Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year..or see ya, 08!

I thought today would be appropriate to thank 2008 for being a year of happenings. Here are just a few shots of the many things I will remember this year for, with a special thank you to everyone that helped make it all happen. Many good wishes and happy thoughts for the coming year..2009 will be just fine!

Starting the year off with a little SF action..lobby at Hotel Tomo following the Frog Brigade show at the Fillmore.

This was the year I joined the Petaluma Craft Mafia and started to put my work together for selling to the public..yipes! ;)

A shot of my table at the PCM's inaugural craft show, Craftaluma!

My girl Mandy and her fam headed back to the east coast in February..tears. I miss the Heck out of them!!

Mandy and Lexi's pedicure...awww...

We also lost Zoe this reason our two new kitties are indoor cats. We miss this little cantankerous cat everyday!

a candid of my first in person meeting with Ed from Stencil 1..this was at CHA Summer in Chicago..

same cha..meeting Jen Perkins..she's a doll!!

came back from CHA to do a kidsfest at Flax, in San Francisco, look at those cute little stamping dimples!

My run in the city continued with a room at the Hotel Des Arts for New Art 08..need a cheap place to stay in the city? This hotel is soooo arty!

Mom and I at the Obamathon...Yes we did!

A happy spokecard customer at the Sacramento Craft Mafia's Craftoberfest!

My love and I enjoying some Gabby La La at the Holiday Craftacular!

a friendly reminder..let's fight the H8 in 2009!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Stencil 1 Contest

Happy Holidays and Holy Cow! You must check out the Stencil 1 Blog..leave a comment on the newest post, about how you would put Stencil 101 to use, and you may just win an autographed copy!! Contest ends January 21st..How Would you use this book??

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Craftacular Pictures 08

Here are a few pictures from the Holiday Craftacular 08! Thank you Jen! I've posted more on

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays

Jen and I had the opportunity yesterday to spend the day in SF with Ed..we had a great time! Love all of the second hand clothing shops..I'm a hat freak. They never fit me right, but I always have to do runway when I see the rack! Ed got his cam out and got this pic of us in our favs from Wasteland.

and..if you're wondering where I've been. Oy. So the craftacular was awesome! We had a great time, sold some stuff and listened to some great music. Had an email on sunday that my full time job, and salary, are getting cut to part time. Panic. So the econ "crisis" hits home and I'm evaluating. Do I keep hustling and arting to make my living? Should I get a real job to pay my bills and just art in my spare time? Right at this moment I feel like I have a choice..

I'm open to suggestions..too. ;)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Craftacular Success

So, the Holiday Craftacular was a huge success..lots of people, crafts and fun! plus a little bit of caffiene and sugar. Perfect day! I have many stories, pictures and crafts to share..and as soon as I get some of the fantastic pictures back from Jen..they will be here for you to peruse! For now, a little feline reminder from Lucky!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Today is The Petaluma Mafia Holiday Craftacular

Well, today is the day. I didn't think I would have time to post, but my dear husband woke me up an hour earlier than I, here I am. Everything is packed and ready to go! Today is going to be a whirlwind..but the fun kind, I hope! :) I'll have pics, and let you know how everything goes! Wish me luck....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Craftacular..Tomorrow!

i spiLLed coffee in the Keyboard
typing not possibLe
see you saturday

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two days to go...the heat is on!

no time today for the a's the poster again!! See you saturday..;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Three.e.e.e.e days to go-Spotlight Etsy

Buy Handmade

Today's spotlight is on Etsy. For those of you not familiar with this most awesome site..well, it's just about one of the greatest places online. This site features artwork from crafters all over the world..ranging from those promoting their full time business's to those who just like to make stuff and try to sell it. A lot of the vendors at the Petaluma Holiday Craftacular, peddle their wares on etsy. Be sure to check them out even after the show!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Holiday Craftacular in only FOUR days

You'd think I'd be freaking out a little bit..just a bit. But I'm feeling pretty good. I was going through my 'stock' yesterday with the sis..and man, do I have a lot to bring! Paintings, t-shirts, jewelry, greeting cards, magnets, spokecards...oy. Plus all the stencils, paints and sprays. I think we'll have a good day. These are a couple of the new jewlery pieces I've been working on. Love combing metals, chains and german minis!!

I'm also going to be spraying shirts on demand. If you bring me a pre washed t shirt of sweathshirt, tote bag..I'll spray it with your choice of Stencil 1 stencil-for only 5 bucks. Don't have a shirt you want to embellish? I'll have some blanks to spray as well! :)

remember....December 13th 11-5, Holiday Craftacular!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cinco days till Craftacular

I had planned on the 5th day left before the show, showcasing some of the new stuff I've been working on. Well, I saw this video this morning. It's Hilarious. Especially for crafters, knitters..the fibre fans. So, enjoy the clip..I'll be back tomorrow with fabulous pictures..:)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

1 day less than a week to go!

Although he was a bit disappointed that the Holiday Craftacular is not the Holiday Catacular, as originally believed, Mac is still giving his full endorsement for the event. Please join us December 13th, from 11-5, for a day full of holiday hi-jinx, crafty mischief and feline fun! ;)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

One week and counting...til the Holiday Crafactular!

So, one week from today and the Petaluma Craft Mafia Holiday Craftacular will be here! Hooray!! There is so much going on..we have over fifty vendors, and counting! Three bands, treats and's sure to be a blast!
Today, I want to give a shout out to one of my favorite sponsors..Stencil 1. As I type, Ed is stenciling away at his book release party in Brooklyn. If you live close enough to go..then I'm jealous..but Go! You can pick up a copy of Stencil 101, make your own cool stencil art and meet the man himself, stencil guru..Ed Roth! Can't beat that.

Now, if you're more local to my can pick up some of his stencils and goodies at the Craftacular. I'll have some of his line for sale, plus we have a bunch of Stencil 1 raffle prizes! Well, I better get back to my craftin'..

Friday, December 5, 2008

Can' Wait..only 8, days to go

Today's spotlight is on a local Petaluma restaurant, Velasco's. They make the best Mexican food in town! Love 'em! Quite generously, Velasco's has donated a gift certificate for our raffle..dinner for two! ;) With the price of admission, you'll get one free ticket..and you can buy as many as you like for only a dollar a piece! We have other raffle prizes from Chronicle Books, Stencil 1, Rusty Pickle, Petaluma Art & many more from the show vendors themselves..and even moi!! See you there!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Nine Days till Craftacular

Nine days to go, and a quiet hush can be heard over the hills of Petaluma, as preperations start to hit their final stages. I have just a few more days before I hit, 'Well, ready or I come"..:) Today's spotlight is on another vendor from the show, located in beautiful Sonoma County, Pink Persimmon.

I snarfed these pictures from their website, which is to die for cute! This is a clear stamp company that features imagery including gnomes, elves, mushrooms, deer and Owls! For the Craftacular they are going to be doing some kind of make and take won't want to miss it, I know I don't! ;)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Top Ten Days till Craftacular-ness!

Goodie goodie the first 50 attendees at the impending Craftacular! These little goodies from Martin Meyers are just one of the many things included in the free handouts! I just love these german minis..they are just great for cards, jewelry, name it. These are just a few of the projects that I've put together in the past using the flatback minis. To die for.
Only 10 days to Craftacular Madness!! See you then! ;)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

11 days to Craftacular-Spotlight Gabby

With just eleven days to go, that's just one week and four days..:) I'm spotlighting one of our musical acts, Gabby LaLa. My husband and I first saw her perform at a New Year's show with the Les Claypool Fancy Band. It was at the Fillmore in San Francisco, if I remember correctly..anyhow, I do remember her..she came out on to the stage in a tiger mask and tap danced her opening rythym..she started singing her song about the Butter and Eggs day parade, a Petaluma Hometown annual, and I was hooked. So kooky and fun, entertainment at it's purest. Well, she not only is performing at the Craftacular, but she will also have a booth of her craft goodies! This is one part of the show I absolutely cannot wait for!! :)

this is a little doodle I did after the last time my husband and I went to see her perform..

Monday, December 1, 2008

12 days of Craftacular

Oh boy oh boy..there are only 12 days left until the Petaluma Mafia Made Holiday Craftacular! Picture the after shave reaction from Home Alone..that's me! I thought I would highlight a different aspect of the show, on each of the last 12 days today, from the archives, one of the many sponsors for our raffle. That's right, raffle. We've rounded up a bunch of raffle prizes, local goodies, crafting supplies, homemade crafties..the gamut of what the PCM has to offer.

For today, we have two sets of mini Scor-Bords to give away. These are from our wonderful sponsor Scor-it. This tool is great for any cardmaker, scrapbooker..or just anyone who likes to fold things on a perfectly scored line..;) Here are some pictures from my archives of the Tag Bag Project, using the Scor it;

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks Giving

many thanks and universal my health, my husband, my family and friends, my kittens and my craft..and to everyone reading..Thank you and Happy Holiday!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Countdown to Craftacular

Well the countdown has most certainly already begun..can I believe the Holiday Craftacular is less than a month away? Noo!! but...Yesss! I've already finished my tags for the first 50 Giveaway. I used the Deer Stencil from Stencil 1....

You've got your copy of the Stencil 1 book already, right? If you're waiting for Santa, I hear he has already placed a copy in our hourly raffle for the Craftacular...

I added little bit of red glass glitter for his nose..tied in the red from the ribbon, and Voila! Holiday to from tag! Remember the Petaluma Craft Mafia Holiday Craftacular is December 13, 2008 from the Petaluma Vets Hall, right next to the Bowling Alley!! I'll be posting some more pics of the products and things I'll be the Stencil 1 stencils, I'll be spraying custom t shirts, artwork..oh so much!! Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fight the Hate

with country wide protest..because discrimination is wrong..and changing our constitution to bias against anyone, well that's wrong too.