Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Ranger Warehouse Sale.....

Hi Crafty friends,

 Just wanted to update you on the dates for the Ranger Warehouse Sale this is really early, Saturday 9/15/12 from 9am-2pm. Cash or checks accepted, no credit cards.

 Let me address the inquiries about the art Retreat. Last year I hosted an art retreat that incorporated attending the sale in the festivities. Due to the date change , the art retreat will not be held at this time. I am now in the process of choosing dates for a small gathering to take place in October or November...stay tuned.

 As far as the sale goes, in years past it has been priced per pound. Last year it was $6/pound. You can find irregular products there, and older retired colors of things in glitters, stickles, ink pads, and all of the Ranger products. I have never had one problem with anything I have ever bought there, I have had to add a little water to the paint dabbers, but that is all.

 Last year following the sale, I organized a lunch for attendees primarily from YouTube  at the Applebees restaurant across the street from the warehouse. I plan on repeating this , and welcome you to join us for lunch for a meet and greet at around 12:00pm, give or take. Lunch is pay your own check, and I would love to meet all of you.

 Following the lunch, I have made it my tradition to head over to Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ. It is a fabulous scrapbook store about 20 minutes drive away. I make it there about once a year following the sale, and it is not to be missed

. So mark your calendar, and plan to be there.....

 Here are some links to the formal announcement on Ranger's blog:

 and here is a link to Scrappers Cove:

 I really hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Queen's Ink Tim Holtz classes and girlfriends..

Hello there! I am just wrapping up almost a full week off from work, and was so grateful to have an actual vacation! I was even more fortunate to attend a few classes at the Queen's Ink with Tim Holtz. It was a truly wonderful time, good friends, fab store, great classes... more fun than you could imagine.
Here is a picture Tim was nice enough to pose for with me! and....
Here is the whole gang! Thanks again to all the ladies and Tim and Mario, I really had a great time! Hugs,

Saturday, August 4, 2012


So my Summer resolution to keep up my blog and do more art is not going so well. I feel as though I owe some of you an explanation, so here it is.... I really have no excuse, other than I am overwhelmed.

 It is season here at the Jersey Shore, and my work keeps me very busy from Memorial Day to Labor Day. So busy in fact, I just can't think once I get home. It has been the hottest Summer on record, that I recall, and the weather is absolutely nuts. Horrible storms with terrible damage, and cranky customers who take things to such levels, I am stunned.

 Many of you know, Keith is out of work, and a bit down about it. I think the stress of that is just getting to me, factor in 2 aging parents with health problems, the shoppe at Teaberry, not enough sleep, or inspiration, and you get the picture.

 Something had to give, unfortunately my life dictated it was my art this time. All of the above, does not leave me much inspiration either. But I am trying to hang on to the one thing that makes me happy, which is making little things from time to time.

 I also appreciate and miss all of you, but found it best to take a break, and try and find the silver lining. Although it has been a bit allusive lately, I am trying to find my way back, one card at a time.

 I hope you all are having a happy creative summer, and I hope to join you once again very soon. Thanks for reading, and your friendship and support.