Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Boutique

Please join us for a……

Holiday Boutique

One day only…Sunday, November 16, 2008

From 1pm to 6pm
Located at : 752 Plymouth Ave Glendora, CA 91740

There will be over 25 different vendors with their tables
jam-packed full of crafts and gifts.

Eastbound or Westbound 210 freeway: Exit Sunflower Ave, proceed south and turn right on Plymouth (second street) after Gladstone St.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Mary Kay (part trois)

This was my Thank You gift for my sister. I found this adorable 8 x 10 pink frame at Big Lots (for those who don't know Big Lots, it's a store that sells seconds and overstock).

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And then I made these 5 x 7 frames for her to sell for me.

I thought that they would be perfect for a Mary Kay consultant to place on her display table (next to her business cards) when having a party.

Mary Kay (more notebooks)

Here are some more notebooks and pens.

These ones were 3 1/2 x 4.

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And these ones were 5 x 7.

Mary Kay

A little while ago I made these notebooks and pens.
They are for my sister Mary Kay (yup....that's really her name) to sell for me to all of her Mary Kay friends.

These were 6x6 notebooks that I picked up a Michael's. I covered them in cardstock and Designer Series Paper.

Pink, White & Black...that's Mary Kay colors. It was actually sorta difficult to stick with 'only' those colors. There are a couple of other colors thrown in at times.

There are some Stampin' UP! items used....mostly, I used what I found in my stash.

Sorry about the blurry images...I had to hurry & get them photographed so I could pack them up to be transported from California (where I live) to Michigan (where my sister lives). My parents were taking a road trip out to MI and that saved me mega-bucks in shipping costs.

I've got more to share in the next posts also.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Card classes at my library ~ class two

Here's the other class ~ three more cards that patrons of my library stamped for free:

Child's Birthday

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recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless noted). stamps: wild about you. cardstock: confetti white, glorious green, basic black. ink: handsome hunter, basic black. accessories: scallop circle punch.

Mother's Day

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recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless noted). stamps: one of a kind, all holidays, frames with a flourish. cardstock: soft sky, certainly celery, chocolate chip, very vanilla. accessories: wide vanilla grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, 1/8" punch, silver brad, stampin' dimensional.

Father's Day

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recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted). stamps: all holidays, classic stars jumbo wheel. cardstock: true thyme, confetti cream, real red. ink: bashful blue, real red. accessories: small star punch, large star punch, wide red grosgrain ribbon.


Saturday, April 5, 2008

Here it is.... interview:


Anissa V. Rivera: Thank you cards go a long way

Article Launched: 03/25/2008 11:04:34 AM PDT

My son may only be 6, but he knows his way around a thank you card. Even before he was born, he was sending off thank you's to family and friends, once for that cute dinosaur outfit and another for a set of classic children's books.

Until last year, I did all the work, but now that Joseph's in kindergarten, he's doing more than just printing his name at the bottom of the card. He enjoys drawing trains and Star Wars figures and self-portraits on his cards and we get stories back about how his artistic efforts find an honored place on fridge doors and office cubicles.

So while the e-mail thank you may be easy, nothing beats a handwritten missive. I don't think one of my father's last notes to me would mean as much if he had not written it in his wide, round doctor's scrawl.

Longtime Glendoran Kathy Janicki knows what I'm talking about.

Janicki has been honing her crafting skills for more than 10 years, even before she began demonstrating for the Stampin Up company. She will lead a free greeting card workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the library, 140 S. Glendora Ave.

Supplies will be provided but space is limited to 30 participants.

Janicki is an expert at making greeting cards, scrapbooking, craft projects and home décor, so much so that family and friends consider her cards a gift.

"It's fun, it's a stress reliever," she said. "It's my fun job."

Participants don't have to be uber-crafty to get in on the fun. Everyone will walk away with three handmade cards, one for Mother's Day, another for Father's Day, and one birthday card for a child.

"Making your own greeting cards is special because it comes from the heart, it's not something that was just rolled off a press," Janicki said. "It's something you've taken the time to do, and it's really a piece of yourself."

Janicki said her work is all about being a creative coach.

"For me, helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is the best feeling in the entire world," she said. "After all, creating cards, scrapbook pages, and gift items are about more than just stamps and ink, it's about sharing a part of yourself with the people you love."

And if you can't make this workshop, take heart. The library folks are cooking up more craft sessions with Janicki and other creative types, the better to inspire us not-so-handy ones.

For more information about the free workshop, call (626) 852-4891.

For more information about Janicki, visit

If you want to read the article online, click here.

Thanks for reading.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I was interviewed last night!
By the Glendora Press (my city's paper)!
I am SOOO jazzed!
My very first interview!
he he

.....needless to say, I was pleasantly shocked to get a message asking me to call for an interview.

Apparently it came about because I have been doing scrapbook and card classes at my library here: Glendora Public Library. And, I have my scrapbooks, cards & gifts, etc displayed in the library display cases right now.

She said that the story will run in the Glendora Press on March 27th. And, my card making class is on Saturday, March 29th. So, if you want to come, please make sure you call the Glendora Library at 626-852-4891 and sign up. The class is FREE! However, the class is only limited to 30 people!

My library is wonderful!! Our community is so blessed to have such a fantastic library. And the people who work and volunteer there are so warm and caring.

I LOVE my library!

Not only does the library have a very large selection of books, books on cd, music cd's & dvd's, they also will 'borrow' books from other libraries (ILL ~ Inter-Library Loan). I that service! I use it quite a bit! And ~ there is a bookstore run by the Friends of the Library Foundation. It's upstairs & sells books, music, movies & more.

They also have children & adult reading programs, guest speakers, crafts for kids...lots and lots of things to do!

Have I said yet that I LOVE my library!?

...I just wanted to share my good news.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Card classes at my library ~ class one

My local library has a foundation that allows patrons to come and do crafts for free.
Have I said yet that I LOVE my library!?

Last fall I demonstrated two classes on scrapbooking and this spring it was cardmaking.

Here's the first three cards we did:

Adult Birthday

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Recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted). stamps: so many scallops (sale-a-bration set), think happy thoughts. Cardstock: pretty in pink, chocolate chip, confetti white, dsp berry bliss. ink: pretty in pink, chocolate chip. accessories: scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, narrow pink grosgrain ribbon.

Thank You

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recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless noted) stamps: priceless, wonderful words. cardstock: confetti white, real red. ink: real red, basic black. accessories: narrow red & narrow black grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals.

Thinking of You

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recipe: (all supplies Stampin' UP! unless noted) stamps: one of a kind, sincere salutations, lots of dots jumbo wheel. cardstock: bashful blue, gable green, whisper white. ink: regal rose, bashful blue. accessories: scissors, wide rose grosgrain ribbon, colored staples (pink-probably from Target), 1/2" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Cards I stamped at Leslie's

My friend Leslie had a stamp-a-stack and I came over the next day to 'play'. She let me do her cards and here they are;

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Stamps: Baroque Motif
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon
All supplies Stampin' UP! unless otherise noted.

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Stamps: In The Wild,
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Camero Coral
Accessories: Black narrow grosgrain ribbon, Tab punch
All supplies are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.

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Stamps: Dotted background
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery Patterned DSP
Ink; Versamark
Accessories: Large Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, 2 way glue, glitter, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon
All supplies are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.

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Stamps: Boho Background Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal marker, Chocolate Chip marker Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1/8" hand punch, Vanilla Satin ribbon. All supplies are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cute Purse*

Isn't this an adorable bag?
My upline made it for me.....way too cute!

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Leslie brought this as a make and take to one of our meetings.
Love the scallops stamp set!

It's a little blurry, but, this an extremely cute mini milk carton.
It fits two Starbursts in it.



Friday, February 22, 2008

Cute little composition book

I've always wanted to make one of these cute little critters.
And, it was sooo easy!
The hardest part was cutting out the flowers!
I know it's a bit plain looking.....decided to keep it that way.

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All supplies Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: All through the year
Cardstock: Confetti White, Always Artichoke, Cutie Pie DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Accessories: the bling in the middle of the flowers are sticky-backed rhinestones that were loose. so, I don't know where they came from.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stampin' UP! Regionals in Anaheim, CA

Stampin' UP! offers Regionals (sorta like a mini convention) throughout the year in several cities. Since it was in Anaheim, CA (which is only half an hour from my house), several of us attended.

It was great! I really enjoyed it and wish it was local more often.

These are the cards I made for swapping with the other demonstrators there.

The first card uses only one stamp; the word kind from the Baroque Motif set. Everything else was cardstock (Rose Red, Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal & Confetti White), DSP (Cutie Pie), narrow white grosgrain ribbon & punches (large & small oval, 1 1/4" circle, designer tag).

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The second card also has the Cutie Pie DSP, Rose Red, Apricot Appeal & Confetti White cardstock, Round scallop punch, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches, White Craft ink & the sentiment is from SU's Holiday's & Wishes stamp set.

The technique is so, so simple. It just takes a bit of patience. I took a strip of 12" DSP & trimmed off about 1/3" (or so). Then I put mono-adhesive all the way down the back of it & started at the bottom of the card. I slowly folded it back & forth to create 'flaps' all the way up the card. (FYI: the closer the 'flaps', the more DSP you will use. So, be careful not to make too many otherwise you won't have enough to go all the way up to the top of the card.)

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Last Friday I had my very first Stamp-A-Stack.

What is Stamp-A-Stack you ask?

You come to my house and make 12 completed cards to take home with you. You will make three cards of four different designs.

I featured the stamp set Ginormous Flowers on all of the cards. I had bought the set many months ago & hadn't even cracked the rubber. I figured that now was as good a time as any to use it.

Here are the cards that we made:

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Valentine's Day tags

These are the cutest tags! I have a friend who orders from me for holidays. I made tags similar to these for Christmas for her & she loved them so much she asked me to make some for Valentine's Day. Two days before Valentine's Day!

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Sorry, I just couldn't get a clear pix.

So, I whipped these up (thank goodness she only wanted 30 of them!) Her name is Keilani (Hawaiian). So, of course, she always wants something Hawaiian on anything I make for her.

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All Stampin' UP! unless otherwise noted.
Words printed on computer.
Stamps: All Through The Year
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red, Confetti White
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain ribbon, corner punch, slot punch, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

More classes at my Library

I'm so jazzed!

Last October & November I taught two scrapbooking classes at (my) Glendora Library.
They also asked me to teach two card classes.
The first is in two weeks and the other one will be three weeks later.

What is so fantastic about my Library is that the classes are FREE to anyone who signs up.
The Friends of the Library Foundation is funding them and they are so wonderful and generous.

If you haven't noticed, I my library and all the people who work there!
They are all fabulous!

As I am an avid reader, I am there allot and I'm always requesting Inter-Library Loans (ILL) of books that Glendora doesn't carry.

I just wish I had more time to devote to reading!