!' from the audience! didn't have the nerve to ask for a picture with him...so settled for this! oh how amazing, creative, and fantastical this man is!!

can you just say...OMG!!! i heart these people ...so stinkin' much! so sweet and genuine and adorable and nerdy...in a fabulous way! and, i gushed...yup, not proud, but i did...notice how they are kinda keeping their distance from me in the picture???...i think they were afraid...'stalker, this one' is what they were thinking! i enjoyed chatting with these fabulous people! and the new lines, even better in person! love me some girl friday and snorkle!!!

okay...that's all for the people i snapped pics of...here are a few of my favorite product samples...

7 gypsies love

K & Co...wild raspberries love


fany pants...summer soiree love

little yellow bicycle love

basic grey love

jenni bowlin love

pink paislee love

webster's pages love

graphic 45 love

my mind's eye love

alrighty...there you have it...some of the amazing inspiration i saw today...just grabbed a few of the hundreds of pictures i took today...so you could have a looksee...please forgive the photography, it does not do it justice! 

i will be at it again tomorrow...even though, i could indeed be quite satisfied with today, i get another full day of bliss...will report back again, if you will have me...


christmas recap

hello all! i hope you had a wonderful Christmas...mine was (as if you couldn't tell) BUSY!!!  so much to do and then poof, it is all over! it came and went so quickly this year! i was told my blog was 'boring lately' (in a wonderful, i can't wait to see what you have been up to way!!)...so sorry for the absence!  i have some pictures to share of how the rest of my december went...

lots of baking...


and, basket filling...


each year, i make these baskets for friends and family...loaded with baked goodies, candy, coffee and tea...i try to wrap them in different ways each year...this year, was a simple kraft shirt box, doubled up and stuffed with goodies...this is a picture pre-wrapped...they get all dressed up in cello...which would be hard to show all the goodies inside to you...


and, of course, the season was filled with paper crafting...i made these Christmas Cookie recipe books for the special gals in my life...


a few of the inside pages...



and, a closer look at how each one was decorated after wrapping in brown paper...

i used my making memories accessory box from the falala line and made each package special...i really loved how these looked! most of the girls didn't want to open them...they just loved the outside!

well...packing up the Christmas papers, packages and bows and bringing out some yummy new things to work with...so, promise (especially for you, Michelle!) to have some fun for you tomorrow!
see you SOON!!!

dland love

happy wednesday!

just popping in to share a couple pics from disneyland...the projects i am working on are top secret...i may share a wee bit tomorrow though...see you soon!

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nic, miss, and i...

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my girls...how i heart them...

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my beautiful girl...i see a layout in my future with this pic...hmmm...

excited beyond words

but, i am sure gonna try...to use my words...

i am so very, very excited to announce that i have been asked to be a part of the fabulous design team at my LSS (local scrapbook store) Scrappin' Good Times!

i have been going to this store since it opened and it is fabulous! they were recently named 'best scrapbooking in los angels area' by fox la hotlist!!! yay!!!  the group of girls that work in this store (and the two great men!!!) are amazing and sweet as can be, i am so honored to be a part of their family now...

here is a wee sneak peek at my frist design...the store has 'scrap therapy' every thursday, and i am designing one of the projects for february...they are a make-n-take...you sit, chat and create a little something...wonderful...


i hope your week is going well, i had a few fabulous days off and head back to work tomorrow...up at 3 am...whoo hoo! lol

see ya tomorrow with some Chrismas fun!

happy december

i didn't finish my project that i wanted to show you today...that will have to be tomorrow! however, i did want to tell you about this:

tim holtz is doing his 12 tags of christmas again this year and it is a wonderful thing! go see!!! not only are they gorgeous, but you will learn some fabulous things along the way!!!

also, today is the first day of the december daily album!!! don't forget to take those daily pics and do your journalling! check out ali's blog for some digital help today and for more inspiration!

ok, back tomorrow with mentioned project!!! see you then!