My ramblings as a lover of adventure, all things crafty,art, life, and mostly bacon....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Unity Stamps Supports!!

OMG... My lovely friend Angela is just amazing. She is the owner of Unity Stamp Company and she and Melody Ross, another lovely friend have created a set for Scrapbook Royalty.... (insert tear rolling down face)

There are two you can buy...

This beauty:

or this beauty:


Each set is $24 and we will be selling them on the Scrapbook Royalty website! If you want to buy one now, you can just email me elena@scrapbookroyalty.org and I will send you an invoice...
Im so excited! This is a such an amazing gesture on Melody and Angela's parts and I am so grateful to have these wonderful women as friends!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I find the most awesome stuff...

I find the most awesome stuff on Facebook... Just reading people's posts, I only get to about 5 a day but I try to read what is at the top of my que... Today I found this on Gina K.'s status:

Every experience God gives us, every person He puts into our lives, is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see. ♥

This is soooo amazingly true! And i am not a particularly religious person. Well, I dont talk about God, but I do have faith and I just love that this was on her status. I just love it...

Now the best part about it, is that I am not even sure how I know Gina. Or if we have met or if she just friended me because we have lots of mutual friends? or if i met her at an event or what!??!? But I know I like her because she is a crafter and a stamper and we have 176 mutual friends. And how can she not be awesome if we have all that in common?!?

Amazing how people are brought into your life for some reason, and make a difference somehow. Sometimes without even trying or without ever knowing they did. Although she will know because I am going to post a message to her :)

OK, for some creativity...


I was part of a "steampunk hairclip swap" and Here are the goodies I got!



From Miss Vicky little clocks with words and glass pebbles


Jennifer Tsang just bought a ton of stuff and went to town! very fun!

From Erin Bassett. I just love that she used all that Tim Holtz goodness!

These are mine... I used tulle, 3 different black silk flowers, a treble clef paper clip, old buttons and a little gold heart cause I just love these girls!


Carly Breslin, Vicky's Daughter used rust colored flowers and some brass locks and keys. yum. she has made me beautiful clothes, check out her stuff.


Julie Haymaker Thompson is the first person I ever heard of Steampunk from and she inspired me for this swap. I loved her hair clips when they arrived and I love her! Even though we have never met in person, she has become and online friend and has left me many kind comments on my blog. Especially when i was going through such a hard time. I am so glad to be able to call her a friend!

This was such a fun swap and at the girls suggestion, We decided to make an extra one each for a little fundraiser for SBR. So please go to the Scrapbook Royalty Website and make a donation

1 ticket for $2
3 tickets for $5
20 tickets for $20

you can win one of each of these handmade beauties!

Thanks so much for your support!


Monday, June 21, 2010

What day is it?

oh boy. i thought it was the 16th or 17th and its the 21st!! what tha?!?!?

My lovely friend Angela posted this on her fb....

"....happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true." - Leon J. Suenes -
So the price I am paying is not knowing what day it is... among other things :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

i did it anyway

I needed to think and am just tired of unpacking! So after a grueling day on the phone with stupid tech support and customer service with Cox and then tech support with Host Gator, I just needed some thinking time. And I think best when I am crafting.

So even though I don't have any room on my table which is buried behind those boxes you see,


I turned over and empty bin and just "DID IT ANYWAY!!"

Melody and Kathy will be so proud :)

And that makes me a Happy People!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

moving is so much work! and I love Idaho peeps!

there are a few empty boxes!!

Thank goodness for amazing friends and family! My place is coming together. Despite the fact that there are still sooooo many boxes to unpack. I can't thank Sandy and her husband Bob enough for helping me install the cabinets in my office and my brother, Uncle Mike, Albert, Jimmy, Brooke, Manny, Raul, Ignacio, Barbie, Jesse, my aunts and uncles and grandma and grandpa, Bonnie, Jessekins they all helped me move in either by hauling stuff or helping me buy furniture etc!

I can't believe how lucky I am!

And of course, the most amazing person is my mom who made this all happen. I can't believe how much she loves me.

In Idaho today with Melody Ross and got surprised by a bunch of Brave Girls for lunch. It was so cool! And then the amazing little Jocelyn made Bearette a new Brave Girls Dress! seriously needed it! Bearettes dress was rags!







it was so cool to see jocelyn and all the wonderful brave girls!

MELODY MADE ME A BACON AND TOMATO GRILLED CHEESE SANDWHICH FOR DINNER! IT WAS SOOOOO YUMMY ! AND THEN SHE FED ME BACON FLAVORED ALMONDS!! YUM YUM!











how cute is bearettes new dress! i want one to match!












they all had little girls! it was sooo darn cute... well there was one little boy, sheryl brought her grands on and he played DS the whole time :) this little princess made me laugh. she was just scooping up noodles with her hands putting them on the spoon then shoving the whole thing in her mouth! now that is what I call good eats!









my brave sista Maria. she has turned into quite the jewelry goddess!















here is jocelyn putting the final touches on bearette's dress. cute buttons and an adorable crocheted flower!











i loved visiting with these amazing women. it was such an awesome surprise and all because of a few little facebook posts! still think you're too good for facebook? you are missing out! You know who you are!


will post photos of my new place very soon!