August 12, 2015

Welcome to Richard Garay!

Yes! I went back to work after 17 years! Yikes! Say hello to thee Journey Blooms Media Manager! Whoohoo! So happy & love it! 



photo credit: American Crafts blog

Okay, so it's only been since August 3rd. =) I will be solely working on the Richard Garay side of it. His other company, Fun Stampers Journey, has their own crew of people too. I cannot wait to share all the upcoming exciting news! I will share when I can though! Just a little FYI: this guy is FULL of great ideas! So much inspiration too!


So if you see this new logo...


Be sure to follow, click & read! Follow Richard Garay on Social Media! (just click on links!)

Facebook:  Richard Garay (community)
Instagram: @teamrichardgaray
Twitter: @teamrgaray
Pinterest: teamrichardg
Periscope: @garayrichard

**A few of his channels are brand new! Just follow now & you won't be disappointed! LOTS of new, cute, MUST have products are right around the corner!

Happy day to you! 
xo

August 1, 2015

Pocket Letters - Heidi Swapp themed


Finally!! I have uploaded my first video to YouTube! And I sound like a total dork at the beginning! Sorry! Please watch for details because I cannot share with photos! I had redone all my settings on my Nikon & boom! A no go. Down the drain. The photos cannot open in PSE period. Fail! So I hope the video does them justice! Let me know your thoughts please?! And again, I know I sound funny at the start. I will perfect this, I promise! =) If you'd like to watch on YouTube, click HERE




Please share if you'd like!
Happy day to you! And btw, August already?? Yikes! 
xo


July 11, 2015

Mini Cooper Love

Say hello to our newest addition!  
Our 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman w/the John Works package! I'm in love.


Yes, that's a storage box on top! We were to leave for California that weekend. Another soccer tournament! We ended up not going, but our daughter did!


This Mini has got some speed behind it! Wow! Never knew until I stepped on the gas! Someone (the hubby, cough-cough) loves driving this too! We need to get him one of his own! lol

Happy day to you!
xo

June 23, 2015

Happy National Pink Day!

Did you know there was such a day? Love it either way! My girls helped me gather goodies for this photo too! We had fun!



Hope your day is filled with pink stuff! 
xo

June 13, 2015

Pocket Letter Two

Yes, please! This pretty was mailed off to Western Australia! I'm excited! I just hope it doesn't take too long to get to her! Summer is flying by here in the desert! Trips to the pool, girls sleeping in, soccer practice (yes, in this heat!), girls going on trips with friends, endless dr appts, movies... how about you? Are you able to fit in some crafty time? That & reading more books!


Supplies:

Cosmo Cricket: Summer Love paper
American Crafts Thickers: Maple Puffy Letter
Target: foil scallop label
Oh Deer Me: sequin bow
Dear Lizzy: leaf & feather 
Freckled Fawn: Dew Drops arrows & geotag clips
Prima: ATC card
Heidi Swapp: enjoy Silhouette cut
Silhouette: pineapple die cut
May Arts Ribbon
sequins
vellum heart


Goodies:

Mini circle banner w/same paper as above
May Arts Ribbon: ribbon w/clips
Amy Tangerine: embroidery kit bow
Prima: Notes ATC card
Punched heart clipped to my letter
Studio Calico & Recollections: wood veneer
Finding Nana: flair
Cosmo Cricket paper: die cuts
Silhouette: mini envelopes
Snap Simple Stories: stickers
Recollections: enamel dots
Studio112: gems
Heidi Swapp: mini journaling spots

 

Supplies:

washi, tag & doily
Studio Calico stamp
Pick Your Plum: bakers twine

Do you have any go-to goodies that you include with each pocket letter? 
Happy weekend!
xo

June 10, 2015

My First Pocket Letter

I am hooked! Wait! Have you heard or seen one of these pretty little pockets of planner & stationery goodies? Okay, Janette Lane came up with this concept & many have jumped on board! You can visit her Pocket Letter site HERE & sign up! Easy peasy! You can have a swap partner today! Or if you'd like to swap w/me, leave a comment, email or DM on Instagram... anywhere! And we can get the details to swap! So many ideas too! You can do a theme, color, ANYthing goes!

Here's my very first one I made with a bunch of different products:



Supplies:

American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper
Target: kraft letter stickers
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes: bow
Avery Elle: oh happy day stamp
Amy Tangerine: good stuff stamp
Freckled Fawn: hello wood veneer
LYB: canvas butterfly
Thickers: Niki Riki
Spellbinders: doily



Isn't it all about the presentation though?! *wink*

Now for the goodies!


I made a few clips with ribbons. 
Tazo tea.
Speech bubble sticky notes w/sparkles & fabric yo-yo.
My letter.
Silhouette die cuts.
Wood veneer.
Target page flags.
Amy Tangerine stickers.
Yo-yo & washi tape.

I hope she likes! It was going to MN!
Happy day to you!
xo

June 5, 2015

Donuts & 18 Years

Happy National Donut Day! 


Yes, daddy brought home donuts! I was afraid every place would be sold out! He managed to find some though! Thank you to the donut Gods! *wink *wink



Happy 18th Anniversary to us!

My hubby & I have been married for 18 years! This includes happy & not-so-happy times (more of the first though!), sickness & health (he has proven to me over & over that he is here to stay after ALL my hospital visits and stays! Yikes!) So many years of too many drs and he still listens to all the details. =) Rich or poor. This man of mine truly works hard & deserves the best vacay! Seriously! One day, we will be blessed with the one of our dreams! Also, can we add a honeymoon to that please?? Yes, we still need to go on that lovely week away solo. Call it rekindle the romance after kids, busy life, etc. I would LOVE to have a ceremony to renew our vows! Oh so many ideas! Back to my husband, Carlos. I love you with all that I am. My heart belongs to only you forever & always. You & our girls are my everything. This thing we call life is a real good thing too. xoxo


(I forgot to mention, this photo is a fave from 12 years ago! )

Hope your day is filled with love & yummy donuts!
xo