Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Art Meetup - April '09

I'm disappointed that I forgot my camera today so I don't have pics of everyone's creations. But, here's mine and oh...what a fun day we had decorating switch plates at Jackie's Art Meetup. I decided to make mine into a little wall collage since I covered up all the holes to make it work as a switch plate. Already excited about next month!

Birthday Celebration in Coronado

Spent the day in Coronado with my sister, niece and daughter. What a fun time. It was an absolutely beautiful day. Celebrated Taylor and Chelsea's birthdays. We had lunch outside at the Village Pizzeria. The view of the city of San Diego was spectacular. I was born in this city and I still get blown away by it's beauty. Went to the Hotel Del Coronado for a little shopping.

Cupcake Love

Went with Elena, Dawn, Sandy and Patty for cupcakes at Cupcake Love in Solana Beach. What a cute store! The cupcakes are total eye candy and taste scrumptious. I had a German Chocolate, which is my favorite cake and it was the best German Chocolate cupcake I have ever eaten. They also make cupcakes to order. It's the way they are decorated that is so darling.
Also, did a little shopping at Cedros. Does it get any better than having a fun day with the girls.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Opportunity for Charity and Fun

Black White and
Craft All Over 2009


Once again, my favorite charitable organization,
is sponsoring a very unique and fun event.

June 1-30th, 2009

For $35 Registration Fee, you will get a
"License to Scrap"
and visit six wonderful stores during
the month of June.
You will be treated like Royalty as your travels
take you along the 78 freeway from
East to West...Escondido to Oceanside.

At each store you will complete a 6x6, 2-page layout,
make and take using different techniques,
all in the black and white theme.
At the end of your journey, if you choose,
create a "work of art" using your 6 make and takes and
submit them for a contest to win
$50 gift cards from each store.

You have the whole month of June to complete
your make and takes.
Plus, you won't want to miss the surprises and discounts.

For more information and registration go to:
Doesn't this sound like a blast!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

March Was a Fun Filled Month

March was a fun month. My sis had a birthday party and I had the opportunity to spend some time with family. Loved getting to know new friend, Robin better.

I volunteered at the Royal Slumber Crop for Scrapbook Royalty. That was a great experience. In the past and present, I am the behind the scenes gal...doing computer work. Now I have a better idea of how things actually come together. It was a huge event and the volunteers worked very hard to make it a nice time for 140 scrapbookers. Together they raised over $26,000 for Cancer Coping Center and the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos.

Went to the Price is Right at CBS Studios with the girls. What an experience that was! Had tickets! Up at 4:00 a.m., arrived on the CBS lot at 8:30 a.m. for the 1:00 show. Too late! People had been waiting since 4:00 a.m. WHAT! ARE YOU KIDDING! We were told we had a good chance of making the 4:00 p.m. taping. Received our number, went to the French Quarter for a great breakfast, back by 11:30, waited until 2:30 only to be told that we were not getting in to see the show. They had overbooked by more than 100 people. We were very disappointed. Came straight home, went to flower fields, and dinner at Islands. Even with the disappointment and constant driving all day, it was a fun day just being with my girls.
Elena, founder of Scrapbook Royalty, sponsored a trip to the Scrap Retreat House for a weekend for some of the SBR volunteers. What a blast! I stayed up until 4:00 a.m. both Friday and Saturday nights. We scrapbooked around the clock. The Scrap Retreat House is located in French Valley, CA...East of Murrietta. It's a lovely home that has been designed to cater to weekend scrapbookers. It sleeps 12 and every room has a bathroom. Each guest gets their own bed and a six foot table for scrapping. There were 6 in our group, another group of 2 and a group of 4. We all scrapped together and it was completely comfortable and fun. Our group of 6 played the Pass the Page game late Saturday night. We took a photo of all 6 of us and Elena printed it 6 times. Then we each started a page that included the photo. Every 10 minutes we passed the page to the right and someone added something else to the page. We each ended up with a page for our scrapbooks that was completely unique and awesome! It was really fun! I could go on and on. You really must check out the Scrap Retreat House for your next getaway with the girls. I can't wait to go back.

This month also included several beading days with my beading friends. I made a jewelry set for the Silent Auction at Royal Slumber Crop and I made a couple of sets for the Rescue House Silent Auction that's coming up later this month.

Lauren and I went to South Sun one day and we both felt and acted like kids in a candy store. They had just gotten a huge shipment and the place was full. If you've never been there, it's a warehouse of beads. They had sales galore. It was so hard to choose. Both of us were broke, but we each ended up going home with big bags of beads and findings because the sales were so good.