Sunday, February 27, 2011

ANNOUNCING: Bo Bunny Bonanza All Day Class!!

I am pleased to announce ~  and be a part of ~  what PROMISES to be an AMAZING DAY filled with CREATIVE GOODNESS! 

I don't know of any other opportunity in the NY/ NJ Area offering a chance to spend the day making 3 completed and BEAUTIFUL Projects featuring the latest releases from Bo Bunny and learning new techniques that you can take with you and apply to future projects too! 


Please join me and 2 of my fellow Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo Design Team Educators, Adina Medina & Anna Zuniga, and spend the day with us and the rest of the Crew from Scrap-a-Doodle Doo - as we team up to teach a FULL DAY of FUN classes!

Date: Saturday, April 9th  10:00AM to 6:00PM

Place: The Doubletree Hotel in Mahwah, New Jersey

Cost:  $125 per person - which includes 3 projects and lunch!

SEATING IS LIMITED so PLEASE Reserve your seat now!

CLICK here - Scrap-A-Doodle Doo and reserve your seat on line!

Or contact the Store at :

37-C Swan Street
Ramsey, New Jersey 07446
Phone: 201.818.7060
We are all in the process of designing  our classes using the newly released BoBunny products from the Winter CHA  - but here is just a little peek at the paper lines we will be using :

Adina will be teaching you to make a GORGEOUS Mini Album using BoBunny's LOVELY  Gabrielle Line 
Anna will be showing you how to make AWESOME layouts and teach you a cool Paper Piecing technique using the HOT NEW Blast Off Collection!
And I will be teaching a Family CANVAS project using the TIMELESS Timepiece Collection


We HOPE you will join us!

Please reserve your seat ASAP so you don't miss out!

I PROMISE you will have an AWESOME DAY!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sneak Peek ~ March 19th Mixed Media 1 page Layout Class!

Hi Everyone - I hope you can join me on Saturday, March 19th at 10am, at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, 37C Swan Street, Ramsey, NJ for my Mixed Media Madness ~ 1 page Layout Class!!

Here is a SNEAK PEEK for you:

This layout features the HOT BoBunny Peacock Lane Collection and incorporates LOTS of cool "stuff!" - paper tearing, edge inking, 3d popping, fancy jewel trim, feathers, even junk jewelry!!!

Join me and I'll show you how you can begin to add new and different elements to your layouts  - such FUN!!

More details and class cost to follow later in the week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kits of the Month - My Designs

I wanted to share a few of the the past 2 page layout - Kits of the Months that I have designed, while I've been on the Design Team at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, in Ramsey, NJ.

These kits are released each month in limited quantities. I really enjoy designing the kits, and it seems like the customers at Scrap-a-Doodle Doo like them too - as they have sold out each and every month!!

I hope you like them  - let me know what you think!

Sept 2010 Layout 1 Paper Loft "Autumn Splendor" Collection & Embellishments

Sept 2010 Layout 2  Paper Loft "Autumn Splendor" Collection & Embellishments

October 2010 Layout 1 Little Yellow Bicycle's "Booville" papers & embellishments
October 2010 Layout 2 Little Yellow Bicycle's "Booville" papers & embellishments

November 2010 Layout 1 Basic Grey Pyrus Collection and Embellishments

November 2010 Layout 2 Basic Grey Pyrus Collection and Embellishments

December 2010 Layout 1 BoBunny's Midnight Frost Collection & Embellishments

December 2010 Layout 2 BoBunny's Midnight Frost Collection & Embellishments

January 2011 Layout 1  "Fancy Pants" It's Your Day Collection and Embellishments

January 2011 Layout 2  "Fancy Pants" It's Your Day Collection and Embellishments

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sometimes we all need a little PUSH!

I've been participating in a GREAT on-line 6 week workshop that is provided through THE BRAVE GIRLS CLUB  called  SOUL RESTORATION  if you click on that link - you can find out how you can participate in the next 2 upcoming workshops.  There is an AMAZING group of women who are running this workshop, and women from ALL OVER THE WORLD are participating.  The workshop is very powerful and soul searching.  It causes you to stop, think, reflect, and realize what is really important in your life - and helps me personally to realize that it is OK to feel like I am important too!  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

That is why I feel the need to share the horoscope that was in the newspaper yesterday.  Now, I don't usually read my horoscope, as most of my reading lately is on-line, and rarely do I have the occasion to have access to an actual printed newspaper!!! - but yesterday, there was one in the lunchroom in our office, and I happened upon it while turning the pages.

I'd like to share it with you now - because I think the message doesn't just apply to me, or just to yesterday.
I think it is a great philosophy and a positive message for everyone!

"There is no time to waste.  Put your ideas and plans into motion and refuse to let emotional issues slow you down or stand in your way. You stand to improve your status, your position and your future. Success awaits you."

How true this is!  YOU are the one who determines where you will go in life, and how you will deal with "things" that are not always easy. YOU are the one who makes choices and decisions.  If you don't make any - you will go nowhere and be stuck where you are.  This may not be a bad place, but if you wish for a change, it will only happen if you ACT and move forward.  Our days pass by so quickly, and should not be wasted. Always reach for the HAPPINESS that YOU DESERVE.  YOU ARE SO WORTH IT!

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gift for my Grandmother!

What does one get their Grandmother for Christmas - I am sure I am not the only one who had this dilemma!

Our Mom-Mom is such a sweetheart, and I LOVE her VERY MUCH!  She is ALWAYS supportive and
proud of each and everyone of her "clan" and thinking of her always makes me smile.

She had this photo from a magazine that her brother sent to her, and mentioned to my Mom, that she would
like to have it framed.  Well, my Mom told her she would bring it to me to see if I could do something with it.

The caption under the photo reads:

A wise old owl sat in an oak, the more he saw
the less he spoke, the less he spoke the more he heard
why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
                                                     - an old proverb

This photo and saying remind her of her brother and I wanted to do something special with it for her.

So I made a canvas for her -  it measures @ 12" x 16"

First I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist - Sunflower, Electric Blue and Brick

Next I added a piece of Basic Grey's Curio~ Camelia paper, and added as spritz of Glimmer to it too! This paper has special meaning, as Mom-Mom has a Magnolia tree in her yard that was always our Pop-Pop's favorite!

Here is the finished piece.  The "Listen and Heart" Letters are Tim Holtz Grungeboard, the flowers and rhinestone swirls are Prima, the owl and wings and large chipboard swirl are Tattered Angels. The photo is on a black cardstock mat, on top of a mat made from Basic Grey Curio~Muslin and the edges were treated to some yummy Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.

the embellishment by the photo is an Artisan Element by Pink Paislee which was colored with Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze, as was the Tattered Angels Swirl the Owl is sitting on.

The LISTEN charm and chain are by Tim Holtz, and the dangling beads are from an old necklace!

Mom-Mom LOVED the canvas - I hope you do too!

Drop me a line / leave me a comment - let me know you were here!