I hope all of you enjoyed your weekend and are starting to see the signs of Spring in the air! We had a beautiful weekend and spent most of it down in Seal Beach at my moms. Friday night I taught at Paper Tales and had a BLAST with the ladies! They all seemed to love the project and had FUN so that's always GREAT! So HI ladies!! Most of them have never been to my blog before so if you're stopping by today, WELCOME!! One of the ladies has taken a class from me before at Scrapbook Oasis and came all the way down to San Diego to take another one! She's going to be at INSPIRED as well and offered to help me, so THANK YOU for that!!
Saturday we decided to go down to my mom and dads and spend some time with them. The girls always LOVE going there and since I was planning on going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday, it was nice to not have to drive all the way from San Diego to Pasadena!!
Speaking of the Rose Bowl... if you are ever in So. Cal on the 2nd Sunday of every month, you HAVE to check this out! Rose Bowl Flea Market is a TON of fun and you just never know what you'll find here! One word of advise... Bring your OWN food and have a picnic on the grass. Victoria and I got hungry and went to the food booths and ordered 2 garlic french fries and 2 lemonades and it was $24.00!! YES, can you believe it? I about died when he told me and then had to hold myself back from telling him to pound sand and instead told him to give us just one lemonade and that only brought it down to $19.00! ugh... So bring your own food!
But getting past the food issues, the place is SO MUCH FUN! You really get to see all kinds of things you've never seen before or remember seeing as a kid (yes, I'm "VINTAGE" now I guess ;)- and tring to find special things for the Kit Club is the MOST fun!!
So, do you want to see my stash??
Some new and old trims that are just LOVELY!!
Some VINTAGE measuring tapes! Oh my, this was a STEAL! (maybe quite literally ;)- I asked how much these were and the guy said he was just maning the booth while the lady went to the bathroom. He asked someone else and they said $1.00 each! Oh man, was I terrible to buy these as fast as I could??!! lol...
Some vintage trims. they aren't quite as bright as this photo shows... Can you guess what line this will be PERFECT with? Leave a comment and the first one that guesses will get a little extra something in their box next month!!
Some vintage buttons in black, white/pearl, copper and silver.
My FAV find of the day!! I've been looking (and so has my mom) for vintage rhinestone broaches and earrings FOREVER! They are usually way too expensive and I need a LOT for a kit or class. So lots of places had them at the Rose Bowl but wanted $5-7 dollars EACH! Then I came across a booth that had cardboard boxes FULL of these and other vintage jewerly and I told Victoria we were going to be a while... He gave a pretty good deal and I bought 27 of them! I should have bought more but I just wasn't sure my budget would allow... So this will either be for a future kit or future class kit. I'm leaning towards a class kit b/c then I can make something with them and show you a complete project!! LOVE THEM...
This is an old belt buckle that I picked up. It has all the rhinestones still in, which is amazing and I thought it would look great as a frame!
So, most of you remember Deb from my Design Team. She is CRAZY about Alice in Wonderland and has been trying to get me to do a Alice themed kit for a VERY long time! I know this past month would have been a PERFECT time to do that because of the release of the new Alice movie (which I saw in Arizona). But I just haven't had time to do a kit like that and would want to do it justice if I did. Well, I came across this Golden Book yesterday and it may be the start of something to come... In the meantime, go over and say Hi to Debbie Famularo!! If you click on the link above, you will see what she's been up to lately! Love you Deb!!
This is what I go to Flea Markets for... Unexpected TREASURES!! O.k. maybe some of you may have seen these before? I have never... and the guy that had these said they used to come in candy boxes or cigerette boxes. I'm telling you, these are SO LOVELY, I can't WAIT to do something with them! I bought a ton and they have inspired me to do a whole kit around them! There were all different types of pictures on them but I went for most of the really old ones that show queens and kings and such... LOVE THEM!!
Now onto my Online Class info...
TODAY, is the VERY 1st Online Class!! it will go LIVE around Noon PST and I can't WAIT to get some feedback on the class after you finish it! PLEASE let me know what you think of it! I'd LOVE any emails from you to let me know what you thought, if you liked it, did I clearly show how to make it, was it easy to understand, did you like it in video format? All of that and any other helpful ideas!!
And NOW, you can also sign up for the April Online Class TODAY! That will be LIVE at the same time and you can register here at noon PST TODAY!!
If you want to purchase the CLASS KIT, that is already LIVE on THIS BLOG. Just look to the left <--- and you'll see "April Online Class Kit" and you can order that now!
Here's a SNEAK on Aprils Online Class:
It's a Spring Flower Pot full of Memories! I will show you how to make this adorable "Home Decor" project that you can give as a gift or display anywhere in your home! I can only show a PEAK of the class but I can say it's going to be a REALLY fun and colorful class that will teach you some more flower techniques and also some decoupage techniques!! So REGISTER TODAY and grab your class kit soon as they will sell out fast!
I'm working on a couple projects for Archivers this week and will see if I can share them when I'm done. Clear Scraps has asked me to do a few class kits for them so they could have them in Archivers! I'm excited to do this and hopefully you'll see them in your Archivers soon!
I'm going to try to switch over to my Apple computer this week. I have been going and going all year so far and haven't had a chance to do that, so this week I may be gone for a few days while I do this. I'll still have this computer on and will be able to get emails, but will be transfering over as much as I can to the new computer, including emails, later this week.
Have a GREAT Monday everyone!