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Monday, August 25, 2014


Yep, it's that time to start creating little treats for all our little ghosts and goblins. 

Here's some fun stuff to get your creative juices flowing...

Cute little green cups filled with Cheezits and an embellished a pom pom pick.  Studio 61 supplies used: pom pom picks, mini black safety pins and printwork.
A little crinkle with a full sized Hershey bar and one filled with Dove chocolates.  Studio 61 products used: crinkly bags, doiley, printwork and black & white striped trim. 
A little brown box filled with chocolate and a bold striped bag filled with the same.  Studio 61 supplies used: little brown boxes, striped bags, black lace and printwork. 
Here's a little display I put together to take into ETC tomorrow. 

Halloween is honestly my favorite holiday.  :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Simply Lucky

I have the luckiest life. 

I just retired with the City of Mesa with 30-1/2 years of service.  Yesterday was bittersweet.  I have had a great career, worked with amazing customers, learned from so many co-workers and supervisors and had the best "send off" a girl could get.

Here was my "plaque" that they gave me.

Pretty amazing, huh?  I absolutely love it!  It's made from an artist who uses discarded items and welds them into works of art.  The driver inside the cab is made from a spark plug, the truck from a toaster, the cab of the truck from a small metal loaf pan and the wheels from old skates.  The trash dumpster on the forks of the truck has a lid that actually opens up.  I love how the incredible artist ties in recycling/repurposing into his art.  So clever and so creative.  And the talented people I work with even added a mini truck sign of Preston and Jenaye by recreating the life sized one on our trucks. It's absolutely perfect!  :)

Soon, it's off to the UK with my mom for one amazing vacation.  We are searching the Internet and making a list of "must see" places we want to go to.  We are eager to get away, relax and spend time together in a more slow paced fashion.  :)

Then, I am loading up the car and heading to IU {Inspiration Unlimited} with Jenaye, where I will be teaching in late September.  A great opportunity to meet new people, catch up with gals I haven't seen in a long while and enjoy time with friends in a fun and creative atmosphere.  I will be teaching alongside the industry's best, and know how lucky I am to have been invited by Ginger Nelson and Teresa Collins.  Here's a sneak peek of the cover of my album.

It's constructed from Bazzill/American Crafts chipboard and cardstock and embellished with My Minds Eye printed paper, Prima flowers and coordinating ribbon.  It's a year in review album in the most adorable color scheme that's perfect for any photos or occasions! 

Thanks to everyone who has congratulated me, encouraged me, cheered for me, helped me and blessed me with their friendship.  Without you and your support, it would all be meaningless.

Here's to a great weekend!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August's Do Me A Favor Workshop

Better late than never.  Here's a peek at what we are creating on Tuesday.  A BIG thanks to everyone who signed up.  As of Saturday, there was only 1 spot left.  :)

This cute little gold metallic initial box is a perfect way to personalize your gifting.  It's made with Bazzill/American Crafts cardstock and embellished with Fancy Pants (Burlap & Bouquets paperline) and the super fabulous gold initial by Jen Hadfield Home Made line from Pebbles.

This skinney little box holds 7 Rolo's perfectly.  It's constructed from Acho Park's Style Essentials paper line and embellished with twine, a Studio 61 Celebrations gold paper flower and a phrase tag and gold stickers from Jen Hadfield's Home Made Collection by Pebbles.  Her stuff is so amazing! 

This tall box is made with from the Style Essentials printed paper line by Pebbles and adorned with baker's twine, ribbon, trim, tulle and a Studio 61 Celebrations tag.


This itty bitty box is made from Bazzill/American Crafts cardstock and embellished with Simple Stories The Story of Us paper line, gray twine and a Studio 61 Celebrations tag.

This little Kraft box is embellished with Bazzill/American Crafts Cardstock, red and white trim, a jewelry tag and a cute little Kraft colored ticket with white writing from Maya Road.  

Projects are done, kits are completed...I am a happy girl!  :)