Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pink Mini's 2011 Silent Auction

The Pink Mini's 2011 Silent Auction is up and ready for bids on the Pink Mini's 2011 blog. Please go check out the amazing albums and place a bid to have one for yourself. All the details are on the blog. Thank you for supporting this important cause. Remember, ALL proceeds from this silent auction go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!

Support PINK with your GREEN!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Think Pink!!

In early October of 2009, I was making a "To-Do" list. I am usually moving at mach 10 with my hair on fire and making lists helps to keep all the balls in the air. I must have been in a philosophical mood that day because instead of making a "To Do" list, I made a "To Be" list. One of the things on that list was to give back to the community. I have an incredible husband, two wonderful children and a beautiful home. I've had my professional career and am now enjoying running a creative business from home that allows me to be home with my kids, volunteer at their schools, and just be there for them the way my parents were there for me.

I have been blessed, therefore I actively look for ways to give back to my family, my friends and to my community. At the time I had just discovered mini scrapbook albums and the internet community surrounding a few months before. Since that time I have begun a business creating kits and patterns for my papercrafting designs. I have been overwhelmed and touched by the positive and supportive response to my work!! It is so appreciated. I have often thought of ways to channel all that positive energy generated by such creative women into a project that also gives back. Thus, the first Pink Mini's Silent Auction was born.

The silent auction was an online fundraiser to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I thought organizing a mini scrap book silent auction would be fun and appropriate! Each participant created an album that was put into a silent action on my blog in late October/early November of 2009. All proceeds (over $1000) from the silent auction went to the Susan G. Komen Foundation through a website associated with their Passionatly Pink for a Cure Program.

Last year I had begun the planning and was just gearing up to have the second annual fundraiser when my daughter's appendix ruptured and she spent over a week in the hospital. Getting the fundraiser off the ground was just too much with my family needs of the time.

This year is different, every one in my family is healthy and the 2nd annual Pink Mini's Silent Auction will begin on Sunday, October 30th. Last time, I held the auction here on my blog. This year I have set up a separate blog just for the auction. The blog address is: All of the mini's available for bidding will be up for viewing and bids beginning at Noon Pacific Time on Sunday, October 30th and the auction will run thru 6 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, November 5, 2011. High bidders will be notified by Nov. 7th. They will then go to the event web page set up at the Susan G. Komen Foundation "Passioantely Pink for a Cure" site to make a donation in the amount of their bid. High bidders will receive the mini from the creator as a thank you for their donation! If you just want to make a donation you can also do that at the "Passioantely Pink for a Cure" website. More info regarding bidding and donations will be available on the Pink Mini's 2011 blog.

Please help us advertise this fun and worthy event. A button for your blog and a printable flyer for distribution will be available shortly on the Pink Mini's 2011 blog.

Thank you for all your support and assistance. A special thank you to all have donated mini's and card sets for the auction as well.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

New kits are up!

The kits for the first class of November are up on my website.

I have named the mini the Neutral Territory Mini Album. I will post photo's of the album in the morning. Both kits are in Neutral feminine, one masculine. I showed a sneak peak on my Wednesday Ustream show.

DCWV Tattered Time Version

Basic Grey Little Black Dress Version

This album is a variation of my Tall Envelope Mini Album from February of 2010 and incorporates both envelopes and split paper bags. A pattern will be available early next week.

I have also added 6 more Princess Castle kits. These have light blue card stock for the exterior. All other papers are the same.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Enchanted Castle patterns are up!

The Enchanted Castle Patterns are up on the website! Thank you all for your patience. This one was very involved with lots of details so it took a bit longer than anticipated!

Class will be Friday, Oct 21st at 7pm Pacific and !0am Pacific on Saturday.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Gingerbread Castle

Over the weekend I finished the Gingerbread Castle version of my new Enchanted Castle project. I still need to do the mini for inside. I will be making the Princess version during the Ustream show next Friday and Saturday.

The original Haunted Castle kits will go out in today's mail. The second batch will be shipped out tomorrow. The Gingerbread and Princess versions will go out later in the soon as the paper arrives.

I received a ton of email asking which punches I have used on these projects. Any punches or decorative scissors can be used, but these are the ones I used:

Haunted Castle: Martha Stewart "Iron Gate", EK Success "Chain", Fiskars "Postage Stamp"

Gingerbread Castle: Martha Stewart "Loops ", EK Success " Candy Cane", Fiskars "Apron Lace "

Have an awesome week!!


Friday, October 14, 2011

More Haunted Castle kits

The first batch of the Haunted Castle kits have already sold out. I am putting together additional kits that should be up on the website later today. These will have a different paper collection - Echo Park Apothecary Emporium. Everything else will be the same.

It will have a similar look and feel to the first batch. I am soooo glad that you are as excited about this project as I am!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hat Box Supply List

Tomorrow night on Ustream we will be making the little hat box shown last week on the Graphic 45 blog swap with Scrapbook Adhesives. As I noted earlier this week, I decided not to create a pattern but rather provide the supply list and hopefully do a tutorial here on the blog. I have been feeling a bit under the weather this week, so I only have the supply list so far. I hope to get a tutorial up soon but there is no guarantee with what I have on my plate on top of feeling a bit off. I will be recording the Ustream for those who can not watch live.
Here is what you need for the class:

-Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister
-Graphic 45 papers (3 to 4 coordinating)
-Light weight chipboard or poster board
-Graphic 45 Staples hinge
-Graphic 45 staples button brads (you will need 4)
-Clasp, D-ring, and brads
-Black Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
-Metallic embossing enamel
-Embellishments as desired

Class will be at 7pm Pacific on Oct 14th. This will be a Frida night only class on Saturday this week.


Haunted Castle Kits

The Haunted Castle kits are now up on my website. The patterns will be available next week. I will also be posting a Gingerbread Castle Kit and a Princes Castle kit.

We had an abbreviated What's Up Wednesday LIVE! yesterday on Ustream. I had a bad sinus headache, so we only announced the winners of the Stacking Cubes Challenge. They are posted over on the Ning site. Feeling a bit better today.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Graphic 45 today...

Graphic 45 is having a Blog Swap with Scrapbook Adhesives this week and next. Check out the prizes they are giving awayat!

While you are there, see my project and tutorial. Here's more photo's:

I will be teaching you how to make this on my regular Ustream show on October 14.
No kits will be available but I will have a supply list and tutorial available Thursday, October 13, here on my blog.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Envelope Bypass Mini Album Pattern is UP!

The new pattern for this weekend's class is up on my website.

The pattern includes dimensions and cutting for 6 envelope sizes and/or styles!

Ustream class will be on Friday, October 7 at 7pm Pacific and Saturday, October 8 at 10 am Pacific time.

See you then!


Monday, October 3, 2011

The new envelope mini pattern... going up tomorrow (Tuesday).
It is going up a day late cuz I added to it - I actually I added 5 different envelope sizes! This way no matter what size envelope you want to use, the dimensions are there for you. There will also be directions/dimensions for making your own envelopes.
The kits have mailed out and I will have one more kit style....a more masculine version from #10 Policy envelopes...going up tomorrow.