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! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 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 $26.00
  • 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 Seekonk and Cool Crops Andover.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost.
  • Order Deadline is noon Monday, 01/28/13.  Email me ( to purchase. 
  • Payments - cash or check.
  • The colors are..
  1. Diamond (bling) - white
  2. Black Tie (bling) - black
  3. Avalanche (grass cloth) - neutral
  4. Frosted Yellow (prismatic) - yellow
  5. Yukon Gold (grass cloth) - orange
  6. Ballet (swiss dots) - pink
  7. Kisses (criss cross) - red
  8. Irish Eyes (swiss dots) - green
  9. North Sea (grass cloth) - blue
  10. Love Potion (grass cloth) - purple
  11. Tawny Light (prismatic) - brown
  12. Ash (grass cloth) - gray

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Busy Hands

We embarked on our annual trip to Florida for the Christmas holidays and this year instead of flying, we drove.  We thought it was high time the boys experienced a road trip...mind you they sit in a plane for a 14 hour flight, what difference does 19 hours in a car make.  But it needed to be experienced so off we went.  I taught myself to knit a few weeks before we left and brought along some things to keep my hands busy...a couple balls of yarn and pair of needles.  While the Mr did the bulk of the driving I knitted and taught the boys how to finger knit.
That wasn't enough though...I wanted to document this trip and thought a mini SMASH album would be the perfect size.  I brought everything in a plastic case...slightly bigger than a pencil box and the album.  We worked on it at stops, our destination and during the drive.  Mostly I had Q&A's and recorded everyone's answers.  I took pictures with my iPhone, edited them using the Pic Stitch app and uploaded them for printing using the Printicular app (prints 4x4 at Walgreens). 
Easy Peasy!!!  A little extra touches when we got home and I have a complete travel journal :)  Have you scrapped on the go?  How did you do it?  Would you like to see more pages in the album?  Leave a comment!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013!!!

Just wanted to pop into this space to wish you and yours a Happy New Year.  May it be a year that is filled with peace, happiness, and togetherness.