Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cats & Dogs

It's been SO long since I've done a scrapbook page. The lack of space in my apartment really dampers my creativity! Yes I want to create...badly. But when you have to pull everything out of a closet, then put it all back again it's not too inspiring. I like to see what I have to spark that creativity, not look at a teetering stack of boxes and drawers inside of a closet! Anyway, the urge to create out won the dread of the mess last night and I finally made a page.

I did this layout to remember the not so sweet moments of my kids at this age. They fight as much as they play! I used Crate Paper's restoration line, and My Minds Eye's Stella Rose collection. They are both so pretty and mix together beautifully.

I like using a sketch to get me started, and my favorite sketches of all come from Becky Fleck at pagemaps. I know Backporch memories always has a guest designer contest every month, and they always use pagemaps sketches, so I'm there!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Sassy Mei Traveling Boutique Show

The show was oh-so much work to get ready for! This was my first craft show and I've certainly learned a lot from it! Getting all of the product ready wasn't near as hard as figuring out how to display everything, label it, make it look professional. But overall, I think I did ok. I don't really know how much I've sold because at this show there's a central register so I didn't actually have to ring people up. I was really lucky to have my adorable niece Tayler there to help me. And boy was she a help! She helped calm my nerves on the way there, helped me set up in lightning quick time, and to top it all off she was a savvy little salesperson!

On the way to the show.....The gps took us to the middle of a private neighborhood and in the middle of the street it says "you have arrived at your destination" uh I don't think so! So we finally found our way there with just an hour to setup.

Like I said, with Tayler's help it wasn't a problem. We got setup with time to spare!

I was really happy with how it looked.

Best. Niece. EVER! Everyone kept asking if she was my daughter.
Working the show!

Here's some of the other displays....

When it was time to pack up we were hit with a HUGE rain shower, it was C.R.A.Z.Y driving home. I hydroplaned so many times I lost track! Gotta love that Washington weather!
Overall I think it was a success. But I think it will be a while before I do another one! Thanks to everyone who came, Sassy Mei, and of course my niece Tayler!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

getting ready....

I'm working away in my "hairbow sweatshop" as my husband likes to call it. I've got to get ready for the Sassy Mei Traveling Boutique! The show will be February 12th 10am-5pm in Gig Harbor, WA