Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crocheting for a Cause

Ever since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, I have been trying to think of a way that I could help. My husband has traveled to Japan for work several times, and he has many friends there. The pictures and videos that have been aired on TV are heartbreaking. I cannot even imagine what people there are going through. My heart aches for them.

Many of you know that I make and sell crocheted hats in my Etsy shop. Starting today, and for the next month, for every hat purchased, $20 will be donated to the Red Cross Japan relief fund.
I hope you will help me in spreading the word about this. Please post it on Facebook, on your blogs, Twitter, tell everyone you know!

My Etsy shop
My Facebook fan page

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Guest Designer at Making Memories!

I am the guest designer at the Making Memories blog today! Here is the page I created using the Making Memories Paper Reverie Sienne line. I also have a tutorial there on making the pleated ribbon shown on this page. Click here to see it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Back Porch Memories March Kit Reveal

I had the pleasure of working with the Medley kit at Back Porch Memories this month which included products from Little Yellow Bicycle Twig, My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose, and Pebbles Inc. Happy Go Lucky. I had so much fun with this kit! FYI the Solo kit features Echo Park For the Record. Here is what I created this month.

You and Me" layout was based on a PageMaps sketch which will be shown in the upcoming newsletter. "Just Be" was created for the "Layouts in 15 Minutes or Less" newsletter article.

I had a BLAST last Friday at CKC Louisville! I got to meet fellow Back Porch Memories Design Team member and DT coordinator, Alissa! She is absolutely the sweetest thing! We took classes all day together and did a bunch of shopping at the vendor faire. I came home with some new BasicGrey paper collections, some Studio Calico wood veneer shapes, and some fun ribbons and trims. I am kicking myself now for not buying some really cool fabric at the Adorn It booth! It was my first CKC, and I can't wait to go again! Thank you, Alissa, for spending the day with me and for showing me the ropes at CKC! I hope we can get together again very soon!