Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Well I am off to Vegas tomorrow am. Our flight leaves at 8:05am. We are heading up to High Rollers Weekend for the annual Scooter rally.
We have lots of stuff planned and looking forward to seeing our friends who we only see if we are lucky ONCE a year.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrapbook Expo 2012 aka Scrapbook Heaven!

This past Saturday was the Big Scrapbook Expo that I look so forward to every year however I have missed the last one because it happen to be the weekend that I was at the annual Vegas scooter rally. I am so happy that the rally was moved the following week so I could attend this years expo.

 This year the expo was at the Anaheim Convention center (next door to Disneyland). It was convenient for me since I am a Disneyland passport holder I just parked at the Toy Story Lot across the street and walked over to the expo. I went by myself as I usually do the past few times I went. I like going solo cause I can cover more ground and take my time looking at things and doing some of the Make and Takes.
 Inside when you first go in are all the Crop tables and upstairs were all the classes WHICH I was going to sign up for but since I am going to be traveling the next couple weeks I just had to much to do over the weekend.
 I got there fairly early in the morning ( Wanted my free Door Gift) It was PACKED.
 My first stop was the Eyelet and Brad booth. I love the brads! They had a few big Bins out full of brads and eyelets for 1.00 a piece. I only go to the expo for the BIG DEALS and to watch demo's on new products...which I think on my next Xmas list is to get a Cricket!
 I love the display cards on what you can do with the brads. There were these little candy brads ..
 and I love the little time pieces! Great for an heritage album!
 I headed towards the Back because I find that is where all the big discounts are..This booth just about EVERYTHING was under 3.00. All stickers (including Jolees) 1.00, ALL 12x12 paper including pattern paper, glitter paper, metallic paper, velvet paper 25cents EACH, Pop Dots 1.00, rubber stamps 2.00..I got a lot of stuff at this booth!
 I just LOVE this laser cut of the pirate stuff!
 I went to a few other booths where I found Pattern paper for 10 cents a piece so I grab a bunch of that and then I notice this ribbon section..I am a sucker for Ribbon! I love to use it for boarders. They had SO many beautiful ribbon for 1.00 a spool!!
 Here are a couple I picked out...I love the pink and Blue pom poms for baby shower. Lots of pinks for Ava's Album!
 Another booth were everything was just about under 5.00.
 and more Ribbon!! I would have bought SO MUCH more but I had to budget myself. PLUS I lost 20.00 bucks inside...grrr...I had fresh new crisp 20's and I think when I went to pay to get in the 20 I gave the cashier had the other 20 stuck to I had to remove 20.00 bucks to my scrapbook budget...oh well you win some you lose some.
 Anyway here is everything I got...Lots more paper then photographed
 My glitter paper packs I got for a buck each
 I love this paper old fashioned with the red glittery bird cages and newspaper print
 I love this for a 4th of July page..and it goes perfect for my little stickers of uncle SAM hats and fireworks
 Look how cute this trick o treat paper is!!
 I love these glittery pages..I may use these for a wedding album
 a close up of the glitter
 I got this glittery French page too...Don't know what I am going to use it for...Guess I have to go to Paris now....
 How could I resist Paper with Scooters on it...I bought a STACK of these!
 I love the flower paper for Matting and the Alphabet page for something to use with some School Days pages for the kids
 I love the crows...I got this for Matting
 I love this as well...don't know what it is but I have totally been into birds lately!
 This is one of my FAVES! All the black parts are velvet! I already know too what I am using it for...Haunted Mansion for my Disneyland Scrapbook!
 Just some more random paper..The Pink flowers are all pink Velvet  and the pink stripes
 The navy stripes are all velvet as well
 I love this glittery kitty paper!!
 I got some Brads as well... Mushrooms, and snails and dragon flies ( fun for garden stuff), Snakes cause Ava loves them, Tea cup eyelets for Tea Party photos, Pineapples and cocktails for Tiki O, Pirate Ships for Pirate park, and these super cute teddy Bears that you can use on photo corners that look like they are looking over your shoulder
 I love these Laser cut vines with pop up flowers and butterflies and lady bugs!!
 I got these birds for either Spring or It's a Small World
 I have SO many aquarium photos and stuff with FISH so stocking up
  Maybe I can save this for some Knott's Photos or Disneyland Scrapbook of Big Thunder Ranch
 I could not resist these baby animals ..
 Ava love animal crackers and Milk
 They had soo many awesome Sesame street stickers...wish I would have bought ALL the characters
 I needed these for my fishing portion of our Camping trip last summer
 My spools I bought.
 Had to get the bling letters
 Love the wiener dog ribbon and the appliance ones for some baking pages
Then I bought some ribbon by the yard ( 50.cents a yard). I got some white pom poms for winter, Leopard print for Vegas, White lace for wedding, Glitter green for Spring and the black stuff for Halloween cause it looks like Spider webs.

I got some great links to for major discounted Scrapbook supplies as well from some of the vendors I met there.
Once I got home I started to get Gabe to pull down my scrapbook boxes up in the rafters of the garage. I got to get organized because I am going to start getting back into the routine of having scrap nights with the gals at my house on Fridays. I guess I better start getting my photos developed.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fantastic Plastic!!

A couple weekends ago I decided to have a Tupperware Party...Mainly cause with all the cooking and buying my own spices, grains and pasta in bulk now I really need some NEW storage containers..and for me ONLY Tupperware storage containers I will use. I don't want that cheap crap that after awhile leaves my food tasting like plastic..and it STILL does not stay Air tight like Tupperware.
I figure I might as well have a party if I want to order lots of Tupperware and get it for a deal.
Anyway at my party a couple gals decided to book parties as well. My brothers girlfriend Jess wanted to host one at my house and last night was her party.

I ended up signing up to be a Tupperware consultant again! I got about 530 dollars worth of Tupperware for 119.00!!

Now I am not selling Tupperware because I need the extra cash...I am buying it to get product!
If I could get my cupboards to look like this

                                                              and my fridge to look like this
             I would be a HAPPY CAMPER!!

 I cannot WAIT to start doing parties. I just hope some of my friends will be willing to throw one. I mean the parties only need 3 people at the MIN and there is So many FUN themes such as BBQ, Margaritas and Salsa, Mommy and me , Wine and Cheese, Candy Making, Chips and Dips, Death By Chocolate..the possibilities are endless!
 Tupperware parties have come a long way since the 50's! Besides just having wonderful food storage they have all kinds of fun kitchen gadgets. For example I ordered some Onion,tomato and cheese keepers. They are containers to store that Half cut up tomato or Onion rather than it be left in the fridge in wrap or like my husband does ..just sitting on the fridge shelf uncovered ..blehh
 My first party is going to be a Mommy and Me party. What we do is we demo the Soup Mug and with the soup mug in just minutes in the microwave you can make Mini Cakes. So we are going to have a table set up for all the kiddies and make a bunch of mini cakes and let them decorate it with Tupperware items of course While tha mamas can make some Dips and use some of the product themselves.
 I decided too that for all my parties I am going to dress up and wear my hostess Apron and be fancy...anything to make the party classic and interesting
 In the next week or so I should be getting my website up and running and I hope I can sell..
                                                                 I hope I can be successful at this too..It would be nice to make some extra income on top of getting FREE TUPPERWARE

Anyways if your ever interested Give me a Call!!