Wednesday, January 28, 2015

We now have an Etsy Shop!!!

We are so excited to announce that our 

Check it out today:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

OttLite Giveaway: A Craft Room Essential

I am very excited to host a Giveaway for an OttLite 13w Folding Task Lamp.  We used these awesome lamps at the Crafty Happy Hour we hosted at the CHA Mega Show Block Party.  I have been a long time fan of OttLite, they are superb quality lamps and are ideal for a craft room or home office.  

OttLite is the originator of natural daylight technology, with a variety of innovative and functional lighting products that help you do what you love, longer!

Here are the features of this OttLite:

  • Compact and Portable - this lamp is ideal for traveling
  • Multi-position shade lets you easily adjust the light angle over your projects
  • Automatic on/off operation
  • Convenient carry handle
  • Helps to show colors accurately
  • You can see fine print and details clearly 
  • Reduces eyestrain and glare
  • Energy efficient and earth friendly
  • Bulb rated to last up to 10,000 hours
  • Fun colors ~ Pink, Green and Blue
Here we are at the CHA Mega Show Block Party using out OttLite 13w Folding Task Lamps!  The lamps were very important to our set up since the CHA Mega Show Block Party was a night event.
Special thanks are in order to OttLite for providing the Pink and White 13w Folding Task Lamps for the Crafty Happy Hour at the CHA Mega Show Block Party. 

Thank you OttLite for this fun GIVEAWAY too!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  This is not a compensated blog post.  OttLite was a named sponsor of the Crafty Happy Hour at the CHA Mega Show Block Party on January 9, 2015 and is generously providing this Giveaway for Mothership Scrapbook Gal blog readers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sweet Deal Alert: Love Custom Stamp by Laura Kelly for Expressionery

Love.  It's such a simple word, with a lot of meaning.  To me, it's about caring actions, family, friendship, trust, happiness and well just LOVE!!!

As you know, I put a lot of LOVE into my crafting projects.  So, I was elated to get the latest "Love Heart Custom Stamp" by Laura Kelly for Expressionery while I was at the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim.  Even better than this awesome stamp, I got to spend time with Laura during CHA.  Here are Laura and I in the I Love to Create Booth. 
Here are some ways I plan to use my Expressionery Love Heart Custom Stamp:
  • Valentine crafts
  • Tags for baked goods and recipe cards too
  • On the envelope of handmade cards or the back of handmade cards
  • On stickers (circle or square) so that I can easily attach them on mail orders
  • On any crafts I make for my niece and nephew
  • Any holiday crafts such as:  Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I am very excited to share with YOU a great deal on this Love Heart Custom Stamp - with a 60% discount for a limited time!   This deal is good from today through 1/23/15, so get yours today.  Use the PROMO CODE:  LKLOVE for the 60% discount.  

Buy it here:  

Here are some other fun details from Expressionery about the Laura Kelly Love Heart Custom Stamp:  Share a bit of your big heart with every envelope you address this year. Featuring whimsical, hand-drawn cursive, this stamp design feels personal and special. Customize with your address or a unique message and use your stamp on everything from envelopes to wrapping paper! Stamp includes a black ink cartridge for thousands of impressions. If your personalized text is too long, don't fret... call Expressionery at (866) 521-6211 and they may be able to custom set your order.

Expressionery is an outstanding online stationery store - they were recently featured on the Today Show!!!  

Here is where you can find Expressionery online:


Let me know what you would create with the LOVE HEART CUSTOM STAMP!  I hope you buy it and check out the many items offered on Expressionery website, this a sweet "craft-tastic" deal and just in time for your Valentine's Day Crafts!


Miss Rina

Legal: Receive 60% off the Laura Kelly 'Love Heart Custom Stamp' for a limited time only when you use promo code "LKLOVE" at checkout. Valid on new orders through 1/23/2015.  Shipping fees and sales tax are separate. Prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. reserves the right to limit quantities or refuse orders.  

Disclosure:  This is a compensated blog post.  Mothership Scrapbook Gal/Rina Gonzales also received a custom stamp to sample and prepare this blog post.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Crafty Happy Hour - Be My Valentine Edition

You are invited!
Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal for
Crafty Happy Hour - Be My Valentine Edition
at Packinghouse Brewing Co's Pint Night

Packinghouse Brewing Co.
6421 Central Ave, Suite 101-A
Riverside, CA 92504

Date: Friday, February 6
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:  $5-10 per project
Theme:  Be My Valentine

Crafty Happy Hour at Packinghouse Brewing Co. is a night of crafts + craft beers. It's your time to create, enjoy and unwind. No crafting experience is required. All embellishments such as pre-punched papers, stamped sentiments, stickers, buttons and adhesives are provided. Make a special handmade card in about 7-10 minutes.

This event is open to everyone - all ages - crafters and non-creative gals and guys - my crafty team and I will help you.  Feel free to bring your friends and family. Parents are welcome to bring their children too.

In order to make sure that Crafty Happy Hour continues to appear in fun venues please show your appreciation for our host venue by considering a food or drink purchase. Please be sure to have a designated driver for those who will be enjoying the delicious craft beer!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY Inspiration Jar for 2015

DIY in the New Year with an Inspiration Jar

I am so excited to share a new DIY craft with you!

With the new year we start fresh, we have a clean slate and can make a new path for ourselves.  I have a craft that is perfect to document happy times and accomplishments in 2015 -- it is a "Inspiration Jar"!  Far too often we will get down on ourselves when things are not going our way.  This jar is a way to focus on goodness and goals you have achieved.  For this month, I already have so many good things to write about and include in my jar:

January 2015:  Hosting Crafty Happy Hour at the Annual Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show in Anaheim ... the Global Trade Show!!!

January 2015:  Began the month with a 4.25 mile hike with my sweetie in Palm Desert!  Yay for fitness and health!!!

Here are the supplies for this craft:

  • Glass jar, could be a recycled spaghetti jar!
  • Duck tape
  • Note pad paper
  • Non-stick scissors and/or craft knife

  • Stickers (on the outside of the jar you can put fun and inspirational sentiments like "2015 is my year" or "I"m awesome" or "Good Stuff")
  • Scrapbook papers, in a theme/color that you like

Step 1
Get your jar and be sure it's clean, give it an extra wipe of glass cleaner so it sparkles - just like you will in 2015!

Step 2
Select a fun Duck Tape to cover your lid with.  There are so many fun prints and you can get the tape anywhere that sells craft or hardware supplies.  I get my tapes at Michaels, Target and Wal-Mart.  If you want to be ultra-crafty you can work to line up your duct tape patterns so they lid looks seamless.  But, that is not required!  Use your scissors and/or craft knife to cut the tape to fit the lid.

Step 3
Decorate the outside of the jar with stickers and if you like - you can line the inside of the jar with a decorative scrapbook paper.  My sample jar (above) was for a special "Surfer Girl"!

Step 4
Write down all the goodness that happens to you on a weekly/monthly basis!  When you are feeling down - look at this jar and realize that you are a success and be proud of the good things and goals you have already accomplished in 2015.

Go get it this year & Happy DIY-ing to you!

Mothership Scrapbook Gal

We will see you at Crafty Happy Hour!

Join Mothership Scrapbook Gal at her Crafty Happy Hour - Valentine's Edition!

Friday, February 6th
5:30-7:30 pm
Packinghouse Brewing Co.
6421 Central Ave, Suite 101-A
Riverside, California 

We will be making Valentine Craft Projects including handmade cards, cost per project is $5-10  and our Pop Shop will be set up with plenty of Valentine Gifts too!


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