Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Excited to start my bazaar season!
You can find me and or my crafts at:
Red Sled Bazaar, Nov.4th- Dates: Friday Nov. 4thth-Dec. 24th
Time: Mon-Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun 11-5
(Closed On Thanksgiving Day)
21300 SW ADAMS AVE, SHERWOOD, OR 97140-8993

Next to Target in Sherwood, across from Red Robin, off
Tualatin-Sherwood Rd.

Tualatin Valley Academy Holiday BazaarNov.13th, 10-3pm
Liberty High School Holiday BazaarNov.19th, 9-4pm
Every Husbands Nightmare BazaarNov.15th-20th, 10-8pm weekdays, Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 10-3pm
Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec,Garden Home Recreation Center Holiday BazaarDec. 3rd, 9-4pm
Beaverton Church of the Nazarene Holiday Bazaar, Dec.10, 9-4pm, in the Family Life Center at 12555SW 22nd Ave, Beaverton

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Well, for vendors like me, it is, time to register!

My 2011 schedule: 
You can find me and or my crafts at:
Tualatin Valley Academy Holiday Bazaar Nov.13th, 10-3pm
Liberty High School Holiday Bazaar Nov.19th, 9-4pm
Every Husbands Nightmare Bazaar Nov.15th-20th, 10-8pm weekdays, Sat. 10-5pm, Sun. 10-3pm
Tualatin Hills Parks and Rec, Garden Home Recreation Center Holiday Bazaar Dec. 3rd, 9-4pm

Still looking into a few more Bazaars.
(Let me know if you know of a school or organization having a bazaar.)
Here are a few of the things I sell:
Holiday cards, stocking stuffers, teachers gifts,

Hair accessories: head bands, barrettes, pins...for all ages.

Post-it, note holders, great teacher's gifts
Fun glass magnets, and new this year, bottle cap magnets!
Crochet dish cloth sets, and handmade scarves!

Something for everyone on your Holiday gift list!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


My obsession with ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) continues...
Here are the cards I have made for swaps so far, for this month of Sept.
Crowned Cats

Anime Characters

"Chi" from "Chi's Sweet Home"

All things Shiny


Happy Hedgehogs

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Back to LIFE...

Back to REALITY!

Had a restful and fun weekend with my friends, at a CM Scrapbooking Retreat (hosted by Debby Lazarone and her team).

Didn't get much scrapbook work done, but I did eat great food, got pampered, relaxed, and had some girl time with my BFFs! What more can a Mom ask for?

Well, maybe a little shopping on the way home. A quick stop at the Troutdale Outlet mall did the trick.

Highlight of the trip, I won a prize at the CM retreat (2 sets of CM pens) and I did take some awesome flowers and up-close funky fungi photos, on my walk at the resort.
Here are a few of them:

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ok, trying again...

This time I will try harder to post more often.

Today, I am getting inspiration from my new ATC friend, and fellow Oregonian, Diane Johnson, who makes ATCs and blogs her art daily at http://www.nwatcart.blogspot.com/

I have been making some real progress at creating my own ATCs. In the last few days, I have made 3 sets of them. To get my creative juices flowing, I started off with an easy, safe, stamped, 3D image, of a hot air balloon and some clouds. I think it's an American Crafts stamp set. I used blue ink spray for the background sy, and colored the rest with my copic markers. I also added sparkle with a glitter pen. (you can't really see the glitter on the clouds and balloon in this pic) And for the dimension, I popped up the balloon with foam tape.

The second one I did is for an Eiffel Tower ATC swap:

Here are some without the tower:

They are all a little different, but part of a "set". Technically, they are not a "set" because "sets" are supposed to be exactly the same, but I have taken the artists prerogative and call them a set. LOL!

I have also FINALLY taken pics of the canvases I finished weeks ago. I do have plans on creating more... but per doctor's orders, I have to stay away from the art supplies until the mysterious rash that plagues me, goes COMPLETELY away. ~sigh~

Thinking the Mod Podge is the culprit!

Anyhoo, here are some pics of my creations.

Simply Absolutely Fabulous

She is ok with it...

Pin up girl

Hope you enjoyed my pics, got some inspiration from me...
and I hope that I will post again soon!

Hugs, Mel

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sewww cute!

Some inspiration for this weekend!
I need to spend more time with my DD Sienna, so I was searching for a craft we could work on together.
I came across this blog:
"Sew, Mama, Sew!
A simple sewing activity, that is cute and totally in style right now.
And I just bought some Super Cute fat quarters from Craft Warehouse, so we are all set!
Will post when we are done!
Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, January 21, 2011

All New Products!

January/February 2011 Trend Essentials - Now in Stock!

All new and super sweet just in time for Valentines day and beyond! Introducing new products from our all time favorite vendors; Fancy Pants, SassaFras Lass, Bo Bunny, BasicGrey and My Minds Eye! Exciting new products with the season of the love in mind! Trend Essentials are limited quantity products so get yours while they are in stock!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hostess Incentive!

January/February 2011

Loves! Kisses! and Hearts! It's the season of love! This "Lovebirds" paper pack from SEI is the perfect match for your valentines scrapbooking, home decor and card making paper crafts.
Each paper kit includes 2 sheets of each glitter cardstock, 2 sheets of each shimmer paper, 2 sheets of each foil cardstock, 1 sheet of each die-cut cardstock and 1 sheet of glitter die-cuts!
Receive this pack FREE with every hostess party order of $150 or more. This sweet incentive will automatically be included with your qualifying hostess order...so happy partying!

*Hostess incentive includes a SEI Love Birds Paper Pack: 18 sheets of glitter, shimmer, and foil cardstock with 3 die-cut sheets. Party orders must be $150 in net retail sales (excluding tax and shipping), party order must be submitted between January 1, 2011 - February 28, 2011 to qualify for free gift. Supplies are limited, offer good only while supplies last.

Welcome Spring!