Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Giving to a great cause...

I have been involved in an awesome event called Survivor Crop for many years now.
 
This is a 24 hour crafting event that raises funds for the SD Susan G. Komen foundation.
 
The event is held in October every year and is just AMAZING!!!
 
This year's event will be held Octiber 18/19, 2014.
 
Register for Survivor Crop Today!
 
After taking a year off from my duties, I am so excited to report that I will again be emceeing this event with my business partner and good friend, Lizzy Williams.
 
In addition to co-emceeing this event, I want to really ROCK IT with the donations I raise this year.
 
I am starting out with a GARAGE SALE at my home on June 14th from 10 am - 2 pm.
 
Event:  Crafty Garage Sale
Date:  June 14, 2014
Time:  10 am - 2 pm
Place:  3671 Glen Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010
 
If you are in the area and want some amazing deals on crafty products, make sure to stop over and shop!  Most of the products are BRAND NEW and will be at prices at or more than 75% off retail!
 
If you are into mixed media, you REALLY don't want to miss out!  I have lots of painting, altering, metal, stamping, and other types of trinkets for sale.
 
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION!
 
 
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

6 Months and 2 days ago...

WOW!!!  6 months and 2 days have gone by WAY to quickly!
 
I can't believe it's been that long since I've posted on my blog!  Well a lot has happened since then, some of which has kept me away from my Frugal Scrapper's blog...
 
One of the most EXCITING changes is that after a LONG TIME thinking about it, I have finally started my own business. 
 
Along with my AWESOME business partner, Lizzy Williams, we have opened a boutique and retreat company called Picture This Boutique and Retreats. We participated in a few events already and I am very excited to report that our FIRST full fledged Boutique AND retreat went off with
HUGE SUCCESS!
 
For those that are not already familiar with our blog and Facebook page, please feel free to go visit us here to visit our blog and find out all about our next retreat, or visit us on our Facebook page here.  We post updates almost every day, so please LIKE our Facebook page
to stay on top of all of the latest news!
 
In the mean time, here are a few of the deets for our next event:
 
 
enJOY!
 
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Monday, October 21, 2013

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE!

I am BEYOND EXCITED today because I FINALLY received my long awaited paper pack samples from the AWESOME peeps over at Authentique Paper:)
 
I contacted them a few weeks ago to ask them if they could send me a few samples of their new Christmas/Holiday paper lines so I could use them to CREATE either a Mixed Media project or some page kits...or BOTH, lol...
 
Right away Dan (with Authentique) said "sure" we can send you samples of both lines...and I thought, WOW, how generous and figured I'd get a few sheets from each line...BOY was I wrong!
 
Dan sent me both entire packs...AND he sent me 2 sheets of each paper...along with a few sticker sheets and even some pre-cut die cut sheets.  Can I just say WOW?????
 

 
I have LOVED Authentique's lines ever since they came onto the scene and have worked with their paper lines in several of the classes I"ve taught.
 
I'm so happy to say that this next class will be no exception!  I will be teaching a Mixed Media class at the Scrappin' Escapes retreat that runs December 6-8 in San Diego.  If you haven't signed up yet, you should really consider it.  Tobie and Patti are the new owners of Scrappin' Escapes and they are simply AMAZING ladies!  Click here and sign up.
 
If you prefer to crop for the day or all three days, and you sign up for my Mixed Media class, you will get a $15 discount off of the day cropping price.  For more details on my class AND the day crops, click here for all the information you need.
 
Creativity heaven, here I come:)  If you need me, I'll be in my ART room!
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Awesome news!

I AM THRILLED to announce that my business partner, Elizabeth Williams and I  have launched an awesome new company called "Picture This Boutique and Retreats"! 
 
We have worked diligently for the last year or so trying to decide what type of company to open.  After much thought, we decided the best route for us is to OPEN a MOBILE BOUTIQUE and HOST weekend BOUTIQUE RETREATS.
 
What do we mean by mobile boutique?
  • Our boutique will travel to local weekend retreats where we will offer our custom packaged paper crafting, card making and mixed media products for sale.
  • Our boutique will also be open for business at weekend BOUTIQUE RETREATS that Elizabeth and I will host.
  • We will occasionally host weekend (or weeknight) sales of our products (kind of like a home party).
What do we mean by weekend "boutique" retreats and what do they include?
  • Our hosted retreats are held in the beautiful town of Fallbrook in southern California
  • Our retreats are limited to 20 participants (providing an intimate setting)
  • Our retreats include:
    • An oh so special welcome goodie bag
    • 54 straight hours of cropping time (78 hours for retreats that start on Thursday)
    • 7 meals (10 for retreats that start on Thursday)
    • 6 feet of personal cropping space with a table top natural OT light
    • Executive cushioned office chairs on wheels
    • Individual trash cans and drink holders
    • 2 nights lodging (3 nights for retreats that start on Thursday
    • 1 Mixed Media class or 1 Scrapbooking layout class (differs with each retreat)
    • Product Demos
    • Make 'n takes
    • Snacks and drinks available throughout the retreat
    • Limited WI-FI service
    • Access to our boutique for your shopping pleasure
    • Extensive tool center
    • Games/contests with prizes
    • Much more!
Please visit and "like" our facebook page that can be found here.
 
Please, also visit and follow our blog here.
 
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming retreats!
 
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Haunted Mansion Printers Tray Class

 
 
Last year, I made a really fun Halloween themed printer's tray using scraps of Halloween themed paper I had in my stash.  It turned out really cute so I hung it in my LSS, Ever After Scrapbooks.
 
Well, this printer's tray has been quite popular with the store's customers and I have been asked constantly if I will teach it as a class.  For those of you who have taught before, I'm sure you know that one of the challenges of teaching is being able to obtain the supplies needed for a class, right?
 
Since many of my projects are made in true frugal scrapping style, I often use whatever I have in my stash.  This normally includes scraps of paper covering several years and several manufacturers, lol. 
 
Last Friday, my LSS owner, Camille, approached me with an OH SO CUTE Halloween paper line and asked if I could create a new printer's tray and teach it as a class.  Well, since I just LOVED the last printer's tray I made, and the paper line she gave me is just OH SO CUTE,  jumped at the chance.
 
Soooooo......using the Doodlebug paper line, "Halloween Parade", I made this NEW printer's tray and will be TEACHING this as a class!  Woohoo!!!!!
 
 
Now, there are definitely some similarities to my original 2012 printer's tray, but I used enough new techniques, that I think this class is really going to ROCK! 
 
One of the main differences is the fact that I did not heat emboss anything!  I did use a few embossing folders, and did use one of my FAVORITE newer PRODUCTS...Viva Inka Gold!  I just LOVE this stuff and it is definitely one of my "must haves"!
 
Of course, I also incorporated quite a few Tim Holtz supplies and embellishments, including this stamp.  I just LOVE this quote!  Can't complete a project without my TH, right?
 
Isn't this open door really cool, too?  Can't wait to show you how I made it!!!!
 
 
Here are the DEETS on the upcoming class:
 
Date:  September 21, 2013
 
Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
Place:  Ever After Scrapbooks
 
Cost:  $45 (includes about $30 in product!)
 
Supply List:
·         Paper Trimmer
·         Scissors (Tim Holtz Tonic scissors recommended)
·         Black Ink Pad (Ranger Archival Inkpad is recommended)
·         Viva Inka Gold in Orange, Violet, and Yellow-Green
·         Quick drying liquid glue (Beacon’s 3 in 1 is recommended)
·         Pop dot glue dots
·         Foam adhesive squares
·         Black Sharpie marker
·         Strong dry adhesive (tape runner or similar)
Hope to see you in class!
 
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