Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!!

We are hard at work making our own Halloween Lawn Ghosts
 Thought it would be fun to make something custom for our new the boys liked all the cutting!!
 Will this scare Trick a Treaters?????
I guess we went for cute ghosts!!!!
Could have used Cricut shapes, but free-handing them was fun.
Need to finish painting them and then I will post pictures tomorrow.

This was a fun way to use up some scrap wood we had laying around the garage.....pumpkin head here turned out to be my favorite.

Hope you are enjoying your Spooky Halloween Prep.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Retreat Dates....November & January

Just a reminder that Retreat Dates are posted for November 2013 & January 2014.

If you have a date you would like to request for your group contact me today we can put in on the Schedule.

If you want to join a group then look for those open dates and sign on up. 

We will continue our $150.00 weekend
$75.00/night rate
This breaks down to $50 to scrap $100 for your stay & meals....What a Bargain!!

Craft project with every 2 day stay and for January we have Souvenir T-Shirts
 We can even take small groups of 3-8.  This was a private room set up for 3 of us this past weekend.

Hope to see you at a Retreat soon...Hugs~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy Fall Y'all....wherever you are I hope you are enjoying some beautiful FALL COLOR!
Here is my attempt to enjoy some of the wonderful leaf colors I've noticed around my home.
I created this project for my California Swarm friends and wanted to share some tips on making one for yourself.

I went to Walmart and found these fantastic felt leaf place-mats in a couple different colors (they also have pumpkin shapes) and couldn't resist turning it into something else.

I used my Cricut (of course) to cut out some coordinating fabric letters that I ironed on to a scrap piece of burlap that I hot glued to the center of the leaf.  I stapled a burlap piece of ribbon to the top to make the hanger portion and then had fun decorating!
So easy and simple...what was even more fun is seeing the personal touches and changes some of the ladies made with their leaves.  I had some silk fall leaves, and acorn shaped bells, and a little bling that added some special touches.  And if your wondering how I got the distressed look just use your heat gone in some select spots for an extra second or two and you will see just how much fun it is to add some fall crinkle to your project!
Hope you try one for yourself!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Pleasanton CA Retreat/Swarm

Pleasanton, CA

What a wonderful group of ladies!
These are the pictures that Kathy & Janet sent to me today-I have some of my own to share tomorrow, but here is peek at this group of ladies and the projects we worked on.
If you have a group of friends that want to gather for some Cricut or Crafting FUN....let me bring the Retreat to you.
I have a Scrapbook Retreat in Eureka, UT this October 18-20th scheduled and I'm happy to add some more ladies to this group.
I also will come to you with a minimum of 10 ladies in attendance.
Call me for more information or visit my Retreat page for more info.


~Such a good time, such sweet ladies, so much Cricut & Crafting Fun in sunny California!! Hugs to my new friends~