Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Scraps

One of the top things on my birthday list was to take photos in the black & white photo booths at Musee Mechanique. It was such a beautiful, summer day. I couldn't help using the Sweet Cakes line again, for a page about my birthday. Dan & I had so much fun making goofy faces.

Products used: Pink Paislee Sweet Cake cutie pie pp, Sweet Cake sweet nothings pp, Sweet Cakes collection-postcards, American Crafts Thickers Rockabye alphas-black, Pink Paislee Vintage Moon Accents Black rub ons, American Crafts Fashion Accents 2 multicolor sticker (cool), Fashion Accents 1 black sticker, Queen & Co. Black rhinestones, Stickles-Frosted Lace, Pink Paislee On Schedule clear stamps, Making Memories Passport clear stamps, Staz On Ink Jet Black.

Abe & I went for a photo walk in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco back in May. We had such a great time exploring and taking photos of little details. Abe took this photo of me. I was so excited when Everything Scrapp'n got in the Earth Love line by Cosmo Cricket. I had fun layering lots of pretty paper. Photo by Abe Dieckman.
Products used: Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Remember pp, Relive pp, Rethink pp, Earth Love borders pp, Jenni Bowlin memo book sheet, Hambly Photography rub ons-Black, American Crafts Darling alphas-Chestnut, Cats Eye Chalk-Chestnut Roan, Ice Blue, Yellow Citrus, Making Memories colored staples, Making Memories distresser, pop dots.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Everything Scrapp'n Two Year Anniversary Sale

We're going to celebrate this anniversary right with lots of goodies and a nice sale of course. Does 35% off of EVERYTHING sound good to you? This is a 1 day sale that starts right now and ends at midnight EST on the 26th of September. Just type in 2years in the coupon code and check out. You can be sure I'm heading over there right now! So please support a fellow scrapbooker and head over to the sale! Here are some more details:

  • Level 1 Present - $10.00 purchase - 1 Package of E Pearls/Crystals
  • Level 2 Present - $20.00 purchase - Level 1 + 1 package of E Flowers
  • Level 3 Present - $30.00 purchase - Level 1 & 2 + Zva cloth bag
  • Level 4 Present - $40.00 purchase - Level 1-3 + Little Yellow Bicycle Medium Tote (heavy duty material)
  • Level 5 Present - $50.00 purchase - Level 1-4 + $5.00 gift certificate

After Level 5 you will get an additional $5.00 gift certificate for every $10.00 you spend.

If Heather gets at least 26 orders during this time, everyone will get bumped up a level. Please tell all your friends to stop by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Antique Stores in Jamestown

While driving back home from Yosemite, Mom & I convinced my Dad to stop in Jamestown for some antique shopping. I decided recently that I wanted to collect some antique colored glass items for decor. We stopped in Judies on Main Street and had a blast searching through all of their stalls. I took this photo of my Mom right outside after. She was trying to power shop in 90* weather. That is HOT to me, but to the locals tell me it that it was cool.
We stopped in a slightly higher priced collective called Time Travelers, just a few doors down on Main Street. They had some really cool stuff and it was obvious why it was still there ($$$). I broke down and bought a beautiful lime green juicer and a PG&E insulator. See picture toward the end of the post.

My most favorite experience in Jamestown was in The Emporium building. Not only is it on the National Register of Historic Places, its packed with rare finds, has wonderful charm and great displays of antiques from all over. The sweet proprietor told us all about how the building has been in the family for many decades. I think she said since the 30's, if not earlier. I love that they have kept the building all this time and hope that many more visit this gem!
My mom found an antique bottle with an owl on it in The Emporium. What more could she ask for?
We spent over two hours shopping in this lovely town and I was so glad we made time to visit. I can't remember the last time we stopped, but what a great time we had! Here is a photo of Main Street.
And here are our finds. Not all shown in the photo were found in Jamestown. This just happens to be our collection right after we returned. Mom has been collecting for quite some time before our spree.
I must get on to other things, so I'll leave you with the very exciting news that I'm bursting to share. Dan & Zena rescued a 3 year old Chihuahua/Terrier mix named Luigi on Friday. Jenna called me on Thursday with the news that she heard of a cute little black dog that was on the kill list at a shelter due to the fact that he didn't like cats. We figured that is quite normal for a dog, so what the heck! Dan's new addition is fitting right in at home, enjoying all the love, new friends, and walks. Here's a quick photo I snapped before heading off to work on Sunday.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Prima in the House!

I'm so excited that Prima has arrived at the store. Grab some for yourself before its all gone! I adore these stamps:
And this beautiful lace trim:I love this doodle/watercolor-esque paper too:
I love it all and could literally list everything but those are my tops! Lots going on here lately. We have a very special visitor arriving tomorrow to spend a week here in the bay area. We'll be celebrating my uncle's 60th birthday on Saturday and I've been cleaning these past two days whenever I find a spare moment and some energy. I finished my audio book of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm on a bit of a Harry Potter kick so I started up the Goblet of Fire on audio book this week. Thanks Liz for the awesome Harry Potter birthday card! Hope you all have a great weekend. I'll have lots of photos and stories to share soon.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Everything Scrapp'n blog hop & contests

I can't even believe we are half way through September. It feels like August just begun. Except that it rained today. ;) We are having a few contests over at the Everything Scrapp'n blog. The first ends Wednesday, the 16th so hurry over to the blog to share your glimmer misting techniques in the comments section.

The second is to win the Pink Paislee paraphernalia such as a Pink Paislee apron, bag, or one of their Summer 09 releases from CHA. To enter, you must use at least 50% of Pink Paislee's product to make a banner/garland with at least 3 pennants. Link your submission to the blog comments section by tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th 12am EST.

I'm sure by this time, its clear that I am quite the Pink Paislee fan. I spent all day crafting with the Enchanting line from Pink Paislee and some Jenni Bowlin & Hambly thrown in for good measure.

Products used: Bazzil Kraft paper, Pink Paislee Enchanting Adorable pp, Pleasant pp, Sweet pp, Hambly mini circles overlay-silver, Chipboard alpha-Captivating, sticker book, brads, Jenni Bowlin die cut Calendar cards-brown, Jenni Bowlin pearl flowers-cream cheese, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary stickers-brown, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist-marshmallow, acrylic paint-off white, Staz On Ink-timber.

You can find most items from my creations at the online store Everything Scrapp'n. Be sure to stop by and check out all the new things arriving.
Products used: Pink Paislee Enchanting Pleasant pp, Sweet pp, Hambly Wings overlay-white, Jenni Bowlin Bingo card Lucky, Tim Holtz word keys, Jenni Bowlin pearl flowers-cream cheese, Jenni Bowlin reverse tiny alpha stickers-black, Hambly Photography rub ons-black, 7 gypsies circle stamp, Scenic Route Daily stamp, Staz On Ink-jet black

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Yesterday I celebrated my 25th birthday. I have loads of pictures to share from this past weekend of celebrating but that will have to be shared later this week. I have quite a few hundred photos to wade through. Here is one from dessert last night (photo by my mom).
Here is my list for this year.

25 Things Before 26

1. Travel
2. brush up on my Spanish
3. design something cool
4. learn to cook one meal
5. wear my glasses more
6. continue to do less
7. exercise
8. take a bookbinding class
9. save money
10. take more pictures
11. use my large format camera
12. finish sewing my portfolio
13. make glass beads
14. do more night photography
15. sew something pretty
16. enter in a photo contest
17. simplify
18. read
19. give up soda
20. go to the beach more often
21. get a website up with my portfolio
22. find a great gelataria on the peninsula
23. be more carefree
24. eat lots of fruit
25. buy a used car

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy September!

My 25th Birthday is fast approaching. It's only one week away and I can't believe how fast this year has gone for me. Lets take a look at my list.

24 things to do before 25
  • enter in photo contests
  • take more classes yep
  • re-learn Spanish on my way
  • learn lightroom yep
  • work on my animation yep!
  • cook a real meal hmm, I still have a week to do this...
  • bake of course!
  • have fun exercising gotta love that Wii fit!
  • be more adventurous back packing through Europe-definitely
  • learn more about flash check
  • and illustrator
  • shoot more film, less digital yep
  • organize my digital photos lightroom has definitely helped this matter
  • scrap faster sometimes I do!
  • learn to deal with the rain rode bike through the rain in Ireland & loved it!
  • read more, watch less movies yep yep yep
  • do less yep!
  • simplify yep
  • try new foods yep
  • enjoy a quiet weekend yep
  • go to the Academy of Sciences twice!
  • re-use as much as possible I need to keep doing this always
  • try temp work
  • enjoy working yep!

Well, I think I did better than last years list. I look forward to still trying to work on the things I haven't done in these next few days. I am very excited that school has started up again. I missed my darkroom and photography classmates more than usual. Our community college cut the darkroom lab class this past summer due to budget problems. The best part is that Kristi is back to class!

My family has great plans for this coming holiday weekend and I'm bursting to share. My parents, Dan, and I will be celebrating in Fort Bragg. We plan to spend time at the beach and probably will find an antique store or two. I am so excited to have my birthday weekend off and I'm still trying to decide if I should do something else since its 1/4 of a century for me. ;D

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