Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013


Wishing you all the Hope, Wonder and Joy 
that the Season can bring! 
~ The Hiraldo family

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sneaky Sunday

It was very productive in the craft room a few weeks ago so I thought it would be a great idea to share a sneak peek with you on Sundays for the month of December.  I'd love for it to be a permanent weekly thing but I can't promise that I will have something to show after the new year when my schedule gets crazy.

Sneak peek week 1:  'tis the Season Make-n-Take (two 2 page layouts, 4 pages total)


I will be teaching this as a class at Cool Crops Hyannis, Scrap-A-Way Mystic and Scrap-A-Way Warwick. 
Limited Supplies...email me to reserve your kit.
Class times TBD.  Cost $15.00.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Product Spotlight: October Afternoon's Treasure Map Collection

I am in LOVE with this new collection by October Afternoon.  I don't have little ones at home anymore...gonna have to plan a trip or something pirate-y just to be able to use these collections.  Who remembers me talking about having to go to Arizona and the Wild West so I can use their Sasparilla collection?  A true addict I am ;)


You can see more of this fun collection HERE and HERE!  Collection kit pre-orders?


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time2Scrap Gift Certificates

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break.  Did you shop the great deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday?  I sure did.  Just like any of you, I can’t pass up a good deal either and got the bulk of my shopping done.  I do have some people that are hard to shop for but I want to get them something they would love.  This is when I resort to gift certificates especially for my crafty have it all friends.   So, are you shopping for a scrappy friend?  How about a gift for yourself?  Let me help you with a special Time2Scrap Gift Certificate deal.

Time2Scrap Gift Certificate
·         Purchase a $25 Gift Certificate for a friend (or yourself, I won’t tell) and get a $5 bonus Gift Certificate. 
·         Gift Certificates will be delivered electronically and in a .pdf document so you can just print it out.
·         For an additional $2.50 – I will print and mail the Gift Certificate for you complete with a handmade Christmas card plus a handwritten message (your wording).
·         Order from is attached – fill it out, email it back to me and I will call you for payment info. 
·         Deadline to order is Dec 13.  Gift Certificate will be mailed out by Monday Dec 15.
·         Questions?  Please don’t hesitate to email me at sluvs2skrap@yahoo.com

And don’t forget Just Scrappin’ weekends in Westboro make great gifts too!  Registration is open and a $75 deposit holds your seat.  If you have the weekend on your Christmas wish list…let us know and we’ll email the gift giver a pretty Gift Certificate so it can be gift wrapped for you.
Time2Scrap Gift Certificate

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Kits

I have been busy designing layouts, taking photos, typing up directions and kitting.  I now have FIVE new kits this month.  They are Thankful (three 2-pagers), Beach Bums (two 2-pagers), Family Fun (two 2-pagers), Spring has Sprung (one 2-pager) and Best of Friends (three 2-pagers).  Come by my booth and check them out (sneak peeks on my facebook page as well – coming soon).  Limited quantities and once I sell out, I won’t be making more.  
 
Here's a sneak peek of Thankful...
and ...Best of Friends

 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Get a Jump on Your X'mas Shopping

50 days to Christmas…have you started shopping yet?  I haven’t, in fact, I haven’t even thought about it!!!  These Vino 2 Go Wine Sippy cups would make great gifts, don’t you think?  They’re great to use at a crop, by the pool, at a party…no need to worry about spills.  If you would like to order some, let me know by Wednesday 11/6 by noon.  I can deliver it to you at a crop or meet up (within 30minutes from Worcester, MA).   Wine sippies are $17.00 each ($15.99 + MA tax).

Here are your color choices...
orange, yellow, violet, sky blue, burgundy, olive, clear, pink, blue, white, green, black
 

Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill paper at a reduced price.  This quarter, I am offering a foodie's delight selection of colors...

1. Coconut Swirl - white (smoothie)
2. Cream Puff - neutral (criss cross)
3. Lemonade - yellow (canvas)
4. Butterscotch - orange (orange peel)
5. Brandywine - purplish pink (canvas)
6. Luscious - red (bling)
7. Capers - green (canvas)
8. Huckleberry pie - blue (smoothie)
9. Plum pudding - purple (dotted swiss)
10. Almond Cream - brown (smoothie)
11. Sea Salt - teal (grass cloth)
12. Espresso - dark brown (orange peel)

  • Cost is $27.00
  • You will receive 60 sheets of Bazzill cardstock in 12 different colors. 5 sheets of each color.
  • Price includes tax.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Bazzill will be in for Scrap-A-Way Cromwell and Lexie's Scrapbooking Retreat
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost.
  • Order Deadline is noon Wednesday, 11/6/13.  Email me (sluvs2skrap@yahoo.com) to purchase. 
  • Payments - cash or check only.
  • Does not apply towards prizes or rafffles at crops if you take delivery and pay me at an event.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spotlight: Wink of Stella Brush Pen

Love love love the Wink of Stella pens and brushes...a big THANK YOU to the girls that introduced me to it (you know who you are).  Here is a great youtube video showing you how to get started with the brushes plus a small sampling of what it can do.  Want to learn more?  I will be offering a FREE Make-n-Take using these pens and brushes in the coming months.

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's CROP season!!!

5 crops in a row with a week off for Veteran's Day weekend.  2 down, 3 more to go.  I'll do a little recap of it here...and it's no wonder I barely make it over here to my blog these days.

The first of five was a Scrap-A-Way Retreats in Plymouth, MA.  The hotel was beautifully situated near the waterfront and there were even great restaurants and shops right across the parking lot.  The crop itself was great and I'm bummed I missed out on the Halloween festivities Friday night...life definitely gets in the way of my way of scrapping. 

Next up, Cool Crops in Portland ME.  It's always a great time at this crop and especially when it's in Portland.  I wonder if it has something to do with the bar 3 doors down and it being Halloween AND Karaoke night on saturdays.   Dressing up is always fun...check out the ladies celebrating Halloween Cool Crops style!

3 more to go...
Ready Set Crop in Nashua, NH
Scrap-A-Way in Cromwell, CT
and last but not least Lexie's Scrapbooking Retreat in Portland, ME.

If you would like more information about these crops, feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment and I'll get you connected to the organizers.


Monday, October 7, 2013

RED all about it!

Ever been to a Cool Crops event?  If you haven't then you've never experienced a colored evening...Saturday night's color was red and the girls totally ROCKED IT!!!  
Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fall Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill paper at a reduced price.  This quarter, I am offering two options.


Option 1: Darks - $26
1. Salt - white (dotted swiss)
2. Cinder - gray (canvas)
3. Beeswax - yellow (canvas)
4. Yam - orange (canvas)
5. Flamingo- pink (canvas)
6. Crimson - red (canvas)
7. Patch - green (canvas)
8. Admiral - blue (canvas)
9. Velvet - purple (canvas)
10. Java - brown (canvas)
11. Rain - teal (grass cloth)
12. Pepper - black (dotted swiss)


Option 2: Lights - $24
1. Bazzill White - white (canvas)
2. Mystique - gray (canvas)
3. Chiffon - yellow (canvas)
4. Citrus - orange (orange peel)
5. Pinkini - pink (canvas)
6. Cherry Cheesecake - red (burlap)
7. Spring Breeze - green (canvas)
8. Sea Water - blue (canvas)
9. Lavender Twilight - purple (grass cloth)
10. Quicksand - brown (canvas)
11. Turqoise Mist - teal (orange peel)
12. Blackbird - black (canvas)
  • You will receive 60 sheets of Bazzill cardstock in 12 different colors. 5 sheets of each color.
  • Price includes tax.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Bazzill will be in for Just Scrappin’, Greendale Crop, Cool Crops Hyannis and Scrap-a-Way Plymouth
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost.
  • Order Deadline is noon Friday, 08/30/13.  Email me (sluvs2skrap@yahoo.com) to purchase. 
  • Payments - cash or check.



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

June Just Scrappin' was a BLAST!!!

Looks like when things get busy around here, the first thing to go is this blog.  Especially when it's not crop season.  Jean and I hosted our first summer crop and it went off without a hitch.  So awesome when that happens...makes it worth the planning, packing and negotiating.  We didn't get the turn out we hoped for but those that did turn out were a great group of ladies.


The best part of the weekend was getting to spend an entire weekend with a WONDERFUL group of ladies.  THANK YOU...we could not have done this without you!!!  Second best had to be the food especially the outdoor BBQ bash...great food and dinner outside.  When was the last time you got to sit outside for a meal at a crop?
The crop ran so smoothly, I got 12 one pagers and 3 two pagers done for my personal books!  It's a record for me.  If you were at the crop, how many pages did you get done?  Leave me a note in the comments.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Just Arrived!!!

The coolest must-have scrapbooking accessory...the Vino2Go cup or as it was dubbed at my last event, the Wine Sippy!!!  No more worries about spilling reds or whites on you and your table mates' scrap stuff. Now you can have your wine and scrapbook too ;)
And if you're cricut or silhouette savvy, you can even personalize your wine Sippy. Mine was personalized by Amelia and Me Crafts at a Scrap-A-Way Retreat. thanks Jen!!!  Message me if you'd like to pre-order one to have delivered at a crop.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Serenity Layout Kit


Procrastination was the word of the day for yesterday.  I had a mile-long to-do list and usually, I am very good at keeping to my list and crossing things off.  Yesterday, these papers were calling my name and when inspiration struck, I couldn't say no.  I had the right photos and the layouts just kept rolling out.  This kit using Bo Bunny's Serenity line will have ONE 2-page layout and TWO 1-page layouts.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I am...

listening to Song of the Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn from The Hobbit over and over.

loving an app called typtic...edit photos and add text, so cool!
Photo by Jori taken at the New England Aquarium

working on getting layout kits together while itching to create new ones from Bo Bunny lines, Serenity and Family.

finished knitting Darin his very own slouch beanie hat. 
enjoying green smoothies again now that the weather is getting a little warmer.

prepping products, meals, kits for 3 back to back events.

stopping to appreciate the crocus' that have sprung up all around the yard.

fascinated by Mother Nature...one day it's warm and snowing the next.  And this morning, while it flurried in full sun, I could only watch in wonder as glitter fell from the sky.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Scrappy News!



Good Morning!

Another month, another newsletter…the weeks sure go by fast when scrapbooking season is in full swing.  April is another month where I have back to back to back events.  Today, I am gearing up for that by prepping kits, planning freezer meals, sorting through orders, and making lists...all this as soon as I get this newsletter out of my inbox. 

First off, I’d like to tell you about a weekend crop that Jean of The Crop Shop and I put together twice a year.  Our first one is coming up fast, June 21 – 23.  We still have seats available and would love to have you join us.  The crop is $295 for double occupancy at the Doubletree in Westborough, MA.  The crop fee includes your hotel room, meals (sat breakfast, sat dinner, sun brunch), goodie bag, raffles, free class and your own 6ft table.  Won’t you join us?  See attached for registration info.
We also offer all day crops in the Charlton, MA area.  Upcoming dates are April 20 and May 11.  Cost is $40 and you get 4ft of table space, lunch, dinner, free Make-n-Take and other goodies.  Registration info is attached.

I’ve been busy adding new layout kits to the store…if you haven’t seen them yet, stop by and check them out.  I design all of the layouts and kit them with the help of my boys.  We have recently added baseball, happy little moments, you are loved, snow day, and shooting hoops 2-page layouts.  New to the inventory are TWO 2-page layouts…Glamour Girl, Fun Day, Ordinary Day, Away We Go and Hockey.  It has been fun putting them together and sharing them with you.  Sneak peeks are always available on my Time2Scrap Facebook page.

With so much to do, I’m going to keep this short and sweet.  I will end this with a list of my upcoming events. 
Apr 5 to 7 - Cool Crops in Seekonk, MA.
Apr 12 to 14 - Scrap-A-Way Retreats in Seekonk, MA.
Apr 20 - Just Scrappin' All Day Crop in Charlton, MA.
May 3 to 5 - Scrap-A-Way Retreats in Warwick, RI.
May 11 - Just Scrappin' All Day Crop in Charlton, MA.
June 21 to 23 - Just Scrappin' Weekend in Westboro, MA.

I hope to see you at one of these events.  Have a wonderful day!!!
Siewleng


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

April Layout Class

Love this Teresa Collins Far&Away travel line. The red, white and black colors go with everything and any vacation be it beach or Europe. I had a lot of fun designing the class.

Far & Away Layout Class
Cost: $8.00
We will pop, ink and layer our way to a TWO page layout featuring your best vacation photos.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This week...

Prepping for: Just Scrappin' All Day Crop in Charlton

Listening to: Latin workout radio on Pandora

Reading: Nothing currently :(

Working on: New layout kits and a Travel themed make-n-take

Wanting to: start a Project Life album but afraid of the commitment

Loving: the sun plus longer days
 Celebrating: this little guy turning ELEVEN!!!





Tuesday, March 5, 2013

March Scrappy News

Good Monday Morning!!!  (It was still morning when I started typing this newsletter)
How are you faring this beautiful and chilly morning?  I hope all is well in your world and that you’re enjoying the sunshine.  Spring is around the corner, has to be!  I am gearing up for some back to back weekends of work…I have some great classes planned, a whole slew of new layout kits using fabulous My Mind’s Eye lines ready to roll and more up my sleeve.  Hopefully, I can squeeze out some extra hours to work on more kits I have lined-up, I’m not holding my breath though.

Layout Kits
My layout kits are all designed by yours truly, agonizing for hours and hours (just kidding), to save you hours of agonizing.  I am introducing 3 kits this month – all using My Mind’s Eye line and all are TWO 2-pagers per kit.  Come by my booth and check them out (sneak peeks on my facebook page as well).  Limited quantities and once I sell out, I won’t be making more. 

Classes
Glimmer Mist 101 was a hit at both Scrap-a-Way and Cool Crops last month.  Glimmer Mist 101 - learn several different ways for coloring backgrounds and embellishments with spray inks.  Each participant will receive a bottle of glimmer mist of their choice plus 20% off products used in class. Class fee is $8.  I will be offering this class at the remainder of my events for this scrapbook season.
Along with the Glimmer Mist class, I will also be offering a layout class.  Mamarazzi Layout class - we will be learning how to use 6x6 paper papers to scrap 12x12 layouts. You will make a ONE and a TWO page layout. Class fee is $10.   I have limited quantities of these products and will be offering this class at Cool Crops Portsmouth 1 and Scrap-A-Way Mystic…sign up by email to guarantee your spot.

Just Scrappin’ All Day Crop in Charlton, MA
Upcoming dates are March 23, April 20 and May 11.  We are at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA.  Crop fee is $40 and the crop runs from 9am to 9pm. Included in the fee are goodies, prizes, make-n-take (sometimes a project, other times a 2 page layout), lunch and dinner.  Email me if you’re interested and your payment reserves your seat. 

Just Scrappin’ Weekend in Westboro
We also have TWO Just Scrappin’ Weekend in Westboro dates – June 21-23 and September 20-22.  Deposits are coming in steadily, if you haven’t sent yours in yet…get them in ASAP.  If you would like more info, the flyer is attached or you can email me.  Don’t miss out on these fun Just Scrappin’ weekends!!!

Bazzill Bulk Buy
Last but not least,  I am running yet another Bazzill Bulk Buy.  I’ve said it before, one cannot have too many sheets of Bazzill cardstock laying around.  This time, I matched colors to the Spring 2013 Pantone color choices.  If you’re not familiar with my Bazzill Bulk Buy, it’s an opportunity to purchase Bazzill cardstock at a discounted price.  I run this buy quarterly and $28 buys you 60 sheets of Bazzill.  More details and colors on HERE.  Papers will be in for delivery at Just Scrappin’ 3/23 crop, Cool Crops Seekonk and Scrap-a-way Seekonk.
 

Signing off…see you at one of my upcoming events!
Siewleng

Monday, March 4, 2013

March/April Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill paper at a reduced price.

  • The cost of this quarter's buy is $28.00
  • You will receive 60 sheets of Bazzill cardstock in 12 different colors. 5 sheets of each color.
  • Price includes tax.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Bazzill will be in for Just Scrappin, Col Crops Seekonk and Scrap-a-Way Seekonk.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost.
  • Order Deadline is noon Friday, 03/15/13.  Email me (sluvs2skrap@yahoo.com) to purchase. 
  • Payments - cash or check.
  • The colors are..
  1. Avalanche (grass cloth) - white
  2. Blackbird (grass cloth) - black
  3. Twilight Dark (prismatic) - Monaco Blue
  4. Ocean (canvas) - Dusk Blue
  5. Swimming Pool (criss cross) - Emerald
  6. Tropical (grass cloth) - Grayed Jade
  7. Tutu Pink (grass cloth) - Linen
  8. Ruby Slipper (grass cloth) - Poppy Red
  9. Snapdragon (grass cloth) - African Violets
  10. Lemon Lime (criss cross) - Tender Shoots
  11. Sunbeam (canvas) - Lemon Zest
  12. Terra Cotta (swiss dots) - Nectarine


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Signature Cocktails

When Cool Crops came up with their Cool Crops Cocktails, I decided that I needed to come up with some signature ribbon cocktails.  My favorite ribbon drink is the pink grapefruit margarita filled with yummy pinks reds and a dash of orange (triple sec) and silver (silver tequila).  These are limited editions and once gone, I won't be making more.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Scrappy News

First crop of 2013 is over and done with…waving at my friends from Scrap-A-Way Mystic…and I am raring to go.  It’s still insanely busy here at Hiraldo Home Base and I have no clue why.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  Maybe it’s the cooking daily or the part-time gig I picked up or the knitting I taught myself or pinterest or the kids’ extracurricular activities.  I don’t know what the culprit is but every minute of every day is occupied.  Did you like how I sneaked pinterest in there?  It definitely is a time suck but I love the visual bookmarking, so much easier to remember why I bookmarked that link.
 
Another time suck goes to ohh-ing and ahh-ing over the goodies that just came out at Winter CHA…my faves (faves of faves) are on my Scrappy Products I Love pinterest board.  In fact, I spent a good chunk of time this morning as well as half the weekend at Mystic shopping for and re-stocking  the store.  Boxes have started arriving and everything looks so yummy!!!  I need to get a few more things crossed off my to-do list before I can play…I’ll share when I do. 
 
One more thing that I shopped for this morning was the BAZZILL BULK BUY.  If you’re not familiar with it, it’s an opportunity to purchase Bazzill cardstock at a discounted price.  I run this buy quarterly and $26 buys you 60 sheets of Bazzill.  More details and colors on HERE.
 
Coming up in the next few months is a very busy schedule, check it out…
 
Just Scrappin’ All Day Crops in Charlton
Winter and Spring dates have been finalized for March 23, April 20 and May 11 (the day before Mother’s Day – isn’t that the perfect day to treat yourself?).  We are at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA.  Crop fee is $40 and the crop runs from 9am to 9pm. Included in the fee are goodies, prizes, make-n-take (sometimes a project, other times a 2 page layout), lunch and dinner.  Email me if you’re interested and your payment reserves your seat.
 
We also have TWO Just Scrappin’ Weekend in Westboro dates – June 21-23 and September 20-22.  Contact me for the flyer and registration info. 
 
I have also been working on my Time2Scrap Layout kits.  Shopping and designing layouts are the fun aspects of my job.  I have 2 new kits in stock…Baseball All Star and Birthday Memories.  There are a few more in line, I just need to get the non-fun aspect of my job over with, accounting.  Stay posted, I am planning to get a few more out (teen girl, travel, school, everyday moments…just to name a few) before my next event in February.
 
Stay warm…it is freezing out there! 
Siewleng