Happy Monday to you!!! Well it has been crazy around here. They just started the STAR testing at the school and they have changed the schedule for an entire month. It is hard to figure out where I'm supposed to be everyday. I'm glad that I have my crafts to unwind to at the end of the day. Maybe some day I can quit my day job and do this full time.
In May, my weekends are booked with a ton of activities. I booked 3 craft shows and I have to go to our annual Mother Daughter Tea Party in addition to finding the time to finish up my last 5 IEP's. It's going to be tight, but I'm sure I can manage.
Here's the line up:
May 1: Escondido Humane Society
May 8: Mother Daughter Tea Party and Ladies Shopping spree in the Downtown Escondido area
May 15: Holmes Elementary School in San Diego
Hopefully the Humane Society doesn't get rained out again. It seems like I've been planning for months to go and it hasn't happened yet. The shopping spree in Escondido was just a fluke. I had applied for the Farmer's Market a few months ago, but had to cancel because my mom got sick. One of the ladies that reviewed my application invited me to this event today and gave me a discount on the booth rental. This is awesome and I don't think this hardly ever happens. I had lost the paperwork for the elementary school and my friend just e-mailed it to me again. I think I can actually make it if i keep getting shows like this.
Last weekend I went up to my friends house in LA. She took me to a community garage sale in an upper end neighborhood. It was so cool. One of the houses we went to was liquidating their inventory from their craft store. I found a lot of great deals. I pretty much spent all the money I earned from the bookmarks that I made for the women's study. I got some glass bottles, terra cotta pots, charms, and could have spent a fortune there if I had more cash with me. The good thing is now I have some new Mother's Day gifts that I can sell at all of these craft shows. I also took the lady's card, so I have a good contact for craft supplies. I put some bubble bath in some of the glass jars and decorated it with flowers. I ran out of bubble bath, so I filled the rest of the bottles with bath salts. I had left over bath salts, so I put them in some round toulle and made it into a little favor and added the thank you charms I picked up. I think they turned out pretty cute.
I need to make a ton of Mother's Day cards and wedding cards and graduation cards. So I better let you go. Here are the pictures. Enjoy and I hope you have a super week.
Good morning!!! I finally took pictures of the mother's day cards that I've been working on. It's hard to believe that there are only 2 more weeks left until Mother's Day.
For Mother's Day, my mom and I started a new tradition in our family. The day before Mother's Day all of my aunts and female cousins get together for a Mother-Daughter Tea Party. We've been doing this for 10 years now. It's been such a blessing. We had more pictures of my grandma at these tea parties and such fond memories of her because of this new tradition within our family. It has also ministered to my family because 2 years ago my grandma passed away. It was hard to let go, but there was much healing for everyone at the tea party held almost a year later. These tea parties were also helpful to me and my mom during the times that she had to go through chemo and now this year she had open heart surgery. It is so nice that we have family that we can lean on during times of great rejoicing and during the tough times.
I better upload these pictures before I'm late to work. Have a great day and remeber to honor your mom this Mother's Day and if she's not around, take the time to rember all the good times that you spent together---that's how to keep her memory alive. We all still need our mothers no matter how old we are.
Hello!!! I hope you have been able to do some crafts. I would love to see some of your creations some day. I'll have to research how to have you share your crafts here. I know there are much more talented people out there than myself.
Well I'm getting ready for the 2010 Scrapbook Expo in Del Mar. I'm excited about seeing all the new toys available to scrapbookers. If you're in San Diego on August 31 and May 1st, you will want to get your tickets soon. If you are interested in going, here's the link to the website: http://www.scrapbookexpo.com/. The last day to pre-register is this Sunday. I'm thinking about entering one of my word books in the creativity showcase contest. I'd love to win the bind-it-all. I would be so much easier to make these books that way, instead of with the Eyelets the way I've been doing it.
Well here's my current project. I'm working on a graduation gift for one of my clients. I had just started thinking about graduation gifts and then she wanted to order one. I liked her idea better than mine, so I went with it. So here it is. Her school colors were red and gold, but she like the red on black better. Their Mascot was Tigger, so that's why he's on there.
If you'd like to have a custom-made graduation gift, please feel free to contact me. The different letter styles and color combinations can be seen under the "Word/Name Book" link on the left or through the links at the bottome of this page http://christinascreation.weebly.com/wordname-books.html.
Not sure what I could do for every mascot out there, but I'd be willing to try to come up with a design that might work for you.
I gotta finish cooking dinner. So happy scrapping to you. Hope you enjoy the pictures. Have an awesome week...yeah tomorrow is Friday!!!!
Hello there!!! I'm so happy to be playing in my scrapbook room again. It seems like it has been forever. I made another word book today. I'm debating whether to give it to my mom or to sell this one at the breast cancer awareness show I'm doing next month.
The word is "Survivor". I used the Pink Journey Cartridge for the titles, the Cricut design studio software for the Word book, and all the embellishments I had lying around here. I'm thinking to do a couple more books with the words: "courage", "strength", "hope", and "together" on it. I thought about doing the word "Cancer", but these women that go through this are more than their disability.
I really enjoy making these word books, so I'm going to come up with a new line of books for Mother's Day, Father's day, Graduation, and some other themes.
Let me know what you think. Have a great day.
Thank you so much for all your prayers and support. My mom finally got out of the hospital yesterday. For awhile we were scared she wouldn't make it out. But she's back and I can breathe a huge sigh of relief.
I ended up canelling the show with the Humane Society and also one with the local Farmer's Market---but family comes first. I haven't done much crafting over the past couple of weeks. I did make a Get Well Soon sign and a "Welcome Home" sign for my mom. It was was hard to make both signs, because I wasn't sure if she was going to come home at the time I made them. I was balling and praying most of the time I was gluing it together. I didn't even bother taking any pictures of the signs. Her smile when she first came home is forever etched on my mind.
This morning I started working a on new word book. I'll post it up when I'm finished. It says "Survivor" on it. I think I'm going to give that to my mom for Mother's Day. She's been through so much and has taught me so much in how to live, survive, and thrive in adversity that it seems appropriate for a mother's day sentiment. I also got to start cranking out Mother's day cards, gifts, and get ready for some other shows. It seems like I've been out of it for so long, it is going to be hard to get back into the swing of things.
I hope and pray things are going well in your neck of the woods. Remeber to give your loved ones a hug and tell them you love them. Life is fragile, handle with care!!!
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