Monday, August 27, 2012

O Happy Day!

Hi everybody, please do not mind the mess in front of me. But that is how I roll when I am creating. A complete utter mess, makes for pretty crafty creations......I am sure I am not a lone messy scrapper, yes I know a lot of you can relate!

About three weeks ago I signed up for Sherry Mendoza's birthday crop at The Prima Warehouse. I was so excited because it had been a while that I have been to a crop that I was able to create things for fun. I went alone anticipating to make new friends.......and was I blown away. Not Only did I make new friends, I reconnected with an old friend as well........O Happy Day!
Pictured above is Sherry Mendoza (birthday girl) and Trish Figueroa. Sherry had us all laughing with her dancing antics, and her lovely accent.....LOVE IT! I was so surprised that I ran into Trish, she was my first scrapbooking boss. We had so much to catch up on, and chatted the night away. Things are good for her, look how happy she is. This photo captures the mood of the evening, we were all  happy to be here.
This is my new and talented friend Frank Garcia.......His work is amazing, Trish and I could not take our eyes off his work. He just sat, chatted with us, and continued to work on his layouts......and he is very humble. Keep your eyes on this guy, he is going places. Please click on his name for link to follow his blog. He has some amazing things going on right now. Next month he will be a guest designer for Prima, and also launch his new on-line scrapbook magazine.
Here is a sneak peak of one of his layouts. A huge thanks for Frank letting me use a couple of his photos.
I spent Saturday and Sunday doing make n takes at Scrap N Yap in Monrovia, CA. They were celebrating their 5th Anniversary with a crop. The house was full with many scrapbookers and lots of prizes. My favorite part was the dessert truck that pulled up for all croppers to enjoy a sweet treat. This was far the hardest decision I had to make all week.....A root beer float, sundae, or cookie sandwich.....Yummy!

It was also my last time that I am going to teach scrapbook, or Cricut classes anywhere. I am closing this chapter in my life, because a new one is about to begin. Cannot wait to share what my new chapter will be.......come back soon!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Family First...............

Hi Bloggers,

It seems like forever since I have been on here and I feel so bad neglecting it. But I needed a mini brake from blogging and I am so enjoying time with my family right now. I have 4 boys, 1 in college, 1 senior, 1 freshman, and my little 6th grader. I have been reflecting lately on what is most important to me, and seeing how time is flying by so fast, and my babies are growing up before my eyes, I needed to make sure they know how very important they are to me in my world, and they do.

I feel very fortunate how my husband, boys, and family support my scrapbook hobby, and all my high hopes to make it more than just that one day. Looking for a work in the Scrapbook industry has been so hard, and jobs are very hard to come by. But one day I hope be able to do just that,  you just wait and see!

Above you can see a sneak peak of my latest creation, a family mini album.....I love making them, cant get enough! Though I have not been blogging much, I must say that I sure have been creating.......So stay tuned, there is so much more that I want to show and share with you all.