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!


Gina Lideros said...

looks like you had an awesome time Michelle, Frank looks like such a fun person and his work is amazing. Can't wait for you to share your news with us. I am excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Yay Michelle! Looks like such a fabulous day! I'm so excited to hear your happy deserve it, sweet lady. <3

Susan Martin said...

What a fantastic time!! And I follow Frank.. He IS amazing!! I completely agree :) I'm so glad you were able to reconnect and make new friends. What an amazing day :)

Ann Bright said...

The mess you have before you have nothing to do with the kind of artwork you have created in front of you, which is simply incredible. Great piece of layout there, keep sharing the same with us.