Monday, October 25, 2010

Hooligans Halloween Treat Box

I've received requests for the cutting dimensions for this box that I demonstrated in my Ustream class last Thursday (you can watch a recording now). If you make this box or are inspired to make a different version, I'd LOVE to see it!!

Wrap Arounds: 5 x 12 and 5 x 10 Black CS
Top & Bottom: 5 x 5 Black CS

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 White Daisy CS
3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Pear Pacman B&T
3 1/4 x 3 1/4 Purple Polka Dot B&T

4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HaHa B&T (Sunset Side)
4 1/2 x 3 HaHa B&T (Black Side)
2 x 2 Purple Polka Dots (draw a spider web on this)

2 1/2 x 5 HaHa B&T
Use the left over border from the circle Stickease adhere Pacman B&T and cut out a circle.

4 1/2 x 4 Purple Fingerprint B&T
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 HaHa B&T
1/2 x 12 Pacman B&T

4 3/4 x 4 3/4 Pacman B&T
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 Banner B&T
2 Suede Brads (left over from workshop kit mini medleys)
Use Stickease and B&T for all the little eyes
5 x 5 Black CS
4 x 4 1/4 Polka Dot B&T
Inside of Box: about 5 x 5 Purple Polka B&T for each side
(your box will be slightly different sized on the inside to adjust the inside pieces accordingly)

Shopping List online at Hooligans Treat Box Shopping List
Order supplies online at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Live on Ustream Tonight 10/21 @ 6:30pm PST

I'm going to be live tonight on Ustream! Join me at 6:30pm pst. If you'd like to chat with me while I am live, be sure to sign up for a free Ustream account.

I have also included a shopping list for those who'd like to play along, go to the link below and RSVP for class and you'll see a link for downloading the shopping list :) I'll I'll record this show so you can refer back to it :)

scroll down to opcoming events to RSVP

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Registration Now Open: Spring Retreat 2011

We are pleased to announce that our 2011 Spring Retreat will be held at Leavenworth’s Beautiful Icicle Inn April 1st – 3rd. Things will kick off starting at 2pm Friday the 1st and end at 2pm on Sunday the 3rd.

Event Cost & Information:
3 days, hotel, 4 meals (4 people to room) $275 __________
3 days, hotel, 4 meals (3 people to room) $300 __________
3 days, hotel, 4 meals (2 people to room) $350  __________
3 days, hotel, 4 meals (1 person to room) $500  __________
*budget friendly auto pay plans are available, find out more...

Event Includes:
Cropping space, 2 Continental breakfasts, 2 lunches, goodie bag, prizes, use of our tools, games and contests.

Classes will be available for your to take at an additional cost.

A $50 deposit is required at time of registration
. Registration opens October 4, 2010. Balance to be made in full by Feb 10th, 2011. You may make monthly payments. We accept, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and checks. If  balance is not paid at this time your spot will open up to be filled.

Registration information (as well as past retreat details, crops, customer testimonials) at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our Close To My Heart Fall Crafting, Scrapbooking & Stamping Retreat

October 1-3, 2010 will be remembered as a weekend where I spent so much time laughing that my cheeks and abs hurt. What a success our first retreat turned out to be!

Friday afternoon we welcomed 11 marvelous women to a weekend full of crafting, food, laughter and friendship.

Upon arrival the ladies were greeted with a goodie bag on their bed that contained a memento album (with all supplies precut and ready for assembly), a sampling of all the new paper packets, templates from Magic and Wishes and a water bottle personalized with their name.

Dinner Friday evening was a taco bar, num! After dinner the ladies went back to crafting we got busy putting out a survival goodie bag on each bed and making a special desert, cake baked in paper cups with our logo and topped with whip cream to represent a mocha or hot chocolate. Dessert was delivered and received "oohs and ahs" and the ladies loved being "served as royalty." Crafting went late into the night (3 am for some) and was accompanied by the forming of new friendships and oodles of giggling.

Saturday morning the ladies rolled out of bed to breakfast being served and another goodie bag waiting at their table. Many of the ladies had a "rough" time adjusting to our spoiling, so we had to stand at the sink and "order" the ladies to put down the plate and back away from the sink, tee hee.

Throughout the day, the ladies enjoyed a variety of classes, more crafting, more food and more laughter and friendship. By the time dinner arrived, it was as though we had all been friends for years. Without a doubt Saturday night was probably the funniest night I have experienced in years. As the saying goes, "what happens at the retreat, stays at the retreat." You'll just have to join us next time to experience the fun we have first hand ;)

Sunday arrived far sooner that it should have (although going to bed at 3:30 am probably didn't help). We all enjoyed a quick breakfast and took advantage of our last few hours together to wrap up a few last projects. Each lady received one final goodie bag which contained a hand crafted notepad and pen personalized with their initial on the front.

The hours sped by and soon it was time to say goodbye. It was a bittersweet moment as we (tearfully) hugged everyone goodbye and then watched the last ladies leave. Alicia and I were blessed by each attendee and felt extremely happy to have achieved our goal of successfully completing our first (of many) retreats.

Feel like you missed out? You did, but that's okay, join us for our next event... April 1-3, 2011. Additional details coming soon...

Want to see what one attendee had to say after attending? Check out Stephanie Dawson's blog, she was a card making machine at the retreat and even captured these video of the weekend for us. Thanks Stephanie, a.k.a. Ste-funny!

Where have I been? Filling up on the most important things in life!

Where have I been? Right where I was supposed to be. The last couple of weeks have been filled with blessing and sorrow.

My dearest friend, Alicia, lost her mother at the age of just 55 after a 10 month battle with cancer. My heart aches for her and her family. Through her sorrow, I have caught a real glimpse at how quickly life can pass us by. As my way of honoring her mother's life, I have felt an intense need to spend as much time with my family as I can. So I have been reading, snuggling and playing with Blake during the day.  Spending one on one time with Conner when he arrives home from school. Watching movies and simply spending time with my hubby.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coming Soon!

Our first weekend retreat was a huge success and I'll be sharing a post highlighting the events of the weekend very soon. Plus, we'll also be opening registration on our upcoming Spring Retreat as well.

As for right now, I am immersed in putting back all the supplies I took along with us (pretty much my entire scraproom - yikes). 

So check back soon or become a follower to be notified of upcoming posts!
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