Friday, March 30, 2012

WHoo Hoo!

I am so excited to get to continue on the Graphic 45 Design Team for the coming year. They are an amazing company to work with and I am honored to be among a group of very talented designers! Thank you to all of you for your support!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Vintage Camera Kits

The much requested Vintage Camera kits from my Winter CHA projects are going up on my website tomorrow. I am putting them up at two different times to allow everyone a chance to get one. If these two times sell out, I may put up a third set on Tuesday.

Please note on the kit descriptions that there is an Estimated Shipping Date. I have all the product here but it will take a bit of time to package it up into the kits.

This version is very similar to the CHA sample with the exception of the paper and the outer camera material. It will also be made from chipboard boxes instead of Configuration boxes. The camera will be covered in a cool faux leather instead of a paper that looks like leather. It looks really cool! I will have a sample ready to show by next week. The Configuration boxes I used are being discontinued and I could not get enough for the kits, so we will make our own. The look will be very similar.

On Saturday, I will be putting up the kits for the mini that is a larger version of the one in the Shabby Drawers, It is a combination of G45 Kraft Reflections and Glitz Laced with Grace. I will have a sneek peek before Saturday.

On Sunday, the The Victorian Green House kits will go up in two waves. I will have a sneek peek during my Friday/Saturday Ustream shows. We will be working on this one during my Wednesday Ustream shows and it will be done in time for Mother's Day.

Lastly, the Vintage Telephone will go up on Monday in two sections as well.

I know this is a lot of kits all at once, but I am buried in boxes of products and I need to move it out of here!! These kits will keep us going into May on Ustream. Check out the schedule over on the side bar here on the blog.


Here is the schedule for the kits going live:

Friday, March 30, 10 am Pacific Time - CHA Vintage Camera ($74)
First Batch SOLD OUT. More at 6pm
Friday, March 30, 6 pm Pacific Time - CHA Vintage Camera SOLD OUT. Check back for update on more available on Tuesday.
Saturday, March 31, 1 pm Pacific - Stack the Deck with Pockets ($49)SOLD OUT.
Sunday, April 1, 12 Noon Pacific - Victorian Green House($58) SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 1, 8 pm Pacific - Victorian Green House SOLD OUT. Check back for update on more available on Tuesday.
Monday, April 2, 10 am Pacific - Vintage Telephone ($69) SOLD OUT
Monday, April 2, 6 pm Pacific - Vintage Telephone SOLD OUT

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shabby pattern is up...

The Shabby Drawers pattern is up on my website. We will be working on the Mini Album on today's Ustream at Noon Pacific.

See you then.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shabby Drawers Pattern

The pattern is done and off to my web master to put up. It may not be up until morning. It is a complex pattern with lots of parts and I wanted to triple check it.

Went to the doctor for my foot today. Four more weeks of the boot. Xray shows the stress fracture has not healed. I also got a cortisone shot in my heal. Ouch. Nor feeling so good right now. Gotta put some bling on this thing....after I finish those million tags!


Monday, March 26, 2012

Swap Update

Whew! I am in shock!!!! We have 336 signups for the Shabby Drawers Tag Swap tag (from over 200 people). Wowzers! Only about 3 times more than my high estimate! I will need to the end of the week to get everyone split up into the exchange groups. Please DO NOT send your tags before April 1st....I am not ready for them yet!!

The Shabby Drawers pattern won't be up until tomorrow as I was late getting off to my website gal....cuz I was working on the tag swap!!!!

Here are photo's of the embellished drawers as well as the mini for the center opening. We will work on the mini during Wednesday's Ustream and then start the drawers on Friday.

I showed the Vintage Phone project that I made for the Graphic 45 Design Team final submission during my last Ustream show. Everyone went nuts, so I have been hunting down the parts in enough quantity for kits and I think I have found them. I will be announcing by the end of the week when those kits, as well as the CHA Vintage Camera kits, will go up....

Have an awesome week!


Saturday, March 24, 2012


The sign up for the tag swap will continue until Monday at 6 pm Pacific Time on my website.
The Shabby Drawers pattern should be up late Monday. The download link will be sent to all kit purchaser's as soon as the pattern is up on the site.

I will be announcing when the CHA Camera, the CHA Wardrobe Trunk, and the new Vintage Phone kits and patterns will be available on my blog soon.

I am working on the Ustream videos this week. I will announce here on the blog when and where they will be available. Please continue to be patient.

Thank everyone!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shabby Drawers Tag Swap

We will be kicking off the Shabby Drawers Tag Swap today on my regular Ustream show at Noon Pacific Time. Signup's will be on my website. The sign up is up and under "Kits" and is now working after the initial hiccups.

Here are the rules and instructions. Please follow them! This is going to be fun!


Shabby Drawers Tag Swap

Description: 4” x 6” Embellished Tag Swap.

Shabby Chic: softer colors, white, kraft, washed out look
French Country: richer tones, cream, gold, heavier textures
Grungy: deep neutrals, darker values, masculine

Quantity: 9 (Keep 1, send 8)

Products: Create tags from 65 LB (or similar weight) cardstock Your choice of embellishments within the theme of the swap group. Anything goes….stamps, charms, ribbon, lace, etc. Please make sure your embellishments are not more than ½” in combined thickness.


Sign-up date: Sign-up begins March 21, ends March 26.
Sign up at
Please note in the comment section what style of tag group you would like to join: Shabby Chic, French Country, Grungy
Groups will be assigned by March 28. You may sign up for as many groups as you can comfortably fulfill your commitment. DO NOT over commit yourself!

Tags DUE to Laura: Please allow sufficient shipping time for your tags to reach Laura by April 20 (Address will be sent after sign up)

Return Date: Estimated ship date for tags to be returned is April 23-25

Mailing instructions

Packing for shipment:
Place swap items in a plastic bag for waterproof purposes. Write your real name, email address, and Ustream or Ning name on a piece of paper and include in the baggie for identification purposes.

Swap Return:
You will be paying for Priority Mail return postage at the time of sign-up. Postage includes Delivery Confirmation for all Domestic shipments. Unfortunately, tracking can not be added to International shipments.

Domestic Shipping (Incl. Delivery Confirmation): $7.00
Canadian Shipping: $14.00
International shipping: $18.00

All tags will be shipped back via USPS Priority Mail (including Canadian and Int’l)

General Swap Rules

• ANYONE may participate. We want beginners, advanced, and everyone in between to participate. YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

• Follow the Golden Rule. “Do unto others as they would do unto you.” Do your best work – NO MATTER what your skill level is!

• Please follow all of the above deadlines and plan accordingly. Life can happen, we all understand that, the key is communication. If for ANY REASON, you can no longer participate, please let me know. I have back-up people ready to make additional tags for those who can’t participate. JUST LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN”T PARTICIPATE. You don’t have to give a reason or excuse….you only need to communicate. If you fail to communicate that you are not participating, you will not be allowed to participate in future swaps. NO EXCEPTIONS!

• You may sign up for as many groups as you want. Please note in the comment section, when you sign up, the theme groups in which you wish to participate.(Shabby Chic, French Country, Grungy) Each group will be shipped separately, I won’t be combining multiple groups for shipping to avoid confusion. Make sure to commit to only as many as you are confident that you can complete. Don’t over-commit in excitement.

• Please use quality materials on your tags, the kind of product that you would be happy to receive and you are proud to send. This doesn’t mean expensive, just good quality. You may embellish that tags as you chose, keeping the theme of the group in mind.

• Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, just keep the tags no larger than 4” x 6” and no smaller than 3 ¾” x 5 ¾”. The tags can be oriented either vertically or horizontally. (Remember, the Shabby Drawers project stores them vertically) Please keep the combined depth of the tag and embellishments to no more than ½” and the overall size of embellishments (excluding ribbon) to 4 ¼” x 6 ¼”.

• Please sign your tags in some fashion. Be proud of what you do!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shabby Drawers kits...

...will be going up soon. I am putting up half of the kits at 8PM Pacific Time tonight and the other half at Noon Pacific Time tomrrow. This is to give everyone a fair chance to get the kit they want. I won't be making more of these kits. Here are photo's of the three versions:

Shabby Chic version

French Country version

Weekend Market version

I showed the drawers on Ustream today and will have more photo's up soon. I will also have the Weekend Market version to show soon. I will be making the French Country version during the Ustream class. The kits will be $74 (shipping will be $12 US, $24 CAN, and $43 INT' is a HEAVY kit) and includes all the chipboard and paper needed to create the drawer unit, the mini album/journal in the center section and tags for in the drawers as well as a ton of awesome embellisments. We will be kicking off a tag swap on this Friday for those who wish to participate. Watch this coming Friday's Ustream show and my blog for more info.

Thank you to everyone for the awesome birthday wishes.....I was overwhelmed!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shabby Drawers Sneak Peek.....

Here is a sneak peek of the Shabby Drawers project that I will be making during my Ustream show starting on March 23rd. Each drawer holds tags and photo mattes. The center opening can hold a mini album or journal.

I will have 3 kit versions available: Shabby Chic version (shown), a vintage French Country version, and a Masculine Weekend Market version. I will be posting the kits in two phases to allow everyone the opportunity to get one. Half will go up at 7pm Pacific on Wednesday. The second half will go up at Noon on Thursday.

This coming Friday, I will launch a tag swap for those who want to participate to fill their file drawers.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Curio Cabinet Pattern update

The patterns for the G45 Curio Cabinet are up on my website and I have release the patterns to all who have ordered a kit. A Tropical Travelogue version kit is also now available.


Ps thank yu for all your well wishes for Sarah. She is doing better. Needs to see a gastro specialist next.

Ustream Postponed Today

Sarah is not feeling well and I am taking her to the doctor. I am not sure I will be home in time for my show at Noon so I am postponing it until Friday at Noon.

The Curio Cabinet pattern is not up yet but should be available on my website today. I will post here and Facebook when it is available.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Curiosity Shoppe Kits - Round 3

Okay everyone. I am putting up a 3rd and FINAL group of the Olde Curiosity Shoppe Curio Cabinet kits at 3pm Pacific Time today (Tuesday).

These kits will ship early next week, just like the ones from yesterday. Thank you to Graphic 45 for helping me to scramble to get these together. I am overwhelmed by the response to this project!!

During class I will be using Tropical Travelogue to make a tropical themed cabinet. I will also have an alternate tropical center section to show you. I will have Tropical kits available and will put them up tomorrow afternoon (they will also ship next week). The pattern will be off to my web person later today and should be up either late today or in the morning. as ALWAYS, I will announce when it is up both here on the blog and on Facebook.

Here are photo's of the Little Darlings version. A few of these kits are still available on my website.

Tomorrow we will be finishing up the Double Decker Stack the Deck album at Noon Pacific Time.

See you then!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Kits Update!

I am able to get ahold of everything I need for the additional kits. They will be ready to ship early next week. The kits will go live on my website a 3pm Pacific Time


Check out Graphic 45 Blog Today!

My Curio Cabinet project is up on their blog! It is a super fun project that I will be making during my regularly scheduled Ustream show starting on Friday at 7pm Pacific Time. The cabinet is approximately 9 1/2" tall and 8" wide.

The first batch of kits sold out so fast....I was shocked! I am working this morning to put together more. As soon as I here back from my vendors, I will put them up if I can get everything. I will let you know here and on Facebook what time they will go up on my website to give everyone a fair chance. This second batch won't ship until early next week.

I am also working on a Little Darlings cabinet using the same pattern and will post photo's here on my blog later today. I am putting together kits for it as well. It's kits won't ship out until late this week or early next week.

The pattern will be available for those who want to get one by tomorrow, possible late today. I will post a general supply list here on my blog later in the week.


Sunday, March 4, 2012

G45 Project Kits UPDATE

The kits sold out in less than 3 hours. I am seeing if I can put together the materials for additional kits. If I am able to get everything, I will put them up in the morning. The new batch won't arrive to you before the class on Friday however.


Graphic 45 Project

On Monday, March 5th, I have a fun new project showing on the Graphic 45 blog. I will be making this project on my regular Ustream show on Friday, March 9 (continuing on Saturday and the following Wednesday) I can't show the photo yet, but I do have the kits up on my website. I will be adding the pattern and a Little Darlings Kit on Monday. (The Little Darlings kit won't ship till later in the week)

Make sure to check out the project tomorrow!