Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mothership Scrapbook Gal has a lot of friends that we collaborate with throughout the year.  Today, we are happy to thank all of our friends (and we hope we do not miss anyone!) for their help and support of our small business.

Fabulous & Inspiring Friends
Kathy Cano-Murillo, Crafty Chica
Laura Kelly, Laura Kelly Designs
Desi Masseai, [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes
Tania Fischer, Tania Fischer Design
Sara Barba, xoxorganizing
Lisa Cherry, The Makery
Leticia Arvizu, Crafty Amiga
Cathy Martell, Craft and Hobby Association
Su Pak, IEShineOn.com
Maegan Romanello, Maegs Bakes Cakes
Alyson Dias, I Love To Create
Alexa Westerfield, I Love To Create
Dawn Hilterbrand, Dough Ray Me Bakery
Sam Stager & Beverly Rubio, Packinghouse Brewing Co.
Beth Wright, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Joe Morrison, Joe Morrison Photography
Jennifer Veal, For You to Notice
Sonya Tucker, Hope and Stay
Linda Arroyo, Chula Bling
Elisa Bilios, Independent Mary Kay Consultant

Delicious Eats, Drinks & Bakeries
Packinghouse Brewing Co., Riverside
Sweet Epies Bakery, Riverside
Augies Coffeehouse, Riverside
Something Sweet by Serina, Riverside
The Salted Pig, Riverside
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Riverside
Peeves Public House, Fresno
Delifornia, Anaheim
Dough Ray Me Bakery, Madera
AguaCon
Copa De Vino Wine

Maker Spaces
Makers Mill, Upland
The Makery, Anaheim

Retail Spaces
VIP Pharmacy, Chino
Hecho Con Carino / Olvera Street, Los Angeles
Heirloom, Claremont
Dough Ray Me Bakery, Madera

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Crafty Chica Card Kits are in stock now!!!

I am very excited to announce that I have Crafty Chica Card Kits in stock now!!!

All supplies are included for a fabulous greeting card for a friend or family member.  Kathy made some cards and added her own touches too - they are amazing!  Please note in your payment whether you want a RED, BLUE OR YELLOW Card Kit.  Supplies are limited and colors are not guaranteed.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Party Planning: #DoYourRanch

I am so excited to share a quick party planning tip with you - it's a delicious RECIPE!  I am in the #DoYourRanch campaign with the #LaurasAreCool gang - and they are so cool let me tell you.

I took my FAVORITE GO-TO SPINACH DIP and made it even tastier by adding a 1/2 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix!  This dip is so easy as it only has 6 ingredients and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.  I actually shared it before on a post this summer!  To see the basic recipe, click here.

Here is the #DoYourRanch version:

#DoYourRanch - Hot Spinach Dip Recipe

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 can diced green chiles (4oz)
1 jar of marinated artichoke hearts (6 oz) / drain, rinse and dice
1 box of frozen chopped spinach (10 oz) / thaw, rinse and dice
1/2 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix
Optional: Roast and dice 2-3 yellow chilis, this will give the dip a nice medium kick.

Step 1:  Mix all of the above ingredients.
Step 2:  Heat in microwave for 3-5 minutes. 
Step 3: Broil until top layer is brown, approximately 4-5 minutes.

Serve with Corn or Tortilla Chips & enjoy!

Enter to win the fun GIVEAWAY below for a chance to win a $75 Gift Card to Color Me Mine or a local Duncan Ceramic Studio in your area and of course - yummy Ranch Dip Mix Packets! 

Good Luck!
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Got CRAFT Coupons?

It's that time of year - Miss Rina is busy shopping and couponing for the holidays!  We are so excited to have Sara Barba of xoxorganizing offer her tips on craft store coupons.

Craft coupons (paper and electronic) and gift cards are the best! The question is- where does one keep their stash? 

Here are a few tips:

  • Keep paper coupons in the same place so you always know where to find them
  • Keep your paper coupons accessible
  • Make sure you're aware of your inventory by looking through your stash every couple weeks
  • Incorporate taking your paper coupon with you when you go shopping
  • Document the date (date= expiration date minus 3 months) in your calendar, giving yourself plenty of time to get to your favorite craft store

For phone apps and electronic coupons for craft stores like Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft and Hobby Lobby:  set a reminder on your phone to remind you of when your coupons expire. Set your reminders, at least, one week before you know your coupon will expire. This will give you plenty of time to drive to your favorite craft store and pick up what you need.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team: November "Favorite Recipes" Challenge

I am so happy to share that Eileen Hull's latest collection "Vintage Kitchen" of Sizzix dies will be available in December!  It is rather delightful to be able to "craft and play" with her die samples before they get released.  These dies are perfect for holiday crafting and every day projects.

You may recall my creative use of her COOKIE JAR die!  Here is my lovely Lip Gloss Container - it is so fun and it helps me to start my day off with a smile.
For this project I used the following products:
- Sizzix Big Die - Cookie Jar
- Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box, Make-It-3-D
- Gold glitter paper
- Washi Tape
- Fun quote by Actress Mindy Kaling
- White paper
- Paper with lips (Nikki Sivils) and circle punch
- Sequin bow embellishment
Tape Runner
- Foam dots
Step 1:  Run the Sizzix Dies and glitter paper to get the perfect cuts for your lip gloss container.  Adhere the container together with Aleene's Tacky Glue (you may want to use clothespins to help too.)

Step 2:  Cut quote and white paper (mount the quote on the white paper) to fit the Cookie Jar, adhere with tape runner.

Step 3:  Cut the washi tape to look like a flag, adhere with tape runner or foam dots.

Step 4:  Adhere the sequin bow embellishment with foam dots.

Step 5:  Use a circle punch to add a fun embellishment to the side of the container.  I used some scrapbook paper by Nikki Sivils that had lips!

What would you craft up with the "Vintage Kitchen" Cookie Jar Die?  Let me know!

Check out Eileen's post this month and enter to win her "Art with Heart Challenge" drawing to win some awesome crafting goodies.  Click here to go to Eileen's blog.
For those who were following the Paper Trail... Eileen is home safe and sound.  She is such an inspiration to me and she definitely was a Wonder Woman handling countless meetings, events and teaching for 52 days and driving to 22 states!  Can you tell I'm pretty proud to count her as a friend and mentor :) 

Happy November!

- Miss Rina


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