Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kits Update.

The last of the outstanding kits (except the Vintage Telephones) are packed, labeled, and ready to go to the Post Office in the morning. The Victorian Greenhouse kits went out on Friday and Saturday and the Stack the Deck with Pockets (both the Julianne Vintage and the Elegant Wedding versions) are out of here on Monday morning. Thank you for your patience regarding the Stack the Deck with Pockets kits. So far, they are the only ones that have run late due to my family situation. The Vintage Telephone kits will start shipping by Thursday.
I should have the Victorian Greenhouse pattern up late Monday or early Tuesday. (It will be released to all who ordered a kit as soon as it is on the website). The Vintage Telephone pattern should be available by the end of the week. Whew! I should be all caught up by then!
As many of my long time followers know, I typically time the shipped kits to arrive about the same time the pattern is available. This has been working well for the past two years. Putting these last groups of kits up so far in advance of the the Ustream class was an experiment to be able to meet the demand for those kits. The pattern came out just before the Ustream class as I always do, but many had their kit for quite some time before the pattern was available....causing both confusion and frustration. I don't think I will be putting up kits so far in advance again. If I have to add kits, they will have to be available after the Ustream class.
I will post tomorrow when I am going to be putting the Vintage Telephone Attic Treasures version kits up on the website.
Please note, my website is going to be down for a few hours on Monday morning (my time) to make some tweaks. Don't panic if you can't get will only be down a short time.

I have turned the comments back on. Smack at me if you must, but please be kind to the other posters. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thank You! and the Camera pattern is UP!

Thank you to all of you for your kind comments and prayers. You all inspire me!

Sarah had a Dr appointment today. We don't know what is wrong yet but we did rule out a bunch of things such as Celiac's, Krohns, and a few others. She has another test coming up soon and we are exploring what else it could be.

The camera pattern is up on my website and we will have class as scheduled on Friday. I will be releasing the pattern link to all camera kit purchaser's tonight.

See you tomorrow night...7pm Pacific.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I have had a few more family related things come up, so I am going to go ahead and slide the ustream schedule back a week. Check out the schedule on the blog sidebar. We will still have a class on Friday and possibly Saturday, as I will be making the Wedding version of the Stack the Deck with Pockets. The Vintage Camera will slide to the following week, as will the Victorian Greenhouse. Both patterns will be available early next week.

I have kits for the Wedding version of the Stack the Deck with Pockets and I have put them up on my website. I was also able to get more of the yummy goodies I used in last weekend's project (with the K and Company Julianne Vintage)and will be putting those kits up on Wednesday at 7 pm Pacific.

I have also been working on ideas for projects for the early summer. I am really excited about them and can't wait to get them started!! I think you will like them too!

On the home front, Mom is feeling better, just still really sore. I will keep you all posted on Sarah as we know more. Poor kiddo is doing so awesome through all of this... I am so proud of her.

See you all on Friday....


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Archived Ustream Video's

I am slowly getting the archived Ustream videos up and available. While I still have a long ways to go, I have provided the link to them here on the blog so that you can access the ones I do have available. I thank you all for your patience and ask for further patience while I get the rest of the videos up for viewing. The link is at the top of the blog, just under the blog header. The videos are listed by the pattern title (or project title for those without a pattern) in alphabetical order.

I also wish to thank everyone who sent their well wishes and prayers for my Mom. On Saturday, after my Ustream show, Sarah and I went to pick up her up to go out to the store. We arrived at her house to discover her lying on her bathroom floor. She had been there for the past 4 hours, pushing her Life Alert necklace button to no avail. No one on the call list was contacted. Next came a call to 911, a trip to the ER in the aid car and several hours at the hospital awaiting word as to whether she had broken a hip or her pelvis. Fortunately, there were no fractures and she was able to go home last night. She is super sore today and will be for the next several days.

I may need to adjust the upcoming Ustream schedule. I lost most of the weekend and will loose a couple of days this week with Sarah and her medical tests. Kits will be going out on time but the patterns may be delayed. Watch my blog for updates on the the show schedule. Worst case scenario will be sliding the schedule back a week.

Hope you all have a pleasant week!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

New kits....

I am putting up another kit of the Stack the Deck with Pockets mini album. I have had fun making this album and it has become one of my favorites. The Glitz Laced with Grace paper that I used in the first batch is from papers that I ordered for a different kit last year and I don't have more of them. This one also uses the Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections and a new K and Co paper - Julianne Vintage. All of the embellishments are similar. I will be using this kit during the Ustream class for this project Friday night (7pm Pacific).

This kit will go live on my website at 7pm Pacific. It is scheduled to ship by the end of next week. As with all of my kits, the kit includes the pattern (delivered electronically). If you have already purchased the pattern and want this kit, let me know and I will refund your pattern purchase.

The Vintage Camera kits (ordered from the first batch) shipped out today. The pattern will be available early next week. Next out the door is the Victorian Greenhouse kits.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I have the winners for the goodies from Graphic 45! (chosen at random by Random Integer Generator) Each will receive a 12 x 12 paper pad and some G45 Staples. Whoo Hoo! Please email me at the address on the side bar of the blog with your name and address so I can get these goodies off to you/

#1 Sandy Apr 9, 2012 08:31 AM
What an imagination!! I love this project, perfect for my father who was always taking movies. Thanks for sharing :)

#2 msouthern Apr 9, 2012 09:06 AM
I love to projects that you and Kathryn did.They both are amazing.Thank you for all the inspiration.

#3 velda Apr 9, 2012 09:16 AM
This movie camera is so impressive. There is not limit to your creativity. Velda

Thank you to all of you for your kind words! It was fun project. Kathryn and I will have to do another Scrap Off in the future. Thank you once again to Graphic 45 for there support and sponsorship of the event.

A few other updates....

I have had something come up and I will have to cancel my Wednesday Ustream class this week. I won't have a Wednesday class next week either as Sarah is having medical tests done. We will be back on track on the 25th when we start the Victorian Greenhouse project. Those kits will start shipping on the 16th/17th (for the first batch).

The Shabby Drawers Tag Swap is well under way and the tags are starting to pour in. I won't be posting the groups. It was going to take a TON of time to type it all out and I didn't think it was really necessary. As long as I have the groups, all is good. Tags can be shipped to me as soon as you have them done.

The pattern for this weekends class on Ustream Stack the Deck with Pockets is up on my website. The download link has been sent out to all who ordered the kits. I am putting together addition kits using a different paper. Keep an eye out here as to when they will be available. here are some photo's of the album using the kits that have already been shipped:

The first batch of Vintage Camera Kits are mailing out this week. The pattern will be available next week and the second batch of kits will be shipping by the 19th.

Have a great rest of your week and I will see you on Friday!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Graphic 45 Scrap Off

Head over to the Graphic 45 blog today to check out the Scrap Off challenge that Kathryn form The Scrap Beach/Kathryn Scraps and I had. We were both given the same materials to create out projects. In the spirit of Iron Chef, we had a "secret ingredient" that we had to use....the 5 x 8 Altered Art Box. It was so much fun!

Here is the project I made.....a Vintage Movie Camera!

Here is a video of the project as well:

Not only did Graphic 45 sponsor this challenge, they sent me some extra goodies to give away to all of you! Leave a comment here on my blog to be entered into the drawing. Make sure to head over to Kathryn's blog as well, since she has some G45 goodies to give away as well. I will be drawing 3 names by Noon Pacific time on Tuesday for the goodies!

Thank you to Graphic 45 for sponsoring this fun event!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Ustream tonight

We will be making some fun tulips tonight on ustream.

Click on the template photo below and print out. You can shrink or enlarge as you want by the size you print it.

To make your own tulips, you will need card stock or patterned paper, some brads and some floral wire for the stems. Class starts at 7 pm Pacific.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

My website was down.... and now it is back up

My website is back up after being down for a few hours. The server crashed during routine maintenance last night and they have resolved the problem. I will post the new camera kits at 3 pm Pacific today (Thursday April 5th).


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More Camera Kits

I will be putting more Vintage Camera Kits tomorrow at 3pm Pacific Time. This batch of kits are estimated to ship by April 19th.

I also just added some Victorian Greenhouse kits to the website. they are available now. I will be posting a list of the punches as soon as I have the sample completed.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Swap and kits Update

I have product on the way for more of the Victorian Greenhouse kits. They will go up at 3 pm Pacific today. They will ship in time to receive before the class starts on the 25th. I am still finalizing things for more Camera kits and will know more later today. If I can make more, they will go up at 3 pm Pacific tomorrow. Geez, you guys were fast on the keyboards snatching up the kits!!

I am waiting on a few more people to get back to me regarding which catagory of tag they are doing and I will post the list of groups. I do ask that if you are shipping from within the US, please wait at least another week before you ship to me. I don't want to be buried in tags for several weeks before I start sorting them into to their correct groups. Also, to clarify, each group will have 9 people. You will make 9 tags, keep one for yourself and the other eight are sent to me. I distribute them to the eight other people in your group. I do NOT keep any for myself, however each person will receive a tag from me, in addition to the other tags you are receiving.....ONE tag per person from me! Please make sure you are following the size and thickness guidelines!

Hope your day is awesome!!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Victorian Garden Greenhouse

Here is more of a sneak peek of the Victorian Greenhouse Project that will be on Ustream on Most Wednesdays in April. This is the outer "cover" with the mini contained inside and covered with flowers that we will be making from punches and other handmade methods. This project will complete before Mother's Day and would be a perfect gift for Mom!

The first half of the kits went up at Noon Pacific time and sold out in about 5 minutes. The other half will go up at 8pm Pacific time. I will be checking on Monday on availability of products to see if I can do a few more. Stay tuned. As with ALL my kits, there will be a pattern available before the Ustream class.

Yesterday I was working on the Ustream archived video's. The service I had planned to use is not working the way I had hoped and I now have a different one that I think will work. I need to do a couple more tests and then we will start up loading them. They take about 1/2 hour each to upload, so it will take some time to get them all up. I will start with the most request first and work from there. Thank you all for you patience!