Thursday, October 25, 2012

Graphic 45 - Happy Hauntings Paper Bag Mini

Hello Everyone,
I finally got around to taking pictures and posting my last project.
Last weekend I attended my first Halloween crop. I got to reconnect with old friends and made new ones. Okay what do you take to a Halloween crop? Well one of my favorite companies (Pinecone Press) came up with with a very simple Halloween kit using the Graphic 45 Happy Hauntings. I love  Graphic 45. I do not know how they come up with a beautiful paper collections. Anyhow I took the kit and made it my own. I added my own embellishments and did alot of fussy cutting. The 2 bags that were used in the kit were sewn together (which I love that idea since I can not sew). And this is the end result.
                                          Front Cover

Page 1 and 2

Tags for Pictures and Journaling (4x6)

Page 3 and 4 with Coffin Tag for Pictures and Journaling

This opens ip to hold 3x5 Pictures or Journaling

Closer image of coffin tag

Page 5 and 6  This tag will hold 4-4x6 Pictures or Journaling

                               Page 6 has a mini bag that holds a tag for                Journaling and Pictures

               Tags for the last Pocket. These tags can be used for 4-4x6   Pictures and Journaling

Side view of mini
Back Cover

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Graphic 45 - Ladies Diary Can w/card

Hello Everyone,
I wanted share something special. When I went to Scrapfest in September I met an amazing crafter. Her name is Christine Slak. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Little did I know that we would end up at another event the following week in California. We sat together at the same table for 3 days and scrap booked. Never have I met such talent. I was in awe of her work. She has such talent for creating great projects just off the cuff. As for me I am the opposite I sketch before I create.

With that said she sent me a thank you gift in the mail. She knew I was a fan just like her of the Graphic 45 paper line. I feel honored to have one of her creations. If you are interested in tracking her work here is her website.  and she now an instructor for
You go girl!

This is the card she made for me

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quick Quotes Private Reserve Pictures

Hello Everyone,
I thought I would share some pictures of  the QQ Private Reserve that was held in Palm Springs,CA. I have attended this event for the past 3 years. I have never attended an event that allows you to complete 34 plus layouts and several misc projects from tags to mini albums in a 3 day venue. All the projects are  inclusive to the flat fee that you have to pay. The best part of this venue is you are not obligated to doing all the layouts. You will still get the kits to complete on your own time or you can bring projects from home. The decision is yours.

The best part of this event for the past few years I have met so many lovely ladies.              

                                    Michelle our Master of Ceremony. She is great!
Looks like a full house. Michelle said the count was 203 scrapbookers

This year I met another fellow crafter at Scrapfest in Minnesota (what are the odds) that was attending QQ event. Her name is Christine. Now Christine lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So Christine sat at table 12 along with Nancy and Doreen (who both live in Thousand Oaks,CA). I also met up with several ladies that I met the first year who happen to sit at table 13,14, and 15. Needless to say it was a fun filled weekend. The most exciting thing was we had a "winner" at our table. Our table mate Christine placed 1st in all but one category for best in show of her projects she had entered.

                             Christine proudly showing her album box. She won 1st Place
Winners of Page layout entry.
Barb, Debbie,Pam and Patti. Fun group of ladies.
Table 13
Table 12
Christine Me Nancy and Doreen
Stacey and Breezy the Daughters of Patsy
The room emptying out after the event

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ScrapFest Pictures

Hello Everyone
It seems like forever. I don't know about the rest of you but as the year comes to an end there seems to be more to do in our crafting world. For those of you that have been following my blog I had the pleasure of going to Scrap Fest in Minnesota with one of my girlfriend Lindamae. It was something that she had wanted to do for her birthday. So off we went. Having never been to the Mall of America it was exciting. As for the event itself  it was a one time thing. I did get to meet some designers IE Teresa Collins (we took her class) Marion Smith (from Prima) Margaret Young (PineCone Press) Tim Holtz ( didn't get to take his class but was able to watch teach) and of course some fabulous women from all over. Here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy.

The theme park in the center of the mall

The Archivers Annex Store ( discounted goodies from the 3rd floor store)

The necklace that I made for Lindamae and I (she had given me 6 charms but it just wasn't enough to make a statement  so I added more bobbles)

Some button flair that we had got from certain vendors at the make and take tables. I bought the messenger bag for Lindamae and I from the Archivers store.

Lindamae chilling and sporting the messenger bag I surprised her with

A G45 sample the picture doesn't do it justice

The lovely G45 reps in full costume Both of them were stunning in person

The lovely Marion Smith. Meeting her was worth the hour wait at their make and take booth. And the tag was super cute. She was my first inspiration when I started crafting. She is really tall in person and super bubbly.

Another lovely designer Margaret Young from PineCone Press. I try not to miss any of her classes. She is local (CA) from me like 15 minutes so I get to attend most of her classes. And she is super talented and funny. It was great to see a familiar face.

 Tim Holtz himself teaching right smack in the middle of the whole event

Okay so here is a picture of the lines. They were insane. Lindamae and stood in a line for an hour and twenty minutes only to find out we were making a card...LOL

So I met Katie from Milwaukee and she had this amazing apron on it was made out of Prima and silk flowers. And in the center the were rhinestones, faux jewelry and buttons. Katie if you are following this blog thank you so much for allowing me to post your creation on my blog. I also told her I would be scraplifting this idea for my half apron.

This is the mini album that Lindamae I made in the Teresa Collins class. And we also got her exclusive Xyron pink sticker maker.

Some of the make and takes

Freebies from the make and take tables 

We did crop night on Saturday and Bazzil was the sponsor. They had given us some misc stickers and a card kit to make 3 cards with the one sheet of paper, 4 flowers, word sticker sheet. okay so I want to use every inch of the paper and embellishments they gave us. So I took my scraps that I had from the TC class and made additional cards/gift tags.