Sunday, November 23, 2014

December Workshop: Snowhaven

December 11, 2014
7pm to 9pm
1504 High Country Lane
Allen, Texas 75002
RSVP:  Email:

Products To Pre-Order:
Workshops on the Go: Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit
G1085  $24.95

Other supplies that are needed:
Basic Kit (your personal supplies)
Paper Trimmer
3-D foam tape
My Acrylix Blocks (if you have them)
Piercing Tool

15 cute and out of the ordinary Christmas cards to send to those you love.  Send the very best...
 a handmade card! 

 This set works out to be just $1.66 per card. 
 How cheap is that! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cafe Brazil

It is Friday night.... 
What to do?

My favorite place to be when Mike and I want to hang out but get some work done at the same time is Cafe Brazil.  It is a small funky coffee shop chain here in the DFW area.  They are open 24 hours in the Richardson location which is perfect for our late night dates.

The first order of business was food!  
The dinner I made was not so yummy and frankly I was hungry again.  Mike and I split the Steak Quesadilla dinner then after we had our very first Brazilian Steamer.  I think I am addicted!  The Brazilian Steamer is just flavored steamed milk but OMG it is that good!

Cafe Brazil has always been a very stimulating place for me.  I started and finished my CTMH education here.  I started with the Bachelors, then worked on the Masters and finally my PhD in scrapbooking right here.  

 Tonight I find myself in blogging heaven.   

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Week At A Glance

Is it really Friday?  Where has the week gone?
I have not done much scrapbooking this week but I have been really busy.  Before we begin I need to up date everyone on the craft fair this past weekend.  I had a fabulous time!  I did not take photos of my booth this week because there were no major changes.  This was one busy little craft fair to only be two years old.

Kaela was able to spend the whole day with me (loved that!) and all of her friends stormed the booth to smoosh my child.  Just before lunch Kaela ran upstairs to grab an overview of half of the vendors and booths.   This is just a small part of the Allen High School cafeteria.   If you are in the area next year stop in - there was a huge amount of hand made items to be taken to their forever home.  

I had the fastest pack up in history after the event finished because it was also Crop Night and you know how serious I take Crop Night.  I miss seeing you guys each month so canceling was not an option.  My family was a HUGE help and I even had time for a much needed bubble bath before crop began,  

I was watching the morning news this week and they said there was only 35 days left before Christmas and I freaked. I am normally finished Christmas shopping before Halloween and this year I am way behind... like way way behind.   The local weatherman said it was going to be 70 degrees so I thought why the heck not.   

I gathered my list and hit the town.  By dinner my Christmas shopping was done!  Combine the local shopping with the two items I could only find on Amazon with the handmade gift items and it was time for the wrapping to begin.  

Ok so hopefully some kiddos do not get on the blog for a while or my cover is blown but the pug was determined to be in my scraproom with me while wrapping gifts.  Every time I moved a box or a gift bag he changed places. The louder he snored the faster I wrapped.  Since the tree is not up yet all of the gifts are stacked upstairs.  We are not allowed to put the tree up before Thanksgiving so I will wait a bit before taking the haul downstairs.  

Now that I have the shopping and the gift wrapping out of my system maybe my creative brain will come back and let me play.   

I really need a play day!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remember the Veteran's

I have two very special people I need to thank this year for their service to this country.  
My brother Tommy and his soon to be wife Erika. 

Let's start with Erika:

I do not know much about her service and I am not sure if I am allowed to say where she served but I know what it took for her to recover from injuries sustained while on duty.  She is an amazing woman in more ways than one.

PS:  I stole these photos from her Facebook page so I could do this post on the quite side....

I am not sure who this in the photo with her but let's thank him today too.

I love this next photo of her:

Erika has not only made huge strides in her recovery but is also she is getting her Master's degree this year.  She hopes to give back to her fellow servicemen.  
I am so thankful for her and so very proud to call her family!  

Than there is my little brother Tommy:

He went into the service while I was pregnant with Kaela and served overseas.  I sent many care-packages of food that I never even thought of eating but would carry well in backpacks.  The local Brookshires told me that if I let them know in advance what I needed for him they would order extra so I would not clean off the shelf.  I thought that was rather nice. 
 Tommy came back with no physical injuries to speak off but he still had a great deal healing to do.  Since the completion of his military service Tommy has found happiness driving a truck in the Texas oil fields.  He is back to his happy place! 

Both Tommy & Erika saw and heard what none of us ever want to.  They have to live with those memories the rest of their lives because they wanted to protect our freedom.  I am so happy that both were able to come home but many never do.  Say a prayer for those families today.  

Today is the day to Thank the Veteran in your life.  Without them we would not be free.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Seasonal Expression Mini Catalog

What is a Seasonal Expression

It is a mini CTMH catalog that supplements the Annual Inspiration.
The Annual Inspiration is has 193 pages.  
The "Big Yearly" catalog live from August 2014 to July 2015.

Seasonal Expressions 1 (Mini Catalog)  has 37 pages is live  from December 1, 2013 to March 31, 2015 only. 
 It is not a replacement of the big catalog just a cute little supplement. 

SE-1 has:
2 new paper packs
2 new Picture My Life kits
2 new Cut Above kits
Too many Accessories to count
and... STAMPS!

I have 9 Seasonal Expression Mini Catalogs to give away during my November events.  Here are your two chances to get your copy of SE 1 a tad bit early and for free!
Crop Night - November 15, 2014
Workshop Night - November 20, 2015

You need to attend the events to receive your free mini catalog.

This Week: Allen FFA Craft Show

I wanted to send out a reminder that I will be at the Allen FFA Craft Show THIS Saturday.

Saturday November 15th 2014

Allen High School Cafeteria

8 am to 5 pm

Now for those of you thinking that it is in Cafeteria therefore must be small - Allen High School is HUGE and so is the Cafeteria.

There will be plenty of parking all around the school so no worries there.  Bring your SUV (to haul your stuff home) and come have a great time.

Do not forget about the:
 Door Prizes
Silent Auction
All of the Christmas Shopping you can get done in one spot!

Come by my booth and say Hello
I will be looking forward to seeing you.