Becoming a mother at 46 and the adventure of having a baby unicorn!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Celebrate! the test came back negative!!

Its been weird. About 3 weeks ago my mom nonchalantly tells me and my brother that they found a lump in her breats and she has to get a biopsy to check it. Total shock. I mean total. We talked about it just a little bit then didn't. Jean-Claude wasn't there when she told us and I wanted to tell him that night but I just couldnt do it. Every time I tried, I feet the stinging behind my eyes. I feel it now. She had the test on Monday. My brother, Stepdad and Me waited in the waiting room for her to have it done. I know it is silly but I just wanted her to know I was there. Then she came out all smiles and we went and had lunch but the whole time, those stinging tears were on the verge. I was thinking selfishly of myself a little too. Like what would it mean if she really had cancer. I am a carbon copy of her. And it scared the crap out of me.

But I am happy.

She got the results and she is fine. Negative. They will check it again next year. So for another year at least, I am a happy people again.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Altered Crown class, crop and raffles galore

This Sunday 11am -2pm I am finally teaching the Altered Crown mini book at Pink Pineapple 760-598-2222. Call the store to sign up! I am so excited to finally do this! The cost of the class is $38 and it is packed with all sorts of cute little goodies. I seriously put everything including the kitchen sink in it!

Here are some photos. I asked everyone to bring a snack to share since we will be working through lunch.

I also want to announce that jennifer and I will be hosting the March Theme crop at Pink Pineapple. The theme is "Crop like Royalty!" You know it is going to be so great. Each person will be getting a tiara and goodie bag. We will be doing a free raffle as well as a little bonus raffle that will raise a little money for Scrapbook Royalty. We need all the help we can get right now. This economy has really made it hard to support SBR so I am turning to my friends and family to help me keep this charity going. If you want to help. You can click on the donate button below and make a 100% tax deductible monetary donation.

Another way you can support SBR is by visiting our auction and raffle blog. There are some really great items on there and it is totally open to the public! Please take a look when you have time.

And I wanted to share a photo of Julie Emily and I going to the InterFaith homeless shelter in Escondido to drop off socks. It was so amazing. I have never been to a homeless shelter before and to be honest I was a little nervous. so lame! but I am so glad we went. The volunteers there were so happy to take our donation of 112 pairs of socks, 2 winter coats and 3 scarves. They said especially with this weather, they really need socks. This was part of the Sock it to Poverty Sock drive that I did with the Fiskateer Charity Fiskamittee. Our next big effort is to collect blank handmade Mother's Day and Father's Day cards to send to the troops overseas. Click here to see the info.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's been a little busy..

I am off to an event at Pink Pineapple, Jennifer is teaching her owl book as part of the Royalty on the Road tour. I will be bringing fairy fly bys and goody bags for each participant. I hope we raise some good money for the Cancer Coping Center today!

My Luncheon at Summers Past Farms.

I wanted to raise the rest of the money to pay off the attny fees for the 501c3 so with Kat's help, I held a very special luncheon for 12 ladies on Thursday. the invitations were the first indication of how special it was going to be... They are in the post below. And here are some photos of the event. Kat and I transformed this.... (i had already added thes streamers when I took this photo)

into this....

Unfortunately it started raining as soon as Kat and I got there and we had to move everything inside but it worked out fine. It was just a lot of hauling stuff up the stairs in little heels that just about killed me!

First we had a little tea and sweets

Here are some of the goodies I had for them to take home. Inside that little box are flower shaped and laser etched buttons that I found in my favorite notions store in LA. They will be going in my book club kits as well!

Since we had to do lunch inside, we set up at thier seats. They were making the little owl book by Jennifer Priest. Thank God for Jennifer since my original plan to have Michelle Hill provide the kits fell through last minute. Jennifer's book is amazing and they ladies loved it! They got to keep the little lace food umbrellas. Another great find! And they got to keep the little pillows on the chairs which they all loved!
here is everyone toasting with Martinelli's my fav!

And here I am teaching the fun little owl book by Jennifer. It was adorable. Thank you Jennifer. You are amazing and as usual generous beyond anyone's expectations!

So thank you to Debby, Maryam, Birgitte, Sally, Gloria, Anita and Georgia for coming to the luncheon. I had a great time and loved spending time with you all. Thank you to Krystie, Diana and Sandy who were coming but didn't make it for one reason or another but still supported the event. and most of all, thank you to Kat who helped me all day! I could not have done this without her! And now we are officially a 501(c)(3) and paid off and I am so thrilled to have that off my todo list!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Invites all sent!

"To the Fairest of them all. Please join me for a creativity luncheon ball..."

this is the first line of the invitation that I sent out in these cute boxes.

I am having a fabulous luncheon next Thursday 10 am till 4 pm at Summers Past Farms. I am so excited! It is for 12 lucky ladies who will each be donating $200 to Scrapbook Royalty to help me pay for the lawyer fees for the 501(c)(3). Im so glad we got it but it was really expensive. So weird that it costs so much to become a charity!!!

I am doing it up big time. Inside this box is a pretty invitation and godiva chocolate! Michelle Hill, the most amazing designer and a super supporter of Scrapbook Royalty is doing a really cute class. Well, I am going to teach it but she is designing and making kits for me! She is so awesome! I am also doing a fabulous lunch and some very special gifties fit for Royalty!

I might have room for more people if you are interested in joining me! Please email me! I would love to have you! I didn't know who to ask really, it was kind of awkward. I mean I know times are tough and it is on a weekday during the day so... If I didn't invite you, please dont be offended. I just didn't know who would be interested in coming :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

i am a Fairy...

Elena Lai Etcheverry, Lead Fairy and lover of pretty shiny things.

Here are some dollys I made for a doll swap with my ZNE friends. There were 9 total but only 4 left to send out...

I used the maya road chipboard people and then added tulle, irridescent ribbon, and pearl boobies courtesy of Kaisercraft :) of course my fav part is the tiara with real diamonds!

ZNE was such a blast last year. I wish I could go again! Instead I am going to be going to some fun retreats in Dutch Flat with my friend Miss Vicky. Check out her blog for more info... She is doing the most amazing vintage apron retreat in April and June is when I will be going for a really awesome retreat that I have not figured all the details out about yet! imagine that!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Want a Fairy Fly By Goodie? Are you on Facebook?

Please spread the word about Scrapbook Royalty on facebook to your friends. Ask them to become a fan so we can keep them up to date on all things "crafting for charity". Do this and send me your address to letting me know you have done your "Good" for the day and I will send you a fairy fly by goodie in the mail :)
its on the honor system so I trust you if you email me :)

Peace, Love and Fairydust,

Elena Etcheverry,Lead Fairy

"I love pretty shiny things!"