Saturday, January 22, 2011

Card Classes

I think I am finally back in the swing of things around here now. That means back to the card classes!!

I am going to try something different. I will be offering two different classes.

Option 1
Build Your Stash Workshop Kit-you get to take home the 6 cards, 3 different designs, and all of your leftovers. After you are done with your class Close to My Heart offers 2 more card designs or a scrapbook page that you can create using your leftovers from the kit. You can look at those here.

Wings Workshop Kit (includes):

Wings Level 2 Paper Packet ($12.95)

My Acrylix® Wings Workshop ($13.95)

Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection ($4.95)

Spray Pen (1) ($1.30)

Workshop Guide ($1.00)

Retail Value: $34.15

You Pay: $29.95 + tax and shipping

All you need for the workshop is the basic kit above. Here are additional things that you can order as well to help build your stash.

Optional Tools

Z2257 Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Re-inker $4.25

Z2157 Vineyard Berry Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25

Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25

Z1039 Create-a-Shade® Pearl Paint $2.95

Y1000 1" × 1" My Acrylix® Block $3.95

Y1005 1" × 6 1/2" My Acrylix® Block $6.50

Y1006 3" × 3" My Acrylix® Block $8.50

Option 2

Original Card Class

You make 4 different cards, and learn a new technique. In this workshop you will learn how to use a spray pen to make awesome backgrounds.

This class is $8.00 and I provide all the materials.  You take home the 4 cards.

I am looking at the first weekend in February. Please let me know if you are interested!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cheeseburgers and other morons....

Those of you who don't want to listen to another rant about Governor Cheeseburger, I suggest you stop reading now................................................

Dear Governor Cheeseburger and the morons at SPO,

Your justification for the 400 15% pay raises sucks ass. MOST peon state employees (you know, the little people who actually do the work) have been "filling in" for several positions for years now because you put out a hiring freeze. Where is our 15 % raise? Heck, maybe you could just not furlough us. That would at least be a start.

Ms. Perez at SPO, you are an idiot. I think you should be more worried about the little people at the end of the line walking out. Let's just think about that. All the teachers, probation and parole, corrections officer and other vital staff, CYFD, and HSD, walk out because we are sick of you all screwing us. Then what? Well it is happening. Slowly, but it is happening. Just take a look at all the officers you have lost at Western recently.

My only hope is that I am around when all that Karma comes back around and shits on you.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello Again!!

Wow, I have not posted in a while. To tell you the truth, I just didn't feel like being fake happy because I wasn't really happy. I have been going through a lot lately and I know this is a crafty blog but before I get back to my regularly scheduled programming, I need to get some things off my chest.

I had to take some time to get rid of a terrible person in my life and that totally drained me.

This person has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. If you have never heard of it, here is the definition from the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers page:

Narcissism Definition

The Narcissism Definition, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is as follows.

There are nine possible traits, and a person with genuine Narcissistic Personality Disorder will experience at least five of these to attain (if that's the right word) a complete Narcissism Definition.

A person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

has a grandiose sense of self-importance,

is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love,

believes that he or she is "special" and unique,

requires excessive admiration,

has a sense of entitlement,

is inter personally exploitative,

lacks empathy,

is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her,

shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.

I found an awesome support group, and an even more awesome therapist. I realized that the only way I would heal from the abuse I have encountered was to cut off contact with this person. It was my birthday present to myself and it has been the most wonderful liberating thing I have ever done.

I know it is a hard thing for some people to grasp as this person was very close to me. I have a question for those people though...Would you tell a woman who is being physically abused in a relationship to just go back to her abuser so that she doesn't make waves? I know I wouldn't, so I can't understand why people want me to go back to heavy duty mental/emotional abuse. Especially from someone who is supposed to love me unconditionally.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Scrapin' in Sun Valley....Here I come!!!

I leave tomorrow morning (at 4:30 a.m. !!!! to get to the airport) and I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight. I am all packed, just need to throw my toiletries in and I am ready in the morning. I have over 32 pages planned and if I complete all of them I will have Colin's album done to the point of NOW! I am extremely excited about that! So I will post pictures when I get back. This will be the most luggage I have ever taken on a plane trip. When I was in Rainbow I was taught to take only what I want to carry so I know how to pack light...let me rephrase...I know how to get a lot of junk in ONE suitcase! Now I have 1 carry on suitcase and one check on and I upgraded my purse to "tote"size...good thing huge purses are in right now! Hope you all have a great weekend, I know I will!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's been a while....

I have been so busy!! I decided to go back to the summer....and take THREE classes! I really don't know what I was thinking! I didn't even get to do a card making class this month! I hope to do two next month. Next Thursday I will be heading to Sun Valley Idaho to scrap with an awesome woman named Destinae! I met her through AC Bailey and I am so excited to go scrap with her!

I haven't had much time to scrap but I did my recipe card box and a set of cards. I need to order a stamp set which is why they look unfinished.These will be the cards for the next card class.

Friday, June 11, 2010

1. What do you think makes a good friend, or friendship?
My brain must really be fried I cannot think of anything to say here......Need sleep..and a massage.... 

2. What is the last thing you bought & later regretted?
Hmmm..can't really think of maybe I shouldn't have answered these questions today.

3. Have you ever had a prank played on you?
I'm sure I have....don't really remember. Ok seriously, sorry if you are reading this, I think my brain has turned to mush with school and work right now.

4. What is your favorite theme park?
I love all theme parks!

5. Have you ever seen someone else give birth?
Nope, and they wouldn't even give me a mirror to watch my own because my husband at the time was a wuss.
Now go check out Mama M over at Five Crooked Halos!

Friday, May 28, 2010

5 Question Friday!!

Questions for Friday, May 28th: (Special thanks to Lorilynne, Erin, Sandy, Kyrsten, and Renee for their question suggestions!

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet?
Yes I want to try hang gliding. They have an area near Albuquerque but I have not looked into it yet. Of course I am so accident prone when I do stuff like that, I would probably break something.

2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash without your significant other knowing about it, what would you spend it on?
DUH! You have to ask? SCRAPBOOK stuff!!

3. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment as a child?
At Mt. Taylor Elementary there was this big wooden playground with a bridge that swung back and forth and tire swings. I loved it!!

4. Do you prefer a sweet or hearty breakfast?
I would rather have eggs, bacon, tortillas, potatoes, yummy. Ok I am hungry now...

5. Are you a Neat Freak or a Messy Bessy?
At work I am a neat freak. At home not so much as long as it's clean. I would rather relax when I get home not make sure everything is perfect!