Friday, February 27, 2009

~Spring is in the Air~

Just wanted to share a little project that I did yesterday with the February Kenner Road Kit.


I think I amazed myself that I got the box in the mail at noon, opened it and within an hour figured out a cute use for the old spool and finished the project. It was pretty fast. It is much cuter in real life then in the don't get a proper sense of scale from pictures.
I used a Maya Road butterfly page from the Chipboard Butterfly album and traced it onto this cute Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper...It almost killed me to cut into this paper but I had to do it at some point.....used another piece of the Girl Friday paper on the bottom and a title from the Girl Friday Elements quote paper.
The bottom of the project is made using an empty ribbon spool (Told you Michelle, I would do something cute with it) that Michelle gave me at Paper Tales....I bought the rest of the bakers twine that was on it..and she gave me the spool. After seeing Danielle Flanders cute CHA project using ribbon spools...I was hooked!

Anyway, I used Fabri-Tac of course....sticks stuff like crazy. Love, love, love that stuff (and when I write 3 loves, it means I seriously love it). It's liquid gold in a bottle! And NO, I don't work for them or even know them...just love that dang glue!

I am also addicted to curling ribbons now that I know how....thanks to fellow Maya Road DT member, Andrea Wiebe.....look HERE to learn how.

Anyway, enjoy....although I'm still enjoying our mild winter here in San Diego, I know that some of you are counting the days until Spring. So, here's a glimpse of it!

Have a Great Weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

~PS-I Love You~ Maya Road Blog

I had the blog today for Maya Road and after a few times of my computer shutting down (it's my computers new favorite hobby) I finally got it finished. This is a peek at my project using the Airmail MailBox (comes with a stamp edge mini album too)...



You can see more pictures of the Airmail Mail Box plus the supply list and directions if you go to the Maya Road Design Team Blog.

Have a great Day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

~This is where I need to go....~

I have a friend named Christine Penaflor, I met her while we served together on the DT at A Million Memories. She is a super talented scrapper and paper crafter (elegant, beautiful, dreamy, shabby chic)but aside from her talent..she is one of the nicest people that you will ever meet.

There are few people like her, really there aren't. Just out of the blue she'll send you a present in the mail to tell you she's thinking of you, or knows someone is sick and will send a handmade card. Her gifts are always well thought out...and she always includes some little handmade embellies or a handmade card..always something sweet that she made for you.

About a month ago, she told me about something that she was working on....hmmm..what could it be..well, she has a beautiful house up in the wine country (just north of San Diego)...that she was turning into a scrap retreat. Well, if you know her work then you know she doesn't do anything half I KNEW that it would be gorgeous.

It's called the Scrap Retreat House at French Valley California.

Well, it is gorgeous but I was shocked at how much thought she put into here..........

The largest room in the retreat home is the crop area which is over 500 square feet and dedicated for the use of weekend retreat guests. This elegantly appointed room boasts custom built coffered ceilings and a mirrored wall surrounded by beautiful moulding. Nine recessed lights provide daylight lighting ideal for scrapbooking. The overhead surround sound speaker system is connected to the digital stereo receiver equipped with an iPod docking station where guests are welcome to listen to their favorite music playlists.
Each guest is treated to their own six-foot long table which provides a spacious area to freely create their projects. Guests are provided with comfortable leather task chairs which easily move on casters as they work at the tables. Each table is also equipped with a daylight lamp for detail work and a power strip to conveniently connect laptops or other electronic devices.

Separate tool areas and a computer station is available within the crop room.

A computer workstation is equipped with a desktop computer with WiFi internet access. The computer is installed with the Cricut Design Studio software and is connected to a Cricut. A library of 14 Cricut cartridges is available for use.

Plus there are a ton of other tools and die cut systems available. Does this look nice or what?

It is lovely....and would be perfect for an event or just hanging with thinking cap is on for this....I would love to plan something...just gotta work out the details.
Anyway, The Scrap Retreat at French Valley is a dream come true for my friend Christine and I am so happy for her!!

Oh yeah, and it looks like I'm going March 27-29...Derek will have just gotten back from being gone for 3 it will be a much looked forward to break!

Monday, February 23, 2009

~My Favorites~ My most favorite album that I have ever made....and I need to see it today...

Just needing to see some of my favorite things today.......need some bright aquas, turquoise and Pinks.......... Color therapy I think......right?

I'm a bit overwhelmed today and burned out..........Finally got Hannah in school for the first full day since her casts came off.....but have Maddy home with 102.5 degree temperature.

Derek gets home on Wednesday and I so need a break.......from this house and my kids...and my back needs a break from carrying Hannah everywhere..the walking is coming very slowly.....she hurts and her ankles are stiff.

Friday, February 20, 2009

And the RAK winner is............#15!!

I had 22 total comments and MADD I told Hannah, pick a number between 1-22 and she said 15!!

So, #15....
samanthasib said...
Thanks for the link to MADD. Hope this will get passed. Your apple do you think like that?
I will hopefully be in your upcoming class, got my babysitter, just need to pay now!

February 14, 2009 11:07 PM

Miss Samantha, please email me at so I can get your shipping info!!

Thanks to all who participated, my husband got tears in his eyes when he saw all your comments....thank you, thank you, thank you!!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

~Gotta Love a Washington Spring..~ Pink Paislee Fascinating Line- Photo HEAVY

I'm serious....there is nothing like Spring in Washington state....the tulips, the trees filling in, the birds's gorgeous. I miss living there...Whidbey Island was my favorite place that I've lived in my whole life.
And these pictures have been waiting for a special project to come up. I used a 7Gypsies ATC carousal and a whole lot of Pink Paislee's Fascinating line and created this little end table project.
I used the papers, the alphabet stickers, the chipboard letters, the chipboard elements ,the brads, the sticker packs and the pressons all from the Fascinating line.

You may see some cards twice...I took pictures and then did more cards and had to rearrange a accidentally have doubles of certain pages...I can't rephoto it right now because it's being displayed at Paper Tales here in San Diego.

I hope you found this Fascinating!!!!