Friday, August 27, 2010

All Aboard! Train Mini Album class tonight!

Join me tonight for the All Aboard Train Mini class on Ustream. CLICK HERE to go directly to my Ustream channel. ALL patterns that have been ordered have been sent out (some of them 3 or 4 times...LOL!)

The train pattern shipping situation has sucked up a TON of time so WUW may not happen this week, I may save it for next week. There are only so many hours in the day!!


This is who I spent the afternoon with yesterday...visiting some of my favorite scrappin' stores....Joy!! (aka Zelda) was in town for business and we were able to get together. She is soooo sweet!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What a day...

Yesterday was a no work day...not by choice! I spent most of the morning working with AOL to get my email up and running. It seems to be working okay now. I am also having to resend a lot of the train mini patterns. The file is quite large and I broke it into three parts for those who couldn't receive the full file. That added a bunch of time. One thing to note....if you don't receive an order (except those ordered since late yesterday) please let me know. Many of you send me a note that says"I know you're super busy, but I haven't received...." One of my highest priorities is to get patterns in the hands of those who have purchased them. No matter how busy I am, getting the patterns out is at the front of the line. So, please don't hesitate to contact me if you haven't received an order. In more than 99 percent of the cases, I have sent it but it has been bounced out by your email service. I have no way of knowing that unless you let me know! :) :) I am more than happy to resend it!
I am still working on WUW for this week. I have super fun afternoon already planned so it my not be up before tomorrow, but rest assured I will put it up!
Have a great rest of your week!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Train Patterns are up!

The All Aboard Train Mini Album instructions are finally up on Etsy....CLICK HERE to go directly to my etsy shop. I will start shipping them out via email in a few to go do some back to school shopping and will start sending them out when we get back. All kits that have been ordered are shipped....a few more are left.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Recipe Box Class tonight on Ustream!

With the train moved down the track to next weekend, this cute recipe box is slippin' in for a class tonight. Lots of you have asked for a recipe box, so here you go!
....pssst! will make a great box to hold other kids of treasures as well!!

Here's what you will need: (I will have a pattern up later today for those who want the written instructions)

Chipboard: (2) 4" x 8", (1) 3" x 8", (1) 3 1/8" x 8", (1) 7" x 8", 4" x 5" for apron
Paper for box: (2) 12" x 12" shts for outside (two colors), (2) 12" x 12" shts for inside (one color)
Paper for inside pockets: (5) 8 1/2" x 11 sheets of card stock
Paper for Recipe folders: (7) 12" x 12" card stock cut to (14) 6" x 12" (I used 7 different colors)
Other: Patterned paper for recipe folders, printed recipe cards (optional), eyelets, ribbon, Tim Holtz clip and hitch post, flower embellishments, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch

Class will start at 7 pm Pacific Time and is always recorded for you to view later. CLICK HERE to go directly to my Ustream channel.

See you tonight!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

What's Cookin' for Friday's Class!

I 'm changing the train schedule!! The train class will be moving down the track to August 27/28th. Choo! Choo!
I have a local class this weekend that I need to finish prepping for, the train pattern needs to get finished to my standards, and the kids want to go see the movie Ramona and Beezus today, so....the schedule had to flex! I'll be making a fast and fun recipe box on Friday instead. I'll post photo's and supplies later today. It's a pattern that is already half done so I'll have a pattern available on Etsy by tomorrow morning (the train pattern will be up and available over the weekend...all those tags for both the bugs and the monsters takes a TON of time to write up!)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All Aboard!!

Here are the All Aboard Train Mini Albums that I designed and will be teaching during the next Ustream class. I am working to finish the pattern by tomorrow.

Garden Bugs Train Version

Monster Train Version (paper shown is different from kit version)

I still have kits available at my Etsy shop (CLICK HERE to go directly to the shop) The patterns aren't up yet but it will go up as soon as it is complete. The class is scheduled for this weekend, but I may need to slide it to the following week...stay tuned to my blog for an update if I have to move the class a week.


What's Up Wednesday! August 18, 2010

A few weeks ago I showed you how to make a Grunge Paper neck pouch. I had a ton of requests for the fabric here it is.

There is a new YouTube video showing how to make it but here is the finished pouch and the dimensions to cut your fabric or canvas.

Have an awesome week!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Grungy Gypsy Mini class..Part Duex!

I am adding a Part 2 to the Grungy Gypsy mini class on the morning of August 14th at 9 am Pacific time...hope you can join us!
See the previous post for a link directly to my Ustream channel.


Grungy Gypsy Mini class tonight!!

I've teased you long's what we will be working on tonight on Ustream:

Join me at 7pm Pacific Time! CLICK HERE to go directly to my Ustream channel!

See you there!


Today is Friday the 13th.....

...but yesterday sure felt like it!! I was feeling a bit like EVERYONE needed or wanted something from me and I just wanted to scream STOP!! at the world! I was in a bit of a snit yesterday when I posted, so I took it down soon afterwards. Everything is much better today!! August is typically a crazy busy month for me and this year seems worse. So, don't get concerned if I don't post a is just happening....(SMILING) Once the kids are back in school around Labor Day ... my schedule settles back to Mach 10 and I can stay ahead of it all much better!
Here's a bit of a teaser for what I will be doing tonight Ustream....I will do a longer post this afternoon soing the whole mini.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Life's a Picnic Mini Class tonight!

The Ustream class for the Life's a Picnic mini album is tonight at 7pm Pacific time. CLICK HERE to go directly to my Ustream channel. Sign in to participate in the chat.

See ya later!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What's up Wednesday! August 4, 2010

Sarah and I have been seeing these cute flowers made from zipper tape in all the accessory departments/stores. I also used them a few months ago on the cover of mini. They are fun and fast to make. You can use old zippers, new zippers, or I found zipper tape in a couple of colors in the trim section of a fabric store.

Thank you to everyone for their kind birthday wishes to Sarah. I can't believe my "baby" is now 10!! Time has gone WAY TOO FAST!!
Have an awesome week!!



Sarah has been asking (okay...begging!) to do some kits to sell and since today is her birthday (the big TEN OH!!!) we decided today was a good day for launching the Kitz 4 Kidz Mini Album kits over on her blog! She did all the selections herself...I am just her tech slave (uh-oh!) and getting things up on her blog. (All orders will go through my Paypal, but she gets the money after expenses!) Check out her kits on her blog....CLICK HERE to go directly to her blog!
Here's a sneak peak of the two kits:

I Love My Cat! Kit

Sparkling Butterflies Kit

I started my first crafting business at 16...she has me beat by starting at 10!! I am so proud of what she has put together. Sure, she watches what I do, but she definitely has talent all her own!!

What's Up Wednesday will go up later to go get a new video camera....NOT a Flip!