Thursday, December 16, 2010

New goodies in my shop

I have been a busy little bee making Holiday banners for my etsy shop. If you would like to take a lookie just click on my etsy shop button on the left of my blog (looks like a present). As always, custom orders are welcome, and I will do my very best to accomodate any request. The last "safe" day for shipping will be Monday the 20th, so place your orders now to be sure you get your goodies in time for Christmas.I'm having some difficulty with blogger right now and it won't let me post any pictures so be sure to go to my etsy shop to take a look at the new banners. 

Christmas Memories Class

I am so excited to bring you this wonderful class designed by Melissa Frances. I have been a fan of Melissa's products for many years, especially her Christmas lines. I just love the shabby vintage style and the nostalgic feeling they invoke. The class kits are absolutely packed with wonderful MF products including the new and so hard to get your hands on "Home for the Holidays" papers and embellishments. I hope you will join me this Sunday at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, CA for this great class. I am only teaching it this one time at this one store and seats are limited so please call the store at 760-630-2767 to sign up. For more info and to see the fabulous blog go to

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gratitude Journal

I posted this project on the Tattered Angels Educator blog this a.m. If you'd like to see more of the techniques please head on over to for pics and how to's. As I mentioned on the TA blog, the album isn't finished yet, so I will be posting a step by step how to with pics here on November 24th. Hope you like it!

Sparkle and Shine Holiday Card Class

Sparkle and Shine Holiday Card class

I will be teaching this Tattered Angels Holiday card class at Collective Journey in Redlands on Saturday November 20th from 10:30 to 2:30, and at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, CA Sunday November 28th from 12:00 to 4:00. The photos feature three of the six cards we will be making using Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam and other Tattered Angels products along with the Crafty Secrets Image and Journaling booklet for Christmas. You will get an entire booklet (32 pages) in your class kit so you will have plenty left over for more cards, ornaments, and other projects. We will also get to play with Glimmer Glam, yummy! I hope to see you there. Please contact the stores to sign up, and for the list of items you need to bring. Collective Journey's phone number is 909-793-2200 and Ever Afters phone number is 760-630-2767.

Upcoming classes

Wow, it has been so long since I have updated my poor neglected blog. Time just gets away from me sometimes. It's been crazy busy since summer with classes, events, Etsy shop, and life in general. I have some class dates and events to share with you. First off, Friday November 12th I will be visiting with the lovely Sheila Jeaux Goldsberry for the Charity Wings second annual three day crop in French Valley benefitting the Susan G. Komen foundation. We will be making a 12x12 layout featuring Tattered Angels products and mediums. I'm really looking forward to visiting with these ladies. Saturday November 13th I will be doing a Tattered Angels make and take at Collective Journey in Redlands for their annual open house "Let's wrap up Christmas" event. There are a few spots left so if you'd like to start wrapping up your Christmas crafting call the store to sign up at 909-793-2200. Sunday November 14th I will also be at the "Let's wrap up Christmas" event doing an Elizabeth Craft make and take, so if you'd like to get good and glimmery and glittery with me be sure to call and reserve your spot! I demonstrated Tattered Angels products last year at this event and let me tell you, it is more fun than you can imagine and there were people lined up out the parking lot waiting for those doors to open. I will be at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista on Sunday November 21 from 11:00 to 5:00 teaching "Mad for Halloween" my Hallloween in Wonderland themed mini album featuring Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, and the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper line. This is the last time I'm teaching this class, so if your interested sign up now! You can call the store at 760-630-2767 to sign up.

Sorry about the brief info, I've gotta get to work on prepping and packing for this crazy weekend.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shop Hop Hijinx and classes

The So-Cal Shop Hop is in full swing so be sure to pick up your passport at your local participating scrapbook store to get your list of stores. Each store has a movie theme and many stores have coordinating merchandise to go with their theme. My first Shop Hop stop was Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista. Their theme was Cinderella so I taught a princess themed Tattered Angels make and take.

After the make and takes I taught the "By the Sea" album featuring Tattered Angels products.

The store had just gotten their shipment of Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Glaze so we had a special treat, and got to play with some of it. Show me the Glam hands!

Yesterday I taught another layout make and Take at Collective Journey in Redlans. I used the new fall colors of Glimmer Mist and the Heidi Swapp Tattered Texture stamps for this one:

I had some friends from the Boulevard come out to play. That isn't as bad as it sounds, these girls are former employees and customers of Scrapbook Blvd, the store where I used to work.

Patty, Lori, Jackie

Carla and Cynthia

Show me those Glimmer hands!

I discovered something while I was trying to create projects for the Shop Hop make and takes. I think I started my Glimmering career backwards. When I started glimmer misting I created albums using only glimmer mist and books, and every single inch of every page was glimmer misted. Most people start out just adding touches of Glimmer Mist here and there and work up to the full blown method. So now I was faced with having to come up with something that could be done in 15 minutes and I had my heart set on doing layouts. Good lord! What to do? I don't think I've ever done a full blown glimmer mist project in 15 minutes! Cards, and maybe pins, but certainly not a layout. Well, I did it, and I must say it was liberating! I am so happy with the way my 15 minute layouts turned out that I can't stop making them! At this rate I may be caught up with my scrapbooking in a week!(ok, maybe not) I urge you to try it! Just grab a screen a couple of stamps and some glimmer mist and see what you come up with. Next Saturday I will be at Kat Scrap Studio in Altadena
with another 15 minute layout for shop hop and I will also be teaching the "Time to Travel" Tattered Angels album and keepsake box. Please call the store for details at 626-398-0355 for details.
Happy Glimmering!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July?

Yep, it's Christmas in July at Etsy! But it's not just for Christmas items. I have Christmas, Holiday, Valentines, and 4th of July items on sale for 50% off. Check out your favorite sellers, many are having Christmas in July sales in their shops. Sneak peeks shown in photos. Oh, and if you purchase multiple items in my shop in one transaction from any section you get free shipping during July. Visit Etsy at and visit my shop at people have said it doesn't work when they do this so if it doesn't work for you try and then click on sellers and type in my scrappy shop)
Happy shopping!